August 14, 1986 |
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's popularity is at its lowest point in three years, according to a Gallup poll published today. Only 28% of voters surveyed were satisfied with Thatcher's leadership, her lowest rating since 1983. Political observers blamed Thatcher's tough stand against economic sanctions on South Africa and rumors of a rift with Queen Elizabeth II over that and other matters.
November 28, 2002 |
People who feel a little guilty digging into those holiday meals can take comfort in the knowledge that they're not alone. Almost 6 in 10 Americans say they would like to lose weight, according to a Gallup poll. Two-thirds of women felt that way, while half of men did. The poll of 1,001 adults was taken Nov. 11 to 14 and has an error margin of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
September 1, 2005 |
When asked what they would tell President Bush about Iraq if they could talk to him for 15 minutes, four in 10 Americans said they would urge him to get out -- the response given most often to a question asked by Gallup Poll. More than 1,000 Americans were asked: "If you could talk with President Bush for 15 minutes about the situation in Iraq, what would you, personally, advise him to do?"
May 23, 1985 |
Most Brazilians approve of President Jose Sarney's performance as the country's first constitutional leader in 21 years, according to a Gallup poll published Wednesday. Urban dwellers interviewed in April gave Sarney 51% approval, while only 28% gave him a negative rating. Support for Sarney was highest in his poor native northeast and lowest in the rich southern agricultural states, where it dipped just below 50%.
April 20, 1986
The public is even more bullish on the economy than when the current recovery began in 1983, with 83% expecting the upswing to last until the end of 1986 and 58% predicting that it will continue into 1988 and beyond, the Gallup Poll reported. In September, 1983, only 43% thought recovery would last beyond the end of 1984. The optimism is prevalent among all major sex, age, educational, economic and political segments, the poll found.