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  • 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: 61% Disapprove of Obama’s Handling of Immigration

    08/21/2015 10:57:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 21, 2015 | 1:39 PM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Sixty-one percent of Americans disapprove of President Barack Obama’s handling of immigration, according to a survey conducting by Gallup. […] The trend in the Gallup survey on this question shows that Obama has failed to move people in his direction on the immigration issue in the wake of his efforts to unilaterally grant legal status to aliens illegally in the United States. …
  • Gallup: Liberals More Likely to Drink Than Conservatives

    07/29/2015 5:18:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 29, 2015 | 5:18 PM EDT | ( Staff)
    According to a Gallup survey conducted this month, American liberals are more likely to drink than American conservatives. From July 8-12, Gallup asked 1,009 adults in the United States: “Do you have occasion to use alcoholic beverages such as liquor, wine, or beer, or are you a total abstainer?” The results, which had a margin of error of ± 4 percentage points, showed a number of trends. Only 61 percent of self-identified conservatives said, yes, they do have occasion to use alcoholic beverages. However, 65 percent of moderates said yes, and 69 percent of liberals said yes. …
  • Gallup Poll shows Pope Francis is not so “Laudato” these days

    07/23/2015 5:50:49 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | 7/23/15 | Fr John Zuhlsdorf
    Have you seen the Gallup Poll on Pope Francis’ popularity? HEREHis favorability has, essentially, crashed.Laudato NO!Back in February 2015, Pew Research showed that 70% of all Americans and 90% of Catholics viewed Francis favorably.Today, according Gallup, his favorability is at 71%.So, in about 6 months – half a year – Francis’ popularity in these U.S.A., has, among Catholics, fallen nearly 20% (19% to be exact). That’s in only 6 months.Let us ask:What happened between February and now?Laudato si’.There’s more.Francis lost 14% among liberal Americans.Let us also ask:How do these numbers compare with polls from the beginning of Francis’ pontificate in...
  • Francis' image in the US: Popular but not as before

    07/22/2015 2:34:31 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Vatican Insider ^ | July 22, 2015 | ANDREA TORNIELLI
    Gallup has conducted a poll on the Pope's popularity, two months before he is due to visit New York, Washington and Philadelphia. Francis’ favourability rating in the US has dropped since February 2014 He is still popular, but not super-popular as he was a year ago. This is the picture that emerges from a poll conducted in the US between 8 and 12 July by consulting company Gallup. The results were published on Wednesday 22 July, just two months before Francis is due to arrive in the US, where he will be visiting New York, Washington and Philadelphia after his stop-over...
  • It's Democrats, Not Republicans, Who Are The Extremists

    06/19/2015 2:37:25 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 14 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 06/18/2015 | John Merline
    Despite the constantly stated claim that Republicans have moved to the extreme right while Democrats have remained a bunch of perfectly reasonable moderates, the fact is that it's the Democratic party that is driving to the ideological corner, as shown by a Gallup report released on Thursday.
  • Gallup: Pro-lifers at lowest number since 2008

    06/06/2015 9:58:24 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 36 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | June 05, 2015 | Staff
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Abortion pro-choicers significantly outnumber pro-lifers in the U.S. for the first time in seven years, according to the Gallup 2015 Values and Beliefs poll. Half of Americans identified themselves as pro-choice in the poll that has since 2001 tracked Americans' views on abortion. The last time pro-choicers accounted for such a large chunk of the populace was in 2008, when they also numbered 50 percent. Of those polled, 44 percent identified themselves as pro-life, the same percentage found in 2008, Gallup reported. "The pro-choice view is not as prevalent among Americans as it was in the mid-1990s,...
  • Gallup: U.S. Job Creation Index Edges Up to New High in May

    06/04/2015 6:28:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Gallup ^ | 06/04/2015 | Rebecca Riffkin
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Gallup's U.S. Job Creation Index reached +32 for the month of May, the highest Gallup has found, by one point, since 2008. It slightly exceeds the +31 found in April, and the +30 found in September 2014. Shortly after Gallup began tracking job creation in January 2008, the index nosedived as the Great Recession wreaked havoc on the economy. After remaining in negative territory for most of 2009, the index slowly recovered, reaching +30 in September 2014. It then dipped slightly and stayed between +27 and +29 for six months. More recently, it increased two points in...
  • Gallup finds taboos increasingly accepted in America: Right and Wrong are so Last Century

    06/02/2015 8:03:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/02/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Believe it or not, this isn’t another article about Bruce / Caitlyn Jenner, though the wider question of gender bending could probably be squirreled away in here somewhere. Gallup took time out from polling people about the presidential candidates they like and asked Americans their annual set of questions on taboo subjects and how accepting we tend to be of actions which have been traditionally shunned. If you only went by the headline (Once Taboo, Some Behaviors Now More Acceptable in U.S.) you might think that we’ve suddenly morphed into a nation of hedonists, but the phrase “more acceptable”...
  • Why Is America Moving Left

    06/01/2015 8:11:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 55 replies ^ | June 1, 2015 | Thomas D. Williams, PH.D
    Statistics from the most recent Gallup poll indicate that Americans’ moral views have become increasingly liberal over the past 14 years, with U.S. citizens tending to approve of behavior they would have deemed immoral or sinful just a generation ago.
  • Americans' Acceptance of Sexual Immorality Growing, Gallup Finds

    05/31/2015 9:11:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/30/2015 | Napp Nazworth
    Americans' acceptance of sexual immorality is growing, according to a Gallup report. When asked about the moral acceptability of a range of issues, five of the top six issues that saw an increase in acceptability were related to sexual morality. The largest increase in moral acceptability from 2001 to 2015 was for homosexual relations, which increased 23 percentage points, from 40 to 63 percent. That was followed by having a baby outside of marriage (45 to 61 percent), heterosexual sex outside of marriage (53 to 68 percent), divorce (59 to 71 percent) and polygamy (7 to 16 percent). Also in...
  • 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 | ( 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: At least 20% of Americans are gay, as estimated by … more than half of Americans

    05/21/2015 8:07:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/21/2015 | AllahPundit
    “We’re not a smart people,” says Ace, pointing to a similar but now outdated 2012 survey from Gallup.The actual number of gays is around four percent, as best anyone can tell. What’s your guesstimate, America?Fifty-three percent think gays compose at least 20 percent of the population. Huh. I don’t know what’s odder, the fact that this number has grown as the public’s paid more attention to gays over the past 13 years or the fact that guesstimates were already wildly inflated in 2002, before gay marriage had picked up national momentum. Logically, you would think the estimates would have...
  • Gallup: Majority of Republicans now view gay and lesbian relations as morally acceptable

    05/21/2015 8:03:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/21/2015 | AllahPundit
    I’m old enough to remember an America where Boy Scouts could have water-pistol fights and most Republicans thought gay relationships were immoral. Which is to say, I’m more than a year old.This … may not be the best day to cite research on people’s changing views of gay relationships, given that another recent bombshell study of attitudes towards gays was just debunked as having used faked data. We can trust a pollster as credible as Gallup, though.Can’t we?On the one hand, that sudden spike in GOP support from the low 40s to a clear majority over the past 12...
  • Gallup Poll: Obama Favorable Rating Up, Best Since September 2013

    05/21/2015 4:25:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Gallup ^ | 05/21/2015 | Justin McCarthy
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Americans' favorable ratings of President Barack Obama now stand at 53%, up four points from March. This comes after a year in which these ratings were mostly below 50% and marks the president's highest score since September 2013. A president's favorable ratings are distinct from approval of his performance; job approval ratings generally tend to be lower. For the Obama presidency, Gallup trends show the two measures have changed largely in tandem. As Obama's approval rating has rebounded nine percentage points from a low of 37% last fall, his favorable rating has increased 11 points from 42%....
  • Gallup: Only 26% Satisfied With Way Things Are Going in U.S.

    05/19/2015 1:30:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 18, 2015 | 10:29 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    Only one in four Americans, 26 percent, say they are satisfied with the way things are going in this country, a new Gallup Poll finds. Or, viewed another way, 74 percent of Americans apparently are dissatisfied. Americans still list government, the economy and unemployment as top problems, even though the unemployment rate continues to drop.Between May 6 and 10, Gallup asked a random sample of 1,024 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia: “In general, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in the United States at...
  • Poll: Nearly Half Of Marylanders Would Rather Move Somewhere Else

    05/02/2015 9:20:58 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 58 replies
    CBS via WJZ ^ | May 2, 2014 11:33 PM | Meghan McCorkell
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Do you want out of the state of Maryland? A new poll shows nearly half of Marylanders say they are fed up and ready to pack up if only they could. Meghan McCorkell explains what has so many thinking about leaving. In a poll of all 50 states, Maryland ranks third for people who say they would rather move somewhere else. We’ve got the beach, the mountains, the O’s and Natty Boh, but some say they’re ready to break up with Maryland. According to a new Gallup poll, 47 percent of Marylanders say they would move out...
  • Gallup: Environmental worries losing steam -- Global warming least of all concerns for Americans

