10:01 AM, Mar 12, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A new Gallup poll shows the American people say climate change is one of the problems they worry about the least.
The polling firm asked Americans how much they worry about 15 separate issues facing the country, with the economy, federal spending, and health care ranking at the top. Fifty-nine percent said the economy and jobs were an issue they worried about "a great deal," and 58 percent and 57 percent said the same for federal spending and health-care affordability, respectively.
But climate change ranked second-to-last, with just 24 percent saying they worried about it a great deal, 25 percent saying they worried "a fair amount" about it, and 51 percent saying they cared about it "a little" or "not at all." Gallup has also found that concern for environmental issues over the last decade and a half has reached an all-time low, at 31 percent, compared to a high in 2007 of 43 percent.
Gallup's poll comes two days after 28 Democratic senators held an all-night "talk-a-thon" about climate change, urging the body (for which they hold a majority of seats) to vote for federal action. Senate majority leader Harry Reid told THE WEEKLY STANDARD on Tuesday that bad weather was evidence of climate change and disparaged those who don't believe the changes are serious.
"These deniers are, as each day as the weather gets worse, are becoming less credible," said Reid.
11:25 AM, Jan 14, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Good news. Joy Wilke at Gallup reports that Americans are feeling increasingly upbeat. Recent polling data indicates that:
10:04 AM, Dec 6, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
With more than two months into its implementation, most Americans want to see the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, repealed or scaled back, according to a new poll from Gallup. In a survey conducted earlier this week, 20 percent of adults said they want to scale back the health care law, while 32 percent want to see the law repealed entirely for a total of 52 percent.
2:42 PM, Jul 2, 2013 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
Many Republican insiders continue to push the narrative that the GOP lost in 2012 because of the Hispanic vote and social issues, rather than because a badly broken Republican nomination process produced a candidate who didn’t emphasize Obamacare and didn’t motivate downscale rural white Americans to vote. In light of this ongoing debate, it’s worth revisiting Gallup’s illuminating polling on abortion.
"Global workplace research to healthcare to advanced analytics of global wellbeing."12:18 PM, Jan 30, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
As Politico reported Tuesday, former Nebraska senator Chuck Hagel was paid $120,000 in 2012 to work as a "senior adviser" to Gallup, the Omaha-based polling and research firm. Gallup won't explain what services or expertise Hagel actually provided.
12:45 PM, Jan 28, 2013 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
While the mainstream press routinely reports that President Obama is riding high and that Republicans are reeling, Gallup tells a rather different story about the popularity of our newly reelected president. Across Gallup’s entire history of presidential job-approval polling — dating back to 1945 — every president but one has had a higher job-approval rating in the January following his reelection than Obama has. No president has had a lower rating than Obama’s.
10:40 AM, Oct 29, 2012 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
On Fox News Sunday, Brit Hume highlighted Mitt Romney’s clear advantage in Gallup, Rasmussen, and other national polling, and said, “Now…if those polls are generally correct, it is difficult to imagine that Ohio would be all that different. Ohio has pretty closely tracked the national outcome…since about 1960.”
1:12 PM, Oct 17, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Gallup's week-long tracking poll of likely voters finds that Mitt Romney is leading Barack Obama by 6 percentage points, 51-45.
Among registered voters, the lead is more narrow. Romney has 48 percent of registered voters, while Obama receives 46 percent.
The trend line of voters, especially likely voters, clearly is in Romney's direction:
12:04 PM, Oct 16, 2012 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
The latest polling from USA Today/Gallup shows Mitt Romney leading President Obama by 4 percentage points — 50 to 46 percent — among likely voters in swing states. USA Today writes, “As the presidential campaign heads into its final weeks, the survey of voters in 12 crucial swing states finds female voters much more engaged in the election and increasingly concerned about the deficit and debt issues that favor Romney.”
1:06 PM, Oct 8, 2012 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
Gallup writes that Mitt Romney’s debate performance was the most dominant in the history of its polling on presidential debates, and that performance has now vaulted him into a share of the lead in the presidential race.
3:14 PM, Aug 6, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A new poll from Gallup looks at how many 2008 voters say they will switch parties in the presidential race. According to the poll, more Americans who voted for Barack Obama will be voting for Mitt Romney than John McCain voters will switch to vote for Obama. Here are Gallup's results: