Behind the Numbers: 2012 polls


Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 05/16/2012

Romney’s tax, health-care proposals draw partisan reaction

Public overall tilts positive on proposal for 20-percent income tax cut.

By Scott Clement  |  08:28 AM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, Economy, Health care

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 05/03/2012

Virginia poll: Key voting groups

Polling in Virginia shows President Obama holding together key parts of his 2008 coalition. Mitt Romney has some ground to cover to match or exceed John McCain’s 2008 performance.

By Peyton M. Craighill  |  05:38 PM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia, 2012 polls

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 11:47 AM ET, 04/27/2012

Rubio’s Hispanic appeal uncertain

Sen. Marco Rubio is weaker among non-Cuban Hispanics in Florida.

By Scott Clement  |  11:47 AM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  GOP nomination, 2012 polls, Exit polls, Immigration, Republican Party | Tags:  Marco Rubio, 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 07:00 AM ET, 04/15/2012

Tea party support stable, but interest is waning

Increasing numbers say the more they hear about the movement, the less they like it.

By Scott Clement  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, Republican Party, Tea party, The Independents

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 12:17 PM ET, 04/10/2012

Romney winning struggling middle-class voters

Obama is stronger among voters who are “comfortable” or “moving up” from the middle class.

By Scott Clement  |  12:17 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, Barack Obama, Presidential Approval

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 04/10/2012

Ohio Sen. Rob Portman to stump for Romney in Pennsylvania on Thursday

The GOP rising star joins the presidential frontrunner for a campaign event in the Keystone State.

By Scott Clement  |  12:17 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, Barack Obama, Presidential Approval | Tags:  Mitt Romney, Rob Portman, Veepstakes

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 04/04/2012

Wisconsin exit polls highlights

Democrats back Santorum and Romney gets invited to tea party.

By Peyton M. Craighill and Scott Clement  |  06:30 AM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, GOP nomination, Republican Party, Exit polls, Voting

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 04/03/2012

Wisconsin, Maryland exit polls: What to watch for

Blue state Republicans, fewer evangelicals and around 6,000 Republican voters in D.C. are what’s in store for Tuesday’s primaries.

By Scott Clement  |  11:06 AM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, Exit polls, GOP nomination, Republican Party

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 03/23/2012

Friday feedback: Twitterverse offers one-word reactions to GOP candidates

We asked Twitter followers to sum up Romney, Santorum, Gingrich and Paul in a word, just as as we did in a national poll released Friday.

By Scott Clement  |  01:07 PM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, Barack Obama, GOP nomination

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 03/22/2012

Poll watcher: More Americans spurn faith talk by politicians

Nearly four in 10 Americans now say politicians talk too much about religious faith, a sentiment that has spiked in recent years among Democrats and independents, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center.

By Scott Clement  |  02:48 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Barack Obama, 2012 polls, GOP nomination, Presidential Approval

Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 03/21/2012

Romney nets double-digit Illinois win

Republican voters clashed along familiar dividing lines Tuesday, with Mitt Romney scoring a convincing win amid Illinois’ more welcoming Republican electorate.

By Jon Cohen, Scott Clement and Peyton M. Craighill  |  08:37 AM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  GOP nomination, Exit polls, 2012 polls, Republican Party, Voting

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Romney appears poised to win Illinois: A look at why

The state’s swing in his favor has less to do with changes among the state’s voters and more with his emergence as this year’s mainstream and moderate Republican choice.

By Scott Clement  |  12:26 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, Exit polls, GOP nomination, Republican Party, Voting

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 03/13/2012

Mississippi, Alabama exit polls: What to watch for

With no clear favorite in the Mississippi and Alabama GOP primaries, here are three key factors to watch in tonight’s exit polls.

By Scott Clement  |  01:39 PM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, Exit polls, GOP nomination, Republican Party, Voting | Tags:  Alabama, Mississippi, polls

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 03/08/2012

Is Gingrich primed for a Southern sweep?

Newt Gingrich had a convincing win in Georgia on Tuesday. Can he run the table in the South’s remaining March contests?

By Scott Clement  |  06:00 AM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, Exit polls, GOP nomination, Voting, Republican Party

Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 03/06/2012

Super Tuesday exit polls: an early look

In Ohio, Tennessee and Georgia, GOP electorates are shaping up to look a lot like those of four years ago, with some important differences.

