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  • Obama's approval numbers deep in the tank again

    07/25/2014 6:05:23 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 27 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 25 Jul 2014 | T. Becket Adams
    President Obama's approval rating declined this week by three points to 39 percent, down from its previous posting of 42 percent, according to the latest Gallup polling data. The new data, which Gallup collects daily and has a margin of error of plus of minus 3 percentage points, reflects how American voters feel about the job Obama is doing in the White House. The decline in approval comes at a time when the White House has fumbled its response to the growing crisis on the border, Russia's provocations in the east and the increasingly violent civil war in Iraq. Of...
  • Gallup: Israel’s critics are younger, less educated, less informed and more Democratic

    07/25/2014 8:22:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/25/2014 | Guy Benson
    First, the reassuring news: Americans’ pro-Israel sentiments remain near an all-time high, according to Pew’s latest numbers, and CNN measures public support for Israel’s recent actions against Hamas at a robust (57/43). Gallup’s latest nationwide survey, however, shows a much closer split on the righteousness of Israel’s defensive military campaign — although only a fractional minority is willing to defend Hamas’ terror campaign: According to Gallup’s internals, self-identifying Republicans are the primary reason Israel’s actions attract plurality support in this poll. GOP-leaners back Israel’s actions by a whopping 44-point margin; the numbers turn upside-down among independents (-10), and especially...
  • Gallup Poll: Muslims Most Supportive of Obama; Mormons, Least

    07/11/2014 9:22:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/11/2014 | Stoyan Zaimov
    A Gallup poll released Friday shows that President Barack Obama enjoys the highest approval rating from Muslims among religious groups. Mormons are the least supportive of Obama. The poll, which asked how Obama was doing during the first six months of 2014, found that 72 percent of U.S. Muslims approve of the job he is doing, while 20 percent disapprove. Among "other non-Christians," 59 percent approved of Obama's job performance, 55 percent of "Jewish" adults expressed approval, and 54 percent of those under the "No religion/theist" category said they approve. Roman Catholics had a 44 percent approval and 51 percent...
  • ADP, Gallup jobs report point to job growth in June

    07/02/2014 12:24:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/02/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Since Friday is a federal holiday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics will release its jobs report for June 2014 tomorrow. Both ADP and Gallup have their usual leading indicator surveys out this morning, and the news looks relatively good from both. The private sector added 281,000 jobs according to the ADP estimate, the highest growth in more than a year: Private sector employment increased by 281,000 jobs from May to June according to the June ADP National Employment Report®. Broadly distributed to the public each month, free of charge, the ADP National Employment Report is produced by ADP®, a...
  • Gallup poll: Confidence in Supreme Court falls to 30%

    06/30/2014 2:29:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 06/30/2014 | MICHAEL MUSKAL
    There was time when a majority of Americans were confident in their Supreme Court, but those positive feelings have been eroding in the last quarter of a century so that just 30% now say they have confidence in the institution, according to a Gallup poll. The poll, released Monday, had good news and bad news for the high court, a unique institution that serves as a check and balance in the United States. People have more confidence in the court than in any other arm of government, but that may not be saying that much when confidence in the presidency...
  • Americans Losing Confidence in All Branches of U.S. Gov't

    06/30/2014 10:40:10 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    Gallup ^ | 06/30/14 | Justin McCarthy
    Americans' confidence in all three branches of the U.S. government has fallen, reaching record lows for the Supreme Court (30%) and Congress (7%), and a six-year low for the presidency (29%). The presidency had the largest drop of the three branches this year, down seven percentage points from its previous rating of 36%.
  • Gallup, CBS/NYT poll show Obama approval heading toward historic lows

    06/25/2014 12:26:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/25/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    With the rest of the bad news this week, we’ve missed its impact on the electorate to some extent. Two new national polls this week show Barack Obama’s approval rating sliding back toward historic lows, and the economic news this week might make it even more difficult to reverse the trend. Yesterday, Gallup reported that Obama’s weekly approval rating had skidded to its lowest point in a quarter, coming close to a personal low for his presidency: The situation in Iraq seems to be taking a toll on President Barack Obama’s public standing. His weekly job approval rating is...
  • Gallup Poll of Trust Shows Conservative America

    06/24/2014 6:08:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/24/2014 | Bruce Walker
    Gallup on June 19 published a poll that dealt with American confidence in institutions, alleging that public faith in Congress reached the lowest point since the question had been polled. Was that the real story? An analysis of the polling results of American confidence in different institutions, and a review of those results over time suggests something much more significant: Americans overwhelmingly express confidence in those institutions historically connected with conservatism and overwhelmingly express little faith in those institutions historically connected with leftism. The June 19 poll story itself provides a clear picture of how conservative Americans feel when identifying...
  • Poll: 65 Percent Disapprove Of Obama's Immigration Policies

    06/22/2014 3:26:03 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 22, 2014 | Sarah Jean Seman
    Two in three Americans are displeased with President Barack Obama’s handling of immigration, according to a recent Gallup poll. While 65 percent disapprove, only 31 percent are pleased with the president’s immigration policies. This brings his overall approval to the one of the lowest ratings since the survey's inception in 2010. Both Democratic and Independent approval ratings have dropped by eight percentage points since August 2013. Additionally, Republican angst has reached an all time high. Ninety percent of the GOP disapprove of Obama’s immigration tactics. Every political party seems to be acknowledging the fact that the Obama Administraiton has failed...
  • Gallup: George W. Bush favorability 6 points higher than Obama

    06/22/2014 10:12:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/22/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Given that Barack Obama and the Democrats waged his first presidential campaign on the premise that George W. Bush was the worst president ever, and that Hope and Change were just the ticket, the latest Gallup Poll results must be disheartening: Gallup goes out of its way to soften the blow: Americans typically rate presidents more positively after they leave office, so Obama's relatively worse standing than his predecessors is not surprising. However, the current poll represents Obama's worst favorable rating to date. And it explains away Carter’s dismal showing: Though Carter left office with similarly poor job approval ratings, his lower favorable...
  • Gallup Values and Beliefs survey 2014 and Trends: Percent approve as morally acceptable

    06/19/2014 6:59:37 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 8 replies
    Gallup | 6-19-14 | daniel1212
    Gallup Values and Beliefs survey 2014 and Trends: Percent approve as morally acceptable Behavior 2001 [otherwise in brackets] 2014 Republicans Democrats Independents God (via precept or principal) Buying and wearing animal fur 60 58 71 49 59 "Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them." (Genesis 3:21; cf. Ex. 36:19) Medical testing on animals 65 57 69 50 59 "And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered...
  • Recent Gallup Poll On American's View of Bible Reveals Utter Chaos On Authority of Scripture

    06/09/2014 2:49:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/09/2014 | John MaCArthur
    The Christian Post recently published the findings of a Gallup poll designed to gauge Americans' opinion on the Bible. The findings reveal the utter chaos in our culture regarding the nature and authority of Scripture. Gallup's poll found that only 28 percent of Americans believe that the Bible is the Word of God and should be taken literally. And yet nearly 50 percent believe that the Bible is the "inspired Word of God" while insisting that not all of its content be taken literally, but rather as "metaphors and allegories that allow for interpretation." "Allowing for interpretation" seems to be...
  • Gallup: Three in Four in U.S. Still See the Bible as Word of God

    06/05/2014 8:57:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Gallup ^ | 06/05/2014 | Lydia Saad
    Twenty-eight percent of Americans believe the Bible is the actual word of God and that it should be taken literally. This is somewhat below the 38% to 40% seen in the late 1970s, and near the all-time low of 27% reached in 2001 and 2009. But about half of Americans continue to say the Bible is the inspired word of God, not to be taken literally -- meaning a combined 75% believe the Bible is in some way connected to God. About one in five Americans view the Bible in purely secular terms -- as ancient fables, legends, history, and...
  • Gallup: U.S. Job Creation Index Hits New High

    06/04/2014 10:57:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Gallup ^ | 06/04/2014 | by Jeffrey M. Jones
    Gallup's U.S. Job Creation Index reached a new high in its more than six-year trend, registering +27 in May. The prior high had been +26 in the initial monthly measurement of January 2008, just as the recession was taking hold. The index is based on employee reports of hiring activity at their places of employment. The +27 index score for May is based on 40% of employees saying their employer is hiring workers and expanding the size of its workforce and 13% saying their employer is letting workers go and reducing the size of its workforce. Another 41% report no...
  • Gallup Reveals the Obvious: Our Moral Collapse Continues

    06/04/2014 2:10:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6/4/2014 | Trevor Thomas
    Gallup is out with its latest “moral acceptability” survey. On 19 issues, Americans were asked, “In general, do you find the following morally acceptable[?]” The responses were ranked on a scale from “highly acceptable” to “highly unacceptable.” There was one issue – birth control, with 90% approval – that rated “highly acceptable” and nine, with approvals from 57% to 69%, that rated “largely acceptable.”Of those 10 issues, the response to seven of them is Exhibit A in the case of the collapse of the family in America. On two of the other three issues – wearing animal fur and medical...
  • Gallup Poll: Strong Majority Now Believe Gays Should Be Allowed to Adopt Kids

    06/02/2014 9:28:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 213 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/02/2014 | Napp Nazworth
    A strong majority, 63 percent, of Americans now say that same-sex couples should have a legal right to adopt a child, according to a new Gallup poll. About one in three, 35 percent, are opposed. The result is the opposite of 1992, when Gallup first polled the question. Sixty-three percent said homosexual couples should not be legally permitted to adopt in that year. In 1998, that number declined to 57 percent. In 2003 and 2007, Americans were about equally divided on the question. The recent poll was the first time Gallup showed a clear majority supportive of giving same-sex couples...
  • Same-Sex Marriage Support Reaches New High at 55% (Gallup)

    05/21/2014 8:31:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    Gallup ^ | May 21, 2014 | Justin McCarthy
    Americans' support for the law recognizing same-sex marriages as legally valid has increased yet again, now at 55%. Marriage equality advocates have had a string of legal successes over the past year, most recently this week in Pennsylvania and Oregon where federal judges struck down bans on gay marriage. Two successive Gallup polls in 2012 saw support climb from 53% to 54%, indicating a steady but slight growth in acceptance of gay marriages over the past year after a more rapid increase between 2009 and 2011. In the latest May 8-11 poll, there is further evidence that support for gay...
  • Montanans, Alaskans Say States Among Top Places to Live

    04/24/2014 9:56:11 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    Gallup Poll ^ | April 24, 2014 | Justin McCarthy
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- When asked to rate their state as a place to live, three in four Montanans (77%) and Alaskans (77%) say their state is the best or one of the best places to live. Residents of Rhode Island (18%) and Illinois (19%) are the least likely to praise their states.
  • North Dakota Is Most-Trusted State; Illinois Is Least

    04/05/2014 1:36:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 4, 2014 - 5:06 PM | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    The people of North Dakota put more trust and confidence in their state government than people in any other state, while the people of Illinois put the least. In polling done in June through September 2013, Gallup asked at least 600 people in each state this question: “How much trust and confidence do you have in the government of the state where you live when it comes to handling state problems—a great deal, a fair amount, not very much or none at all?” …
  • Gallup: Global warming ranks at bottom of environmental issues for Americans

    04/04/2014 10:57:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/04/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Harry Reid and his Senate Democrats held an all-night session last month to draw attention to the fierce urgency of now on anthropogenic global warming — without, of course, bothering to offer any legislation on the issue. After this infomercial, Gallup noted that global warming/climate change fell to almost dead last among 15 issues polled; only race relations polled lower. “Even among Democrats,” I wrote at the time, “climate change only gets 36% mention in a non-exclusive list of concerns — ranking far below the economy (54%), health care (57%), hunger and homelessness (53%), and unemployment (52%).” Environmental issues in...
  • Gallup: Young people more likely to align with Democratic Party

    03/30/2014 1:06:03 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 73 replies
    UPI ^ | March 28, 2014
    March 28 (UPI) -- Young U.S. voters have become more likely to identify with the Democratic Party since 2006, a Gallup Poll said Friday. Gallup said the movement is fueled partly by increasing racial and ethnic diversity. But the poll found whites between the ages of 18 and 29 have also shifted to the Democrats in recent years.
  • Presidential Job Approval Center [Man Child at 39% Approval in Gallup]

    03/15/2014 10:21:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 39 replies
    Gallup ^ | 3/15/14
    Explore...Obama's approval ratings...
  • America's Religiosity Is Increasing: Gallup

    02/25/2014 11:35:37 PM PST · by Viennacon · 5 replies
    Washington'sblog ^ | 2/4/2014 | Washingtonsblog
    Gallup publishes in February of each year a survey of the extent of self-described religiosity in each state; and they report that religiosity is rising throughout the country. Gallup headlined this year’s survey on February 3rd, “Mississippi Maintains Hold as Most Religious U.S. State; Vermont is the least religious.” Last year, it was “Mississippi Most Religious State, Vermont Least Religious.” No change there: in fact, the rank-orders of the 50 states (plus D.C.) are almost unchanged during the past 12 months. What’s notable is instead that the percentages of people saying that they are “Very religious” have increased in almost...
  • Gallup Daily: Obama Job Approval (39% among ADULTS!)

    01/17/2014 6:43:11 PM PST · by Innovative · 31 replies
    Gallup ^ | Jan 17, 2014 | Gallup
    Obama Job Approval: Each result is based on a three-day rolling average. 1500 adults polled. 39 % approve 53% disapprove
  • Gallup: Liberal Self-Identification Edges Up to New High in 2013

    01/10/2014 12:31:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Gallup ^ | 01/10/2014 | Jeffrey M. Jones
    PRINCETON, NJ -- Americans continue to be more likely to identify as conservatives (38%) than as liberals (23%). But the conservative advantage is down to 15 percentage points as liberal identification edged up to its highest level since Gallup began regularly measuring ideology in the current format in 1992.The figures are based on combined data from 13 separate Gallup polls, including interviews with more than 18,000 Americans, conducted in 2013.When Gallup began asking about ideological identification in all its polls in 1992, an average 17% of Americans said they were liberal. That dipped to 16% in 1995 and 1996, but...
  • Gallup shows workforce participation rate declining to two-year low

    01/09/2014 7:18:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/09/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    The latest information on job creation doesn’t paint a very optimistic picture. We’ll start with the sunnier metric, the weekly initial jobless claims report, which shows the number of claims dropping back into the pre-holiday range: In the week ending January 4, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 330,000, a decrease of 15,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 345,000. The 4-week moving average was 349,000, a decrease of 9,750 from the previous week’s revised average of 358,750.The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.2 percent for the week ending December 28, unchanged from the...
  • GALLUP: Record-High 42% of Americans Identify as Independents

    01/08/2014 11:14:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    GALLUP ^ | 01/08/2014 | Jeffrey M. Jones
    Forty-two percent of Americans, on average, identified as political independents in 2013, the highest Gallup has measured since it began conducting interviews by telephone 25 years ago. Meanwhile, Republican identification fell to 25%, the lowest over that time span. At 31%, Democratic identification is unchanged from the last four years but down from 36% in 2008. The results are based on more than 18,000 interviews with Americans from 13 separate Gallup multiple-day polls conducted in 2013. In each of the last three years, at least 40% of Americans have identified as independents. These are also the only years in Gallup's...
  • Gallup: Only 5% of Religious Americans Are Non-Christians

    01/01/2014 7:16:44 AM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    CNS News ^ | December 30, 2013 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    A recent Gallup poll refutes the claim made by Barack Obama on March 9, 2008 that “we are no longer a Christian nation.” Gallup found that three quarters of all Americans - a supermajority - identify themselves as Christians, with only five percent saying they are practicing members of a non-Christian faith. “We find, looking at our data, that America does in fact remain a predominantly Christian nation,” Dr. Frank Newport, Gallup’s editor in chief, said of the poll released on Christmas Eve. “Now, our overall estimation of what percent of Americans identify with the Christian religion depends a little...
  • Gallup: Obama, Clinton Continue Reign as Most Admired: 6th year in a row for Obama, 12th for Clinton

    12/30/2013 11:15:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Gallup ^ | 12/30/2013 | Jeffrey M. Jones
    PRINCETON, NJ -- For the sixth consecutive year, Barack Obama ranks as the Most Admired Man among Americans, and Hillary Clinton is again the Most Admired Woman. Both won by comfortable margins. Sixteen percent named Obama, compared with 4% each for former President George W. Bush and Pope Francis; Clinton (15%) finished ahead of television personality Oprah Winfrey (6%), first lady Michelle Obama (5%), and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (5%). Each year, Gallup asks Americans to name, in an open-ended format, the man and woman living anywhere in the world they admire most. This year's poll was conducted Dec....
  • Gallup: Health Law Seen as Obama's Biggest Achievement, Failure

    12/24/2013 5:42:08 AM PST · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    Gallup ^ | December 23, 2013 | Frank Newport
    Americans see the 2010 Affordable Care Act as President Barack Obama's greatest achievement to date as well as his biggest failure, underscoring the controversial nature of the law that is likely to define his legacy. On balance, more Americans name the healthcare law as his biggest failure (36%) than as his greatest achievement (22%). History's verdict on Obama's presidency will not be rendered for years or decades, if even then, given the continuing revision of a president's legacy that inevitably takes place after his term ends. But after he has spent almost five years in office, Americans are certainly in...
  • Obama Approval Down Most Among Hispanics in Past Year (drops 23 percent)

    12/05/2013 3:43:55 PM PST · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    Gallup ^ | December 5, 2013 | Jeffrey M. Jones
    President Barack Obama's job approval rating averaged 41% in November, down 12 percentage points from 53% last December, his high-water mark since his first year in office. Hispanics' approval has dropped 23 points over the last 12 months, the most among major subgroups, and nearly twice the national average. His approval rating also showed above-average declines among low-income Americans, nonwhites, moderates, and moderates who identify with or lean toward the Democratic Party. [Snip] All major subgroups showed at least some decline over the past year in their views of the way Obama is handling his job as president. The subgroups...
  • Gallup: Young voters not engaged on ObamaCare

    12/03/2013 2:20:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/03/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    If there’s one thing that feeds the ObamaCare beast, it’s young, healthy consumers — the same people who voted and worked to put Barack Obama in the White House twice. In order for the system to work, insurers need to get them into the system, paying exorbitant premiums for services they will likely never use, in order to keep prices down for older, less healthy Americans who not coincidentally tend to be more politically engaged. Gallup inadvertently tested that hypothesis and proved it its latest survey: Americans younger than 30, a key group targeted by the Affordable Care Act, continue...
  • Gallup: What's in a Name? Affordable Care Act vs. Obamacare (Support tanks when called Obamacare)

    11/21/2013 2:57:32 PM PST · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    Gallup ^ | November 21, 2013
    It's a truism in politics that labels matter. When President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies in the Senate and House passed healthcare reform legislation in 2010, they developed an official name for the law that they thought would convey the positive benefits of the bill: "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act." That name has often been shortened to "Affordable Care Act" in the years since its passage, but the bill has also come to be known as "Obamacare," a name frequently used by Obama himself. Others simply call it the healthcare law. The political news site Politico called...
  • Majority in U.S. Say Healthcare Not Gov't Responsibility

    11/19/2013 1:51:36 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 9 replies
    PRINCETON, NJ -- The 56% of U.S. adults who now say it is not the federal government's responsibility to make sure all Americans have healthcare coverage continues to reflect a record high. Prior to 2009, a clear majority of Americans consistently had said the government should take responsibility for ensuring that all Americans have healthcare.
  • Gallup: Most Americans for Raising Minimum Wage

    11/12/2013 7:42:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Gallup ^ | 11/12/2013 | Andrew Dugan
    With momentum building at the federal and state level to increase hourly base pay, more than three-quarters of Americans (76%) say they would vote for raising the minimum wage to $9 per hour (it is currently $7.25) in a hypothetical national referendum, a five-percentage-point increase since March. About one-fifth (22%) would vote against this. Voters in New Jersey amended the state constitution last week to raise the minimum wage $1 to $8.25, by 61% to 39%. Yet a Gallup poll conducted Nov. 5-6 shows that an even greater percentage of Americans would vote for an even higher minimum wage. Of...
  • Gallup Daily Presidential Poll [Obamugabe at -14]

    11/11/2013 10:13:08 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Gallup ^ | 11/11/13
    Just released from Gallup at noon central time. Obama approval down 1 to 40%. Obama disapproval down 1 to 54%.
  • Gallup Daily: Obama Job Approval (Approve 40%- Disapprove 53%)

    11/03/2013 11:23:04 AM PST · by gusopol3 · 36 replies
    Gallup Poll ^ | November 3 ,2013
    Gallup tracks daily the percentage of Americans who approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing as president. Daily results are based on telephone interviews with approximately 1,500 national adults; Margin of error is ±3 percentage points.
  • U.S. Remains Divided Over Passing Stricter Gun Laws

    10/28/2013 10:12:46 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 17 replies
    http://www.gallup.com ^ | 10/25/2013 | by Lydia Saad
    PRINCETON, NJ -- Nearly a year after the Newtown, Conn., school shootings spawned considerable U.S. debate about passing stricter gun control laws, almost half of Americans believe the laws covering the sale of firearms should be strengthened and half say they should stay the same or be less strict. Public support for stricter gun laws is down from 58% in the days after the December 2012 Newtown shootings, and is lower than it was from 2000 through 2006, when, for the most part, solid majorities of Americans favored such laws. However, it remains slightly higher than from 2009 to 2011,...
  • For First Time, Americans Favor Legalizing Marijuana

    10/22/2013 2:35:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Gallup ^ | October 22, 2013 | Art Swift
    For marijuana advocates, the last 12 months have been a period of unprecedented success as Washington and Colorado became the first states to legalize recreational use of marijuana. And now for the first time, a clear majority of Americans (58%) say the drug should be legalized. This is in sharp contrast to the time Gallup first asked the question in 1969, when only 12% favored legalization. Public support for legalization more than doubled in the 1970s, growing to 28%. It then plateaued during the 1980s and 1990s before inching steadily higher since 2000, reaching 50% in 2011. A sizable percentage...
  • Obama’s Job Approval Declines for 3rd Straight Quarter to Near-Record Low

    10/21/2013 10:38:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 21, 2013 - 5:56 AM | Susan Jones
    President Obama’s approval rating has taken another hit, dropping for the third quarter in a row, this time to 44.5 percent between July 20-Oct. 19, Gallup reported on Monday. That’s a three point decline from the previous quarter, and it is the third largest quarter-to-quarter decline of his five-year (19-quarter) presidency. Obama’s highest approval rating (63 percent) came during his first quarter as president, and by the fifth quarter, it had dropped to 48.8 percent. Obama’s lowest quarterly approval rating, 41 percent, came in the 11th quarter (third year) of his presidency. …
  • Poll finds new popularity among third parties

    10/19/2013 9:24:09 AM PDT · by sdnet · 53 replies
    Small Government Times ^ | 2013-10-19 | Steve Adcock2
    A new Gallup poll indicates that more Americans than ever recognize the need for a third party to threaten the political monopoly that Democrats and Republicans clearly represent in our country. According to Gallup, 60% of those polled believe that the United States needs a third party – that is the highest percentage of Americans answering in the affirmative since the polling organization began asking the question 10-years ago. The poll also found only a quarter of those surveyed believe the Democrats and Republicans are doing an adequate job at representing them in government.
  • Gallup Daily : Obama Job Approval (Disapproval at record 53 %)

    10/14/2013 3:37:41 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 24 replies
    Gallup ^ | October 12, 2013
    Gallup tracks daily the percentage of Americans who approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing as president. Daily results are based on telephone interviews with approximately 1,500 national adults; Margin of error is ±3 percentage points
  • Gallup Daily Obama Job Approval: 41% Approve/52% Disapprove

    10/04/2013 10:32:32 AM PDT · by tatown · 68 replies
    Gallup ^ | 10/4/13 | Gallup
    Approve - 41% Disapprove - 52%
  • Gallup: Approval of Congress Went Up After Gov’t Shutdown of 1995-96

    10/01/2013 4:33:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 1, 2013 - 8:44 AM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    After the federal government shutdown for 21 days from mid-December 1995 to early January 1996, the percentage of Americans who said they approved of the job Congress was doing increased, according to the Gallup poll. At the same time, the percentage of Americans who said they approved of the job then-President Bill Clinton was doing remained the same, and the percentage who said they approved of the job then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich was doing dropped by only two points. The government shutdown from Dec. 16, 1995 to Jan. 6, 1996, occurred when the Republican-controlled House of Representatives was trying to...
  • Opposition to Tea Party Drops to Near-Record Low (Gallup *Lies*:Posts Headline To The Contrary)

    09/26/2013 9:27:40 AM PDT · by lbryce · 11 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | September 26, 2013 | William A Jacobsen
    More people support the Tea Party than consider themselves liberal, and almost 3/4 of the electorate does not oppose the Tea Party. That’s not the headline you will see, of course. Instead, Gallup headlines its story about its most recent polling to emphasize the negative about Tea Party support, Tea Party Support Dwindles to Near-Record Low. Gallup:Tea Party Support Dwindles to Near-Record Low There’s only one brief time period when opposition to the Tea Party was significantly lower, but opposition now is right in the 25-29% range it’s typically been in. Tea Party support is significantly lower than three years...
  • He Has SpokenReplacing Pagan Hermeneutics

    09/12/2013 9:07:19 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 7 replies
    Breakpoint ^ | Sept. 12, 2013 | Eric Metaxas
    Today we have more options for reading the Bible than ever before. While many of us still prefer our leather covers, ribbon markers, and gilded pages, the American Bible Society recently found that 41 percent of Americans read Scripture on the Internet. Twenty-nine percent say they search for Bible verses on their cell phones, and 17 percent say they use their Kindle or iPad. Yet despite all this access, pollster George Gallup has dubbed the United States “a nation of biblical illiterates.” Time magazine says: “Only half of U.S. adults know the title of even one Gospel. Most can’t name...
  • Factory orders drop 2.4% in July, layoffs up in August

    09/05/2013 12:00:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/05/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    <p>The number of planned layoffs at U.S. firms surged in August to their highest in half a year, with industrial goods manufacturers the hardest hit, a report on Thursday showed.</p> <p>Employers announced 50,462 layoffs last month, up 33.8 percent from 37,701 in July, according to the report from consultants Challenger, Gray & Christmas.</p>
  • Gallup: Only 41% approve of ObamaCare

    08/22/2013 12:57:54 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12:01 pm on August 22, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    And almost a third of respondents still say they’re unfamiliar with ObamaCare, even as we approach T-minus one month for the individual exchanges.  Among those familiar with the Affordable Care Act, though, a majority disapproves, according to Gallup’s latest poll: Less than two months before the health insurance exchanges open nationwide, more Americans disapprove (49%) than approve (41%) of the Affordable Care Act. An additional 11% have no opinion. As this landmark legislation enters the next phase in its implementation process, it remains divisive. With the exception of a bounce likely caused by President Barack Obama’s re-election in November 2012,...
  • Education Poll: Most Americans Oppose free Education for Children of Illegal Immigrants

    08/21/2013 1:36:07 PM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 8 replies
    Daily News ^ | 8/21/2013 | Beau Yarbrough
    A majority of Americans oppose free public education for the children of parents who entered the country illegally, according to a new poll released today. According to the 1,001 adults surveyed in May for the 45th annual Phi Delta Kappa International/Gallup Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools, the 55 percent in opposition varies dramatically by political party: 34 percent of Democrats oppose it, compared to 81 percent of Republicans.
  • The Country Overwhelmingly Disapproves of Obama's Economic Leadership

    08/15/2013 1:14:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 15, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Gallup. Now, the headline to this story: "Obama's Economic Approval Slips to 35%." That's not the way to look at this, because they have a chart here. Let me read to you the lead from the story. "Despite President Barack Obama's renewed focus on the nation's economy this summer, he scores worse with Americans on the economy than he did in June. His approval rating on the issue, now 35%, is down seven percentage points, and his ratings on taxes and the federal budget deficit are each down five points. During the same period, his overall approval...