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Confidence in U.S. Medical System Down Across Parties

2013-06-26 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reports that Republicans' confidence in the U.S. medical system fell by eight percentage points since last year, while independents' dipped six and Democrats' two.…

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Confidence in U.S. Medical System Down Across Parties

2013-06-26 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reports that Republicans' confidence in the U.S. medical system fell by eight percentage points since last year, while independents' dipped six and Democrats' two.…

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Majority of Americans Support Limiting Congressional Campaign Finances

2013-06-23 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport shares that 79% of Americans would support limiting the amount of money candidates for the U.S. House and Senate can raise and spend on their campaigns, and 50% in the U.S. are in favor of a federally-funded campaign system with individual contributions banned.…

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Majority of Americans Support Limiting Congressional Campaign Finances

2013-06-23 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport shares that 79% of Americans would support limiting the amount of money candidates for the U.S. House and Senate can raise and spend on their campaigns, and 50% in the U.S. are in favor of a federally-funded campaign system with individual contributions banned.…

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Democrats Most Likely to Favor Providing Aid to Syrian Rebels

2013-06-21 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport shares that Democrats (51%) are more likely than Republicans (29%) and independents (33%) to approve of the Obama administration's decision to supply direct military aid to Syrian rebels.…

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Democrats Most Likely to Favor Providing Aid to Syrian Rebels

2013-06-21 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport shares that Democrats (51%) are more likely than Republicans (29%) and independents (33%) to approve of the Obama administration's decision to supply direct military aid to Syrian rebels.…

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Americans Have Most Confidence in Military, Least in Congress

2013-06-13 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that out of 16 institutions measured, Americans are most confident in the military, at 76%, and least confident in Congress, at 10%.…

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Americans Have Most Confidence in Military, Least in Congress

2013-06-13 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that out of 16 institutions measured, Americans are most confident in the military, at 76%, and least confident in Congress, at 10%.…

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Americans' Top Complaint About Congress Is Party Gridlock, Bickering

2013-06-12 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport explores the reasons why Americans believe Congress, which has a 17% job approval rating, is doing a poor job.…

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Americans' Top Complaint About Congress Is Party Gridlock, Bickering

2013-06-12 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport explores the reasons why Americans believe Congress, which has a 17% job approval rating, is doing a poor job.…

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Majority in U.S. Believe IRS Officials Were Aware of Conservative Targeting

2013-06-09 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport shares that 59% of Americans think that IRS officials were aware of the targeting of conservative groups, while 50% believe that the Obama administration was aware.…

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Majority in U.S. Believe IRS Officials Were Aware of Conservative Targeting

2013-06-09 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport shares that 59% of Americans think that IRS officials were aware of the targeting of conservative groups, while 50% believe that the Obama administration was aware.…

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More Americans Recognize New Jersey Gov. Christie Now Than in 2012

2013-06-05 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport shares that 72% of Americans now know enough about New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to have an opinion of him, up from 49% in March 2011.…

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More Americans Recognize New Jersey Gov. Christie Now Than in 2012

2013-06-05 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport shares that 72% of Americans now know enough about New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to have an opinion of him, up from 49% in March 2011.…

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Americans Say More Religion in U.S. Would Be Positive

2013-06-03 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Frank Newport, Gallup Editor-in-Chief, reveals that that 75% in the U.S. say it would be positive for society if more Americans were religious, but 77% believe religion is losing its influence on American life.…

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Americans Say More Religion in U.S. Would Be Positive

2013-06-03 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Frank Newport, Gallup Editor-in-Chief, reveals that that 75% in the U.S. say it would be positive for society if more Americans were religious, but 77% believe religion is losing its influence on American life.…

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Less Than Half of Americans Closely Following War in Syria

2013-05-31 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that 49% of Americans are closely following the civil war in Syria, which is below the historical average of 60% for more than 200 news events Gallup has measured.…

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Less Than Half of Americans Closely Following War in Syria

2013-05-31 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that 49% of Americans are closely following the civil war in Syria, which is below the historical average of 60% for more than 200 news events Gallup has measured.…

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A Majority of Americans Say the Federal Government Has Too Much Power

2013-05-27 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport discusses Americans' views on the power of the federal government, revealing that 56% say it has too much power, compared with 36% who say it has the right amount and 8% who say it has too little.…

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A Majority of Americans Say the Federal Government Has Too Much Power

2013-05-27 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport discusses Americans' views on the power of the federal government, revealing that 56% say it has too much power, compared with 36% who say it has the right amount and 8% who say it has too little.…

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Republicans More Likely Than Democrats to Rate the IRS Negatively

2013-05-23 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport discusses Americans' views of the IRS and reveals that Republicans (59%) are more likely than Democrats (21%) to rate the job the IRS is doing as "poor."…

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Republicans More Likely Than Democrats to Rate the IRS Negatively

2013-05-23 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport discusses Americans' views of the IRS and reveals that Republicans (59%) are more likely than Democrats (21%) to rate the job the IRS is doing as "poor."…

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In the U.S., Adultery Tops the List of Morally Wrong Behaviors

2013-05-20 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that out of a list of 19 moral issues, Americans are most likely to say adultery is wrong and least likely to say birth control is.…

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In the U.S., Adultery Tops the List of Morally Wrong Behaviors

2013-05-20 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that out of a list of 19 moral issues, Americans are most likely to say adultery is wrong and least likely to say birth control is.…

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More Americans of All Ages Support Same-Sex Marriage Today Than Did in 1996

2013-05-15 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport shares that Americans today are overall more supportive of legal same-sex marriage than they were in 1996, and support has increased across all groups.…

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More Americans of All Ages Support Same-Sex Marriage Today Than Did in 1996

2013-05-15 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport shares that Americans today are overall more supportive of legal same-sex marriage than they were in 1996, and support has increased across all groups.…

