poll http://wamc.org en Rich Honen - What Makes A Bad President? http://wamc.org/post/rich-honen-what-makes-bad-president <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In a Fox News poll in December 2013, 28% responded that Obama was one of the worst presidents while a similar number—22% -- rated him as great or the greatest.</p><p>What makes a bad president? Who else is in the running? And how can a sitting president be viewed by roughly equal amounts of people simultaneously as the best and the worst? Rich Honen joins us to discuss these questions.</p><p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 81811 at http://wamc.org 7/18/13 - Panel http://wamc.org/post/71813-panel <p>Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Newsman Ray Graf, Times Union Editor Rex Smith and Times Union state editor and columnist Casey Seiler. Joe Donahue moderates.</p><p>Topics:<br>Surveillance Backlash<br>NYC Poll<br><a href="http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Cuomo-rates-as-sideshow-in-political-circus-4671553.php">Cuomo ranked on Bad Gov. List</a><br>Emmy Nominations Thu, 18 Jul 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 69483 at http://wamc.org 5/20/13 - Panel http://wamc.org/post/52013-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Associate Editor, Mike Spain, and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.</p><p>Topics include:<br><a href="http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/05/19/have-new-controversies-hurt-obama-has-gop-overreacted/?hpt=hp_t2">Obama Poll</a><br><a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/05/19/student-debt-weighs-on-overall-economy/2321133/">Student Debt</a><br><a href="http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-report-yahoo-board-acquire-tumblr-11-billion-20130519,0,1922681.story">Yahoo buys Tumblr</a><br><a href="http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Odato-IG-report-Work-of-rogue-tax-squad-sloppy-4529857.php">IG report: Work of rogue tax squad sloppy at best</a><br><a href="http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Sampson-earmark-missing-4529790.php">Sampson earmark missing</a></p><p> Mon, 20 May 2013 13:00:00 +0000 David Guistina 65101 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner with Tim Vercellotti http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-tim-vercellotti <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The special election primaries in Massachusetts are just a few days away.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that it’s still unclear what impact the Boston Marathon bombings will have on the race.</p><p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 63217 at http://wamc.org SRI Releases Financial Planning Survey http://wamc.org/post/sri-releases-financial-planning-survey <p>Today is April 15th, tax deadline day for most Americans, and the Siena Research Institute is out with its annual "Special New York State Financial Planning Survey" -&nbsp; 46 percent (up from 43 percent last year) of New York residents say they paid too much in taxes this year while 42 percent believe they paid the right amount.<br><br><a href="http://www.siena.edu/uploadedfiles/home/parents_and_community/community_page/sri/independent_research/Tax0413%20Release%20Final.pdf">Here is a link to the survey</a> (PDF file).<br> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 16:32:19 +0000 Dave Lucas 62260 at http://wamc.org Parents reject speed of Common Core, test implementation http://wamc.org/post/parents-reject-speed-common-core-test-implementation <p>A new poll by New York State United Teachers shows a decisive number of parents say their kids haven't had enough time to prepare for standardized tests on New York state’s new Common Core learning standards.</p><p>NYSUT polled 400 parents about the new Common Core learning standards and upcoming standardized tests. Teachers say that students will be tested this month on material that has not yet been taught. State education policymakers acknowledge student test scores are expected to drop by as much as 30 percent.</p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 19:11:13 +0000 Dave Lucas 61364 at http://wamc.org Parents reject speed of Common Core, test implementation Poll: 41 pct in NY say Cuomo gun law 'about right' http://wamc.org/post/poll-41-pct-ny-say-cuomo-gun-law-about-right <p>The poll by NBC New York, the Wall Street Journal and Marist College found 19 percent of New Yorkers felt the gun law didn't go far enough.</p><p>Director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion Lee Miringoff says opposition to the law upstate effected the Governors approval numbers.</p><p>Overall, 56 percent felt Cuomo was doing a good or excellent job. That's down from 59 percent in October.</p><p>Thursday's poll questioned 814 adults Feb. 26 to Feb. 28, shortly after the new gun law was enacted. It has a margin of error of 3.4 percentage points.</p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 13:02:21 +0000 Jaired Crofut 59401 at http://wamc.org Poll: 41 pct in NY say Cuomo gun law 'about right' Congressional Corner with Tim Vercellotti - Part 3 http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-tim-vercellotti-part-3-12 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Massachusetts’ special Senate primaries are approaching.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, surveys the field of candidates with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.</p><p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 15:47:34 +0000 Alan Chartock 59221 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner with Tim Vercellotti - Part 1 http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-tim-vercellotti-part-1-13 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Politicos have long speculated about Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s next move.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Patrick is already on the 2016 radar.</p><p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 15:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 59040 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner with Tim Vercellotti - Part 3 http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-tim-vercellotti-part-3-11 <p>After years of incoming flak, the polling industry regained some credibility in the 2012 presidential election.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock it’s time to look ahead to 2014 .</p><p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 15:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 55193 at http://wamc.org