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Polls Quotes by Charlie Cook, Ted Cruz, Ayanna Pressley, MJ Hegar, Bobby Jindal, E. B. White and many others.

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Charlie Cook
The Washington establishment think Republicans win elections by you don’t stand for anything, you keep your head down, you don’t rock the boat. You know what? Every time we do that, we get clobbered in the polls.
Ted Cruz
I don’t put too much stock in polls.
Ayanna Pressley
My district doesn’t come to vote to the polls against something because they fear something. They will come to the polls to vote for something because they are inspired by something.
MJ Hegar
My Christian faith teaches me marriage is between man and a woman. I’m not evolving with the polls. I’m not changing like Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama.
Bobby Jindal
The so-called science of poll-taking is not a science at all but mere necromancy. People are unpredictable by nature, and although you can take a nation’s pulse, you can’t be sure that the nation hasn’t just run up a flight of stairs.
E. B. White
In a poll commissioned by Time and CNN, two-thirds of American parents said they think that their children are spoiled.
Elizabeth Kolbert
We will accept no corporate PAC money, and we’re not going to be driven by the polls.
Eric Swalwell
This is partly a function of approval ratings. People pay attention [to polls] and start saying, ‘Lets take a more independent tack.’ It is frankly self-interest, self-preservation.
John Thune
Whereas our grandparents lived as if they had swallowed gyroscopes, we think and act as if we have swallowed Gallup polls.
Os Guinness
In 1956, I shall not go to the polls. I have not registered. I believe that democracy has so far disappeared in the United States that no ‘two evils’ exist. There is but one evil party with two names, and it will be elected despite all I can do or say.
W. E. B. Du Bois
Senator Martinez is not driven by polls; he is driven by the needs of the state of Florida and its 17 million constituents.
Mel Martinez
If Rosa Parks had taken a poll before she sat down in the bus in Montgomery, she’d still be standing.
Mary Frances Berry
No matter what you do, if your heart is ever true,
And his heart was true to Poll.
Francis Cowley Burnand
A brand new Telemundo poll says that three out of four Hispanics that vote nationwide have a negative opinion of Doanald Trump. They don’t like you.
Ted Cruz
Polls that have been taken by kindergarten, first- and second-grade teachers indicate that 30 percent of the kids have been deprived in some way so that they are physically unable to keep up with the class.
C. Everett Koop
The U.S. alleges it wants to democratize [the Middle East] whilst it seeks to reverse election results not legally or through polls, but by force, fostering chaos and supporting, financing and arming the corrupt.
Khaled Mashal
I think these movies are as much for people of that time as for people who weren’t born. For people who weren’t born, they see how leaders must act under a crisis situation, not trying to be re-elected or not trying to check polls, that they go from their gut check.
Kevin Costner
A Democratic strategy firm is trying to help them out. They did a new poll from – it`s a global strategy group. And they did a poll of both base Democrats and swing voting Democrats, trying to determine how to best harness this energy [ of leftist anger]. And maybe more importantly, how to message it.
Chuck Todd
The CIO put up half a million dollars for Roosevelt’s 1936 campaign and provided him with an immense group of active labor workers who played a large part in the sweeping victory he won at the polls.
John T. Flynn
Opinion polls show that millennials are focused, aspirational and entrepreneurial. The young people I meet want more freedom – to start firms, keep more of what they earn, and move to areas with opportunities without paying a fortune.
Liz Truss
Aside from Donald Trump, polls find [Hillary] Clinton to be the least-liked presidential candidate in recent history.
Tamara Keith
I look at what the polls say about attributes. I noticed in 2004 that George W. Bush led John Kerry by double digits for eight straight months on the question of who is more likely to take a position and stick with it.
Kellyanne Conway
If Hillary Clinton wants to win the White House, she’s gonna have to convince Americans they can trust her and if you seen the polls, they don’t. There’s one American who has faith in her, her husband Bill.
Eric Bolling
Of course I base all my election promises and policies on opinion polls
Kevin Rudd
A 1940 Gallup poll showed 83 percent of the public was against intervention. A good pretext was needed to gain support from an intransigent public.
Jim Marrs
I want the ones that stood up for the Tea Party when the Tea Party was being pilloried by the mainstream media. I like the Bachmanns and the Palins and the Wests and I like the Herman Cains, I like Thaddeus McCotter, I like fighters, and I don’t like the poll-tested ones.
Andrew Breitbart
If you are guided by opinion polls, you are not practicing leadership — you are practicing followership.
Margaret Thatcher
I wonder how far Moses would have gone if he’d taken a poll in Egypt? What would Jesus Christ have preached if he’d taken a poll in Israel? Where would the Reformation have gone if Martin Luther had taken a poll?
Harry S. Truman
A man who is influenced by the polls or is afraid to make decisions which make him unpopular is not a man to represent the welfare of the country.
Harry S. Truman
Those poll ratings go south, I think you have a Republican Party ready to begin different kinds of hearings than [Jason] Chaffetz is unwilling to have.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
Word is sort of spreading by itself, largely among young people. And if word gets out that young people can actually come out to the polls and, in fact, take over this election in order to liberate themselves from life-long debts, we could actually win.
Jill Stein
We must try again to be alive to what the people of our country really long for in our national life: forgiveness and grace, maturity and wisdom. …Our political leaders will know our priorities only if we tell them, again and again, and if those priorities begin to show up in the polls.
Peggy Noonan
But I was amazed at how organized the Palestinian election authority was, how competent they were in setting up their polling places and the poll workers they had.
Joe Biden
Let me tell you the polls that count, and those are the polls a couple of weeks before the election. That’s when the pollsters worry about holding onto their credibility. Those are the polls that everybody remembers.
Rush Limbaugh
We didn’t discover our values in a poll taken a week before the convention.
Ronald Reagan
A public-opinion poll is no substitute for thought.
Warren Buffett
A nationwide Harris Poll showed that the public favoured the use of Laetrile by a 30% margin. …In over 250 cases of cancer with which I have been associated, all of whom used (Laetrile, vitamin) B-17, not a single one had side effects as a result.
Leon Chaitow
Our own State Department polls say that 80 percent of Iraqis view the United States as an unpopular occupier.
Marty Meehan
Despite the administration’s long public information campaign, for many months polls have consistently indicated only 37 percent of those eligible for Medicare say they only partially understand the program.
Mike Fitzpatrick
My own party can succeed at the polls only so long as it continues to be the party of militant liberalism.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
According to a CNN poll, Trump nearly doubled his support from March. Actually, he just combed his March numbers over his current ones.
Conan O’Brien
Let’s take our fight to our opponents with better ideas. Let’s get on the offensive and let’s stay there. Let’s compete in every part of America and turn out at the polls like every last vote matters because it will.
Paul Ryan
Now voe me I can zing on my business abrode: Though the storm do beat down on my poll, There’s a wife brighten’d vire at the end of my road, An’ her love, voe the jay o’ my soul.
