Post Politics: Polls


Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 04/04/2014

How much does your state trust the government? See this map.

Illinoisans are -- by a country mile -- the least trustful of their state government.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:20 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Polls

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 12/30/2013

Republicans growing more skeptical about evolution

The percentage of Republicans who believe in evolution has dropped 11 points in four years.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:32 AM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Polls, Republican Party

Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 12/30/2013

Afghanistan war more unpopular than Vietnam

A CNN/Opinion Research poll shows just 17 percent of Americans support the effort, while 82 percent oppose it.

By Aaron Blake  |  09:29 AM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Afghanistan, Foreign policy, Polls

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 12/16/2013

Members of Congress viewed worse than car salespeople

Just 8 percent of Americans say members of Congress are highly ethical, according to a new poll.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:01 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, Polls

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 12/12/2013

Tea party hits a new low

Among political moderates, 34 percent view the movement favorably, while 54 percent view it unfavorably.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:32 AM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Polls, tea party

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 12/11/2013

Poll: Christie leads GOP pack ahead of 2016

The New Jersey governor’s national stock is high.

By Sean Sullivan  |  03:29 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Poll: More Americans dislike Iran deal than support it

Democrats support the deal 50-27 percent, but Republicans oppose it 58-14 percent.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:14 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  iran, Polls

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 12/04/2013

Few uninsured young people say they’ll sign up for Obamacare

Obamacare needs young people to sign up, but fewer than three and 10 say they are likely to do so.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:41 AM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare, Polls

Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 11/25/2013

Poll: 4 in 10 say Obama an effective leader

That’s down from 52 percent just five months ago.

By Aaron Blake  |  08:28 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Polls, White House

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Poll: 62 percent believe broader plot killed Kennedy

Most Americans are conspiracy theorists when it comes to John F. Kennedy.

By Peyton M. Craighill  |  03:48 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Polls

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Congress’s approval rating hits new low: 9 percent

Congress is now in the single digits.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:26 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, Polls

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 09/04/2013

Poll: Spitzer, Stringer neck and neck in New York City comptroller race

With six days to go until the election, the race for the Democratic nomination for New York City comptroller is very tight.

By Sean Sullivan  |  01:22 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 09/03/2013

Poll: Bill de Blasio pulling away in New York City mayor’s race

By Sean Sullivan  |  04:30 PM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 08/30/2013

Half of Americans oppose broad military action in Syria, poll finds

Public tilts in favor of limited missile strikes, but wants congressional approval before taking action.

By Scott Clement  |  09:23 AM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, Polls, Syria

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 08/28/2013

NYC mayor poll: de Blasio on verge of avoiding Democratic runoff

Bill de Blasio could avoid a runoff in the NYC mayor's race.

By Sean Sullivan  |  03:12 PM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 07/22/2013

Zimmerman verdict: 86 percent of African Americans disapprove

African Americans recoil at verdict in state trial, while 51 percent of whites approve of verdict

By Jon Cohen  |  12:02 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George Zimmerman, Polls, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 07/15/2013

Gallup agrees to $10.5 million settlement with Justice Department

The settlement includes no acknowledgement of wrongdoing from Gallup.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:19 AM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Polls

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 06/13/2013

Poll: Tancredo neck-and-neck with Hickenlooper

The once widely popular governor looks like he may have a real reelection race on his hands.

By Sean Sullivan  |  01:30 PM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Polls

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 06/10/2013

Hillary Clinton's favorability drops in another poll

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has slipped a bit in polls, although she remains one of the more popular political figures in the country.

By Rachel Weiner  |  10:43 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 05/31/2013

Large majority opposes U.S. action in Syria, poll finds

Surveys find low attention and certainty that Syria used chemical weapons in conflict

By Scott Clement  |  12:48 PM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Polls, Syria

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 05/30/2013

Poll: Americans want special prosecutor for IRS scandal

Across partisan lines, Americans agree that a special prosecutor should investigate the targeting of conservatives and the Internal Revenue Service, a new Quinnipiac poll finds.

By Rachel Weiner and Scott Clement  |  10:00 AM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  IRS, Polls

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 02/19/2013

USA Today replaces Gallup with Pew

The newspaper ended a decades-long relationship with Gallup last month.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:56 PM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Polls

Posted at 10:15 PM ET, 02/12/2013

Obama: Overwhelming majorities support background checks

Here's what polls find NRA members think about universal background checks

By Scott Clement  |  10:15 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Guns, Polls, State of the Union

Posted at 06:26 PM ET, 11/06/2012

An electoral safari through the American wild

Foreign election administrators embarked on one great American tradition: the road trip.

By Jessica Goldstein  |  06:26 PM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  election 2012, polls, voting

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 11/06/2012

Watching the exit polls

What can exit polls tell us and why do we need to be careful when using them in election coverage.

By Bethonie Butler  |  03:18 PM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2012 election, calling the election, election 2012, election results, exit polling, exit polls, exits

Posted at 07:32 AM ET, 09/26/2012

New poll shows Obama with widening lead in Ohio, Florida

NYT/CBS/Qunnipiac poll has Obama up by 10 points in Ohio, 9 points in Florida.

By Natalie Jennings  |  07:32 AM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 03/08/2012

Who’s winning the women’s vote? (Thursday’s Trail Mix)

TRAIL MIX | There wasn’t a big gender gap in Tuesday’s primaries, but if you dig a little deeper, there’s some bad news for Rick Santorum.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  08:48 AM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Santorum, Super Tuesday, polls, Republican Party, Mitt Romney, presidentail election

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 01/31/2012

Florida GOP primary: What to watch for in the exit polls

The Post polling team has the details on what to keep your eye on tonight.

By Scott Clement  |  03:17 PM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  florida primary, exit polls, presidential election, mitt romney, newt gingrich

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 10/10/2011

Herman Cain finished second in independent New Hampshire Poll

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  02:14 PM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Herman Cain, Republicans, Polls