Tales from the Trail

Tea party boosts Perry to top of GOP polls

August 29, 2011

Texas Governor Rick Perry has vaulted into the lead among Republicans vying for the nomination to oppose  President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election bid, according to several new  polls. And he may have the Tea Party to thank for it.

Americans want Tea Party ideas in Republican brew – poll

January 31, 2011

Americans think Republicans should listen to their Tea Party colleagues, not ignore them.

Poll finds Obama losing favor among independents

July 7, 2010

President Barack Obama’s approval rating is showing the steepest decline among independents, slipping below 40 percent for the first time in a year, according to a new Gallup poll. OBAMA/

Gallup poll: conservatives outnumber moderates and liberals

October 26, 2009

What’s in a political label?

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Well Gallup has found that more Americans identify themselves as conservatives than those who call themselves moderate or liberal.