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Reducing Gun Violence and Reforming Immigration Both Low on Americans' Priority List for Elected Officials

2013-05-13 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport shares that economic growth and job creation top the list of Americans' priorities for Congress and the president, while reducing gun violence and immigration reform are at the bottom of the list.…

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Reducing Gun Violence and Reforming Immigration Both Low on Americans' Priority List for Elected Officials

2013-05-13 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport shares that economic growth and job creation top the list of Americans' priorities for Congress and the president, while reducing gun violence and immigration reform are at the bottom of the list.…

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Fewer Americans Enjoy Spending Money Than Did So 10 Years Ago

2013-05-10 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that 37% of Americans prefer spending money, which is down from 45% who enjoyed spending in 2001.…

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Fewer Americans Enjoy Spending Money Than Did So 10 Years Ago

2013-05-10 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that 37% of Americans prefer spending money, which is down from 45% who enjoyed spending in 2001.…

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Americans' Biggest Financial Worry Is Funding Retirement

2013-05-06 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport explores Americans' financial concerns, revealing that 61% worry about having enough money for retirement, while 19% stress about their credit card payments.…

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Americans' Biggest Financial Worry Is Funding Retirement

2013-05-06 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport explores Americans' financial concerns, revealing that 61% worry about having enough money for retirement, while 19% stress about their credit card payments.…

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About Two in 10 U.S. Workers Think They Will Lose Their Jobs

2013-05-02 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport shares that 18% of U.S. workers say it is likely they will lose their jobs in the next year -- similar to the 15% who said so when Gallup first asked the question in 1975.…

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About Two in 10 U.S. Workers Think They Will Lose Their Jobs

2013-05-02 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport shares that 18% of U.S. workers say it is likely they will lose their jobs in the next year -- similar to the 15% who said so when Gallup first asked the question in 1975.…

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Majority of Americans Willing to Pay More for U.S.-Made Products

2013-04-30 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport explains that 64% of Americans are willing to pay higher prices for goods made in the U.S., but 45% actually make a special effort to buy domestic products.…

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Majority of Americans Willing to Pay More for U.S.-Made Products

2013-04-30 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport explains that 64% of Americans are willing to pay higher prices for goods made in the U.S., but 45% actually make a special effort to buy domestic products.…

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George W. Bush's Presidential Career Marked by Highs and Lows

2013-04-25 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport explores Americans' views of recent past presidents, including George W. Bush, whose approval rating ranged from a low of 25% to a high of 90% while in office.…

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George W. Bush's Presidential Career Marked by Highs and Lows

2013-04-25 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport explores Americans' views of recent past presidents, including George W. Bush, whose approval rating ranged from a low of 25% to a high of 90% while in office.…

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Republicans More Likely Than Democrats to Be Homeowners

2013-04-22 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport discusses the demographics of homeowners in the U.S. and shares that 77% of Republicans are homeowners, compared with 53% of Democrats.…

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Republicans More Likely Than Democrats to Be Homeowners

2013-04-22 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport discusses the demographics of homeowners in the U.S. and shares that 77% of Republicans are homeowners, compared with 53% of Democrats.…

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Gold Still Glimmers as Best Investment Among Conservatives

2013-04-18 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport shares that conservatives still rank gold as the best investment, while liberals are more likely to choose real estate than gold.…

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Gold Still Glimmers as Best Investment Among Conservatives

2013-04-18 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport shares that conservatives still rank gold as the best investment, while liberals are more likely to choose real estate than gold.…

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Americans Favor Congress Voluntarily Returning Part of Their Salary

2013-04-15 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that most Americans favor members of Congress returning 25% of their salary as a result of sequestration -- likely reflecting their low approval of the lawmaking body.…

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Fewer Americans Say Their Taxes Are Fair

2013-04-15 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that 55% of Americans perceive their income taxes as fair, the lowest percentage Gallup has measured since 2001.…

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Americans Favor Congress Voluntarily Returning Part of Their Salary

2013-04-15 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that most Americans favor members of Congress returning 25% of their salary as a result of sequestration -- likely reflecting their low approval of the lawmaking body.…

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Fewer Americans Say Their Taxes Are Fair

2013-04-15 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that 55% of Americans perceive their income taxes as fair, the lowest percentage Gallup has measured since 2001.…

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Republicans More Likely Than Democrats to Prioritize Economy Over Environment

2013-04-03 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport shares that 68% of Republicans favor prioritizing economic growth over environmental protection, compared with 35% of Democrats who support prioritizing the economy over the environment.…

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Americans More Likely to Criticize Parties for Approach Than Substance

2013-04-03 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that Americans are more likely to criticize the Republican and Democratic Parties for their style or approach than for specific policy positions.…

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Republicans More Likely Than Democrats to Prioritize Economy Over Environment

2013-04-03 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport shares that 68% of Republicans favor prioritizing economic growth over environmental protection, compared with 35% of Democrats who support prioritizing the economy over the environment.…

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Americans More Likely to Criticize Parties for Approach Than Substance

2013-04-03 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that Americans are more likely to criticize the Republican and Democratic Parties for their style or approach than for specific policy positions.…

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Most Religious U.S. Cities Are in the South and Utah

2013-03-29 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that the most and least religious U.S. metro areas and shares that most of the top religious cities are located in the South and in Utah.…

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Most Religious U.S. Cities Are in the South and Utah

2013-03-29 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that the most and least religious U.S. metro areas and shares that most of the top religious cities are located in the South and in Utah.…

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Economy Is Still Americans' Top Concern

2013-03-28 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that Americans are most worried about the nation's economy (68%), followed by federal spending and the budget deficit (61%) and the availability and affordability of healthcare (59%).…

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Economy Is Still Americans' Top Concern

2013-03-28 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that Americans are most worried about the nation's economy (68%), followed by federal spending and the budget deficit (61%) and the availability and affordability of healthcare (59%).…

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Rhode Island Most Catholic State, Arkansas Least