By Jon Cohen, Peyton M. Craighill and Scott Clement  |  06:12 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, GOP nomination, Exit polls, Voting, Republican Party

Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 03/06/2012

Super Tuesday exit poll cheat sheet

Here’s a cheat sheet for following all Super Tuesday's voting and what to look for in the exit poll numbers as they start to trickle out this evening.

By Scott Clement  |  09:29 AM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, GOP nomination, Exit polls, Republican Party, Voting

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 03/05/2012

Romney up in Super Tuesday polls

Mitt Romney is a favorite to win Virginia, Massachusetts, Vermont, Idaho and possibly Ohio.

By Scott Clement  |  11:38 AM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, GOP nomination, Republican Party, Voting

Posted at 09:51 PM ET, 02/28/2012

‘Electability’ fuels Romney’s victory, Religion and Democrats for Rick Santorum in Michigan

Mitt Romney eked out a victory in Michigan Tuesday, beating back a stiff challenge from Rick Santorum by scoring big wins among voters looking for “experience” and those prioritizing electability.

By Jon Cohen, Peyton M. Craighill and Scott Clement  |  09:51 PM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, GOP nomination, Republican Party, Voting, Exit polls

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 02/28/2012

Michigan and Arizona exit polls: Five things to watch

Today’s contests in Arizona and Michigan are the biggest test of Rick Santorum’s staying power since beating Mitt Romney in Colorado, Missouri and Minnesota earlier this month.

By Scott Clement  |  01:26 PM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, Exit polls, GOP nomination, Republican Party, Voting

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 02/27/2012

Poll watcher: Michigan polls predict tight race

Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are running very closely in Michigan, according to the latest state polling, with Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich far behind.

By Scott Clement  |  02:48 PM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, GOP nomination, Republican Party, Voting

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 02/27/2012

‘Post-preferred’ polls: Can I trust this poll?

Now, when you use The Post’s Politics App for iPad to see the latest state polling, you’ll see a label next to each poll we’ve designated as Post preferred.

By Scott Clement  |  02:16 PM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, methodology

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 02/21/2012

Obama’s rising gas prices problem

President Obama’s improved polling numbers (and his reelection chances) are threatened by a perennial bugaboo: spiking gas prices.

By Scott Clement  |  12:34 PM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, Barack Obama, Economy, GOP nomination, Republican Party

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 02/17/2012

Poll watcher: Independents a key for Romney in Michigan?

A potentially decisive question mark lingers ahead of the Wolverine State’s Feb. 28 primary: How many political independents will show up?

By Scott Clement  |  06:00 AM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, GOP nomination, Voting, Republican Party

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 02:37 PM ET, 02/13/2012

Republicans more doubtful of Romney’s conservative bona fides

Core Republican groups are increasingly skeptical of Romney’s conservative credentials, especially those who agree with the tea party movement.

By Scott Clement  |  02:37 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  GOP nomination, 2012 polls, Republican Party

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 02/06/2012

Romney leads big in poll as GOP base splinters

Mitt Romney holds a wide lead over other GOP contenders in a new Washington Post-ABC News national poll, but his support continues to lag among core Republican constituencies.

By Scott Clement  |  12:01 AM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, GOP nomination, Republican Party, Voting

Posted at 08:19 PM ET, 01/31/2012

What’s behind Romney’s romp?

Mitt Romney scored a decisive win in Florida’s primary Tuesday by regaining momentum on electability and neutralizing major weaknesses.

By Jon Cohen, Peyton M. Craighill and Scott Clement  |  08:19 PM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, Exit polls, GOP nomination, Voting, Republican Party

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 01/31/2012

Florida exit polls: Five things to watch

It’s in the 70s and sunny in Tampa Bay as Florida voters head to the polls. Here are our top five factors to watch as exit poll results start rolling in.

By Scott Clement  |  01:14 PM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, GOP nomination, Exit polls, Republican Party, Voting

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 01/27/2012

Poll watcher: Romney leads Gingrich in Florida

Romney leads Gingrich by 38 to 29 percent in the Florida Republican primary contest, according to a Quinnipiac University poll.