William Barnes
To me, polls are like approval ratings for presidents are like an offensive line, right. And if an offensive line is weak, that means the defense is empowered and emboldened.
Matthew Dowd
The polls show that 10 percent of the public are ready to vote for me even though they don’t know I’m running. We hope that figure won’t drop when they learn I’m in the race.
Eugene McCarthy
Yes, the presidential race is very close, and some public polls show it getting closer as we go into the final hours, but in one sense it’s actually been stable for months.
Mara Liasson
A new poll shows only 3 percent strongly approve of the job Congress is doing, with a margin of error of 4 percent, so it’s possible that “less than no one” thinks they’re doing a good job.
Jay Leno
A government shutdown, it isn’t the end of the world. It`s a bad thing. The government stops working for a few days. We cover it a lot. Polls turn against who ever made it stop working.
Ezra Klein
Since too few Americans go to the polls, I say what this country needs is a bobblehead election, where voters will get free bobblehead dolls of their choice when they show up and vote for president.
Frank Deford
In Washington, politicians worry about their ‘base.’ About polls. About ideology. About raising money. About re-election. They measure their future in two- or six-year increments.
Mike Barnicle
In 1848, Thoreau went to jail for refusing, as a protest against the Mexican war, to pay his poll tax. When RW Emerson came to bail him out, Emerson said, ‘Henry, what are you doing in there?’ Thoreau quietly replied, ‘Ralph, what are you doing out there?’
Henry David Thoreau
Things poll well, but people don’t believe that politicians are telling the truth. Politicians might mention renewable energy, and the public will think, “That sounds good, but I don’t believe they’re going to do everything they can to build those towers.”
Zephyr Teachout
In modern politics, polls often serve as the canary in the mine – an early warning signal of danger or trends. But polls can also be used to wag the dog – diverting attention from something significant.
Donna Brazile
It’s the first time in U.S. history a presidential candidate has not revealed his tax returns, or a president.I think that the poll ratings are in the gutter right now, right? Donald Trump’s, even before he’s been inugurated.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
I read these polls because civil-liberties organizations tell me I need to be aware of public opinion.
Edward Snowden
[Senators John Kerry & John Edwards] have risen high in Democratic polls with a brand of class resentment and soak-the-rich rhetoric rooted in the old-fashioned liberalism of Ted Kennedy.
William Safire
The winner of the elections which saw the participation of almsot 30 million people was the Iranian nation and the losers were those who tried to keep people away from the polls.
Ali Khamenei
As a citizen of a democratic state, I have always believed that when a prime minister is elected in Israel, even those who voted against him at the polls are obligated to desire his success.
Ehud Olmert
Hillary Clinton should get a bounce out of her convention, I mean a bounce in the polls. I think it’s probably conceded that Donald Trump got about a three-point bounce out of his conventions. He’s closed the gap that much.
Mark Shields
I think there should be a literacy test and a poll tax for people to vote.
Ann Coulter
When I fight elections, I don’t think about results whether it is assembly or Lok Sabha polls.
Raj Thackeray
The sitting prime minister, Jose Aznar, who had strongly backed the U.S.-led Iraq War, was unseated by a challenger who then pulled Spanish troops out of Iraq. The Madrid terrorist attacks are generally regarded as being the key to why Aznar, who had been leading in the polls, was defeated.
Peter Bergen
If you know something damaging about a major political figure, then, in a democracy, it is surely your duty to tell the voters before they go to the polls.
Peter Hitchens
It so happens that America, according to all the polls that are out there, is pretty progressive. So you’re not going to see messages that support Ayn Randian individualism at the cost of the whole, because most people don’t agree with that.
Adam McKay
It’s nine months before the election and Bush’s poll numbers have fallen to the exact level that his father’s poll numbers were nine months before he lost to Bill Clinton. Today front runner John Kerry said he’s not superstitious, but just to be on the safe side, he’s going to start f—ing everything that moves.
Bill Maher
It’s not opinion polls that determine the outcome of elections, it’s votes in ballot boxes.
Nicola Sturgeon
If the critics are right that I’ve made all my decisions based on polls, then I must not be very good at reading them.
Barack Obama
There’s a big gap between public opinion polls and the vote in Washington, in Congress.
Gloria Steinem
A 2008 poll of 35,000 Americans revealed that 57% of Evangelical church attenders believe that many religions can lead to eternal life.
Robert Jeffress
I don’t read polls to decide what I’m going to do.
John Kasich
If the tea party is so racist, how come when they have straw polls the black guy keeps winning?
Herman Cain
There is no actual need to tighten voter ID rules: there have been extraordinarily few instances of people committing fraud at the polls.
Adam Cohen
Opinion polls are not worth the paper they are written on, in my view, through the conference season. They don’t settle down again until November.
Norman Tebbit
You know, trust in the press, polls show – from Pew and other places – have gone down significantly over the years. Maybe the press doesn’t have that much ability to frame people’s decisions.
David Folkenflik
The fact that many journalists approach the Clintons – especially Hillary Clinton – with a presumption that she has done something that if it’s not outright corrupt is at least worthy of looking into, inevitably colors the way the public views the former secretary of state, and the way they respond to her in the polls.
Joy Reid
One poll shows that by 61 percent to 29 percent Americans under 40 say that Social Security needs to be fixed.
Virginia Foxx
Stay away from national polls. They are always an illusion. They will always trick you into stupid political behavior.
Rick Wilson
A hit show takes Hollywood magic indeed, but it also takes a lot of math and science, plus the study of polls and trends to make and sell a TV show.
Kristoffer Polaha
If you’ve got somebody in harm’s way, you want the president being — making advice, not — be given advice by the military, and not making decisions based upon the latest Gallup poll or focus group.
George W. Bush
It’s as predictable as the sun rising in the morning. Every time Barack Obama’s poll numbers rise you can be certain he’s done something else to weaken the country. He’s empowered a base that loathes American excellence.
Dennis Quaid
Even with flexible time off to vote, it’s still difficult for our people to juggle work, polls, childcare, and other responsibilities.
Richard Edelman
A low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls.
Dan Quayle
I don’t give much credence to “The Washington Post” polls.
Eric Trump
The prison scandal is really hurting President Bush’s poll numbers. In fact, I hear he’s already working on his concession smirk.
Craig Kilborn
As a prominent trans person, you hope that someone feels they know you and then thinks of you at the polls; you hope to impact the way they act when they encounter a trans person in real life.
If the polls are right, our Judeo-Christian heritage is no longer the foundation of our values. We have become a post-Christian society.
Charles Colson
I don’t put a lot of stock into polls.
Justin Trudeau
I never felt comfortable with making political decisions based on whether, you know, it was the right thing to do in terms of a poll.
Jeb Bush
On February 7, 2.2 million Haitians went to the polls and exercised their constitutional right to select a leader. They went by foot, by tap tap and other forms of transportation, traveling hours and standing in line for almost a day to get to their polling places.
Mark Foley
You’re 18 points down [in the polls]… You might as well do what’s right.