2013-03-18 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that Rhode Island is the most Catholic state in the U.S., while Arkansas is the least. He also discusses the religiosity of Catholics compared with Protestants and the changing demographics of the U.S. Catholic population.…

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Rhode Island Most Catholic State, Arkansas Least

2013-03-18 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that Rhode Island is the most Catholic state in the U.S., while Arkansas is the least. He also discusses the religiosity of Catholics compared with Protestants and the changing demographics of the U.S. Catholic population.…

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More Americans Say Dissatisfaction With Government Is Top U.S. Problem

2013-03-14 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that 20% of Americans say dissatisfaction with government is the most important problem facing the country today -- the highest percentage who have said so since Richard Nixon resigned as president in 1974 as a result of the Watergate scandal.…

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More Americans Say Dissatisfaction With Government Is Top U.S. Problem

2013-03-14 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that 20% of Americans say dissatisfaction with government is the most important problem facing the country today -- the highest percentage who have said so since Richard Nixon resigned as president in 1974 as a result of the Watergate scandal.…

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Editor-in-Chief Insights: Americans' Views of France Improve

2013-03-07 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that 74% of Americans now have a favorable view of France -- up from 34% in 2003, during which time French leaders did not support the U.S. invasion of Iraq. He also discusses which countries Americans rate most and least favorably.…

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Editor-in-Chief Insights: Americans' Views of France Improve

2013-03-07 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that 74% of Americans now have a favorable view of France -- up from 34% in 2003, during which time French leaders did not support the U.S. invasion of Iraq. He also discusses which countries Americans rate most and least favorably.…

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More Americans Say the Impact of Sequestration Will Be Bad Than Good

2013-03-06 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that Americans are more likely to say the sequestration is a bad thing for the country (30%) than a good thing (18%). Americans are also more likely to say sequestration is a bad thing for them personally than a good thing.…

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More Americans Say the Impact of Sequestration Will Be Bad Than Good

2013-03-06 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that Americans are more likely to say the sequestration is a bad thing for the country (30%) than a good thing (18%). Americans are also more likely to say sequestration is a bad thing for them personally than a good thing.…

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Partisan Discord on Importance of U.S. Being No. 1 Militarily

2013-02-28 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that Republicans (80%) are much more likely than Democrats (48%) to say it is important that the U.S. be No. 1 in the world militarily.…

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Young U.S. Hispanics' Political Preferences Similar to Their Elders'

2013-02-28 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that U.S. Hispanics aged 18 to 34 -- who make up nearly half of the U.S. Hispanic adult population -- are as likely as older Hispanics to identify with or lean toward the Republican Party.…

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Partisan Discord on Importance of U.S. Being No. 1 Militarily

2013-02-28 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that Republicans (80%) are much more likely than Democrats (48%) to say it is important that the U.S. be No. 1 in the world militarily.…

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Young U.S. Hispanics' Political Preferences Similar to Their Elders'

2013-02-28 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that U.S. Hispanics aged 18 to 34 -- who make up nearly half of the U.S. Hispanic adult population -- are as likely as older Hispanics to identify with or lean toward the Republican Party.…

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Editor-in-Chief Insights: Nonreligious New England

2013-02-14 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that all of the states in New England -- Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut -- are among the least religious U.S. states, with Vermont being the least religious state in the nation.…

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The Job Approval Divide Between Obama and Congress

2013-02-14 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address with a job approval rating significantly higher than Congress' approval rating. Newport also shares that, historically, State of the Union speeches have had little effect on presidential job approval ratings.…

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The Job Approval Divide Between Obama and Congress

2013-02-14 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address with a job approval rating significantly higher than Congress' approval rating. Newport also shares that, historically, State of the Union speeches have had little effect on presidential job approval ratings.…

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Editor-in-Chief Insights: Nonreligious New England

2013-02-14 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that all of the states in New England -- Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut -- are among the least religious U.S. states, with Vermont being the least religious state in the nation.…

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Democrats and Republicans Differ in Support for Pathway to Citizenship

2013-02-07 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport shares that Democrats are significantly more likely than Republicans to say they would vote for a law allowing undocumented workers living in the U.S. the chance to become legal residents or citizens if they meet certain requirements -- 90% of Democrats vs. 59% of Republicans.…

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Americans' Most and Least Happy Days of 2012

2013-02-07 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that the day of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., Election Day, and the day after Election Day were among the least happy days in the United States in 2012, while holidays coincided with the happiest days of the year.…

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Americans' Most and Least Happy Days of 2012

2013-02-07 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that the day of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., Election Day, and the day after Election Day were among the least happy days in the United States in 2012, while holidays coincided with the happiest days of the year.…

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Democrats and Republicans Differ in Support for Pathway to Citizenship

2013-02-07 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport shares that Democrats are significantly more likely than Republicans to say they would vote for a law allowing undocumented workers living in the U.S. the chance to become legal residents or citizens if they meet certain requirements -- 90% of Democrats vs. 59% of Republicans.…

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Americans Favor Proposals in Obama's Plan to Curb Gun Violence

2013-01-25 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that a majority of Americans say they would vote "for" each of nine key proposals included in President Barack Obama's plan to reduce gun violence. Newport also shares that two-thirds of Americans say that government leaders should focus on school safety and mental health rather than on gun control to prevent school shootings.…

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Americans Favor Proposals in Obama's Plan to Curb Gun Violence

2013-01-25 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that a majority of Americans say they would vote "for" each of nine key proposals included in President Barack Obama's plan to reduce gun violence. Newport also shares that two-thirds of Americans say that government leaders should focus on school safety and mental health rather than on gun control to prevent school shootings.…

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Americans Want Term Limits, End to Electoral College

2013-01-23 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that 75% of Americans say they would vote for a law that would limit the number of terms that members of Congress and the U.S. Senate can serve. He also shares that 63% of Americans would vote for a law eliminating the Electoral College.…

