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Americans Are Way Less Concerned About Gas Prices Than Before, Still Oppose A New Gas Tax

(82) Comments | Posted January 30, 2015 | 5:05 PM

Concern over gas prices has fallen steeply in the past few months, but a gas tax hike remains unpopular.

The percentage of Americans for whom gas prices are at least a somewhat serious problem has fallen 20 points over the last three months, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Scientists' Opinions Are Very Different From Most Americans'

(28) Comments | Posted January 30, 2015 | 8:25 AM

Pew Research finds the public at odds with science on a list of key issues. Desire for a decrease in immigration is lower than it was during the Bush years. And Afghans aren't comfortable with the shrinking number of U.S. troops in their country. This is HuffPollster for Friday, January...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Economic Recovery Seen As Mostly Helping The Rich

(11) Comments | Posted January 29, 2015 | 9:51 AM

Americans see the economy looking up, but mostly for the wealthy. Many think government action could help improve the middle class, but few expect Obama's proposals to pass. And data targeting grows more vital to winning elections. This is HuffPollster for Thursday, January 29, 2015.


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America's Tax System Is Widely Seen As Favoring The Rich, Poll Shows

(44) Comments | Posted January 28, 2015 | 6:32 PM

Americans largely think the current tax system favors the wealthy and needs to be reformed, but not very many expect to be personally affected by President Barack Obama's proposed reforms, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds.

The vast majority of Democrats, Republicans and independents said they agree that Congress...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Most Want Congress To Fix Potential Obamacare Gap

(9) Comments | Posted January 28, 2015 | 8:12 AM

Should the Supreme Court strike down ACA subsidies in federal marketplaces, most would have Congress act to restore them. Current polls are likely overstating Hillary Clinton's eventual general election performance. And house effects in 2014 polls were more complicated than you might guess. This is HuffPollster for Wednesday, January 28,...

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Most Americans Doubt They'll Benefit From Either Party's Economic Proposals

(19) Comments | Posted January 27, 2015 | 5:34 PM

WASHINGTON -- The economic vision President Barack Obama laid out in last Tuesday's State of the Union has widespread appeal, as do many of his key policy proposals -- but many Americans still see that agenda as unlikely to help them on a personal level.

Obama was addressing a broad...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Gallup's Obama Approval Rating Hits 50 Percent

(7) Comments | Posted January 27, 2015 | 8:16 AM

Obama approval hits a milestone on Gallup's daily tracking. Open-ended questions show two very different nomination contests brewing. And the nation is bitterly divided by those who think the Patriots cheated and those who don't care. This is HuffPollster for Tuesday, January 27, 2015.


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HUFFPOLLSTER: What 2016 Polling Tells Us, And What It Doesn't

(7) Comments | Posted January 26, 2015 | 8:00 AM

Early general election trial heats tell us little, but pollsters have other questions to ask. Chris Christie's negatives are higher than those of past nominees. And what's the point of the margin of error, anyway? This is HuffPollster for Monday, January 26, 2015.


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HUFFPOLLSTER: What Does Obama's Approval Rating Mean For 2016?

(4) Comments | Posted January 23, 2015 | 8:11 AM

Americans expect Obama to accomplish less in the next two years, but his ratings are rising anyway. And historical precedents points to a close race in 2016. This is HuffPollster for Friday, January 23, 2015.

WHAT RISING OBAMA APPROVAL MEANS FOR 2016? - Nate Cohn: "After a difficult year, President...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Americans Can't Agree On Whether Congress Should Compromise

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2015 | 8:36 AM

Democrats want compromise more than Republicans. Independents are most likely to up their rating of President Obama in an improving economy. And Americans are less tired of Hillary Clinton than Mitt Romney. This is HuffPollster for Thursday, January 22, 2015.


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HUFFPOLLSTER: SOTU Watchers Give Speech Typically Positive Rating

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2015 | 8:43 AM

State of the Union watchers think Obama's speech was better than last year's. Few Americans tuned in but those that did were active on social media. And the margin of error is overrated. This is HuffPollster for Wednesday, January 21, 2015.


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State Of The Union Watchers Give Obama High Marks In Instant Poll

(205) Comments | Posted January 21, 2015 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON -- Americans who watched President Barack Obama's State of the Union address largely approved, giving him better marks than they did for last year's speech, according to instant polling conducted by CNN.

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Here's Why The State Of The Union Doesn't Usually Change Many Minds

(0) Comments | Posted January 20, 2015 | 11:25 AM

The state of the State of the Union remains largely unwatched.

Last year's State of the Union was Jan. 28, 2014. Here's a chart of President Barack Obama's average approval the week before and after, which even when set to be as sensitive as possible to change, looks...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: More Polls Show Obama's Approval Rating Recovering

(40) Comments | Posted January 20, 2015 | 7:49 AM

Two new national polls confirm that President Obama's approval rating is rising. Among Republicans, Mitt Romney has a higher favorable rating than Jeb Bush. And 2014 was a rocky year for race relations. This is HuffPollster for Tuesday, January 20, 2015.


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Obama's Plan For Free Community College Gets Widespread Support

(103) Comments | Posted January 16, 2015 | 4:41 PM

President Barack Obama's proposal to send many students to community college for free has widespread public support, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds.

Sixty percent of Americans say they're in favor of Obama's proposal to give two years of free community college tuition to students with a...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Americans Are Growing Less Concerned About The Economy

(3) Comments | Posted January 16, 2015 | 7:57 AM

Americans are less likely to rate economic concerns as important and more likely to express satisfaction with the way things are going in their personal lives. American opinions on torture have shifted since 9/11. And most people think Congress is great at representing the wealthy.This is HuffPollster for Thursday, January...

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Most People Think Congress Is Great At Representing Wealthy, But Not The Less Well-Off

(23) Comments | Posted January 15, 2015 | 5:30 PM

Most Americans don't think that members of Congress -- a majority of whom are millionaires -- do a good job of representing the less well-off, according to the results of a new HuffPost/YouGov poll.

While 87 percent say the wealthy are somewhat or very well represented...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Obama's Approval Is Up, But By How Much?

(23) Comments | Posted January 15, 2015 | 7:49 AM

New national polls released on Wednesday confirm a rise in President Obama's approval rating. Republicans lose their post-election advantage as the party Americans prefer to set the agenda. And many blame a double standard for hurting women in business. This is HuffPollster for Thursday, January 15, 2015.


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Obama's Approval Rating Ticks Up Amid Good Economic News

(83) Comments | Posted January 14, 2015 | 6:13 PM

After nearly a year of static approval ratings, President Barack Obama's numbers are showing signs of a modest rise.

Obama's approval rating languished in the mid-40s through nearly all of 2014, seemingly unaffected by a raft of foreign policy crises and a bruising election cycle, before ticking up...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Congress' Approval Rating Remains Dismal

(9) Comments | Posted January 14, 2015 | 7:56 AM

Despite a change in leadership, Americans are still down on Congress. Mitt Romney faces a significant hurdle in challenging Jeb Bush from the right. And Americans are often disappointed by their expectations for future scientific progress. This is HuffPollster for Wednesday, January 14, 2015.


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