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Hot Air Candidate Survey Results: October Edition

Herman Cain leads the pack for the first time, taking 39% of the vote. Cain also wins the second choice and declared candidate ballots. Sarah Palin takes second for a third consecutive week. Rick Perry...

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Hot Air Candidate Survey: Post-Palin/Post-Christie Edition

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Hot Air Candidate Survey Results: Post-Palin/Post-Christie Edition

Herman Cain continues to hold a commanding lead after the departure of Sarah Palin and Chris Christie from the field. Cain is followed by Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, and Ron Paul. The...

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Pre-occupied in St. Louis

”Socialism has killed more people than both world wars combined,” the speaker told the group that had assembled. The crowd’s reaction was decidedly negative, but not unexpected. One young man smiled...

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Livestream Event — Job Creation: How it really works and why the government...

Andrew Puzder is the CEO of CKE Restaurants, which owns Hardee’s. Puzder has been an outspoken advocate for regulatory reform, and tonight he’ll be discussing the substance of his book, Job Creation:...

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Hot Air Snap Survey: Primary Scenarios

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Hot Air Snap Survey Results

Over 5000 readers voted. Herman Cain continues to hold the lead, although he’s slid a little in the last couple of weeks. Rick Perry is still in second, but losing ground rapidly to Newt Gingrich. When...

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Hot Air Presidential Survey Results

Two things worth noting, and then I’ll let the results speak for themselves. First, the top five candidates from the last survey are again the top five candidates in this survey, and in exactly the...

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Hot Air’s Mid-November Survey Results

The vote map: (Hover your cursor over the map and use the “frame with the plus sign” icon to zoom in on a specific region. The plus and minus signs control your zoom.) Powered by Tableau The trend: The...

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How does the Hot Air Survey match up to the pros? You decide.

A special thanks to Lori Williams at Tableau for her instrumental help in putting this together. I’ve used Tableau Public (which is free software) for a while to map data; this is the first time I’ve...

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Hot Air Presidential Survey Results

For the second survey in a row, Newt Gingrich leads the pack with nearly 50% of the vote. Rick Perry has moved back into second place, coming in just ahead of Mitt Romney, who finishes third. Herman...

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Hot Air Snap Survey: Post-Cain Edition

A pared down survey. Let’s see where everyone stands. Loading…

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Hot Air Snap Survey Results

We have some movement here, but the “why” is subject to some debate. The December survey suggested that Newt Gingrich would gain some Cain votes after Cain got out. That might have played out, but...

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And the 2011 Hot Air Readership Republican of the Year Award goes to…

A big thanks to everyone that participated in our Second Annual HARRY balloting, particularly as the holidays have kicked in. Who’s the Hot Air Readership Republican of the Year? Let’s start with the...

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Hot Air Survey: Pre-South Carolina Results

Newt Gingrich leads once again, followed by Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, and Rick Santorum. From the beginning of these surveys, only the active candidates to date: From the beginning of these surveys, all...

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Hot Air Survey: Pre-Florida

What say you? I’ll reveal a few poll results before they’re officially posted on my Twitter on Monday, so stay tuned here, and there. Loading…

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Hot Air Pre-Florida Survey Results

Posted without comment. If you’re interested in cross-tabs, contact me here. Pretty interesting one on the Palin v. Christie question… And VP:

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Hot Air Survey: CPAC Edition

Like last time, I’ll be releasing some early results of the survey here. Good luck to all the candidates! Loading…

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Hot Air Survey Results: CPAC Edition

Rick Santorum has taken the lead for the first time at Hot Air. He is followed by Newt Gingrich,  Mitt Romney, and Ron Paul. Who did voters prefer in 2008, and who do they prefer now? Questions? You...

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Hot Air Survey Results: Pre-Michigan and Arizona

Rick Santorum continues to lead a field which has tightened a bit since the last survey. Mitt Romney returns to second place, followed by Newt Gingrich, with Ron Paul far behind. The voter landscape is...

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Hot Air Survey Results: Mississippi, Alabama and Hawaii Edition

We have a new leader in the Hot Air Survey, and this time, it’s Mitt Romney. Romney leads for the first time, taking 46% of the overall vote. He’s followed by Newt Gingrich at 26%, Rick Santorum at...

