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  • Gallup: Only 2% Say 'Guns/Gun Control' Among Nation's Most Important Problems

    01/04/2016 9:10:48 AM PST · by rktman · 15 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 1/4/2015 | Susan Jones
    As President Obama prepares to announce new executive actions on gun control Monday, a newly released Gallup Poll shows that "guns/gun control" ranked near the bottom of Americans' most pressing concerns in 2015. In fact, guns/gun control ranked 19th out of 23 top problems facing the country last year.
  • Half in U.S. Continue to Say Gov't Is an Immediate Threat

    09/21/2015 2:52:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Gallup ^ | SEPTEMBER 21, 2015 | Frank Newport
    Almost half of Americans, 49%, say the federal government poses "an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens," similar to what was found in previous surveys conducted over the last five years. When this question was first asked in 2003, less than a third of Americans held this attitude. ... Overall, Americans who agree that the government is an immediate threat tend to respond with very general complaints echoing the theme that the federal government is too big and too powerful, and that it has too many laws. They also cite nonspecific allegations that the government violates...
  • Gallup: Americans Overestimate Gay Population 6-Fold

    05/23/2015 9:06:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 22, 2015 | 4:30 PM EDT | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    Americans believe that there are six times as many gays and lesbians in the population as there actually are, according to new data released by Gallup. According to Gallup’s tracking surveys in the first four of 2015, 3.8 percent of the U.S. adult population says they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. However, in a survey conducted May 6-10, Gallup asked: “Just your best guess, what percent of Americans today would you say are gay or lesbian?” On average, Americans said it was 23.2 percent. …
  • Gallup: Most Americans Still Unhappy With Obamacare

    04/09/2015 7:40:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 9, 2015 - 1:28 PM | Brittany M. Hughes
    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, was launched five years ago but more Americans today say they are unhappy with the law than those who claim to be happy with it, a recent Gallup poll confirmed. The survey also showed that in the half-decade the law has been in place, support for it has never surpassed 48 percent, and in November 2014, only 37 percent of Americans said they approved of Obamacare. In the latest survey, conducted April 1-4, only 44 percent of Americans said they approved of the law, while 50 percent said they...
  • Poll: 77% of Americans See a Nuclear Iran As a ‘Critical Threat’ (Gallup poll undermines Zero)

    02/19/2015 10:12:45 AM PST · by Dave346 · 12 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | February 19, 2015 12:33 pm | Sam Munsun
    A significant majority of Americans — some 77% of those polled — see the “development of nuclear weapons by Iran” as a “critical threat”; another 16% see it as “important but not critical”, according to new numbers from Gallup. With US-Iran talks reportedly set to resume Friday, the poll, which asks Americans to assess a variety of threats to U.S. interests as “critical”, “important but not critical”, or “not important” — will likely take on a new and ominous significance. The poll placed the question of Iranian nukes near the top of the list of threats Gallup asked about, behind...
  • Gallup: Obama Plummets to Lowest Annual Approval Rating Ever [Crazy!?]

    01/21/2015 12:37:15 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 20 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 1/20/2015 | John Blosser
    With six years down and just two left in which to build a legacy, President Barack Obama has posted his lowest-ever average annual approval rating. A Gallup poll finds that Obama, in the one-year period between Jan. 20, 2014, and Monday, posted an approval average of just 42.6 percent. During their sixth year in office, Presidents Dwight Eisenhower, Lyndon Johnson, and Richard Nixon showed their lowest approval rating as well, with the sixth-year approval rating of every president since 1945 averaging just 45.5 percent, Politico notes. President George W. Bush tapped out the lowest at 37.3 percent, while President Bill...
  • Democratic Party Favorable Rating Falls To Record Low

    11/12/2014 9:09:38 AM PST · by blam · 24 replies
    Gallup ^ | 11-12-2014 | Andrew Dugan
    Andrew DuganNovember 12, 2014 WASHINGTON, D.C. -- After the midterm elections that saw the Democratic Party suffer significant losses in Congress, a record-low 36% of Americans say they have a favorable opinion of the party, down six percentage points from before the elections. The Republican Party's favorable rating, at 42%, is essentially unchanged from 40%. This marks the first time since September 2011 that the Republican Party has had a higher favorability rating than the Democratic Party. Republican and Democratic Party Favorables, 1992-2014 These results come from a Nov. 6-9 Gallup poll, conducted after Republicans enjoyed a breathtaking sweep of...
  • New Gallup Poll: Public wants GOP Congress, not Obama, to set the country's agenda

    11/12/2014 8:15:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/12/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    John Boehner and Mitch McConnell, as well Valerie Jarrett and Barack Obama, should take heed. By a commanding 17 point margin, Americans want Congress to take the lead, according to a new Gallup Poll (hat tip: Bloomberg and Instapundit): Following the midterm election that some have termed a Republican wave, the majority of Americans want the Republicans in Congress -- rather than President Barack Obama -- to have more influence over the direction the country takes in the coming year. This is a switch from early 2012 when a slim plurality, 46%, wanted Obama to prevail in steering the nation....
  • Gallup: Harry Reid hits a new high in the eyes of Americans — in unpopularity (only 21% favorable)

    10/06/2014 8:47:03 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 6, 2014 | S.A. Miller
    The leaders on Capitol Hill have long been unpopular with voters nationwide, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s favorability rating has taken a steep plunge this election year, showed a new poll released Monday. The Galup poll found that the favorability score for Mr. Reid, Nevada Democrat, dropped from 27 percent in April to 21 percent today. “Reid’s image has consistently tilted negative since he emerged as a nationally known figure in 2008.
  • More DOOM! from the polls. This time it’s Gallup.

    09/12/2014 8:04:33 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 32 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 9/12/14 | Jake
    Yesterday, Gallup released a poll showing a few things, and none of them are good for Democrats.* The first is that Republicans had expanded their lead over Democrats as the party people believe is best equipped to protect the United States from terrorism: The Republicans’ lead over the Democrats on the question of terrorism is, as you can see, at historic levels. Not since the poll began has the GOP’s lead been this large. As RedState’s Dear Leader Erick Erickson notes, this is what happens when you don’t have a coherent anti-terrorism strategy: At the beginning of this year, President...
  • Gallup: Americans Trust Online News More Than Television

    06/20/2014 2:02:22 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 9 replies
    Accuracy In Media ^ | June 20 2014 | Don Irvine
    In its latest poll on confidence in U.S. institutions, Gallup reports that Americans’ faith in the three major news media platforms—television news, newspapers, and news on the Internet—is at or tied with record lows, and that trust in Internet or online news topped television news for the first time. The number of Americans who have “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in newspapers has dropped from its 1979 peak of 51% to 22%, while their confidence in television news has fallen from a high of 46% in 1993 to just 18% today. Online news finished slightly ahead of...
  • 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...
  • Gallup: 53% of Americans Say Obama Not Respected by Other World Leaders

    02/24/2014 4:11:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 24, 2014 - 10:48 AM | Susan Jones
    For the first time, more than half of Americans, 53 percent, believe President Obama is not respected by other world leaders, compared with the 43 percent who felt that way last year. A new Gallup World Affairs poll, conducted Feb. 6-9, found that Democrats and independents are mainly responsible for the slide in Obama’s ratings, since many Republicans were already convinced that world leaders don’t respect the president. Gallup noted that Americans’ opinions “have shifted dramatically” in the past year, after being relatively stable from 2010 to 2013. …
  • 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: More Americans than ever name “big government” as the biggest threat to U.S.

    12/18/2013 4:20:22 PM PST · by mandaladon · 33 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 18 Dec 2013 | ERIKA JOHNSEN
    That escalated quickly. Seventy-two percent of Americans say big government is a greater threat to the U.S. in the future than is big business or big labor, a record high in the nearly 50-year history of this question. The prior high for big government was 65% in 1999 and 2000. Big government has always topped big business and big labor, including in the initial asking in 1965, but just 35% named it at that time. It wasn’t so very long ago — as in, 2009, hem hem — when Americans’ primary concern for big government as a threat to the...
  • Record High in U.S. Say Big Government Greatest Threat

    12/18/2013 12:41:01 PM PST · by Zeneta · 40 replies
    Gallup Politics ^ | December 18, 2013 | by Jeffrey M. Jones
    Record High in U.S. Say Big Government Greatest Threat Now 72% say it is greater threat than big business or big labor PRINCETON, NJ -- Seventy-two percent of Americans say big government is a greater threat to the U.S. in the future than is big business or big labor, a record high in the nearly 50-year history of this question. The prior high for big government was 65% in 1999 and 2000. Big government has always topped big business and big labor, including in the initial asking in 1965, but just 35% named it at that time.
  • Federal government not as important as politicians believe

    12/19/2013 12:30:51 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Pittsburg Tribune Review ^ | December 18, 2013 | Scott Rasmussen
    Entering the world of official Washington is a bit like the mythical trip Alice took through the looking glass. Everything is upside-down and nonsensical. This was highlighted most recently in a Wall Street Journal article about how the American people have “a deepening distaste for all Washington institutions” and “angst over Washington dysfunction.” At the same time, the reporter noted that Americans were “surprisingly upbeat about their own lives.” Solid majorities were happy with their personal finances and “more optimistic about the economy.” This disconnect is surprising only to those who have gone through the D.C. looking glass and believe...
  • GALLUP: Most Americans Say Religion Is Losing Influence in U.S.

    05/29/2013 8:51:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    GALLUP ^ | 05/29/2013 | Frank Newport
    Over three-quarters of Americans (77%) say religion is losing its influence on American life, while 20% say religion's influence is increasing. These represent Americans' most negative evaluations of the impact of religion since 1970, although similar to the views measured in recent years. Americans over the years have generally been more likely to say religion is losing rather than increasing its influence in American life. In addition to the previous peak in views that religion was losing its influence measured in 1969 and 1970, at least 60% of Americans thought religion was losing its influence in 1991-1994, in 1997 and...
  • Gallup believes turnout may favor Romney in a BIG way

    10/28/2012 10:04:29 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/28/2012 | Doug Book
    “At this point…Gallup Daily tracking of likely voter preferences suggests Obama has lost more support than he could afford to, given his current [51% to 45%] deficit to his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney.” (1) If this sounds like good news, the Gallup 7 day tracking poll has even better. Mitt Romney has been ahead of Barack Obama for the past several days with the October 27 result of 51-45 once again putting the challenger over the 50% level into territory which Obama has failed to approach for a very long time. And now, according to Gallup’s “demographics of likely voters,”...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 9-23-12 (DUmmie Poll Panic)

    09/23/2012 8:21:08 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 37 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | September 23, 2012 | PJ-Comix
    The DUmmies are in a state of panic over the fact that the Gallup poll shows the presidential race as about even as you can see in this THREAD, "WTF, Gallup Obama 47, Romney 46! This after Libya???" If they are this panicked now, imagine what the DUmmies will be like the weekend before the election when, with their reputations on the line, most of the polling outfits will be FORCED to reveal the true state of the electorate. Meanwhile it is FUn to watch the DUmmies undergo poll panic in Bolshevik Red while the commentary of your humble...
  • Pollwatch: Obama convention bounce continues to grow

    09/08/2012 2:44:00 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 57 replies
    President Obama’s post-convention “bounce” continued to grow Saturday, as new polls showed him widening a lead over Republican nominee Mitt Romney. Obama’s lead over Romney among registered voters grew to 49%-45% in Gallup’s tracking poll. The 49% for Obama was his highest point in the survey since late April. It represented an increase of 1 point since Friday and a 5-point swing from Romney’s 47%-46% lead in the Gallup survey just before the Republican convention began. The poll combines small samples taken each night to present a seven-day average. Since three of the nights of the survey period preceded the...
  • Anti-Mormon bias facing Mitt Romney is as strong as what his father faced in 1967, poll shows

    06/22/2012 5:12:13 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 288 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | June 21, 2012 | Callum Borchers
    Mitt Romney faces an anti-Mormon bias just as strong as the one his father confronted during his own presidential run more than four decades ago, according to a Gallup poll. Eighteen percent of Americans say that if their political party nominated “a generally well qualified person for president who happened to be Mormon,” they would not vote for that candidate. Romney, the presumptive Republican nominee, is a devout Mormon who once presided over the church’s Boston stake. When Gallup asked the same question in 1967, during George Romney’s bid for the White House, 17 percent of Americans said they would...
  • "Pro-Choice" Americans at Record-Low 41%

    05/24/2012 7:28:52 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 8 replies
    Gallup ^ | May 23, 2012 | Lydia Saad
    Americans now tilt "pro-life" by nine-point margin, 50% to 41%
  • Gallup Poll: Santorum Surge Due to Churchgoers, Midwesterners, Conservatives

    02/23/2012 12:46:20 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/23/2012 | Napp Nazworth
    A new Gallup poll shows that presidential candidate Rick Santorum's recent rise in the polls has come mostly from those who attend religious services weekly, those who live in the Midwest and conservatives. Santorum has a 22 percentage point advantage (44 to 22 percent) among those who attend worship weekly, a 19 percentage point advantage (40 to 21 percent) among those who live in the Midwest, and an 18 percentage point advantage (42 to 24 percent) among conservatives over main rival Mitt Romney. The former Pennsylvania also does well among Southerners (33 to 25 percent), those who make less than...
  • U.S. Unemployment Up, to 8.6% in January

    02/04/2012 7:45:12 AM PST · by Redmen4ever · 11 replies
    Gallup Poll ^ | 2/2/12 | Dennis Jacobe
    PRINCETON, NJ -- U.S. unemployment, as measured by Gallup without seasonal adjustment, increased slightly to 8.6% in January from 8.5% in December...

    12/12/2011 6:13:52 AM PST · by mnehring · 37 replies
    In other words, 93% of tea party members wisely reject this anti semitic loser as a presidential candidate. Republican Presidential Nomination Preferences, by Ideology and Tea Party Support. (Based on Republican and Republican-leaning independents who are registered to vote) TEA PARTY SUPPORTER %: Newt Gingrich 47% Mitt Romney 17% Michele Bachmann 8% Rick Perry 7% Ron Paul 7% Rick Santorum 4% Jon Huntsman <1% Other/Any/None 11% Gallup Daily Tracking. Dec 1-5, 2011 http://www.gallup.com/poll/151355/Gingrich-Romney-Among-GOP-Voters-Nationwide.aspx In fact, Tea Party Fort Lauderdale, America’s longest running tea party, recently held a straw poll for it’s members asking for our choice of candidate as POTUS,...
  • Gallup: Perry Leads but Romney Gaining in GOP Favorability (Bachmann and Palin slip to new lows)

    09/13/2011 8:41:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Gallup ^ | 09/13/2011 | Lydia Saad
    Rick Perry and Herman Cain continue to generate the most intensely positive favorable ratings from Republicans familiar with them in Gallup Daily tracking conducted over the past two weeks -- prior to Monday night's CNN/Tea Party Republican presidential debate in Florida. Perry's Positive Intensity Score of 24 is holding near the upper boundary of his scores since he entered the race, similar to the 25 recorded in the prior two weeks. Cain's 22, however, is on the low end of his recent scores, and down five percentage points since late August. Mitt Romney is the only announced candidate whose Positive...
  • Perry pulls into statistical tie with Romney in Gallup poll

    07/27/2011 10:49:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/27/2011 | Ed Morrisey
    Of all the potential late entrants into the Republican nomination contest, the one who gives Mitt Romney the toughest fight is Rick Perry, according to the latest Gallup poll. If Perry, Sarah Palin, and Rudy Giuliani all get into the race, Perry comes in just two points behind Romney and ahead of Palin and Giuliani, while Michele Bachmann falls to fifth place — well within the margin of error: Mitt Romney is the leader for the GOP nomination among the current field of official candidates, supported by 27% of Republicans, compared with 18% for Michele Bachmann. However, Rick Perry would...
  • Gallup: Generic Republican 44, Obama 39

    06/16/2011 6:07:32 PM PDT · by Lou Budvis · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 6-16-11 | Allahpundit
    In related news, Tim Pawlenty just changed his name to “Generic Republican.” Jim Geraghty’s feeling cautiously optimistic about the data, and understandably so given that independents favor the GOP 42/32 at this point. Excellent news — but I’m not sure what to make of it given prior history:
  • Gallup Poll: Romney Support Up; Widens Advantage in 2012 Preferences (Romney 24, Palin 16, Cain 9)

    06/13/2011 7:11:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Gallup ^ | 06/13/2011 | Jeffrey M. Jones
    PRINCETON, NJ -- Republicans' support for Mitt Romney as their party's 2012 presidential nominee has increased significantly to 24%, compared with 17% in late May. As a result, Romney has widened his advantage over Sarah Palin in the latest update on rank-and-file Republicans' nomination preferences. These results are based on a June 8-11 USA Today/Gallup poll, conducted on the eve of a candidate debate in New Hampshire that will be the first to include some of the better-known candidates. Romney appears to have gotten a boost in recent weeks after the official announcement of his candidacy. Gallup's prior update of...
  • Gallup: Newt takes a nosedive among Republicans

    06/01/2011 1:44:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/01/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    According to Gallup’s latest positive-intensity survey among Republicans and independents, Newt Gingrich … doesn’t have much. Calculated from the difference between strongly positive and strongly negative responses, Gingrich fell to his lowest level of the spring at 6 points, down from a peak of 19. Gingrich now trails almost the entire GOP field in this measure: Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich’s Positive Intensity Score dropped to 6 in the two weeks spanning May 16-29, down from 11 for May 9-22. Gingrich’s current Positive Intensity Score is his lowest to date, off from a score as high as 19...
  • Gallup Poll: Americans Want All or Most Abortions Illegal

    05/23/2011 8:28:36 AM PDT · by julieee · 12 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | May 23, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Gallup Poll: Americans Want All or Most Abortions Illegal Washington, DC -- Gallup released its annual abortion poll today showing Americans want all or most abortions made illegal and saying they believe abortion to be morally wrong, but the poll found Americans split on what they call their abortion position. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/05/23/gallup-poll-americans-want-all-or-most-abortions-illegal/
  • Obama’s approval freefall

    05/02/2011 4:35:59 AM PDT · by Scanian · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 29, 2011 | Staff
    “April is the cruelest month,” T.S. Eliot warned, and particularly for Presi- dent Obama. The White House had been enjoying a robust run-up in the polls since the “shellacking” of Democrats in November’s midterm elections, but over the last month, Mr. Obama was back in freefall. Six months ago, things looked bad for Mr. Obama. The Gallup daily tracking poll rated him at 43 percent approval and 49 percent disapproval. But this was the nadir of his fortunes. For the next five months, with the advent of Republican leadership in the House of Representatives and the mounting battles over the...
  • Republicans Are Winning the Budget Debate

    04/28/2011 3:08:48 AM PDT · by Scanian · 4 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Apr 27, 2011 | JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
    Recent polling shows that Americans think we have a spending problem, not a taxing problem, and that Republicans are the party they trust to deal with that problem. A USA Today/Gallup poll released this week shows that Americans trust Republicans over Democrats on the deficit issue by a whopping 12-point margin (48 to 36 percent). That margin is made possible in large part because independents trust Republicans over Democrats by a margin of 17 points (47 to 30 percent). The poll shows a nearly dead even split on the question of who offers “the better long-term plan” for dealing with...
  • Gallup: In U.S., More Than 6 in 10 Would Not Vote for Trump, Palin

    04/27/2011 1:16:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Gallup ^ | 04/27/2011 | Frank Newport
    More than 6 in 10 registered voters nationwide say they would definitely not vote for Donald Trump or Sarah Palin for president in 2012, significantly more than say the same about possible Republican candidates Mitt Romney or Mike Huckabee, or about President Barack Obama. None of the four potential Republican candidates measured in the April 20-23 USA Today/Gallup poll has officially announced that he or she is running for president, although none has ruled out a possible candidacy. Trump, however, has been highly visible in recent weeks, talking openly about the possibility of a presidential bid while focusing heavily on...
  • Video: Chris Matthews pretty grumpy about Gallup poll naming Reagan greatest U.S. president

    02/21/2011 6:38:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies · 2+ views
    Hotair ^ | 02/21/2011 | Allahpundit
    p>He’s right that presidents in living memory overperform in these things, and Reagan probably got a bump this year from coverage of the centennial of his birth and the conservative resurgence last November. Three points, though. One: Er, Lincoln finished second, Washington came fifth, and FDR finished sixth. Not a bad showing for long-dead presidents, and it would have been even better had the lasting, absurd Boomer fascination with JFK not propelled him to fourth. Two: Is this really an argument Matthews wants to make on the very day that his new hagiography of Bill Clinton debuts? (Actual title: “President...
  • Gallup shows Obama at 27% approval on handling deficit, 37% on economy

    02/09/2011 7:58:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/09/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Remember all that talk about Barack Obama’s bounce in the polls after the lame-duck session? We can officially proclaim that duck cooked now, and the bouncing cat officially dead, or at least comatose. Gallup’s latest survey on issues and presidential approval shows Obama below a majority on every single issue — and seriously underwater in the highest priorities for voters in the last midterm election: President Barack Obama’s approval rating for handling the federal budget deficit has gone from bad to worse in recent months, even as his ratings on all other major national issues have generally held steady. Currently,...
  • Obama,Hillary Clinton Top Most Admired List(BARF TSUNAMI)

    12/28/2010 9:38:10 AM PST · by lbryce · 17 replies · 3+ views
    NYTimes:The Caucus ^ | December 28, 2010 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    President Obama is the country’s most admired man, and Hillary Rodham Clinton, the secretary of state, is the most respected woman, according to a survey by USA Today and Gallup. Mr. Obama was the choice of 22 percent of those surveyed, followed by former President George W. Bush at 5 percent and former President Bill Clinton at 4 percent. Among women, Mrs. Clinton was named by 17 percent, followed by 12 percent who picked Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska, and Oprah Winfrey at 11 percent. The annual effort to determine who the American public admires most is...
  • Poll: GOP Voters Far More Fired Up Than Democrats (Enthusiasm gap GOP 63%, Rats 37% )

    10/26/2010 6:45:08 AM PDT · by kristinn · 21 replies
    USA Today | Tuesday, October 26, 2010 | Susan Page
    USA Today article so Headline and link only.
  • How Low Will He Go? Obama Approval Hits Yet Another Bottom and 54% Now Say, 'No second term'

    10/21/2010 8:50:21 AM PDT · by kristinn · 14 replies
    The Los Angeles Times | Thursday, October 21, 2010 | Andrew Malcolm
    It's too late to back out now because President Obama is already racking up frequent flier miles on his Western campaign swing, allegedly to help out embattled Democratic senators. But a new Gallup Poll out this morning puts the top Democrat himself at his lowest approval rating ever and finds most Americans do not want the Real Good Talker to have a second term. Other than that, Obama should be a real help to Washington's embattled Patty Murray today and Nevada's embattled Harry Reid and California's embattled Barbara Boxer later, trying to salvage the large Democratic majorities in both houses...
  • Poll Shows Romney And Palin As Front-Runners For GOP Nod In 2012

    09/30/2010 10:44:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    RTT News ^ | September 30, 2010 | Staff
    Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin have the strongest support among potential candidates for the Republican party's presidential nomination in 2012, according to the results of a Gallup poll released on Thursday, with strong showings also turned in by Mike Huckabee and Newt Gingrich. The poll of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents showed that 19 percent support Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, while 16 percent support Palin, the former governor of Alaska and the GOP's vice presidential nominee in 2008. Former Arkansas Governor Huckabee and former House Speaker Gingrich received the support of 12 percent and 9 percent, respectively, while Rep....
  • Conservatives on the rise? (42% identify as conservative in Gallup polls)

    06/25/2010 3:33:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | June 25, 2010 | Chris Cillizza and Felicia Sonmez
    1. After two election cycles in the political wilderness, conservatives appear to be rallying in advance of the 2010 midterm election. In new Gallup numbers released this morning, 42 percent of Americans describe themselves as conservative while 35 percent say they are moderates and 20 percent call themselves liberals. The 42 percent of self-described conservatives would be a record high for Gallup, which has been asking the question since 1992, if the trend continued through the final six months of the year. (The data for the first six months of 2010 was culled from eight national surveys conducted by Gallup.)...
  • Gallup Poll: Americans Say Obama, Pro-Abortion Democrats Too Liberal

    06/14/2010 8:31:03 AM PDT · by julieee · 10 replies · 502+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | June 14, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Gallup Poll: Americans Say Obama, Pro-Abortion Democrats Too Liberal Washington, DC -- For only the second time in any previous Gallup survey, almost half of Americans sat Democrats, led by President Barack Obama and his pro-abortion allies in Congress, are too liberal. Voters are less likely to say Republicans, who tend to be pro-life, are too conservative. http://LifeNews.com/nat6413.html
  • Gallup Poll Finds More Americans Pro-Life Than Pro-Abortion

    05/17/2010 8:48:00 AM PDT · by julieee · 8 replies · 423+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | May 17, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Gallup Poll Finds More Americans Pro-Life Than Pro-Abortion Washington, DC -- The Gallup released the results of a new survey confirming, for the third time in the last year, that more Americans call themselves pro-life than "pro-choice" on abortion. That's enough for the respected polling firm to say a pro-life majority is the "new normal" in the United States. http://LifeNews.com/nat6337.html
  • Gallup: "Enthusiastic" Voters Prefer GOP by 20 Points in 2010 Mid-Terms

    04/27/2010 2:10:11 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 10 replies · 469+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 4/27/10 | HAP
    Gallup-Although U.S. registered voters are closely divided in their 2010 congressional election preferences, those who say they are "very enthusiastic about voting" this year show a strong preference for the Republican Party(Poll)
  • Disliked Dems sink to historic low in poll

    04/12/2010 3:17:11 AM PDT · by Scanian · 14 replies · 844+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 10, 2010 | GEOFF EARLE
    WASHINGTON -- The Democratic Party's favorability rating dropped to an all-time low of 41 percent in the Gallup poll -- the latest worrisome indicator in an election cycle that has the party sweating. The rating is a percentage point below the Republican Party's score, which has climbed over the last year as the GOP dug in its heels against President Obama's agenda. The Democrats' bad numbers are five points below the party's worst previous favorability rating, recorded in 2005, and represents the worst rating in 18 years of surveys. The poll comes after a separate survey last week showed Republicans...
  • Americans Tilt Against Democrats' Plans if Summit Fails

    02/25/2010 5:13:12 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 20 replies · 1,412+ views
    Gallup ^ | February 25, 2010
    Americans are skeptical that lawmakers will agree on a new healthcare bill at Thursday's bipartisan healthcare summit in Washington, D.C. If an agreement is not reached, Americans by a 49% to 42% margin oppose rather than favor Congress passing a healthcare bill similar to the one proposed by President Obama and Democrats in the House and Senate. By a larger 52% to 39% margin, Americans also oppose the Democrats in the Senate using a reconciliation procedure to avoid a possible Republican filibuster and pass a bill by a simple majority vote. These results are based on questions included in a...
  • 10 Serious Questions for Mitt Romney

    02/12/2010 6:48:17 PM PST · by Welshman007 · 50 replies · 982+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 2/12/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    With the latest Gallup Poll showing that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is leading the pack of potential GOP Presidential nominees, serious questions need to be asked of the candidate. Although Sarah Palin comes in 2nd in the polls and is actually in a statistical tie with Romney, Palin is the one who has been scrutinized to the point of navel-gazing. Romney, on the other hand, has so far received a pass from the media. If Republican voters are going to turn to a moderate governor of a very liberal state to be its standard bearer even after the policies...
  • Palin’s Favorable Up Slightly; Obama’s Holds Steady Obama (56%) more popular than Palin (44%)

    12/17/2009 10:23:05 AM PST · by Lou Budvis · 33 replies · 1,326+ views
    Gallup ^ | 12/17/09 | Gallup
    PRINCETON, NJ -- After the release of her much-publicized autobiography and the ensuing book tour, Sarah Palin is still viewed more unfavorably than favorably by Americans, though her favorable rating has improved slightly (now 44%, up from 40% in October).