By Scott Clement  |  09:25 AM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, GOP nomination, Voting, Republican Party | Tags:  2012 polls, GOP nomination, Republican Party, Voting

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 01/23/2012

Poll watcher: Newt Gingrich surges in national polls

One week ago, Mitt Romney amassed a record 23-point lead in Gallup tracking polls. But in the latest poll, Romney holds a tenuous five-point edge over Newt Gingrich.

By Scott Clement  |  01:25 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  GOP nomination, Race, Republican Party, 2012 polls

Posted at 09:52 PM ET, 01/21/2012

Debates, late deciders propel Gingrich to win in South Carolina

Newt Gingrich posted a double-digit victory in Saturday’s South Carolina primary, with late deciders delivering a clear rebuke to Mitt Romney, the one-time-front-runner.

By Jon Cohen, Peyton M. Craighill and Scott Clement  |  09:52 PM ET, 01/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, GOP nomination, Republican Party, Voting, Exit polls

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/21/2012

South Carolina primary exit polls: Five key factors

Here are five factors that seem key going into South Carolina primary day.

By Scott Clement  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, GOP nomination, Republican Party, Voting

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 01/20/2012

Newt Gingrich surging against Mitt Romney in South Carolina

The latest horserace polls out of South Carolina show Newt Gingrich surging in advance of Saturday’s Republican primary.

By Scott Clement  |  11:57 AM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, GOP nomination, Republican Party, Voting

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

Newt Gingrich’s tea party stalwarts hold strong

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich’s support has been nearly cut in half since December and the falloff has been broad based, with relatively even declines among all stripes of Republicans — save one group: strong tea party supporters.

By Peyton M. Craighill  |  02:06 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, GOP nomination, Republican Party

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 01/18/2012

Poll shows Ron Paul’s strengths and weaknesses in GOP primary

Texas Rep. Ron Paul earns 16 percent support for the Republican nomination in the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll, statistically unchanged from 15 percent in December and in the same range as Newt Gingrich (17 percent) and Rick Santorum (13 percent). Frontrunner Mitt Romney leads with 35 percent.

By Scott Clement  |  01:51 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  GOP nomination, 2012 polls, Republican Party

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 01/17/2012

Tea party opposed by half of Americans

Fully half of Americans oppose the tea party political movement in a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

By Scott Clement  |  12:24 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, GOP nomination, Presidential Approval, The Independents, Republican Party

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 01/12/2012

Poll watcher: Mormons in America, rich vs. poor and S.C. polls

A survey of Mormons in America finds the group is highly religious and happy in their lives but also concerned with perceptions of their faith.

By Scott Clement  |  03:27 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  GOP nomination, 2012 polls, methodology

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 06:00 AM ET, 01/11/2012

New Hampshire primary: 10 key exit poll results

Beneath Romney’s double-digit victory in New Hampshire, exit polls show a very different Republican electorate from last week’s Iowa caucuses. Here are the top 10 findings from an exit poll of voters conducted at 40 polling places across the state.

By Jon Cohen, Peyton M. Craighill and Scott Clement  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, Exit polls, GOP nomination, Voting

Posted at 08:11 PM ET, 01/10/2012

How Romney won the New Hampshire primary

Romney swept to a big win in New Hampshire, with significant strength among the Republican base, and a big advantage as the most electable GOP candidate.

By Jon Cohen, Peyton M. Craighill and Scott Clement  |  08:11 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, Exit polls, GOP nomination, Voting

Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 01/10/2012

New Hampshire exit polls: where to follow them

Follow Post Polling analysis of exit poll data from tonight’s New Hampshire Primary on the Post’s Election 2012 blog and @postpolls on Twitter.

By Scott Clement  |  05:03 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, GOP nomination, Exit polls, Voting

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 01/10/2012

New Hampshire primary exit polls: What to watch for

Exit polls in New Hampshire will offer a look at how primary voters made their decision. Here are five key factors to watch in tonight’s results.

By Scott Clement  |  02:46 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, Exit polls, GOP nomination, Voting

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Poll watcher: Romney slips in N.H.; Paul and Huntsman battle for second place

Mitt Romney’s wide lead in New Hampshire has shrunk in the past week, according to the Suffolk/7News tracking poll.

