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Least-Stressed State? Same as Always...

Hawaii takes top honors, shocking no one

(Newser) - You probably won't be surprised to hear that Hawaii is, yet again, the least-stressed state in the nation, according to a new Gallup poll . (The poll has been taken each year since 2008, and Hawaii has won every time.) Just 32.1% of those polled in the state... More »

Least Religious City in US Is ...

Burlington, Vermont, and Boulder, Colorado, tie in Gallup poll

(Newser) - If religion and church-going aren't your thing, Burlington, Vermont, might be the place for you. If they are, you'll have plenty of company in Provo, Utah. A new Gallup survey susses out the most and least religious cities in America, based on the percentage of people who say... More »

77% Think Washington Politics Do 'Serious Harm'

But slight majority is optimistic about future: poll

(Newser) - Most of America thinks the Washington political process is doing "serious harm" to our country, a USA Today/ Gallup poll finds. Some 77% say so, while just 19% disagree. Republicans feel slightly more strongly that Washington is doing harm, with 87% slamming DC politicians; 79% of independents and 68%... More »

Obama Leads by 4%, Lags by 3%, or Both: Polls

And pollster calls Nate Silver 'a thin and effeminate man'

(Newser) - Margin of error, here we come: President Obama is up 49% to 46% over Mitt Romney among likely voters in the latest Reuters /Ipsos poll, a 1-point boost from yesterday's results. But should that leave you too elated or upset:
  • The Rasmussen Reports ' daily poll has Romney up
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Romney Up by 3 in Gallup; Momentum Slowing?

Latest poll still has him ahead, but by a smaller margin than last week

(Newser) - Mitt Romney's lead over President Obama stands at 3 points in today's Gallup tracking poll, and among registered voters Obama actually leads 48-47. The poll is noteworthy, the Hill explains, because Gallup has lately been much higher on Romney than all the other polls; he was ahead by... More »

Rubio on 'Romnesia:' 'Very Cute, Mr. President'

Surrogates trade blows on Libya, Big Bird, binders

(Newser) - Team Romney came out of the gate swinging at President Obama's "Romnesia" jab, his handling of Libya, and the whole "binders full of women" flap, with surrogate Marco Rubio blasting away at all three. Addressing Romnesia , Rubio said, "that fires up his base," but for... More »

Poll: 3.4% of US Adults Are Gay, Bisexual, Transgender

LGBT identification highest among younger, non-white, less educated

(Newser) - A new survey has found that 3.4% of US adults identify themselves as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. The Gallup poll, believed to be the largest ever aimed at calculating the LGBT population, interviewed more than 121,000 people. The findings upend some stereotypes about the community. "If... More »

Romney Pulls Even With Debate Bounce

Post-Wednesday tracking shows Romney narrows the gap

(Newser) - President Obama had the edge in Gallup polling immediately prior to last week's debate—but that changed after Mitt Romney walked away with Wednesday's debate. Registered voters are now evenly split, 47% for Romney and 47% for Obama, Gallup's daily tracking shows. Gallup's most recent poll,... More »

Obama Pulls Ahead

Obama gains momentum in swing states, makes tough road for Romney

(Newser) - President Obama's DNC acceptance speech may have inspired more yawns than fervor , but the latest polls are showing him a clear advantage, especially in several key swing states, reports Politico . Republican officials admit that their in-house tracking polls show Obama with a high-single-digits lead in crucial battleground state Ohio.... More »

Not Much Post-Convention Bounce for Mitt

Poll changes mostly just 'noise,' says Nate Silver

(Newser) - Just days after the end of the Republican National Convention, it looks like Mitt Romney's "bounce" is pretty modest, writes Nate Silver for the New York Times . Rasmussen's poll produced the best result, giving Romney a five-point swing and a three-percentage-point lead now. Ipsos now has Romney... More »

Public's First Reaction to Ryan Worse Than Palin

But polls conflict somewhat

(Newser) - Mitt Romney didn't exactly wow the public by picking Paul Ryan as his VP—at least according to one poll. Just 39% think Ryan is an "excellent" or "pretty good" pick, compared to 42% who think he's a "fair" or "poor" one, according to... More »

Florida Is a 'Coin Toss'

Which isn't great news for Romney: Tampa Bay Times

(Newser) - Gallup's latest poll once again shows a dead heat between President Obama and Mitt Romney on the national stage, and the Tampa Bay Times says the same holds true in pivotal Florida. Obama's up 46-45 in the newspaper's survey, and even if Romney picks favorite son... More »

Hispanic Voters Focus on Economy, Not Immigration

Other issues ranked above immigration: Gallup poll

(Newser) - Mitt Romney recently rolled out a decidedly more relaxed attitude on immigration , likely in an attempt to appeal to Hispanic voters—but perhaps he needn't have bothered: A new Gallup poll finds that registered Hispanic voters in the US care more about a whole host of other issues than... More »

No. of Pro-Choice Americans Hits Record Low

Down to 41%, according to new Gallup poll

(Newser) - The number of Americans who identify themselves as pro-choice fell precipitously this year, dropping to an all-time Gallup low of 41%, according to a new poll . On the flip side, 50% said they were pro-life. When Gallup first started asking the question back in 1995, the numbers were dramatically different,... More »

Obama's Gay Marriage Stand: 60% Don't Care

40% say they'll change their vote over gay nuptials

(Newser) - President Obama's stand in favor of gay marriage is no game-changer for six out of ten US voters, a new Gallup poll says. For those who may change their vote over it, 26% are less likely to vote for Obama, and 13% more likely. The numbers among all-important independents... More »

GOP Liked McCain Way More Than This Year's Field

Poll: Only about a third would vote 'enthusiastically' for Romney, Santorum

(Newser) - Believe it or not, Republicans are not terribly excited about their presidential candidates. A new Gallup poll found that only 35% would vote "enthusiastically" for Mitt Romney, with an essentially identical 34% saying the same for Rick Santorum. To put those numbers in perspective, during the 2008 primaries, 47%... More »

Romney, Santorum: It's a Tie

Two candidates are basically sharing first place at this point

(Newser) - Three polls, three declarations about Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum: virtual tie, statistical tie, and essential tie. According to Pew , Gallup , and the New York Times/CBS News , Romney officially has some company at the top following Santorum's wins in Colorado, Minnesota, and Missouri :
  • Pew's poll, released yesterday, puts
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Santorum Surges in Polls

GOP starting to worry about lackluster Mitt Romney

(Newser) - Rick Santorum was gaining support nationwide even before Tuesday's triple win, newly released polls reveal. Gallup's 5-day tracker has him tied with Newt Gingrich for second place nationwide, with 20% to Mitt Romney's 36%. In Pennsylvania, the former senator's home state, a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review poll conducted... More »

Lobbyists More Ethical Than Congress

A record 64% rate Congress members' honesty as 'low' or 'very low'

(Newser) - A whopping 64% of Americans think Congress members have "low" or "very low" levels of honesty and ethical standards, a number that could not be matched even by lobbyists, car salespeople, or telemarketers. In fact, only one other group has ever received a score that high for the... More »

Another New Low for Congress

Not many want to see members reelected: Gallup poll

(Newser) - Another day, another record low for Congress: Just 20% of respondents in the latest Gallup poll believe most members should be reelected. And a record high, too: The poll also finds that 76% don't believe most representatives should be reelected. That's the highest number since Gallup started asking... More »

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