October 2, 2012 In another demonstration of how different the partisan lenses are through which voters view the political landscape, a new poll finds most Democrats dismiss the notion of pollster bias in surveys showing President Obama ahead of Mitt Romney. Republicans, by and large, believe it.
January 18, 2012 Why do some many people have issues with evolution? Does it really need to threaten belief or are there ways of disentangling the two?
January 10, 2012 Mitt Romney can make the claim he's something of a "uniter not a divider," to use the words of a former GOP president, based on a new Gallup poll that found that voters across the political spectrum found him to be the most "acceptable" of all the Republican presidential candidates.
August 4, 2011 Pity the poor debt-ceiling deal, disliked inside Washington and evidently just as unloved well beyond the nation's capital. A Gallup/USA Today poll found 46 percent of respondents saying they opposed the deal compared with 39 percent who were in favor.
July 13, 2011 It may say more about the state of economic education than anything else but a majority of Americans remain opposed raising the federal debt ceiling according to a new G allup poll. And that's despite dire warnings by experts that a default by the U.S. government could be calamitous. It would likely cause higher interest rates not just for the federal government but throughout the economy.
June 21, 2011 A fifth of the respondents said "no," which closely tracks the responses to the same question in annual polling since 1967. The only significant blip in that survey question occurred four years ago, when former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney staged his first presidential campaign. The resistance to a Mormon candidate dipped slightly then after Romney addressed his faith in a speech aimed at evangelicals who don't consider Mormons Christian.
June 13, 2011 A new Gallup poll provided more evidence of Romney's growing strength as frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination, boosting the chance that other GOP White House hopefuls will seek to raise doubts about him in voters' minds at their New Hampshire debate Monday evening and beyond.
April 21, 2011 Viewed quarterly, his current rating is above those of Reagan, Carter and Clinton at the same points in their presidencies. It's below those of Eisenhower, Kennedy, Nixon and both Bushes
March 24, 2011 The age of Obama apparently continued to bring benefits to the U.S. in the court of world public opinion, with the Gallup Organization reporting Thursday that U.S. global leadership got a 47 percent approval rating in 2010 among people surveyed in more than 100 countries.
January 7, 2011 The narrow split in the public between those for and against repeal of the health care law ensured the messaging fight being waged by lawmakers and the Obama Administration would intensify.
December 22, 2010 A new Gallup tracking poll suggests Obama's effort to win over independent voters is working. The survey indicated that Obama's ratings with moderate or liberal Republicans rose 9 percentage points in just two weeks.
October 8, 2010 Gallup's findings that more likely voters identified as conservatives than moderate or liberal was another blow for Democrats hoping to keep control of Congress. In some ways, the numbers looked even worse than they did in 1994 when the GOP won.