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David Perdue Wins GOP Senate Primary Runoff In Georgia

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A somewhat surprising win in Georgia.

Despite A Plethora Of World Crises, Americans Oppose Greater Foreign Intervention

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Crisis seems to be brewing all over the world, but the American people aren’t persuaded that it’s necessary for the United States to act.

A Partisan Divide Over Israel? Not Really.

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Recent polls notwithstanding, Republicans and Democrats remain largely in lockstep when it comes to U.S. policy toward Israel.

Russians Really, Really Like Vladimir Putin, And That Makes Ending The Ukraine Crisis Harder

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Vladimir Putin has become immensely popular in Russia again, and its not hard to figure out why.

Majority Of Republicans Support Obama’s Impeachment

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A lot of Republicans dislike the President enough to think that he should be removed from office, but will that make impeachment more likely to happen?

Americans Basically Want Sarah Palin To Go Away

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While Sarah Palin continues to pontificate about politics on a mostly regular basis, most recently calling for President Obama’s impeachment, Sean Sullivan notes that most Americans have no desire to hear what she has to say: More than half of voters say they have heard enough from Sarah Palin and would rather she not wade into […]

Belief In ‘American Exceptionalism’ Is Declining, And That’s a Good Thing

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A new poll shows that Americans don’t buy into the idea of “American exceptionalism” as much as they used to. That’s a positive development rather than a negative one.

Americans Disapprove Of Obama’s Handling Of Iraq, And Of The Idea of Intervening In Iraq

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Americans disapprove of how the President is handling Iraq, but they don’t like what his critics are proposing either.

Millennials: Less Patriotic, Or Just Differently Patriotic?

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Some surveys suggest that younger Americans are less patriotic than older generations.

Do Conservatives Think The Poor ‘Have It Easy?’

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Coming across as uncaring doesn’t help advance your political arguments.

Obama Ranked Worst President Since World War II In Mostly Worthless Poll

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Obama is the worst President since FDR died? Only if you believe a mostly worthless poll.

Americans Have Almost Totally Lost Faith In Government

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Public faith in government institutions is at all all time low.

Democrats Have A 2014 Voter Enthusiasm Problem

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If current trends holds, Democratic candidates are going to have a problem turning out voters in November.

GOP Losing Cuban-American Vote Too

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A new poll suggests that Republicans could be losing a constituency that is very key for them in the nation’s third most populous state.

On Many Issues, The Tea Party Is Out Of Step With The American Public

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The people with the biggest voices in the GOP seem to be leading it to positions that most Americans disagree with.

Americans Have Lost Confidence In President Obama On Foreign Policy

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The evidence is clear. When it comes to the ability to handle foreign crises, the President has lost the public’s confidence.

Same-Sex Marriage Gains Not Likely To Be Reversed

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Social conservatives hoping for a backlash against same-sex marriage should probably give up the ghost: The Human Rights Campaign is welcoming the National Organization for Marriage to Washington Thursday with a poll conducted by Mitt Romney’s former data director showing just how far the majority of Americans are now from their anti-gay marriage views. The poll […]

American Public Skeptical About The Way Forward In Iraq

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A new CNN/ORC poll shows the American public almost evenly divided on how the United States should respond to the ongoing crisis in Iraq: Half of the American public doesn’t think that the U.S. has a responsibility to act in the deteriorating situation in Iraq, a new poll says. According to a CBS News/New York […]

Mitt’s Still The Man In New Hampshire

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New Hampshire Republicans still like Mitt Romney.

Public Has Little Confidence In Obama’s Foreign Policy Or Leadership, New Poll Shows

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More bad poll numbers for the President.

Voters Like Clinton Better Than Obama On The Issues

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A new CNN/ORC poll shows that voters prefer Hillary Clinton over Barack Obama on pretty much every issue: Voters believe Hillary Clinton would do a better job on both foreign and domestic policy issues than President Barack Obama, according to a new poll. In a CNN/ORC International survey released Monday, those polled were asked to rank whether […]

Obama Hits New Job Approval Lows

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Some bad news for the President.

Scott Walker Equivocates On Previous Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage

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Wisconsin’s Republican Governor isn’t very eager to talk about same-sex marriage these days.

American Politics Is More Polarized Than Ever

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The left-right divide is worse than it has been in decades, and we’re paying the price.

Florida Governor’s Race A Dead Heat

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Since he entered the race last year, former Florida Governor Charlie Crist, now a Democrat, had been maintaining a strong lead in the polls over Rick Scott, his Republican successor. Crist’s lead was so substantial that many had begin to write Scott off along with other vulnerable Republican Governors such as Pennsylvania’s Tom Corbett. Over […]

Public Skeptical Of Bergdahl Deal

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Thanks largely to Administration mistakes, the Bergdahl deal is not going over well.

Majority Supports Constitutional Right To Same-Sex Marriage

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The people are ready. Is the Supreme Court?

Majority Supports Life Without Parole Over Death Penalty For Murder

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A turning point in public opinion?

Hillary Remains At The Top, But Benghazi Is A Vulnerability

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Hillary Clinton remains at the top of the polls, but she’s got at least one big vulnerability.

