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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 »

Americans to Palin: Shut Up Already

54% of voters have heard enough from Sarah Palin

(Newser) - More than half of Americans say it's about time for Sarah Palin to shut her pie-hole. On the heels of the former VP candidate calling for President Obama's impeachment , 54% of voters say they've heard too much from Palin already and would prefer that she be less... More »

Half the Planet Is Unaware of the Holocaust

More than a quarter of people have anti-Semitic views: survey

(Newser) - Worldwide, just 54% of people know about the Holocaust—and of that population, some 32% doubt it ever happened, seeing it as a myth or heavily exaggerated, a sweeping new Anti-Defamation League poll finds. In the Middle East and North Africa, the numbers are even more disturbing: Only 38% of... More »

In This Country, Women Pick Chocolate Over Sex

French women say they know where happiness lies

(Newser) - French women have apparently found the key to happiness—in chocolate. According to a new poll , French woman say food (chocolate in particular) is the most important factor in happiness, the Chicago Tribune reports. Men chose sex as number one, and gave it a 7.5 out of ten when... More »

Survey: Men Hang Onto Their Underwear for 7 Years

(If the Brits are anything to go by)

(Newser) - Some less-than-appealing news from Britain: There's a decent chance the guy sitting next to you is wearing 7-year-old underwear. That's the average length of time men hang on to their undies before buying new ones, a UK survey finds, as noted by the Huffington Post . "I know... More »

52% of Young Adults Want to 'Recall' Obama

Few plan to enroll in ObamaCare: Harvard data

(Newser) - A new poll has some worrying news for a president long popular with young people. Some 52% of 18- to 24-year-olds would vote to recall President Obama if that were an option, Mediaite reports. Just 41% of 18- to 29-year-olds, or millennials, approve of the job he's doing in... More »

Coffee Vs. Sex: We'd Mostly Rather Snuggle With ... Coffee

Given choice of giving one up for a year, romance gets cold shoulder

(Newser) - Would you rather swear off coffee for a year—or quit sex with your partner, alcohol, or social media for that same span? If you'd opt to keep the java, you're in good company: Some 78% of respondents to a hotel group's survey agree, reports Fox . Moreover,... More »

Dems Put Forward Debt Limit Measure

Senators fear White House edging toward negotiations

(Newser) - President Obama and Senate Democrats have put a long-term measure to raise the debt ceiling on the table. The legislation would boost the debt ceiling by $1 trillion, the Washington Post reports—though Dems say in order to avoid default, they might OK a short-term solution instead, even if it... More »

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