By Scott Clement  |  03:20 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  GOP nomination, Voting, 2012 polls, 2012 polls

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 01/06/2012

Poll watcher: Romney, Santorum surge in S.C.; Gingrich drops

Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum have gained support in South Carolina while Newt Gingrich has taken a nose dive, according to a new poll by CNN and Time magazine.

By Scott Clement  |  02:59 PM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  GOP nomination, methodology, Economy, 2012 polls, 2012 polls

Posted at 01:28 AM ET, 01/04/2012

Iowa caucus exposes party fissures

The three candidates at the top of the Iowa Republican caucus results have distinct constituencies, ones that echo broader divisions within the GOP.

By Jon Cohen, Peyton M. Craighill and Scott Clement  |  01:28 AM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, GOP nomination, Exit polls, Voting

Posted at 10:25 PM ET, 01/03/2012

Ron Paul and Mitt Romney: 2012 vs. 2008 in Iowa

Results for the Iowa caucuses were razor thin with Mitt Romney, Ron Paul and Rick Santorum battling for the top spot. The repeat contenders, Paul and Romney have seen some big shifts, but also eerie consistency.

By Peyton M. Craighill  |  10:25 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, GOP nomination, Voting, Exit polls

Posted at 09:47 PM ET, 01/03/2012

Evangelicals less united in 2012 caucuses

Early entrance polls show evangelical Christians making up a majority of Republican caucus-goers in Iowa, similar to 2008 when 60 percent of caucus-goers were evangelicals and helped turn the tide in favor of Mike Huckabee. This year, though, evangelicals are less united behind any of the GOP contenders.

By Scott Clement  |  09:47 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, GOP nomination, Voting, Exit polls

Posted at 08:31 PM ET, 01/03/2012

Early Iowa entrance poll findings

Early entrance poll numbers -- which may or may not be representative of the electorate -- show a higher share of independents and moderates than in 2008, as well as a little older electorate.

By Jon Cohen  |  08:31 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  GOP nomination, 2012 polls, Voting, Exit polls

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 12/30/2011

Poll watcher: Republican problems with Hispanic voters larger than ever

Fresh numbers from the Pew Hispanic Center show that Republicans have made little progress since 2008 in courting a fast-growing Hispanic voting bloc.

By Scott Clement  |  02:44 PM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, GOP nomination, Immigration

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 12/29/2011

Poll watcher: Obama seen as liberal; Hispanics in 2012, Iowa roundup

57 percent majority of Americans see president’s political views as liberal, versus 23 percent who see him as a moderate and 15 percent as conservative, according to a USA Today/Gallup poll released Thursday.

By Scott Clement  |  11:39 AM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, Barack Obama, GOP nomination, methodology, Immigration

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 12/20/2011

Paul stronger in new poll, but challenges await

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds Texas Rep. Ron Paul’s support has spiked among some key Republican groups.

By Scott Clement  |  06:02 PM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  GOP nomination, 2012 polls

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/20/2011

Poll: Paul as third party candidate could doom GOP in 2012

Should Ron Paul fall short of winning the GOP nod and opt to run as a third-party candidate, a Post-ABC news poll finds he could seriously shake up the 2012 political calculus, largely to Obama’s benefit.

By Scott Clement  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, GOP nomination

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 12/16/2011

Poll watcher: Gingrich slides in national, Iowa polls

Newt Gingrich's support in the race for the Republican presidential nomination has fallen quickly since early December.

By Scott Clement  |  12:13 PM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  GOP nomination, 2012 polls, Barack Obama

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 12/14/2011

Poll watcher: GOP voters still unsure of candidates

Three weeks before the first contest in the GOP primary race, most Republican voters have yet to fully commit to any one candidate.

By Scott Clement  |  11:29 AM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  GOP nomination, 2012 polls

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 12/13/2011

Poll watcher: Swing states less friendly to Obama in 2012

A poll of 12 swing states finds the Republican Party in a stronger position than in 2008, when Obama ran the table in each contest.

By Scott Clement  |  02:34 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, Barack Obama

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 12/09/2011

Poll watcher: Fire Congress, but not my congressman

A record high 76 percent of Americans say most members of Congress don’t deserve to be re-elected.

By Scott Clement  |  03:37 PM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Congress, 2012 polls

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 12/08/2011

Poll watcher: Republican enthusiasm gap shrinks

The wide gap in voter enthusiasm that favored Republicans in September has been more than halved, according to a new Gallup poll.

