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Federal Government Shutdown – There is Plenty of Anger to Go Around

The shutdown of the federal government is taking its toll….and we’re not talking just about the 800,000 federal employees who have now been out of work for more than one week.   People are angry. In our latest CNN|ORC International Poll almost two-thirds (63%) of Americans polled say they are angry at the Republicans for the […]

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State of the Union Address 2013: Who Won – Obama or Rubio?

It was a wild news night last night. You could see it in CNN’s coverage of the State of the Union address. The SOU was almost overshadowed by the events surrounding the frenzied culmination of the manhunt for Christopher Dorner, the ex-Los Angeles police officer carrying out a vendetta against his police brethren. I half […]

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Election 2012 Has Come to a Close!

ORC International is pleased to share highlights from our CNN|ORC International 2012 election polls. ORC International is pleased to be a partner to CNN on the CNN|ORC International poll. For the last six years, ORC International has conducted national polls, state-level polls, post-debate and speech polls, as well as polls to support CNN documentaries. The polls, regularly seen on […]

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Nothing Like the Sound of Autumn Leaves Crunching While Political Pots are Boiling

Many people are waking up these days with sore throats and runny noses from the temperature switch, but luckily social media participation isn’t dependent on either body part being in optimal shape. For those feeling a fever coming on, it’s probably from the Election Day bug, arriving in 20 days. Tuesday night was the second presidential debate, […]

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Buzz Remained High as the Baton Passed on to Running Mates

The first vice president of the United States, John Adams, famously described the job of the vice president as “the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived.” My, how times have changed and evolved. The office of the vice president has grown substantially in power, influence and importance, particularly at the turn […]

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First Showdown Sends the Online World into Political Frenzy

Between the supporters, the challengers, the undecided and the unconcerned this political season, there is an overwhelming amount of conversation bombarding radios, television screens, news publications and social media pages everywhere. The three presidential debates and the one between running mates will cover topics spanning the economy, foreign policy, healthcare, education, the role of government, […]

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Will Job Recovery Begin in 2013?

The unemployment rate in the United States has remained over 8% since February 2009 and one of the most common questions about the economy is when will significant and sustained job growth return.  The 2012 NYSE Euronext CEO Report, released on August 27th, provides some interesting answers and insight into this subject matter. The outlook […]

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Social Media Adds Insight to the Race for the White House

The Michigan and Arizona primaries failed to cement leadership status for either Mitt Romney or Rick Santorum. While Romney escaped what would have been a serious threat to his presidential bid – loss of the Arizona and Michigan primaries – lingering concerns continue to plague his public perception. Combining the results of social media analysis […]

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Susan G. Komen’s Brand Reputation Suffers after Planned Parenthood Cuts

The brand reputation of Susan G. Komen, a leading breast cancer charity, has taken a major hit in the wake of its decision to not renew a Planned Parenthood grant that funded breast exams. In fact, using Infegy’s Social Radar we found that the organization’s negative sentiment jumped from just 10% on January 27 to […]

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State of the Union Garners Record Online Buzz

On January 24, President Obama delivered his third State of the Union; Using Infegy’s Social Radar, we found that the address led to Obama’s highest online buzz in the last 12 months. Combined, Obama and the State of the Union were mentioned in 1.9% of all online conversations during the last two days, slightly edging […]

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