Last night James Zogby, president of the Arab American Institute, interviewed author Lawrence Wright on C-Span about his Al-Qaeda book, The Looming Tower, and alas made a hash of it.
The best thing about After Words, the book interview show, is that it pairs an author with someone who knows the subject and often comes Read More
Political Arithmetik looks at poll numbers since British officials foiled the airline terror plot and finds not much has changed.
“In polls taken since the British terror plot against airlines, five of the seven polls have shown a reduced Democratic advantage…Interestingly, the post-plot polling does not show any evidence for an upturn Read More
After Andrew Cuomo’s garish, painstakingly engineered walloping of his opponents in Buffalo, now what?
The polls, as we already noted, certainly don’t indicate the sort of laugher that the convention results suggest. (The last Zogby poll showed Mark Green within two points of Cuomo among likely voters.)
And in the last day, we’ve seen Read More
Way, way down near the end of the write-up of the latest New York Zogby poll is this:
The survey also showed that the two Democratic candidates for state attorney general, NYC Public Advocate Mark Green and former cabinet Secretary Andrew Cuomo, are locked in a tight battle for public support. Cuomo leads Read More
George W. Bush’s Presidency was sinking precipitously shortly before the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. On Aug. 27, 2001, the Zogby survey reported that the President had a positive rating of only 50 percent, and a negative rating of 49 percent. Thirteen days later, on Sept. 9, a Washington Post–Gallup poll gave him somewhat Read More
George W. Bush’s Presidency was sinking precipitously shortly before the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. On Aug. 27, 2001, the Zogby survey reported that the President had a positive rating of only 50 percent, and a negative rating of 49 percent. Thirteen days later, on Sept. 9, a Washington Post–Gallup poll gave him Read More
“If television viewers could have their way, fictional Democratic Congressman Matthew Santos would defeat fictional Republican Senator Arnold Vinick in the dramatic presidential race playing out on NBC’s The West Wing, a new MSNBC.com/Zogby International poll shows.”
This will, no doubt, recover the pollster the credibility he lost when he declared Kerry the Read More
With his anointment as the Republican Party’s official nominee to succeed Daniel Patrick Moynihan as U.S. Senator, Rick Lazio is enjoying a flood of favorable publicity from the media organs most determined to assist him. Conservatives who just weeks ago despaired of defeating Hillary Rodham Clinton are now taking solace in a recent poll that Read More
Rudolph Giuliani will bluster until he runs out of breath, but the city’s abrupt settlement of his foolish vendetta against the Brooklyn Museum of Art suggests he has noticed that he’s in trouble. What the Mayor not so long ago insisted was an issue of moral urgency, worth litigating at any expense, has turned abruptly Read More