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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...

Janie Velencia

Americans Want A Deal With Iran But Don't Think They'll Like It | Janie Velencia | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics

Last week, President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. and Iran had reached a framework for a historic nuclear agreement. Standing in the White Hou...

Natalie Jackson

To Poll Or Not To Poll On Elizabeth Warren And Donald Trump | Natalie Jackson | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics

There’s something odd about the early polls on the 2016 presidential primaries. No, it’s not just that the first primary is still over eight m...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Can Rand Paul Win The GOP Nomination? | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics

Pollsters consider the prospects for Rand Paul's candidacy. A plurality of Americans say current drug sentencing laws are too harsh. And Americans are...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: New Jersey Wants Indicted Senator To Remain In Office, For Now | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics

New Jerseyans wants Sen. Menendez to stay in office unless he is proven guilty. Republicans have doubts about Ted Cruz' electability. And they split e...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Strickland Leads Portman For Ohio Senate | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 04.06.2015 | Politics

Ohio's 2016 Senate race looks competitive. Republicans nationwide prefer a candidate who avoids a no-tax-hike pledge. And wording matters more than us...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Polls Find Varying Support For Iran Nuclear Deal | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 04.03.2015 | Politics

Recent polls show support for an Iran nuclear deal, but with wide variation. Early interest in the presidential campaign is down compared to 2007. And...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Smartphone Growth Is Transforming The Way We Use The Internet | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 04.02.2015 | Politics

Smartphone usage transforms the way Americans access the internet, and offers new paths for polling. A new national poll gives Jeb Bush the edge for t...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Obama Approval Rating Holds Steady | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics

A new national poll finds Obama approval at 47 percent, about what other surveys have been measuring for the last few months. Many Republicans are con...

Natalie Jackson

The Real GOP Front-Runner Is 'Undecided' | Natalie Jackson | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics

The real front-runner for the 2016 Republican New Hampshire primary has a surprising name: Undecided. That’s the key finding in a Suffolk Univer...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Americans Favor A Nuclear Deal With Iran | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics

Polls find support for a nuclear deal with Iran, but by varying margins. Clinton's support drops in three swing states but she still runs ahead in Ohi...

Janie Velencia

Republican Candidates To Enter A Tight Primary Race In New Hampshire | Janie Velencia | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics

There are a lot of potential hats in the ring to be the 2016 Republican candidate, and two new state polls suggest that New Hampshire voters have not ...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Ted Cruz Sees Recognition Bump | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics

Ted Cruz gets a bump in recognition after announcing his candidacy. Hillary Clinton's standing among Democrats is higher now than in 2007. And swing s...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Americans Are More Ready Than Ever To Elect A Female President | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 03.27.2015 | Politics

Americans of all parties are more ready for a female president than they were four years ago. In New Hampshire, more Republicans are pro-choice than p...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Obamacare Expands Coverage For Latinos | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

Obamacare has increased health coverage for Latinos, yet one in four remain uninformed about ACA marketplaces. Ted Cruz falls ideologically in line wi...