Henry A. Kissinger
If you look at the polls, for all the talk about immigration and even trade, ObamaCare was an extremely important issue for Trump voters in 2016.
William Kristol
Now that the 2014 elections are over and national politics is all about 2016, Democrats have good reason to worry that, for all his success at the polls, President Obama will leave his party with a toxic legacy.
Byron York
Seventy-five percent of the American people think our country is on the wrong track. Every poll says it. We are going to fix it and we are going to get our country back on the right track very, very quickly.
Donald Trump
New polls show that Obama is now pulling away from Mitt Romney. And, of course, what could be more natural than to see Mitt Romney and pull away?
Bill Maher
When [Donald Trump] talks about a rigged election, he’s not talking about the fact that it’s going to be rigged at the polls. What he’s talking about is 80% to 85% of the media is against him.
Rudy Giuliani
America’s demographic shift was obvious to everyone in the 2010 Census – but Republicans stubbornly rejected math, facts, and polls to their electoral peril. While Republicans tailored their platform by and for the pale stale and male, among us, Obama and Democrats are embracing America’s diverse mosaic.
Christine Pelosi
No poll can equal the day-to-day visits of the men and women of the Democratic Party.
Richard J. Daley
I don’t care what the polls say.
Roger Ailes
The question for politicians here is fundamental: You can read the polls, or you can change the polls. Stand up on the things you believe in.
Gavin Newsom
You can drive yourself crazy and tie yourself in knots trying to anticipate what someone’s going to like or not like, and doing test screenings and opinion polls. But pay too much mind to that, and you’ll wind up with a big pile of mush.
Kevin Feige
One of the things about what . . . I do – writing plays – is that a poll is not taken before you say, Well, I’m going to write this because I think that you’re going to like this and therefore you’ll buy a ticket for this.
Wendy Wasserstein
So much love, too much love, it is our madness, it is rotting us out, exploding us like dandelion polls.
John Updike
We’re going to get that little bug before that little bug gets my poll ratings down any further.
Jerry Brown
A new poll says that if the election were held today, both John Kerry and John Edwards would beat President Bush by double digit margins. The White House is so worried about this, they’re now thinking of moving up the capture of Osama Bin Laden to next month.
Jay Leno
A new poll shows that Tiger Woods’ popularity has dropped from 85 percent to 33 percent. President Obama’s popularity is also at 33 percent, but Tiger had more fun getting there.
Conan O’Brien
Gay rights is just a matter of time. Look at the polls. Worrying about gay marriage, let alone gay civil unions or gay employment rights, is a middle-age issue. Young people just can’t see the problem. At worst, gays are going to win this one just by waiting until the opposition dies off.
Gail Collins
The South is dry and will vote dry. That is, everybody that is sober enough to stagger to the polls will.
Will Rogers
Look at Iraq; look at Afghanistan, where at great personal physical risk people have gone to the polls and have rejected the appeal from Bin Laden and his allies to stay at home.
Gijs de Vries
I feel that one of the reasons Brexit happened was that people stayed at home rather than going to the polls.
If I believed in polls, I wouldn’t get up in the morning.
Hillary Clinton
If the state polls are right, then Mr. Obama will win the Electoral College. If you can’t acknowledge that after a day when Mr. Obama leads 19 out of 20 swing-state polls, then you should abandon the pretense that your goal is to inform rather than entertain the public.
Nate Silver
When you do a computerized poll, where people are comfortable, Donald Trump vote goes up very dramatically. And I think people don’t realize the effort by the elite media, the totally dishonest effort to submerge him, has had an effect.
Newt Gingrich
When you poll snake person Christians, Christians born after 1980, it’s like 80% of them are against the death penalty. It’s not because they’ve thrown out their faith, but it’s because of their faith they can’t reconcile the death penalty with Jesus and their commitment to Jesus.
Shane Claiborne
The recent AP poll that came out last month said that approximately 90% of the American people felt that the two-party system was failing us in the presidential election.
Jill Stein
Too many young musicians today want to win polls before they learn their instruments.
Benny Goodman
Nothing is more dangerous in wartime than to live in the temperamental atmosphere of a Gallup Poll, always feeling one’s pulse and taking one’s temperature.
Winston Churchill
If you’re an independent voter, I’m willing to bet that you were not too happy at the prospect of hitting the polls on November 8, 2016. But let me guess – you did it anyway because after all, it’s your civic duty, right?
Fabrizio Moreira
Donald Trump says five things: everyone’s dumb, he’s going to make America great again, we’re going to win, win, win. He’s winning in the polls.
Marco Rubio
Thatcher had broken the miners’ union, all but crushed the Labour Party, dramatically cut back the welfare state, even flirted with a poll tax. In the circles I ran in, Reagan was mocked as a childish dolt. Thatcher was despised.
Jon Weisman
A Newsweek poll said if the election were held today, John Kerry would beat Bush 49 percent to 46 percent. And today, President Bush called Newsweek magazine a threat to world peace.
Jay Leno
Franklin Roosevelt didn’t poll, because he had great political instincts. Now we have polls; we don’t need instincts. But is that a change in principle? Is it a change in principle that we use a Xerox instead of carbon paper? It’s of the same order of magnitude.
Dick Morris
Conservative beliefs are not based on personal whims or feelings or polls but rather anchored in defensible core, time-tested positions. It’s what makes a conservative somewhat boring compared to the liberal, independent, or populist.
Michael O’Rielly
I don’t look at polls. It’s about results. And every single time that people have had an opportunity to vote for me, we’ve been on top.
Darryl Glenn
I figured out Karl Rove’s political strategy — make gas so expensive, no Democrats can afford to go to the polls.
John F. Kerry
The polls told us that Hillary Clinton was going to win, and she didn’t. I wasn’t fooled by the polls.
Candace Owens
If there were an election today, Netanyahu would win. Yet, his standing in the polls is also a reflection of the weakness of Ehud Olmert, the current prime minister – who stands at 2 percent in a recent poll – and the enduring weaknesses of the Labor Party.
Dennis Ross
The polls are inaccurate in my opinion, based upon anecdotal evidence, based upon people that I know.
Herman Cain
David Ben-Gurion understood that the public’s trust is given to a leader in order to lead, determine clear goals and make difficult decisions. The fate of the people and the good of the state guided him, not polls, media treatment or measures of prestige.
Ariel Sharon
In politics, the number of women in the cabinet has fallen and, if current poll trends continue and Labour loses a number of marginal seats, the number of female MPs is likely to drop significantly.
Lucy Powell
And on election night I’d go down to city hall in El Paso, Texas and cover the election. In those days, of course, we didn’t have exit polls. You didn’t know who had won the election until they actually counted the votes. I thought that was exciting too.
Sam Donaldson
The national polls are distorted. To get a national sample, they rely too much on Hispanics from New York and California, which is where large populations are but also where most of the radical Hispanics are.
Paul Manafort
I don’t think anyone went the polls and said, ‘I am casting my vote to make sure that Wall Street has better chances to make bigger profits off the backs of the American people.’
