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Natalie Jackson

'Undecided' Still Winning The Republican Primary Contest | Natalie Jackson | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics

A new Quinnipiac University national poll shows there’s still only one clear leader in the Republican presidential primary race: Undecided. The p...

Natalie Jackson

6 Simple Questions Everyone Can (And Should) Ask About Data | Natalie Jackson | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics

A data fabrication scandal has rocked the media and academic worlds. In December 2014, many media outlets reported on a seemingly groundbreaking study...

In the Good Old Summertime - or Overtime?

Kathleen Weldon | Posted 05.27.2015 | Travel
Kathleen Weldon

As the summer begins, Americans plan to enjoy their traditional summer vacations, a time for swimming, sunning, relaxing and - checking work emails? What polling tells us about vacation in America from the 1940s to today, from the Roper Center for Public Opinion archive:

Janie Velencia

NY Governor's Approval Rating Drops To An All-Time Low | Janie Velencia | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics

It's been a rocky second term for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D). According to a Siena Research Institute survey, a record low 41 percent of New York ...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Even Republicans Aren't Happy With The New GOP-Led Congress | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.22.2015 | Politics

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 coul...

Natalie Jackson

Don't Care About The 2016 Election Yet? You're Part Of The 74 Percent | Natalie Jackson | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics

How many Americans are already paying close attention to the 2016 presidential campaign? Just a quarter, according to the latest CBS News/New York Tim...

Mark Blumenthal

Why The Polls Missed The Mark On The UK Elections | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics

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 ...

Mark Blumenthal

Here's What the Polls Say About Today's UK Election | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics

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 Bus...

Janie Velencia

Jeb Bush Trails In Early Iowa Poll | Janie Velencia | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is trailing six other Republican presidential hopefuls in an early Iowa Republican caucus poll conducted by Quinnipiac U...

Natalie Jackson

Why Carson And Fiorina Won't Win | Natalie Jackson | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics

There’s something different about a couple of this week’s entrants into the contest for the Republican presidential nomination. In the mix of gove...

Janie Velencia

More Americans Are Comfortable With A Gay Presidential Candidate Than With An Evangelical One | Janie Velencia | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics

More Americans feel comfortable with a presidential candidate who identifies as gay or lesbian than with one who identifies as an evangelical Christia...

Energy Solution or Accident Waiting to Happen: The Public and Nuclear Power

Kathleen Weldon | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics
Kathleen Weldon

While the history of support and opposition to nuclear power has been largely defined by the series of accidents that have brought safety into question, nuclear energy's role in preventing air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions has also been important in decision-making around nuclear development.

Mark Blumenthal

Polls Still Show Rising Support For Same Sex Marriage | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics

Pollsters measure and contemplate the rapid rise in support for same sex marriage. Democrats continue to dominate among Millennials. And there's a "re...

Public Attitudes About Mental Health

Kathleen Weldon | Posted 04.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Weldon

Mental health care in the U.S. underwent significant changes over the past decade. But what does the public think -- how important do they think mental health problems are and how much do such issues affect their lives?

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Has Rubio Really Jumped To The Head Of The GOP Pack? | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 04.25.2015 | Politics

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. An...

Mark Blumenthal

Do These Poll Ratings Mark A Turning Point For Obamacare? | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics

Favorable impressions of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act have increased slightly in recent months, showing the highest positive rating in...

Natalie Jackson

Here's Why We Can't Predict 2016 Based On Past Presidential Elections | Natalie Jackson | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics

Right now, the 2016 stories are all about individual presidential candidates -- Hillary and Jeb and Rand and Ted and maybe Martin. But let's just put ...

Nine Historical Polling Results That Might Surprise You

Kathleen Weldon | Posted 04.17.2015 | Politics
Kathleen Weldon

As a snapshot of public attitudes at a particular moment in time, polls can bring history to life - and sometimes shake current perceptions of what people believed in the past.

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: How Inevitable Is Hillary Clinton? | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 04.17.2015 | Politics

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...

Janie Velencia

Americans Want Congress To Have A Say On Iran Deal | Janie Velencia | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

A significant majority of Americans want Congress to be involved in the proposed nuclear agreement with Iran, according to a new Suffolk University/US...

Takeaways From Rahm Emanuel's Win

Brian Stryker | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics
Brian Stryker

Ultimately, after much ado about Emanuel being on the outs in February, the mayor held a lead throughout the entire runoff and closed out Garcia in a convincing manner.

Janie Velencia

Hillary Clinton Starts 2016 Better Positioned Than 2008 | Janie Velencia | Posted 04.12.2015 | Politics

In 2007, Hillary Clinton entered the race for the democratic presidential nomination with a strong lead over her potential Democratic opponents. She ...

When I'm 64, or Maybe 63? Public Views About Retirement Age

Kathleen Weldon | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics
Kathleen Weldon

Many Baby Boomers are facing a difficult decision: when to retire? Their personal choices are being made in the context of a longstanding debate about the appropriate age for workers to leave the workforce.

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: A Second Look At Clinton's Swing State Numbers | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 04.10.2015 | Politics

General election horse race questions may rise and fall, but they have little predictive value 18 months before an election. The Conservatives pull sl...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Hillary Clinton Takes A Slight Dip In Swing States | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics

Hillary Clinton loses a few percentage points in general election matchups in three swing states. Americans want a deal with Iran, but have doubts the...