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Most Americans Want Their State To Make Voter Registration Easier

(0) Comments | Posted March 30, 2015 | 5:48 PM

WASHINGTON -- Earlier this month, Oregon became the first state in the nation to automatically register voters using data from the Department of Motor Vehicles, a move that stands in contrast to voting restrictions many states have enacted in recent years.

“I challenge every other state...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Ted Cruz Sees Recognition Bump

(23) Comments | Posted March 30, 2015 | 7:53 AM

Ted Cruz gets a bump in recognition after announcing his candidacy. Hillary Clinton's standing among Democrats is higher now than in 2007. And swing state presidential nominees have an advantage, but not a decisive one. This is HuffPollster for Monday, March 30, 2015.


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HUFFPOLLSTER: Americans Are More Ready Than Ever To Elect A Female President

(155) Comments | Posted March 27, 2015 | 7:37 AM

Americans of all parties are more ready for a female president than they were four years ago. In New Hampshire, more Republicans are pro-choice than pro-life. And opinion research on Facebook is daunting, despite its broad reach. This is HuffPollster for Friday, March 27, 2015.


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A Key Piece Of The House Budget Has Little Support Among Americans

(38) Comments | Posted March 26, 2015 | 5:09 PM

WASHINGTON -- As the U.S. prepares to spend billions of dollars fighting extremist groups in the Middle East, there is little consensus among Americans as to how much the federal government should be spending on its own military. In a new HuffPost/YouGov poll, 34 percent of Americans want...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Obamacare Expands Coverage For Latinos

(7) Comments | Posted March 26, 2015 | 7:55 AM

Obamacare has increased health coverage for Latinos, yet one in four remain uninformed about ACA marketplaces. Ted Cruz falls ideologically in line with Republican voters in key primary states. And a report claims Hillary Clinton will hire 1,000 data geeks. This is HuffPollster for Thursday, March 26, 2015.


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HUFFPOLLSTER: Americans Grow More Positive About The Environment

(21) Comments | Posted March 25, 2015 | 8:08 AM

With the greater focus on climate change, Americans have grown more positive about the overall quality of the environment and less concerned about threats like air and water pollution. Another theory emerges for Israel's polling miss. And polls in the 2014 midterms were about as accurate as usual. This is...

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How Wrong Were 2014 Polls, Really?

(29) Comments | Posted March 24, 2015 | 4:59 PM

The following is an excerpt from a chapter on the state of the polling industry in The Surge: 2014's Big GOP Win and What It Means for the Next Presidential Election, published by Rowman and Littlefield.

Democrats lost big in the 2014 elections, but in the aftermath, polling...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Cruz Faces An Uphill Primary Battle

(167) Comments | Posted March 24, 2015 | 8:24 AM

Ted Cruz faces an uphill battle given resistance from party elites and an exceptionally extreme ideology. Americans are opposed to changes to Medicare and Medicaid that Republicans want to make. And a survey -- hopefully conducted in the evening -- confirms most Americans aren't morning people. This is HuffPollster for...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Ted Cruz Starts Far Behind In Polls

(100) Comments | Posted March 23, 2015 | 8:12 AM

Ted Cruz starts with weaker poll numbers than any presidential nominee since the 90s. And 'fracking' divides Americans. The email controversy made for more coverage of Hillary Clinton, much of it negative, but perceptions of her remain mostly the same. This is HuffPollster for Monday, March 23, 2015.


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HUFFPOLLSTER: Model Forecasts 'Dead Heat' In UK Elections

(2) Comments | Posted March 20, 2015 | 9:05 AM

We're teaming up with four academics to forecast the U.K. elections. Americans want an overhaul of the tax system. And sometimes a what-if map makes everyone crazy. This is HuffPollster for Friday, March 20, 2015.

U.K. ELECTION FORECASTS - The Huffington Post has joined forces with a team of academics...

