Behind the Numbers: International polls


Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 06/01/2012

Syria: Will Americans support military action?

Mass killings have drawn wide attention, but is there support for military action?

By Scott Clement  |  09:03 AM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  International polls

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 05/24/2012

Egyptian election: Will U.S. lose?

Will Egyptian voters cast their vote in effect against the United States and Israel?

By Scott Clement  |  09:18 AM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  International polls, Barack Obama

Posted at 06:37 PM ET, 05/02/2012

Is Obama’s chest thumping a turnoff?

Reactions to George W. Bush ad eight years ago may provide clues.

By Scott Clement  |  06:37 PM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Afghanistan, 2012 polls, International polls

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 04/26/2012

The United Nations: Do Americans still hate it?

Despite poor marks, most support a strong role for the United Nations.

By Scott Clement  |  04:38 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  International polls

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 04/19/2012

Gas prices: Global problem, domestic blame

Polls show Americans are willing to dole out plenty of domestic blame.

By Scott Clement  |  09:11 AM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Economy, International polls, 2012 polls

Posted at 07:01 PM ET, 04/11/2012

Poll: Romney weaker than Obama on foreign policy

Romney has plans to attack on foreign policy issues, but Americans trust Obama more on international affairs.

By Scott Clement  |  07:01 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, Barack Obama, International polls

Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 03/28/2012

Is Russia still America’s bogeyman?

Mitt Romney called Russia America’s “number one political foe.” Americans don’t see Russia in such negative terms.

By Scott Clement  |  06:31 PM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  International polls, Barack Obama

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Afghan people once supported war, but do they now?

An apparent killing spree and widely publicized Koran burnings threaten to alienate Afghans.

By Scott Clement  |  05:29 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  International polls, Afghanistan, Barack Obama

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 02/29/2012

North Korea widely disliked and distrusted in U.S.

Some Americans may rest easier on news that N. Korea and U.S. have struck a food-for-nukes deal. But many may be skeptical.

By Scott Clement  |  05:48 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  International polls

Posted at 07:29 PM ET, 02/22/2012

Are polls on foreign policy accurate?

“Lies, damn lies and statistics” is a jab sometimes aimed at political polls, and in the complicated business of foreign policy polling there’s plenty for people to argue over. If most Americans aren’t foreign policy wonks, are these results even meaningful?

By Scott Clement  |  07:29 PM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  International polls, Barack Obama, GOP nomination, methodology

Posted at 06:23 PM ET, 02/15/2012

America: Religious and political outlier

Religion and politics collided once again this month as religious groups objected to requirements to provide contraceptive-covering insurance. America’s widely varying levels of religious commitment make the outcome of such firestorms hard to predict.

By Scott Clement  |  06:23 PM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, GOP nomination, International polls, Presidential Approval

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 02/15/2012

Poll watcher: Libya cheers revolution; Americans hesitant on Syria, Iran

Libyans are overwhelmingly positive and optimistic about their lives and their country in a new survey by Oxford Research International.

By Scott Clement  |  12:18 PM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  International polls, Barack Obama | Tags:  Iran, Libya, Syria, Middle East

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 02/09/2012

Syria intervention? Americans may not be cheering

Syrians continue to be bombarded by President Assad’s government. Obama’s reluctance to use force jibes with the philosophy of most Americans.

By Scott Clement  |  10:07 AM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  International polls, Barack Obama

Posted at 07:23 PM ET, 02/01/2012

Does killing bad guys really help at the ballot box?

“For the first time in two decades, Osama bin Laden is not a threat to this country,” said President Obama the top of his State of the Union speech last week. Obama and his team clearly see eliminating bin Laden as a top administration achievement. But do Americans really reward at the ballot box presidents who take down their bogeyman?

By Scott Clement  |  07:23 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  International polls, Barack Obama, Presidential Approval, Voting

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 01/25/2012

Poll watcher: Domestic policy prime in 2012

A slender 9 percent of Americans say President Obama should focus on foreign policy, while 81 percent prefer a domestic focus.

By Scott Clement  |  03:05 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Congress, Economy, GOP nomination, Republican Party, International polls | Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, Economy, GOP Nomination, International Polls

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 01/18/2012

Poll watcher: Nuclear Iran a weak spot for Obama

President Obama’s most nagging challenge remains a persistently sluggish economy, but a new Washington Post-ABC News poll reveals a chink in his foreign policy armor less than 11 months before he faces voters: Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

By Scott Clement  |  02:06 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  International polls, Barack Obama, Presidential Approval

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 01/11/2012

Poll watcher: China as political punching bag

President Obama and his Republican opponent will likely address ambivalent public views about China’s economic rise.

By Scott Clement  |  05:16 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, International polls

Posted at 06:35 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Poll watcher: Huntsman’s time in China of no help in race

Jon Huntsman’s two years as ambassador to China have earned him almost no support in the race for the GOP presidential nod. Huntsman came in dead last in Tuesday’s Iowa caucuses. Do Republicans value Huntsman’s foreign policy credentials?

By Scott Clement  |  06:35 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Exit polls, International polls, Voting, GOP nomination, GOP nomination

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 12/21/2011

GOP contenders split on Iran, what about voters?

Republican presidential hopefuls clashed fiercely over Iran’s nuclear ambitions in the final debate before the Iowa caucuses, with Ron Paul staking out a position of non-intervention at odds with the others. But both sides may be out of step with GOP voters on the issue.

By Scott Clement  |  03:34 PM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  International polls, GOP nomination

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 12/14/2011

Poll watcher: Will attacks on Obama’s foreign policy hold water?

How thick is Obama’s Teflon on foreign affairs? Beyond terrorism, polls show, he may be vulnerable.

By Scott Clement  |  04:00 PM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Barack Obama, International polls, GOP nomination

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 12/07/2011

Poll watcher: Does Israel matter in U.S. elections?

Obama and Republicans have repeatedly clashed over policy towards Israel. The entire hubbub raises a critical question: How important is Israel as a voting issue?

By Scott Clement  |  05:06 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  International polls, 2012 polls, GOP nomination

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 12/02/2011

What influences public views on Iran action?

Study show that political elites’ views would significantly affect public support for military action against Iran.

By Danny Hayes  |  09:15 AM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Barack Obama, International polls

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 11/30/2011

Foreign policy poll watcher: Is Gingrich trusted with the ‘3 a.m. phone call?’

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has become a frontrunner in the race for the Republican presidential nomination by consolidating support among key GOP groups, and while some have dismissed him as another GOP “flavor of the month,” his longtime Washington ties may give him an edge over other contenders.

By Scott Clement  |  02:00 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  GOP nomination, Federal Budget Deficit, International polls

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 07/14/2011

Poll Watchers: Pew Global poll, blame for default, unemployment, mood of the country

A summary of daily polling: Pew Global poll, blame for default, unemployment, mood of the country.

By Peyton M. Craighill  |  01:06 PM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  International polls, Federal Budget Deficit

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 05/19/2011

Poll Watchers: Americans have strongly negative view of Pakistan

A vast majority of Americans say Pakistan is not a strong ally in the war on terrorism and want to cut funding there, according to a new Fox News poll.

By Peyton M. Craighill  |  01:27 PM ET, 05/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Afghanistan, International polls

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 02/01/2011

Polls: Egyptian public dissatisfied with level of freedom

The demonstrations sweeping Egypt are driven by high public dissatisfaction with levels of freedom and political participation. Public opinion polls from The Gallup Organization in Egypt in 2009 and 2010 rank the country near the bottom of the world on these key measures of democratization.

By Peyton Craighill  |  12:56 PM ET, 02/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  International polls