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  • Ted Cruz vs. Beto O'Rourke | How poll results can be so different

    09/20/2018 4:13:50 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 42 replies
    kvue abc ^ | Published: 5:32 PM CDT September 19, 2018 Updated: 7:34 PM CDT September 19, 2018 | Ashley Goudeau
    There are now conflicting polls in the race to represent Texas in the U.S. Senate. On Tuesday, Quinnipiac University released a poll showing Ted Cruz with a nine-point lead. But Wednesday, an Ipsos poll put Beto O'Rourke up by two points... ...Tuesday, Cruz was up by nine points in the polls and then Wednesday, a different poll had O'Rourke up by two points. That's a significant shift because Wednesday's poll is the first to give O'Rourke the the lead... ...But how can the polls have such different results? "There are different polling techniques," said Sherri Greenberg , Clinical Professor at...
  • Bad Vibes: CNN Shows Dems Leading Senate Races In Tennessee, Arizona

    09/17/2018 5:52:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/17/2017 | AllahPundit
    Not by one or two points either. The lead in Tennessee is five while the lead in Arizona is seven.Both states are supposed to be gimmes for the GOP, but CNN notes that each happens to be the home of a vocal Trump critic in the Senate who’s now retiring. Tennessee is Bob Corker country whereas Arizona is the home of Jeff Flake. I wonder how many Trump-skeptic Republican voters in each state have taken the senators’ criticisms of POTUS to heart and concluded that the best message they can send to the White House is to cross over...
  • Election 2018: Florida Senate - Florida Senate: Nelson (D) 45%, Scott (R) 44%

    09/14/2018 1:49:54 AM PDT · by familyop · 63 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | September 13, 2018 | Rasmussen
    Incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson and retiring Republican Governor Rick Scott are in a virtual tie in the hotly contested U.S. Senate race in Florida. The first Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone and online survey of Likely Florida Voters finds Nelson with 45% support to Scotts 44%. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate and six percent (6%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
  • Q Poll: Big gender gap in too-close-to-call governors race (Florida)

    09/04/2018 11:52:54 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 54 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | September 4, 2018 | Adam C. Smith
    A newly released poll by Quinnipiac University finds the governor's race between Ron DeSantis and Andrew Gillum virtually tied, with Tallahassee Mayor Gillum supported by 50 percent of likely voters and U.S. Rep. DeSantis by 47 percent. The Aug. 30 Sept. 3 poll of 785 likely Florida voters (MoE +/- 4.3 percent) found men backing DeSantis over Gillum, 52 percent to 45, and women preferring Gillum, 56 percent to 43 percent. "Mayor Andrew Gillum came out of his upset victory in the Florida Democratic primary with a head of steam," said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac...
  • Seventy percent of Americans support 'Medicare for all' in new poll

    08/23/2018 10:16:07 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/24/18 | Megan Keller
    A vast majority 70 percent of Americans in a new poll supports "Medicare for all," also known as a single-payer health-care system. The ReutersIpsos survey found 85 percent of Democrats said they support the policy along with 52 percent of Republicans. Medicare for all has been in the headlines after a study by the libertarian-leaning Mercatus Center at George Mason University found it would lead to $32.6 trillion increase in federal spending over a 10-year period. The studys author, Charles Blahous, wrote in The Wall Street Journal earlier this month that even doubling taxes would not cover the...
  • Poll: Dead Heat in Ohio-12 Special Congressional Election

    08/06/2018 4:16:21 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 6, 2018 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    An Emerson College e-Poll released on Monday shows that Tuesdays special election in Ohios 12th Congressional District is a dead heat between Democrat Danny OConnor and Republican Troy Balderson. The Emerson College Polling Society said in a statement accompanying the release of the poll: The final US Congressional special election before the November midterm elections will be held on August 7 in Ohios 12th district and it shows a neck and neck race: The Democrat, Franklin County Recorder Danny OConnor has 47% of the vote and Republican, State Senator Troy Balderson is at 46%, 7% of very likely voters were...
  • NO BLUE WAVE: A Midterm Election Preview For The House of Representatives

