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Americans Are More Positive About The Economy Than They've Been In Seven Years, Poll Finds

(27) Comments | Posted December 23, 2014 | 1:26 PM

Americans have a positive view of the economy for the first time since September 2007, according to a CNN/ORC poll released Tuesday. The poll found a sharp uptick in optimism in the final months of 2014.

Fifty-one percent of Americans now say economic conditions are "somewhat" or "very"...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Most Approve Of Reestablishing Relations With Cuba

(2) Comments | Posted December 23, 2014 | 8:26 AM

Americans approve of the possibility for warming relations with Cuba. Back home, few expect the new Congress to change anything. And most Americans think Sony overreacted by canceling The Interview. This is HuffPollster for Tuesday, December 23, 2014.

CBS: SUPPORT FOR NORMALIZING CUBA RELATIONS - Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto,...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Remembering Mike Mokrzycki

(0) Comments | Posted December 22, 2014 | 8:38 AM

Americans' worries about race relations increase dramatically. Hillary Clinton's huge primary lead dips slightly. And we remember pollster and journalist Mike Mokrzycki. This is HuffPollster for Monday, December 22, 2014.

REMEMBERING MIKE MOKRZYCKI - On Friday evening, political polling lost a gentle giant, and HuffPollster lost a dear friend. Michael...

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Americans Aren't Quite As Comfortable As Dick Cheney With The CIA's Wrongful Detentions

(206) Comments | Posted December 19, 2014 | 12:25 PM

Most Americans agree with former Vice President Dick Cheney's sentiments on the CIA's post-9/11 detention program: "Bad guys who got out and released" and returned to the battlefield are more of a concern than "a few that, in fact, were innocent" and detained, Cheney said on "Meet the...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Most New Yorkers Disagree With Eric Garner Decision

(1) Comments | Posted December 19, 2014 | 6:53 AM

A majority of New York State thinks the police officer should have been charged in the Eric Garner case. Most Americans support ACA’s employer mandate. And Americans are still mostly gloomy about the economy, but pessimism about government dysfunction has narrowed slightly. This is HuffPollster for Friday, December 19, 2014.

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Americans Open To Warmer Relations With Cuba

(4) Comments | Posted December 18, 2014 | 8:32 AM

Before President Obama's announcement on Cuba, Americans were largely open to re-establishing relations with Cuba, but opinions among Cuban-Americans may be more complicated. And the American Dream isn't what it used to be. This is HuffPollster for Thursday, December 18, 2014.

RECENT SUPPORT FOR RE-ESTABLISHING CUBA RELATIONS - HuffPollster: "Most...

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Polls Show Support For U.S. To Re-Establish Ties With Cuba

(41) Comments | Posted December 17, 2014 | 5:30 PM

Most Americans, including Hispanics, think the U.S. should re-establish diplomatic and trade relations with Cuba, according to a poll conducted by The New York Times.

The survey, conducted in October, found that 56 percent of Americans favored re-establishing ties with Cuba, while 29 percent oppose doing so. After...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Looking At 2016 Polls? Here Are A Few Things To Keep In Mind

(11) Comments | Posted December 17, 2014 | 8:06 AM

A flurry of presidential polling still finds support for Hillary Clinton among Democrats and no clear GOP frontrunner. The Republican Party's image is considerably improved post-election. And Americans are starting to hear better news about jobs. This is HuffPollster for Wednesday, December 17, 2014.

2016 PRIMARY POLLS - National pollsters...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Polls Differ On Whether Torture Can Be Justified

(10) Comments | Posted December 16, 2014 | 9:05 AM

How you ask about the CIA's torture program matters. An analysis of 2014 polling finds no evidence likely voter screens created false trends. And Republicans and Democrats agree on one thing: They all hate Congress. This is HuffPollster for Tuesday, December 16, 2014.

'ABOUT HALF' SAY CIA INTERROGATION JUSTIFIED IN...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Americans Judge Many Torture Tactics Unacceptable

(0) Comments | Posted December 15, 2014 | 8:31 AM

Americans feel differently about torture when they're asked about the specifics. Few think society has made progress on gun violence since 2012. And the polls mostly predicted the winners in 2014. This is HuffPollster for Monday, December 15, 2014.

