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Even Americans Who Favor Gun Control Aren't Optimistic About It

(1) Comments | Posted October 7, 2015 | 9:56 AM

In the wake of mass shootings -- of which there have already been more than 200 this year -- the satirical publication The Onion has taken to reprinting a headline that reads, "'No Way To Prevent This,' Says Only Nation...

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Republicans Don't Just Hate John Boehner, They Also Dislike The Rest Of The Congressional GOP

(4) Comments | Posted October 2, 2015 | 3:01 PM

When Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) steps down later this year, he'll leave much of his party seething, not only at his tenure, but also at congressional Republicans in general, whom many see as being weak, and having reneged on campaign promises.

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Surveys Show Fading Support For Donald Trump

(0) Comments | Posted October 2, 2015 | 8:12 AM

TRUMP'S GOP SUPPORT AND RATINGS FADE - Kathy Frankovic: "Although businessman Donald Trump continues to lead the GOP field when it comes to presidential preference of those registered voters who think of themselves as Republican, he is by no means the best-liked contender for Republicans for...

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South Carolina Residents Turn Against The Confederate Flag

(2) Comments | Posted September 30, 2015 | 2:12 PM

Most South Carolinians no longer think the Confederate flag should be flown on their statehouse grounds.

In a new survey from Winthrop University, 66 percent of South Carolinians approve of the state legislature's decision to remove the Confederate battle flag this summer after the shooting of nine...

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Are Men Souring On Hillary Clinton?

(2) Comments | Posted September 29, 2015 | 5:52 PM

The summer of 2015 wasn't particularly kind to Hillary Clinton, who saw the share of Americans...

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Poll Shows Americans' Double Standard For Muslim Candidates

(1) Comments | Posted September 25, 2015 | 11:55 AM

When Republican presidential contender Ben Carson touched off a firestorm last weekend...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Pollsters Debate If Modern Surveys Can Be Trusted

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2015 | 8:40 AM

Survey response rates have hit all-time lows, yet telephone pollsters argue their samples can still be representative and accurate. Online pollsters, whose methods don't include starting by selecting respondents at random, argue their methods produce reliable results.

A panel of experts convened at

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George W. Bush's Legacy Is Anything But Toxic To Republican Voters

(10) Comments | Posted September 24, 2015 | 2:48 PM

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush's debate-night defense of his brother George W. Bush's presidential legacy -- "He kept us safe" -- drew a round of applause from the audience last week, followed by waves of derision...

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From Carter To California: Automatic Registration Is The New Endgame For Elections

(0) Comments | Posted September 22, 2015 | 11:11 AM

WASHINGTON -- President Jimmy Carter took office in 1977 with the conviction that it should be easier for citizens to register to vote. To accomplish that goal, he wrote to Democratic secretaries of state that year urging them to support legislation that would...

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Here's What GOP Voters Thought About The Second Debate

(0) Comments | Posted September 21, 2015 | 11:10 AM

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina and Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) managed to stand out from the pack in last week's Republican debate, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds.

Among the 71 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning voters who saw...

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Republicans Think Today's GOPers Are Less Conservative Than Reagan

(6) Comments | Posted September 20, 2015 | 9:54 AM

Republicans largely see today's GOP politicians as less conservative than Ronald Reagan, with none of the current 2016 candidates seen as his obvious successor, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds.

The GOP's enduring veneration of Reagan was on full display at last week's debate,...

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A Lot Of Managers Want to Raise The Minimum Wage, Too

(1) Comments | Posted September 18, 2015 | 3:28 PM

A 64 percent majority of hiring and human resource managers think the minimum wage should be raised in their states, according to a new online Harris Poll commissioned by CareerBuilder. That's a slight increase from the 62 percent who said the same thing last year

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Some Republicans Less Likely to Support Donald Trump Out Loud

(1) Comments | Posted September 18, 2015 | 8:39 AM

'MODE EFFECT' APPARENT IN TRUMP POLLING - The involvement of an interviewer appears to dampen support for Donald Trump slightly in surveys on the 2016 Republican race, according to a chart prepared by Democratic research analyst Jon Robinson. “Trump support among polls without an interviewer has...

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Colorado Gets A One-Day Tax Holiday On Pot

(0) Comments | Posted September 16, 2015 | 12:29 PM

Colorado residents can buy recreational pot mostly tax-free Wednesday, thanks to a confluence of state laws and higher-than-expected overall tax revenues. 

The state is suspending the 10 percent sales tax and 15 percent excise tax on recreational marijuana on Sept. 16, although some other...

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More Than Half Of Jeb Bush's Proposed Tax Cuts Would Benefit The Top 1 Percent: Report

(47) Comments | Posted September 15, 2015 | 4:18 PM

More than half of the tax cuts proposed in former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's (R) tax...

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Americans Not Totally Comfortable With The Idea Of Taking In Syrian Refugees

(7) Comments | Posted September 15, 2015 | 11:46 AM

President Barack Obama's proposal to admit more Syrian refugees into the U.S. has limited support among the American public, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds, with many considering the refugee crisis a problem for other countries to handle.

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Support For Clinton Drops Among Female Voters

(3) Comments | Posted September 14, 2015 | 3:12 PM

Hillary Clinton's once-overwhelming support among women has dropped significantly since the summer, a new survey finds.

In a

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Remembering Legendary Pollster Andrew Kohut

(0) Comments | Posted September 11, 2015 | 8:08 AM

REMEMBERING ANDREW KOHUT - Andrew Kohut, the pollster who founded and led the Pew Research Center, died on Wednesday of complications from leukemia at the age of 73. Tributes immediately poured in from across the spectrum of survey research from those who knew him as a...

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Most Americans Support Sending Kim Davis To Jail, Poll Shows

(6) Comments | Posted September 9, 2015 | 11:04 AM

Most Americans think that Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis should have been sent to jail for contempt of court, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll.

In the survey, which was conducted prior to Davis' release from jail on Tuesday, a 56 percent majority of respondents said...

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Iran Deal Leaves The Public Confused And Skeptical

(1) Comments | Posted September 8, 2015 | 5:11 PM

Few Americans want the Senate to vote for the Iran nuclear deal, according to a HuffPost/YouGov poll conducted last week. Even fewer say they have a good understanding of what the deal entails.

Overall, just 23 percent of Americans say they...

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