Polls Articles


Florida Poll: Rubio Gaining on Jeb

10:38 AM, Jun 10, 2015

A new poll of Florida Republican primary voters finds a tightening race between the Sunshine State's two favorite sons in the 2016 GOP presidential primary. According to St. Leo University's Polling Institute, former governor Jeb Bush has 30 percent support among likely Republican primary voters in Florida, while Marco Rubio, the state's sitting junior senator, has 24 percent support. That's a surge of eight points for Rubio since St.

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Where’s Paul Revere?

Jun 08, 2015

From the beginning, patriots have understood the need, at times, to sound the alarm:

So through the night rode Paul Revere;

And so through the night went his cry of alarm

To every Middlesex village and farm,—

A cry of defiance, and not of fear,

A voice in the darkness, a knock at the door,

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Kristol: Hillary Underwater in Two Polls

Hosted by Michael Graham.
12:50 PM, Jun 02, 2015

THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with editor William Kristol on the latest polls and how Hillary is faring.

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CNN Poll: Hillary's 'Shine Has Tarnished'

'57% say Clinton not honest or trustworthy'
6:13 AM, Jun 02, 2015

CNN's Jeff Zeleny reports that a new poll finds that Hillary Clinton's "shine has tarnished":

"A new CNN/ORC poll, hot off the presses, it reveales that Hillary Clinton is hitting a speed bump on the road to the White House and Jeb Bush also having issues shaking his family connections," CNN host Alisyn Camerota reported.

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Bush Underwater in Iowa: 45% 'View Him Unfavorably'

Fiorina's Popularity Surges.
8:23 PM, May 30, 2015

Jeb Bush is underwater in a new poll of likely Republican caucus goers. The poll, which finds Scott Walker leading, was conducted by Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register.

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Why Are Hillary Clinton's Numbers So Good?

1:01 PM, May 14, 2015

Quick: When was the last time Hillary Clinton had a "good" week? I don't remember either.

The last big media stories about Clinton have been:

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Quinnipiac: Walker Leading in Iowa

Jeb drops to 5% in latest Iowa poll.
6:31 AM, May 06, 2015

A new Quinnipiac poll of likely Iowa Republican presidential caucusgoers finds Wisconsin's Scott Walker in front of the GOP pack with 21 percent support and a 9-point advantage over his closest primary opponents.

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Iowa Poll: Walker Has Small Lead, But More Voters Undecided

1:52 PM, Apr 28, 2015

A new poll of likely Iowa Republican presidential caucus goers finds a wide-open field with three candidates vying for the top spot and a plurality undecided. Scott Walker, the governor of neighboring Wisconsin, leads the latest poll from Loras College, earning 12.6 percent support. Florida senator Marco Rubio, who declared his candidacy earlier this month, is close behind with 10 percent, while former Florida governor Jeb Bush has 9.6 percent.

Both Walker and Rubio have doubled their support from the January Loras poll, according to a press release from the college.

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Poll: Most Voters Think Obama 'Too Soft' on Iran

7:01 AM, Apr 23, 2015

A new poll finds that a majority of voters believes President Barack Obama is "being too soft" on the terror-sponsoring Iranian regime. Only 2 percent believe Obama is "being too tough."

The findings come from a new poll conducted and released by Fox News.

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O'Malley Knocks Hillary for Following 'Polls' Instead of 'Principles'

6:04 AM, Apr 17, 2015

Maryland governor Martin O'Malley knocked Hillary Clinton for following "polls" instead of "principles." Specifically, O'Malley was referring to Clinton's recent flip-flops on same-sex marriage (she now believes the Supreme Court should rule in favor of it) and immigration (she now believes illegal immigrants should be issued driver's licenses).

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Worried About the Environment?

11:14 AM, Mar 25, 2015

Seems the answer, according to Gallup, is Not so much.

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The Confidence Game

The road goes on forever, and the party never ends.
12:05 PM, Mar 15, 2015

Busy week for Washington and the political class it succors. So busy that a headline screaming for the attention of our leaders came and went barely leaving a footprint.

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2016 Poll: Rubio, Walker Have Most Goodwill Among GOP Primary Voters

8:36 AM, Mar 10, 2015

A new poll from the Wall Street Journal and NBC News shows Florida senator Marco Rubio and Wisconsin governor Scott Walker have the most goodwill among Republican primary voters ahead of both men's possible bids for the presidency.

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Walking the Walker Way

Leader of the pack?
9:10 AM, Mar 06, 2015

Scott Walker has had a pretty good run as of late. Hes made some new friends and wrong-footed the right enemies and became, in fairly short order, a leader among the pack of Republican politicians running for president.  Perhaps even the leader. 

