Polls

NPR Poll: Obamacare More Popular with Americans Than President Obama

NPR Poll: Obamacare More Popular with Americans Than President Obama

A new NPR poll finds that Obamacare is more popular than President Obama and the approval numbers for the landmark healthcare legislation is rising. Our survey of likely voters, conducted for Morning Edition by Democrat Stan Greenberg of Democracy Corps and Republican Whit Ayres of Resurgent Republic, shows the president’s health care law […]

by Janet Shan· · Polls, Today's Headlines
Majority of Americans Say Republicans Shouldn’t Control House After Government Shutdown

Majority of Americans Say Republicans Shouldn’t Control House After Government Shutdown

More bad news for GOP:  A new CNN/ORC poll finds that 54% of Americans say it’s a bad thing that the Republican Party controls the House of Representatives, up from 11 points last December. Only 38% of Americans say it’s a good thing that the GOP controls the House, a […]

by Janet Shan· · Politics, Polls, Today's Headlines
Poll: 72 Percent of Americans Oppose Government Shutdown to Block Obamacare

Poll: 72 Percent of Americans Oppose Government Shutdown to Block Obamacare

A new Quinnipiac University poll found that American voters, by 72% to 22% strongly oppose Congress shutdown the federal government to block implementation of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Here’s the breakdown from Quinnipiac: Voters also oppose 64 – 27 percent blocking an increase in the nation’s […]

by Janet Shan· · Politics, Polls
Report:  80 Percent of U.S. Adults Struggle with Unemployment, Near-Poverty

Report: 80 Percent of U.S. Adults Struggle with Unemployment, Near-Poverty

(Huffington Post) — Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near-poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream. Survey data exclusive to The Associated Press points to an increasingly globalized U.S. economy, the widening […]

by HinterlandGazetteStaff· · Polls

Obama’s Approval Rating Plunges Fueled by 17-Point Decline Among Voters Under 30

A new CNN/ORC poll finds President Obama’s approval rating plunging eight percentage points over the past month, to 45%, his lowest rating in more than a year and a half. Why? Trust issues, controversies, among other things. U.S. government surveillance program; the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of tea party and other conservative […]

by Janet Shan· · Black Politics, Polls

Obama’s Approval Rating at 53% Despite IRS Snooping, AP Wire Tapping & Benghazi ‘Scandals’

After last week’s Republican freak-out over so-called scandals — Benghazi attack cover-up, IRS snooping scandal, AP phone record seizure and Umbrellagate, the last thing they expected was that President Obama’s approval rating would be in positive territory.  I wonder if the Republicans will ever realize the average American is on […]

by Janet Shan· · Polls, President Obama
Chris Christie Only Republican to Poll Competitively with Hillary Clinton for Election 2016

Chris Christie Only Republican to Poll Competitively with Hillary Clinton for Election 2016

Public Policy Polling is out with a new poll showing  New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) trailing Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton by four percentage points in a hypothetical match-up for the 2016 presidential elections. He is the only one of the possible Republican presidential candidates who could be a threat to any […]

by Janet Shan· · Elections, Polls
Poll: Most Americans Side with President Obama on Sequester, GOP Losing Big

Poll: Most Americans Side with President Obama on Sequester, GOP Losing Big

Once again, the Republican Party shows just how little it can gauge public sentiment with a new Bloomberg National Poll that shows President Obama’s approval rating hitting a three-year high and public approval of the GOP sinking to a three-year low.  It should be noted that the same poll found that a plurality […]

by Janet Shan· · Politics, Polls
Hispanics’ Approval of President Obama 70%, Up 12 Points Since August

Hispanics’ Approval of President Obama 70%, Up 12 Points Since August

A new Gallup poll finds 70% of Hispanics approve of President Obama’s job performance, slightly down from 75% in December. The January figure represents an increase of 12 percentage points since last August, prior to the Democratic National Convention.

by Janet Shan· · Polls
Poll:  President Obama’s Popularity Surges to Three-Year High

Poll: President Obama’s Popularity Surges to Three-Year High

According to a new ABC News-Washington Post poll, President Obama “has advanced to his highest personal popularity since his first year in office, and Americans who’ve formed an opinion of his second inaugural address last week broadly approve of it.” The poll found 60% of Americans now express a favorable opinion […]

by Janet Shan· · Polls, President Obama