Gallup poll

Stories 41 - 60 | << Prev   Next >>

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...

Pollster George Gallup Dead at 81

Gallup founder's son specialized in tracking religious beliefs

(Newser) - George Gallup Jr. has conducted his last poll. The renowned pollster, who helped run the polling organization his father founded for more than 50 years, has died of liver cancer at the age of 81, the New York Times reports. Gallup, who once considered becoming an Episcopalian priest and worked...

Gingrich on Top in New Poll

He's in a dead heat with Romney, according to a USA Today/Gallup poll

(Newser) - Newt Gingrich is getting his turn on the merry-go-round that has been the top spot in Republican primary polling. A new USA Today / Gallup poll has Gingrich on top among registered Republican voters with 22%, though that’s just a hair ahead of Mitt Romney’s 21% and within...

Record-High 50% Want Marijuana Legalized

55% of men approve, but only 46% of women

(Newser) - A record-breaking 50% of Americans now say it's OK to smoke up for recreational purposes, a new Gallup poll finds. Support broke down along political lines, with liberals 69% in favor and conservatives only 34%; moderates crossed the line at 57%. By region, only the South opposed legalizing marijuana,...

Support for Death Penalty Hits 39-Year Low

New poll finds 61% back capital punishment

(Newser) - A full 61% of Americans back the death penalty, but even so, support is at a 39-year low. A new Gallup poll finds that support is down from 64% last year, and is at its lowest level since a brief moratorium on capital punishment began in 1972 with the Supreme...

Cain Leaps Past Perry, Nearly Ties Romney

Gallup poll shows Romney at 20%, Cain at 18%, Perry at 15%

(Newser) - It’s not a hoax or a dream: Herman Cain really has surged to the upper echelon in GOP primary polls. Cain more than tripled his support in Gallup’s October poll , jumping from 5% in September to 18%, just a hair behind Mitt Romney’s 20%. Rick Perry, meanwhile,...

Record 81% Unhappy With Way US Is Governed

And the record numbers don't stop there

(Newser) - We are not a very content bunch. Majorities of Democrats and Republicans alike are unhappy with the US government, leading to a record high of 81% who are dissatisfied with the way America is bring governed, the latest Gallup poll shows. A whopping 92% of Republicans are dissatisfied, as are...

Tea Party Favorite: Rick Perry

And 58% of Republicans and right-leaning independents like the Tea Party

(Newser) - Turns out that Rick Perry holds a substantial lead among Tea Party supporters. Here's the new Gallup breakdown: Perry holds the same 21-point advantage, 35% to 14%, over Mitt Romney and Michele Bachmann among Tea Party backers. Also, 58% of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents back the Tea Party. That...

Perry Jumps to First in Two New Polls

Gallup has him leading with 29%, Public Policy Polling with 33%

(Newser) - It’s a good day for Rick Perry: Two national polls place him firmly at the front of the pack of 2012 GOP presidential contenders. Gallup has him leading with 29%, followed by Mitt Romney with 17%. Poor Michele Bachmann is all the way down in fourth, with 10%, behind...

Obama's Economic Approval Sinks to New Low of 26%

Numbers are lower in nearly every area since 2010

(Newser) - More data from the latest Gallup poll is trickling out, and—surprise, surprise!—it's not good news for President Obama. When it comes to handling the economy, his approval rating has sunk to a new low of 26%. That's down 11 percentage points since mid-May; his previous...

Congress' Ever-Dismal Approval Rating: 13%

And, in a record high, 84% disapprove

(Newser) - Just when you thought Americans couldn't hate Congress any more than they already did ... the approval rating drops to 13% in the latest Gallup poll. That's a tie for the record low; the other time approval dropped to 13% was during the lame duck session in December 2010,...

Obama Approval Rating Falls Below 40%

54% disapprove of how president's doing his job, only 39% approve

(Newser) - President Obama's approval rating has hit an all-time low, with just 39% of Americans satisfied with how he's handling his job, the latest Gallup poll has found. The poll found 54% of Americans disapprove of Obama's job performance, another bad-news record for the president, reports The Hill...

Obama: Republican Voters Agree With Me

President cites Gallup poll showing vast majority want revenue in deal

(Newser) - President Obama got combative in his press conference today, saying Republicans’ refusal to raise revenues in a debt ceiling deal is out of touch. “My hope, though, is that they're listening not just to lobbyists or special interests here in Washington, but they're also listening to the...

Generic Republican Widens Lead on Obama in Gallup Poll

... But actual candidates may not fare as well

(Newser) - Voters are growing more likely to vote for a Republican challenger over Obama, as a generic "Republican candidate" opened a 47%-39% lead, according to a new survey by Gallup . Obama had a slight advantage in May, thanks largely to the killing of Osama bin Laden, but Republicans pulled slightly...

Majority of US Jews Still Back Obama

Israel speech shows little effect on support: Gallup poll

(Newser) - A clear majority of Jewish Americans—some 60%—still support President Obama, Gallup finds. That figure is 14 points higher than his overall 46% approval rating, a gap that matches the average since the president entered office. US Jews’ approval of Obama’s performance is statistically unchanged from April’s...

Romney, Palin Lead New Gallup Poll

Recent dropouts put familiar names on top

(Newser) - Gallup has crunched some new numbers given the spate of GOP candidates who have dropped out, with Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin leading the new poll . (Unless you count candidate "no opinion" at 22%.) Mike Huckabee and Donald Trump led the last month's. Of note: Newcomer Herman...

Most Americans Support Gay Marriage

Gallup poll is latest to cross the 50% mark

(Newser) - A slim majority of Americans (53%) backs the idea of gay marriage, according to a new Gallup poll . It's the first time Gallup has seen a majority, with the percentage in favor up 9 points in a year. The surge comes from Democrats (from 56% to 69%) and independents...

Obama, Bush Most Admired Men in America: Gallup

Hillary Clinton still tops woman, followed by Sarah Palin

(Newser) - His approval ratings may have cratered over the past two years, but Barack Obama is still the most admired man in America, according to Gallup’s annual poll . Obama took 22% of the vote, cruising past the competition. Who came in second? The Decider himself, George W. Bush, who narrowly...

Liberals Fast Losing Faith in Democrats

Only one-third approve of Dem-controlled Congress

(Newser) - Congress is once again playing the role of the nation's whipping boy, with its approval rating hitting a basement-dwelling 18% in a new USA Today/Gallup poll suggests. And while it's no surprise that conservatives disapprove of the Democrat-controlled Capitol, support has plummeted among left-wingers: Only 32% and 35% of those...

Gallup Generic: Now They're Tied at 46%

Republicans' 10-point lead is gone, for now

(Newser) - Last week, conservatives and Tea Party activists had a field day with the generic poll from Gallup showing a 10% lead over a generic Democratic candidate. This week, Republicans and Democrats are tied at 46% among registered voters. Has the tsunami fizzled out? Was last week's surge just a polling...

Stories 41 - 60 | << Prev   Next >>
Popular on Newser
We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.