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Strong Public Support for Action on Jobs

The public is hungry for the ideas the president is calling for in his American Jobs Act, says Ruy Teixeira.

By Ruy Teixeira | Monday, September 26, 2011

Lessons of 9/11

The public shows a different approach to fighting terrorism than conservatives 10 years after that fateful day, writes Ruy Teixeira.

By Ruy Teixeira | Monday, September 19, 2011

Public Ready for American Jobs Act

The public supported the ideas in President Obama’s jobs proposal before his speech last Thursday, writes Ruy Teixeira.

By Ruy Teixeira | Monday, September 12, 2011

Focus on Jobs, Don’t Mess with Medicare and Social Security

Ruy Teixeira parses recent public opinion polls to discern America’s mood about jobs versus cuts to government safety net programs.

By Ruy Teixeira | Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Public Shows No Love for Tea Party, Bush

The public still thinks President Bush deserves most of the blame for our current economic problems, and its view of the Tea Party is dropping, writes Ruy Teixeira.

By Ruy Teixeira | Monday, August 29, 2011

“Yes” for Public School Choice, “No” for Vouchers

The public wishes conservatives would give up their futile pursuit to give parents public money to send their kids to private schools, writes Ruy Teixeira.

By Ruy Teixeira | Monday, August 22, 2011

Unfinished Business After the Debt Deal

The public’s priorities are jobs, not cutting spending, and they want higher taxes on the wealthy to help lower the deficit, says Ruy Teixeira.

By Ruy Teixeira | Monday, August 8, 2011

Leave Medicare Out of It

New polls show the public doesn’t want Medicare cuts to even be considered in deficit reduction discussions, says Ruy Teixeira.

By Ruy Teixeira | Monday, August 1, 2011

Who’s on Whose Side?

The public is starting to think conservatives’ unwillingness to compromise on the debt ceiling is an expression of their loyalty to corporations and the rich, says Ruy Teixeira.

By Ruy Teixeira | Monday, July 25, 2011

Hey Policymakers, Don’t Forget about Jobs!

The public cares more about jobs than the political haggling over the debt limit, says Ruy Teixeira.

By Ruy Teixeira | Monday, July 18, 2011

Hands Off Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid!

The public is more concerned with maintaining Medicare and Social Security benefits than reducing the deficit as soon as possible, writes Ruy Teixeira.

By Ruy Teixeira | Monday, July 11, 2011

Public Calls for Action on Housing

The battered housing market is off Congress’s radar, but the public wants lawmakers to pay more attention, writes Ruy Teixeira.

By Ruy Teixeira | Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Marriage Equality: Have We Reached the Tipping Point?

We have reached a tipping point on support for full marital rights for same-sex couples, writes Ruy Teixeira.

By Ruy Teixeira | Monday, June 20, 2011

The Public on How to Do (and Not Do) Deficit Reduction

Conservatives and the public have very different ideas for reducing the country’s budget deficits, observes Ruy Teixeira.

By Ruy Teixeira | Monday, June 13, 2011

What Part of “No” Don’t Conservatives Understand?

Conservatives continue to push a plan to radically change Medicare despite poll after poll showing strong public opposition, writes Ruy Teixeira.

By Ruy Teixeira | Monday, June 6, 2011