Elizabeth Warren
Old people go to the polls because they can’t get erections, young people stay home, do drugs and have sex.
They’ve seen me make decisions, they’ve seen me under trying times, they’ve seen me weep, they’ve seen me laugh, they’ve seen me hug. And they know who I am, and I believe they’re comfortable with the fact that they know I’m not going to shift principles or shift positions based upon polls and focus groups.
George W. Bush
A lot of people want me to run for things, for a lot of high offices. The polls always show that I win any election that I’m in. But I don’t have any real interest in running for office. I’m more interested in supporting people.
Donald Trump
The polls demonstrate that 50 percent of Americans who get their news from TV think Saddam Hussein was behind the Twin Towers attack. Man, have they got ways for getting half-truths out right away now, thanks to TV! I think TV is a calamity in a democracy.
Kurt Vonnegut
I think actually the American people are pretty realistic. In polls they ask what do you think of the president’s policies. Is he on the right track? They say yes. They ask them how long will it take for the economy to recover. And people are saying two years.
Austan Goolsbee
Journalists should denounce government by public opinion polls.
Dan Rather
A low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls.
Al Gore
You know, the polls show that 70 percent of the people are for stem-cell research.
Nancy Reagan
I think it’s too soon. We are less than 24 hours since the polls closed, it’s too soon to speculate. There’s all sorts of names, I’m sure, around.
Nicky Morgan
You need to identify the values that come out of that kind of belief system, because I don’t see them. All the polls I look at say, for example, that adultery is committed as much in the Bible Belt as in any other part of the country. The same goes for abortion, child abuse, spouse abuse or murder.
John Shelby Spong
Any one game in baseball doesn’t tell you that much, just as any one poll doesn’t tell you that much.
Nate Silver
President Obama is now losing to ‘Republican Nominee’ in polls – no name needed.
Jon Meacham
A Harris poll I’ve seen says only 12 percent of the electorate names taxes as one of the most important issues facing the nation. Voters put tax cuts dead last, behind education, Social Security, health care, Medicare and poverty.
Lane Evans
One-fifth of Americans, 20% believe that Barak Obama is, himself, a Muslim and in fact – amongst Republicans that number is almost 40%. Polls show in this country, that the more you disagree with Barak Obama’s domestic policies, the more likely you are to think that he is a Muslim.
Reza Aslan
I think if you look at yesterday’s New York Times poll, particularly when you judge Democrats in Congress versus the Republicans in Congress, people put a little more faith, or even a little more than a little more faith in the Democrats in Congress.
John Podesta
Just two weeks ago, millions of Iraqis defied the threats of terrorists and went to the polls to determine their own future. I congratulate the Iraqi people for the courage they’ve shown in making these elections so successful.
Bill Frist
The media uses polls to create news stories. I think polls are just an extension of the editorial page, an excuse to get them on the front page. You can ask any question you want, get any answer you want, and then run around with that as a news story.
Rush Limbaugh
We have to remember in that Bloomberg poll, strong Republican support for [Donald ]Trump’s proposal, but the country at large – strong opposition to that support.
Steve Inskeep
Electoral contests have nothing but polls, which is why people have grown so obsessed with them; we’re desperate for an objective rendering of what is happening and what may happen.
John Podhoretz
There is a reality to the primary process, and you don’t win primaries by being ahead in national polls. You win them by winning Iowa, by winning New Hampshire, by winning South Carolina, winning Florida.
Rudy Giuliani
When it comes to scaring the bourgeoisie into showing up at the polls, nothing works better than negative advertising.
Tucker Carlson
The latest polls show that Arnold Schwarzenegger is trailing Lieutenant Governor Cruz Bustamante in the polls. That’s insane. I mean, think about it, this guy Cruz Bustamante has never even been in a movie.
David Letterman
In a sense the U.S. is climate illiterate. If you look at global polls about what the public knows about climate change even in Brazil, China you have more people who know about the problem and think deep cuts in emission are needed.
Hans Joachim Schellnhuber
I think you can not be blown off course by the fluctuations in the public opinion polls.
Dick Cheney
Saddam Hussein is about to face trial and George Bush wants to execute him. Not because of the war crimes, but because Saddam is beating him in the polls.
Craig Kilborn
There’s a big gap between public opinion polls and the vote in Washington, in Congress. The majority consciousness has changed, and often that has made very clear, practical changes in our daily lives, but the centers of power are still not occupied, for the most part, by this new consciousness.
Gloria Steinem
I spend a lot of time on college campuses, and I don’t quite understand where the idea comes from that young women are not moving forward. In fact, statistically, if you look at the public opinion polls, young women are much more supportive of feminism and feminist issues than older women are.
Gloria Steinem
My start in politics was watching my parents go to the polls on election day. It reminded me that being an active, engaged citizen and voter is critical to the success of our democracy.
Josh Earnest
Judging by opinion polls, Israel has bigger problems than me. It is among the most hated countries on the planet. It should stop acting like a lunatic state. Once it carries on like a normal country, I will be happily redirect my energies elsewhere.
Norman Finkelstein
I don’t pay a lot of attention to polls.
Noam Chomsky
Of course, it is always nice to poll well, but if you don’t get representatives elected, then what is the point?
Marta Andreasen
Americans like to give their President the benefit of the doubt. If you look at the poll numbers, people knew Nixon was deeply involved in Watergate and stayed with him for a long time. It’s a natural tendency.
John Dean
It’s gratifying to work for somebody who doesn’t measure accomplishment by the temporary state of public-opinion polls.
Steve Schmidt
This year [2016], however, polls show [Hillary] Clinton winning white college-educated voters by double digits.
Mara Liasson
Leaders are responsible not for running public opinion polls but for the consequences of their actions.
Henry A. Kissinger
We look at all the polls, not just the Gallup Poll. So, it’s kind of like if you have, you know, four out of five doctors agree that reducing cholesterol reduces your risk of a heart attack, Gallup is like the fifth doctor.
Nate Silver
The fate of the country does not depend on how you vote at the polls – the
worst man is as strong as the best at that game; it does not depend on what kind of paper you drop into the ballot-box once a year, but on what kind of man you drop from your chamber into the street every morning.
Henry David Thoreau
I think President Bush tried to step up on Social Security even though the polls showed that was unpopular. He has not been successful and backed off, but I admire people who take on big problems.
Donna Shalala
When a poll is really, really out of whack with what I want to happen, I do have a tendency to disregard it.
Rush Limbaugh
According to the latest L.A. Times poll, 75% of Californians believe the country is headed in the wrong direction. And 60% of Californians are so disillusioned, they’re thinking about moving back to Mexico.
Jay Leno
There are so many things the people who take polls never get around to asking.
Gore Vidal
I think the most important part of this now is, let’s say the American people, but the polls show that the majority now don’t want a war, anywhere, not only against Syria.
Bashar al-Assad
Perhaps most ridiculous of all is the suggestion that we ‘keep’ our radioactive garbage for the use of our descendants. This ‘solution’, I think, requires an immediate poll of the next 20,000 generations.
