2:21 PM, Jun 16, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
The War on Terror may be over but the warriors seem to be keeping busy. Which could mean that those already in captivity should be kept there and that space should be available as more are captured.
Something a majority of Americans seem to appreciate as, in a recent Gallup poll:
Twenty-nine percent of Americans support closing the terrorist detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and moving its prisoners to U.S. prisons, while two in three (66%) oppose the idea. Despite the recent controversy surrounding the release of five Taliban prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay in exchange for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Berghdal's release from Afghanistan, Americans' views have barely budged since 2009.
If the recent release of five high-profile prisoners from the facility at Guantanamo was a way of testing public opinion, then it seems attitudes haven’t changed. Much as some might wish otherwise.
10:00 AM, May 21, 2014 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
A new poll suggests that finding employment, particularly for the long-term unemployed, continues to be a struggle for Americans. The poll, conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Express Employment Professionals, asked questions of 1,500 unemployed adult Americans last month.
Majority want Republicans in charge of Congress to check president.7:15 AM, Apr 29, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Barack Obama's approval rating is at its lowest ever, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. Just 41 percent of American adults approve of his job as president, with 52 percent saying they disapprove. That's the worst rating Obama has received in a Post-ABC poll since he became president in 2009.
Hosted by Michael Graham.4:40 PM, Apr 23, 2014 • By TWS PODCAST
THE WEEKLY STANDARD Podcast with editor William Kristol on his recent piece about why the NYT Arkansas Senate poll is bogus, and why the GOP still shouldn't be complacent.
3:02 PM, Apr 15, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott of Texas is more popular among female voters than his Democratic opponent, state senator Wendy Davis, according to a new poll from PPP. The Democratic polling firm found 51 percent of Texas voters support Abbott while 37 percent support Davis. That's not surprising, since Texas is a solidly Republican state.
5:14 PM, Feb 5, 2014 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
There hasn't been a lot of polling in the Nebraska Republican Senate primary so far, though the four way contest to succeed retiring senator Mike Johanns has been heating up. Today, ConservativeIntel released its poll of Nebraska showing that Shane Osborn and Ben Sasse are in a dead heat:
12:12 PM, Jan 27, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
The public does not approve of President Obama's "handling" of "The situation with Iran," according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
11:51 AM, Dec 26, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
The Russian people were polled, recently, on the question of which of their political figures is most popular. An alien notion in Russian politics, perhaps, but just the same, the question was asked and the people, knowing what is good for them, answered. In a surprise result:
4:34 PM, Dec 9, 2013 • By LEE SMITH
A new Pew Poll released today shows the American public does not support the White House’s interim deal over the Iranian nuclear program. Conducted by the Pew Research Center and USA TODAY two weeks after the November 24 agreement struck at Geneva between the P5+1 powers and Iran, the national survey finds that 43 percent disapprove of the agreement, 32 percent approve, while 25 percent do not have an opinion.
1:03 PM, Sep 16, 2013 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
A new USA Today/Pew poll on Obamacare is out today. According to the fine print on the poll, "Three years after President Obama signed his signature health care overhaul, Americans are as negative toward it as they have ever been, and disapproval of the president on the issue has reached a new high."
What inferences can we draw from this poll result? Well, here's the first paragraph of USA Today's write-up on the poll: