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  • Should children be allowed to learn to shoot guns under adult supervision? [CNN Poll]

    08/28/2014 7:00:11 PM PDT · by DBrow · 85 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/28/14 | CNN
    Should children be allowed to learn to shoot guns.... No, 73% currently
  • Pew: Obama not 'tough enough'

    08/28/2014 1:54:49 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 28, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    A majority of Americans, 54 percent, don’t believe that President Obama is tough enough with foreign foes, feeding their concerns that the world has become a far more dangerous place under the Democratic administration, according to the Pew Research Center. Pew found that 65 percent believe that the world is more dangerous than it was several years ago. And they put ISIS near the top of U.S. threats. The Middle East terrorist group without borders ranks second to al Qaeda in the poll. The poll of 1,501 was taken August 20-24, as Obama was on vacation and under attack for...
  • Gallup: Obama's "Strong Disapproval" Double His "Strong Approval"

    08/28/2014 1:31:55 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    Gallup Politics ^ | August 28, 2014 | Justin McCarthy
    Americans are more than twice as likely to say they "strongly disapprove" (39%) of President Barack Obama's job performance as they are to say they "strongly approve" (17%). The percentage of Americans who strongly disapprove of Obama has increased over time, while the percentage who strongly approve has dropped by almost half.
  • PUBLIC OPINION HARDENS AGAINST PROTESTERS, SOFTENS ON POLICE

    08/25/2014 10:32:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    YOUGOV ^ | 08/25/2014 | by William Jordan
    Views of the police reaction to protests in Ferguson, Mo. have become more favorable since last week, but views on the subject have become even more racially polarized Rallies and vigils are planned around the country for this weekend and Monday to mark the funeral of Michael Brown, the Missouri teenager who was shot to death on August 10 by a police officer. His death sparked weeks of unrest in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, centering on accusations of racial discrimination by the almost totally white police force against a majority black population. The police department’s reaction to the...
  • YouGov poll: Most Americans, and most Democrats, do not wish Hillary had won in 2008

    08/22/2014 5:26:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/22/2014 | AllahPundit
    I’m surprised, not because I think Hillary’s wildly more popular than O but because, in year six of an increasingly lame lame-duck presidency, you’d think “anyone but Obama” sentiment would be high on both sides. And since Hillary’s the Democratic nominee-in-waiting, she’s the obvious “anyone” in a poll like this. Democrats can idealize her and pretend that she would have avoided all of the mistakes that Obama’s made; Republicans, having concluded that no one could possibly be worse than The One, can prefer her on those grounds alone.But that’s not what we see.The obvious explanation for the Democratic numbers,...
  • Freep a Poll! (What do you think about the death of Michael Brown?)

    08/21/2014 1:44:34 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 37 replies
    headlineoftheday.com ^ | 8-20-14 | Headline of the Day
    What do you think about the death of Michael Brown? He was executed by a racist Nazi cop. Officer Wilson overstepped his bounds. It was an unfortunate death. I never heard of him. We should wait for the facts to come out. He had it coming.
  • Romney Romps Over GOP Rivals: New Zogby Analytics Poll

    08/20/2014 8:54:53 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 105 replies
    Forbes ^ | August 19, 2014 | John Zogby
    It turns out that there are some good reasons why the former Governor and GOP Presidential nominee is allowing his name to be circulated as a potential candidate in 2016. Some of those good reasons can be found in a new poll by Zogby Analytics showing him outpolling his nearest rivals for the nomination by about two to one. The poll of 315 likely Republican primary voters was conducted online on August 13-15 and has a margin of sampling error of +/-5.6 percentage points. Romney places first in the 2016 race for the nomination with 20%, followed by New jersey...
  • Get ready for liberals to fall in love with the Fox News poll: Obama approval stages a comeback

    08/15/2014 10:56:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/15/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Grassroots liberals often seem confuse the Fox News poll, a survey conducted by two respected partisan pollsters, with Fox News Channel. For some, they discount the results of the Fox poll as though Bill O’Reilly was spending his evenings on the phone with respondents. The fact is that the Fox News survey is a solid poll with a reliable track record.Which is why conservatives should be concerned with its latest results. As Ed Morrissey noted on Thursday, the latest Fox News survey could indicate that President Barack Obama is enjoying a bit of a comeback. Actually, his job approval...
  • Poll: Majority of voters approve of U.S. airstrikes in Iraq

    08/14/2014 7:53:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/14/2014 | By Sean Sullivan
    A clear majority of voters say they approve of the United States' recently launched airstrikes in Iraq, a Fox News poll released Wednesday shows. But the survey shows President Obama gets low marks overall for his handling of Iraq. Fully 65 percent of Americans say they approve of the airstrikes. Just 23 percent disapprove. The poll of registered voters was conducted from Sunday to Tuesday. U.S. warplanes struck Sunni extremist militants last Friday. Obama said the airstrikes were conducted to "prevent terrorist forces from advancing on the city of Irbil."
  • CNN Poll: Trust in government at all-time low

    08/08/2014 9:41:44 AM PDT · by Foundahardheadedwoman · 7 replies
    Drudge Report/CNN ^ | CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser
    Washington (CNN) – Four decades after President Richard Nixon resigned, a slight majority of Americans still consider Watergate a very serious matter, a new national survey shows. But how serious depends on when you were born. The CNN/ORC International poll's release comes one day before the 40th anniversary of Nixon's resignation on August 9, 1974. With the Watergate scandal escalating, the second-term Republican president had lost much of his political backing, and he faced almost certain impeachment and the prospects of being removed from office by a Democratic-dominated House and Senate. There's a big generational divide over the significance of...
  • CNN Poll: Trust in government at all-time low

    08/08/2014 6:52:13 AM PDT · by Innovative · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug 8, 2014 | Paul Steinhauser
    Just 13% of Americans say the government can be trusted to do what is right always or most of the time, with just over three-quarters saying only some of the time and one in 10 saying they never trust the government, according to the poll. "The number who trust the government all or most of the time has sunk so low that it is hard to remember that there was ever a time when Americans routinely trusted the government," CNN Polling Director Keating Holland said. The poll was conducted for CNN by ORC International from July 18-20, with 1,012 adult...
  • CBS poll shows midterm enthusiasm gap opening

    08/07/2014 6:47:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/07/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    <p>If the election were held today, the results would look much as they did in June, with Democrats holding a slight edge (41-37 percent). But among those who are more enthusiastic than usual about voting, Republicans have a lead (47-40 percent).</p>
  • Obamacare Opposition Spikes To All Time High

    08/03/2014 6:45:51 AM PDT · by Innovative · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Aug 1, 2014 | Daily Caller
    Opposition to the health care law skyrocketed in July to reach the highest point ever, according to a Friday tracking poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation. The pro-Obamacare health care nonprofit found that 53 percent of Americans view the health care law unfavorably right now, up from 45 percent in June. It’s the largest majority that viewed Obamacare negatively in Kaiser’s monthly polls since the health care law was passed in 2010.
  • Poll: Record 53% Disapprove of Obamacare

    08/01/2014 9:51:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 1, 2014 - 8:54 AM | Barbara Boland
    53% of Americans have an unfavorable opinion of Obamacare, up 8% since last month. This is the largest unfavorable opinion of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the survey’s four year history, a poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation finds. Only 37% of people actually have a favorable opinion of the law. Obamacare lost favorability with women, whites, and those in the low and middle income brackets, along with other groups—including Democrats. …
  • Gallup Daily: Obama Job Approval [Just Hit All-Time Disapproval of 55%]

    07/30/2014 1:15:41 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    Gallup ^ | 7/30/14
    Gallup tracks daily the percentage of Americans who approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing...
  • CNN/ORC Poll: Americans don’t want House Republicans to sue Obama over executive actions

    07/25/2014 3:36:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/25/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    A note of caution. Republicans in Congress and in the commentariat are fed up with this White House failing to faithfully execute the law, as is its constitutional charge. Regarding this administration’s selective enforcement of the laws passed by Congress – ranging from DOMA to DACA, from recess appointments made while Congress was in session to the delayed and selective implementation of the Affordable Care Act – the GOP is foursquare behind a proposal to sue the president over his flagrant abuse of authority. The public at large, however, is less than enthralled with the idea of suing President...
  • Freep a poll! (Should the Obamacare law be enforced as written?)

    07/23/2014 1:51:45 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 11 replies
    http://www.headlineoftheday.com/ ^ | 7-23-14 | Headline of the day
    Should the Obamacare law be enforced as written? No, the IRS is allowed to change it. I don't know. Yes, and let the chips fall where they may.
  • POLL: USA Leads World in 'Climate Change Denial’

    07/23/2014 8:03:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/23/2014 | unknown
    A new poll offers details on the way citizens of the world think about climate change, and U.S. participants are looking particularly ignorant to the risks of global warming. Only one in four Americans said climate change was a "major threat," making the U.S. the least concerned nation.
  • Poll: Putin's Approval Rating Is at All-Time High in Russia

    07/22/2014 7:08:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    NBC News ^ | 07/22/2014
    While Russian President Vladimir Putin is increasingly a pariah on the world stage, his approval rating in Russia has never been higher. A new poll from Gallup shows that 83 percent of Russians approve of Putin's job performance, up nearly 30 points from his 2013 rating and tied with the previous all-time high from 2008.
  • Have We Got A Conspiracy for You - 9/11? JFK? Obama's Citizenship?

    Just as many (23%) say the theory that Obama is not an American citizen is true, with another 17% who aren't sure. Sixty percent (60%) reject that theory as false.
  • Poll: Americans Rate Jews, Catholics, Evangelicals Warmly; Muslims, Atheists More Coldly

    07/20/2014 7:09:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/20/2014 | BY JESSICA MARTINEZ
    Americans feel warm toward Jews, Catholics and Evangelicals but they are colder toward Muslims and atheists, according to a new Pew Research Survey. Respondents were asked to rate each faith group according to a "feeling thermometer" ranging from 0 to 100, 0 reflecting the coldest and most negative rating and 100 being the warmest, most positive. The outcome concluded that U.S. adults are more fond of individuals who share their same or similar faith. "In a society like the United States, where religion is such an important part of life, of how people view the world, how people approach politics...
  • Meet the Millennials (Reason-Rupe poll)

    07/17/2014 7:31:50 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 41 replies
    Reason ^ | 7-10-14 | Emily Ekins
    American millennials, ages 18-29, are one of the largest, most diverse cohorts in the nation’s history. Fifty-six percent self-identify as Caucasian, 19 percent as Hispanic, 15 percent as African-American or black, six percent as Asian, and four percent as another race. In contrast, 73 percent of their parents’ generation, the Baby Boomers, are white, 10 percent are Hispanic, 11 percent are black, and four percent are Asian. Millennials are also more likely to be members of families who have more recently come to the United States. The Pew Research Center reports that 14 percent of millennials were born outside of...
  • Poll: Most Americans Give Obama Failing Grade on Immigration Crisis

    07/16/2014 7:11:43 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 2 replies
    Newsmax ^ | July 16 2014 | Drew MacKenzie
    The Washington Post-ABC News poll reveals that 58 percent of Americans, including 54 percent of Latinos, are disappointed with his policies on the surge of thousands of undocumented immigrants, many of them children, across the southern border. Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/poll-Obama-immigration-children/2014/07/16/id/582962#ixzz37dmNzdPV Urgent: Should Obamacare Be Repealed? Vote Here Now!
  • 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...
  • POLL: THREE IN FIVE WANT ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT KIDS SENT BACK HOME

    07/11/2014 3:42:49 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 30 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 11, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Three in five Americans believe the illegal immigrant children flooding across the U.S.-Mexico border "should be ordered to leave the U.S." according to a recent poll.
  • Freep a Poll! (Drudge. Should 'pubs impeach obozo?)