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Americans Want Term Limits, End to Electoral College

2013-01-23 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that 75% of Americans say they would vote for a law that would limit the number of terms that members of Congress and the U.S. Senate can serve. He also shares that 63% of Americans would vote for a law eliminating the Electoral College.…

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Federal Deficit, Dysfunctional Gov't Unseat Unemployment as Top U.S. Problems

2013-01-16 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals Americans are now more likely to name the federal deficit and dysfunctional government as the nation's top problems than they are to mention unemployment.…

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Federal Deficit, Dysfunctional Gov't Unseat Unemployment as Top U.S. Problems

2013-01-16 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals Americans are now more likely to name the federal deficit and dysfunctional government as the nation's top problems than they are to mention unemployment.…

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History Suggests "Second-Term Curse" Could Affect Obama's Job Rating

2013-01-11 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport assesses the likely trajectory of President Barack Obama's job approval rating in his second term based on an analysis of past two-term presidents.…

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History Suggests "Second-Term Curse" Could Affect Obama's Job Rating

2013-01-11 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport assesses the likely trajectory of President Barack Obama's job approval rating in his second term based on an analysis of past two-term presidents.…

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Republicans Most Negative About Politics in Washington

2013-01-10 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that Republicans (87%) are more likely than Democrats (68%) and independents (79%) to say that the way politics works in Washington is causing serious harm to the United States.…

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Republicans Most Negative About Politics in Washington

2013-01-10 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that Republicans (87%) are more likely than Democrats (68%) and independents (79%) to say that the way politics works in Washington is causing serious harm to the United States.…

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Americans Say Fiscal Cliff Will Negatively Affect Personal Finances

2012-12-19 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that 68% of Americans say that the fiscal cliff measures would have a negative impact on their personal financial situation. He also discusses how Americans rate President Obama's and House Speaker John Boehner's handling of the fiscal cliff budget negotiations.…

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Americans Say Fiscal Cliff Will Negatively Affect Personal Finances

2012-12-19 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that 68% of Americans say that the fiscal cliff measures would have a negative impact on their personal financial situation. He also discusses how Americans rate President Obama's and House Speaker John Boehner's handling of the fiscal cliff budget negotiations.…

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Americans' Views on Same-Sex Marriage and Marijuana

2012-12-17 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that 53% of Americans favor legalizing same-sex marriage and 48% favor legalizing marijuana. He also discusses how Americans' views on these social issues have changed over time.…

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Americans' Views on Same-Sex Marriage and Marijuana

2012-12-17 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that 53% of Americans favor legalizing same-sex marriage and 48% favor legalizing marijuana. He also discusses how Americans' views on these social issues have changed over time.…

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Americans Say Fiscal Cliff Will Negatively Affect U.S.

2012-12-12 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that more than six in 10 Americans believe key elements of the fiscal cliff would negatively affect the United States as a whole. He also shares that a majority of Americans remain optimistic that leaders will reach a solution before Jan. 1 to avoid the fiscal cliff.…

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Americans Say Fiscal Cliff Will Negatively Affect U.S.

2012-12-12 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that more than six in 10 Americans believe key elements of the fiscal cliff would negatively affect the United States as a whole. He also shares that a majority of Americans remain optimistic that leaders will reach a solution before Jan. 1 to avoid the fiscal cliff.…

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The Gallup World Poll

2012-12-11 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gale Muller, Ph.D., vice chairman and general manager of the Gallup World Poll, explains how Gallup scientifically measures the will of the people in 160 countries. Muller also discusses the mission behind Gallup's World Poll.…

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The Gallup World Poll

2012-12-11 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gale Muller, Ph.D., vice chairman and general manager of the Gallup World Poll, explains how Gallup scientifically measures the will of the people in 160 countries. Muller also discusses the mission behind Gallup's World Poll.…

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Majority of Americans Expect Fiscal Cliff Agreement

2012-12-07 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport shares that more than half of Americans -- 58% -- say it is very or somewhat likely that President Barack Obama and congressional leaders will reach a solution before Jan. 1 to avoid the fiscal cliff. He also reveals how Americans rate government leaders' handling of fiscal cliff negotiations.…

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Majority of Americans Expect Fiscal Cliff Agreement

2012-12-07 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport shares that more than half of Americans -- 58% -- say it is very or somewhat likely that President Barack Obama and congressional leaders will reach a solution before Jan. 1 to avoid the fiscal cliff. He also reveals how Americans rate government leaders' handling of fiscal cliff negotiations.…

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Americans' Opinion of Gen. Petraeus Sours

2012-11-21 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that Americans view former CIA Director and retired Gen. David Petraeus less favorably after the recent scandal that led to his resignation.…

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Americans' Opinion of Gen. Petraeus Sours

2012-11-21 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that Americans view former CIA Director and retired Gen. David Petraeus less favorably after the recent scandal that led to his resignation.…

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Americans Want Parties to Compromise Equally to Avoid Fiscal Cliff

2012-11-16 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that 68% of Americans say they want both Democrats and Republicans to compromise equally to avoid the fiscal cliff.…

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Americans Want Parties to Compromise Equally to Avoid Fiscal Cliff

2012-11-16 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that 68% of Americans say they want both Democrats and Republicans to compromise equally to avoid the fiscal cliff.…

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Obama Has Lost More Support Among Men Than Women vs. 2008

2012-10-25 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that President Barack Obama's support among men has declined more than his support among women compared with 2008.…

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Obama Has Lost More Support Among Men Than Women vs. 2008

2012-10-25 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that President Barack Obama's support among men has declined more than his support among women compared with 2008.…

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More Than One in Five LGBT Voters Support Romney

2012-10-24 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that although the LGBT registered voting population tilts strongly toward supporting President Obama, 22% of LGBT Americans who are registered to vote support Mitt Romney.…

