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  • Gallup: Obama job approval surges (swings 10 pts. in 2 weeks; bad news for thinking Americans)

    12/26/2011 1:51:13 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 213 replies · 8+ views
    According to the latest Gallup tracking poll, more Americans approve of the job that President Obama is doing than disapprove for the first time since this summer. The latest Gallup survey shows that 47 percent of Americans now say they approve of the way that President Obama is handling his job. This is a 5 percent improvement since the Dec. 16-18 Gallup survey and marks the first time the president's numbers have been in positive territory since July. The number of Americans who say they disapprove of Obama's job performance has fallen to 45 percent, down 5 points from Dec....
  • Dems Still On the Losing End (photo ID, amnesty, class warfare)

    12/16/2011 11:05:28 AM PST · by heiss · 3 replies
    Powerline ^ | Dec 16, 2011 | John Hinderaker
    Scott Rasmussen finds that an overwhelming 75% support photo ID requirements. The Democrats also hope to stir up their base by attacking state efforts to curb illegal immigration. Here, too, they are paddling the canoe uphill, as likely voters say, by a 52%/34% margin that they would like their state to enact an immigration law like Arizona’s. Gallup finds that growing and expanding the economy is given high priority by 82% of Americans and increasing equality of opportunity for people to get ahead if they want to is considered very important by 70%, while only 46% attribute high priority to...
  • USA Today/Gallup Poll: Romney, Gingrich Beat Obama in 12 Swing States

    12/13/2011 9:37:21 AM PST · by Red Steel · 51 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 10:25 AM | Dan Well
    President Barack Obama is in big trouble, with both Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich leading him in a dozen key swing states, according to a new USA Today/Gallup poll. Former Massachusetts Gov. Romney leads Obama among registered voters 48 percent to 43 percent in the 12 states the survey covers. And former House Speaker Gingrich leads the president 48 percent to 45 percent. Nationwide, Obama leads Gingrich 50 percent to 44 percent and Romney 47 percent to 46 percent, according to the poll. The 12 states include Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania,...
  • Poll: Little love for big gov - 64% of Americans fear big government

    12/12/2011 5:38:38 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | December 12th | MJ LEE
    Americans’ fear of big government - partly fueled by a sharp spike among Democrats since President Barack Obama took office - almost reached a record high this year and is far greater than people’s concerns about big business and big labor, a new Gallup poll Monday shows. An overwhelming 64 percent of people surveyed said big government was the biggest threat to the country, compared to just 26 percent who said big business is their gravest concern and 8 percent who picked big labor.
  • 71% of Americans celebrate Christmas as a holy day

    12/12/2011 10:30:43 AM PST · by Notwithstanding · 68 replies ^ | 12/12/2011 | staff
    More Americans than ever say they celebrate the upcoming holiday of Christmas as a religious one. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 88% of American Adults say they celebrate Christmas, and 81% of this group celebrate it as a religious holiday. Just 16% of those celebrants regard it as a secular holiday.
  • Beneath the Labor Statistics, The Outlook is Grim For Obama

    12/07/2011 9:23:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | December 7, 2011 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON -- Mark Twain, who took a dim view of our elected officials, once said that in the world of politics and government there were lies, damned lies and statistics. The headlines that followed Friday's report said that the number of unemployed Americans had fallen. But the fine print beneath that statistic revealed that this decline was owing largely to the 315,000 discouraged job seekers who stopped looking for work last month and thus were no longer counted among the unemployed. When you deduct these frustrated, long-term jobless Americans from the labor pool equation, guess what? The unemployment rate falls....
  • Shock Poll Iowa : Gingrich 32%, Romney, 19%, Cain 13% [Drudge Headline]

    11/17/2011 1:27:25 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 47 replies · 1+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | NOVEMBER 17, 2011 | Rasmussen Reports
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has already picked up steam among Republican primary voters nationwide, and now he jumps to the front of the GOP pack among caucus-goers in Iowa. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Iowa Republican caucus-goers shows Gingrich with 32% followed by former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney at 19%. Georgia businessman Herman Cain, who led in Iowa last month, drops to third with 13% of the vote. Texas Congressman Ron Paul draws 10% of the vote in Iowa, while Texas Governor Rick Perry and Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann each grab six percent (6%). (To...
  • CNN POLL: Whites give president thumbs DOWN 61%-36%; Non-White thumbs UP 67%-32%...

    11/15/2011 6:03:09 PM PST · by macquire · 69 replies
    Surrrrprise surrrprise surrrprise (anyone old enough to remember Gomer Pyle here?) Exactly as has been pointed out to pollsters for almost 3 years now: IF minorities were holding Obama accountable and NOT voting skin color, Obama would be at a 35% approval instead of hovering around 40 to 42%.
  • CNN Poll: Gingrich soars, Cain drops (Romney 24, Gingrich 22, Cain 14)

    11/14/2011 10:10:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 191 replies
    Washington (CNN) – A new national survey of Republicans indicates that it's basically all tied up between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich in the race for the GOP presidential nomination, with Gingrich on the rise and businessman Herman Cain falling due to the sexual harassment allegations he's been facing the past two weeks. According to a CNN/ORC International Poll released Monday, 24% of Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP say Romney is their most likely choice for their party's presidential nominee with Gingrich at 22%. Romney's two-point advantage is well within the survey's sampling error. While the level...
  • Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (WTH? Hussein rising?)

    11/14/2011 6:56:26 AM PST · by ScottinVA · 157 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 14 November 2011 | Scott Rasmussen
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 23% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Thirty-eight percent (38%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -15 (see trends). That’s the president’s best Approval Index rating in three months. Still, most voters continue to favor repeal of his primary legislative accomplishment, the health care law. The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign...
  • Record-Low Support Banning Handguns in U.S.

