Posts by Matthew Dickinson

 
 
 

Is Obama the Worst President of the Modern Era?

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I’ve received several requests to post something about this Quinnipiac survey of American adults released yesterday in which  33% of respondents say Barack Obama is the worst president among the 12 who have served since World War II. That tops … Continue reading

Sunday Shorts: Abramson, Pew and the Fabulous Baker Boy

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Howard Baker, the three-term Republican Senator from Tennessee, died last week at age 88. He was remembered, and deservedly so, as “the great conciliator” who in his eight years as the Republican Senate leader (including four as majority leader) forged … Continue reading

Why Obama’s Approval Is Bush League

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Three new national polls  came out recently showing President Obama’s approval ratings falling to the low 40% range, which puts them at or near the lowest of his presidency. The drop in support came in the wake of a series … Continue reading

Sorry, But We Are Still Not Polarized

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Stanford political science Professor Morris Fiorina, on whose research I relied heavily in writing my Politico piece analyzing the widely publicized results of the recent Pew survey on polarization  has written his own take on the subject in this Monkey … Continue reading

Sorry, But We Are Still Not Polarized

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Stanford political science Professor Morris Fiorina, on whose research I relied heavily in writing my Politico piece analyzing the widely publicized results of the recent Pew survey on polarization  has written his own take on the subject in this Monkey … Continue reading

Sunday Shorts: Why Is This President Smiling, and What Have Millennials Really Learned?

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Jack Goodman is constantly urging me to write more frequent, but shorter blog posts. In response, I’m introducing a new Sunday blog format, provisionally titled Sunday Shorts, that will touch briefly on political topics that I could not fit in … Continue reading

Are Americans Becoming More Liberal?

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Politico magazine has published a slightly revised version of my earlier post analyzing the highly publicized Pew Research Center survey that so many media outlets portrayed as evidence that we are living in “the divided United States of America”. (Note: … Continue reading