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A Record Percentage Of Americans Now Say They're Social Liberals

(281) Comments | Posted May 22, 2015 | 2:01 PM

For the first time in at least 16 years, Americans are equally likely to describe themselves as socially liberal as they are to say they're social conservatives, a new Gallup poll finds.

Thirty-one percent of Americans say they're liberal on social issues, with another 31 percent calling themselves...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Even Republicans Aren't Happy With The New GOP-Led Congress

(126) Comments | Posted May 22, 2015 | 8:28 AM

Democrats and Republicans alike are unhappy with the GOP-led Congress. Fox looks to the polls to narrow down contenders in the GOP debate, which could present some problems. And a new case of survey fraud underscores the need for greater transparency. This is HuffPollster for Friday, May 22, 2015.

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Here's What Democrats And Republicans Think About Their 2016 Candidates So Far

(25) Comments | Posted May 21, 2015 | 6:40 PM

Democrats might prefer to see a few more presidential challengers enter the race, while Republicans may wish their candidate list was winnowed down -- but voters in both parties say they're largely happy with their options, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds.

Democrats know who they're voting for, while the GOP field remains wide open

Most Republicans say they're already following election coverage, but they're far from making up their minds, with just 29 percent saying they have a preferred candidate. Democrats, with significantly fewer options, mostly say they have a good idea of who they'll choose. While the poll didn't ask specifically which candidate they preferred, it's a good bet that most are supporting Hillary Clinton -- in an earlier poll, nearly 60 percent called her their top choice for a nominee.

Neither party is especially happy with the size of its presidential field...

The grass is always greener on the other side of the ballot: a 45 percent plurality of Democratic voters say their party has too few presidential candidates, while a similar 41 percent of Republican voters say they have too many. Fewer than a third in either party say they have about the right number.

...but they're happy overall with the candidates they have.
A majority of voters in both parties -- 59 percent of Democrats, and 66 percent of Republicans -- say they're either enthusiastic about or satisfied with the field of primary candidates running in their party. Fewer than a quarter describe themselves as either dissatisfied or upset.

Even those who complain about the number of candidates are largely content. Sixty-nine percent of the Republican voters who wish there were fewer candidates running still say they're at least satisfied, as do 54 percent of the Democrats who'd like to see more challengers enter the race.

The HuffPost/YouGov poll consisted of 1,000 completed interviews conducted May 19-20 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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After Amtrak Crash, Most Americans Aren't Worried About The Safety Of Train Travel

(10) Comments | Posted May 18, 2015 | 5:43 PM

The Amtrak crash in Philadelphia that killed eight people last week hasn't shaken most Americans' faith in the overall safety of train travel, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds.

While 87 percent of Americans say they've heard at least something about the accident, most don't see it...

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Americans Doubt The Supreme Court's Objectivity, But Don't Believe It Wields Excessive Power

(37) Comments | Posted May 14, 2015 | 12:56 PM

With the Supreme Court slated to issue wide-ranging rulings this year that could affect the fates of the Affordable Care Act and gay marriage laws nationwide, Americans have mixed feelings about the judicial branch, a HuffPost/YouGov poll shows. The public lacks confidence that the justices will prioritize the...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Why The Polls Missed The Mark On The UK Elections

(3) Comments | Posted May 13, 2015 | 9:40 AM

The UK elections give polling a black eye. Is it time to start ignoring polls? And the Huffington Post joins AAPOR's Transparency Initiative. This is HuffPollster for Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

HUFFPOST JOINS AAPOR'S TRANSPARENCY INITIATIVE - On Wednesday, the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) welcomed...

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America Is Deeply Divided Over How Media Covers Race, Police Misconduct

(112) Comments | Posted May 11, 2015 | 6:02 PM

Americans may largely agree on the charges filed against Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, but they remain deeply divided over the way his case, and others like it, have been covered by the media.

Across racial and political lines, most say it...

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Americans Are Way More Worried About Another Recession Than A Terrorist Attack

(58) Comments | Posted May 11, 2015 | 1:43 PM

Americans' long-pessimistic views of the economy have generally improved this year, but most are still concerned that their financial troubles aren't over.