Poll Shows Public Divided Over Bergdahl Release Deal

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The first poll released in the wake of the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and the controversy that has arisen because of it shows that the nation is divided on whether or not the deal was a good idea: Voters are split over the Obama administration’s swap of five Taliban prisoners held at Guantánamo Bay for the release […]

Majority Concerned About Global Warming, Supportive Of Measures To Combat It

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A new ABC News/Washington Post poll shows that the public is broadly concerned with the issues surrounding global warming, climate change, and the impact human activity is having on the environment: Seven in 10 Americans see global warming as a serious problem facing the country, enough to fuel broad support for federal efforts to limit greenhouse […]

Does The World Really Think Less Of The U.S. Due To Obama’s Foreign Policy?

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There’s little evidence for the conservative contention that the President has damaged America’s position in the world.

42% Of Americans Believe In Creationism

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A new Gallup poll finds that 42% of Americans believe that so-called “Creationism” explains the origin of man: PRINCETON, NJ — More than four in 10 Americans continue to believe that God created humans in their present form 10,000 years ago, a view that has changed little over the past three decades. Half of Americans […]

Poll: Majority Supports Benghazi Investigation

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A new ABC News/Washington Post poll shows that a majority of Americans, including a sizable number of Democrats support the House Select Committee investigation into the Benghazi attack: Washington (CNN) - Around half the public says they support another congressional investigation into the Benghazi attack, according to a new national poll. The reason? The ABC News/Washington Post survey indicates […]

48% Of Americans Don’t Care Who Controls Congress

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Public cynicism about politics at its very best.

Support For Marriage Equality Hits All-Time High In Gallup Poll

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While most of the attention on marriage equality front has been focused on the courts in recent months, there’s also considerable evidence that public attitudes on the issue are continuing to shift dramatically. It was more than three years ago now that we first saw a poll that showed majority support for same-sex marriage, a […]

The Midterms And The Economy: Bad News For Democrats?

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Republicans are winning with voters on the issues they say they care the most about.

New Politico Poll Tells Us Much Less Than People Think It Does

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Some polls aren’t worth the paper they’re printed on.

America, Where Everyone Is Above Average

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Not surprisingly, Americans think mighty highly of themselves: Forget being smarter than a fifth-grader. Most Americans think they’re smarter than everyone else in the country. Fifty-five percent of Americans think that they are smarter than the average American, according to a new survey by YouGov, a research organization that uses online polling. In other words, as YouGov cleverly […]

Mitch McConnell Leads Tea Party Opponent By 32 Points

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In addition to polling several Republican-Democratic matchups in the South, the NBC/Marist poll I wrote about earlier also polled primary races, including the race in Kentucky, where Mitch McConnell holds a seemingly insurmountable lead over Matt Bevin: WASHINGTON – Kentucky voters go to the polls a week from Tuesday, and it appears the battle for […]

Tea Party Support Hits All-Time Low

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More bad news for the Tea Party.

CNN Poll: Do You Think Malaysian Air 370 Was Abducted By Aliens?

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Just in case you thought CNN had given up on its obsessive coverage of missing Malyasian Air Flight 370, take a look at a question they actually included in a poll: After two months of breathless speculation on the whereabouts of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, CNN offered some polling data that might show just how much its […]

Obamacare Approval Numbers Unlikely To Improve

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Looking at a recent polling on the Affordable Care Act, which showed the same generally negative numbers as polling has shown for three years now, The Fix argues that public opinion about the law is unlikely to improve: Asked for their No. 1 reason for disliking the law, 42 percent cited “too much government involvement.” This particular […]

Republicans Seem To Be Surging In Generic Ballot

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Good news for Republicans.

Charlie Crist Leads Rick Scott In Florida

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A new Rasmussen poll has former Governor, and former Republican, leading his successor Rick Scott: Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist leads incumbent GOP Governor Rick Scott by six points in Rasmussen Reports’ first look at Florida’s 2014 gubernatorial race. The latest statewide telephone survey of Likely Florida Voters shows Crist, who served as governor from 2007 to […]

Majority Of Americans Don’t Believe In The Big Bang Theory

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More bad news when it comes to scientific literacy.

Majority Of Colorado Voters Have Smoked Pot

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This is perhaps the least surprising poll result ever: More than half of all Colorado residents have tried marijuana at some point in their lives, according to a collection of data released by Quinnipiac University pollsters. Quinnipiac, which is based in Connecticut, conducts scads of state-by-state polling and, on Friday morning, tweeted out a chart comparing […]

Hillary Clinton’s Favorability No Longer At Unsustainably High Levels

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Hillary Clinton’s numbers aren’t at the incredibly high levels they used to be, but they were never going to stay that high anyway.

Most Americans Don’t Think Barack Obama Is Black

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A new Pew Research poll finds something very interesting when it asks Americans how they perceive the President of the United States: [A]ccording to data in a fascinating new Pew Research Center study, a majority of Americans describe the President as “mixed race” while just more than a quarter (27 percent) call him “black.” While […]

Republican Governors Trailing Democratic Opponents In Five States

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Along with capturing the House, Republicans also made headlines in 2010 by capturing a slew of Governor’s races, including races in states like Pennsylvania where Democrats seemed to be dominant. Those Governors elected in 2010 are up for re-election in 2014, though, and many of them are in trouble: The polls, conducted by the Democratic-leaning […]

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