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than two months into its implementation, most Americans want to see the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, repealed or scaled back, according to a new poll from Gallup.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this week, 20 percent of adults said they want to scale back the health care law, while 32 percent want to see the law repealed entirely for a total of 52 percent.
By comparison, just 37 percent want to see Obamacare expanded or kept as is (20 percent expanded, 17 percent as is). Those numbers have changed slightly since Gallup's last poll on the question, taken in mid-October shortly after the beginning of implementation, which found 50 percent wanted it repealed or scaled back and 38 percent wanted it expanded or kept as is.
"At least half of Americans have said they would repeal or scale back the law each time Gallup has asked this question since January 2011," writes Gallup's Art Swift.
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:
12:29 PM, Jul 17, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A new index from Gallup shows America's confidence in the economy is at its lowest level since January of this year. Confidence is higher than it was throughout 2011, but the spike this year appears to be on a downward trend:
Gallup also notes that the drop in confidence is driven mostly by self-described Democrats: