Polls

This combo made from file photos shows the 2016 Republican presidential candidates who had officially declared their candidacy as of Sunday, July 12, 2015. (AP Photo)

Perceptions of the GOP leave it in a bad spot as 2016 approaches

Perceptions of the Republican Party leave it in a bad spot as next year’s election approaches. According to a July survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, GOP favorability ratings have fallen by nine percentage points in the first half of 2015, from 41 percent favorable in January to 32 percent favorable in July, reaching their […]

Gallup: Only one in four Americans see Trump as a serious candidate

Donald Trump answers questions surrounding his bid for the U.S. presidency in Albemarle House, a property of his outside of Charlottesville, Va., Tuesday, July 14, 2015. (P. Kevin Morley/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Donald Trump has surged in the early Republican primary polls, but that doesn’t mean most of the country is willing to take him seriously yet. A new Gallup poll released on Tuesday found that only 25 percent of Americans think of Trump as a serious candidate. That’s roughly the same amount of people who considered Trump […]

Poll: Voters want to see sanctuary cities punished for not upholding the law

Francisco Sanchez walks into the court for his arraignment at the Hall of Justice on Tuesday, July 7, 2015,  in San Francisco. Prosecutors have charged the Mexican immigrant with murder in the waterfront shooting death of 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle. (Michael Macor/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool)

A new poll released by Rasmussen Reports on Wednesday showed that a majority of Americans want to end sanctuary cities. The Daily Caller reported that 62 percent of likely voters support the Justice Department taking legal action against cities that provide sanctuary for illegal immigrants. Nearly as many people — 58 percent — support the […]

Republicans most proud to be American, poll says

Image via AP/Mark Lennihan

The share of Americans identifying themselves as “extremely proud” to hail from the United States is waning, according to a Gallup poll released Thursday.

Rand Paul is winning the youth vote, but is failing to make gains with minorities

rand paul cover

When Rand Paul won his Kentucky Senate seat in 2010, he made it a priority to expand the Republican Party to include more young people and minorities. Public Policy Polling released two polls Tuesday that show he’s halfway there. In his re-election bid for Senate, Paul is winning the youth vote against all Democratic opponents by nearly […]

Americans still favor liberty over security, poll says

Protests against the NSA (AP Photo / Jose Luis Magana)

Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-Kent.) rhetoric that the federal government should not violate civil liberties is in step with the opinion of a majority of Americans.

George W. Bush enjoys higher favorability rating than President Obama

FILE - In this April 3, 2007 file photo, President Bush speaks about the congressional debate on Iraq war spending, in Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. A dozen years later, American politics has finally reached a rough consensus about the Iraq War: It was a mistake. Liberals have been saying that for years, of course, and polls show most of the public already had judged the war a failure. Even many Republican politicians have allowed that the failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq undermined the rationale for the 2003 invasion. Now the nation has come to the point where presidential candidates find it safer to acknowledge that 4,491 Americans and countless Iraqis died as a result of a colossal blunder than to defend President George W. Bush's war. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak. File)

Former President George W. Bush is currently enjoying a higher favorability rating than President Obama, according to a CNN/ORC poll released Wednesday.

Hillary Clinton’s favorability rating continues to slide as Americans view her as untrustworthy

Image via AP/Jim Cole

According to a Quinnipiac University national poll released Thursday, the former secretary of state’s favorability rating sank to 45 percent in May, one percentage point lower than the same statistic in April and three points less than it was in March.

Millennials: Please don’t call me that!

Image via TIME

Millennials have been pegged as “The Me Me Me” generation, but the majority do not want to be associated with the label. A recent Public Religion Research Institute poll reported that only 34 percent of the 18-35 year olds referr to themselves as Millennials, while the other 66 percent prefer not be called one. Of those surveyed, the […]

Hillary Clinton’s unfavorable rating increases amid email, foreign money scandals

Image via AP/Mark Lennihan

According to a newly released Gallup analysis, the share of U.S. adults that view the Democratic presidential candidate unfavorably has increased seven percentage points in two months.

Despite media narrative, latest polls indicate acceptance of gays and evangelicals in the White House

via AP

Huffington Post writer Janie Velencia was elated to discover that in the most recent WSJ/NBC poll more Americans are excited about or feel comfortable with a gay or lesbian in the White House than an evangelical Christian. Velencia wrote, “The results point to a cultural shift in perceptions of gay people in recent years. While perspectives on […]

Americans rate Hillary Clinton poorly on honesty but still favor her ahead of 2016

Image via AP/Mark Lennihan

An overwhelming share of Americans rate Hillary Clinton poorly on trustworthiness in light of the reports of her use of a private e-mail system, according to an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released Monday.

Americans want Republicans and Democrats to work together, poll finds

(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

According to a YouGov/Huffington Post poll released Tuesday, overwhelming shares of American voters want Democrats to work across the aisle with Republicans — and vice versa — so that government can actually make some progress.

Harvard Millennial Poll: Republican field wide open, Hillary inevitable choice among Democrats

(Associated Press)

Millennials still lean toward the Democratic party, but not to the levels they did during the last presidential election, according to a Harvard University Institute of Politics poll released Wednesday.

Poll: Support for gay marriage reaches record high

(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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

Image via AP/Carolyn Kaster

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

Image via AP/Tony Dejak

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

Donkey Elephant USA

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

(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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?

Image via AMC/The Walking Dead

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 […]