David R. Brower
If you believe that there’s a being superior to yourself and that will guide you, strengthen you that helps a lot but, you know, you just have to stay the course. You just got to stay in there. You cannot be waffling or taking a poll to see what people think. You have to do what you think is right.
George H. W. Bush
I think the record speaks for itself. These are two individuals who have been for the war when the headlines were good and against it when their poll ratings were bad.
Dick Cheney
By more than two to one Americans do not consider what Kevorkian did, injecting a terminally ill patient with legal drugs at the patient’s request, to be the same as murder. You may want to note that laws are not supposed to be enforced on the basis of public opinion polls.
Dan Rather
I don’t believe in the polls. I try to concentrate on the day of elections.
Avigdor Lieberman
The only tactic liberals have is to try to intimidate people into thinking that the Tea Party is racist. The Tea Party is not a racist movement, period! If it were, why would the straw polls keep showing that the black guy is winning? That’s a rhetorical question. Let me state it: The black guy keeps winning.
Herman Cain
I don’t think the Gallup Poll technique is going to be very helpful in determining the goals of our educational system.
Sargent Shriver
Nitin Gadkari requested me not to fight Lok Sabha polls. I told him how it is possible? I head an independent political party which has mass support. Gopinath Munde too met me and requested me to adjust.
Raj Thackeray
I don’t think the people run to the polls and vote simply on the basis of identity. Yes, it is a factor, of course we all know that. It’s also ethnicity, gender, and gender identity. People do take those factors into account.
Michael Capuano
What’s really appealing about women’s cycling in America? If you took a poll in the women’s peloton, I would bet you that 90% of the women have college degrees, and a lot of them have Masters. The women’s peloton is very well educated.
Kristin Armstrong
There’s a lot of work to be done in the polling world, and a need to continue to rethink how we do what we do. We also need to be more open to the idea that any one input – in this case, polls – may not be the only way to hear what people are saying.
Kristen Soltis Anderson
By contrast, poll taxes were very effective in excluding blacks, as well as impacting many poor whites; in legal parlance, they were overly inclusive but nevertheless served their intended discriminatory purpose. This [Muslim ban] is fundamentally not the case here.
David B. Rivkin
Last month, the Iraqi people went to the polls, voting in their first free election in more than 50 years.
John M. McHugh
I don’t think everyone should vote. If you have to be dragged into the polls, carried into the polls and smelling salts have to be used, you probably shouldn’t be voting. However, we shouldn’t be putting up barriers to voting that target certain groups.
Mo Rocca
Every poll shows that most journalists are Democrats.
Sally Quinn
Bill Clinton strikes me as the kind of guy who goes wherever the polls lead him, rather than leading the polls.
Al Sharpton
While it’s very hard to know exactly how to measure public opinion there, because there’s no really good polling, the fact of the matter is, in all of the polls I’ve seen, the vast majority of the Iraqis prefer to be free and are pleased that the coalition freed them.
Paul Bremer
I think the people will- who advocate having a step back and read those public opinion polls on the front page of the newspapers all over this country saying public supports restoration in restoration of the Everglades, protection of the parks and the creation of monuments.
Bruce Babbitt
I don’t accept that. I really don’t care – I’m going to be like one of these deniers – I don’t care what the polls say.
John Kasich
When you go to the polls, ethics and morality should be part of the evaluation.
John Shimkus
DMK’s arrogance of being in power at the Centre will be put an end to by AIADMK in the Lok Sabha polls.
J. Jayalalithaa
Public-opinion polls show that Americans split about evenly on civil unions. But when the words ‘gay marriage’ are presented, they break 3-to-1 against it.
Dick Morris
Percentages! Those are for economists, polls, and politicians. Percentages can’t define your identity.
Mary E. Pearson
There are a lot of polls that show that actually Americans have a pretty high opinion of teachers, that Americans think teachers are just about as prestigious as doctors.
Dana Goldstein
In fairness to the [Donald] Trump people, if you look at the most recent numbers, they’re actually doing well in Ohio, winning, winning in a lot of polls in Florida, and now Pennsylvania and Michigan have both tightened. They’re not ahead, but they have tightened. And that’s a good trend.
John Brabender
I would tell your generation, wherever you are on the totem poll – whether you’re halfway there or at the bottom, don’t despise small beginnings; small beginnings get you ready for great things.
T. D. Jakes
If the characters on ‘The West Wing’ were watching a TV show wherein a character like Trump was leading in the polls, they wouldn’t find it believable.
Aaron Sorkin
There is no rule or tradition in the BJP to forbid leaders to contest polls after they attain the age of 75.
Amit Shah
In a poll taken in 1998, only 7 percent of the members of the US National Academy of Sciences, the elite of American scientists, said they believed in a personal god.
Victor J. Stenger
Let’s not forget that one poll after another clearly demonstrates that well over 50% of Russian citizens still wants both socialism and the USSR back. And the Russian government is listening.
Andre Vltchek
Various polls have indicated that approximately 10% of Americans (25 million people) have seen them at close range so that details of the structure of the object can be discerned.
Steven M. Greer
In a new poll 54 percent believed President Bush exaggerated the size of Iraq’s missile threat. Hey, he’s a guy.
Craig Kilborn
I believe in the premillenial, pre-tribulational coming of Christ for all of his church, and to summarize that, your first poll, do you believe Jesus coming the second time will be in the future, I would vote yes with the 59 percent and with Billy Graham and most evangelicals.
Jerry Falwell
My goal is not to win a straw poll that doesn’t mean something. It’s to win the election that means everything for the future of the country.
Mike Huckabee
I’ve said it since the day he made the sacrifice to hit the campaign trail: Voters crave the anti-status-quo politician. Everything about Donald Trump’s campaign, it’s avant-garde. He is crushing it in the polls.
Sarah Palin
On March 8 a poll showed Hart 9 points ahead of Reagan. So perhaps 60 million Americans, 55 million of whom had not heard of Hart a month ago, have suddenly decided thay want him to be leader of the free world. The public mind is not just soft wax, it’s runny.
George Will
I’m often amazed at the way politicians, who spend hours poring over opinion poll results in a desperate attempt to discover what the public thinks, are certain they know precisely what God’s views are on everything.
Simon Hoggart
Take a look at public opinion. About 70 percent of the population, in the polls, said the [Vietnam ] war was fundamentally wrong and immoral, not a mistake. And that attitude lasted as long as polls were taken in the early ’80s.
Noam Chomsky
According to a new poll, 50 percent of Americans think the country is divided. The other 50 percent think it isn’t.
Jay Leno
I know that, you know, leaders have to lead. I don’t read polls to decide what I’m going to do. But for the best interest of the people of our state [Ohio], having a big mix of technology, healthcare, IT, financial services, and manufacturing is the ticket.
John Kasich
If they’re willing to stand at polls for countless hours in the rain, as many did, then I should surely stand up for them here in the halls of Congress.
Stephanie Tubbs Jones
In 2000 the majority of people wanted me and Buchanan on the debates in two thousand. And me on the debates in 2004. have there been any polls?
