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Driven Largely By Republicans, Public Opinion On The Supreme Court Hits A Low

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Public opinion on the Supreme Court has declined significantly, largely because Republicans don’t like the Supreme Court very much right now.

Newest Pre-Debate Poll Confirms Trump As Frontrunner, Kasich Now In Top Ten

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The first of a series of polls in anticipation of next week’s debate shows Donald Trump still at the top, with a surprise coming out of Ohio.

Trump Leading Bush And Rubio In Florida?

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A new poll out of Florida appears to show the Trump phenomenon knocking both of the Sunshine State’s best known Republicans out of the top spot: For the first time this year, Donald Trump tops a state poll of GOP presidential candidates in Florida. A St. Pete Polls survey released on Wednesday shows the New York […]

Drop In Hillary Clinton’s Favorability Numbers May Not Be A Big Deal

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Hillary Clinton has suffered drops in her favorability numbers lately, but that may not mean much for 2016.

Trump Leads In New Hampshire, But Kasich Rises

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A new poll shows Donald Trump surging to a double digit lead over his closest competitor in New Hampshire: Donald Trump isn’t just doing well in national polls — he’s also making gains among voters in early primary states. A new poll finds Trump with twice the support of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, his […]

Republican Candidates Battle For Final Debate Slots

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With just over a week to go, Republican candidates for President are fighting for the movement in the polls that could get them in to the August 6th debate.

Donald Trump, Immigration, And The Republican Party

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Once again, Donald Trump is succeeding because he is saying things many Republicans agree with.

Donald Trump Still Surging In The Polls

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His remarks about John McCain’s military service don’t seem to be hurting Donald Trump with Republican true believers.

Bad News For Hillary Clinton, Or Much Ado About Nothing In New Battleground Polls?

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Polling in three battleground states shows Hillary Clinton slightly trailing three top Republicans, but it means far less than you might think.

Majority Of Americans Support Iran Nuclear Deal

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Good news for the President.

It Won’t Be Easy For Republicans To Get Rid Of Donald Trump

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Despite his remarks about John McCain, Donald Trump is likely to be around for some time to come.

Rand Paul’s Campaign Seems To Be Fizzling

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Rand Paul’s Presidential campaign isn’t going so well at the moment.

Donald Trump Is Rising In The Polls Because He’s Saying Things Republican Voters Agree With

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Republicans have nobody to blame but themselves for the anti-immigrant Frankenstein in their midst.

Latino Voters Really, Really, Really Don’t Like Donald Trump

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A new poll from Univision finds that Donald Trump isn’t very well liked by Latino voters: Hispanic voters overwhelmingly disapprove of Donald Trump’s controversial comments on illegal immigration, according to a new Univision poll. Seventy-nine percent of Hispanic voters polled find Trump’s comments offensive, and 71 percent hold an unfavorable view of Trump. While a majority of […]

Donald Trump Leads In Another Poll, But How Long Can It Really Last?

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Donald Trump leads in a new national poll, but a deeper look at the numbers suggests that this Trump Bubble can’t last for very much longer.

Most Republicans Still Oppose Same-Sex Marriage, New Poll Finds

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A new polls seems to show that Republicans are still clinging to their opposition to marriage equality in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell.

Scott Walker Is Running For President

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has formally entered the race for President, but can he overcome his flip-flops and a turn to the hard right?

Donald Trump Leads In New National Poll

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The GOP’s Trump-induced headache isn’t going away any time soon.

Past Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage Could Hurt Republicans In The Future

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A long history of opposing marriage equality could end up hurting Republicans even though that battle is over in this country.

Scott Walker Set To Enter Presidential Race On July 13th

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will be entering the race for President later this month, but it’s unclear if his recent turn to the hard right will help him or hurt him.

Despite A Storm Of Negative Coverage, Donald Trump Keeps Rising In The Polls

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Donald Trump has gotten almost nothing but negative press since entering the race for President, but it doesn’t seem to be hurting him very much just yet.

Majority Supports SCOTUS Decisions On Obamacare And Marriage, According To New Poll

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A new poll shows that solid majorities of Americans support the Supreme Court’s decisions on Obamacare subsidies and marriage. It’s a different story for Republicans.

How Seriously Should We Take The Polls Showing Bernie Sanders Surging?

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Bernie Sanders is closing in the polls, but it still seems as though it doesn’t mean as much as some political pundits will try to tell you it does.

Donald Trump Is Surging In Yet Another Poll

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Republicans aren’t going to like this one.

Gun Control Is No More Likely After Charleston Than It Was Before

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Political reality shows us that the shootings in Charleston are not going to have any appreciable impact on the likelihood of any type of gun control law passing anywhere outside of the bluest of the blue states.

Bobby Jindal Is Running For President For Some Reason

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Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal enters the Presidential race today, but it’s hard to see how he even manages to become a plausible candidate.

