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  • Why We Relaunched Gallup.com

    10/18/2014 10:42:35 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 4 replies
    Gallup.com ^ | Ocober 18, 2014 | Jim Clifton
    The world's 7 billion citizens get most of their news from reporters and experts -- it's edited and filtered by how these professionals see events. Gallup applauds the work they do. But the one missing element from most reporting and analyses are the opinions, thoughts, and feelings of those 7 billion citizens themselves -- how they see events. This week we are relaunching our e-newspaper, Gallup.com, to broaden and deepen our coverage of the opinions, thoughts, and well-being of citizens around the world -- the will of the people. So while the news media continues to cover events from the...
  • Gallup: Presidential Job Approval Center (39% approve/56% disapprove)

    10/10/2014 3:46:36 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 27 replies
    39% approve - 1% 56% disapprove +1%
  • 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.
  • Gallup: Voter opposition to Obama at 16-year high, worse than Bush, Clinton

    10/05/2014 9:57:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/5/14 | y Paul Bedard
    Angry and frustrated voters are planning to use the midterm elections in one month to tell President Obama they oppose his agenda, the highest “no vote” percentage in the last 16 years measured by Gallup. The polling outfit found that 32 percent of voters want to send a message of opposition with their vote, compared to just 20 percent who are sending a signal of support. That is 13 points higher than in 1998 when former President Clinton was headed to impeachment for lying about his sex affair with a former White House intern and even a smidge higher -
  • New Gallup poll shows Americans want third political party participation

    09/26/2014 10:14:52 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 55 replies
    Examiner ^ | 9-24-14 | Karl Dickey
    A new Gallup poll out this morning, September 24, 2014, found that 58% of Americans strongly want a third political party choice in the candidates because the two older parties "do such a poor job" representing the people. This number is little changed from a Gallup poll asking the same question in 2007. The third largest political party is the Libertarian Party, yet its candidates face unfair hurdles of ballot access and media exclusion. Many states in the nation purposely raise the bar for Libertarian Party candidates to have their name printed on the ballot alongside the Republican and Democratic...
  • Gallup: GOP holds 23 point lead over Democrats as party best able to keep US safe

    09/12/2014 9:58:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/12/2014 | Rick Moran
    Seven weeks to go until the mid term elections in November and there us further evidence that the Democrats are in deep trouble.Gallup released its "Governance Poll" yesterday and it showed a whopping 23 point lead for Republicans as the party best able to keep the country safe. Perhaps more relevant to the elections, Republicans hold a nine point lead over Democrats as the party best able to keep America prosperous. The nuimber represents almost exactly the same margin held by the GOP in the lead up to the wave election of 2010. The Republican Party has expanded its historical...
  • Poll: Republicans preferred to keep America prosperous (49%-40%)

    09/11/2014 4:45:09 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 3 replies
    Politipage ^ | 09/11/14 | Jon Fitzpatrick
    Earlier I posted about the new poll from Gallup where the Republicans wallop the Democrats when it comes to keeping America safe. Buried in that poll was this other nugget: “Looking ahead for the next few years, which political party do you think will keep the country prosperous." Results: Republicans 49%, Democrats 40%. And how will this impact the mid terms, exactly? Well, it "does not bode well for Democratic chances," says Gallup. While these measures are by no means perfect predictors of how well a party will do in a midterm election year, the Republican Party's strength this year...
  • Gallup: Obama drops to 44% job approval among Latinos, lowest level since last year

    09/09/2014 7:48:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/09/2014 | AllahPundit
    A nifty catch by Josh Jordan, a.k.a. NumbersMuncher. Albeit with a big caveat.When I say “lowest level since last year” in the headline, I don’t mean to imply that O’s numbers with Latinos were lower in 2013. All I mean is that today’s Gallup chart goes back only as far as last November. (A period that includes the disastrous ObamaCare rollout, do note.) That 44 percent may well be the lowest number of his entire presidency among Latinos. I’d say odds are good, at least, that it’s the lowest since the big debt-ceiling standoff in 2011, when Obama saw...
  • Obama drops to 44% job approval among Latinos, lowest level since last year

    09/09/2014 4:18:50 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | SEPTEMBER 9, 2014 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    That 44 percent may well be the lowest number of his entire presidency among Latinos. I’d say odds are good, at least, that it’s the lowest since the big debt-ceiling standoff in 2011, when Obama saw some of his worst polling across the board. And it’s not just Latinos who are sour on him right now. Click and scroll left and you’ll find that he hasn’t been below 60 percent among nonwhite voters once since last November. Until now.
  • Gallup, Battleground, and Conservatism: Conservatives in America outnumber Liberals 58-37

    09/08/2014 3:29:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/08/2014 | Bruce Walker
    Within a few days, the Gallup Poll and the Battleground Poll provided more polling data that demonstrates just how much conservatives outnumber liberals in America. The Gallup Poll, in its August 26 “State by State: Key Metrics for 2014,” provided data that reveals that in all but three states – Hawaii, Vermont, and Massachusetts – conservatives outnumber liberals. This is consistent with all prior Gallup Poll results for many years. In a few of these polls, conservatives have outnumbered liberals in every state of the nation, and in a few of these polls, liberals outnumber conservatives in one or two...
  • Gallup Daily: Obama Job Approval (38% approve/54% disapprove)

    09/04/2014 10:59:04 AM PDT · by CWW · 106 replies
    Gallup ^ | 08-04-2014
    Obama at 38% approval // 54% Disapproval - Lowest Approval of his presidency.
  • Gallup: Obama Drops to 39% Job Approval

    09/04/2014 6:42:54 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    Brietbart Big Government ^ | September 3, 2014 | John Nolte
    According to Gallup's daily tracking poll of President Obama's approval rating, the president lost 5 whole points overnight and for the first time since July, his job approval rating is back on the 30's. Tuesday, Obama stood at 42% approval, 52% disapproval. Wednesday the numbers sit at 39-54%. The president is 15 points underwater.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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%.