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More Than One in Five LGBT Voters Support Romney

2012-10-24 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that although the LGBT registered voting population tilts strongly toward supporting President Obama, 22% of LGBT Americans who are registered to vote support Mitt Romney.…

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Swing-State Voters Favor Obama's Birth Control Policies

2012-10-18 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that a majority of female (57%) and male (55%) registered voters in 12 key swing states say President Barack Obama would better handle government policies concerning birth control than Mitt Romney.…

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Swing-State Voters Favor Obama's Birth Control Policies

2012-10-18 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that a majority of female (57%) and male (55%) registered voters in 12 key swing states say President Barack Obama would better handle government policies concerning birth control than Mitt Romney.…

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The Not-So-High Stakes of the VP Debate

2012-10-11 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that vice presidential debates have historically not had much effect on the U.S. presidential race.…

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The Not-So-High Stakes of the VP Debate

2012-10-11 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that vice presidential debates have historically not had much effect on the U.S. presidential race.…

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Romney's Debate Bounce Short-Lived

2012-10-10 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that Mitt Romney's post-debate bounce appears to have faded quickly. He also discusses Gallup's first likely voter results.…

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Romney's Debate Bounce Short-Lived

2012-10-10 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that Mitt Romney's post-debate bounce appears to have faded quickly. He also discusses Gallup's first likely voter results.…

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Election Matters: The Lowdown on Likely Voters

2012-10-08 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport and USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page reveal how Gallup's first "likely voter" numbers will tighten the race, discuss Mitt Romney's historic victory in the first presidential debate, and explain how Gallup selects the town hall participants who will ask questions in the second presidential debate.…

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Election Matters: The Lowdown on Likely Voters

2012-10-08 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport and USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page reveal how Gallup's first "likely voter" numbers will tighten the race, discuss Mitt Romney's historic victory in the first presidential debate, and explain how Gallup selects the town hall participants who will ask questions in the second presidential debate.…

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Americans View Obama as Better for Middle-Income Earners

2012-10-03 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup-Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that more Americans say middle-income earners will be better off in four years if President Barack Obama is re-elected than if Mitt Romney wins, by 53% to 43%.…

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Americans View Obama as Better for Middle-Income Earners

2012-10-03 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup-Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that more Americans say middle-income earners will be better off in four years if President Barack Obama is re-elected than if Mitt Romney wins, by 53% to 43%.…

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Editor-in-Chief Insights: Americans' Presidential Debate Predictions

2012-10-02 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals which presidential candidate Americans think will do better in the debates and whether any voters say the debates could sway their support.…

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Election Matters: Why the Debates Could Make a Difference

2012-10-02 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in Chief Frank Newport and USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page reveal why the upcoming presidential debates could change the course of the race, analyze whether early October poll results can accurately predict the election winner, and discuss the recent controversy on party identification and polling.…

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Editor-in-Chief Insights: Americans' Presidential Debate Predictions

2012-10-02 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals which presidential candidate Americans think will do better in the debates and whether any voters say the debates could sway their support.…

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Election Matters: Why the Debates Could Make a Difference

2012-10-02 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in Chief Frank Newport and USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page reveal why the upcoming presidential debates could change the course of the race, analyze whether early October poll results can accurately predict the election winner, and discuss the recent controversy on party identification and polling.…

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Americans' Trust in Legislative Branch Trails Executive, Judicial Branches

2012-09-28 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that 34% of Americans say they trust the legislative branch of the U.S. government a great deal or fair amount -- well below the 56% who trust the executive branch and 67% who trust the judicial branch a great deal or fair amount.…

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Americans' Trust in Legislative Branch Trails Executive, Judicial Branches

2012-09-28 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that 34% of Americans say they trust the legislative branch of the U.S. government a great deal or fair amount -- well below the 56% who trust the executive branch and 67% who trust the judicial branch a great deal or fair amount.…

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Obama Has an Edge on Medicare

2012-09-26 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport discusses Americans' views on Medicare including which presidential candidate they trust more to address the issues the program is facing.…

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Obama Has an Edge on Medicare

2012-09-26 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport discusses Americans' views on Medicare including which presidential candidate they trust more to address the issues the program is facing.…

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One in Five Swing-State Voters May Change Their Vote

2012-09-21 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that 23% of swing-state voters may change their mind about who they support for president.…

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One in Five Swing-State Voters May Change Their Vote

2012-09-21 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that 23% of swing-state voters may change their mind about who they support for president.…

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One-Third of Lowest-Income Voters Support Romney

2012-09-19 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that 34% of voters with a household income below $24,000 support Mitt Romney, although a majority of low-income voters support President Barack Obama.…

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One-Third of Lowest-Income Voters Support Romney

2012-09-19 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that 34% of voters with a household income below $24,000 support Mitt Romney, although a majority of low-income voters support President Barack Obama.…

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Election Matters: President Obama's Lead Narrows

2012-09-18 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport and USA Today Washington Bureau Chief of USA Today Susan Page reveal that President Barack Obama's post-convention bounce has shrunk, assess the effect of early voting, and answer viewers' questions about presidential polling.…

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Election Matters: President Obama's Lead Narrows

2012-09-18 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport and USA Today Washington Bureau Chief of USA Today Susan Page reveal that President Barack Obama's post-convention bounce has shrunk, assess the effect of early voting, and answer viewers' questions about presidential polling.…

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Few Voters Support Third-Party Presidential Candidates

2012-09-13 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that 1% of registered voters say they plan to vote for each of the third-party presidential candidates running in 2012 -- Gary Johnson, Jill Stein, and Virgil Goode.…

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Few Voters Support Third-Party Presidential Candidates

2012-09-13 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that 1% of registered voters say they plan to vote for each of the third-party presidential candidates running in 2012 -- Gary Johnson, Jill Stein, and Virgil Goode.…

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Obama Gets Convention Bounce; Romney Does Not

2012-09-11 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that President Barack Obama got a three-point post-convention bounce, giving him a lead over Mitt Romney, who did not get a post-convention bounce. He also discusses the predictive power of polling between the end of the conventions and the start of the presidential debates.…

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Obama Gets Convention Bounce; Romney Does Not

2012-09-11 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that President Barack Obama got a three-point post-convention bounce, giving him a lead over Mitt Romney, who did not get a post-convention bounce. He also discusses the predictive power of polling between the end of the conventions and the start of the presidential debates.…

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Editor-in-Chief Insights: More Americans Satisfied With the Direction of the U.S.

