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A Staggering Percentage Of Americans Know Someone Who Was Killed With A Gun

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics

Forty percent of Americans know someone who was fatally shot or who committed suicide using a gun, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll shows. In 2013, 11,...

Even Americans Who Favor Gun Control Aren't Very Optimistic About It

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics

In the wake of mass shootings -- of which there have already been more than 200 this year -- the satirical publication The Onion has taken to re...

Republicans Don't Just Hate John Boehner, They Also Dislike The Rest Of The Congressional GOP

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.02.2015 | Politics

When Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) steps down later this year, he'll leave much of his party seething, not only at his tenure, but also ...

HUFFPOLLSTER: Surveys Show Fading Support For Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 10.02.2015 | Politics

TRUMP'S GOP SUPPORT AND RATINGS FADE - Kathy Frankovic: "Although businessman Donald Trump continues to lead the GOP field when it comes to president...

HUFFPOLLSTER: Some Republicans Less Likely to Support Donald Trump Out Loud

The Huffington Post | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 09.18.2015 | Politics

'MODE EFFECT' APPARENT IN TRUMP POLLING - The involvement of an interviewer appears to dampen support for Donald Trump slightly in surveys on the 201...

Bernie Sanders Still Has A 'Bernie Who?' Problem

The Huffington Post | Natalie Jackson | Posted 09.21.2015 | Politics

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Remembering Legendary Pollster Andrew Kohut

The Huffington Post | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 09.11.2015 | Politics

REMEMBERING ANDREW KOHUT - Andrew Kohut, the pollster who founded and led the Pew Research Center, died on Wednesday of complications from leukemia a...

Wages of Win: The Public and the Minimum Wage Debate

Kathleen Weldon | Posted 09.09.2015 | Politics
Kathleen Weldon

Hillary Clinton has suggested $12. Bernie Sanders favors $15. Donald Trump says he thinks a low one is good for the country. Jeb Bush doesn't think the federal government should be setting one at all. The minimum wage is proving a contentious issue in the current presidential race.

HUFFPOLLSTER: Clinton Ratings Fall, Biden Gets A Bump

The Huffington Post | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics

ECONOMIST/YOUGOV FINDS 'BIDEN BUMP' - Kathy Frankovic: "The possibility that Vice President Joe Biden might enter the 2016 Democratic nomination cont...

Republicans Like Obama's Ideas Better When They Think They're Donald Trump's

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics

Figuring out what the public really thinks isn't always an exact science, as anyone who's seen two polls touting completely contradictory results can ...

Republicans Support Outsider Presidential Candidates Over The Establishment, Polls Show

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 09.09.2015 | Politics

Non-politicians are having a moment in the Republican primary. It's not just Donald Trump. Since July, two other candidates have seen their numbers ri...

Despite More Shootings, Americans Are Less Supportive of Tougher Gun Control

Kathleen Weldon | Posted 08.31.2015 | Politics
Kathleen Weldon

Public opinion data over more than 50 years reveals a country ever less willing to restrict gun ownership, even as mass shootings and other high-profile shooting incidents continue to make news.

HUFFPOLLSTER: Support For The GOP Frontrunner Might Just Be Overstated

The Huffington Post | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics

EVIDENCE THAT TRUMP'S SUPPORT OVERSTATED, BUT NOT BY MUCH - Nate Cohn: "Ever since Donald Trump has risen to the top of the polls, Republican strateg...

Rebuilding After Hurricanes: The Public's View

Kathleen Weldon | Posted 08.25.2015 | Politics
Kathleen Weldon

The first time the public was asked about their willingness to pay to rebuild after a disaster was following the flooding caused by Hurricane Floyd in 1999. The country was nearly evenly divided on whether federal funds should be banned from being used.

HUFFPOLLSTER: How Much Are Pollsters Really Getting Paid?

The Huffington Post | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 08.21.2015 | Politics

Most pollsters wish they were paid as well as Donald Trump thinks they are, but FEC filings show that so far few if any are. In an interview with New...

Why Trump's 25 Percent Is Not Enough

The Huffington Post | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 08.19.2015 | Entertainment

Two new national polls show Donald Trump continuing to lead in the race for the GOP presidential nomination. But a combination of basic arithmetic an...

HUFFPOLLSTER: Is Bernie Sanders Really Leading In New Hampshire?

The Huffington Post | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 08.14.2015 | Politics

ABOUT THAT NEW HAMPSHIRE POLL - A new Boston Herald-Franklin Pierce University poll released earlier this week found Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) with...

Bernie Sanders Sees Growing National Support, Boost In New Hampshire Polls

The Huffington Post | Janie Velencia | Posted 08.12.2015 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is surging across the country, as his improbable bid for the Democratic nomination for president draws ever-larger crowds...

The Public and the 22nd Amendment: Third Terms and Lame Ducks

Kathleen Weldon | Posted 08.12.2015 | Politics
Kathleen Weldon

Obama is prevented from re-election by the 22nd Amendment, which has limited presidents to two terms since 1951. The public is strongly supportive of this restriction, but more divided in their perceptions of the effect of the two-term cap on presidential second terms.

HUFFPOLLSTER: Americans See Progress, Room For Improvement On Voting Rights

The Huffington Post | Janie Velencia | Posted 08.07.2015 | Politics

The Voting Rights Act Turned 50 years old this week but polling shows minority voter participation has a way to go. Views on race relations hit a 15-...

Public Opinion on the Voting Rights Act

Kathleen Weldon | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics
Kathleen Weldon

Public opinion polling on voting rights over the last 75 years show a country united in a desire to see the right to vote protected, but divided in their beliefs about how to achieve that goal -- or whether the goal has already been reached.

Pollsters Worried FCC Chairman Doesn't Care If They Go Out Of Business

The Huffington Post | Janie Velencia | Posted 08.03.2015 | Politics

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How Ranking Republicans Is Like Ranking College Football Teams

The Huffington Post | Natalie Jackson | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics

In college football, loudmouth legacy programs climb to the top, the easy-schedule teams try to avoid controversy, and the underdogs claim they belon...

HUFFPOLLSTER: Gallup Settles $12 Million Lawsuit Over Calls To Cell Phones

The Huffington Post | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics

Gallup pays millions to settle a lawsuit it says is spurious. Clinton leads among Democratic activists; they love Bernie Sanders but don't think he c...

Public Attitudes about Birth Control

Kathleen Weldon | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics
Kathleen Weldon

Fifty years ago, just five years after the FDA approved the first birth control pill, the Supreme Court struck down a Connecticut state law that prohibited the use of "any drug, medicinal article, or instrument for the purpose of preventing conception," thereby making birth control legal nationwide for married couples.