12:14 PM, Mar 25, 2015 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Seems the answer, according to Gallup, is Not so much.
Recent polling data shows that:
The amount Americans worry about the various [environmental] threats tends to rise and recede in unison, with concern higher in the late 1980s and early 1990s during the revival of environmentalism, and in the late 1990s and early 2000s amid the economic boom. Since then, Americans' worry has fallen, with concern dipping to record lows on most issues in 2010 or 2011. The current level of worry on each issue remains at or near those record lows
And what they do worry about tends to be those threats of an immediate nature as:
Americans express the greatest worry about pollution of drinking water …
… the least about global warming or climate change.
The road goes on forever, and the party never ends.1:05 PM, Mar 15, 2015 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Busy week for Washington and the political class it succors. So busy that a headline screaming for the attention of our leaders came and went barely leaving a footprint.
12:49 PM, Feb 19, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
More than three-quarters of likely voters say negotiations with Iran should have the goal of stopping the regime in Tehran from ever getting nuclear weapons capability. According to a new poll from Republican pollster John McLaughlin, likely voters were asked about the United States's current "secret negotiations" with Iran.
8:01 AM, Feb 18, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
It was more than 20 years in the past that a Bush and a Clinton faced off against each other in a presidential election. Back in 1992, that was incumbent GOP president George Bush and his successful Democratic challenger Bill Clinton. Twenty-three years later, Bush's son Jeb and Clinton's wife Hillary are gearing up for their own presidential runs, and according to a new CNN poll, more Americans see the Democrat as representing the future than they do the Republican.
Only 17% think the president should focus on new spending programs.5:33 PM, Jan 20, 2015 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Washington and the political class are as excited as Hollywood on Oscar night. It’s the … State of the Union. Which is to say … another partisan political speech, only longer.
Unsurprisingly, the public isn’t buying what the speech will be selling and probably won’t be watching anyway.
'Fact'9:48 AM, Nov 4, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Election Day has just begun, but MSNBC is already saying it's a "fact" that minority voters are being disenfranchised in Texas:
"This voter I.D. law, I can tell you for a fact, is going to disenfranchise voters--disproportionately minority voters," MSNBC reporter Zach Roth said live from Texas.
5:01 PM, Nov 3, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Attorney General Eric Holder is dispatching "federal election monitors" to polls tomorrow for Election Day.
"As Americans across the country prepare to vote in tomorrow's midterm elections, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Department of Justice has dispatched federal monitors to polling places around the country," reads the press release from the Department of Justice.
11:40 AM, Nov 3, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
The New Hampshire Senate race could go either way, with Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen locked in a dead heat with Republican challenger Scott Brown. A pair of polls show both candidates with their own one-point lead, and the Real Clear Politics average of polls has Shaheen with less than a point advantage.
Hosted by Michael Graham.2:35 PM, Oct 27, 2014 • By TWS PODCAST
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with staff writer Jay Cost on the state of play, eight days out from the midterm elections.