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  • 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 percent—and 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. 11—after 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 Trump’s 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 he’s 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 It’s 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 Trump’s 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
    businessinsider.com ^ | 10/31/17 | Eliza Relman
    Nearly all senators saw a drop in their popularity during 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 and seven are Democrats. And of the 10 most unpopular senators, just two are Democrats, one of whom, New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez, is facing federal corruption charges.    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.
  • Americans want a tax on carbon pollution, but how to get one?

    10/23/2017 11:48:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 95 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 23, 2017 | by Dana Nuccitelli
    According to a new study published by Yale, Americans are willing to pay a carbon tax that would increase their household energy bills by $15 per month, or about 15%, on average. This result is consistent with a survey from last year that also found Americans are willing to pay an average of $15 to $20 per month to combat climate change. Another recent Yale survey found that overall, 78% of registered American voters support taxing and/or regulating carbon pollution, including 67% of Republicans and 60% of conservative Republicans. This raises the question – with such broad support across the...
  • AP-NORC Poll: Most don’t want young immigrants deported

    10/11/2017 7:01:21 AM PDT · by Puppage · 42 replies
    WTNH Television ^ | 10/11/2017 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Just 1 in 5 Americans want to deport young immigrants brought to the United States as children and now here illegally, the focus of a politically fraught debate between the White House and Congress
  • Poll: 76 percent of voters say 'Dreamers' should be allowed to stay

    09/07/2017 2:25:09 PM PDT · by matt04 · 52 replies
    More than three-quarters of Americans surveyed think that beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program should be allowed to stay in the United States, according to a Morning Consult/Politico poll. Seventy-six percent of respondents said the government should allow immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children to remain. 58 percent of that 76 percent believe they should be able to become citizens if they meet certain requirements, while 18 percent said they should be allowed to become legal residents. Only 15 percent of respondents said such immigrants — commonly called "Dreamers" — should be deported, the...
  • Uh Oh: Poll Has Sen. Jeff Flake Trailing GOP Primary Challenger By 14 Points

    08/23/2017 3:01:17 PM PDT · by detective · 92 replies
    Townhall ^ | Aug 23, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake is in trouble from all sides. With a dismal approval rating of 18 percent, he faces a primary challenge from former state Sen. Kelli Ward. At the federal level, President Trump torched Flake for being weak on borders, crime, and being a “non-factor” in the Senate. The president also called him toxic. In July, the Arizona senator’s vulnerabilities were highlighted by FiveThirtyEight, where the publication said it might not be a bad investment for Democrats to find someone to run against Flake since the state is shifting left, he’s never been popular, and he barely won...
  • 6 months in, record low job approval for Trump: Poll

    Americans give President Donald Trump the lowest six-month approval rating of any president in polls dating back 70 years, punctuated by questions about his competence on the world stage, his effectiveness, the GOP health care plan and Russia’s role in the 2016 election. Just 36 percent of Americans polled in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll approve of Trump’s job performance, down 6 points from his 100-day mark, itself a low. The previous president closest to this level at or near six months was Gerald Ford, at 39 percent, in February 1975.
  • AJC poll: Most Georgia 6th voters are very concerned about climate change

    06/13/2017 11:03:31 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 53 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 6/13/17 | Greg Bluestein
    Two-thirds of voters in Georgia’s 6th District are very concerned or extremely concerned about climate change, according to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll conducted after Donald Trump’s decision to pull out from the Paris climate agreement. The poll was conducted after President Donald Trump’s decision to abandon the 2015 pollution-cutting pact, a move that has sharply divided Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel ahead of the June 20 runoff to represent the suburban Atlanta district. Handel has praised Trump’s decision to abandon the pollution-cutting agreement aimed at slowing climate change, calling it a “very bad deal for America and Americans.”...
  • Poll: Germans want Merkel to remain as chancellor

