November 27, 1989 |
The first Gallup poll in Brazil for the second round of the presidential race, released Sunday, gives right-of-center candidate Fernando Collor de Mello the lead against leftist Luis Inacio da Silva. Collor, of the newly created Party of National Reconstruction, had 50.3% of intended votes, against 36.6% for Da Silva of the radical Workers' Party, Gallup said.
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.
December 28, 2003
Re "Those Angels in White," your Dec. 23 editorial about the Gallup Poll on the most respected professions: I'm pleased that the nursing profession was rated the highest. It deserves it. I have been hospitalized several times and found it was the nurses, both registered and assistants, who made my recovery possible by their patience and concern. It is not surprising that the human services professions rate the highest and the business and political groups the lowest. Each profession earns its own rating.
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.
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%.