    07/25/2018 8:19:15 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/25/2018 | Keith Naughton
    Just a few months ago Democrats envisioned a Blue Wave, gaining 40-50 seats. Today their expectation have been tempered and for good reason. Since 1946, Democrats have gained an average of 21 seats in the midterms when the president is a Republican. That gain would not be enough for a majority, where the Democrats need to gain 25 seats. Using election data since 1946, on average the presidents party (Republican or Democratic) loses 21 seats in the first midterm election. But that average masks big swings, from a 63-seat loss in 2010 to an 8-seat gain in 2002. The...
  • Realclearpolitics calls House race tied

    07/25/2018 10:59:01 AM PDT · by pabianice · 62 replies
    realclearpolitics ^ | July, 2018 | realclearpolitics
    Anyone else notice that realclearpolitics is calling the House race essentially tied (199-D, 202-R) with 34 too close to call. And the Senate 45-48 with seven too close to call? Seems unlikely to me.
  • American Voters Support Roe V. Wade 2-1 - Quinnipiac Poll

    07/02/2018 12:13:17 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 71 replies
    Quinnipiac Poll ^ | 07/02/18 | Quinnipiac
    There is only a small gender gap as American voters agree 63 - 31 percent with the U.S. Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision on abortion, according to a Quinnipiac University National Poll released today. Men agree 61 - 32 percent, while women agree 65 - 30 percent, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University National Poll finds. Republicans disagree with Roe v. Wade 58 - 36 percent. Every other listed party, gender, education, age and racial group agrees. The Supreme Court is mainly motivated by politics rather than law, American voters say 50 - 42 percent. The court is too liberal,...
  • Trump's approval rating above 50% in new Florida poll

    06/26/2018 6:02:17 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 36 replies
    Ocala .com ^ | June 25, 2018 | By Zac Anderson
    A CBS News poll conducted between June 19 and June 22 provides the latest piece of good news for Republicans hoping to beat back a predicted "blue wave." Among likely voters, Trump has an approval rating of 53 percent in the poll while 48 percent disapprove of the president's job performance. The online survey of 1,002 registered voted - conducted for CBS News by YouGov - comes on the heels of a Politico poll released last week that had Trump at 48 percent approval in Florida and 49 percent disapproval. Factoring in the margin of error in both polls, Trump...
  • Americans favor Trudeau over Trump on trade policy: poll

    06/16/2018 1:44:26 PM PDT · by Innovative · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 16, 2018 | John Bowden
    More Americans see themselves aligned with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau than President Trump in the two leaders' conflict over trade policy, a new poll finds. A Global News/Ipsos poll released Saturday finds that Trudeau enjoys a 20-point advantage over the U.S. president among Americans when it comes to which leader respondents think is better handling the discussions over tariffs and other trade issues. Fifty-seven percent of U.S. respondents told the poll they support Trudeau's actions, compared to just 37 percent who said the same for Trump.
  • US support for Iran deal reaches highest point: poll

    05/05/2018 7:47:25 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 02, 2018 | Aris Folley
    Public support for the Iran deal has reached its highest point previously recorded, according to a new poll, right as a deadline approaches for President Trump to re-certify the agreement in 10 days. 56 percent of people polled in the Morning ConsultPolitico survey released Wednesday morning backed the nuclear deal, while 26 percent opposed it. Republican voters are split, with 46 percent of voters in favor of the bill versus 42 percent against it. The level of net support is at its highest since the last time it reached 56 percent, in April 2017. The agreement, also known as the...
  • The Good News for Christians From An Otherwise Bleak Pew Study

    04/29/2018 9:04:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies ^ | April 29, 2018 | J. Warner Wallace
    Ive been tracking the decline of Christianity in America ever since serving as a youth pastor in the early 2000s. Even back then I couldnt help but notice the astonishing rate at which young Christians were leaving the Church. The polls have been consistent about this, and the latest Pew Research Center study (surveying more than 4,700 U.S. adults) is no exception.If youre a Christian, the poll offers a distressing assessment:Our Numbers Are Shrinking Only 56% of Americans say they believe in God as described in the Bible. The number of people who claim a belief in God or...
  • Gallup: 20% Say 'Government' Is Top Problem; Health Care 2nd, 'Taxes' at Bottom of List

