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HUFFPOLLSTER: Netanyahu Visit Polarizes Americans

(0) Comments | Posted March 2, 2015 | 7:50 AM

Nearly half of Americans disagree with Republican's Netanyahu speech invite, with Democrats being more in dissent. Republicans rate Netanyahu more favorably. And with few following the DHS funding battle, beware of polls predicting reactions. This is HuffPollster for Monday, March 2, 2015.


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Nearly Half Of Republicans Want Their Party To Be More Conservative

(250) Comments | Posted February 27, 2015 | 6:13 PM

Nearly half of Republicans want their party to move farther to the right, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. Democrats mostly want their party to stay the same.

Forty-six percent of Americans who either identify as Republicans or lean toward the party said they'd like the GOP and...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Democrats Win On Image, Republicans Even Or Better On Issues

(7) Comments | Posted February 27, 2015 | 8:19 AM

Democrats have a more positive image, but Republicans are stronger on key issues. CPAC tries to guess the next president through a straw poll. And a pie chart finds its doppelgänger. This is HuffPollster for Friday, February 27, 2015.

AMERICAN SPLIT ON POLITICAL PARTIES - Pew Research: "President Obama’s job...

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Americans Think Republicans Are Intolerant, Too Extreme, And Right On Foreign Policy

(88) Comments | Posted February 26, 2015 | 2:01 PM

There's good news and bad news for both parties, in a Pew Research poll out Thursday: Republicans are seen as extreme and intolerant but more trusted to handle international issues, while Democrats' position as the party of the middle class doesn't translate into an edge on the economy.

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Clinton Has Big Early Lead In Iowa

(175) Comments | Posted February 26, 2015 | 8:09 AM

Hillary Clinton's massive early Iowa lead is a big change from 2008. Walker's polling surge may persist if it triggers endorsements from party leaders. And few young Americans perceive measles as a threat. This is HuffPollster for Thursday, February 26, 2015.

CLINTON LEADS IN IOWA - Quinnipiac University: "With 61...

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For Younger Americans, Measles And Polio Seem Like Distant Threats

(2) Comments | Posted February 25, 2015 | 6:54 PM

In the wake of recent measles outbreaks, pollsters have noticed a trend: Younger Americans are considerably less convinced of vaccines' safety, less likely to see the vaccination issue as a matter of public health and less inclined to support mandatory vaccinations for...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Walker Takes Early Lead In Iowa Caucus

(141) Comments | Posted February 25, 2015 | 8:14 AM

Scott Walker has the early lead in Iowa, as have many other candidates in the past. Support for the use of military force against ISIS grows. And Americans value keeping DHS open over opposing Obama on immigration. This is HuffPollster for Wednesday, February 25, 2015.


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GOP Pollster Explains Why Republicans Need Record Minority Support To Win In 2016

(398) Comments | Posted February 24, 2015 | 10:03 PM

WASHINGTON -- The American electorate is more diverse than ever, which means Republicans will have to attract a record percentage of minorities to win the presidency in 2016, a GOP pollster said Tuesday.

About 70 percent of the Americans eligible to vote are white, a decline of 15 percentage points...

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Poll: Keeping DHS Open More Important Than Opposing Obama On Immigration

(26) Comments | Posted February 24, 2015 | 4:32 PM

Americans care more about keeping the Department of Homeland Security open than about rolling back President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds -- but most are barely following the political battle in Congress.

By an 8-point margin, 45 percent to 37 percent, Americans...

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Most Republicans Don't Think Obama Loves America

(706) Comments | Posted February 24, 2015 | 3:03 PM

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani isn't alone in questioning whether President Barack Obama loves America, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll.

Giuliani has since partially walked back on the comment, writing over the weekend that he "didn't intend to question President Obama's motives or...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Support For Legal Marijuana Remains Strong In Colorado

(5) Comments | Posted February 24, 2015 | 7:59 AM

Support for legalized marijuana remains strong in Colorado. Most Americans agree that Muslims face discrimination. And a growing minority support sending arms to Ukraine. This is HuffPollster for Tuesday, February 24, 2015.

COLORADO VOTERS STILL SUPPORT LEGAL POT - Quinnipiac University: "Colorado voters still strongly support legalization of recreational marijuana...

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Science Be Damned: Americans Prefer Broken Method Of Heroin Treatment, Survey Finds

(62) Comments | Posted February 23, 2015 | 12:08 PM

In developed countries around the globe, the standard of care for opiate addiction is what's known as "medically assisted treatment." Under a doctor's supervision, people with addictive disorders are prescribed medications like methadone, buprenorphine and Suboxone, which remove the cravings associated with opiate addiction.

In the U.S., however, by...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Americans Back Obama's Tax Proposal On Capital Gains

(113) Comments | Posted February 23, 2015 | 7:55 AM

Americans support a proposal to raise capital gains taxes on the wealthy. Israel maintains a high favorable rating. And the source of massive batch of private GOP polling data is revealed. This is HuffPollster for Monday, February 23, 2015.