    11/07/2011 3:40:58 PM PST · by epow · 27 replies
    According to Gallup’s annual Crime Poll, conducted earlier this month, a record-low 26 percent of Americans favor a ban on the possession of handguns in the United States. When Gallup first asked Americans this question some 50 years ago, 60 percent favored banning handguns; however, since 1975, the majority of Americans have opposed such a measure, with opposition as high as 70 percent in recent years. This data follows the release last month of FBI statistics that show for the fourth straight year sales of firearms have increased while crime has continued to decrease. The Gallup poll also found that...
  • 'Occupy' Movement's Favorability Rating Plummets, For Some Reason

    11/03/2011 11:50:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | November 3, 2011 | Guy Benson
    How very curious:   A sign that the Occupy Wall Street movement isn’t the best long-term vehicle for Democrats to connect themselves with: A new Quinnipiac poll, showing a plurality of voters viewing the group unfavorably.  The poll, released today, show 30 percent of voters surveyed view the movement favorably, 39 percent unfavorably, with an additional 30 percent not hearing enough to have an opinion.  It’s one of the first national polls to suggest voters are growing skeptical of Occupy Wall Street- and it comes as police have clashed with protesters in several cities.  Previous national polls have shown a plurality of...
  • Polling bounce for Obama?

    11/02/2011 9:21:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/02/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Until now, there hasn’t been much indication in national polling that Barack Obama’s embrace of class-warfare rhetoric had gained him much standing with the electorate. On September 8, when Obama gave his jobs speech to a joint session of Congress and kicked off his new populist strategy, the Real Clear Politics poll average for Obama’s job approval was 43.8/51.6. Yesterday’s was 44.0/50.9, hardly any change at all, and the chart shows a more stable period than anything preceding it this year.Today, however, Quinnipiac reports a moderate boost in Obama’s standing to 47/49, up from last month’s 41/55: President Barack Obama’s...
  • SAF Says New Gallup Data Shows Americans Value Their Gun Rights

    10/27/2011 4:40:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 26 October, 2011 | SAF
    BELLEVUE, Wash., Oct. 26, 2011 -- /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today's revelation by Gallup that a record low number of Americans support a legal ban on handgun possession by private citizens demonstrates a positive change in the public attitude about personal protection and the Second Amendment, the Second Amendment Foundation said. According to Gallup, only 26 percent of Americans favor a handgun ban. The annual Gallup Crime poll was conducted Oct. 6-9. "American citizens have become increasingly aware that they are the true 'first responders' when a crime happens in their presence," noted SAF Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb. "The public's attitude...
  • GALLUP: For the First Time, a Majority Blames Obama for the Economy

    10/20/2011 10:04:15 AM PDT · by maggief · 25 replies
    FOXNews ^ | October 20, 2011 | Tim Mak
    EXCERPT A majority — 53 percent — said Obama deserves “a great deal” or a “moderate amount” of the blame for the economic problems that the United States currently faces, the USA Today/Gallup poll from mid-September shows. This figure has jumped from 32 percent in July 2009, after Obama had been in office for only six months
  • RASMUSSEN POLL: Cain 29% Romney 29% Gingrich 10%... Developing...

    10/13/2011 8:20:11 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 320 replies · 1+ views
    Drudge ^ | 13 Oct 2011
    RASMUSSEN POLL: Cain 29% Romney 29% Gingrich 10%... Developing...
  • Young Americans Want Traditional Values

    10/11/2011 10:28:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | October 11, 2011 | Susan Brown
    Appearances can be deceptive. In this age of open disclosure and the Internet, one would think we have access to all knowledge, but we don't. We are still at the mercy of those in charge of providing any given piece of information. Unless we are satisfied with the lop-sided information being spoon-fed to us by those having an agenda, it is up to us to do our own digging for the truth. Odds are you haven't heard much about the results from the portion of the October 5, 2011 Gallup Poll that asked young people from the age of 18...
  • 51% Don't Want Second Term For President Obama

    10/10/2011 5:59:14 AM PDT · by Slyscribe · 22 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/10/2011 | Ed Carson
    A majority of Americans now oppose giving President Obama a second term, reflecting the country's continued weak economic performance, according to the latest IBD/TIPP survey released Monday. By 51%-41%, respondents in October picked "someone new deserves a chance" over Obama "deserves to be re-elected." Among independents, it was 54%-36%. Back in September, the readings were 50%-44% and 53%-38%, respectively.
  • Americans now disapprove of Barack Obama as much as they do Russia's Putin

    10/06/2011 11:52:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 6, 2011 | Andrew Malcom, Political Connections
    In the accelerating chronicles of the Democrat's decline, Barack Obama has just achieved a new level of disapproval among American voters: On the 990th day of his presidency, 52% of his countrymen disapprove of the Chicagoan, according to Gallup's latest three-day rolling average. That means Americans now think as little of their own president as they do of Vladimir Putin, the former Russian spymaster and authoritarian tough guy who's expected to become president again over there. That's gotta sting. Putin's the unsmiling fellow who's seen abroad as reining in Russia's democratic movement, limiting independent media and allowing a certain cult...
  • 43% of blacks believe Obama critics are racist

    10/04/2011 12:11:03 PM PDT · by Mustang Driver · 66 replies · 1+ views
    Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | October 4, 2011 | Don Surber
    Perception is nine-10ths of the law in politics and the perception among a plurality of black Americans is that people oppose the president’s policies because the opponents are racist, a Rasmussen Poll found. On top of that, 21% said black-white relations are getting worse, 43% said white-Hispanic relations are getting worse, and 31% said black-Hispanic relations are getting worse. No other interracial relationships were included in the poll. The big question asked by Rasmussen was the perception of the motive of opposition to the president.