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Dramatic Change in Racial Makeup of Gallup Tracking Poll as Likely Voter Results Begin

Alan Abramowitz | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics
Alan Abramowitz

Although Gallup does not report the racial composition of its tracking poll sample in its weekly presidential approval results, we can estimate the racial makeup of the sample by extrapolating from the reported approval rating of the president among whites, nonwhites and all adults.

Mark Blumenthal

Polling Switch A 'Wipe Out' Of Obama's Lead | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

UPDATE -- 1:30 p.m. : On Tuesday, Gallup released its first polling results on the presidential race among respondents they consider most likely to vo...

Skewed Polls Nonsense

Simon Jackman | Posted 09.28.2012 | Politics
Simon Jackman

Set against this context, it is not unreasonable to ask if the polls could be wrong. But based on the evidence, it would be unreasonable to conclude that the polls are giving us a qualitatively incorrect impression of how the election is shaping up.

50 Shades of Crazy: Skewed Polls

Jason Stanford | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Mitt Romney's gaffes keep pumping air under Barack Obama's convention bounce, and Republicans say that the same polls that liberals complained about in 2004 are, you guessed it, "skewed."

U.S. Distrust In Media Hits Record High

Posted 09.21.2012 | Media

A new Gallup poll released on Friday found that U.S. distrust in the media hit a record high. The results are based off a survey distributed betwee...

Fatter, Slower, Sicker

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 10.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

The vast majority of Americans still consider their food choices as a personal matter and exercise of individual freedom that should not be regulated or interfered with. That's understandable, but the consequences are plain to see.

Majority Of Americans Dissatisfied With Public Education, But Like Their Own Schools

Posted 08.31.2012 | Education

More than half of Americans are dissatisfied with American public education, but are more inclined to rate their own children’s schools highly, acco...

Congress Hits Record Low

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics

Just one in 10 Americans approves of the job Congress is doing, according to a Gallup poll released Tuesday, tying the branch's lowest approval rating...

Andrea Stone

What Americans Really Think About The TSA | Andrea Stone | Posted 08.09.2012 | Travel

Forget the latest horror story about the Transportation Security Administration. A majority of Americans think the TSA is alright, according to a new ...

New Poll Indicates Worldwide Distrust In Local Job Markets

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 08.02.2012 | Business

Newly released Gallup poll data from 2011 show most of the world was pessimistic about the job market last year, with 57 percent of adults surveyed ac...

Is There Really An Enthusiasm Gap Between Democrats and Republicans?

Alan Abramowitz | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics
Alan Abramowitz

Republicans will almost certainly enjoy an advantage in turnout this year but it won't be because of their greater enthusiasm.


Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 09.24.2012 | Business
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

There is no task that is more important to the future of the country. Trust-building must be job number one for those who love America and are committed to keeping it the greatest nation on earth.

American Confidence In Organized Religion At All Time Low

Posted 07.13.2012 | Religion

According to a recent Gallup poll, the number of Americans who have faith in organized religion is at an all-time low. Only 44 percent of Americans...

Why has Obama Taken the Lead in the Gallup Poll?

Alan Abramowitz | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics
Alan Abramowitz

Based on what we know about the likely racial composition of registered voters in the U.S., the results from the most recent three-week period are probably a more accurate estimate of the current state of the 2012 presidential race than earlier results.

Who's Responsible For The Evolution/Creation Controversy? It's Not So Simple

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.09.2012 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Are religious people responsible for promoting the continuing battle between evolution and creationism? Of course! But that does not mean that ALL religious people are playing this role.

Americans Hate Wall Street, Just Not As Much As They Hate Washington

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 06.28.2012 | Business

American faith in Wall Street just hit a record low, but, hey, at least it's not Washington. Twenty-one percent of Americans reported confidence in...

Americans Most Unlikely To Vote For Atheist, Muslim Candidate For President

Posted 06.27.2012 | Religion

While ninety percent of Americans would vote for a black, a woman, Catholic, Hispanic, or Jewish presidential candidate, only 54 percent would vote fo...

How Religious Are Americans, Really?!

Nigel Barber | Posted 08.26.2012 | Science
Nigel Barber

Religion remains stronger here than in Europe whether one looks at objective evidence or self reports. But that is not saying much.

Confidence In U.S. Public Schools Hits New Low

Posted 07.17.2012 | Education

Confidence in America’s public schools has hit a record low, with only 29 percent of respondents expressing “a great deal” or “quite a lot” ...

Gallup Poll's Race Issues Should Be Singled Out

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 08.19.2012 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Over the weekend, The Huffington Post ran an in-depth analysis of the way the Gallup Poll handles race in its survey samples. (Go read it if you haven...

Third Time's a Charm for Obama

Abby Huntsman | Posted 08.17.2012 | Politics
Abby Huntsman

If he's able to convince (or even scare) Americans that a vote for Romney is a vote for "what got us into this mess," it might be a tipping point in swinging support to his corner.

Mark Blumenthal

Why Gallup Poll Is Down On President Obama | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the race for president between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama now shifting into high gear, politicians, journalists and the general p...

Jeffrey Young

Health Care Repeal Threatens 20-Somethings | Jeffrey Young | Posted 06.08.2012 | Money

The rate of young adults without health insurance has dropped because of President Barack Obama's health care reform law, but expanded coverage for th...

Evolving Gallup's Poll On Evolution

Rev. Michael Dowd | Posted 08.04.2012 | Religion
Rev. Michael Dowd

Once again, Gallup has polled Americans on the question of human origins. Once again, the biased wording of the three belief statements on the menu of choices forces respondents into camps that do not reflect the views of many Americans.

The State of the Union: The View From America's Front Porch

Steven Cohen | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics
Steven Cohen

While we should be deeply concerned about the inability of our economy to generate sufficient employment, and most Americans are concerned about the economy, most people do not see a crisis. How do Americans in 2012 feel about their quality of life?