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Trump's Approval Rating Is Now at Its Highest Ever

Reaches 45%, thanks to sky-high ranking among Republicans

(Newser) - A new poll from the Wall Street Journal and NBC News contains some stats that President Trump might be boasting about soon, but also some warning signs for the White House. The big takeaway is that Trump's overall approval rating has hit an all-time high of 45%—and that... More »

Trump and Clinton Are Neck-and-Neck Nationally

Clinton has slight edge, but Trump is gaining

(Newser) - The race for the White House does indeed appear to be tightening . A new CBS/New York Times national poll shows Hillary Clinton with just a 2-point lead over Donald Trump among likely voters, 46% to 44% in a two-candidate race, with a 3-point margin of error. With Gary Johnson and... More »

In Clinton vs. Trump, 60% Say No Thanks

Voters have deep reservations about both candidates

(Newser) - On the brink of the Cleveland convention that will take Donald Trump from "real estate mogul" to "Republican presidential nominee," a new ABC News/Washington Post poll finds that 58% of Americans are not happy with the choice between Trump and Hillary Clinton. Trump finds similar numbers of... More »

Poll: Trump Would Be Most Disliked Nominee Ever

His unfavorable rating hits 67%

(Newser) - The Republican Party establishment can't be thrilled with this milestone: A Washington Post-ABC News poll finds that Donald Trump has a 67% unfavorable rating, meaning that if he secures the nomination, he'd be "more disliked than any major-party nominee in the 32 years the survey has been... More »

Trump Hits New High in National Poll

He has double the support of nearest rival Ted Cruz

(Newser) - The good news keeps on coming for Donald Trump. A CNN poll that sampled 1,002 adults from Thursday to Sunday shows the real estate mogul with 41% support among Republican voters across the country—a new high up from 39% in December. That's more than double the 19%... More »

Sanders Gives Clinton a 'Nightmare' Scenario in NH

Sanders leads by 27 points among likely Democrats in NH

(Newser) - Things have gone "from bad to nightmare" for Hillary Clinton thanks to a new CNN/WMUR poll out of New Hampshire, per the Washington Post . The poll—which quizzed 927 of the state's likely Democrats from Jan. 13 to 18—shows Bernie Sanders has expanded a solid lead in... More »

Bernie Sanders Now Beating Clinton in Iowa

New poll shows him at 49% to her 44%

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders was already leading in New Hampshire polls —but now, a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday shows him beating Hillary Clinton in Iowa, ABC News reports. The poll finds that Sanders has 49% support from likely Democratic Caucus participants, compared to Clinton's 44% and Martin O'Malley'... More »

In Latest Poll, No One Comes Close to Trump

He's up 20 points over Ted Cruz in CNN poll

(Newser) - Last week's dip in poll numbers was apparently no indication of things to come for Donald Trump. A new CNN/ORC poll shows the Republican contender with his biggest lead yet: 36% of registered Republicans and Republican-leaning independents support him, while his next-closest opponent, Ted Cruz, sits 20 percentage points... More »

This Poll Might Be the One Hillary Needs to Worry About

Support among women drops sharply

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton is currently holding several weeks of "Women for Hillary" rallies ... but in a span of just eight weeks, support for Clinton among Democratic-leaning female voters dropped 29 percentage points. A Washington Post - ABC News poll back in July found that 71% of such voters expected to... More »

Poll: Obama the Worst President Since WWII

Plurality would rather have Romney

(Newser) - The public isn't just unhappy with President Obama, it has him pegged as the worst president of the modern era, according to a new Quinnipiac poll . Asked to pick the worst president since World War II, 33% said President Obama, pushing him ahead of George W. Bush, who got... More »

35 Countries Feel More Free Than US

Possibly because almost 80% believe government is corrupt

(Newser) - Americans are feeling a lot less like the land of the free than they were eight years ago—possibly because they believe the government is corrupt, a new Gallup poll finds. Asked in 2013 if they were satisfied with their level of personal freedom, 79% said they were, down from... More »

Only 1 in 4 Millennials Plan to Vote This Fall

And other poll data

(Newser) - Democrats got some polling news today that might be even scarier than yesterday's approval numbers . Only 23% of voters age 18 to 29 say they "definitely" plan to vote in the 2014 midterms, according to a new Harvard Institute of Politics poll spotted by the Christian Science Monitor... More »

Voters Sour on Obama, Warm to GOP Congress

Poll: Obama's approval rating sinks to new low

(Newser) - President Obama's approval rating has sunk to a new low, and a majority of the public would now prefer that Republicans control Congress as a check on his power, a new Washington Post / ABC News poll reveals. Obama's approval dropped 5 points to 41%, his lowest ever... More »

Majority of Americans Doubt the Big Bang

Poll shows 51% Americans unsure

(Newser) - Americans aren't really sold on scientific consensus. A new AP-Gfk poll finds that while the public generally believes scientists on issues of personal health—just 4%, for example, doubt that smoking causes cancer—there's widespread doubt on bigger picture subjects. A slim majority (51%) said they doubted the... More »

Even More Young People Tilting Toward Democrats

But polls also show support for ObamaCare is at just 26%

(Newser) - Young voters have almost always leaned Democrat, but that trend has intensified drastically since 2006, according to a new Gallup report. From 1993 to 2003, an average of 47% of 18-to-29-year-olds identified as Democrats or independents who leaned Democrat, compared to 42% who identified or leaned Republican; in 1994 and... More »

At 5 Years, US Thinks Obama's a Great Guy, Meh Prez

Public also unhappy with our system of government

(Newser) - Americans like Barack Obama—they're just not totally sold on President Obama. In a new AP-GfK poll , less than a third of respondents said Obama had been an above-average president, even though 58% found him likeable. "He would probably be a guy I would like to hang out... More »

There Are More Liberals Than Ever: Poll

...But conservatives still outnumber them

(Newser) - More Americans are calling themselves liberal today than at any point since Gallup started measuring in 1992, according to a new Gallup analysis—though conservatives still far outnumber them. The ranks of self-identified liberals swelled to 23% in 2013, according to the analysis, which collected data from 13 polls spanning... More »

Obama, Clinton Keep 'Most Admired' Crowns

Though Obama's number has declined substantially

(Newser) - President Obama and Hillary Clinton may still be the most admired man and woman in America, respectively, but 2013 took a huge chunk out of the public's esteem for both of them, a new Gallup poll suggests. Obama won by a huge margin, with 16% of respondents naming him... More »

Mitt Romney Would Win Election Do-Over: Poll

Obama's numbers looking bad in wake of health care rollout

(Newser) - Just how bad are things for President Obama a year into his second term? So bad that if the American people got a mulligan on the 2012 election, there's a good shot we'd be looking at a President Romney. A Washington Post - ABC News poll reveals that... More »

Congress' Approval Rating Hits 39-Year Low

Gallup records lowest figure ever

(Newser) - It is hard to get 91% of Americans to agree on anything, but this is nearing unanimous: Congress stinks. Gallup's latest poll pegs Congress' approval rating at 9%, the lowest mark in the 39-year history of Gallup. The number brings 2013's average to 14%, which would be an... More »

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