Posted Mar 06, 2014 at 7:45 AM by Maurice Berger
According to a new Washington Post-ABC News, a record-high 59% say they support same-sex marriage. 34% are opposed. Additionally, 50% of Americans say the U.S. Constitution's guarantee of equal protection gives gays the right to marry. 41% say it does not.
Posted Mar 05, 2014 at 6:52 AM by Maurice Berger
A new poll by Washington Post-ABC News reports that Republicans are "in a stronger position than Democrats in the states
with Senate races this fall and more than holding their own in the
battle for control of the House. In the 34 states with Senate races, 50%
of voters say they favor Republicans and 42% favor Democrats. . . [this] despite the Republican Party's poor image nationally
and its deficit on some important issues. About two in three Americans
say the GOP is out of touch 'with the concerns of most people in the
United States today.'"
Posted Mar 04, 2014 at 8:22 AM by Maurice Berger
A Kaiser tracking poll reports that 48% of Americans want to keep and improve the Affordable
Care Act while another 8% want to keep it as is -- for a total of 56%
who want to keep the law. 19% are in favor of repealing the law and not
replacing it and 12% want to repeal and replace with a GOP alternative, for a total of 31%.
Posted Mar 03, 2014 at 8:45 AM by Maurice Berger
A new poll by NBC-Marist reports that Democratic Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray leads the pack leading in the race for
this spring's mayoral Democratic primary, with 28% of likely voters, followed by Muriel Bowser at 20%, Jack Evans at 13% and Tommy Wells at 12%. The poll notes that while "a majority of D.C.
residents think the city is headed in the right direction . . . the race remains volatile and that Gray, the incumbent,
does not have an easy path to victory."
Posted Feb 27, 2014 at 8:09 AM by Maurice Berger
According to Gallup, "despite the announcement of historic reforms late last year that would shift China's economy to a more consumer-driven model, Americans still see China in the same, mostly unfavorable, way they did in early 2013. Forty-three percent of U.S. adults say they have a very or mostly favorable opinion of China, while 53% see it very or mostly unfavorably."
Posted Feb 26, 2014 at 7:43 AM by Maurice Berger
According to Gallup, "a clear majority of Americans, 59%, still view Hillary Clinton favorably a year after she left her post as secretary of state. Clinton's current rating is noticeably lower than the 64% she averaged while serving in President Barack Obama's cabinet."
Posted Feb 25, 2014 at 7:53 AM by Maurice Berger
A new survey by Public Policy Polling in Kansas reports that conservative GOP Gov. Sam Brownback slightly trails Democratic challenger Paul Davis un his re-election race by +2%, 42% to 40%. Brownback would appear to be in trouble in the state: "Only 33% of voters in the state approve of the job Brownback is doing, compared to 51% who disapprove."
Posted Feb 24, 2014 at 8:15 AM by Maurice Berger
A new survey by Public Policy Polling in New Hampshire reports that Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen leads possible GOO challenger Scott Brown by +9%, 47% to 38%.
Posted Feb 20, 2014 at 9:25 AM by Maurice Berger
A new poll by the Star Tribune in Minnesota reports that Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton heads into his re-election race with the highest job approval rating of his term: 58% think Dayton is doing a good job; 29% say they disapprove.
Posted Feb 19, 2014 at 7:55 AM by Maurice Berger
A new poll by the Baltimore Sun in Maryland reports that Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown holds a significant lead in the Democratic contest for governor over Douglas Gansler, 35% to 14%, with Heather Mizeur aat 10%; 40% remain undecided.