    Americans' top concerns on the most important problem list in 2017 focused more on how government operates than on any particular domestic or international policy issue. Only about one in five mention any aspect of the economy as the top problem, and there is no one specific policy issue that pops up as a dominant concern. Rather, Americans appear to be most worried about the way in which their government operates and about the people who occupy positions of leadership in the U.S. -- including the 20% who mention the government per se, and another 7% who mention the need...
  • Another Alabama Poll: Doug Jones Takes Lead Over Roy Moore

    11/12/2017 9:14:48 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 12, 2017 | Matthew Boyle
    MONTGOMERY, Alabama A new poll from JMC Analytics shows Democrat Doug Jones taking a lead over conservative Republican Judge Roy Moore in the Senate race here as allegations against Moore from the Washington Post roil the Senate race. The poll, released on Sunday morning, shows Jones at 46 percent and Moore at 42 percent while Arlester McBride, an independent, gets 2 percentand 9 percent are undecided. With leaners included, Jones clocks in at 48 percent, Moore at 44 percent, and McBride at 2 percent with 6 percent undecided. The survey was conducted on Nov. 9 and Nov. 11after the...
  • NBC/WSJ Poll: In Trump Counties, More Say U.S. Is Worse Off Than Better Off

    11/07/2017 9:54:12 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | November 7, 2017 | by CARRIE DANN
    WASHINGTON One year after Donald Trumps shocking election upset, many Americans who live in the key counties that propelled him to victory remain unconvinced that the country is better off now that hes in the White House, a new poll from NBC News and The Wall Street Journal shows. The poll, which sampled residents of 438 counties that either flipped from voting Democratic in the 2012 presidential election to Republican in 2016, or saw a significant surge for Trump last year, found that a third 32 percent believe the country is better off now than it was...
  • A Growing Share of Americans Say Its Not Necessary to Believe in God to be Moral

    11/06/2017 6:42:17 PM PST · by marshmallow · 64 replies
    Pew Research ^ | 10/16/17 | Gregory A. Smith
    Most U.S. adults now say it is not necessary to believe in God to be moral and have good values (56%), up from about half (49%) who expressed this view in 2011. This increase reflects the continued growth in the share of the population that has no religious affiliation, but it also is the result of changing attitudes among those who do identify with a religion, including white evangelical Protestants. Surveys have long shown that religious nones those who describe themselves religiously as atheist, agnostic or nothing in particular are more likely than those who identify with a...
  • 49 percent of Americans think Trump likely committed a crime (POLL)

    11/02/2017 3:13:09 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 71 replies
    AB "News" ^ | November 2, 2017 | By GARY LANGER
    About half the respondents in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll suspect that President Donald Trump broke the law during the presidential campaign, and just 3 in 10 Americans surveyed think that alleged wrongdoing ends with those who were charged this week by the special counsel. The poll finds substantial support for the investigation, with 58 percent approving of how special counsel Robert Mueller is handling it, and more 68 percent approving of the filing of federal charges against Trumps former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and one of his associates. See PDF with full results here.
  • Republican senators' approval ratings are plummeting

    11/01/2017 1:44:42 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 29 replies ^ | 10/31/17 | Eliza Relman
    Nearly all senators saw a drop in their popularityduring the third quarter of 2017, but GOP lawmakers took the biggest hit, according to a new Morning Consult poll. Of the 25 senators whose approval ratings fell the most, 18 are Republicans andseven are Democrats. And of the 10 most unpopular senators, just two are Democrats, one of whom, New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez, is facing federal corruptioncharges. Maine Sen. Susan Collins, Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, and Nevada Sen. Dean Heller, all Republicans, saw their net approval ratings among GOP voters fall 40 points, 31 points, and 25 points,respectively. All...
  • 64 percent of Americans support legalizing marijuana, 51 percent of Republicans

    10/25/2017 1:14:49 PM PDT · by JP1201 · 106 replies
    A new Gallup poll shows growing support for marijuana legalization, with 64 percent of Americans now in favor of the measure. The number is the highest level of support in nearly half a century of surveying adults on the issue, according to Gallup. Support has steadily increased in recent years, with the latest figure up 4 percentage points over last year and up 14 points from 2011. The poll also showed a majority of Republicans favoring legalization for the first time, with 51 percent expressing support. That number is up 9 percentage points from last year, according to Gallup.