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Kanye West's Early Presidential Polling Numbers Not Looking Great

(0) Comments | Posted September 3, 2015 | 8:54 AM

Sad as it makes us to say it, the Kanye West 2020 presidential campaign is off to an incredibly slow start, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll.

Half of those polled by YouGov this week said they have a “strongly unfavorable” opinion of the noted...

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Republicans Like Obama's Ideas Better When They Think They're Donald Trump's

(16) Comments | Posted September 1, 2015 | 3:25 PM

Figuring out what the public really thinks isn't always an exact science, as anyone who's seen two polls touting completely contradictory results can affirm.

One reason for that: most Americans, regardless of their political views, don't have a solid opinion about every single issue of the...

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Republicans Support Outsider Presidential Candidates Over The Establishment, Polls Show

(15) Comments | Posted August 31, 2015 | 4:37 PM

Non-politicians are having a moment in the Republican primary.

It's not just Donald Trump. Since July, two other candidates have seen their numbers rise significantly in national polls: retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and former CEO Carly Fiorina, neither of whom have held public office in the...

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Here's When You Can Expect Primary Polls To Really Start Mattering

(0) Comments | Posted August 28, 2015 | 3:53 PM

The 2016 campaign already feels like it's been going on forever. But if one thing's been consistent over the past three presidential elections, it's that closely contested primaries don't tend to start shaking out until considerably later in the election cycle. 

As GOP strategist Patrick Ruffini points out with...

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Many Americans Want Stricter Gun Laws. Will It Matter?

(10) Comments | Posted August 28, 2015 | 2:40 PM

In the aftermath of a high-profile shooting, three things tend to happen: A crop of newly bereaved advocates renew the call for gun control legislation; support for such laws spikes briefly, if at all; and little change is actually effected.

Days after the fatal shooting of...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Support For The GOP Frontrunner Might Just Be Overstated

(2) Comments | Posted August 28, 2015 | 8:10 AM

EVIDENCE THAT TRUMP'S SUPPORT OVERSTATED, BUT NOT BY MUCH - Nate Cohn: "Ever since Donald Trump has risen to the top of the polls, Republican strategists have questioned whether those polls might be overestimating his support. There is evidence to support that theory...[in] polling data provided...

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Most Republican Voters Think Their Party Has Too Many Candidates

(1) Comments | Posted August 26, 2015 | 4:54 PM

Republican voters are happy with the field of candidates competing to be their presidential nominee this year, but they'd be OK with not having quite so many of them to choose from.

This May, 41 percent of Republican voters already thought their party's...

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Nearly Half Of Pennsylvania Voters Want Kathleen Kane To Resign

(0) Comments | Posted August 25, 2015 | 4:26 PM

Almost half of Pennsylvania voters want Kathleen Kane, the state's embattled Democratic attorney general, to step down, according...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: How Much Are Pollsters Really Getting Paid?

(0) Comments | Posted August 21, 2015 | 7:45 AM

Most pollsters wish they were paid as well as Donald Trump thinks they are, but FEC filings show that so far few if any are.

In an interview with New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, the real estate...

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Democrats Think Hillary Clinton Is Their Best Shot To Win The White House

(11) Comments | Posted August 19, 2015 | 11:45 AM

The Democratic primary, which long seemed to be headed toward a stagnant coronation of Hillary Clinton, has recently threatened to become a little more interesting. 

Clinton, who began the year with more than 60 percent support in an average of national primary...

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Americans No Longer Expect Foreign Policy To Be Center Stage In 2016

(0) Comments | Posted August 18, 2015 | 5:26 PM

Americans don't think foreign policy will take center stage in the 2016 election, a new HuffPost/YouGov survey finds.

Despite the ongoing discussion over the nuclear deal with Iran and an inaugural GOP presidential debate that featured more questions about foreign policy than...

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The People Have Spoken: Please, No More Campaign Emojis

(0) Comments | Posted August 14, 2015 | 12:40 PM

In all likelihood, no one needed a survey to tell them that Hillary Clinton's request for emoji-based responses to student loan debt didn't really go that well.

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Is Bernie Sanders Really Leading In New Hampshire?

(8) Comments | Posted August 14, 2015 | 8:03 AM

ABOUT THAT NEW HAMPSHIRE POLL - A new Boston Herald-Franklin Pierce University poll released earlier this week found Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) with a not-quite statistically significant 44 percent to 37 percent lead in New Hampshire over former Secretary of State...

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Most Americans Are Still Somewhat Concerned About Hillary Clinton's Emails

(0) Comments | Posted August 13, 2015 | 3:38 PM

The controversy surrounding Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while she was secretary of state is neither going away nor rapidly gaining traction, a new survey finds. 

In a HuffPost/YouGov poll conducted just after the Justice Department was...

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Republicans Back Donald Trump Over Megyn Kelly

(13) Comments | Posted August 13, 2015 | 3:24 PM

When Donald Trump took on Fox News host Megyn Kelly after the...

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Here's What GOP Voters Thought About The First Debates

(7) Comments | Posted August 11, 2015 | 12:22 PM

The first debates of the 2016 presidential cycle left primary voters with significantly improved opinions of...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Americans See Progress, Room For Improvement On Voting Rights

(0) Comments | Posted August 7, 2015 | 9:08 AM

The Voting Rights Act Turned 50 years old this week but polling shows minority voter participation has a way to go. Views on race relations hit a 15-year low. And most Americans say achieving equality remains an ongoing process. This is HuffPollster for Friday, August 7, 2015. 


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Hope You Didn't Have 'Clinton' Or 'Obama' In Your Debate Drinking Game

(1) Comments | Posted August 6, 2015 | 8:33 PM

The seven Republicans who didn't make it into the main presidential debate Thursday might have had some incentive to punch upward at their better-polling rivals.

Instead, they focused their barbs almost solely at Democrats, hitting President Barack Obama for his record on health care, Iran and immigration,...

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Here's Who Republicans Wish Hadn't Been Left Out Of The Debate

(5) Comments | Posted August 5, 2015 | 1:43 PM

Republicans mostly don't mind having their first primetime debate capped at 10 candidates, but they'd prefer a slightly different lineup. 

Fox News, which is hosting the debate on Thursday, chose the politicians receiving the most support in an average of recent surveys, with the remaining...

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Here's Why One Pollster Won't Help Fox Decide Who Makes The Debate

(1) Comments | Posted August 3, 2015 | 1:02 PM

Fox News is leaving it up to the polls to decide which candidates will make it to the main debate stage. Some pollsters don’t like that very much.

Fox has said it'll use an average of the last five national polls conducted using “traditional” methodology to determine which 10 of...

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