In a new GW Battleground poll, 73 percent of voters say that they're at least somewhat worried that their family will suffer the effects...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Here's What the Polls Say About Today's UK Election

(0) Comments | Posted May 7, 2015 | 8:49 AM

Polls in the UK forecast a close outcome with both major parties short of a majority. Hillary Clinton 'takes a hit,' or maybe she doesn't. And Jeb Bush runs stronger nationwide than he does in Iowa. This is HuffPollster for Thursday, May 7, 2015.

British voters cast their ballots on...

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Most Americans Agree With The Charges Against Officers For Freddie Gray's Death

(103) Comments | Posted May 4, 2015 | 4:26 PM

Majority Says It Was ‘Right Decision’ to Charge Baltimore Police Officers

A majority of Americans back the decision to bring criminal charges against six Baltimore police officers for the death of Freddie Gray, a...

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More White Americans Are Noticing A Pattern To The Way Police Treat Black Men

(491) Comments | Posted May 1, 2015 | 12:33 PM

Americans say by a 9-point margin that Freddie Gray's death in Baltimore wasn't an isolated incident, but rather part of a broader pattern in how black men are treated by police, according to a HuffPost/YouGov poll conducted before Maryland's state attorney announced Friday that...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Polls Still Show Rising Support For Same Sex Marriage

(13) Comments | Posted May 1, 2015 | 8:36 AM

Pollsters measure and contemplate the rapid rise in support for same sex marriage. Democrats continue to dominate among Millennials. And there's a "reality gap" in perceptions of the ACA. This is HuffPollster for Friday, May 1, 2015.

SUPPORT FOR SAME-SEX MARRIAGE REMAINS HIGH - Quinnipiac University Poll: "American voters support...

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Republicans Are Now Seen As The More Extreme Party

(592) Comments | Posted April 28, 2015 | 3:34 PM

In a shift of opinion since the 2014 midterms, Americans now consider the Republican Party more extreme than the Democratic Party, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds.

In the days just after the GOP retook the Senate last November, Americans were evenly split as to which...

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Republicans Overwhelmingly Think Their Party Was Justified In Opposing Loretta Lynch

(237) Comments | Posted April 27, 2015 | 5:07 PM

Senate Republicans who opposed Loretta Lynch's nomination as attorney general lost the battle to keep her from being confirmed, but many Americans, including the vast majority of their party, think they were justified in disputing her nomination for political reasons.

In a new HuffPost/YouGov poll,...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Has Rubio Really Jumped To The Head Of The GOP Pack?

(139) Comments | Posted April 24, 2015 | 9:27 AM

Marco Rubio is the latest Republican to get a modest horse race poll bounce, but will it last? Support for same sex marriage hits another new high. And Chris Christie has a bad week. This is HuffPollster for Friday, April 24, 2015.

Presidential aspirants can get poll "bounces" when they...

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Same-Sex Marriage Heads To The Supreme Court With Record Public Support

(190) Comments | Posted April 23, 2015 | 2:33 PM

With the Supreme Court taking up same-sex marriage next week, support for protection of marriage equality is as high as it's ever been with 61 percent of Americans in favor, according to a new Washington Post/ABC poll.

The survey also finds specific support for same-sex...

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Here's What Americans Think Of The 2016 Campaign Logos

(74) Comments | Posted April 20, 2015 | 3:48 PM

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) may be polling in the middle of the pack in early primary states, but his logo is faring considerably better: 63 percent of Americans say they like Cruz's flame design, according to a new YouGov poll.

Just like...

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Republicans Are Enthusiastic About Scott Walker, Divided On Jeb Bush

(122) Comments | Posted April 17, 2015 | 4:33 PM

Republicans are most enthusiastic about the prospects of nominating Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for president, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds, but they're open to rallying around a number of potential candidates -- with the possible exception of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

Members of the party are generally...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: How Inevitable Is Hillary Clinton?

(104) Comments | Posted April 17, 2015 | 8:09 AM

This week the polling analysts were ready to dissect Hillary Clinton's prospects for the White House. Scott Walker's approval rating fell in Wisconsin. And the debate over telephone versus online samples is far from over. This is HuffPollster for Friday, April 17, 2015.


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Scott Walker's Approval Drops In Wisconsin

(730) Comments | Posted April 16, 2015 | 4:13 PM

Wisconsin voters' opinions of Gov. Scott Walker (R) have slipped since last fall, a new Marquette University Law School survey finds.

Forty-one percent now approve of Walker's performance, while 56 percent disapprove. In October, 49 percent approved and 47 percent disapproved.

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