Tales from the Trail

U.S. public says Giffords shooting, rhetoric unrelated

January 11, 2011

RTXWDK6_Comp-150x150Most Americans see no relation between the attempted assassination of congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and the political tactic of lacing vitriolic rhetoric with firearms analogies.

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/