Very Able, but Character, Compassion and Extreme Views Questioned
Report Summary Newt Gingrich is an enigma to the public. On balance, Americans approve of the job he is doing as Speaker of the House, but they are wary of his character, concerned about his extreme points of view, and wonder about his compassion. There is much more of a consensus that he has the […]
Strong Support for Minimum Wage Hike and Preserving Entitlements
Report Summary While the Contract for America is getting all the play in Washington these days, there is still a lot of New Deal thinking in the rest of the country. No fewer than 79% of respondents in the latest Times Mirror Center survey say they approve of Bill Clinton’s proposal to increase the minimum […]
GOP Leads Among Likely Voters, But Democrats Making Gains
Report Summary Going into the final days of the campaign, a nationwide Times Mirror survey finds the Republican party with about enough popular support to capture control of the House of Representatives, but not enough to guarantee such an outcome. Further, the trends observed in the survey suggest that the Democrats may narrow the margin […]
Democrats Recover But GOP’s Turnout Edge Looms Large
Report Summary The latest nationwide Times Mirror Center voter survey reveals considerably more support for Democratic congressional candidates than just a few weeks ago. But the survey continues to show an unprecedented plurality of registered voters inclined to vote Republican. More importantly, as the election nears, it also finds the GOP with a sizeable lead […]
Democratic Congressional Prospects Worsen
Report Summary A majority of Americans say they are inclined to vote for a Republican congressional candidate this fall. If they act on their intentions, it will be the first time in modern political history that the GOP carries the popular vote.
Perot is Back
Report Summary Ross Perot’s surge in the polls is drawing somewhat more support from Bill Clinton than from George Bush, and the third party candidate seems poised to make more gains that might further narrow Bill Clinton’s nationwide margin.
Clinton Maintains Lead as Bush Campaign Struggles
Report Summary Bill Clinton is in as solid a position with American voters as was George Bush four years ago at this time. The Arkansas Governor’s 53% to 38% lead over President Bush has stabilized and his support is as firm as Bush’s was in September of 1988.
Clinton Converts One in Three Voters
Report Summary The American electorate has changed its allegiances more dramatically and rapidly in recent weeks than perhaps ever before in campaign history. However, the size of the shift is so large and the commitment of voters to its recipient, Governor Bill Clinton of Arkansas, is so tenuous, that voting intentions could again change dramatically […]
Clinton Bounce Begins
Report Summary On the eve of the Democratic Convention, Governor Bill Clinton has taken a giant step toward improving his personal image. A Times Mirror poll conducted on Wednesday and Thursday evening of this week finds 59% of the voting age public having a favorable impression of the Democratic candidate VS. 34% unfavorable. This is […]
Campaign ’92: Survey VIII
Report Summary On the eve of the national political conventions the American electorate is composed of three generations that are likely to play vastly different roles in the coming election. Americans over 50 may be the first generation of older people in modern history to spearhead a political revolution, and middle-aged people, clustered in the […]
Year of the Outsider
Report Summary Unannounced candidate Ross Perot has pulled ahead of George Bush and Bill Clinton in the latest nationwide Times Mirror survey, but for all the talk of Perot’s connection with voters, his strength against Bush and Clinton is almost matched by non candidate Norman Schwartzkopf.
Bush/Clinton/Perot: An Analysis of the Standings
Report Summary Times Mirror’s Survey V in the series “Campaign 92” indicated a virtual three way tie between the three presidential candidates if the election were held today. But the survey’s principal focus was on the nature and intensity of voter support for each of the candidates, and voter knowledgability about where each of the […]
Verdict in L.A.
Report Summary The civil disturbance in Los Angeles that followed the Rodney King verdict has taken its toll on George Bush’s standing with the voters. Times Mirror’s latest nationwide survey, conducted April 30 – May 3 finds the President deadlocked with Democratic challenger Bill Clinton and Independent candidate Ross Perot. 33% of the 1301 respondents […]
Electability: Bush, Clinton & Congress
Report Summary The American political landscape is marked by what appears to be the early stages of a massive voter rebellion against their presidential choices and their check kiting Congressmen. Times Mirror’s latest survey finds that discontent with Congress as an institution is coming home to affect individual incumbent members of Congress. Thirty-nine percent of […]
Campaign ’92 Survey III
Report Summary While the eyes of Washington have been focused on the presidential primaries, most Americans have paid much more attention to the Mike Tyson rape trial, the Winter Olympics, and reports about the U.S. economy.
New Hampshire and The Nation
Report Summary In New Hampshire the President’s approval ratings are in the thirties, satisfaction with the nation’s course is in the teen’s and nearly half the state’s voters describe economic conditions as a depression. Yet, George Bush leads Pat Buchanan by a 66% to 20% margin among likely Republican voters, and the entire electorate divides […]
Americans want Bush call for Public Works/Job Program
Report Summary With the State of the Union Address days away, a majority of the American people (52 percent) want President George Bush to call for a public works program to put the unemployed back to work as their first choice to revitalize the economy. President Bush’s job approval rating continues to drop (46%) as […]
On the Eve of ’92: Fault Lines In the Electorate
Report Summary Dissatisfaction with the way things are going in the country has now reached pre-Reagan economic recovery levels with over six in ten expressing fundamental discontent with the country’s course. Yet the President’s rating at 55% approve, 33% disapprove is at least as good if not better than that of recent GOP predecessors who […]
Two In Three Want Candidates To Discuss Economic Issues
Report Summary A survey by the Times Mirror Center for the People and the Press finds a public far more interested in the state of the economy than in any other potential issue in the 1992 presidential campaign. Voters say they want to hear more about where presidential candidates stand on issues than they have […]