    03/25/2015 1:56:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/25/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    <p>Americans’ concern about several major environmental threats has eased after increasing last year. As in the past, Americans express the greatest worry about pollution of drinking water, and the least about global warming or climate change.</p> <p>Despite ups and downs from year to year in the percentage worried about the various issues, the rank order of the environmental problems has remained fairly consistent over the decades. Americans express greater concern over more proximate threats — including pollution of drinking water, as well as pollution of rivers, lakes and reservoirs, and air pollution — than they do about longer-term threats such as global warming, the loss of rain forests, and plant and animal extinction.</p>
  • Gallup: Concern About Environment Down – Americans Worry Least About Global Warming

    03/25/2015 8:36:11 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies ^ | 03/25/2015 | Michael W. Chapman
    ( -- Americans’ concern over environmental issues such as water and air pollution and extinction of species is down from last year, and the data show that of all green issues, Americans worry the least about global warming (or climate change), according to Gallup. As part of its annual Environmental survey, which Gallup has done for more than two decades, the surveyors on March 5-8 asked, “I’m going to read you a list of environmental problems. As I read each one, please tell me if you personally worry about this problem a great deal, a fair amount, only a little,...
  • WaPo: Gallup data shows Hillary favorability plummeting

    03/13/2015 7:10:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/13/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Plummeting from a great height to be sure, Philip Bump acknowledges, but definitely going in the wrong direction — fast. The initial read off of yesterday’s Gallup poll shows Hillary Clinton in good shape against the rest of the field, albeit a field with low name recognition. Most of her Republican competition has lots of upside in their numbers, but Hillary has reached almost total name recognition saturation … not exactly surprising for someone who has spent the last 22 years in Washington. Accordingly, her favorability/unfavorability gap plus her name recognition puts her almost literally in a class of...
  • Gallup CEO: I May “Suddenly Disappear” For Telling Truth About Obama (Video)

    02/08/2015 10:18:53 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 47 replies ^ | February 8, 2015 | Jim Hoff
    Gallup CEO: I May “Suddenly Disappear” For Telling Truth About Obama Unemployment Rate (Video) Gallup CEO Jim Clifton told CNBC he might “suddenly disappear” for telling the truth about the Obama unemployment rate. The real Obama unemployment rate has never recovered and is still above 10%. unemployment obama Wall Street on Parade reported: Years of unending news stories on U.S. government programs of surveillance,rendition and torture have apparently chilled the speech of even top business executives in the United States. Yesterday, Jim Clifton, the Chairman and CEO of Gallup, an iconic U.S. company dating back to 1935, told CNBC that...
  • Gallup CEO Fears He Might “Suddenly Disappear” for Questioning U.S. Jobs Data

    02/08/2015 6:37:42 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 57 replies
    Wall Street Parade ^ | February 5, 2015 | By Pam Martens and Russ Martens
    Years of unending news stories on U.S. government programs of surveillance, rendition and torture have apparently chilled the speech of even top business executives in the United States.
  • Obama Approval Ratings Still Historically Polarized(Most polarizing Prez ever....where is the MSM?)

    02/07/2015 4:52:04 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 10 replies
    PRINCETON, N.J. -- Throughout President Barack Obama's sixth full year in office, an average of 79% of Democrats, compared with 9% of Republicans, approved of the job he was doing. That 70-percentage-point party gap in approval ratings ties for the fifth-most-polarized year for a president in Gallup records dating back to 1953.
  • Gallup CEO: Number of Full-Time Jobs as Percent of Population Is Lowest It’s Ever Been (Video)

    02/05/2015 11:06:33 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 18 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/5/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Gallup CEO and Chairman Jim Clifton doubled-down on his comments earlier in the week on the misleading Obama unemployment rate. Obama says the unemployment rate is 5.6% which is very misleading. Clifton went on America’s Newsroom today to explain the misleading government numbers. “The number of full-time jobs, and that’s what everybody wants, as a percent of the total population, is the lowest it’s ever been… The other thing that is very misleading about that number is the more people that drop out, the better the number gets. In the recession we lost 13 million jobs. Only 3 million have...
  • Only 44 Percent of U.S. Adults Work 30 Hours a Week or More with a Regular Paycheck

    02/04/2015 8:22:44 PM PST · by george76 · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | February 4, 2015 | Jim Geraghty
    It’s not every day you see you see the chairman and CEO of the Gallup polling organization come out and declare the official unemployment rate number is extremely misleading, or, as the headline suggests, “a big lie”: ... There’s another reason why the official rate is misleading. Say you’re an out-of-work engineer or healthcare worker or construction worker or retail manager: If you perform a minimum of one hour of work in a week and are paid at least $20 — maybe someone pays you to mow their lawn — you’re not officially counted as unemployed in the much-reported 5.6%....
  • Gallup condemns Obama's unemployment numbers as a blatant 'lie'&#8207;

    02/04/2015 4:48:29 PM PST · by aquapub · 25 replies
    Conservative Examiner ^ | February 4, 2015 | Robert Moon
    Gallup CEO Jim Clifton denounced the White House and the news media on Tuesday for wildly misinforming the public on the current unemployment numbers. According to the report, Obama's overtly dishonest and partisan Labor Department has once again published "extremely misleading" figures that deliberately misrepresent the nation's unemployment rate as significantly better off than they are...
  • The 5.6% Unemployment Rate Is A 'Big Lie,' Gallup Boss Says

    02/04/2015 4:54:05 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 11 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 02/02/2015 | Terry Jones
    We at IBD often get lambasted for our gloomy take on the monthly jobs data that emerge from the government. After all, if the government puts it out, it can't be inaccurate, can it? And it must be honest, right? Well, we're not alone in casting aspersions on the dicey employment numbers.
  • GALLUP: "The Big Lie: 5.6% Unemployment"

    02/03/2015 10:10:41 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 44 replies ^ | February 3, 2015 | Jim Clifton
    Here's something that many Americans -- including some of the smartest and most educated among us -- don't know: The official unemployment rate, as reported by the U.S. Department of Labor, is extremely misleading. Right now, we're hearing much celebrating from the media, the White House and Wall Street about how unemployment is "down" to 5.6%. The cheerleading for this number is deafening. The media loves a comeback story, the White House wants to score political points and Wall Street would like you to stay in the market. None of them will tell you this: If you, a family member...
  • Gallup CEO: "America's 5.6% Unemployment Is One Big Lie"

    02/03/2015 9:49:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 02/03/2015 | Tyler Durden
    The biggest threat to a corrupt regime is when truth moves away from the "conspiracy theory" fringes and into the mainstream. Which is why we thank Jim Clifton, Chairman and CEO of Gallup, for daring to tell the truth to those who care to listen.Posted first on LinkedInThe Big Lie: 5.6% UnemploymentHere’s something that many Americans -- including some of the smartest and most educated among us -- don’t know: The official unemployment rate, as reported by the U.S. Department of Labor, is extremely misleading.Right now, we’re hearing much celebrating from the media, the White House and Wall Street...
  • The Big Lie: 5.6% Unemployment

    02/03/2015 9:26:37 AM PST · by Kartographer · 13 replies
    LinkedIn ^ | 2/3/15 | Jim Clifton
    Here’s something that many Americans -- including some of the smartest and most educated among us -- don’t know: The official unemployment rate, as reported by the U.S. Department of Labor, is extremely misleading. Right now, we’re hearing much celebrating from the media, the White House and Wall Street about how unemployment is “down” to 5.6%. The cheerleading for this number is deafening. The media loves a comeback story, the White House wants to score political points and Wall Street would like you to stay in the market. None of them will tell you this: If you, a family member...
  • Gallup: Americans Consistently Rate Honesty, Ethics of Police Higher Than Elected Officials

    12/23/2014 10:30:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 23, 2014 - 12:36 PM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    A series of national surveys conducted periodically by Gallup since the 1970s indicate that Americans have consistently rated the honesty and ethical standards of police officers higher than local officeholders, state officeholders, governors, and members of Congress. In fact, according to historical data Gallup has posted online, in none of these surveys has any group of elected officeholders ever been rated higher than police officers for their honesty and ethical standards. …
  • Why Are Millennials More Pro-Life Than Their Parents' Generation?

    12/14/2014 9:10:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/14/2014 | Melissa Barnhart
    Millennials are increasingly more pro-life and supportive of restrictions on abortion than their parents' generation, according to polling data taken over the last decade, and pro-life leader credit medical technology for this growing trend. Lila Rose, president of the pro-life group Live Action, told The Christian Post in a recent interview that advances in ultrasound technology is just one of the many reasons why teenagers and people in their 20s are joining the movement. "There's a window into the womb with ultrasound. Just having the look into the womb you can see, even in the first trimester, the early development...
  • Obama Loses Support Among White Millennials

    12/09/2014 11:13:28 AM PST · by PROCON · 27 replies ^ | Dec. 8, 2014 | Frank Newport
    PRINCETON, N.J. -- President Barack Obama's job approval rating in 2014 among white 18- to 29-year-olds is 34%, three points higher than among whites aged 30 and older. This is the narrowest approval gap between the president's previously strong support base of white millennials and older white Americans since Obama took office.
  • The Trend Line: More Americans Align With Republican After Election

    12/08/2014 3:42:11 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 15 replies
    youtube ^ | Dec 4, 2014 | News
    Following the midterm election, more Americans identify/lean Republican than Democratic, says Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport
  • God’s Work? A new poll suggests Americans aren’t so confident in their creationism.

