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Business and Education Executives Just Don't See Eye to Eye

John M. Eger | Posted 04.13.2014 | Education
John M. Eger

Recent reports by Gallup and the Lumina Foundation, said that 'A significant perception gap (exists) between business and academic institution leaders when it comes to assessing the workforce preparedness of today's college graduates.'

Poll Shows Troubling Numbers For Obama

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.01.2014 | Politics

As President Barack Obama moves forward on his 2014 "year of action," a new poll shows disapproval of the president's performance is rising. Gallu...

What Does America Think About Pot?

Russ Belville | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Russ Belville

Now that two states have legalized marijuana use for adults and 20 states have protections for medical use of cannabis, it is clear that American attitudes toward marijuana have changed drastically.  Here are five opinions that a majority of Americans hold toward pot, according to the latest opinion polls.

Why Mississippi Is More Religious Than New Hampshire

Nigel Barber | Posted 12.30.2013 | Politics
Nigel Barber

A minority of New Hampshire residents see religion as being important in their daily lives (46 percent) in contrast to a large majority of Mississippians (85 percent). How can such huge differences be explained?

New Poll Reveals How Americans Feel About A Nationwide Gay Marriage Law

Posted 07.31.2013 | Gay Voices

The Supreme Court's rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and Prop 8 received heaps of praise from lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGB...

Will Gay Marriage Change Society For The Better? Few Americans Say Yes

Posted 05.13.2013 | Gay Voices

Numerous surveys have consistently shown that Americans' support for same-sex marriage has been growing steadily for some time -- but a new Gallup pol...

The Fear Factor: How Scared Are People?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 07.13.2013 | World
Deepak Chopra

In trying to give governments a more accurate picture of crime and fear, Gallup scientists found one survey question that gets to the heart of the matter: "Do you feel safe walking alone at night in the city or area where you live?"

Poll Reveals Shifting U.S. Stance Towards Gays And Lesbians

Religion News Service | Susan Page | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

(RNS) In the wake of historic victories for gay rights supporters in last month's elections, a pair of USA Today/Gallup Polls find growing acceptance ...

House Effects, Back By Popular Demand

Simon Jackman | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Simon Jackman

This graph shows point estimates of the survey house effects produced by my model (as of the evening of October 23, 2012). Negative house effects means that the pollster skews in a pro-Romney direction; positive house effects means that the pollster tends to overstate support for Obama.

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...

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...

Majority Of Americans Dissatisfied With Public Education, But Like Their Own Schools

Posted 08.31.2012 | Education

More than half of Americans are dissatisfied with American public education, but are more inclined to rate their own children’s schools highly, acco...

Poll Reveals How Much Americans Spend On Meals

Posted 08.02.2012 | Food

Gallup has released new poll results on how much Americans spend on food per week. The last time Gallup asked this question was 1987, in which the ave...

Stand Your Ground

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 09.30.2012 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

We are in a situation that demands objective scrutiny and attention. This focus can provide the impartial information that our elected officials and we need to arm ourselves and to stand our ground to defend our "inalienable rights" as citizens not just the right to bear arms.

Gallup Poll's Race Issues Should Be Singled Out

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 08.19.2012 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Over the weekend, The Huffington Post ran an in-depth analysis of the way the Gallup Poll handles race in its survey samples. (Go read it if you haven...

Mark Blumenthal

Why Gallup Poll Is Down On President Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the race for president between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama now shifting into high gear, politicians, journalists and the general p...

Emily Swanson

Herman Cain Surges In The Polls As More Republicans Get To Know Him

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics

Herman Cain is leading the Republican presidential primary race, according to a poll released Tuesday. Why the sudden surge? Cain's name recognition h...

Mark Blumenthal

Gallup's Generic House Ballot: Why So Different?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Why are some pollsters producing results among "likely voters" that vary, either over time or compared to other pollsters? A week ago, I offered a pri...

GOP Up by 7 in Gallup Tracking Poll

Alan Abramowitz | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics
Alan Abramowitz

If you heard a loud thump on Monday afternoon it just may have been the sound of worried Democrats hitting the panic button. Republicans now have their largest lead yet on the generic ballot -- 7 points.

Sam Stein On Morning Joe: Past Year Has "Taken A Toll On Enthusiasm Gap" For Democrats (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Huffington Post political reporter Sam Stein went on Morning Joe this morning to discuss a variety of topics, among them the relative voter energy of ...

Nick Wing

2010 Election Landscape: Most States Still Blue Despite GOP Gains

HuffingtonPost.com | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Gallup poll released Monday showed that there are still more blue states than red, but the findings also confirm that Democrats have lost some of th...

Clinton Tops Palin For Most Admired Woman Of 2009

The Huffington Post | Nicholas Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Despite former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's whirlwind year, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has edged her out for 2009's most admired woman, accor...

Sam Stein

Polls: Sotomayor Loved By Public

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The early public response to Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor is strong. President Obama's choice for the bench is receiving polling numbers comp...

Poverty Fueling Muslim Anti-West Tendencies: Study

AP | DAVID STRINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Joblessness and poverty are a more potent source of tension between Muslims and wider European and U.S. society than religious differen...

Michelle Obama Favored More Than Barack: Poll

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Stop the presses. First Lady Michelle Obama now appears to have a higher favorability rating than her husband....