    06/09/2017 5:48:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 06.09.2017
    There are crises everywhere you look these days: from the Middle East, with its constant political turmoil; to Turkey, sliding toward autocracy under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan; to the US, where President Donald Trump appears to question the shared values of the West on a daily basis. Perhaps this is why Germans are apparently so happy to have Angela Merkel as their chancellor. In a new study conducted by polling institute infratest-dimap, in conjunction with German public broadcaster ARD, the leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) earned her best approval rating since the beginning of the refugee crisis in...
  • Poll: Democrats More Out of Touch Than GOP, Trump

    04/24/2017 10:22:28 AM PDT · by blam · 26 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4-23-2017 | Charles Fain Lehman
    More Americans say the Democratic Party is "out of touch with the concerns of most Americans" than either the Republican Party or President Trump, according to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll. According to the survey, 67 percent of those polled said the Democratic Party was "out of touch" with common American concerns, and only 28 percent said the party is "in touch." Six percent said they had no opinion. These numbers are similar to but worse than those for the Republican Party: 62 percent of those polled said they thought Republicans were out of touch, while 32 percent said...
  • Trump Approval Plunges Amid Russia Inquiry, ObamaCare Repeal Failure — IBD/TIPP Poll

    04/03/2017 4:39:58 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 42 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 4/3/2017 | John Merline
    Just 34% of the public approve of the job President Trump is doing, as his support among Republicans and independents tumbles, according to the April IBD/TIPP poll. Fifty six percent disapprove of the job he's doing. Approval ratings for a president haven't been this low President Bush's last months in office. Last month, 40% of independents approved of the job Trump is doing; just 29% approve today. Among Republicans, Trump's job approval is 74%, which represents a 14-point decline from last month. The latest IBD/TIPP poll was taken from March 24-30, and includes responses from 904 people across the country,...
  • Poll: 63% of Americans Say Traditional TV and Newspaper Outlets Report ‘Fake News’

    04/01/2017 2:41:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 31, 2017 | 4:02 PM EDT | Craig Bannister
    While most Americans say that both traditional and online media are reporting “fake news,” they’re more than twice as likely to attribute the falsehoods to deliberate deception rather than to incompetence, a new poll by Monmouth University reveals. Nearly two-thirds (63%) of Americans say they’re either “regularly” (27%) or “occasionally” being fed fake news by traditional major TV and newspaper outlets. Asked to cite the reason that these media report fake news, 39% say they do it “On purpose in order to push an agenda,” while only 17% say it is “By accident or because of poor fact checking.” Another...
  • Trump's Approval Rating Drops to New Low of 36%

    03/27/2017 6:56:55 PM PDT · by boycott · 51 replies
    www.gallup.com ^ | March 27, 2017 | Frank Newport
    President Donald Trump's job approval rating fell to 36% for the three-day period of March 24-26, following Republican House leaders' failed effort to pass a new healthcare bill that would have replaced the Affordable Care Act. Trump's three-day reading prior to Friday's events was 41%. His previous low point was 37%, recorded March 16-18. His highest reading was 46% in the week following his Jan. 20 inauguration, and he has averaged 42% for his term to date. Trump's current 36% is two percentage points below Barack Obama's low point of 38%, recorded in 2011 and 2014. Trump has also edged...
  • Yale University Climate Opinion Maps Show What Americans Think About Global Warming

    03/04/2017 6:34:12 AM PST · by pa_dweller · 14 replies
    Yale University ^ | 3/3/17 | Sean Breslin
    Americans are split geographically on the topic of climate change, sometimes by county lines or congressional districts, according to new data released by Yale University's Program on Climate Change Communication. The Climate Opinion Maps give Americans an interactive glimpse into the country's view of threats from global warming. The survey results are sortable on the study's website, allowing users to see the Americans' opinions on climate change at a state, county and even metro level.
  • Trump approval at 50 percent in new [Politico/Morning Consult] poll

    02/28/2017 7:27:49 AM PST · by GonzoII · 36 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 2/28/17 | Morning Joe
    Donald Trump's approval rating seems to have reached a new high in the latest Politico/Morning Consult poll of registered voters. Duration: 1:58