    07/08/2014 6:01:05 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 61 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 7-8-14 | Matt Drudge
    SHOULD REPUBLICANS IMPEACH OBAMA? YES NO NOT NOW
  • Freep this poll

    07/08/2014 3:26:06 PM PDT · by thorvaldr · 26 replies
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    Freep this poll: http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/poll-should-congress-pass-universal-background-checks-gun-purchases-0
  • It's Not Surprising More Americans Believe Freedom Is Overrated

    07/04/2014 8:57:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 4, 2014 | David Harsanyi
    A new Gallup poll finds that fewer Americans are satisfied with the freedom in their lives compared with seven years ago -- dropping 12 percentage points, from 91 percent in 2006 to 79 percent in 2013. During that same time, the percentage of Americans dissatisfied with the freedoms available in their lives more than doubled, from 9 percent to 21 percent. The United States now sits in 36th place among the world in our admiration of the idea of freedom. It's fair to mention that the definition of "freedom" has become increasingly pliable. (It is, for example, regularly argued that...
  • "Should Chris McDaniel Concede The Election?" FREEP THIS POLL!

    07/02/2014 10:04:28 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 35 replies
    WJTV ^ | 7/3/2014 | Me
    Freep this poll!!! We're winning!
  • Q Poll: Gipper tops poll of best presidents since WW2: Obama worst

    07/02/2014 7:56:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/02/2014 | Rick Moran
    A new poll by Quinnipiac shows that Americans believe President Obama to be the worst president since World War II. The poll showed people thought that Ronald Reagan was the best.Might the scales finally be falling from America's eyes? Reuters: In a survey of 1,446 registered voters, 33 percent said Obama was the worst president since World War Two, while 28 percent pointed to his predecessor, George W. Bush, as the worst, the poll by Quinnipiac University found. Voters were split over which of the two most recent presidents has done a better job with 39 percent saying Obama has...
  • The right to kill Jews with impunity--Palestinians’ top priority, a new poll shows

    07/02/2014 6:34:54 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 07/02/2014 | EVELYN GORDON
    That – not settlements or Jerusalem – is Palestinians’ top priority, a new poll shows. The Washington Institute for Near East Policy released a stunning new Palestinian opinion poll last week. The headline finding was that 60% of all Palestinians, including majorities in both the West Bank and Gaza, now openly say their goal isn’t a two-state solution, but “reclaiming all of historic Palestine, from the river to the sea” – aka eradicating Israel. Yet that isn’t actually news for anyone who’s been paying attention: A 2011 poll, for instance, found that even among ostensible supporters of two states, 66%...
  • Hands down Obama is the worst president since WWII: poll [Quinnipiac]

    07/02/2014 6:09:50 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies
    www.washingtontimes.com ^ | Wednesday, July 2, 2014 | By Stephen Dinan
    Poll after poll shows President Obama’s approval rating dipping recently, and one new Quinnipiac University Poll finds that voters say Mitt Romney would have been a better choice in 2012. With Mr. Obama deploying military troops to Iraq, failing to find compromise with Congress and seeing major defeats in the Supreme Court, voters continue to sour on him. Quinnipiac found 45 percent of voters say the country would have been better off if Mr. Romney, the 2012 GOP nominee, had been election, while just 38 percent say Mr. Obama remains a better choice. Even Democrats aren’t so sure — just...
  • Poll: Obama worst president since WWII

    07/02/2014 5:23:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 2, 2014 | Justin Sink with Peter Sullivan
    President Obama is the worst president since World War II, according to a Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday. The poll finds that 33 percent of voters say Obama is the worst since the war, with George W. Bush trailing in second place at 28 percent. The only other president in double digits, at 13 percent, is Richard Nixon, who resigned from office after the Watergate scandal. The results raise the possibility that voters are choosing the presidents who are freshest in their memory. Or they could just think that this century has produced historically bad presidents. Obama ran in 2008 as...
  • Pew: Americans show some interest in IRS lost emails; not much in World Cup

    07/01/2014 7:52:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/01/2014 | Rick Moran
    ESPN has been hyping the World Cup for weeks, showing video from venues across the country where large crowds have gathered to watch the US play. But it's a mirage. Only about 17% of Americans are showing interest in the World Cup soccer matches as opposed to 12% who are following the IRS lost emails story and 26% following events in Iraq. Pew Research: So far, the growing crisis in Iraq has not drawn strong interest from the American public. As Sunni militants extend their control of large swaths of Iraq, 25% say they are paying very close attention to...
  • 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%.
  • New Poll Shows Americans Have Lost Faith in Promises of Big Government

    06/30/2014 10:22:52 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 30 2014 | Dr. Susan Berry
    A new Gallup survey finds that Americans’ confidence in all three branches of the U.S. government has fallen dramatically, reaching record lows for Congress (7 percent), the Supreme Court (30 percent), and a six-year low for the presidency (29 percent). Survey results were based on telephone interviews conducted June 5-8, with a random sample of 1,027 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 percentage points at the 95 percent confidence level. The presidency, currently with Barack Obama in power, has experienced the largest...
  • Most Believe Hillary Clinton Can Relate to Average Americans, Poll Finds

    06/29/2014 6:30:22 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 29, 2014 | Mark Murray
    Fifty-five percent of Americans say that Hillary Clinton can relate to and understand the problems of average citizens as well as other presidential candidates can, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Annenberg poll. By comparison, 37 percent of respondents disagreed, saying she can’t relate as well as other candidates can. These numbers come after Hillary Clinton declared that she and her husband were “dead broke” after leaving the White House in 2001.
  • Poll: 41 percent wants less immigration (6 point jump)

    06/27/2014 7:12:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 27, 2014 | Mario Trujillo
    A new survey from Gallup finds 41 percent want immigration to the United States to decrease. The Gallup poll released Friday found a 6-percentage-point spike in the number of people who want immigration to fall since last year. Gallop asked people about immigration, not illegal immigration. Thirty-three percent of people think immigration levels are fine at the present level, while 22 percent say those levels should be increased. While only 22 percent support increased immigration, that number has been trending up over the past 15 years. In 1999, even more people wanted to see immigration rates fall and only 10...
  • MI:Poll Shows Support for Making Concealed Carry Easier and Cheaper

    06/26/2014 2:34:27 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 June, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Minbcnews.com is running a poll about a proposal in Michigan to make obtaining a concealed carry permit cheaper, faster and easier in the state.  The proposal would eliminate the nearly 100 year old county gun boards, which at present have little to do.   Under the proposal background checks would be run by the State Police instead of county boards.  The 83 County gun boards, which have been accused of delaying permits, would be eliminated. The bill has passed the Senate.   It would have to pass the House and be signed by the Governor to become law. The current question...
  • 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...
  • LePage's General Assistance policy Poll

    06/25/2014 10:59:30 AM PDT · by Steven Scharf · 11 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | 6/25/2014 | Portland Press Herald
    There is a poll on the front page of the Portland Press Herald website that needs to be freeped. Should Gov. LePage withhold all General Assistance funding for communities that ignore his administration's policy prohibiting undocumented immigrants from receiving state aid? Related article: June 24, 2014 From LePage, new threat on local aid to ‘illegals’ The governor says all General Assistance payments will be cut off for communities that help asylum seekers and other undocumented immigrants. By Kevin Miller Staff Writer Gov. Paul LePage is threatening to withhold all state funding for General Assistance from communities that ignore his administration’s...
  • Poll: 76% Think IRS Emails Were Deliberately Destroyed

