10:06 AM, Feb 17, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
The Hill reports:
Half of the residents of Minnesota now disapprove of President Obama’s performance, according to a new poll.
Results of The Star Tribune survey represent the first time that his approval rating has turned negative in the state since the president took office in 2009.
Obama’s job approval rating in the poll has fallen to 43 percent.
Men had an especially unfavorable opinion of the president. According to the poll, 60 percent of Minnesotan men disapproved of his job performance, compared to 40 percent of women in the state.
People under 34 had the highest approval rating for Obama, with 59 percent saying they thought he was doing a good job in office.
5:14 PM, Feb 5, 2014 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
There hasn't been a lot of polling in the Nebraska Republican Senate primary so far, though the four way contest to succeed retiring senator Mike Johanns has been heating up. Today, ConservativeIntel released its poll of Nebraska showing that Shane Osborn and Ben Sasse are in a dead heat:
12:12 PM, Jan 27, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
The public does not approve of President Obama's "handling" of "The situation with Iran," according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
11:51 AM, Dec 26, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
The Russian people were polled, recently, on the question of which of their political figures is most popular. An alien notion in Russian politics, perhaps, but just the same, the question was asked and the people, knowing what is good for them, answered. In a surprise result:
4:34 PM, Dec 9, 2013 • By LEE SMITH
A new Pew Poll released today shows the American public does not support the White House’s interim deal over the Iranian nuclear program. Conducted by the Pew Research Center and USA TODAY two weeks after the November 24 agreement struck at Geneva between the P5+1 powers and Iran, the national survey finds that 43 percent disapprove of the agreement, 32 percent approve, while 25 percent do not have an opinion.
1:03 PM, Sep 16, 2013 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
A new USA Today/Pew poll on Obamacare is out today. According to the fine print on the poll, "Three years after President Obama signed his signature health care overhaul, Americans are as negative toward it as they have ever been, and disapproval of the president on the issue has reached a new high."
What inferences can we draw from this poll result? Well, here's the first paragraph of USA Today's write-up on the poll:
2:14 PM, Jul 24, 2013 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
The latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll says that Obamacare is now more unpopular than at any time since the Democrats passed it into law (without a single Republican vote) more than three years ago. The poll shows that, by a margin of 13 percentage points (47 to 34 percent), Americans think Obamacare is a “bad idea,” rather than a “good idea.” Minus-13 points is the worst net approval rating that Obamacare has posted in the ten NBC News/Wall St. Journal polls taken post-passage. Among those who feel “strongly” (either way), Obamacare’s net approval rating is even a bit worse — minus-15 points (41 to 26 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.
8:14 AM, Jun 26, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
The latest depressing news on the descent of a formerly free people into a state of sheepdom comes with a Gallup survey on the matter of regulating the permissible portions of soft drinks. Seems three out of ten Americans are okay with a law (presumably federal) that would limit the allowable serving size of a soft drink to something that is deemed acceptable by busybodies living lives of not-so-quiet desperation.
2:16 PM, Jun 24, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
A new poll by Rasmussen finds that only 28 percent believe the federal government will secure the border if the immigration bill passes.
8:29 AM, Jun 21, 2013 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
The June Kaiser Health Tracking Poll indicates that Obamacare is now less popular than it has been at any time since October 2011 — about three months before Mitt Romney won his first Republican primary. (Romney, of course, chose not to emphasize Obamacare during the presidential campaign.) Kaiser’s polling now says that — by an 8-point margin — Americans hold an unfavorable (43 percent), rather than favorable (35 percent), view of Obamacare. That’s the worst result for Obamacare in the past 17 surveys that Kaiser has conducted.
12:31 PM, Jun 20, 2013 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
The latest Kaiser Health Tracking Poll indicates that independents like the sound of “Obamacare” even less than they like the sound of the “health reform law.” By a margin of 11 percentage points (43 to 32 percent), independents have an “unfavorable,” rather than a “favorable,” view of the “health reform law.” By a margin of 19 points (52 to 33 percent), they have an “unfavorable,” rather than a “favorable,” view of “Obamacare.”