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HUFFPOLLSTER: Middle Class Sees Opportunities Decline

(11) Comments | Posted February 20, 2015 | 8:11 AM

Americans see less opportunity for the middle class, but remain divided on solutions. Worries about ISIS grow. And 2016 looks different for Hillary Clinton. This is HuffPollster for Friday, February 20, 2015.

A SHIFT ON INEQUALITY - CBS News: "[D]espite some positive economic assessments, 71 percent say that over the...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Who Represents The Future In 2016?

(29) Comments | Posted February 19, 2015 | 7:50 AM

Republicans are just beginning to consider their choices for 2016. Women see Hillary as representing the future rather than the past. And uncertainty and misconceptions about Common Core standards are widespread. This is HuffPollster for Thursday, February 19, 2015.

WHO WOULD YOU CONSIDER IN 2016? - Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De...

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More Than Six Months After Ferguson, Americans Remain Deeply Divided

(19) Comments | Posted February 18, 2015 | 6:23 PM

A little more than six months after an unarmed Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, Americans remain in many ways as divided along racial and partisan lines as they were this past autumn.

The biggest change since then -- and the one point of relative consensus -- is that the shooting, and the turmoil that followed, are now widely believed to have done serious harm to U.S. race relations. In a new HuffPost/YouGov poll, 45 percent of Americans say the events did major damage to race relations in the country. That's a rise of 15 points since a November poll taken just before a grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Brown. In the time since then, a separate grand jury has also declined to indict Daniel Pantaleo, the NYPD officer who placed Eric Garner in a fatal chokehold last summer.

Chart created using Datawrapper.

Black Americans' trust in the criminal justice system, low to begin with, seems to have dropped even further since November. Only 6 percent of black Americans now say they believe the system treats people of different races equally, down from 22 percent in the earlier poll.

But just as in November, Americans as a whole are almost evenly divided on whether racial bias affects the police and criminal justice systems. Forty-one percent say most city police officers treat blacks and whites fairly, while 38 percent say they don't. Similarly, 41 percent say the criminal justice system treats people of different races equally, while 42 percent say it does not.

Half of Americans say there is no police brutality in the area where they personally live, while 25 percent say there is. The remainder are unsure.

Just 35 percent say that Brown's death last summer was part of a broader pattern in the way police officers treat black men, while 49 percent call it an isolated incident.

Black Americans are 23 points more likely than whites to say there is police brutality in their area. They are also 45 points more likely to say that police treat blacks and whites differently, and 50 points more likely to say the same of the criminal justice system. They're 43 points more likely to see the Brown shooting as part of a pattern, and 18 points more likely to see the damage to race relations from Ferguson as major.

Those same discrepancies are visible across party lines, albeit less dramatically. Democrats are considerably more likely than Republicans to perceive racial discrimination and police brutality.

Chart created using Datawrapper.

The HuffPost/YouGov poll consisted of 1,000 completed interviews conducted Feb. 11-13 among U.S. adults using a sample selected from YouGov's opt-in online panel to match the demographics and other characteristics of the adult U.S. population.

The Huffington Post has teamed up with YouGov to conduct daily opinion polls. You can learn more about this project and take part in YouGov's nationally representative opinion polling. Data from all HuffPost/YouGov polls can be found here. More details on the poll's methodology are available here.

Most surveys report a margin of error that represents some, but not all, potential survey errors. YouGov's reports include a model-based margin of error, which rests on a specific set of statistical assumptions about the selected sample, rather than the standard methodology for random probability sampling. If these assumptions are wrong, the model-based margin of error may also be inaccurate. Click here for a more detailed explanation of the model-based margin of...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Obama's Ratings Increase On Economy, Not Terrorism

(22) Comments | Posted February 18, 2015 | 7:52 AM

The economy is boosting President Obama, but his rating on terrorism remains low. Hillary Clinton has an early lead in three battleground states, but the models say the race will get close. And in the event of a DHS shutdown, Americans would cast more blame on Republicans. This is HuffPollster...

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Poll Finds Republicans Would Take More Blame Over DHS Shutdown

(115) Comments | Posted February 17, 2015 | 11:05 AM

If the Department of Homeland Security gets shut down later this month over a funding battle, the debate over who's to blame could end up looking like a reprise of the 2013 government shutdown, according to a CNN/ORC poll released Tuesday.

While House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Christie Trails Clinton By 23 Points In New Jersey

(44) Comments | Posted February 17, 2015 | 8:02 AM

Hillary Clinton enjoys a huge lead over Chris Christie in his home state. Americans are unhappy with how Obama is handling ISIS. And it's all within the margin of error for Republicans in the early primary states. This is HuffPollster for Tuesday, February 17, 2015.


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Democratic Rep: Congress Shouldn't Give Obama A 'Blank Check' On War

(122) Comments | Posted February 15, 2015 | 12:39 PM

Congress should act to pass an authorization to use military force against the Islamic State, but should also be wary of granting the president a "blank check," Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence committee, argued Sunday on ABC's "This Week."

Last week, six...

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