Ralph Nader
Democrats lead in all the polls by at least ten points, except one.. Fox News. That is with a margin of error of plus or minus the facts.
Stephen Colbert
I know there are some polls out there saying this man has a 32% approval rating. But guys like us, we don’t pay attention to the polls. We know that polls are just a collection of statistics that reflect what people are thinking in reality. And reality has a well-known liberal bias.
Stephen Colbert
Unequal access to money and media plus bias, external and internalized, and male-dominant religions and illegality at the polls – all those are reasons for women’s wildly unequal political power.
Gloria Steinem
The only poll obviously that matters is the last one, the one that’s counted after all the votes are cast.
Mario Diaz-Balart
Real movement in the Kerry campaign now. His poll numbers are moving, donations are moving, endorsements are moving. The only thing not moving is his hair.
Jay Leno
Being a skeptical and thoughtful consumer of polls is essential.
Kristen Soltis Anderson
According to the latest poll in the Washington Post, 63 percent of Americans said that so far they approve of President Bush. Not surprisingly, the other 37 percent are English teachers.
Conan O’Brien
If the Democrats have their way, African Americans will continue to feel oppressed, despised and handicapped into the indefinite future. All progress will be downplayed and every setback amplified. In this way, Democrats can continue to rely on lopsided black support at the polls.
Mona Charen
National polls basically always misinterpret the final outcome or mis-predict the final outcome.
Tim Pawlenty
You can’t depend on polls.
Michael Bloomberg
You take a poll of any people. What is it they want? The right to write an editorial as you like? They want homes, medicine, jobs, schools.
Lee Kuan Yew
The polls indicated that I was feisty, that I was tough, that I had a sense of humor, but they weren’t quite sure if they liked me and they didn’t know whether or not that I was sensitive.
Geraldine Ferraro
I’m a believer in the polls, by the way. Rarely do you see a poll that’s very far off.
Donald Trump
You never know. It started with me in Louisiana when I won Louisiana and I got fewer delegates than Ted Cruz. I win a state, I get fewer votes. Then, I poll great in Colorado and all of a sudden . . . the voters aren’t going to choose. The bosses are going to choose. Anything is possible.
Donald Trump
The American people, Neil, are sick and tired of excuses. They are sick and tired of the blame game. And they’re sick and tired of the deception coming from this president and this administration. This is why I believe that I am doing so well in the polls.
Herman Cain
You know, you look at term limits, you poll term limits, 70, 80 percent of Republicans or Democrats are for it.
Rand Paul
In a Time/CNN poll of 1,000 Americans conducted last week by Yankelovich Partners, two-thirds said it was more important to protect the privacy of phone calls than to preserve the ability of police to conduct wiretaps. When informed about the Clipper Chip, 80% said they opposed it.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt
To my supporters: you knocked on doors, made phone calls, donated what you could, and got your friends, neighbors, and family members to the polls. I am eternally grateful for your confidence in me and will work to earn your trust day in and day out in Congress.
Sharice Davids
According to the recent polls, Bush has a slight lead over John Kerry. So today, Bush hung a banner over the White House saying, ‘Mission Accomplished.’
David Letterman
The exit polls suggest that after a relatively disappointing first term, Obama managed to reassemble almost all of his 2008 electorate.
John Podhoretz
I’m searching for some exit poll data from California. I’ll eat my shorts if gay and lesbian voters went for McCain at anything approaching the rate that black voters went for Prop 8.
Dan Savage
Polls show that Arabs admire a lot of the Western values, cultural aspects in the West. It is more about policies than about way of life.
Queen Rania of Jordan
And if you’re getting a poll coming out month after month saying something and then all of a sudden does an enormous swing in one direction – you are dealing with a more volatile electorate than most people believe they have.
Jim Bolger
There’s a reason [Donald]Trump and [Ted] Cruz are one and two and that they take nearly 50 percent of the Republican electorate away in these polls because there’s real palpable anger out there and frustration and a feeling of betrayal.
Sean Hannity
We have something more reliable than a poll that changes everyday.
Mike Huckabee
Baseball is a game that shouts, ‘Slow Down’ to America. Stop tweeting, texting, blogging, watching cable news, and obsessing about polls, lost planes, and focus-group-driven politicians.
Mike Barnicle
I’ve been in politics long enough to know that polls just go poof at times.
George W. Bush
They may then be willing to cast principled votes based on an educated understanding of the public interest in the face of polls suggesting that the public itself may have quite a different understanding of where its interest lies.
James L. Buckley
Since 2005, a majority of Americans, according to the Gallup poll, have said it was wrong and a mistake to go into Iraq.
David Brooks
If there were an election today, Netanyahu would win. Yet, his standing in the polls is also a reflection of the weakness of Ehud Olmert, the current prime minister – who stands at 2 percent in a recent poll – and the enduring weaknesses of the Labor Party.
Dennis A. Ross
You just have to stand and grit your teeth and know your poll numbers are going to go down – and mine have – but you gotta grit through it because the alternative is unacceptable.
Chris Christie
I will continue my involvement in politics through Lord Ashcroft Polls and my political publishing interests: Conservative Home, Biteback Publishing and Dods.
Michael Ashcroft
True emancipation begins neither at the polls nor in the courts. It begins in woman’s soul.
Emma Goldman
I view my role now as providing more of a macro-level skepticism, rather than saying this poll is good or this poll is evil.
Nate Silver
About 120 million of us place the big bang 2,500 years after the Babylonians and Sumerians learned to brew beer. If our polls are to be trusted, nearly 230 million Americans believe that a book showing neither unity of style nor internal consistency was authored by an omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent deity.
Sam Harris
Just as it would be madness to settle on medical treatment for the body of a person by taking an opinion poll of the neighbors, so it is irrational to prescribe for the body politic by polling the opinions of the people at large.
On the one hand, to suggest that white poll watchers are going to black communities threatening and provocative. On the other hand is to suggest that if that same line of vote is he also resists making a commitment to honor the winner of the campaign, that there is another agenda.
Jesse Jackson
I don`t understand why President [Enrique] Pena has offered this opportunity. I think it`s nothing more than a political stunt. Trump is using Mexico, is using President Pena to boost his sinking poll numbers.
Vicente Fox
Don’t worry about polls, but if you do, don’t admit it.
Rosalynn Carter
According to various polls conducted, the single most important issue in last week’s election was not the Iraq War, not the War on Terror, not even the economy. It was the cultural war.
John Doolittle
It seems the more shallow and mean the candidates are the more they rise in the polls.
Paul F. Tompkins
The bigger a data set that you have, the more polls, the more surveys that you have that people undertake, the more accurate your models are going to be. That’s just a fact of data science.
Brittany Kaiser
Leaders do not sway with the polls. Instead, they sway the polls through their own words and actions.
Bob Ehrlich
Polls can change; people’s opinions can change. Voting intentions can change, and I think it would be a silly leader, a silly political party, that would assume that we have it sewn up.