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TWS Poll Results: Walker in a Walk

5:27 PM, Feb 28, 2015

We've just finished tabulating the results an online poll conducted during the last week of WEEKLY STANDARD readers. They were given a chance to let us know who would be, as of now, their 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices for the GOP presidential nomination. We want to thank the 3,700 readers who participated.

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Poll: Voters Want a Conservative Alternative in Response to King v. Burwell

12:09 PM, Feb 26, 2015

Next Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on whether the Obama administration has been illegally providing taxpayer-funded subsidies in 36 states under the guise of implementing Obamacare, and there’s been much debate about what Congress should do if the Court rules that the administration’s actions have been lawless.  A new McLaughlin & Associates poll, commissioned by

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Poll: 76 Percent Say Iran Should Never Get Nuclear Weapon

12:49 PM, Feb 19, 2015

More than three-quarters of likely voters say negotiations with Iran should have the goal of stopping the regime in Tehran from ever getting nuclear weapons capability. According to a new poll from Republican pollster John McLaughlin, likely voters were asked about the United States's current "secret negotiations" with Iran.

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Poll: 50% See Hillary as Future, 64% See Jeb as Past

8:01 AM, Feb 18, 2015

It was more than 20 years in the past that a Bush and a Clinton faced off against each other in a presidential election. Back in 1992, that was incumbent GOP president George Bush and his successful Democratic challenger Bill Clinton. Twenty-three years later, Bush's son Jeb and Clinton's wife Hillary are gearing up for their own presidential runs, and according to a new CNN poll, more Americans see the Democrat as representing the future than they do the Republican.

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New Hampshire Poll: Walker Ahead

Benefiting from Romney exit.
8:22 AM, Feb 05, 2015

Wisconsin governor Scott Walker leads an early poll of New Hampshire Republican primary voters, NH1 reports:

According to an NH1 Pulse Poll released Wednesday, Walker has the backing of 21.2% of those who say they're likely to vote in next year's GOP presidential primary. The automated survey indicates Jeb Bush in second place, with 14.4% saying they'd support the former two-term Florida governor if the Feb. 9, 2016 primary was held now.

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Bibi Rising After Fight With Obama

12:17 PM, Feb 02, 2015

Israel prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to be rising in the polls after being blasted by Obama administration officials for accepting John Boehner's invitation to address a joint session of Congress. Netanyahu is currently up for reelection in Israel.

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Conservatism Can Win More People Over Than You Think

3:55 PM, Jan 21, 2015

Given that nine in ten African-American women voted for Democrats in 2014, it may be no surprise that a focus group of urban, female, African-Americans had mostly contempt for all things “Republican” or “conservative.” But what was shocking is that this group also, unprompted, uniformly opposed both extended unemployment benefits and a minimum wage increase, and volunteered conservative economic and moral arguments about their potentially destructive impact on job creation, costs, and conduct.

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State of the Union: Skeptical and Bored

Only 17% think the president should focus on new spending programs.
5:33 PM, Jan 20, 2015

Washington and the political class are as excited as Hollywood on Oscar night.  It’s the … State of the Union.  Which is to say … another partisan political speech, only longer.

Unsurprisingly, the public isn’t buying what the speech will be selling and probably won’t be watching anyway.  

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TWS Reader Poll: Walker Leads Fragmented 2016 Presidential Field at 18%

1:03 PM, Jan 19, 2015

In this week's newsletter, Bill Kristol reports the results of the un-scientific reader poll of the 2016 Republican presidential field:

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Poll: Only 17% of Americans Say Race Relations Today Are Good or Excellent

'Confidence in Race Relations Tumble'
12:04 PM, Jan 16, 2015

The news on race relations in the U.S. is disturbing. From Rasmussen's latest poll:

Americans still believe most of their fellow countrymen aren’t racist but think race relations in this country have taken a decided turn for the worse.

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Poll: 'Only 32 Percent … View the EPA Favorably'

12:22 PM, Dec 26, 2014

The Environmental Protection Agency has increasingly seen its mission as the regulation of … just about everything.  And as its sense of mission expands the confidence of the people in its ability to do so fairly and effectively has declined.

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The Troops Know

4:24 PM, Dec 22, 2014

Justin Sink of The Hill writes that:

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Hillary Clinton: The Choice of Millionaires

12:04 PM, Dec 15, 2014

Somehow it comes as no surprise that, according to a recent poll, Hillary Clinton

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Poll: The System Is Rigged

1:01 PM, Nov 20, 2014

Latest evidence of demoralization and frustration comes in the form of a Wall Street Journal poll that shows 56 percent of Americans responded with a “yes” to the question:

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