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More Americans Would Take A Pay Cut For A Day Off

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2015 | 2:29 PM


WASHINGTON -- One in five Americans would trade a day's pay for a day off, according to the latest edition of HuffPost/YouGov's annual poll on the issue.

The vast majority of Americans wouldn't mind spending less time at their jobs -- 76 percent say...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Gallup Settles $12 Million Lawsuit Over Calls To Cell Phones

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2015 | 8:50 AM

Gallup pays millions to settle a lawsuit it says is spurious. Clinton leads among Democratic activists; they love Bernie Sanders but don't think he can win. And politicos fret about "Trumped up polls." This is HuffPollster for Friday, July 31, 2015.


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White Americans Still Think The Police Are Mostly Fair

(1) Comments | Posted July 30, 2015 | 4:24 PM

The deep racial divide over the way police treat black Americans hasn't narrowed since the beginning of the year, a new survey finds.

In a HuffPost/YouGov poll taken in the wake of Sandra Bland's death in police custody and the police shooting of Samuel Dubose, white...

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Almost No One Believes Obama Is Actually Going To Close Gitmo

(5) Comments | Posted July 29, 2015 | 12:08 PM

A new survey finds that few Americans think President Barack Obama will succeed in his latest attempt at...

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Grassroots Dems Love Bernie Sanders. They Just Don't Think He Can Win.

(27) Comments | Posted July 28, 2015 | 11:06 AM

Most Americans, even if they're planning to vote in next year's presidential primaries, aren't paying much attention to the 2016 election right now. That's why The Huffington Post has been reporting on a different kind of survey, focusing on the people who are tuning in: the party activists...

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Fewer Americans Are Putting Off Purchases This Year

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2015 | 3:32 PM

Fewer Americans are trying to save money by putting off a range of expenses, from medical care to vacations, new polling from HuffPost/YouGov shows.

People are still prioritizing: 42 percent say they've delayed buying clothes or personal items, while 33 percent say they've chosen not to take...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Republicans Are Growing Dissatisfied With Their Party

(711) Comments | Posted July 24, 2015 | 7:44 AM

Negative perceptions of the Republican party are on the rise...among Republicans. Donald Trump may be leading in national polls, but Walker and Rubio are perceived as the most acceptable and viable candidates by activist Republicans. And a low response rate doesn't automatically mean a survey is wrong. This is HuffPollster...

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We Polled True Activist Grassroots Republicans, And Here's Who They're Backing

(24) Comments | Posted July 22, 2015 | 1:38 PM


Traditional polls provide a snapshot of what a few Americans think at any given moment. But a lot of Americans aren't even paying attention to the 2016 election yet. Do people who are paying attention see the race differently? 

To answer that question, The Huffington Post worked...

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Contradictory Iran Polls Show Why It Matters How You Ask

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2015 | 4:28 PM

Americans widely support the Iran deal. Or they tend to favor it. Or they generally disapprove.

Three new polls reached those somewhat contradictory conclusions, showing how the wording of a poll question can matter, especially in tracking opinions on complex international issues.

 A Washington/Post ABC poll,...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: 2014 Marked A New Low In Voter Turnout

(11) Comments | Posted July 17, 2015 | 7:54 AM

A Census benchmark confirms that 2014 turnout was the lowest in decades. Ted Cruz joins the chorus criticizing Fox News for its use of polls to select debate participants. And PPP explains how it tests 17 candidates with just 9 phone digits. This is HuffPollster for Friday, July 17, 2015.

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Donald Trump Isn't A Joke To Republican Voters Anymore

(127) Comments | Posted July 13, 2015 | 6:01 PM

Donald Trump's blusterous presidential campaign has earned him untold hours of TV mockery and cost him quite a few business partners. It's also succeeded in turning around his image in the GOP.

When he entered the race, he stood out for, among other reasons, the sheer awfulness...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: A Closer Look At Iowa Polls

(45) Comments | Posted July 10, 2015 | 8:32 AM

We examine the widely varying polling methods being used in Iowa. The polling misfire in Greece raises questions about the accuracy of polling yet again. And is Trump really the frontrunner? This is HuffPollster for Friday, July 10, 2015.

KNOW YOUR IOWA POLLSTERS - With retail campaigning just getting...

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Americans Support SCOTUS's Death Penalty Ruling, But Have Complicated Feelings About The Issue

(10) Comments | Posted July 7, 2015 | 5:36 PM

Americans generally agree with the Supreme Court's decision last week to uphold Oklahoma's use of a controversial lethal injection drug, a new poll finds -- but many supporters express some concerns about whether executions could be carried out too painfully, and many are divided over what the main...

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Hillary Clinton Remains Most Democrats' Top Choice

(366) Comments | Posted July 6, 2015 | 6:05 PM

Nearly three months after Hillary Clinton announced her candidacy, she remains the favored choice of most Democratic voters, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds.

Fifty-four percent of voters who are Democrats or lean toward the party say they'd prefer to see Clinton as the Democratic nominee in 2016, while...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Here's The Real Impact Trump Could Have On 2016

(168) Comments | Posted July 2, 2015 | 9:08 AM

Donald Trump's rise in the polls may be less important than the media "oxygen" he is consuming. A majority of Americans approve of the SCOTUS ruling on the ACA. And Americans are very patriotic -- Happy Fourth! This is HuffPollster for Thursday, July 2, 2015.

Businessman Donald Trump's support is...

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Gay Marriage Opponents Are Split Over Whether It's Time To Move On

(37) Comments | Posted July 1, 2015 | 4:04 PM

Few Americans think the Supreme Court's ruling last week will end the fight over gay marriage, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds -- but even those who oppose its legalization are deeply divided on how fervently politicians should continue to push the issue.

In the survey, Americans approve of...

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Americans Support The Supreme Court's Health Care Decision

(58) Comments | Posted June 30, 2015 | 6:14 PM

Americans generally support the Supreme Court's decision last week to preserve a major part of the Affordable Care Act, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds, although opinions of the law remain starkly divided along party lines.

Forty-five percent of Americans approve of the ruling, while 36 percent...

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Will The Supreme Court's Decision Affect You? Readers Share Their Stories.

(15) Comments | Posted June 26, 2015 | 12:08 PM

Most Americans now support gay marriage -- but for a majority, the Supreme Court's decision to legalize it nationwide is a symbolic victory.

For some lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender couples and their loved ones, though, the decision will have immediate consequences. In a HuffPost/YouGov poll taken just...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: What The Latest Polls Don't Mean For 2016

(6) Comments | Posted June 26, 2015 | 9:11 AM

Shifts in the 2016 polls may be less meaningful than they seem. Donald Trump's "surge" may be less than meets the eye. And the latest CDC estimates show landlines are continuing to disappear from American households. This is HuffPollster for Friday, June 26, 2015.

A flurry of new national polls...

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