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More Americans Support Gun Rights Than Gun Control, New Poll Finds

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As the second anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School approaches, a new poll finds that more Americans support gun rights than gun control.

Attitudes on Race (Survey Data)

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There is a reason why one can safely make assumptions about racist attitudes (unfortunately) in much of American society as data from the 2012 American National Elections Study demonstrates (as summarized by political scientist Tobin Grant at his blog, Corner of Church and State:  Poll: Most whites say blacks are lazier or less intelligent than […]

Ben Carson, Not A Serious Candidate, Still Equates America To Nazi Germany

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Ben Carson is not a serious candidate for President, but he’s likely to get a lot of support from the GOP’s Tea Party wing.

Romney Continues To Lead In Polls Of 2016 GOP Candidates, Leading Hillary In Head-To-Head Match

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The numbers don’t lie, Mitt Romney remains popular among Republican voters.

Latino Voters Overwhelmingly Support Obama’s Executive Action On Immigration

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Not surprisingly, a new poll shows that Latino voters overwhelmingly support the President’s executive action on immigration: Latino voters have Obama’s back again. That’s according to a new poll by Latino Decisions, for Presente.org and Mi Familia Vota, the first of Latino voters since Obama announced sweeping executive actions, given to BuzzFeed News ahead of […]

GOP Options In Response To Obama’s Executive Action Are Limited, Perhaps Non-Existent

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In the end, there appears to be very little, if anything, the GOP can do to stop or roll back the executive actions the President will announce Thursday evening.

Public Wants Obama To Wait On Immigration Action

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A new poll shows that Americans would prefer President Obama to wait to act on immigration until after the new Congress has had a chance to act on the issue.

Will Congressional Republicans Listen To Their Base, Or To The American Public?

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Post-election polling shows that the majority of Americans want the new GOP majority in Congress to work together with the President. Republican voters have a very different view.

2014 And The Latino Vote

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Republicans performed better among Latino voters this year than they did in 2012, but that doesn’t mean they’ve solved their problems.

Americans Astoundingly Ignorant

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Americans have wildly distorted understandings of the society around them.

What to Make of the 2014 Wave Election

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What happened Tuesday? And what does it tell us about 2016?

Many Of The 2014 Polls Were Wrong, Which Is Why We Should Be Skeptical Of Individual Polls

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The results of the 2014 midterms should teach us some lessons about how to handle and evaluate polling.

Gun Control Has Completely Faded As An Issue Voters Care About

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After spiking in the wake of the Newtown tragedy, gun control has faded back into obscurity as an issue voters care about significantly.

Military No Longer Republican Bastion

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Always as many military personnel identify as Independents as with the GOP.

Slipping Support Among Key Groups, And Obama’s Job Approval, Have Democrats Worried

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Important numbers in recent polling suggest big problems for Democrats on Tuesday.

With One Week To Go, The Midterms Are Looking Good For the GOP

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Things are looking good for the GOP to take over the Senate, but there are still several right races that could tip the balance one way or the other.

Voters Still Not Caring Very Much About The Midterms, And That’s No Surprise

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Polls continue to show that most Americans are largely tuning the midterms out.

Obama’s Diminished Standing Among Women Is Hurting Democrats In The Midterms

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To a large degree, the Democratic Party’s supposed advantage among women voters appears to not exist this year.

Most Americans Support Supreme Court Decision, Expansion Of Same-Sex Marriage

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The Supreme Court’s expansion of same-sex marriage seems to be sitting well with the American public.

Americans Still Not Very Worried About Ebola

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It’s been a busy week on the Ebola front with the death of Thomas Eric Duncan and the news that a nurse who was treating him was diagnosed with the disease shortly after his death, not to mention several false alarms of people who were taken to hospitals for “Ebola-like” systems. Nonetheless, as yet Gallup […]

That Des Moines Register 2016 Poll? Yea, It’s Largely Meaningless

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It’s way too early, folks.

A Cautionary Note About Polling Between Now And Election Day

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Individual polls are likely to be volatile, so don’t pay too much attention to them.

A Surprise Brewing In South Dakota’s Senate Race?

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Is former Senator Larry Pressler surging in his Independent bid to win back his old Senate seat?

About That Poll Showing Alison Lundergan Grimes Leading Mitch McConnell

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Could Alison Lundergran Grimes be surging? Maybe, but we’ll need more evidence to be sure.

Americans Aren’t Panicking Over Ebola

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Notwithstanding the incessant news coverage, politicians being politicians, and Internet rumor mongering that I wrote about yesterday, it doesn’t appear that Americans are overly concerned about Ebola at the moment: A new poll from the Pew Research Center shows that just 11 percent of Americans are “very worried” about the Ebola virus infecting them or […]

Another Poll Shows Greg Orman Has The Momentum In Kansas

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A new poll in what is fast becoming one of the most interesting, and potentially most crucial, Senate races this year shows Independent Greg Orman leading three-term Senator Pat Roberts by his widest margin yet: Independent candidate Greg Orman has a ten point lead over incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts (R) with likely and registered voters […]

Americans Support Air Strikes Against ISIS, Oppose Ground Troops

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The American public’s support for the President’s war against ISIS has its limits.

