Bush Unpopular in Europe, Seen As Unilateralist
Introduction and Summary George W. Bush is highly unpopular with the publics of the major nations of Western Europe. By wide margins, people in Germany, France, Great Britain and Italy all disapprove of his handling of international policy, and the American president does not inspire much more confidence in these countries than does Russian President […]
America’s Place in the World II
Introduction and Summary The post-Cold War era may be less than a decade old, but Americans whose views help shape U.S. foreign policy have grown remarkably comfortable with it. Compared to four years ago when they were deeply troubled, American Opinion Leaders today see the world as a better place, where U.S. influence is enhanced […]
Bill Clinton’s Big Lead and The Electoral College
Also: Tax Cuts and Deficit Reduction In What Context?; Chance Error and Horse Race Leads
Chance Error and Bill Clinton’s Political Fortunes
The big difference this week between the CNN/USA/Gallup poll and ABC/WP poll is the first major polling disparity of the ’96 campaign. Gallup’s results indicate that support for the President has tumbled sharply, while the GOP leadership is viewed more favorably than a month ago. In sharp contrast, the ABC/WP poll found no trend away […]
Clinton Successes Repair Image
Report Summary As his first year in office comes to a close, Bill Clinton has significantly repaired his personal image. Although his approval ratings have yet to reach the 50% mark, Americans have a vastly improved impression of the President’s ability to accomplish his goals than they had earlier in the year.
Clinton’s Press Judged as Less Fair than Bush’s and Reagan’s
REPORT SUMMARY Many Americans think the press is being unfair to Bill Clinton, and the public most often complains that the media has come to an earlier judgment about this President’s performance than it did about his predecessors. But the public does not blame the press for being too critical of Bill Clinton, nor for causing […]
Less Support For Clintonomics Over The Back Fence
REPORT SUMMARY A substantial majority of the American people continues to support Bill Clinton’s economic program, even as an uneasy and critical tone dominates the conversations and discussions of the plan among a remarkably high proportion of the public. At the same time, the poll also finds most Americans seemingly willing to wait for a […]
Bush’s “Quiet Popularity” Higher that Reagan’s After Year in White House
Report Summary As George Bush completes his first year in the White House, he is far more popular than Ronald Reagan was eight years ago, but the American public doesn’t think so; and that perception may prove to be as important to the President as his actual standing in the opinion polls.