Polls

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Poll: Support for gay marriage reaches record high

Support for gay marriage has reach record highs in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, just one week before a U.S. Supreme Court hearing on the issue. According to the poll, 61 percent of Americans believe that gays and lesbians should be allowed to marry legally. This represents a marked change over the past nine years. In […]

President Obama’s approval rating at highest point in two years

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According to a CNN/ORC poll released Tuesday, Obama is currently enjoying his highest job-approval rating in nearly two years. Currently, 48 percent of Americans approve of the job that the president is doing in the White House, while only 47 percent disapprove.

Poll: Americans do not support Obama’s mandatory voting idea

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President Obama might think that mandatory voting would be “transformative,” but Americans overwhelmingly oppose the idea. According to a new Huffington Post/YouGov poll, about 66 percent of poll respondents said they opposed mandatory voting, while just 26 percent were in favor of it. Another 8 percent were not sure. In mid-March, Obama said during a […]

Poll: America hates both the Democratic and the Republican parties

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Maybe all you need is love, but there is nothing that unites Americans quite like hate. Specifically, mutual hatred over political parties. Both the Democratic and Republican political parties are viewed favorably by less than 40 percent of the American public for the first time in nearly 25 years, according to a new Gallup poll. […]

Survey finds record low confidence in all branches of government

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This is just pitiful. A new survey finds that Americans’ confidence in all three branches of government is at or is nearing record lows. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research at the University of Chicago and the General Social Survey has measured attitudes on this subject for 40 years and the results for […]

Would Republicans or Democrats survive longer after an apocalyptic disaster?

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What do Rick Grimes, Daryl Dixon, and Michonne from “The Walking Dead” all likely have in common? Well, they must be Republicans if they have survived the zombie apocalypse for five seasons of the show, at least according to a new hilarious YouGov poll. The new poll finds that while most Americans feel pretty good about […]

Poll: A lot of Americans agree with Giuliani, believe Obama doesn’t love America

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While Democrats and media types have taken Rudy Giuliani to task over his assertion that President Obama “doesn’t love America,” but a new poll finds that many Americans actually agree with the former mayor. A HuffPost/YouGov poll asked 1,000 people if they believed that Obama loved his country and it turned out that a lot of people — […]

Just 1 percent of millennials say the issue Obama called their ‘greatest threat’ is most important

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Millennials and the president aren’t quite seeing eye to eye about the most pressing policy challenge facing their future.

Poll: Young adults most likely to oppose mandatory vaccinations

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Amid a domestic measles outbreak and a political debate over vaccinations, a new poll has found that young adults are the most likely age group to oppose mandatory vaccinations for children.

The only thing people hate more than the U.S. government is their internet provider

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Americans officially cannot stand their government more than ever. In fact, there is only one industry they hate worse –internet service providers. A report released Tuesday by the American Customer Satisfaction Index found that Americans are more dissatisfied with the federal government and the services it provides than ever before. The average industry rating in the […]

New poll: New Yorkers disapprove of Al Sharpton, NYPD behavior

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In a poll gauging police-community relations in New York City since the murder of two police officers last month, Quinnipiac University found that New Yorkers overwhelmingly disapprove of officers turning their backs to the mayor, but also slam Rev. Al Sharpton’s and police union leader Patrick Lynch’s behavior.

Poll: Teens want free healthcare system, college degree

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Conservatives likely have something to worry about from teenagers turning 18 in time for the 2016 election if this new poll is to be believed. A new poll from Northeastern University studied “Generation Z,” which they define as American between 15- and 19-years-old, finds that a majority in this group seem to lean toward socialist […]

14 percent say America was above average this year. That’s sadly the best result in ages.

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It’s right there in the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, like a sore thumb in camouflage.

Study: Apathetic federal employees cost taxpayers $18B

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Federal government workers are more apathetic than workers in the private sector and it’s costing taxpayers billions. A new Gallup survey found that just 27 percent of federal government employees considered themselves “engaged” in their jobs this year, compared with 31 percent of all other workers in the U.S. About 53 percent of federal workers […]

How miserable are we? CATO’s Misery Index finds that US is … eh

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Ever mindful of the dismal science, Steve Hanke, director of the Troubled Currencies Project at the Cato Institute, released his “World Misery Index” Friday, and has miserable news for the United States.

Survey: Morale among VA employees dips, faith in VA leadership falls

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In results that no one should find surprising, a new employee survey finds that overall morale at the Veterans Affairs Department is down. According to the 2014 Federal Employee Viewpoint survey, 64 percent of respondents reported being content with their job overall, down from 66 percent last year. Satisfaction with the department as a whole was worse, with […]

Voters want Republicans to lead Congress over Democrats, poll says

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According to a recently released Wall Street Journal/NBC News/Annenberg poll, likely voters and registered voters in general would prefer the GOP have control of the House of Representatives and the Senate as opposed to Democrats.

Poll: More than 75 percent of Americans support getting rid of mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent offenders

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More than 75 percent of Americans now support getting rid of mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent offenders, a new Reason-Rupe poll finds. Eliminating mandatory minimum sentences would give judges the ability to make sentencing decisions on a case-by-case basis. The federal government and several states have enacted mandatory minimum sentencing laws over the past few decades. The […]

No smiling matter: Three-fourths of Americans say Obamacare is difficult to understand

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Almost 75 percent of American adults surveyed in a recent Associated Press/GfK poll said that Obamacare is difficult to understand.

Voters overwhelmingly view Obama’s presidency as a failure, are less likely to vote for candidates who support Obama in midterms

Then-Illinois State Sen. Barack Obama gives the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, July 27, 2004, in Boston. (Associated Press File Photo)

Nearly twice as many voters view Barack Obama’s president as a failure as those who view it as a success, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll conducted between September 19 and 20. While 22 percent of respondents said Obama’s presidency has been successful, a whopping 42 percent labeled it a failure.