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September 19, 2013
In Russia, foe makes you: For the first time since Gallup started polling on the question of whether Russia was a friend or foe of ours, half of all Americans think we’ve fallen into the “foe” category—significant, considering that just seven years ago, this number was at just 20 percent.

In Russia, foe makes you: For the first time since Gallup started polling on the question of whether Russia was a friend or foe of ours, half of all Americans think we’ve fallen into the “foe” category—significant, considering that just seven years ago, this number was at just 20 percent.

18:19 // 1 year ago
November 20, 2012

Poll: David Petraeus’ legacy remains (mostly) intact

  • 55-11 the national approval/disapproval rating of former General David Petraeus back in May, according to a Gallup poll conducted at the time.
  • 40-30 the current national approval/disapproval rating of former General David Petraeus according to a new poll from Gallup. While he lost 15 points among those who view him favorably, it doesn’t appear that the former CIA director’s recent indiscretions will shape the way he’s remembered. source
14:45 // 1 year ago
October 22, 2012

2012 Election polls are now as divided as the country…

  • 46 - 46 The electorate is split down the middle according to the most recent Reuters/Ipsos poll of likely voters. That’s up one point for Mitt Romney, who trailed President Obama as recently as Saturday.
  • 51 - 45 Mitt Romney leads President Obama by six points, according to Gallup’s most recent poll of likely voters. Considering tonight’s debate is the last one before Election Day, which itself is just over two weeks away, that seems like a pretty big difference in the numbers. Which one seems most accurate to you?
20:04 // 1 year ago
October 16, 2012

Gallup poll shows Mitt Romney still ahead of President Obama

  • 50% of likely voters would vote for Mitt Romney if the election were held today according to a new Gallup poll. The Republican presidential candidate has held a consistent 2-point lead in the days following the first 2012 Presidential Debate.
  • 46% of likely voters would vote to re-elect President Barack Obama if the election were held today, a one point drop with the same group of voters since they were last asked seven days ago. Do you think President Obama will be able to reverse the momentum built by the Romney/Ryan ticket during the first two debates? source
19:25 // 2 years ago
October 9, 2012

Mitt Romney takes the lead among “likely” voters

  • two the number of points that Mitt Romney (49 percent) is beating President Obama (47 percent) by, according to a Gallup survey of “likely” voters. Gallup determined the likeliness through a variety of factors based on information given by participants in prior polls.
  • three the number of points that President Obama (49 percent) is beating Mitt Romney (46 percent) by, according to a Gallup poll of registered voters conducted during the same period. Unsurprisingly, the numbers on both fall within the normal margin of error. It’s going to be another close one folks. source
17:46 // 2 years ago
December 28, 2011

Obama, Clinton headline Gallup’s “most admired” list

  • women Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has seized the top spot in Gallup’s “most admired” list for 2011, for the second consecutive year. Other notables: Michelle Obama (2nd), Sarah Palin (4th), Michele Bachmann (10th).
  • men President Barack Obama also led for the second consecutive year, taking the top spot in the men’s category. Other notables: George W. Bush (2nd), Newt Gingrich (6th),   Donald Trump (7th), Catholic Pope Benedict XVI (8th). source
14:32 // 2 years ago
December 15, 2011

Death penalty: Statistics show significant decline in support, enactment

  • 78 number of death sentences handed out in 2011, which is way down from last year
  • 43 number of executions that happened nationwide this year; that’s down by three
  • 13 number of executions in Texas, the state with the most; they were also down from 2010 source

» A decline in the overall numbers: According to the Death Penalty Information Center, the death sentence number is the smallest since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976. And public support is starting to fade: According to stats from Gallup, support for the death penalty is at its lowest level in nearly 40 years. Opposition is at its highest level since 1972. Keep this in mind when Rick Perry leads a crowd to cheers during a discussion about the death penalty. Or when cases like Troy Davis' widely-contested execution build support against the death penalty.

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11:39 // 2 years ago
August 14, 2011
Rock bottom? Gallup poll has Obama approval rating below 40 percent
His worst showing ever: President Obama isn’t exactly well-liked these days. With an approval rating hovering below 40 percent according to Gallup, Obama’s feeling the compounding hurt of a debt ceiling crisis that left no politician unscathed, an economy that refuses to let up, and a stock market that looks like it’s gonna hurl any second. But the thing is, he’s still doing better than Congress. According to this RealClearPolitics average of approval ratings for Congress, they’re hovering around 16.8 percent. RCP has Obama averaging 43.4 percent — with the Gallup number by far the lowest. We know who won the Toilet Bowl, guys! source
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His worst showing ever: President Obama isn’t exactly well-liked these days. With an approval rating hovering below 40 percent according to Gallup, Obama’s feeling the compounding hurt of a debt ceiling crisis that left no politician unscathed, an economy that refuses to let up, and a stock market that looks like it’s gonna hurl any second. But the thing is, he’s still doing better than Congress. According to this RealClearPolitics average of approval ratings for Congress, they’re hovering around 16.8 percent. RCP has Obama averaging 43.4 percent — with the Gallup number by far the lowest. We know who won the Toilet Bowl, guys! source

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20:25 // 3 years ago