AMERICANS DIVIDED ON USE OF TORTURE, BUT LESS SUPPORTIVE OF HARSHEST...

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Barely Anyone Thinks The U.S. Has Made Progress On Gun Violence Since Newtown

(159) Comments | Posted December 14, 2014 | 1:36 PM

Two years after the Newtown school shootings, just 9 percent of Americans think the U.S. has gotten better at preventing gun violence, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds.

Sixty-three percent say American society's ability to prevent gun violence hasn't changed, while 18 percent say it's gotten worse since 2012....

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Americans Are Divided On Use Of Torture, But Fewer Support Some Of The Harshest Tactics

(104) Comments | Posted December 12, 2014 | 1:10 PM

Americans are more likely than not to say torture is sometimes justified, but are less likely to support some of the specific tactics used against detainees by the CIA, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds.

The survey comes in the wake of a 500-page Senate Intelligence Committee...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Who Are The Non-Employed Americans?

(16) Comments | Posted December 12, 2014 | 9:14 AM

A new national survey examines the increase on non-employment among working age men. Pessimism about Washington gridlock is as high as ever. And support for some environmental initiatives crosses party lines. This is HuffPollster for Friday, December 12, 2014.

TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT NON-EMPLOYED AMERICANS - Binyamin Appelbaum: "Working,...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Support For Gun Rights Reaches A New High

(70) Comments | Posted December 11, 2014 | 8:30 AM

American opinion on guns has shifted significantly since Newtown. Republicans and Democrats agree that police should be treated equally in the justice system, but differ on whether they are. And pretty much everyone expects more Washington gridlock. This is HuffPollster for Thursday, December 11, 2014.

SUPPORT FOR GUN RIGHTS AT...

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Gun Rights Are Favored Over Gun Control For First Time In 20 Years, Poll Finds

(366) Comments | Posted December 10, 2014 | 5:29 PM

For the first time in more than 20 years, Americans say it's more important to protect the right to own guns than it is to control gun ownership, according to a Pew Research poll released Wednesday that finds "a substantial shift in attitudes since shortly after the Newtown...

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Americans Overwhelmingly Say Police Should Keep Disputes With Civilians From Escalating

(3) Comments | Posted December 10, 2014 | 4:45 PM

An overwhelming majority of Americans say it's the job of police officers to keep disputes with unarmed citizens from getting out of hand, a new poll finds.

After Eric Garner, a black man, was put in a chokehold by a New York City police officer and died, some officers

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Most White People Are Really Confident Their Local Police Treat Races Equally

(237) Comments | Posted December 10, 2014 | 3:26 PM

Most white Americans think their police departments treat black and white people equally -- and some polling suggests recent events have left them more sure than ever.

An NBC/Marist poll released Sunday found that 52 percent of whites, compared with just 12 percent of blacks, have a great...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Most Americans Think Torture Is Sometimes Justified

(19) Comments | Posted December 10, 2014 | 8:43 AM

Views of torture as justifiable have increased during the Obama years. Almost two thirds of Hispanics back the president's immigration actions. And the 'Cromnibus' puts the Census ramp-up on the chopping block. This is HuffPollster for Wednesday, December 10, 2014.

MORE FIND TORTURE ACCEPTABLE IN OBAMA ERA - Bruce Drake:...

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Most Americans, Black And White, Disapprove Of Lack Of Charges In Eric Garner Case

(104) Comments | Posted December 9, 2014 | 2:08 PM

Most Americans disapprove of a Staten Island grand jury's decision not to charge NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner, a black man who died after Pantaleo placed him a chokehold, new polling finds. The polling also suggests that opinions about the case are less...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Reactions To Eric Garner, Michael Brown Case Differ

(6) Comments | Posted December 9, 2014 | 8:52 AM

The lack of indictments in the death of Eric Garner unites Americans more than the case in Ferguson. Hillary Clinton and the Republican Party both get some good news about their popularity. And President Obama's immigration-related bounce among Latinos fades slightly. This is HuffPollster for Tuesday, December 9, 2014.

REACTIONS...

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