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Severe Flaws in Polls

Frank A. Weil | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics
Frank A. Weil

Political polls have become daily news in recent years. It begins to appear that we have put the cart before the horse.

Congress, Conflict and Consequences

Frank Islam | Posted 10.12.2014 | Politics
Frank Islam

The 112th Congress, which ended its term on January 3, 2013, was labeled the "worst" and "least productive" Congress ever by a variety of sources.

Poll's Major Conclusion About Fox News

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 01.30.2014 | Media

Fox News was once again voted the most distrusted and trust name in news, according to a new poll released Thursday. Public Policy Polling asked p...

House Republicans Opposed To Extended Unemployment Benefits Could Pay The Price In 2014: Poll

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 12.23.2013 | Politics

An overwhelming majority of voters are opposed to cutting off extended jobless benefits for the unemployed, a poll revealed on Monday. The left-lea...

Mitch McConnell And Alison Lundergan Grimes In Virtual Tie In Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) are in a virtual tie in the 2014 Senate rac...

Poll Finds Conservative Americans Are MORE Offended By Rainbow Flag Than Confederate Flag

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.18.2013 | Gay Voices

A new poll released this week points to troubling public perception surrounding the rainbow flag, historically understood as a symbol of the lesbian, ...

How Close Is Wendy Davis To Greg Abbott In Texas Gov. Race?

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) is lagging 15 points behind Republican Greg Abbott in next year's race for Texas governor, according to a ...

Most Americans 18-29 Years Old Believe in Demon Possession, Shows Survey

Bruce Wilson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Bruce Wilson

Are Americans becoming less religious? While church affiliation is probably declining, don't expect the atheist revolution anytime soon: Over one half of young Americans now believe in the notion that invisible, non-corporeal entities called "demons" can take control of human beings.

Dems Could Take Back The House, Thanks To The Shutdown: Poll

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics

A new survey of 25 GOP-held districts shows dwindling favorability for Republican members of the House in the wake of the recent government shutdown. ...

Ryan Grim

Poll: Dems Within Range Of House Takeover

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

A new survey of voters in a dozen Republican-held districts indicates that the government shutdown has made the House increasingly vulnerable to a Dem...

Poll Reveals Grim News For GOP-Led State

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics

Two years after ranking in the top ten of a nationwide poll assessing states' favorability, North Carolina's standing appears to be slipping. A Th...

Surprising Number Of Louisiana Republicans Blame Obama For Katrina Response

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.22.2013 | Politics

A large number of Louisiana Republicans think President Barack Obama is to blame for the federal government's poor response to Hurricane Katrina, acco...

Poll: New Candidate Could Shake Up Georgia Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

Democrat Michelle Nunn is still little known to most in Georgia, but she is narrowly leading or tied with seven possible GOP rivals in the 2014 United...

George Zimmerman For President?

The Huffington Post | Katie Burkhart | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

Recently, Public Policy Polling included George Zimmerman -- the man acquitted of charges surrounding the 2012 killing of Florida teen Trayvon Martin ...

Why the GOP Is Running Into a Political Box Canyon -- And Political Marginality

Robert Creamer | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics
Robert Creamer

On issue after issue, the GOP has veered far from the mainstream of the American electorate. Worse, they are swimming upstream against a tide of changing demographics.

Candidate's Fake Poll Gives Him Big Lead

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

It's not uncommon for campaigns to take issue with the results of polls, or to counter by releasing more favorable internal numbers. But Republican...

Alaska's Sens. Begich, Murkowski see big drop in approval ratings

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

A new poll shows a sharp decline in the approval ratings of both Alaska Democratic Sen. Mark Begich and Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski over the last c...

1 In 5 Republicans Still Think Obama The Antichrist: Poll

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

How many Americans still believe in global conspiracy theories, UFO landings and the notion that President Barack Obama is the Antichrist? More than y...

Colbert Busch, Sanford Neck And Neck In Poll

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

Republican Mark Sanford and Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch are running neck and neck in the special election to fill the House seat vacated by recen...

GOP Official: Hillary Clinton Will Be Taken 'Seriously' In Texas

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 02.22.2013 | Politics

Though Texas is historically a red state, talk of a potential 2016 presidential bid by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's has at least one Lo...

Annual Poll Finds Fox News' Credibility Rapidly Declined

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 02.06.2013 | Media

Fox News' credibility has fallen 9 percent since three years ago, according to new Public Policy Polling (PPP) results released on Wednesday. The ...

Jason Linkins

Eye-Popping PPP Poll Result To Further Fuel 'Hillary Clinton 2016' Hype

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

As if we needed to dump any more sriracha sauce all over the already spicy bowl of hot Hillary Clinton 2016 speculation, there's now word from the fol...

Congress at the Crossroads

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

The sorry performance of the 112th Congress brought the perception of this once-esteemed body to what is probably an all-time low. If the 113th replicates the behavior of the 112th, Congress' prestige will be driven so far underground that it will never again be resurrected.

Rick Scott Could Face Major Challenge In 2014, Poll Shows

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott's (R) low approval ratings could make him a target in 2014, according to the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling, especially...

Colbert Leads Poll To Replace DeMint

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 12.11.2012 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert is the favorite choice of South Carolinians to replace Jim DeMint, who is vacating his U.S. Senate seat at the end of the year. Acc...