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Trump's Popularity Has Spiked

Welcome to the 'honeymoon phase'

(Newser) - Twitter wars apparently aren't putting a dent in voters' opinion of Donald Trump. His popularity has soared since the election, according to a poll from Politico and Morning Consult . The national survey conducted Wednesday to Friday shows 46% of voters have a favorable opinion of Trump with a... More »

Potential Trouble for GOP: Huge Clinton Lead in Florida Latinos

Politico: She's up 30 points, which one pollster sees as 'terrifying' for Republicans

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton might have a problem among black voters in Florida , but she certainly does not among Latinos, a bipartisan poll suggests. It shows Clinton with a 30-point lead over Donald Trump, 60% to 30%, among 800 likely Hispanic voters in the Sunshine State. Trump leads among Cuban-Americans, who historically... More »

Trump Gets Some Sunny News in Florida

New poll shows him with slight edge in Florida

(Newser) - A new Bloomberg survey of 953 likely voters from Friday to Monday suggests Donald Trump has pulled ahead of Hillary Clinton in Florida, with Trump at a 2-point lead over Clinton—45% to 43%—in a four-candidate race. But Republicans shouldn't count on those 29 electoral votes just yet,... More »

In Poll on Death Penalty, a 45-Year First

Supporters no longer in majority: Pew

(Newser) - For the first time in 45 years, Americans who support the death penalty can't count themselves among the majority. Just 49% of Americans polled from late August to early September said they supported capital punishment for people guilty of murder, while 42% said they opposed it, according to the... More »

Poll Finds People Are Losing Friendships Over This Election

And most believe it's bringing out the worst in people

(Newser) - This election is tearing friendships apart. Politico reports that a poll released Wednesday by Monmouth University found that 7% of the 802 people surveyed say they've lost at least one friendship due to the election. Clinton supporters were the most susceptible to this, with 9% saying the election has... More »

Polls: Trump, Clinton Basically Tied in 2 Swing States

Hillary has 1-point lead in Pennsylvania, Trump in Colorado

(Newser) - New CNN/ORC polls released Monday have Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump practically in a dead heat in two battleground states, with just one point separating the two, CNN reports. In Colorado , Trump is the one in the lead, nabbing 42% of likely voters to Clinton's 41% (Libertarian Gary Johnson... 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 »

Polls Suggest Trump Is in Trouble

McClatchy puts Clinton 15 points ahead

(Newser) - Even somebody with Donald Trump's knack for PR will have a hard time portraying these poll numbers as terrific. According to the latest McClatchy -Marist poll, he's now 15 points behind Clinton, who has a 48% to 33% lead and has made gains among all major groups, including... More »

Most Blacks Change Their Mind About OJ

Has Simpson's public image changed that much?

(Newser) - Anyone who was around during OJ Simpson's murder trial will recall how it divided blacks and whites—and may be surprised that most blacks today say OJ was probably guilty, Five Thirty-Eight reports. Some 57% of blacks say OJ likely did kill ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend... More »

Native Americans Take Surprising Stance on 'Redskins'

Poll shows 90% don't find name offensive

(Newser) - Thousands of Native Americans who turned out to protest the Washington Redskins back in 2014 were apparently in the minority. A Washington Post poll of 504 Native Americans across every state finds that nine in 10 aren't bothered by the moniker labeled offensive by others. What's more, eight... More »

Most Americans OK With Torturing Terror Suspects: Poll

One party stands behind it more than the other

(Newser) - Donald Trump made some waves in early March when he made pro-torture statements at a GOP debate (he walked that back somewhat the next day). But he likely wouldn't have offended a good number of Americans, according to a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll . Per the poll of nearly 2,000... More »

Trump: I'll Execute All Cop Killers

Republican primary voters confident he can handle terrorism: poll

(Newser) - Donald Trump says "one of the first things I'd do in terms of executive order" as president is command the death penalty for anyone convicted of killing a police officer. "I want to let you know, the police and law enforcement in this country, I will never... More »

Poll Shows Biden's 2 Big Advantages Over Clinton

He's viewed more favorably, would best GOP contenders: poll

(Newser) - Now would be a good time for Joe Biden to enter the 2016 race. Sure, he'd lose the element of surprise come debate time, but he'd pop up as the most popular candidate according to a recent poll . The survey from NBC News and the Wall Street Journal ... More »

69% Say No Planned Parenthood-Caused Shutdown: Poll

Quinnipiac poll also finds gender gap in how organization is viewed

(Newser) - Outgoing House Speaker John Boehner said Sunday there would be no government shutdown , but if there turns out to be one anyway, nearly 70% of Americans would oppose a shutdown over Planned Parenthood funding, per Politico . The findings, based on a Quinnipiac University poll released Monday, also reveal that 52%... More »

That Edge Clinton Had? It Vanished

New poll shows Hillary losing ground in Dem race

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton's email controversy may be hurting her more than she anticipated. In a new CNN/ORC poll revealed last night that surveyed 1,012 adults from Sept. 4 to Sept. 8, support for Clinton dropped 10 percentage points since last month among Democrats and independent voters who lean Democratic.... More »

We Like Darth Vader Better Than All 2016 Candidates

Potential voters aren't pleased with their options: poll

(Newser) - If voting took place today, and if he could make the journey from the Death Star, Darth Vader might just be named the next president of the United States. He'd have a better chance than any of the real-life candidates at least, according to an amusing new poll from... More »

Most Russians Think US Poses Threat: Poll

Of those 59%, 31% fear a US invasion

(Newser) - Some 59% of Russians believe the US is a threat to their country and of that number, 31% say a US invasion and occupation is possible. The latest opinions, courtesy of a Levada Center think tank poll of 1,600 adults, offer further evidence that relations between the two countries... More »

Poll: 11% of Republicans Think Obama Loves America

Giuliani gets some support from his party

(Newser) - Some may have been shocked at Rudy Giuliani's suggestion that President Obama doesn't love America , but it seems many in the GOP agree with him. A Huffington Post/YouGov poll finds that just 11% of Republicans believe the president loves his country, Politico reports. Some 85% of Democrats agree... More »

Quarter of Americans OK With Seceding

More than 20% of both major parties give some support to idea

(Newser) - Could the US see a Scotland-like secession vote of its own? Nearly a quarter of Americans wouldn't have a problem with that, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll. Some 23.9% of us strongly or somewhat support secession for our states, Reuters reports. That's compared to 53.3% who... More »

Majority of Americans Want to Hit ISIS

Obama poised for speech as poll shows Americans fear new attack

(Newser) - Some six in 10 Americans say they would support a strike against ISIS, as President Obama appears to be moving toward such a hit . The figure comes from an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll that also finds Americans feeling unsafe: Some 47% of the country now feels the US is... More »

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