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Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: With Economy Improving, President Obama Gets A Holiday Ratings Boost

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics

Americans give President Obama a ratings boost for the holidays -- and we're giving all the Christmas polling you could want. This is HuffPollster for...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Most Approve Of Reestablishing Relations With Cuba

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics

Americans approve of the possibility for warming relations with Cuba. Back home, few expect the new Congress to change anything. And most Americans th...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Remembering Mike Mokrzycki

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics

Americans' worries about race relations increase dramatically. Hillary Clinton's huge primary lead dips slightly. And we remember pollster and journal...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Most New Yorkers Disagree With Eric Garner Decision

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 12.19.2014 | Politics

A majority of New York State thinks the police officer should have been charged in the Eric Garner case. Most Americans support ACA’s employer manda...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Americans Open To Warmer Relations With Cuba

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics

Before President Obama's announcement on Cuba, Americans were largely open to re-establishing relations with Cuba, but opinions among Cuban-Americans ...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Looking At 2016 Polls? Here Are A Few Things To Keep In Mind

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics

A flurry of presidential polling still finds support for Hillary Clinton among Democrats and no clear GOP frontrunner. The Republican Party's image is...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Polls Differ On Whether Torture Can Be Justified

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics

How you ask about the CIA's torture program matters. An analysis of 2014 polling finds no evidence likely voter screens created false trends. And Repu...

Natalie Jackson

Differences Between Registered And Likely Voter Polls Didn't Affect Fall Trends In 2014 Senate Forecast

HuffingtonPost.com | Natalie Jackson | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics

The big story in the 2014 Senate elections was Republicans’ success. In hindsight, the evidence was clear that Republicans were gaining support in t...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Americans Judge Many Torture Tactics Unacceptable

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics

Americans feel differently about torture when they're asked about the specifics. Few think society has made progress on gun violence since 2012. And t...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Who Are The Non-Employed Americans?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics

A new national survey examines the increase on non-employment among working age men. Pessimism about Washington gridlock is as high as ever. And suppo...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Support For Gun Rights Reaches A New High

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 12.11.2014 | Politics

American opinion on guns has shifted significantly since Newtown. Republicans and Democrats agree that police should be treated equally in the justice...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Most Americans Think Torture Is Sometimes Justified

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

Views of torture as justifiable have increased during the Obama years. Almost two thirds of Hispanics back the president's immigration actions. And th...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Reactions To Eric Garner, Michael Brown Case Differ

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics

The lack of indictments in the death of Eric Garner unites Americans more than the case in Ferguson. Hillary Clinton and the Republican Party both get...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Landrieu's Likely Loss Marks End Of An Era For Southern Dems

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics

Bill Cassidy appears headed for a victory on the Louisiana runoff. A defeat for Sen. Mary Landrieu would make her the last statewide Southern Democrat...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Experimental 2014 Polls Show Promise

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics

SurveyMonkey shares previously unreleased 2014 polls that outperformed Pollster's averages. Another poll shows bipartisan support for President Obama'...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Louisiana Runoff Polling Looks 'Ugly' For Landrieu

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics

Polling and early voting patterns are bleak for Mary Landrieu in Louisiana. Gallup finds a post election bump in Republican party identification. And ...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Americans Divided On Ferguson Shooting

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics

Another national poll illustrates the racial divide on the Michael Brown killing. President Obama's executive action on immigration appears to boost h...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Majority Now Says Things In U.S. 'Going Well'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 12.01.2014 | Politics

The percentage of Americans who say things are 'going well' continues to rise. Obama's executive action boosts his rating on immigration among non-whi...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Thanksgiving Edition 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics

President Obama's job approval rating has declined most rapidly among working class whites. Another poll confirms continuing racial division over the ...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Poll Finds Racial Division On Charging Wilson

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics

A poll conducted before Monday's grand jury announcement finds racial division over whether Darren Wilson should be charged with a crime but agreement...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: The GOP Honeymoon Is Short For Boehner And McConnell

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 11.27.2014 | Politics

Republicans grumbling about their Congressional leaders is on the rise again. Hillary Clinton enjoys a huge early lead in often fickle New Hampshire. ...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: How Much Support Does Obama Have On Immigration?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics

Americans support the immigration policies President Obama is putting into place, but nearly half oppose the way he's doing it. Climate change is cons...

GOP's Response to Obama's Executive Action Could Define 2016 Election

Latino Decisions | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics
Latino Decisions

At stake here is the fact that the president is promoting a policy that tries to keep children and parents together, and stops the detention and deportation of parents who have U.S. citizen children. Can the GOP honestly face Latino voters and say, "We want the federal government to continue deporting parents who have young children"?

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Few Expect Election To Bring Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

A new national poll finds little confidence that the election results will change things in Washington. Partisanship now drives ratings of U.S. health...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Both Parties' Polls Missed In 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

Most polls understated Republican margins in 2014, including the internal polls of both Democrats and Republicans. "Orphan states" drove extra GOP win...