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There is no “just trust us” clause in the Constitution

Tomorrow, the United States Supreme Court continues hearing arguments regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), a.k.a., Obamacare. This time, the Court will consider the...

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Place Your Bets: Big Taxpayer Gamble May Be Funded In Part By… Casino Tax...

There are lots of stories about failed “big idea” development programs out there, and Hot Air touches on most of the big national ones. Solyndra in particular is probably the most famous recent member...

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Hot Air Homestretch Survey Final Results

It’s both the highest percentage of the vote and the largest margin between first and second place we’ve had to date. Mitt Romney again takes the Hot Air Survey, this time with 61% of the vote. He’s...

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The Post-Dispatch’s $4 Billion Tax Hike

Missouri’s major dailies have had quite a run over the past few days. Last week, the Kansas City Star told readers that the state’s governor needed “to promote reasonable revenue-enhancing measures” —...

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Another Company Leaves Missouri For Kansas; It’s Time To Stop The Madness

The Kansas-Missouri border war has led to yet another tax incentive-fueled move. The big winner this time? Teva Neuroscience, which will move from Kansas City, Mo.,  to Overland Park, Kan., next year....

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Papa John’s and The Case of the Over-Regulated Food Trucks

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the city has sent out new maps setting out where food trucks can set up shop downtown. Already restricted, the location possibilities for food trucks appear to...

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Voter ID Matters

At the Show-Me Institute, we don’t often wade into the waters of election policy, but frankly, election policy is intimately related to the free-market objectives we promote. Although voters are one...

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A Rare, Wonderful Opportunity To Deliver Better Health Care To Missouri’s...

In February, I wrote at length about an important charitable organization, Remote Area Medical (RAM), which delivers free health care to those who otherwise could not get it. Indeed, RAM and...

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A “Jobs Friday” By Any Other Name Would Have Been As Sour

Friday morning the Labor Department reported that the American economy produced only 69,000 new jobs in May. Experts had expected companies to add nearly three times as many workers over the past...

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Nullification is Unconstitutional

A few weeks ago, we had a lengthy conversation in Show-Me Daily’s comments about whether it would be constitutional for Missouri to nullify the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare). Then last week, the...

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Pivot: Supreme Court Ruling Will Be A Big Headache For Public Sector Unions

While the U.S. Supreme Court did not hand down the long-anticipated decision on 2010’s health care overhaul today, it did publish a ruling that could be a huge problem for public employee unions (PEUs)...

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Hot Air Survey: Vice Presidential Results

After a long run at the top, Marco Rubio has been overtaken by Bobby Jindal as Hot Air’s pick for vice president. Allen West came in third, followed by Paul Ryan and Condoleezza Rice. Over 2300 votes...

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Dem Governor Starting to Read the ObamaCare Tea Leaves in Missouri

Given his support for an Obamacare health insurance exchange, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon isn’t exactly high on the list of people you’d expect to reject the other major element of ObamaCare — the law’s...

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Hot Air Survey: July VP Results

For the second survey in a row, Bobby Jindal takes the top spot in the VP preference poll. Marco Rubio again takes second. Paul Ryan moves into third ahead of fourth-place holding Allen West, and...

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No, It Will Cost Missourians Considerably More Than ‘$20 Per Person’ To...

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has published a commentary by Saint Louis University School of Law Professor Robert Gatter in which the good professor claims that Missourians would only have to pay an...

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Hot Air VP Survey: August Edition

There are rumblings that Mitt Romney may make his VP pick as early as Thursday or Friday, so let’s poll this one last time. Questions? Contact me here. Loading…

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Shame on you, Todd Akin

Today on Dana Loesch’s St. Louis radio program, embattled Missouri Republican nominee for the Senate Rep. Todd Akin rattled off this horrific chain of statements confirming that what the candidate said...

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Watch Live Tonight: Arthur C. Brooks and The Road to Freedom

Click below for live video of the Show-Me Institute’s Speaker Series on Economic Policy, which will begin at about 6:00 p.m. CDT. Tonight’s speaker is Arthur C. Brooks, president of the American...

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The Twenty House Races You Should Be Watching

Two years ago I did a projection of how many seats Republicans would net in the 2010 general election. The experiment turned out… pretty well. So I decided to dive back into the numbers. This time, the...

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