2012-03-14 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that more than one in four Americans are satisfied with the way things are going in the United States at this time, up from 22% last month, and explains what this finding means for President Obama's re-election chances.…

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Editor-in-Chief Insights: More Americans Satisfied With the Direction of the U.S.

2012-03-14 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that more than one in four Americans are satisfied with the way things are going in the United States at this time, up from 22% last month, and explains what this finding means for President Obama's re-election chances.…

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Election Matters: Things Looking Up for Obama

2012-03-13 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport and USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page discuss several positive indicators for President Obama's re-election campaign: economic confidence is rising, Obama's job approval is up, and a growing number of Americans believe the country is on the right track.…

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Election Matters: Things Looking Up for Obama

2012-03-13 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport and USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page discuss several positive indicators for President Obama's re-election campaign: economic confidence is rising, Obama's job approval is up, and a growing number of Americans believe the country is on the right track.…

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Editor-in-Chief Insights: Americans Divided on Military Spending

2012-03-12 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that Americans are split on whether the government is spending enough on defense, but a slight majority believe the U.S. is the top military power in the world.…

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Editor-in-Chief Insights: Americans Divided on Military Spending

2012-03-12 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that Americans are split on whether the government is spending enough on defense, but a slight majority believe the U.S. is the top military power in the world.…

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Democrats More Enthusiastic About Obama Than GOP Is About Romney

2012-03-06 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that Mitt Romney has a lower positive intensity score among Republicans than President Obama has among Democrats.…

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Election Matters: Romney Makes a Breakthrough

2012-03-06 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport and USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page reveal that Mitt Romney has again surged into first place in national Republicans' preferences for their party's presidential nominee, discuss Newt Gingrich's hopes of improving his positioning in the race, and assess what Obama's approval rating means for his re-election chances.…

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Democrats More Enthusiastic About Obama Than GOP Is About Romney

2012-03-06 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that Mitt Romney has a lower positive intensity score among Republicans than President Obama has among Democrats.…

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Election Matters: Romney Makes a Breakthrough

2012-03-06 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport and USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page reveal that Mitt Romney has again surged into first place in national Republicans' preferences for their party's presidential nominee, discuss Newt Gingrich's hopes of improving his positioning in the race, and assess what Obama's approval rating means for his re-election chances.…

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Editor-in-Chief Insights: Election 2012's Attention Deficit

2012-03-01 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that 61% of Americans have given quite a lot of thought to the upcoming presidential election, which is down from 2008 but similar to 2004. He goes on to discuss what this level of consideration could mean for voter turnout in November.…

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Editor-in-Chief Insights: Election 2012's Attention Deficit

2012-03-01 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that 61% of Americans have given quite a lot of thought to the upcoming presidential election, which is down from 2008 but similar to 2004. He goes on to discuss what this level of consideration could mean for voter turnout in November.…

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Topsy-Turvy GOP Race

2012-02-29 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport discusses the historic number of lead changes in the 2012 Republican presidential nomination race among Republican registered voters.…

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Topsy-Turvy GOP Race

2012-02-29 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport discusses the historic number of lead changes in the 2012 Republican presidential nomination race among Republican registered voters.…

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Election Matters: Resurgent Romney

2012-02-28 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport and USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page discuss reasons why Romney does not consistently maintain the lead among Republican voters and their views on the U.S. and Massachusetts healthcare laws.…

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Election Matters: Resurgent Romney

2012-02-28 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport and USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page discuss reasons why Romney does not consistently maintain the lead among Republican voters and their views on the U.S. and Massachusetts healthcare laws.…

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Editor-in-Chief Insights: Santorum's vs. Romney's Strength

2012-02-22 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport explains that despite Rick Santorum's lead in registered Republican voters' preferences for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, the majority of Republicans think Mitt Romney is more likely to beat Obama.…

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Editor-in-Chief Insights: Santorum's vs. Romney's Strength

2012-02-22 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport explains that despite Rick Santorum's lead in registered Republican voters' preferences for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, the majority of Republicans think Mitt Romney is more likely to beat Obama.…

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Election Matters: Santorum's Stamina and the Best Recent President

2012-02-21 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport and USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page discuss Rick Santorum's continued support among registered Republican voters and reveal America's list of the best recent presidents.…

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Election Matters: Santorum's Stamina and the Best Recent President

2012-02-21 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport and USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page discuss Rick Santorum's continued support among registered Republican voters and reveal America's list of the best recent presidents.…

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Election Matters: Gingrich Falls Victim to Rainbow Curse

0000-00-00 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport and USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page discuss Republicans' rising and now declining support for Newt Gingrich as their party's 2012 presidential nominee -- following the same pattern found previously for Her…

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Editor-in-Chief Insights: Americans Can't Wait for Election's End

0000-00-00 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that Americans are eager for the 2012 presidential campaign to end.…

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Editor-in-Chief Insights: Gingrich Still Leads Romney

0000-00-00 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport updates Republicans' preferences for the GOP presidential nomination, revealing that Newt Gingrich is maintaining his lead over Mitt Romney, but the gap between the two is closing.…

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Election Matters: Obama Faces Tough Swing-State Landscape

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Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport and USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page discuss the political landscape that President Obama faces in 12 key swing states.…

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Americans Down on Congressional Incumbents

