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Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: America's Opinions On Migrant Crisis Depend On How You Ask

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

Differing wording leads to different findings on the migrant children arriving in the U.S. Polling on the House race offers few hints of a 2010-like G...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Nationwide Web Poll Gives GOP Senate Edge

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

CBS and The New York Times unveil a massive new online panel tracking survey conducted by YouGov, showing the GOP with a slight edge in the Senate. Th...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Americans Are Pessimistic About Peace In The Middle East

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 07.26.2014 | Politics

American's views of the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict are about the same as they were during a previous conflict 12 years ago. A majority of Am...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Democrats Lag In Election Enthusiasm

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics

A new national poll gives Republicans an advantage on enthusiasm, but not as big as in 2010. The current border crisis has Americans placing greater i...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Why Did Polling Miss The Georgia Runoff?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics

Another Republican runoff brings another miss for the polls. The Wisconsin gubernatorial race remains deadlocked, while Florida looks increasingly clo...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: New Polls Show Colorado Senate Race Tied, Hagan Up In North Carolina

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

PPP releases new polls in North Carolina and Colorado. Georgia polls have shown a consistent leader in today's Republican Senate runoff election. And ...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Americans' Negative Opinions Of Russia Worsened Dramatically This Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

Negative views of Russia are on the rise among Americans. A new poll finds polarized views of Hillary Clinton's tenure as Secretary of State. And Amer...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: America's Wariness Toward Iraq Involvement Continues

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

Another poll finds Americans wary of responsibility for the turmoil in Iraq. African-American turnout in the South could be critical to control of the...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Two Surveys Differ On Colorado Senate Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics

Two new polls show a close Colorado Senate race, but with differing margins. Washington Post modelers explain why their Senate forecast is so confiden...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Do Robopolls Get It Wrong?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

A campaign pollster says it's time for the media to ignore surveys that don't call cell phones. Three new polls tackle immigration. And while Scott Br...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Washington Gets Poor Marks On Immigration Crisis

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

Americans are unhappy with the way everyone in Washington is handling immigration. Two prominent Senate forecast models both incorporate polling yet d...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: On Impeachment And Cupcakes

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

Gallup finds changing partisan views of the Supreme Court but an unchanged overall rating. About two-third of Republicans say they want to impeach Pre...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: How Obama's Approval Rating Breaks Down By Religion

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics

Muslims approve of President Obama more than any other American religious group. Gallup finds no evidence of reduced Democratic strength among college...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Views Of Supreme Court Shift After Hobby Lobby Ruling

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

Partisans had a predictable reaction to Supreme Court in the wake of the Hobby Lobby decision. Forecasters debate the merits of the polls, partisan an...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Worldwide Opinion Sours On Russia

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

Negative ratings of Russia are on the rise worldwide. Americans want to hear less from Sarah Palin. And the Washington Post puts its charts before the...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Fewer Than Ever Americans Still Use Landline Phones

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

The growth of "cell phone only" Americans is cooling off only among young adults. Few are optimistic about prospects for peace in the Middle East. And...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Michelle Obama's Ratings Are Breaking The Pattern For First Ladies

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

Andy Kohut explains why Michelle Obama's popularity continues to soar above her husband's. Most Americans continue to align with one of the two partie...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: What Happens When You Ask Americans To Name The Worst President

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

United GOP loathing for Obama translates into lots of click-throughs. Facebook apologizes for communicating 'poorly.' Harry Reid doesn't like polling,...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Big Data Knows Who's Watching The World Cup

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

Americans like corporate wellness programs...if they're voluntary. Views of the ACA remain stable, but fewer American attribute their opinions to news...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Reviewing The Polling On Hobby Lobby

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision, we look back at previous polling -- and why it's not always consistent. Hillary Clinton ...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Obama's Approval Rating Takes A Dip

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics

Polls from six different pollsters confirm that President Obama's job approval rating dropped slightly in late June. Economic pessimism among groups i...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Exploring America's Political Typology

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

Two North Carolina polls bring good news for the Democratic incumbent. A massive study of political "typologies" finds divisions far beyond left, righ...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Why The Polls Missed In Mississippi

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

In Mississippi, an unprecedented turnout helped incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran defeat his tea party challenger. We explore why a handful of public polls ...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: What We Don't Know About Tuesday's Mississippi Runoff

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

Voters in Mississippi and six other states hold primaries elections today, but most attention is focused the Cochran-McDaniel runoff in Mississippi. P...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Reviewing The Oklahoma Senate Primary Polls

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

A leader emerges in Oklahoma's upcoming Republican primary for U.S. Senate. Gallup finds five percent of Americans bought insurance through the ACA ex...