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Stop Asking for Margin of Error in Polling Research

Stop Asking for Margin of Error in Polling Research

Annie Pettit  01.30.2015
Sometimes, the best measure of the quality of research is how transparent your vendor is when they describe their research methodology,...
HUFFPOLLSTER: Scientists' Opinions Are Very Different From Most Americans'

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

Mark Blumenthal  01.30.2015
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...
HUFFPOLLSTER: Economic Recovery Seen As Mostly Helping The Rich

HUFFPOLLSTER: Economic Recovery Seen As Mostly Helping The Rich

Mark Blumenthal  01.29.2015
Americans see the economy looking up, but mostly for the wealthy. Many think government action could help improve the middle class, but...
HUFFPOLLSTER: Most Want Congress To Fix Potential Obamacare Gap

HUFFPOLLSTER: Most Want Congress To Fix Potential Obamacare Gap

Mark Blumenthal  01.28.2015
Should the Supreme Court strike down ACA subsidies in federal marketplaces, most would have Congress act to restore them. Current polls...
HUFFPOLLSTER: Gallup's Obama Approval Rating Hits 50 Percent

HUFFPOLLSTER: Gallup's Obama Approval Rating Hits 50 Percent

Mark Blumenthal  01.27.2015
Obama approval hits a milestone on Gallup's daily tracking. Open-ended questions show two very different nomination contests brewing. And...
HUFFPOLLSTER: What 2016 Polling Tells Us, And What It Doesn't

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

Mark Blumenthal  01.26.2015
Early general election trial heats tell us little, but pollsters have other questions to ask. Chris Christie's negatives are higher than...
HUFFPOLLSTER: What Does Obama's Approval Rating Mean For 2016?

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

Mark Blumenthal  01.23.2015
Americans expect Obama to accomplish less in the next two years, but his ratings are rising anyway. And historical precedents points to...
HUFFPOLLSTER: Americans Can't Agree On Whether Congress Should Compromise

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

Mark Blumenthal  01.22.2015
Democrats want compromise more than Republicans. Independents are most likely to up their rating of President Obama in an improving economy....
HUFFPOLLSTER: SOTU Watchers Give Speech Typically Positive Rating

HUFFPOLLSTER: SOTU Watchers Give Speech Typically Positive Rating

Mark Blumenthal  01.21.2015
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...
HUFFPOLLSTER: More Polls Show Obama's Approval Rating Recovering

HUFFPOLLSTER: More Polls Show Obama's Approval Rating Recovering

Mark Blumenthal  01.20.2015
Two new national polls confirm that President Obama's approval rating is rising. Among Republicans, Mitt Romney has a higher favorable...
HUFFPOLLSTER: Americans Are Growing Less Concerned About The Economy

HUFFPOLLSTER: Americans Are Growing Less Concerned About The Economy

Mark Blumenthal  01.16.2015
Americans are less likely to rate economic concerns as important and more likely to express satisfaction with the way things are going...
A Public Divided: Americans' Attitudes About Torture

A Public Divided: Americans' Attitudes About Torture

Kathleen Weldon  01.15.2015
Central to the American public's understanding of the torture debate is their belief that torture provides important information about...
HUFFPOLLSTER: Obama's Approval Is Up, But By How Much?

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

Mark Blumenthal  01.15.2015
New national polls released on Wednesday confirm a rise in President Obama's approval rating. Republicans lose their post-election advantage...
HUFFPOLLSTER: Congress' Approval Rating Remains Dismal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Congress' Approval Rating Remains Dismal

Mark Blumenthal  01.14.2015
Despite a change in leadership, Americans are still down on Congress. Mitt Romney faces a significant hurdle in challenging Jeb Bush from...