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Most Americans Agree With The Charges Against Officers For Freddie Gray's Death

(101) Comments | Posted May 4, 2015 | 4:26 PM

Majority Says It Was ‘Right Decision’ to Charge Baltimore Police Officers

A majority of Americans back the decision to bring criminal charges against six Baltimore police officers for the death of Freddie Gray, a...

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More White Americans Are Noticing A Pattern To The Way Police Treat Black Men

(489) Comments | Posted May 1, 2015 | 12:33 PM

Americans say by a 9-point margin that Freddie Gray's death in Baltimore wasn't an isolated incident, but rather part of a broader pattern in how black men are treated by police, according to a HuffPost/YouGov poll conducted before Maryland's state attorney announced Friday that...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Polls Still Show Rising Support For Same Sex Marriage

(13) Comments | Posted May 1, 2015 | 8:36 AM

Pollsters measure and contemplate the rapid rise in support for same sex marriage. Democrats continue to dominate among Millennials. And there's a "reality gap" in perceptions of the ACA. This is HuffPollster for Friday, May 1, 2015.

SUPPORT FOR SAME-SEX MARRIAGE REMAINS HIGH - Quinnipiac University Poll: "American voters support...

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Republicans Are Now Seen As The More Extreme Party

(592) Comments | Posted April 28, 2015 | 3:34 PM

In a shift of opinion since the 2014 midterms, Americans now consider the Republican Party more extreme than the Democratic Party, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds.

In the days just after the GOP retook the Senate last November, Americans were evenly split as to which...

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Republicans Overwhelmingly Think Their Party Was Justified In Opposing Loretta Lynch

(237) Comments | Posted April 27, 2015 | 5:07 PM

Senate Republicans who opposed Loretta Lynch's nomination as attorney general lost the battle to keep her from being confirmed, but many Americans, including the vast majority of their party, think they were justified in disputing her nomination for political reasons.

In a new HuffPost/YouGov poll,...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Has Rubio Really Jumped To The Head Of The GOP Pack?

(139) Comments | Posted April 24, 2015 | 9:27 AM

Marco Rubio is the latest Republican to get a modest horse race poll bounce, but will it last? Support for same sex marriage hits another new high. And Chris Christie has a bad week. This is HuffPollster for Friday, April 24, 2015.

Presidential aspirants can get poll "bounces" when they...

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Same-Sex Marriage Heads To The Supreme Court With Record Public Support

(190) Comments | Posted April 23, 2015 | 2:33 PM

With the Supreme Court taking up same-sex marriage next week, support for protection of marriage equality is as high as it's ever been with 61 percent of Americans in favor, according to a new Washington Post/ABC poll.

The survey also finds specific support for same-sex...

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Here's What Americans Think Of The 2016 Campaign Logos

(74) Comments | Posted April 20, 2015 | 3:48 PM

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) may be polling in the middle of the pack in early primary states, but his logo is faring considerably better: 63 percent of Americans say they like Cruz's flame design, according to a new YouGov poll.

Just like...

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Republicans Are Enthusiastic About Scott Walker, Divided On Jeb Bush

(122) Comments | Posted April 17, 2015 | 4:33 PM

Republicans are most enthusiastic about the prospects of nominating Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for president, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds, but they're open to rallying around a number of potential candidates -- with the possible exception of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

Members of the party are generally...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: How Inevitable Is Hillary Clinton?

(104) Comments | Posted April 17, 2015 | 8:09 AM

This week the polling analysts were ready to dissect Hillary Clinton's prospects for the White House. Scott Walker's approval rating fell in Wisconsin. And the debate over telephone versus online samples is far from over. This is HuffPollster for Friday, April 17, 2015.


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Scott Walker's Approval Drops In Wisconsin

(728) Comments | Posted April 16, 2015 | 4:13 PM

Wisconsin voters' opinions of Gov. Scott Walker (R) have slipped since last fall, a new Marquette University Law School survey finds.

Forty-one percent now approve of Walker's performance, while 56 percent disapprove. In October, 49 percent approved and 47 percent disapproved.

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Police Body Cameras Receive Near-Universal Support In Poll

(76) Comments | Posted April 16, 2015 | 1:20 PM

Americans may be deeply divided over race relations, police brutality and the criminal justice system, but their support for police body cameras remains nearly universal.

In a new YouGov/Economist poll, 88 percent of Americans support police officers wearing body cameras, with 56 percent strongly favoring the...

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Republican Voters Aren't Thrilled With The Way Their Party Picks Candidates

(159) Comments | Posted April 14, 2015 | 4:09 PM

The state of the 2016 Democratic and Republican primaries couldn't look more different. The Republican field is crowded with more than a dozen potential candidates, each at 15 percent or below in the polls. Meanwhile, the Democratic primary is effectively dominated by Hillary Clinton, who's coasted...

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Poll: Most Democrats Are Ready For Hillary

(105) Comments | Posted April 13, 2015 | 6:27 PM

WASHINGTON -- Democrats are largely happy to have Hillary Clinton as their all-but-anointed frontrunner, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll conducted Friday through Sunday.

A 57 percent majority of Democrats and independents who lean towards the Democratic Party say Clinton, who announced her candidacy on Sunday, is their...

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Bostonians Differ With Fellow Americans On How To Punish Marathon Bomber

(15) Comments | Posted April 10, 2015 | 4:38 PM

WASHINGTON -- Most Americans want to see convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentenced to death, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds.

Fifty-four percent said that Tsarnaev should receive the death penalty, while 32 percent would rather see him sentenced to life in prison without the possibility...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: A Second Look At Clinton's Swing State Numbers

(100) Comments | Posted April 10, 2015 | 8:32 AM

General election horse race questions may rise and fall, but they have little predictive value 18 months before an election. The Conservatives pull slightly ahead of Labour in the UK elections. And Americans are less likely to complain that the government isn't doing enough for the environment under the Obama...

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Most Americans Are Still Pretty Worried About Their Finances

(42) Comments | Posted April 9, 2015 | 6:19 PM

Views of the nation's economy, long underwater, have generally shown signs of recovering in 2015. A CNBC poll released Tuesday found views of the economy at an eight-year high. Gallup, which regularly tracks economic confidence, found Americans starting the year with positive opinions for the first...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Hillary Clinton Takes A Slight Dip In Swing States

(376) Comments | Posted April 9, 2015 | 7:40 AM

Hillary Clinton loses a few percentage points in general election matchups in three swing states. Americans want a deal with Iran, but have doubts the deal will be good. And pollsters take candidates at their word, except when they don't. This is HuffPollster for Thursday, April 9, 2015.


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HUFFPOLLSTER: Can Rand Paul Win The GOP Nomination?

(37) Comments | Posted April 8, 2015 | 8:10 AM

Pollsters consider the prospects for Rand Paul's candidacy. A plurality of Americans say current drug sentencing laws are too harsh. And Americans are more independent than ever, but not really. This is HuffPollster for Wednesday, April 8, 2015.


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Many Americans Say Drug Sentencing Is Too Harsh

(33) Comments | Posted April 7, 2015 | 6:19 PM

Americans are generally supportive of President Barack Obama's recent decision to commute the sentences of 22 prisoners serving long prison terms for non-violent drug offenses, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds.

Forty-six percent of respondents said they approve of the commutations, which were granted to inmates who'd...

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