By Scott Clement  |  12:40 PM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 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 02:49 PM ET, 11/18/2011

Poll watcher: Is Gingrich competitive with Obama? Most want compromise on supercommittee

Newt Gingrich’s rise in the GOP nomination race begs a key question: How would he fare against the president?

By Scott Clement  |  02:49 PM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, GOP nomination, Federal Budget Deficit, Congress

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 11/17/2011

Poll watcher: Gingrich rides tea party surge; Obama trails Romney in N. H.

Gingrich’s support peaks at 35 percent among tea party supporters in a Fox News poll, twice as many who supported him in October (17 percent).

By Scott Clement  |  12:11 PM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  GOP nomination, 2012 polls

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 10/20/2011

Poll watcher: Most say Obama is a liberal; courting the religious vote in 2012; GOP ‘horserace’; bike sharing

Fully 62 percent of Americans say President Obama is liberal, while 16 percent see him as a moderate and 18 percent as conservative.

By Scott Clement  |  12:58 PM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  GOP nomination, 2012 polls, Barack Obama, D.C.

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 10/14/2011

Poll watcher: Almost half say Iran is “enemy,” and more of today’s top polls

The American public has an extraordinarily low opinion of the Persian nation; top GOP candidates trail a “generic Republican” against Obama.

By Scott Clement  |  11:46 AM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  GOP nomination, 2012 polls

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 10/04/2011

Poll: Mitt Romney’s electability

Former Mass. governor Mitt Romney no longer faces a basic question that undercut his candidacy four years ago -- the threshold issue of electability. In the fall of 2007, more people said they definitely would not vote for him in a general election than would consider him, but those numbers have now flipped in the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll.

By Peyton M. Craighill  |  11:00 AM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, GOP nomination

Posted at 05:59 PM ET, 09/28/2011

#Pollwatch: Chris Christie unknown to many Americans; 2012 race tight in Pa. and Ohio; tea party less popular

Polls this year show many people have no opinion at all about the New Jersey governor.

By Scott Clement  |  05:59 PM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  GOP nomination, 2012 polls

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 09/26/2011

#Pollwatch: Romney and Perry, Florida straw poll, government satisfaction and following local news

A daily summary of polling.

By Peyton M. Craighill and Scott Clement  |  01:45 PM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, GOP nomination

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 09/15/2011

Gallup: Disapproval of Obama ticks up among Jews

Fully four in 10 Jews now disapprove of the way President Obama is doing his job, according to the latest numbers from the Gallup tracking poll.

By Jon Cohen  |  01:23 PM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 08/19/2011

Will Obama lose the battle but win the war in 2012?

With dwindling prospects of a booming recovery by next year’s election, Obama might pursue a new strategy.

By Scott Clement  |  10:26 AM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, Barack Obama

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 08/17/2011

Unemployment rate fell in election swing states from 2010-2011

President Obama’s electoral fate may lie in how bad the economy feels in key states come November 2012.

By Scott Clement  |  04:17 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, Barack Obama

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 08/11/2011

Obama reelect numbers soften, poll says

Obama’s political standing is weaker in the aftermath of the fierce debt negotiations, especially among liberals. There’s also stronger opposition than support for a second term among swing voting groups who backed him in 2008, including independents and women.

By Scott Clement  |  04:54 PM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, Barack Obama, Economy

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Poll watchers: Debt deal fallout, swing-state polling, consumer spending

A summary of daily polling: Debt deal fallout, swing-state polling, consumer spending

By Scott Clement and Peyton M. Craighill  |  05:37 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Economy, Federal Budget Deficit, 2012 polls, Barack Obama

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Obama set to turn 50, with sub-50 approval ratings

President Obama turns 50 tomorrow, but a less enviable milestone awaits: absent a dramatic one-night upturn, Aug. 4 will mark 60 days with job approval ratings under 50 percent in Gallup daily tracking polls.

By Jon Cohen and Scott Clement  |  12:20 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Presidential Approval, 2012 polls

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 08/02/2011

Tea party Republicans grow fond of Boehner, maintain focus on 2012

Poll finds a majority of Republicans who agree with the tea party movement give the House speaker J positive reviews for his role in debt negotiations.

