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Anti-Incumbent Sentiment At Record Levels, Economy No. 1 Issue In 2010 (POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Anti-incumbency sentiment is at unprecedented levels, according to a recent USA Today-Gallup survey, spelling trouble for the Democratic majority in C...

Glenn Beck: Wrong Again

Steve Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Young

Glenn Beck gas assured his grieving, tea-party revolutionaries, not to worry. With the vote, President Obama will no longer be able to lead.

The Media Myth of Obama's "Falling Poll Numbers"

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Is there anything unusual in Obama's approval number, other than the fact that it nearly doubles the rating his predecessor left office with? No, not really.

America's Fittest Cities: Gallup Calculates The Nation's Obesity Rate (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

As the health care debate continues to rage, Americans are deluged with stories about the obesity epidemic and its corrosive effects on the nation's h...

AAPOR2010: Jeff Jones

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Today at the AAPOR Conference in Chicago, I interviewed Jeff Jones, managing editor of the Gallup Poll, on his work using the generic House vote to pr...

Weekly Mulch: Politics Confuse Public Perception of Climate Change

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Americans don't know what to think about climate change anymore. A few years ago, the public more or less tr...

America's Most Obese Areas Have A Few Things In Common

Halle Tecco | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Halle Tecco

All of the 10 most obese metro areas fall within the bottom two-thirds of all areas surveyed for frequent exercise. When asked if people had a safe place to exercise, the areas came in below national average.

Arizona's immigration bill: Not enough national polling yet

Margie Omero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Margie Omero

A week and a half ago, Arizona Governor Brewer signed the nation's toughest--and most controversial--immigration law. The law, recently revised, has g...

Obama Poll Watch -- February, 2010

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The president's approval and disapproval numbers are within kissing distance. When will Obama turn this around? Will he turn this around?

Feeding the Golem--My Jewish Friends Are Addicted to Anger and Fear Too

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Larry Gellman

In a recent article, I wondered out loud why most of people say they want to be happy and yet spend an ever-increasing amount of time and energy readi...

Underemployment Near 20 Percent

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Nearly 20 percent of the U.S. workforce lacked adequate employment in January and struggled to make ends meet with reduced resources and bleak job pro...

Americans' Favorite Foreign Countries (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Gallup has released data from polls that show American's attitudes to the 20 nations that figure most prominently in news and foreign policy. Can you ...

McDonald: Does Enthusiasm Portend High Turnout in 2010?

Guest Pollster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Guest Pollster

As Nate Silver notes, a recent USA Today/Gallup poll finds that that 62% of registered voters say they are "more enthusiastic than usual about voting" in the upcoming midterm elections.

Bump Watch

Margie Omero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Margie Omero

A watched pot never boils, so the saying goes. But in Washington, it can seem like every watched pot boils. Casual remarks and minor poll movements...

Obama Poll Watch -- January, 2010

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.03.2010 | Politics
Chris Weigant

After taking a look at Obama's numbers for the month, we continue our march backwards through history, this month serving up a comparison between Obama and Richard Nixon's term-and-a-half.

About that Gallup Instant Poll

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

USA Today and Gallup released results from a one night survey yesterday that are very encouraging for Democrats: 49% of the adults surveyed nation-wid...

Americans Really Don't Want the Baucus Insurance Tax

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

Two polls in two days found widespread opposition to the insurance tax, and broad support for an income surtax on the wealthiest households. It's pretty clear where the political center is.

The Challenge of Arab Unemployment -- An Issue We Must Not Ignore!

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yvonne R. Davis

While the problem of unemployment in the Arab world seems insurmountable, there are a number of initiatives being implemented and proffered in the region to begin to put a dent in the problem.

Pollster Analysis: Obama Not Losing Support From Independents

Pollster | Charles Franklin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics for Obama has not plummeted among independents, and that needs to be clarified before it becomes erroneous conventional wisdom. It especial...

Much Good Is Done By Government Workers

Max Stier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Stier

Lost in the inflammatory rhetoric is what our government and its dedicated public servants accomplish every day -- the delivery of vital services to deal with seemingly intractable problems.

Who Speaks for Islam?

Dalia Mogahed | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dalia Mogahed

From Morocco to Malaysia, Muslim respondents described their respect for much of what the West holds dear: freedom of the press, the rule of law, and transparency and accountability of government.

Gallup Poll: Obama Job Approval Falls Below 50%

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama's job approval rating has fallen to 49% in today's Gallup poll -- the first time his approval has dipped below 50% and a sharp ...

Re: Liberal Democrats and Obama - Response to Chris Bowers

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

My friend Chris Bowers posted a thoughtful response to my column from this week, which argued that only a small fraction of liberal Democrats have gro...

Liberal Democrats and Obama Approval

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Does Barack Obama have a liberal revolt on his hands? If you read progressive blogs, you would say yes, but if you talk to a representative sample of ...

More on Gibbs and Gallup

Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emily Swanson

Our own Kristen Soltis and Charles Franklin have more on Robert Gibbs' verbal scuffle with Gallup posted at Politico Arena. Soltis: Here's how I thi...