0000-00-00 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that a record-low 20% of Americans say most members of Congress deserve to be re-elected, but more than half say the U.S. representative from their congressional district should be re-elected.…

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Gingrich Has Edge Among Older, More Conservative Republicans

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Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport discusses which groups of Republicans support Newt Gingrich the most.…

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Election Matters: GOP Voters Back Gingrich; Obama's Bad News

0000-00-00 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport and USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page reveal the inaugural results from Gallup Daily tracking of the GOP presidential nomination race and point out a potential re-election hurdle for President Obama.…

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Americans Fine With Frequency of Cancer Screening Tests

0000-00-00 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport shares new data on Americans' perspectives on cancer screening tests, revealing that the majority think such tests are conducted with the right amount of frequency.…

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Editor-in-Chief Insights: Gingrich Rises to the Top

0000-00-00 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that Newt Gingrich now leads the GOP presidential race with a Positive Intensity Score of 20 and updates how the other candidates are faring.…

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Gingrich Loses Lead, Now Tied With Romney

0000-00-00 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport discusses Republicans' preferences for the GOP presidential nomination based on Gallup Daily tracking of the race, revealing that Newt Gingrich's once-large lead has disappeared.…

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Election Matters: Gingrich Sets Himself Apart

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Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport and USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page discuss the measure on which Newt Gingrich is a clear leader among GOP presidential candidates, as well as upcoming challenges for Congress and some good news on the eco…

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Gingrich Well-Liked by Republicans, Not by Democrats

0000-00-00 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that while Newt Gingrich garners one of the highest Positive Intensity Scores from Republicans of any of the GOP presidential candidates, the former speaker of the house receives one of the lowest scores from D…

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Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton Still Top Most Admired List

0000-00-00 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are again America's most admired man and woman living anywhere in the world.…

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Election Matters: Top 10 Findings From 2011

0000-00-00 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport and USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page discuss the 10 most interesting stories in politics from 2011, including the rise and fall of Herman Cain, the stability in President Obama's job approval rating, and Am…

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Election Matters: Romney Breaks 30% Barrier

0000-00-00 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport and USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page reveal that Mitt Romney has finally surpassed 30% support among Republicans nationwide and is now their majority pick for the GOP candidate most likely to win the party'…

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Three Positive Signs for Obama's Re-Election Chances

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Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals three key findings that are positive news for Obama's re-election chances.…

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Four Post-Iowa Need-to-Know Insights

0000-00-00 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals four key insights into the post-Iowa landscape, including how Mitt Romney's sub-30% support from Republicans nationally fares historically and whether Newt Gingrich still stands a chance.…

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Election Matters: Post-Iowa Insights

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Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport and USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page assess the results of the Iowa caucuses and reveal what is at stake in New Hampshire.…

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Majority in U.S. Want Government to Act on Home Foreclosures

0000-00-00 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport discusses Americans' views on the federal government's involvement in preventing housing foreclosures and reveals differences by age, race, political party, and income.…

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State of the Union's Key Focus Syncs With Americans' Priorities

0000-00-00 :: Gallup Poll Editors

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that President Obama's focus on jobs and the economy in his State of the Union speech closely aligns with the issues Americans wanted him to discuss.…

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Election Matters: Topsy-Turvy GOP Contest Continues

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Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport and USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page reveal that GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich's support among national Republican voters surges again, putting him back in a tie with Mitt Romney.…

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Election Matters: Huntsman's Exit Does Not Help Others

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Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport and USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page discuss Jon Huntsman's departure from the race, Mitt Romney's increasing support, Rick Santorum's support among religious voters, and President Obama's chances of gettin…

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Slightly More Americans Prefer Obama Than GOP Steer U.S.

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Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that slightly more Americans want President Obama rather than the Republicans in Congress to have more influence over the direction of the nation.…

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Americans' Top Worries About the National Economy

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Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport discusses Americans' top concerns about the national economy and explains how Democrats' and Republicans' worries differ.…

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Obama Approval Highest in D.C., Lowest in Utah

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Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals the states where residents were most approving and least approving of President Obama in 2011.…

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Election Matters: Strengths, for Now

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Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport and USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page discuss the relative strengths of Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, and Barack Obama as the GOP presidential nomination race heads into the Florida primary and the Nevada cauc…

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Election Matters: Why Being a "Massachusetts Moderate" May Not Be Bad

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Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport and USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page reveal why being a moderate may not be a bad thing in the general election and also discuss President Barack Obama's standing amid an improving economy.…

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Obama's Approval Ratings Lowest on Deficit, Economy, Foreign Trade

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Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals President Obama's approval ratings across 11 issue areas and discusses how his rating on the economy specifically may affect his chances for re-election.…

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Gallup Event: Religion, Wellbeing, and Health -- Part 1

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Leading experts discuss the growing evidence of a relationship between religion, wellbeing, and health at a Feb. 16, 2012, summit at the Gallup World Headquarters in Washington, D.C.…

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Gallup Event: Religion, Wellbeing, and Health -- Part 2

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Leading experts engage in a panel discussion and respond to audience questions regarding the link between religion, wellbeing, and health at a Feb. 16, 2012, summit at the Gallup World Headquarters in Washington, D.C.…

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Election Matters: Santorum's Rise and the Contraception Controversy

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Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport and USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page discuss Rick Santorum's surge in Republican registered voters' preferences for their party's presidential nominee and dissect the complicated politics of contraception.…

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Majority of Americans View China as the World's Leading Economic Power

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Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that a majority of Americans believe China is the leading economic power, a significant change from 12 years ago when a majority of Americans believed the U.S. was the world's leading economic power.…

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Election Matters: Gingrich Falls Victim to Rainbow Curse

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Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport and USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page discuss Republicans' rising and now declining support for Newt Gingrich as their party's 2012 presidential nominee -- following the same pattern found previously for Her…

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Editor-in-Chief Insights: Americans Can't Wait for Election's End