By Scott Clement  |  11:20 AM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, Tea party, Federal Budget Deficit

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 07/28/2011

Poll Watchers: Obama vs. generic Republican, the deficit, rating congressional leaders, the GOP nomination and wine vs. beer

A summary of daily polling at The Washington Post.

By Peyton M. Craighill  |  01:27 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Congress, Federal Budget Deficit, GOP nomination, Tea party, 2012 polls

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/21/2011

Obama, Romney neck and neck in 2012; other Republicans trail president

President Obama and Mitt Romney, the frontrunner for the Republican nomination, split 49 percent to 47 percent among registered voters in a hypothetical 2012 matchup in a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

By Scott Clement  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, GOP nomination

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 05/27/2011

Poll Watchers: Rick Perry for president, Wall Street Republicans

A summary of daily polling.

By Scott Clement  |  02:29 PM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 05/26/2011

Poll Watchers: The changing GOP field, New Hampshire primary, Florida warms to Obama, Medicaid and politics

A summary of daily polling.

By Scott Clement  |  11:31 AM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, Barack Obama, Health care

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 05/17/2011

Poll Watchers: Republican primary positioning, U.S. strength in the world and vacation plans

A summary of daily polling

By Peyton M. Craighill  |  11:57 AM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, GOP nomination

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 04/26/2011

Poll Watchers: Egypt, baby boomers, the Royal Wedding and Haley Barbour

A daily round-up of public polling.

By Peyton M. Craighill  |  10:57 AM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, GOP nomination

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 04/19/2011

Obama and 2012: approval down, but little enthusiasm for GOP field

Early in President Obama’s re-election bid, he’s running ahead of each of the seven potential Republican challengers tested in the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll.

By Peyton M. Craighill  |  09:07 AM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, Barack Obama, GOP nomination

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 04/11/2011

Poll Watchers: Budget debate fallout, Trump bump, Civil War continued and Mitt Romney

A daily round-up of national public opinion polling

By Peyton M. Craighill  |  10:57 AM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Congress, Federal Budget Deficit, 2012 polls, GOP nomination

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 03/30/2011

Poll Watchers: the Trump card, Afghanistan, Obama and the birthers, the economy and nuclear energy

New polling on Donald Trump and the 2012 election, the war in Afghanistan, President Obama and the birthers, declining views of the economy and support for new nuclear power plants.

By Peyton M. Craighill  |  05:40 PM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, Afghanistan, Barack Obama, Economy, GOP nomination

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 03/30/2011

Poll Watchers: New polls on government shutdown, budget debate, GOP 2012

New polling on a possible governement shutdown, Obama’s approval ratings, polling in Florida, Republican primary standings, support for military action in Libya and new interest.

By Peyton M. Craighill  |  05:40 PM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, Barack Obama, Federal Budget Deficit

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 03/30/2011

Poll Watchers: Florida governor ratings, gas prices, Huckabee continues to lead, government shutdown

A review of polling on a potential government shutdown, Florida governor Rick Scott’s declining ratings, gas prices and Mike Huckabee continues to lead GOP field in name recognition.

By Peyton M. Craighill  |  05:40 PM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Federal Budget Deficit, 2012 polls

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 03/23/2011

2012: Obama runs ahead in generic Pew poll

President Obama runs ahead of an unnamed Republican opponent by 47 to 37 percent in a new Pew poll.

By Peyton M. Craighill  |  01:44 PM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, Barack Obama, GOP nomination

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 03/22/2011

Haley Barbour, man of the South

Almost six in 10 Republican and GOP-leaning independents are unable to rate Haley Barbour, placing him in the same company as other GOP hopefuls such as former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty, the outgoing ambassador to China Jon Huntsman and Indiana governor Mitch Daniels.

By Peyton M. Craighill  |  11:45 AM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, GOP nomination

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 02/02/2011

Romney, not Huntsman, top choice among Utah GOP

Utah Republicans overwhelmingly favor Mitt Romney over Jon Huntsman, Jr. when it comes to who they would like to see as a Republican presidential candidate, according to a January statewide survey.

By Jon Cohen  |  08:15 AM ET, 02/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, 2012 polls | Tags:  2012 polls, Jon Huntsman, Jr., Mitt Romney, Utah poll