    12/08/2014 1:03:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Slate ^ | 12/08/2014 | By William Saletan
    In a dozen polls taken from 1982 to 2014, Gallup has asked Americans to choose among three views of evolution. One view is that humans “developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God guided this process.” Another view is that humans “developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God had no part in this process.” The third option is that “God created human beings pretty much in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years or so.” In that three-decade span, the young-Earth creationist option has always...
  • Gallup: Obama Approval Plunges with Working-Class Whites to 27 Percent

    11/26/2014 7:52:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/26/14 | Wynton Hall
    A new Gallup poll finds that President Barack Obama´s approval rating with working-class white Americans has fallen to just 27 percent, a record-low for his presidency. Among whites who´ve graduated college, Obama´s approval stands at 41%, also a new low in the Gallup poll. (Graph) Perhaps most troubling of all for Obama: Gallup´s data only extended to the end of October, well before the recent racially-charged riots broke out in Ferguson, Missouri, and protests across the country. "About two-thirds of adult whites have not graduated from college, making working-class whites a particularly important group politically because of its sheer size,"
  • Gallup: Obamacare popularity in free fall, reaches lowest rating in poll’s history

    11/17/2014 1:56:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/17/2014 | Noah Rothman
    Just after President Barack Obama was reelected in 2012, the health care reform law which bears his name as its sobriquet was, according to Gallup, at least somewhat popular. GallupÂ’s findings in November, 2012, bucked a trend wherein the majority of pollsters determined that the law was still unpopular. The Real Clear Politics average of polls in this month found the Affordable Care Act was underwater by 5.4 points, but GallupÂ’s results showed the ACA rebounding to 3 points above water with 48 percent approving of the law and only 45 percent disapproving. That popularity boost did not last...
  • Gallup: As New Enrollment Period Starts, ACA (Obamacare) Approval at 37% (and disapproval is at 56%)

    11/17/2014 8:18:48 AM PST · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    Gallup ^ | November 17, 2014 | Justin McCarthy
    As the Affordable Care Act's second open enrollment period begins, 37% of Americans say they approve of the law, one percentage point below the previous low in January. Fifty-six percent disapprove, the high in disapproval by one point. [Snip] Approval of the law continues to diverge sharply by party, with 74% of Democrats and 8% of Republicans approving of it. Independents have never been particularly positive toward the law, with approval ranging between 31% and 41%. Currently, 33% of independents approve.
  • Gallup: Record 63% Say Having Gun Makes Home Safer

    11/12/2014 8:11:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 12, 2014 - 3:26 PM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Sixty-three percent of Americans questioned in a Gallup survey conducted in October and released this month said they believe having a gun in their house makes it a safer place to be. “A record-high percentage in U.S. say guns makes homes safer,” said Gallup in its analysis of the survey. The organization has polled on this issue in five surveys going back to 1993 (although the question in the 1993 survey was somewhat different than in later surveys). Gallup also reported on how eleven different demographic groups responded to the question. Among all of these except one—Democrats—a majority said this...
  • 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: Less Than Half of Americans Support Stricter Gun Laws

    10/31/2014 9:46:06 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 6 replies
    Gallup ^ | 10/31/2014 | Gallup
    Less than half of Americans, 47%, say they favor stricter laws covering the sale of firearms, similar to views found last year. But this percentage is significantly below the 58% recorded in 2012 after the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, spurred a nationwide debate about the possibility of more stringent gun control laws. Thirty-eight percent of Americans say these laws should be kept as they are now, and 14% say they should be made less strict.
  • Ebola Debuts on Americans' List of Top U.S. Problems

    10/21/2014 8:58:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Gallup ^ | October 21, 2014 | Justin McCarthy
    As the quarantine period ends for people exposed to the first person in the U.S. to be diagnosed with Ebola, the virus for the first time ranks among the top 10 issues Americans consider to be the most important ones facing the country. However, Ebola still ranks behind five other issues, including the economy (17%), dissatisfaction with government (16%) and unemployment (10%), and ties several others.These results come from an Oct. 12-15 Gallup poll, conducted while dozens of people in the U.S. were still being quarantined after coming in contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, who died earlier this month from...
  • Why We Relaunched

    10/18/2014 10:42:35 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 4 replies ^ | 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,, 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...