Tag Archive: polls

“Is It Murder Or Suicide?” and “Education, Politics & Racism”

I never want people to assume that just because I have questions about colleges and universities, I oppose education. It’s just that the current system makes no sense. For one thing, the cost of a college education has increased by 1,200% over the past three decades. That is twice the rate at which the cost of health care has soared. But at least until Obama tossed the monkey wrench known as the Affordable Care Act into the works, health care just kept getting better. Is there anyone who would suggest that’s been true about education, which has come to be better known as indoctrination?

You Know the Difference Between Genius and Stupidity?

Sometimes I wonder why pollsters ask the American people about anything.  What’s the point?  I mean, would Gallup ask someone from Uzbekistan if he thinks Mickey Mantle was a better centerfielder than Willie Mays? Would the NBC/Wall Street Journal polling outfit ask the average man on the street in Kabul if he prefers Canali or…

If Obama Thinks He Inherited a Mess Four Years Ago …

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I was part of a political panel over the weekend on the upcoming election.  The first question was this:  Given the weak economy, given the large number of Americans who can’t find a job, and given that most Americans think the country is on the wrong track, why isn’t Mitt Romney way out ahead? Good…

Bad News for Barack Obama?

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Another day another poll.  This one from The Hill, the Washington paper for political junkies.  It was taken on September 2, just after the GOP convention in Tampa, of 1,000 likely voters. And the results don’t look good for Barack Obama. Fifty-two percent of likely voters say the nation is in “worse condition” now than…