May 23, 2012 |
The percentage of Americans who say they are “pro-choice” reached a record low, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday, but the political impact of the new data remain unclear given the volatile nature of the abortion issue. According to Gallup, 41% identified themselves as “pro-choice,” while 50% said they were “pro-life.” The poll , conducted May 3 to May 6, was based on a sample of 1,024 adults and had a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.
May 16, 2012 |
New figures from Gallup place President Obama's reelection bid in a precarious gray zone between the one-term exit of presidents like George H.W. Bush, and successful second-term victories like those of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. Combining Obama's job approval rating with several evaluations of public sentiment on the economy, Gallup's indicators show that the president is performing better than he was just a year ago, but his numbers are nonetheless lackluster compared with those of his predecessors.
April 16, 2012 |
The first Gallup poll of the general election campaign shows Mitt Romney edging out President Obama, a close result that both parties expect will be the case through much of the next seven months. The former Massachusetts governor, emerging from a difficult and longer-than-expected Republican nomination battle, has the support of 47% of registered voters nationwide, while the president has the support of 45%. Two percent of voters said they supported another candidate, while 7% were undecided.
April 16, 2012 |
Contrasting the results of the first Gallup daily presidential poll , CNN and ORC International have found President Obama in possession of a 9-point lead over presumed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. The 52%-43% split in favor of the president runs counter to Gallup's results, which placed the former Massachusetts governor in the lead with 47% to Obama's 45%. Results of a poll delving deeper into the candidates themselves also leaned in Obama's favor.
April 13, 2012 |
The White House's proposed "Buffett Rule" looks like a political winner, at least for now. A new Gallup poll finds that six in 10 Americans support the idea of a law that would require households that earn $1 million or more a year to pay a minimum 30% tax rate, as President Obama has called for. Thirty-seven percent are opposed. Three out of four Democrats favor the plan, while Republicans are split 43% for and 54% against. Among independent voters, 63% back the idea, while 33% oppose it. Last September, Obama called for tax reform that would, in part, ensure that the middle class did not have a higher tax burden than "millionaires and billionaires.
April 4, 2012 |
It looks like concern within Mitt Romney's campaign that the prolonged Republican presidential primary could damage his standing among undecided voters has some legitimacy. A new USA Today/Gallup poll gauging support among independents in swing states finds that President Obama holds a 48% to 39% advantage over the presumptive GOP nominee Romney, a significant change from polling conducted last year. The poll, conducted before Romney's primary victories on Tuesday, also places Obama's overall support in 12 swing states above Romney's, 51% to 42%. The key to these results is the sizable departure of independent women from Romney's camp over the last few months to Obama's.