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'God Is Alive And Well In America'

Religion News Service | Daniel Burke | Posted 01.08.2013 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service (RNS) Despite a deep drop in the number of Americans who identify with a particular faith, the country could...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Poll Shows Mixed Opinions On Fiscal Cliff Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 01.04.2013 | Politics

In the waning days of 2012, many Americans weren't sure the fiscal cliff could be avoided. Now that a deal has been reached, they are divided on what ...

Emily Swanson

Support For Stricter Gun Laws Soars In Poll

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 12.27.2012 | Politics

Support for tighter gun control laws continues to rise in the wake of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll, ...

Poll: Confidence In Fiscal Cliff Deal Drops

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics

Americans' confidence in the possibility of a fiscal-cliff deal dipped last week as members of Congress left for the holidays, according to a Gallup p...

Making Friends Takes a Lot of Energy. Is It Worth It?

Shasta Nelson, M.Div. | Posted 02.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Shasta Nelson, M.Div.

May you be reminded that your willingness to engage, to meet new people, to initiate the next get-together, to schedule women into your life and to foster these friendships over time is proving to raise your wellbeing! And don't we all want that?

Members Of Congress Edge Out Car Salesmen For Dubious Honor

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics

Americans are about as likely to trust members of Congress as they are car salespeople, according to a Gallup poll released Monday surveying opinions ...

New Poll Reveals Dismally Low Rating For Journalists

Posted 12.03.2012 | Media

Another poll released on Monday revealed the public's less-than-warm opinion of the press. A new Gallup poll on perceived honesty and ethical stan...

Poll: Election Gives Obama Bump In Key Rating

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics

Everything looks better in hindsight, apparently. President Barack Obama's favorable rating bounced to 58 percent post-election, the highest it's bee...

What Are the Big Surprises of Election 2012?

Mike Lux | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

So will 2012 give us some surprises? Almost certainly. The thing about surprises is that they are hard to predict, but the biggest surprise for me would be an election result that looked exactly like the current polling and prognostication predicts.

Is Presidential Race a Dead Heat? We Really Don't Know

David Paul | Posted 12.30.2012 | Politics
David Paul

The unknowns as we head down to the wire are significant. If the ground game is not accurately taken into account, as Obama advisor David Axelrod suggests, no doubt polling firms are struggling to account for the air war as well.

Emily Swanson

Polling vs. Frankenstorm: How The Weather May Cloud Election Picture

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics

With Hurricane Sandy potentially set to hit wide swaths of the East Coast, Frank Newport, editor-in-chief of the Gallup poll, suggested Friday that th...

Obama Won Third Debate, Poll Shows

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After three presidential debates and much handwringing, Americans have declared the debate season featuring President Barack Obama and c...

Confessions of a Political Junkie

Jason Stanford | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

I'd go to yoga to calm down, but I'm afraid that while everyone else was in downward dog, I'd stand up and shout, "What's wrong with you people? Obama has fallen behind in Virginia!"

Is Gallup Heading for Another Big Miss?

Alan Abramowitz | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics
Alan Abramowitz

There is some variation in the results of national polls that have been released in the past week or two but all of them show the margin between Romney and Obama to be within two or three points one way or the other. All of them with one exception, that is -- the Gallup tracking poll.

Mark Blumenthal

Why Is Gallup So Different?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 10.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The already controversial Gallup Daily Poll raised even more eyebrows on Thursday with the release of daily tracking results showing Rep...

Romney Has Lead Over Obama

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney has a six-point lead on President Barack Obama, according to a Gallup poll of likely voters released Wednesday. He leads 51-45 among likel...

Forget Undecided Voters: They're Idiots

John Blumenthal | Posted 12.17.2012 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

You see them on CNN focus groups every election year, ordinary-looking Americans of average intelligence who have made only one decision in their live...

Is Romney Really Leading by 4 Points in the Swing States?

Alan Abramowitz | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Alan Abramowitz

As if nervous Democrats didn't have enough to worry about, on the morning of the second presidential debate, USA Today and the Gallup Poll released a new poll of 12 swing states that shows Mitt Romney leading Barack Obama by 4 points among likely voters.

How The Gallup Polls Work, From Donna Brazile (WATCH)

Posted 08.20.2013 | MarloThomas

We're always hearing about the results of the gallup polls -- but how are the results determined? Donna Brazile, Vice-Chair of the Democratic National...

About Turnout and Margins: Against the Conventional Wisdom

Curtis Gans | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics
Curtis Gans

Throughout the summer and through the major party conventions, the prevailing view was that the 2012 presidential election would be a high-turnout, extremely close contest. There is increasing reason to question these assumptions.

Mark Blumenthal

Gallup Tweaks Its Polling Methods

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a busy week in which Gallup began reporting polling results among voters deemed most likely to vote, Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank New...

Dramatic Change in Racial Makeup of Gallup Tracking Poll as Likely Voter Results Begin

Alan Abramowitz | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics
Alan Abramowitz

Although Gallup does not report the racial composition of its tracking poll sample in its weekly presidential approval results, we can estimate the racial makeup of the sample by extrapolating from the reported approval rating of the president among whites, nonwhites and all adults.

Mark Blumenthal

Polling Switch A 'Wipe Out' Of Obama's Lead

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

UPDATE -- 1:30 p.m. : On Tuesday, Gallup released its first polling results on the presidential race among respondents they consider most likely to vo...

Skewed Polls Nonsense

Simon Jackman | Posted 09.28.2012 | Politics
Simon Jackman

Set against this context, it is not unreasonable to ask if the polls could be wrong. But based on the evidence, it would be unreasonable to conclude that the polls are giving us a qualitatively incorrect impression of how the election is shaping up.

50 Shades of Crazy: Skewed Polls

Jason Stanford | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Mitt Romney's gaffes keep pumping air under Barack Obama's convention bounce, and Republicans say that the same polls that liberals complained about in 2004 are, you guessed it, "skewed."