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Liberals Dismiss Trump at Their Peril

(3) Comments | Posted March 1, 2016 | 9:40 AM

I recently attended a lecture at a left-leaning academic institution on the current political and economic state of Iran. After 45 minutes discussing the state of the Iranian economic climate and its grappling with militant Islam, among other topics, the panelists opened the floor to questions. The moderator called on...

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In South Carolina, a Ku Klux Klan in Decline

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2015 | 6:46 PM


The Saturday rally planned by an affiliate of the Ku Klux Klan was meant to showcase the group's longevity despite cultural forces urging its demise. Instead, the rally only served to underscore its increasing irrelevance.

The aftermath of the shooting that killed...

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Underground At The Comedy Cellar: A Look Inside Louis C.K.'s Favorite Comedy Club

(3) Comments | Posted May 22, 2014 | 5:55 PM

When talking to comedians who perform at New York City's most famous comedy club, there is a sense there's no other club in the world they'd rather be playing.

"Other clubs might give you advice like, 'Hey, you should do this. Why don't you wear a hat? You should do...

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Egyptians Very Pessimistic Ahead Of Country's Presidential Elections

(3) Comments | Posted May 22, 2014 | 1:13 PM

With less than a week remaining before Egypt's presidential election, a new Pew poll has found widespread pessimism among Egyptians regarding the direction of the country and its institutions.

According to the survey, a staggering 72 percent of Egyptians are currently dissatisfied with the direction their country...

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Tied With Challenger In New Poll

(264) Comments | Posted May 21, 2014 | 5:10 PM

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is deadlocked with his Democratic opponent in his race for reelection, according to a Marquette University Law School poll released Wednesday.

Walker, often viewed as a prospective 2016 presidential candidate, is tied with Madison School Board member Mary Burke (D), with each candidate...

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Anti-EU Political Parties Gain Substantial Support Across Europe: Poll

(6) Comments | Posted May 12, 2014 | 1:00 PM

Support for anti-European Union political parties has risen in multiple European countries, a new pan-European YouGov poll finds.

The survey shows anti-EU, or "Euroskeptic," parties increased their support in Great Britain, France, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, and Finland.

Euroskeptic parties are now leading in four of the countries...

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Americans Now Have Two Favorite First Ladies, Poll Finds

(283) Comments | Posted May 9, 2014 | 8:45 AM

Barbara Bush and Hillary Clinton have tied for the title of America's favorite first lady from the past 25 years, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll has found.

Bush and Clinton each garnered 27 percent support in the poll, tying for first. Current first lady Michelle Obama...

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Republicans Sour On The Tea Party, Poll Shows

(269) Comments | Posted May 8, 2014 | 1:24 PM

The number of Republicans who call themselves supporters of the tea party has dropped 20 points in the last four years, a new survey from Gallup has found.

The survey, released Thursday, found 41 percent of registered Republicans and Republican-leaning independents saying they support the tea party....

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Jeb Bush Rises In 2016 GOP Poll; Hillary Clinton Continues To Dominate Dems

(9) Comments | Posted May 6, 2014 | 1:56 PM

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) has gained support among Republicans for a 2016 presidential run, while former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's (D) overwhelming support among Democrats has weakened slightly, according to a CNN/ORC International poll released Tuesday.

The survey found Clinton has the support of 64...

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Thom Tillis Pulls Ahead In North Carolina Senate Primary

(4) Comments | Posted April 29, 2014 | 4:58 PM

North Carolina State Rep. Thom Tillis is the GOP frontrunner to challenge Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.), polling on North Carolina's Senate primary finds.

A survey released Tuesday by the Democratic polling firm Public Policy Polling (PPP), found Tillis leading the field with 46 percent support. His nearest opponent,...

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Majority Of Americans Support Increasing Sanctions On Russia

(8) Comments | Posted April 28, 2014 | 5:38 PM

Most Americans support increasing sanctions on Russian leaders, though an even larger majority opposes providing military supplies to the Ukrainian government, according to a Pew Research Center/USA Today poll released Monday.

Americans support increasing economic and diplomatic sanctions on Russia by a 53 percent to 36 percent margin,...

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Polls Show Mark Udall In A Dead Heat With GOP Rival

(66) Comments | Posted April 24, 2014 | 1:01 PM

A trio of new polls of Colorado's 2014 Senate race show incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Udall virtually deadlocked with Rep. Cory Gardner, his lead Republican challenger.

The first poll, conducted by the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling (PPP) for the National Coalition for Safer Roads, found Udall leading...

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Most Americans Support College Affirmative Action, Pew Research Finds

(100) Comments | Posted April 22, 2014 | 5:36 PM

A wide majority of Americans support affirmative action programs on college campuses, according to a poll published Tuesday by the Pew Research Center.

The survey, conducted in February and March of this year, found 63 percent of Americans described affirmative action programs designed to increase the number...

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Wendy Davis Continues To Trail Republican Challenger

(1130) Comments | Posted April 15, 2014 | 2:56 PM

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) continues to face an uphill climb in her race for the governor's mansion, a new poll from the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling finds.

The survey, released Tuesday, found Davis trailing her Republican opponent, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, 51 percent...

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Global Image Of U.S. Leadership Improves

(10) Comments | Posted April 10, 2014 | 1:01 PM

Worldwide opinions of U.S. leadership rebounded in 2013 after taking a dip in 2012, according to a survey released Thursday by Gallup.

The poll, which surveyed adults in 130 countries, found that 46 percent of global respondents approved of the job performance of U.S. leadership, while 24...

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Eighty Percent Of Afghans Have No Confidence In Their Electoral System: Poll

(2) Comments | Posted April 2, 2014 | 2:56 PM

While Afghans have very little confidence in the honesty of their elections, they still have a great degree of confidence in their military, a new survey finds.

Seventy percent of Afghans have no confidence in their electoral system, while only 18 percent expressed confidence, according toa Gallup poll...

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Americans Conflicted About Which NATO Countries They'd Defend From Russia: Poll

(126) Comments | Posted April 1, 2014 | 1:53 PM

While most Americans broadly say the U.S. should honor its obligation to defend NATO allies from a hypothetical Russian threat, they are less likely to say that some individual NATO nations are worth defending, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll.

The survey found that 60 percent of respondents...

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Older Americans Shifting Toward The Republican Party: Study

(726) Comments | Posted March 26, 2014 | 3:15 PM

America’s senior citizens have moved considerably over to the Republican Party in the past two decades, according to a new survey released Wednesday by Gallup.

Gallup noted that in 1992, the split between the two parties among senior citizens was 53 percent to 39 percent in favor of...

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Right-Wing Dutch Politician Geert Wilders May Face Legal Action After Promising ‘Fewer' Moroccans In The Netherlands

(34) Comments | Posted March 20, 2014 | 3:42 PM

A conservative Dutch politician is being sued following a party meeting in which he told supporters he would ensure there were ‘fewer’ Moroccans in the Netherlands, according to Reuters.

Geert Wilders was speaking before supporters of the right-wing Freedom Party (PVV) on Wednesday when he asked the crowd...

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Charlie Crist Edges Rick Scott In Florida Governor's Race Poll

(97) Comments | Posted March 18, 2014 | 2:53 PM

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (D) has just a 1-point edge against incumbent Gov. Rick Scott (R), according to a poll released Tuesday by the University of North Florida.

According to the survey, 34 percent of registered voters said they favor Crist, while 33 percent said they favor...

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