Public Opinion Polls

Poll: Majority Of Texans Are Expecting Domestic Military Takeover

44% believe martial law will be implemented. A poll conducted jointly by The University of Texas and The Texas Tribune has found that a majority of Texans believe that the federal government is likely to order a “domestic military intervention” to arrest political protesters and violate property rights. The poll was conducted primarily to discover whether Texans felt Governor Greg Abbott was correct in his actions to send the Texas State Guard to monitor [...]

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By Courtney Coren | Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 03:46 PM Donald Trump is surging in New Hampshire and is now in second place, just behind former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, according to a poll released Tuesday. While many political commentators have predicted that Trump's candidacy will likely be short-lived, the billionaire real estate developer and reality TV star is gaining popularity in the Granite State, according to the latest survey by the Suffolk University [...]

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This headline tells you all you need to know about the direction of America

A recent U.S. News and World Report article discussed a Gallup poll which found that Americans are losing confidence in most major institutions, both public and private. The headline of the article simply read: “Americans Have Lost Confidence … in Everything.” According to U.S. News: Americans have little confidence in most of their major institutions including Congress, the presidency, the Supreme Court, banks and organized religion, according to the latest Gallup poll. “Americans’ confidence [...]

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The West just basically told Eastern Europe's NATO members that they're on their own if Russia attacks

Pew Research The Pew Research Center has just released a monster piece of research on public attitudes toward NATO, Ukraine, and Russia. Fears of Russian expansion have been making daily headlines for more than a year, since the beginning of Moscow's annexation of eastern Ukraine. But those concerns don't seem to be translating into support for action to help the countries bordering Russia. A significant cohort of Americans and a majority of the public [...]

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11 Native American Tribes, Including The Two Largest, Prohibit Gay Marriage

"Navajo Wedding," by Mike Larsen, circa 1980. (National Museum of the American Indian). (CNSNews.com) -- Tribal laws of the two largest Native American tribes in the United States prohibit gay marriage, as do the laws of nine other smaller tribes. The Navajo and Cherokee Nations, the first and second largest tribes respectively, together have about 600,000 members. The nine smaller tribes that ban gay marriage have another 350,000 members. These tribes all either define [...]

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Poll: Many Americans don't trust SCOTUS on Obamacare, same-sex marriage

Crowd outside Supreme Court as the court prepares to hear arguments on historic marriage equality case April 28, 2015 in Washington, DC. (M. Scott Mahaskey/Politico) Overall, 52 percent said they approve of the job the court is doing, compared to 41 percent who disapprove. In 2013, respondents were split — 48 percent to 48 percent — when asked the same question. Over a range of issues, only about half of adults participating said they [...]

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In U.S., Percentage Struggling to Afford Food at 7-Year Low

15.8% of U.S. adults struggled to afford food in past 12 months WASHINGTON, D.C -- In the first quarter of 2015, 15.8% of Americans reported that in the last 12 months they had struggled to afford food for themselves or their families. This is the lowest percentage measured since the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index started in 2008. The previous low was in the first quarter of 2008, when 16.4% of Americans reported lacking enough money [...]

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Bad news for Dems: Guess who supports voter ID laws?

Someone stop the presses! Evidence has just come in that a majority of Americans – despite being constantly patronized and ignored by media elites – actually welcome voter ID laws. How much so? Rasmussen Reports found that a whopping 76 percent of likely voters support voter ID laws. If this information is allowed to take hold it could lead to bad news for Democrats in the form of honest elections. As informed citizens know, [...]

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Ask Americans their religion and you'll get an earful — 50 individual answers in an ABCNEWS/Beliefnet poll, ranging from agnostics to Zen Buddhists. The vast majority, though, have something in common: Jesus Christ. Eighty-three percent of Americans identify themselves as Christians. Most of the rest, 13 percent, have no religion. That leaves just 4 percent as adherents of all non-Christian religions combined — Jews, Muslims, Buddhists and a smattering of individual mentions. That's quite [...]

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Michael Conroy/AP Statistics from the most recent Gallup poll indicate that Americans’ moral views have become increasingly liberal over the past 14 years, with U.S. citizens tending to approve of behavior they would have deemed immoral or sinful just a generation ago. The biggest change percentage-wise has been in Americans’ positive moral evaluation of polygamy and human cloning, both of which more than doubled since first measured by Gallup in the early 2000s. In [...]

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Negative Views of New Congress Cross Party Lines

Republicans Want GOP Leaders to Challenge Obama More Often The new Republican-led Congress is drawing harsh reviews from the public – including most Republicans. Just 23% of Americans say congressional Republicans are keeping the promises they made during last fall’s campaign, while 65% say they are not. Nearly four-in-ten (37%) say the new Congress has accomplished less than they expected, while 4% say it has accomplished more than expected. About half (53%) say its [...]

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Poverty, inflation, and gov't benefits are calculated as if renters spend 30% of their income on housing. Increasingly, that number is a fantasy . Here's the hourly wage a full-time worker would need to "afford" to rent a 2-bedroom unit in every state. Long story short: don't live anywhere near rich people if you don't want to starve. Out of Reach is a program from the National Low-Income Housing Coalition that has focused on [...]

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What do young Americans think about politics? LOL, not much

Next week is graduation at my university, and high schools will be holding commencement ceremonies over the next month. While speakers will implore seniors to "make a difference in the world" and "give back," almost none of these student will take this to mean running for office. New research on U.S. high school and college students demonstrates the dire state of a life in politics. In short, the future looks bleak for future generations [...]

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Cuomo’s popularity rating drops to lowest level ever

Photo: Reuters Gov. Cuomo’s popularity rating has dropped to its lowest point ever amid Albany corruption scandals and fierce fights over education policy, according to a poll released Tuesday. Cuomo’s favorability rating dipped to 53 percent from 56 percent in April, the Siena College poll found. Voters who disapproved of the governor jumped to 44 percent from 39 percent. It was just a year ago, June 2014, that the Democratic governor was riding high [...]

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