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2012-11-05 20:23:06

WILTON, Conn., Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Who will win the popular vote for president? It is too close to call, with Barack Obama and Mitt Romney each expected to receive 48 percent of the vote based on a Toluna survey of 1,505 early or likely voters, all online users. Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party and Jill Stein of the Green Party are expected to receive two and one percent of the vote, respectively, as well. Finally, "other" candidates are expected to receive two percent of the...

2012-10-04 06:23:54

NEW YORK, Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Randstad's Employee Confidence Index rose 0.8 points to 52.4 in September, and was 7.6 points higher than the year low of 44.8 in September 2011. According to the Index, employees are feeling more confident in the future of their current employers and are indicating a higher level of job security than this past August. In fact, 56 percent of workers report that they are not planning to job search in the next 12 months even though more...

2012-10-01 10:24:47

DALLAS, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- There is a strong likelihood that gifts to charitable organizations will decrease should President Obama win re-election, according to a national study sponsored by Dunham+Company. The survey of donors conducted by Campbell Rinker found that more than 1 in 5 donors (21 percent) would decrease their giving if President Obama wins Nov. 6. This compares to 16 percent should Romney be elected. "The survey also showed that giving from the most generous...

2012-09-28 10:21:59

NEW YORK, Sept. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- After a referees' union lockout spanning the pre-season and the first three weeks of the regular National Football League (NFL) season, football fields across the country will welcome back the professional referees and say good-bye to their much-maligned replacements this weekend. And, this may come just in time: when asked how they think the quality of the games has been since the beginning of the season with the replacement referees, when compared...

2012-09-20 18:20:47

BOSTON, Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fifty percent (50%) of voters who watched tonight's U.S. Senate debate between Senator Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren said the Senator won, with 40% saying that Warren won the debate (6% thought it was a tie and 4% were undecided) according to a Kimball Political Consulting survey of "likely voters" in Massachusetts. The poll also shows that 55% of likely voters actually watched the debate leading to speculation by the pollster...

2012-08-06 02:24:37

NEW YORK, Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Many Americans are continuing on with their summertime travel and vacation plans this year, despite the economy. More than two in five U.S. adults (44%) say the economy does not have any impact on their travel plans, which is a slight increase from 2009 (40%) and a decrease from 2010 (46%). Just under one in ten (8%) say they will be more likely to travel (up from 6% in 2010) and 36% say they will be less likely to travel (same as 2010) because of the...

2012-08-02 06:22:41

NEW YORK, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Randstad's Employee Confidence Index increased by 1.1-points to 52.2 in July after declining for three consecutive months. Compared to this time last year, the Index is measuring 4.4 points higher and still remains above the positive confidence threshold of 50.0. While U.S. second quarter growth and hiring outlooks remain sluggish, employees are surprisingly more upbeat about their personal employment situation. "Similarly to the U.S. Consumer...

2012-07-19 02:24:16

NEW YORK, July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Smart TV manufacturers are hoping that the popularity of apps with smartphone and tablet users makes its way to the living room. Manufacturers and retailers are selling more and more televisions preloaded with Internet-connected functionality, frequently referred to as Smart TVs. This provides an environment where consumers can use apps to do anything from surfing the Internet using a fully functional web browser, to streaming their favorite movies, TV...

2012-05-16 10:23:33

PHOENIX, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A majority of Arizona voters favor private school choice measures of all kinds, including scholarship tax credits, education savings accounts, and special needs scholarships, according to a survey released yesterday by the American Federation for Children (AFC)--the nation's voice for school choice--and the Hispanic Council for Reform and Educational Options (HCREO). Favorability was strongest among Arizona respondents on the...

2012-04-18 06:21:17

NEW YORK, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Since the summer of 2009, the Harris Poll has been tracking Americans' attitudes toward the environment as well as their engagement in various environmentally-friendly, or "green," behaviors. The latest installment finds that many green behaviors, including those capable of saving consumers money, continue to decline. And perhaps more alarming, considerably fewer U.S. adults now express concern for, and awareness of, environmental issues. (Logo:...