Chris Christie Set To Run For President As His Job Approval Numbers Crater

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Chris Christie appears set to enter the race for the Republican Presidential nomination, but voters back home in New Jersey don’t seem to think very highly of him anymore.

Donald Trump Surges In New New Hampshire Poll

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A new poll of the Republican race in New Hampshire puts Donald Trump just below the head of the pack: He’s dismissed by the political professionals, but there is no denying that the appetite forDonald Trump among Republican primary voters is real. The New York developer and reality television star is second among 2016 presidential […]

Jeb Bush Up, Rand Paul And Ted Cruz Down In Latest GOP Poll

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Jeb Bush’s campaign launch seems to be going well so far, while Rand Paul and Ted Cruz (and Donald Trump) seem to be slipping.

The Return of the Liberals

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More Democrats are calling themselves “liberal” than they have in years. Republicans, too.

Whether Republicans Are Ready Or Not, Hurricane Trump Is Coming

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Whether Republicans are ready or not, Donald Trump is coming.

Obama And Republicans Battle As Both Sides Await Another Obamacare Decision

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Before the end of the month, the Supreme Court could issue a ruling that ends subsidies for the vast majority of people who bought insurance under the PPACA, and the political battles are already starting.

Americans Say Civil Liberties Trump Terror Threats, Politicians Don’t Care

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The American people don’t believe that liberty should be sacrificed in the name of security, but their leaders largely don’t care.

Terminator, Darth Vader, And Shark From Jaws More Popular Than Candidates For President

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Another poll shows that the candidate for the nation’s highest office are less popular than some of film’s greatest villains:  Think about all the things you look for in a presidential candidate: a solid economic plan. Maybe some foreign policy experience. And how about insatiable bloodlust and multiple rows of serrated teeth? As it turns out, […]

Slowly But Surely, Republicans Seem To Becoming Less Socially Conservative

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It will be some time before sanity prevails in the GOP, but slowly but surely Republicans seem to be becoming less socially conservative.

Americans Becoming Vastly More Accepting of Homosexuality

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Americans are growing more tolerant of gays and gay marriage, with irrelevant exceptions.

Reports Of Hillary Clinton’s Impending Political Demise Are Mostly Just Wishful Thinking

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Even with a recent negative downturn in the polls, the reports of Hillary Clinton’s impending political demise are largely wishful thinking on the part of conservatives.

Most Americans, Including Republicans, Support A Path To Citizenship For Illegal Immigrants

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Yet another poll shows that most Americans support a path to citizenship, and that a majority of Republican agree with them.

The Politics Of Income Inequality

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Most Americans think that income inequality is a problem, but they don’t all agree on what to do about it.

Americans Are Becoming More Liberal On Social Issues

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A new poll shows that Americans have moved to the left on a wide variety of social issues.

New Iowa Poll Shows Why 2016 Isn’t 2008 For Hillary Clinton

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Hillary Clinton remains as much the inevitable Democratic nominee as she always has been.

More Americans Identify As “Pro-Choice,” But That’s Only Half The Story

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In a new poll, a majority of Americans identify as “pro-choice,” but a deeper look at the numbers reveals that abortion politics remains as complicated as ever.

Scott Walker Surges In New Iowa Poll

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker isn’t officially a candidate for President yet, but he’s doing quite well in Iowa anyway.

FCC May Ban Robocalls, Including Polling

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The FCC appears set to “encourage” telephone companies to install robocall blocking technology. Pollsters are panicking. POLITICO (“New ‘robocall’ rules could leave Americans in the dark“): For many Americans, the idea of technology that can block automated telephone calls sounds like a solution to all those annoying “robocalls” and interrupted family dinners.But to the nation’s […]

Vast Majority Of Americans Support Physician-Assisted Suicide

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A new poll shows that nearly seven in ten Americans believe that people who are terminally ill should be allowed to end their lives with the help of a doctor.

Republican Presidential Race A Dead Heat

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The race for the Republican nomination is as tight as ever, and so far nobody seems to be emerging as a clear front-runner.

Support For Same-Sex Marriage Hits Record High In New Poll

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A new Gallup poll puts support for same-sex marriage above 60% for the first time ever.

What Went Wrong With The Polls In The British Election?

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Pollsters on both sides of the Atlantic have been trying to figure out why the polls released right up until the eve of the British General Election were so wrong. Here’s one theory, and it’s very compelling.

Polls Show Little Damage To Clinton From Reports About The Clinton Foundation

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So far at least, there’s little evidence in the polls that Hillary Clinton has been hurt by the news reports about the financial dealings of the Clinton Foundation.

Jeb Bush Isn’t Doing So Well In Iowa, So Maybe He Should Skip It

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A new poll has some bad news for Jeb Bush in the Hawkeye State, which leads to the idea that maybe he shouldn’t waste too much time there to begin with.

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