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Ezra Klein Archive: Polls

Where policy polls go awry

I think polls are quite good at telling you the public’s level of support for a particular party or politician, and even level of support for a particular bill or law. But polls tend to really confuse people by also...

By Ezra Klein  | March 11, 2011; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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How Americans want -- and don't want -- to balance the budget

The quick version of the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll everyone is talking about: Voters don't like deficits or most of the things that have to be done to reduce deficits. They disapprove of cutting most government programs but sometimes...

By Ezra Klein  | March 3, 2011; 11:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
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Unions polling well, Scott Walker polling poorly

Are unions popular? Sort of. According to a new NYT/CBS poll, a third of Americans view them favorably, a quarter of Americans view them unfavorably, and the rest are undecided. But are efforts to attack unions popular? Not at...

By Ezra Klein  | March 1, 2011; 10:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (86)
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How the media covers court rulings on the ACA in two charts

Nancy Pelosi's office is sending this around, and it's worth posting: The graph is based off of data Steven Benen pulled together. As I've written before, I'm sympathetic to the argument that pro-ACA rulings simply ratify the status quo and...

By Ezra Klein  | February 24, 2011; 3:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Americans think we're spending too much on defense, in one chart

From Gallup: So why are we spending so much on defense, and protecting it from real cuts even as Pell grants go under the knife? The problem isn't the polls. It's a learned understanding of the politics. Democratic presidents believe...

By Ezra Klein  | February 15, 2011; 2:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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What do Americans want from Congress this year?

Incentives for alternative energy, it seems:...

By Ezra Klein  | February 2, 2011; 3:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Americans do not want repeal, Ezra Klein , January 26, 2011
The weird polling on repeal, Ezra Klein , January 18, 2011
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Obama brand remains surprisingly strong, Ezra Klein , December 17, 2010
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Stay weird, 2010, Ezra Klein , October 5, 2010
Are we a center-right nation?, Ezra Klein , September 30, 2010
Why the Democrats will lose the midterm election, Ezra Klein , September 21, 2010
Who will lead the Republicans?, Ezra Klein , September 17, 2010
Health-care reform polling poorly, Ezra Klein , September 16, 2010
Portrait of a frustrated electorate, Ezra Klein , August 12, 2010
Obama and the left, Ezra Klein , August 10, 2010
A chart is worth a thousand words, Ezra Klein , July 13, 2010
Daily Kos poll fraud, Ezra Klein , June 30, 2010
Was Medicare popular when it passed?, Ezra Klein , March 17, 2010
The polling memo everyone is reading, Ezra Klein , March 12, 2010
Is health-care reform popular?, Ezra Klein , February 23, 2010
Passing health-care reform: Still a good idea, Ezra Klein , February 11, 2010
Americans still want health-care reform, Ezra Klein , February 10, 2010
What Republicans believe about Barack Obama, Ezra Klein , February 2, 2010
Poll: Support for health-care reform rising, Ezra Klein , January 14, 2010
Ben Nelson in trouble back home, Ezra Klein , December 29, 2009
Smells like polarization, Ezra Klein , November 30, 2009
The filibuster is popular, Ezra Klein , November 19, 2009
The individual mandate is popular, Ezra Klein , October 20, 2009
Public option more popular than bipartisanship, Ezra Klein , October 19, 2009
American Values, Ezra Klein , October 9, 2009
Will 2010 Be Another 1994?, Ezra Klein , October 2, 2009
The Personal, Unfair Recession, Ezra Klein , September 30, 2009
Kamikaze Obstructionism, Ezra Klein , September 23, 2009
Doctors Support the Public Option, Ezra Klein , September 14, 2009
The Tea Party vs. the Polls, Ezra Klein , September 14, 2009
Americans Hate Everyone, Believe Everything, Ezra Klein , August 19, 2009
Seniors and Health-Care Reform, Ezra Klein , August 6, 2009
How Much Would You Pay to Save the World?, Ezra Klein , June 25, 2009
 
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