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New Gallup Poll Shows Disdain For Tax Cut Bill

The tax scam championed by Republicans is doing exactly what critics warned: showering the wealthy with deficit-financed tax breaks, while leaving workers and the American middle class behind. The latest Gallup poll confirms, once again, a majority of Americans disapprove of the GOP tax bill.

April 18, 2018
Donald Trump, Press

Poll: Once Red, Now Orange County Disdains Trump

The latest piece of bad news for Republicans is a new poll showing more than 6 in 10 Orange County residents disapprove of Trump, with an anaemic 37 percent approving of him. On top of those numbers, more residents want Democrats to control Congress than want Republicans to control it.

April 11, 2018
Senate Health Bill

Older Trump Voters Abandoning GOP

Republican prospects this November are so bad that some are already writing off the House and worrying about trying to hold on to the Senate. And now there’s more evidence of trouble ahead: Their base of older, educated white voters is abandoning them.

April 10, 2018

Pollster Luntz Says GOP ‘In Deep Trouble’ As Midterms Loom

The Republicans are in danger of losing their control of Congress in the 2018 midterm elections, according to a leading Republican pollster. Speaking on Fox News on Sunday, Frank Luntz said, “I think the Republicans are in deep trouble in the House, and the Senate as well. If the election were held today, frankly, I think Republicans would lose both.”

April 9, 2018
Trump VOA

Trump Brags About Approval Rating He Made Up Out Of Thin Air

From ignoring his top military advisers on Syria strategy, to tossing aside his prepared tax cut statements to wallow in anti-immigration hate rhetoric, to telling supporters on AM talk radio that his real approval rating actually hovers around 60 recent, Trump seems to have retreated even further into a misinformation cocoon within the White House.

April 7, 2018
Richard Painter

Poll: Most Young Americans Think Trump Is Racist, Dishonest, And Unfit For Office

The poll, conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and MTV, found that Trump’s approval rating among Americans aged 15 to 34 is an abysmal 33 percent — a full nine points lower than all adults combined. When asked about specific character attributes, 60 percent of young people described Trump as “mentally unfit”…

March 31, 2018

Trump Wants You To Ignore Polls Showing His Low Ratings

President Donald Trump on Sunday suggested that TV viewers should ignore shows and pundits that report him having low approval ratings, also sharing an incorrect approval rating from one pollster. In a tweet, POTUS hit out at the suggestion he did not have an approval rating of about 50 percent—claiming that Rasmussen showed him with “around” a 50 percent approval rating. However, it does not.

March 12, 2018
Memo

Americans Trust Mueller More Than Trump Denials: Poll

Of the 1,000 registered voters surveyed for a USA TODAY/Suffolk University poll released Tuesday, 58 percent said they have a lot or some trust in Mueller’s investigation being fair and accurate. Meanwhile, 57 percent said they have little to no trust in Trump’s denials his campaign colluded with Moscow’s election meddling, while 24% said they had “a lot” of trust in Trump’s claims.

March 1, 2018
Trump, ethics

As Trump Ratings Crater, Demand For Gun Control Rockets

Trump’s approval ratings were already dismal, and have sunk to a record low after his disastrous response to the Parkland school shooting. His initial reaction to the killing of 17 people at a Florida high school was to go into hiding. He then blamed the students and tried to exploit the tragedy for his own benefit.

February 26, 2018
Kellyanne Conway, Alternative Facts

LOL: Kellyanne Conway Claims Trump Enhanced U.S. Global Prestige

As for the nation’s standing, the most recent Gallup survey shows just 30 percent approval for the United States’ role on the global stage. That’s down from 48 percent under President Obama, and “the lowest level Gallup has recorded since beginning its global leadership poll over a decade ago.”

February 26, 2018

Crime Is Down Drastically — But Americans Are More Fearful Than Ever

On the subject of crime, there is good news and bad. Reports by both the FBI and the Bureau of Justice Statistics show that crime has decreased in the past 25 years in the U.S. Violent crime fell between 48% and 74% since 1993, based on the agencies’ measures, respectively. Property crime has fallen sharply, too: the FBI estimates a drop of 48% between 1993 and 2016, and BJS reports 66%.