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Most Americans Don't Think Corporations, Wealthy Pay Their Fair Share Of Taxes

(80) Comments | Posted March 19, 2015 | 3:02 PM

Nearly 60 percent of Americans think the federal tax system should be completely overhauled, and just 4 percent say the present system is very fair, but their main gripe isn't about how much they have to pay.

Instead, a new Pew Research poll finds, a majority say they're...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Poll Shows Uptick In Obamacare Favorable Rating

(180) Comments | Posted March 19, 2015 | 8:17 AM

The Kaiser Family Foundation finds an uptick in favorable impressions of the ACA. Pollsters begin to explain what they think went wrong in Israel. And Americans grow more concerned about domestic terrorism. This is HuffPollster for Thursday, March 19, 2015.

VIEWS OF OBAMACARE CHANGING? - Kaiser Family Foundation on their...

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Hillary Clinton Still Leads In Early 2016 Polls

(92) Comments | Posted March 18, 2015 | 5:41 PM

Hillary Clinton's standing in 2016 polling matchups remains generally where it was before the story about her emails broke, a CNN poll released Wednesday finds.

"Her prospects in 2016 appear largely unchanged compared to polls conducted before news broke about her use of a personal email address...

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Americans Would Rather Vote For A President Who Supports Gay Marriage

(156) Comments | Posted March 18, 2015 | 3:19 PM

WASHINGTON -- Support for gay marriage has become the majority opinion, and voters now also say they're more likely to reject a presidential candidate opposed to gay marriage than one who backs it -- something gay marriage advocates hope marks a political tipping point for 2016.

In a

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Where Israel's Polls Missed

(79) Comments | Posted March 18, 2015 | 9:30 AM

Israel's pre-election polls miss the mark. Americans continue to be more sympathetic and supportive to Israel. And back in the U.S. another poll shows Hillary Clinton leading in the primary and general elections. This is HuffPollster for Wednesday, March 18, 2015.

Despite 14 polls conducted during the final...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Democrats and Republicans Agree On Iran Nuclear Negotiations

(2) Comments | Posted March 17, 2015 | 8:12 AM

A majority of Democrats and Republicans support nuclear negotiations with Iran. Trust drops for Clinton. And Americans are split over concern of government surveillance in a post Snowden era. This is HuffPollster for Tuesday, March 17, 2015.

AMERICANS BACK IRAN NUCLEAR NEGOTIATIONS - Jennifer Agiesta: "Americans broadly back direct negotiations...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: What The Polls Predict For Israel's Election

(91) Comments | Posted March 16, 2015 | 9:23 AM

As poll-watching eyes turn to the Israeli elections, the uncertainty of coalition math makes it difficult to predict the ultimate winner. First reactions to Clinton's email controversy are as polarizing as you might expect. And some wonder if the Congressional approval rating is too low to be measured. This is...

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You Won't Be Surprised To Hear That Hillary Clinton's Emails Are More Divisive Than Ever

(401) Comments | Posted March 13, 2015 | 4:14 PM

After a week of stories about Hillary Clinton's use of email during her time as secretary of state, the controversy is more polarizing than ever. A new poll shows that Republicans are increasingly convinced of the issue's importance and Democrats are increasingly sure that the media is overhyping things, while...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Clinton Favorability Still Highest Among Candidates

(55) Comments | Posted March 13, 2015 | 8:11 AM

Despite some erosion, Hillary Clinton's favorable rating still bests those of the other 2016 contenders. Polls show challenges for Jeb Bush but may not hold back endorsements. And positive feelings about vaccinations are on the rise. This is HuffPollster for Friday, March 13, 2015.


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Poll: Americans Think GOP's Iran Letter Was Inappropriate

(658) Comments | Posted March 12, 2015 | 3:31 PM

Americans are more likely than not to say it was inappropriate for GOP senators to send an open letter to Iranian leaders, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds.

Forty-seven Republican senators signed the letter spearheaded by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), which warned Iranian officials that they will...

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