Nicola Sturgeon
Many churches of all persuasions are hiring research agencies to poll neighborhoods, asking what kind of church they prefer. Then the local churches design themselves to fit the desires of the people. True faith in God that demands selflessness is being replaced by trendy religion that serves the selfish.
Billy Graham
America is inundated with polls. We need a term for being swamped with polls. I would say ‘poll-arized,’ but that’s already in use to describe our political divisions.
Donna Brazile
According to a British poll, you’ve only got a one in five chance of achieving your childhood career ambition. Which probably explains why you don’t run into that many cowboys, princesses, or space rangers.
Jay Leno
I saw a poll that said the right track/wrong track in Iraq was better than here in America. It’s pretty darn strong. I mean, the people see a better future.
George W. Bush
They have to put Trump on every program, spewing his crazy ideas, because his poll numbers are so high. And his poll numbers are so high because they put him on every program, spewing his crazy ideas.
Jon Stewart
I always lose the election in the polls, and I always win it on election day.
Benjamin Netanyahu
A new poll found that almost 70 percent of voters say that whoever our next president is, they must have political experience. You know, because it would be rude to say ‘anyone but Donald Trump.’
Jimmy Fallon
Opinion polls often suffer on account of unexpected developments once the electoral process starts, such as the death of a political leader (as in the case of the late Rajiv Gandhi).
N. Bhaskara Rao
Polls are inaccurate in my opinion, based upon anecdotal evidence, based upon people that I know.
Herman Cain
Kim Kardashian tweeted that she is supporting President Obama in the midterm elections. I think it worked because all of the polls are predicting that after tonight Barack Obama will still be president of the United States.
Conan O’Brien
Atheism is an effect of that knowledge [a poll showed atheists knew more about religion than anyone else], not a lack of knowledge. I gave a bible to my daughter. That is how you make atheists.
David Silverman
[The poll tax] was a classic case of a good idea being entrusted to Chris Patten and becoming a terrible failure.
Norman Tebbit
I think we can spend too much time worrying about polls.
Jeremy Corbyn
It’s important to know that the vast majority of people who were excited in 2008 are still really enthusiastic. We’ve got more volunteers now than ever, and they’re engaged, they’re motivated, they’re not paying attention to the ups and downs of polls or Washington.
Barack Obama
A recent poll shows that a majority of blacks, whites, Asians and Hispanics do not think the Census should be classifying people as black, white, Asian and Hispanic.
Thomas Sowell
There was a poll released yesterday that said most people would rather give up sex than give up their cell phones.
Richard Rodriguez
Obama is huge in the polls these days. His popularity is soaring. Even conservatives are coming around. 30 percent of them now believe Obama deserves a Green Card.
Bill Maher
Opinion polls sponsored by newspapers were traditionally meant to bring to the fore the mood of the people objectively.
N. Bhaskara Rao
I haven’t had a gaffe or something that I’ve done that has caused me to fall in the polls.
Michele Bachmann
I don’t look at polls.
Rick Scott
We believe – most polls indicate – a lack of support, a lack of confidence in the ability of the Congress to work. That is disturbing in terms of our general democracy.
Richard Lugar
The latest national polls show a tightening in the race to the White House, especially in key states like Ohio and Florida. But when it comes down to it, winning in November [2016] will depend on which candidate has a viable path to 270 electoral votes.
Gwen Ifill
People often complain that celebrities after joining politics are not seen once the polls are over. But I am not like them. I would work for development.
Bappi Lahiri
If you look at the public opinion polls even, support for all the issues, people who self-identify as feminists are as least as many as those who self-identify as Republicans.
Gloria Steinem
The poll that matters is the one that happens on Election Day.
Heather Wilson
What may worry [Donald] Trump, the latest Gallup poll. It shows just 44 percent of Americans approve of how he’s handling the transition, almost 40 points below President [Barack] Obama was before his first inauguration. Even George W. Bush after that bitterly contested 2000 election was at 61 percent.
George Stephanopoulos
Polls suggest that more and more, opposition to Obamacare is based on voters’ personal experience, and not just on what they have heard or read about the law.
Byron York
In Britain, polls show large majorities in favour of mansion taxes and higher taxes on the finance sector.
Geoff Mulgan
The polls show that concern over inequality among the general public rose pretty sharply after the Occupy movement started, very probably as a consequence. And there are other policy issues that came to the fore, which are significant.
Noam Chomsky
And how about that Barack Obama? You know what they’re saying? For the first time he’s starting to slip in the polls. Barack Obama is starting to slip in the polls. Don’t worry. He’s got a plan. He’s going to be to campaigning in Europe.
David Letterman
A new poll found that 43 percent of Americans think President Obama is doing a good job at handling the BP oil spill. Of course, the same poll found that 43 percent of Americans hate pelicans.
Jimmy Fallon
According to a Pew poll, 49% of young Americans have a favorable view of socialism. What is socialism? it is a system that leads to mass misery, mass impoverishment, and human slaughter. That’s what it means. Yet almost half of the young think it’s benign.
David Horowitz
Anyone dumb enough to get his political information from a comic strip deserves what he gets at the polls.
Garry Trudeau
Whether wisely or not, one of the first priorities of the incoming Obama administration was to present a package of healthcare benefits, which, to no one’s surprise, produced an uproar in Congress and an assortment of polls declaring that the majority of Americans were opposed to it.
Sherwin B. Nuland
Every sector of society looks at digital analytics in a productive way. Limiting my ability to use them is just unacceptable. And by the way, Congress conducts polls using traditional methods. No one is using social media analytics as a substitute for that.
Cory Booker
The considerations and aspirations of the people in the Lok Sabha polls is completely different from Assembly polls.
H. D. Kumaraswamy
There was so much fake news in Wisconsin, that Scott Walker stuff, they had fake polls. The protests in Madison, which is where the University of Wisconsin is, perfect examples of the use of fake news, trying to make Walker – really they tried to dispirit Walker’s supporters.
Rush Limbaugh
If we ever get to the polls once, you will never get us home.
Anna Howard Shaw
Demand the ballot as the undeniable right of every man who is called to the poll, and take special care that the old constitutional rule and principle, by which majorities alone shall decide in Parliamentary elections, shall not be violated.
John Bright
Polls are frequently taken to try to tease out or determine likely directions and trends, but once taken, they belong to the past, requiring that new polls be taken.
Alan Dundes
There is often little to distinguish what Beijing wants from what Canada’s foreign affairs mandarins want out of the Canada-China relationship, which is in any case rarely even close to what Canadians want – like some demonstrable public benefit for once, the opinion polls consistently show.
Terry Glavin
To me, the real opinion polls are the tangible facts: the growing creation of jobs, the number of planning permissions, the number of commercial vans being sold – the signs that the Irish people are regaining confidence.
Enda Kenny
I have never had an interest in opinion polls. They are merely an indicator, that’s all.
Enda Kenny
The polls and the pundits and the media seem to talk to each other. It’s sort of like an echo chamber.
