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Gallup: Obama wants the Bump, but the Voters won't give him the Bump

February 1, 2011 politisite 0

Gallup Daily tracking finds no change in President Obama’s job approval rating after his State of the Union address. The president’s 50% average for the week ending Sunday, Jan. 30, matches the prior week’s rating, which was the highest weekly average for Obama since May. Those who watched or saw coverage of the president’s State of the Union address on Jan. 25 generally gave it positive reviews. The speech does […]

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Gallup: GOP Net Positive Favorability for First Time Since 2005

January 27, 2011 politisite 0

PRINCETON, NJ — Americans’ opinions of the Republican Party have improved to the point where now more have a favorable than unfavorable opinion of the party. The last time more Americans viewed the GOP more positively than negatively was in 2005. These results are based on a USA Today/Gallup poll conducted Jan. 14-16. For the early part of the 2000s, Americans had a net-positive image of the Republican Party. That […]

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“The Lens of Deep Suspicion.” Why Americans disapprove of Congress.

December 26, 2010 politisite 0

Blog Spotlight Rule 22 Most Americans disapprove of Congress and have for a long time. However, today Congress matched its historic best in disappointing US citizens. Gallup released a poll today showing that only 13% of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing (Matching its worst approval ever is a statistic according to Gallup. In 2008, Congress managed 9% approval in a different poll). While 13% is low, it isn’t […]

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Gallup Generic May Point to Double-Digit GOP Lead

October 1, 2010 politisite 0

Gallup has held out quite a long time from imposing a likely voter screen on its generic ballot, but that will be coming to an end next week.  The pollster suggests that this could result in a massive swing toward the GOP, perhaps even showing a double-digit GOP win: Additionally, preliminary modeling of the likely electorate using Gallup’s traditional likely voter questions (more on this next week) suggests that if […]

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Democrats Disproportionately Anti-Religious

September 12, 2010 politisite 0

About 9 out of 10 Republicans are non-Hispanic whites, and more than half of these are highly religious. That compares with 62% of the Democratic rank-and-file that is white and largely less religious, with blacks and Hispanics making up a much more substantial part of that party’s base. These results are based on aggregated data from more than 220,000 Americans surveyed from early January through Aug. 15 of this year […]

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GOP Takes Unprecedented 10-Point Lead on Generic Ballot

August 30, 2010 politisite 0

PRINCETON, NJ — Generic Ballot lead by 51% to 41% among registered voters in Gallup weekly tracking of 2010 congressional voting preferences. The 10-percentage-point lead is the GOP’s largest so far this year and is its largest in Gallup’s history of tracking the midterm generic ballot for Congress. These results are based on aggregated data from registered voters surveyed Aug. 23-29 as part of Gallup Daily tracking. This marks the […]

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GOP out to biggest generic ballot leads in history

August 16, 2010 politisite 0

The most amazing thing about this? When Democrats tell people that voters hate the GOP as much as they hate them, they’re not blowing smoke. That’s basically true. In fact, in many polls, the Republican Party’s favorables are still lower than the Democrats’. And even so: Biggest generic ballot lead … in history. That’s how popular Hopenchange is. The flip side of that calculus, of course: Imagine what the lead […]