February 12, 2018
Mueller

Poll: By 48 Percent To 28 Percent, Americans View Mueller As ‘Fair’

A new Marist poll published on Wednesday indicates that 48 percent of Americans believe the special counsel probe of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign is being conducted fairly. At just below half that may appear to be weak approval — until it is contrasted with only 28 percent who consider Robert Mueller’s investigation […]

January 17, 2018
White House

Poll: Americans Give Trump Failing Grades

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet. Americans aren’t happy with President Donald Trump. While this isn’t news per se, his low approval ratings may leave you wondering just why exactly most citizens are disappointed. A new poll offers something approaching an answer. According to Politico/Morning Consult’s latest findings, the country is most dissatisfied with the president’s performance in several […]

January 17, 2018
Democratic, healthy, resistance

Poll: Nearly Half Of U.S. Is In Trump ‘Resistance’

The number opposing Trump nearly matches the 43 percent who said the country is now worse off than when Trump took office, and the 44 percent who said they are “embarrassed” to have Trump as their president. Sixty-seven percent said they felt Trump was “working against me.”

January 16, 2018

Poll: Biden, Sanders Ahead Of Winfrey In 2020 Dem Bid

Democrat and former Vice President Joe Biden, along with former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, would beat out supposed 2020 hopeful and media scion Oprah Winfrey for the Democrats nomination well before Winfrey could square off against incumbent Donald Trump, a new poll released Thursday found.

January 12, 2018
Trump Congressional address

Trump Tweets Poll That Gives Obama Credit For Economy

While Trump is right that these numbers are the highest positive rating for Quinnipiac polls on the economy since 2001, the poll also found that 49 percent of American voters believe former President Barack Obama to be responsible for the current state of the economy. Only 40 percent of voters said that Trump was responsible.

January 12, 2018
Vietnam like protests

Survey: America Doesn’t Want Empire—It Wants To Have A Functioning Country

The spending priorities of everyday Americans is not what’s reflected in the massive federal budget, according to a survey of 1,000 Americans taken last month which found overwhelming support for cutting defense and investing in education, science, transportation and a range of human services.

January 9, 2018
Trump

Trump Is Only First-Year President To Ever Lose Most Admired Man Poll

Donald Trump’s streak of receiving less support than his Democratic rivals continues in the latest edition of Gallup’s survey of the most admired man and woman in the United States. But even worse for Trump, he has broken a record — he is the first first-year president not to be named most admired.

December 28, 2017
trump

Polls: Trump Least Popular First-Year President Ever

Donald Trump’s plunging approval rating has officially made him the most unpopular first-year president in the history of presidential polling, according to the latest figures from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

December 17, 2017

Donald Trump’s Approval Rating Hits New Record Low

Donald Trump’s approval rating has reached the lowest point of his 11-month-long presidency, dropping to 32 percent this week as his embattled White House administration has shrugged off allegations of sexual assault, collusion with Russia and ineffective leadership.

December 9, 2017

Trump’s Support Among Women Plummets To Historic Low

After decades of exploiting and objectifying women, Trump was caught on tape last year bragging about sexual assault. Around the same time, no fewer than 16 women came forward with allegations of harassment and sexual misconduct spanning more than 20 years.

December 8, 2017
Moore

2 Polls Split On Who Is Winning US Senate Race In Alabama

Four-decade-old sexual misconduct allegations against Alabama Republican Roy Moore are playing a major role for voters in his campaign for a U.S. Senate seat, but nine days ahead of the election two major polls are split whether he is ahead of Democrat Doug Jones.

December 4, 2017
Trump, FBI, Twitter

Trump’s Approval Rating Pales Against Past Presidents

According to an interactive infographic by the data-aggregating website FiveThirtyEight updated on Wednesday, which was Trump’s 307th day in the White House, his approval rating was an unimpressive 38.4 percent. Disapproval was 55.5 percent.

November 24, 2017
A same-sex marriage supporter holds a sign referring to Alabama's Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, during a protest outside the Jefferson County Courthouse in Birmingham, Alabama February 9, 2015. REUTERS/Marvin Gentry

Alabama Senate Race A Toss-Up, New Poll Finds

Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for Senate in Alabama, lost his lead in the race after allegations that he had sexual contact with teenagers years ago, and the election is now a toss-up, a new poll indicated Sunday.

November 13, 2017
Trump economy fix

Trump’s Approval Rating Tanks, As His Base Falls Apart

Support among the noncollege-educated white voters who made up a big portion of the Trump base throughout the 2016 election dropped 13 percent in a CNN poll published Monday afternoon, to 49 percent from 59 percent approval at the 100-day mark.

November 8, 2017