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Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that Americans are eager for the 2012 presidential campaign to end.…

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Editor-in-Chief Insights: Gingrich Still Leads Romney

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Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport updates Republicans' preferences for the GOP presidential nomination, revealing that Newt Gingrich is maintaining his lead over Mitt Romney, but the gap between the two is closing.…

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Election Matters: Obama Faces Tough Swing-State Landscape

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Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport and USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page discuss the political landscape that President Obama faces in 12 key swing states.…

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Americans Down on Congressional Incumbents

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Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that a record-low 20% of Americans say most members of Congress deserve to be re-elected, but more than half say the U.S. representative from their congressional district should be re-elected.…

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Gingrich Has Edge Among Older, More Conservative Republicans

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Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport discusses which groups of Republicans support Newt Gingrich the most.…

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Election Matters: GOP Voters Back Gingrich; Obama's Bad News

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Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport and USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page reveal the inaugural results from Gallup Daily tracking of the GOP presidential nomination race and point out a potential re-election hurdle for President Obama.…

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Americans Fine With Frequency of Cancer Screening Tests

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Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport shares new data on Americans' perspectives on cancer screening tests, revealing that the majority think such tests are conducted with the right amount of frequency.…

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Editor-in-Chief Insights: Gingrich Rises to the Top

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Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that Newt Gingrich now leads the GOP presidential race with a Positive Intensity Score of 20 and updates how the other candidates are faring.…

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Election Matters: Gingrich Sets Himself Apart

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Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport and USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page discuss the measure on which Newt Gingrich is a clear leader among GOP presidential candidates, as well as upcoming challenges for Congress and some good news on the eco…

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Gingrich Loses Lead, Now Tied With Romney

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Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport discusses Republicans' preferences for the GOP presidential nomination based on Gallup Daily tracking of the race, revealing that Newt Gingrich's once-large lead has disappeared.…

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Gingrich Well-Liked by Republicans, Not by Democrats

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Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that while Newt Gingrich garners one of the highest Positive Intensity Scores from Republicans of any of the GOP presidential candidates, the former speaker of the house receives one of the lowest scores from D…

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Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton Still Top Most Admired List

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Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are again America's most admired man and woman living anywhere in the world.…

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Election Matters: Top 10 Findings From 2011

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Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport and USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page discuss the 10 most interesting stories in politics from 2011, including the rise and fall of Herman Cain, the stability in President Obama's job approval rating, and Am…

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Election Matters: Romney Breaks 30% Barrier

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Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport and USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page reveal that Mitt Romney has finally surpassed 30% support among Republicans nationwide and is now their majority pick for the GOP candidate most likely to win the party'…

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Three Positive Signs for Obama's Re-Election Chances

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Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals three key findings that are positive news for Obama's re-election chances.…

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Four Post-Iowa Need-to-Know Insights

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Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals four key insights into the post-Iowa landscape, including how Mitt Romney's sub-30% support from Republicans nationally fares historically and whether Newt Gingrich still stands a chance.…

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Election Matters: Post-Iowa Insights

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Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport and USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page assess the results of the Iowa caucuses and reveal what is at stake in New Hampshire.…

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Majority in U.S. Want Government to Act on Home Foreclosures

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Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport discusses Americans' views on the federal government's involvement in preventing housing foreclosures and reveals differences by age, race, political party, and income.…

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State of the Union's Key Focus Syncs With Americans' Priorities

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Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that President Obama's focus on jobs and the economy in his State of the Union speech closely aligns with the issues Americans wanted him to discuss.…

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Election Matters: Topsy-Turvy GOP Contest Continues

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Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport and USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page reveal that GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich's support among national Republican voters surges again, putting him back in a tie with Mitt Romney.…

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Election Matters: Huntsman's Exit Does Not Help Others

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Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport and USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page discuss Jon Huntsman's departure from the race, Mitt Romney's increasing support, Rick Santorum's support among religious voters, and President Obama's chances of gettin…

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Slightly More Americans Prefer Obama Than GOP Steer U.S.

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Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that slightly more Americans want President Obama rather than the Republicans in Congress to have more influence over the direction of the nation.…

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Americans' Top Worries About the National Economy

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Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport discusses Americans' top concerns about the national economy and explains how Democrats' and Republicans' worries differ.…

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Obama Approval Highest in D.C., Lowest in Utah

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Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals the states where residents were most approving and least approving of President Obama in 2011.…

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Election Matters: Strengths, for Now

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Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport and USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page discuss the relative strengths of Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, and Barack Obama as the GOP presidential nomination race heads into the Florida primary and the Nevada cauc…

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Election Matters: Why Being a "Massachusetts Moderate" May Not Be Bad

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Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport and USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page reveal why being a moderate may not be a bad thing in the general election and also discuss President Barack Obama's standing amid an improving economy.…

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Obama's Approval Ratings Lowest on Deficit, Economy, Foreign Trade

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Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals President Obama's approval ratings across 11 issue areas and discusses how his rating on the economy specifically may affect his chances for re-election.…

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Majority of Americans View China as the World's Leading Economic Power

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Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that a majority of Americans believe China is the leading economic power, a significant change from 12 years ago when a majority of Americans believed the U.S. was the world's leading economic power.…

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Election Matters: Santorum's Rise and the Contraception Controversy

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Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport and USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page discuss Rick Santorum's surge in Republican registered voters' preferences for their party's presidential nominee and dissect the complicated politics of contraception.…

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Gallup Event: Religion, Wellbeing, and Health -- Part 1

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Leading experts discuss the growing evidence of a relationship between religion, wellbeing, and health at a Feb. 16, 2012, summit at the Gallup World Headquarters in Washington, D.C.…

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Gallup Event: Religion, Wellbeing, and Health -- Part 2

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Leading experts engage in a panel discussion and respond to audience questions regarding the link between religion, wellbeing, and health at a Feb. 16, 2012, summit at the Gallup World Headquarters in Washington, D.C.…

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