Most Americans Don’t Care Very Much About Who Controls Congress

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A majority of Americans don’t care very much who controls Congress.

Americans View Both Major Parties Equally, Which Probably Helps The GOP

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The GOP has bounced back significantly from the lows it experienced after last year’s government shutdown.

Good News For GOP, Bad News For Obama In Latest CBS/New York Times Poll

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President Obama hits new job approval lows, while the GOP seems poised for success in November,

A Contrarian Analysis Of The 2014 Midterms

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One analyst thinks that the predictions of a Republican Senate in 2014 are wildly optimistic.

Republicans Still Have A Problem With Female Voters

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Two prominent Republican groups point out the blindingly obvious.

What Republican Wave?

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So far at least, there is no evidence that 2014 will be a “wave election.”

Public Opinion On Ferguson Shows Deep Racial Divisions

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What you think about the events in Ferguson depends quite a lot on whether you’re black or white.

Could The House Lawsuit Against Obama Cost The GOP The Senate?

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In what would be a classic bit of political irony, polling indicates that the House lawsuit against the President could make Democrats more likely to vote in November.

Alaskans Don’t Think Much Of Sarah Palin

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There ought to be no set of voters in the country who know Sarah Palin better than Alaskans. She was, after all, their Governor for just over two years before deciding to quit her job to become a star in reality television and political media, and she’s been something of a force in the Alaska […]

McConnell Has A Small Lead In Kentucky

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A new Public Policy Polling poll has Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell with a small lead over his Democratic challenger in what looks to be one of the few 2014 races where the GOP has to worry about defending a seat: PPP’s newest Kentucky poll finds Mitch McConnell taking a small lead, with 44% to […]

Public Trust In Government Hits New Lows

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Americans have become deeply cynical about government. To some extent that is a good thing, but it’s reaching unhealthy levels.

Americans Still Hate Congress, But Incumbents Don’t Have Anything To Worry About

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There’s an old adage in American politics that Americans hate Congress, but love their Congressman. Historically, this has always seemed to be an accurate assessment of politics given the fact that re-election rates for both the House and the Senate are consistently high notwithstanding the fact that public approval of Congress as an institution continues […]

Hobby Lobby Is Not An Issue That Will Bring Voters To The Polls In November

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Once again, we are reminded that the fact that people feel strongly about an issue does not mean it’s one that will cause them to get out and vote.

Republicans Dismiss Impeachment As A Democratic Ploy, But May Still Face A Dilemma

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Republicans are dismissing talk of impeachment as a Democratic fundraising ploy, but it may be they are protesting just a bit too much.

Majority Of Americans Say Children Who Have Crossed The Border Should Be Treated As Refugees

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The American people don’t want to turn those migrant children from Central America away after all.

Majority of Florida Voters Supports Marijuana Legalization

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In November, voters in Florida will be voting on a referendum on whether or not to legalize marijuana for medicinal uses, but a new poll indicates that a majority of Floridians support full legalization already: A majority of Florida voters support legalization of recreational marijuana, a new poll says. According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Monday, 55 […]

Hobby Lobby Could Be Creating New Gender Gap Problems For Republicans

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The Hobby Lobby decision could end up motivating women voters to turn out to vote against Republicans in the fall.

Americans Divided On Israel’s Actions In Gaza

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A new poll shows that Americans are divided over Israel’s actions in Gaza, but this most likely will not impact relations between the two countries.

Majority Of Americans Oppose Both Impeachment And The House’s Lawsuit Against Obama

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Once again the GOP finds itself on the wrong side of public opinion.

Scott Walker In Dead Heat For Re-Election

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A new poll shows that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is looking to have a tough re-election bid on his hands after a spring and summer in which he was in the headlines over an investigation involving campaign finance improprieties: Dead heat. That’s what Wisconsin is staring at in the race for governor, with Gov. Scott Walker and […]

Oregon Will Vote On Marijuana Legalization On November Ballot

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This November, Oregonians will have a chance to vote on an initiative that would legalize marijuana for recreational use: (CNN) - A citizen-led petition to place legalization of recreational marijuana on the November ballot in Oregon obtained enough signatures, making the Beaver State the next place pot could be legally sold, bought and consumed. More than […]

Darth Vader More Popular Than Anyone Who Might Run For President In 2016

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  The Washington Post’s Christopher Ingraham looks at some recent polling and finds that a Dark Lord of the Sith is apparently more popular than the people who will possibly run for President in 2016: On Tuesday FiveThirtyEight released the results of a poll of Americans’ opinions on the “Star Wars” universe. Not surprisingly, Jar Jar Binks is […]

David Perdue Wins GOP Senate Primary Runoff In Georgia

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A somewhat surprising win in Georgia.

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