    06/25/2014 7:14:16 AM PDT · by don-o · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 25, 2014 | Dana Blanton
    The consensus is: it’s no accident. More than three-quarters of voters -- 76 percent -- think the emails missing from the account of Lois Lerner, the ex-IRS official at the center of the scandal over targeting of conservative groups, were deliberately destroyed. That’s according to a new Fox News poll. That suspicion is shared across party lines, albeit to varying degrees. An overwhelming 90 percent of Republicans think the emails were intentionally destroyed, as do 74 percent of independents and 63 percent of Democrats. Overall, just 12 percent of voters believe the emails were destroyed accidentally. Another 12 percent are...
  • Poll Finds Criticism of Obama on Iraq Despite Agreement on Ground Forces

    06/25/2014 7:50:49 AM PDT · by Route797 · 6 replies
    ABC News ^ | 6-24-2014 | Gary Langer
    More Americans disapprove than approve of Barack Obama’s response to the situation in Iraq, even while the public broadly agrees with his decision not to send U.S. combat forces there. The latest ABC News/Washington Post poll marks the difficulties Obama faces in crafting a popular response to the deepening crisis. Two-thirds oppose sending ground troops to fight the Sunni insurgents in Iraq, a step the president himself ruled out last week. Regardless, just 42 percent approve of the way he’s handling the situation, while 52 percent disapprove. The public divides evenly on another potential option, the use of air strikes.
  • 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...
  • NPR’s new poll of battleground states brutal for Democrats

    06/19/2014 1:15:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/19/2014 | Guy Benson
    You already know how the national polling looks, but those numbers include the opinions of many Americans whose votes will have zero impact on the much-watched battle for control of the Senate. NPR clears out New Yorkers, Californians and Texans (among others) from its sample, focusing instead on the following 12 states: Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina and West Virginia. A look at the results, bearing in mind that presidential approval rating has historically been the single most significant variable in midterm election cycles: That would be (38/58) overall, including an...
  • NBC/WSJ poll finds 54% have no confidence in Obama’s leadership

    06/18/2014 6:39:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/18/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    The sixth-year blues have caught up to Barack Obama … with a vengeance. In an NBC/WSJ poll taken before the meltdown in Iraq, Obama gets his lowest marks ever on foreign policy, where his claim to “smart power” has evidently reached its expiration date. But the real danger to Obama and to Democrats vying for office in less than five months is the vote of no confidence in Obama’s leadership: The percentage of Americans approving of President Barack Obama’s handling of foreign policy issues has dropped to the lowest level of his presidency as he faces multiple overseas challenges,...
  • Poll: Bill Clinton Most Admired President Over Past 25 Years

    06/15/2014 12:46:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    NBC News ^ | 06/15/2014 | Mark Murray
    Forty-two percent of respondents picked Clinton -- whose wife could very well run for the White House in 2016 -- as the president they admired the most. He was followed by current President Barack Obama at 18 percent, George W. Bush at 17 percent and his father, George H.W. Bush, at 16 percent. The NBC/WSJ/Annenberg Survey was conducted June 2-8 of 1,031 registered voters. The survey's margin of error is plus-minus 3.1 percentage points.
  • FReep this poll! make it a crime to endanger a minor by allowing access to guns?

    06/13/2014 2:00:21 PM PDT · by Rio · 32 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | June 13, 2014 | Yuxing Zheng
    ...take our poll and let us know if you think Oregon should pass a bill to make it a crime to endanger a minor by allowing access to guns.
  • Hillary Clinton drops 18 points in 18 months in Bloomberg poll

    06/13/2014 7:25:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/13/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Call this a capper to Hillary Clinton’s terrible, no-good, very bad week. A new Bloomberg poll shows that America is so excited about the prospect of a Hillary candidacy in 2016 that her approval figure has dropped 18 points in as many months, from a peak of 70% when she left the State Department to just 52% now. This cannot be what Team Hillary had in mind a week ago, as she prepared her national rollout of Hard Choices and instead demonstrated that she still has no answers for her record or her ambitions: Hillary Clinton’s popularity continues to...