Larry Hogan
I am 90. I can work day or night. I’m the same guy, but the polls show the effect of age. That’s the issue.
Ralph Hall
The media, the polls and our legislatures fortunately have short attention spans.
John Gutfreund
Are you attracted by his new ideas or his new poll ratings?
Pat Buchanan
I believe same-day registration has to be part of comprehensive reform of our voting systems that will also restore pre-clearance, shorten lines at polls, and ensure that no one who wants to vote is denied their constitutional right.
Amy Klobuchar
I have this to say to the people: go the polls and vote for the candidate of your choice… This is your responsibility; do not neglect it.
Hosni Mubarak
Nearly all Americans felt they knew JFK intimately, his charm and wit regularly lighting up the television screen at home. This is why polls showed that millions of Americans took his assassination like a ‘death in the family.’
Vincent Bugliosi
Raising the minimum wage may poll well, but having a job that pays $10 an hour is not the American Dream. And our current government programs, offer at best only a partial solution. They help people deal with poverty, but they do not help them escape it.
Marco Rubio
Friends, haters, it’s Twitter poll time. What do you think most holds back justice and equality for women? All thoughts welcome!
Olivia Wilde
This party will not take its position based on public opinion polls. We will not take a stand based on focus groups. We will not take a stand based on phone-in shows or householder surveys or any other vagaries of pubic opinion.
Stephen Harper
According to polls, a majority (around 60+ percent) opposes the radar base. But it’s not necessarily the sensible part of the Czech population. The demonstrations against the base are usually organized by communists, Islamists, and “peaceful feminists” (which is fortunately not a numerous group).
Lubos Motl
Sorry to disappoint the liberals who tuned in tonight to gloat about Obama’s lead in every poll, but I am not worried. McCain may be behind, but the man is a fighter. He doesn’t know the meaning of the word ‘quit.’ He used to, but it was stored in the same part of his brain that remembered to vet his running mate.
Stephen Colbert
I think I will always have a connection to young people, to try to bring their voices to the polls, bring their voices wherever they can make a difference.
Russell Simmons
I think the people will – who advocate having a step back and read those public opinion polls on the front page of the newspapers all over this country saying public supports restoration in restoration of the Everglades, protection of the parks and the creation of monuments.
Bruce Babbitt
I think I will always have a connection to young people, to try to bring their voices to the polls, bring their voices wherever they can make a difference. Even to protect their own interests or the interests of the planet or the animals or other individuals, which is critical. I try to keep it.
Russell Simmons
I can tell you if you look at the polls, Democrats, Republicans, Independents, they do not think we should increase the debt limit.
Jim DeMint
I have never been over concerned or obsessed with opinion polls or popularity polls. I think a leader who is, is a weak leader. Between being loved and being feared, I have always believed Machiavelli was right. If nobody is afraid of me, I’m meaningless.
Lee Kuan Yew
Unlike Washington, the California legislature has proved that cooperation is both possible and essential to successful policymaking, while stubborn absolutism will have you trailing head lice in popularity polls.
Kevin de Leon
We live in a diverse nation, but it isn’t that diverse. If any one state showed results so dramatically different from the results in each of the other 50 states, the likeliest explanation would be that someone had tampered with the polls.
Timothy Noah
According to a new poll, 48 percent of Americans believe that Hillary Clinton is honest and trustworthy. Then Hillary said, ‘Actually I just made that poll up.’
Jimmy Fallon
In those stupid online polls to find the best sitcom ever, ‘Father Ted’ never gets the credit it deserves.
Sean Lock
According to the latest poll, a record 73 percent of Americans think the country is headed in the wrong direction. But the good news: Gas is so expensive that we’ll never get there.
Jay Leno
I think it’s interesting, from a creative point of view, to have witnessed the loss of consciousness on a national level and on a cultural level – Bush had 91 percent support in the polls after 9/11. We wanted to kick some ass!
Aleksandar Hemon
Pundits talk as if polls are always right, but if they were, pundits wouldn’t have jobs.
Mollie Hemingway
Azam Khan must be barred from contesting polls.
Jaya Prada
On the one hand, she is cut off from the protection awarded to her sisters abroad; on the other, she has no such power to defend her interests at the polls, as is the heritage of her brothers at home.
Florence Kelley
If you believe these polls, you’re making a mistake.
Jack Kemp
What the polls don’t tell you is, though other polls do, is that if you do a study of CEOs, top executives in corporations, they’re liberal.
Noam Chomsky
How Bush and his junta succeeded in deflecting America’s anger from bin Laden to Saddam Hussein is one of the great public relations conjuring tricks of history. But they swung it. A recent poll tells us that one in two Americans now believe Saddam was responsible for the attack on the World Trade Centre.
John le Carre
We need to show the voters left behind by Trump’s tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations that our party represents them and that we’re beholden only to them. We’ve got to give them a reason to go to the polls.
Bill de Blasio
Leaders are responsible not for running public opinion polls but for the consequences of their actions.
Henry Kissinger
These days there are not enough of such intermediary groups, between the state and the individual, with the result that political leaders are often unduly guided by opinion polls.
Jacques Delors
A new poll reveals that 56% of Americans believe that Wal-Mart is bad for the country, while the other 44% work there.
Amy Poehler
A “New York Times”/CBS poll found 59 percent of the country didn`t think Sarah Palin was prepare for the job that John McCain had picked her for.
Rachel Maddow
When Caroline Kennedy endorsed Barack Obama in 2008 as her father’s rightful heir, she laid upon him the mantle of Camelot and the enduring mystique of John F. Kennedy, who, according to polls, continues to be America’s most beloved president.
Kitty Kelley
We’ve got a poll out there saying that Obamacare has never been more popular? Well, maybe it’s people like at 25% and it’s only gotten to 23% before, who knows, but the headline is so misleading, it’s fake news. And that’s gonna continue.
Rush Limbaugh
Bringing climate change to the forefront of American politics means making politicians feel the heat – in their campaign coffers and at the polls – and it’s time we voters make a change.
Tom Steyer
In the polls, over 80% support the right to die and have done for the last 25 years. Even 80% of practising Catholics and Protestants support it, plus 76% of Church Times readers.
Polly Toynbee
When Time magazine conducted a poll in Europe in March [2003] asking which of three – North Korea, Iraq, or the United States – was the biggest threat to world peace, a whopping 86.9% answered the United States.
Immanuel Wallerstein
What makes me worry today is the alarming decline in the trust in democratic institutions – political parties, Parliaments, political leaders. Less and less people are going to the polls in most advanced democracies.
Ivan Krastev
A new poll showed that 66% of Americans think President Bush is doing a poor job handling the war in Iraq and the remaining 34% think that Adam and Eve rode dinosaurs to church.
Tina Fey
I think this is the first time I’ve altered a book based on what you guys told me. So it’s an occasion! Soon I’ll be putting up polls to choose between plots, and then it’s a short stop to accepting anonymous contributions and stapling them together while I sip margaritas on the deck of a Pacific cruise ship.
Max Barry