Focus on Political Science

Focus on Political Science

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A September 27 Rasmussen poll found overwhelming support for term limits for Congress.

A September 26 Gallup poll found the highest level of dissatisfaction with how the nation is being governed in the history of the poll.

A September 26 Winthrop University poll of South Carolina Republicans found that three-fourths believe Barack Obama is a socialist, a third believe he was born in another country, and 30 percent believe he is a Muslim.

A September 23 Gallup poll found that Barack Obama continues to compare favorably to George W. Bush, but not compared to Bill Clinton.

A September 22 Pew poll found increasing public distrust of the media.

On September 16, the Center for American Progress published a study about the constitutional implications of the Tea Party agenda.

A September 15 Bloomberg poll found that by a 45 percent to 20 percent margin, people are inclined to blame Republicans over President Obama for what’s gone wrong in Washington.

On August 23, the Congressional Research Service published a report on the beginning and ending dates for U.S. wars throughout history.

I last posted items on this topic on September 15.

Bruce Bartlett is an American historian and columnist who focuses on the intersection between politics and economics. He blogs daily and writes a weekly column for The Fiscal Times. Bartlett has written for Forbes Magazine and Creators Syndicate, and his work is informed by many years in government, including as a senior policy analyst in the Reagan White House. He is the author of seven books including the New York Times best-seller, Imposter: How George W. Bush Bankrupted America and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy (Doubleday, 2006).

Bruce Bartlett’s columns focus on the intersection of politics and economics. The author of seven books, he worked in government for many years and was senior policy analyst in the Reagan White House.