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Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Has Obama Approval Leveled Off?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

President Obama's approval rating may be leveling off after increasing in late 2014. A majority of young Americans support the rights of transgendered...

No Backlash Against Torture

Peter J. Woolley | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics
Peter J. Woolley

Just before the U.S. Senate released its report at the end of 2014 on the CIA's use of "harsh interrogation" tactics against prisoners, the question was whether or not the report would provoke a public backlash against torture. The answer is no.

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Netanyahu Visit Polarizes Americans

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics

Nearly half of Americans disagree with Republican's Netanyahu speech invite, with Democrats being more in dissent. Republicans rate Netanyahu more fav...

Mark Blumenthal

Why It's Hard To Predict Who Would Get Blamed For A DHS Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 02.28.2015 | Politics

On Friday afternoon, House Republicans said no to a funding bill that would have kept the Department of Homeland Security in business for another thre...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFPOLLSTER: Democrats Win On Image, Republicans Even Or Better On Issues

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics

Democrats have a more positive image, but Republicans are stronger on key issues. CPAC tries to guess the next president through a straw poll. And a p...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Clinton Has Big Early Lead In Iowa

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics

Hillary Clinton's massive early Iowa lead is a big change from 2008. Walker's polling surge may persist if it triggers endorsements from party leaders...

Janie Velencia

An Officially Christian America Sounds Just Right To Most Republicans

HuffingtonPost.com | Janie Velencia | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics

Republican Party candidates like to say that America is a Christian nation. It turns out most Republicans are willing to make that official. Fifty-...

Fly Me to the Moon: The Public and NASA

Kathleen Weldon | Posted 02.25.2015 | Science
Kathleen Weldon

In polls the American public has shown pride in the country's accomplishments in space exploration, along with concern about the costs involved. A review of public attitudes about the space program, from the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research archives.

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Walker Takes Early Lead In Iowa Caucus

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics

Scott Walker has the early lead in Iowa, as have many other candidates in the past. Support for the use of military force against ISIS grows. And Amer...

Mark Blumenthal

Poll: Keeping DHS Open More Important Than Opposing Obama On Immigration

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics

Americans care more about keeping the Department of Homeland Security open than about rolling back President Barack Obama's executive actions on immig...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Support For Legal Marijuana Remains Strong In Colorado

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

Support for legalized marijuana remains strong in Colorado. Most Americans agree that Muslims face discrimination. And a growing minority support send...

Janie Velencia

Democrats Don't Feel As Warmly Toward Israel As They Used To

HuffingtonPost.com | Janie Velencia | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

While most Americans continue to feel positively toward Israel, a Gallup poll released Monday shows that Democrats have experienced a significant decl...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Americans Back Obama's Tax Proposal On Capital Gains

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics

Americans support a proposal to raise capital gains taxes on the wealthy. Israel maintains a high favorable rating. And the source of massive batch of...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Middle Class Sees Opportunities Decline

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

Americans see less opportunity for the middle class, but remain divided on solutions. Worries about ISIS grow. And 2016 looks different for Hillary Cl...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Who Represents The Future In 2016?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 02.19.2015 | Politics

Republicans are just beginning to consider their choices for 2016. Women see Hillary as representing the future rather than the past. And uncertainty ...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Obama's Ratings Increase On Economy, Not Terrorism

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 02.19.2015 | Politics

The economy is boosting President Obama, but his rating on terrorism remains low. Hillary Clinton has an early lead in three battleground states, but ...

Natalie Jackson

2014 Was The Year Robopolls Got Lucky

HuffingtonPost.com | Natalie Jackson | Posted 02.19.2015 | Politics

Last year automated phone polls, sometimes called "robopolls," got closer on average to the actual election results than most other surveys. Yet such ...

Mark Blumenthal

Christie Trails Clinton By 23 Points In New Jersey

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 02.17.2015 | Politics

Hillary Clinton enjoys a huge lead over Chris Christie in his home state. Americans are unhappy with how Obama is handling ISIS. And it's all within t...

Janie Velencia

Chris Christie's Ratings Drop To A Record Low

HuffingtonPost.com | Janie Velencia | Posted 02.16.2015 | Politics

Approval ratings for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) are the lowest they have been since he took office in 2010, a new Rutgers-Eagleton poll finds....

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Americans Support Granting Obama Military Authorization On ISIS

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics

A majority of Americans support giving Obama authorization to use force against ISIS. Voters think Scott Walker would make a better president than Jeb...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Top Pollsters Ranked On 2014 Campaign Spending

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics

Open Secrets releases a new tool that tracks spending on polls and other campaign expenses. Americans see growth in economy but little personal change...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Americans' Economic Outlook Continues To Rise

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics

Good news about gas prices leads an improving economic outlook. Only a third of Americans consider Brian Williams trustworthy. And a majority says the...

Janie Velencia

Only 34 Percent Of Americans Believe Brian Williams Is Trustworthy: Poll

HuffingtonPost.com | Janie Velencia | Posted 02.10.2015 | Media

After a week of controversy around Brian Williams' recount of an incident during the Iraq War, a significant fraction of Americans view him as untrust...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Large Majority Trusts Childhood Vaccines

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 02.10.2015 | Politics

A huge majority considers the MMR vaccine safe for children. The emerging Democratic domestic policy agenda focuses on parents. And Hillary Clinton's ...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Growing Economy Good News For Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 02.09.2015 | Politics

AP-GfK finds growing optimism about the economy and the president. A new NH poll continues to show a competitive GOP field. And CQ Researcher dives de...