Polls

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) Filibuster Swings Public Opinion Against Targeted Killing of Americans

March 25, 2013

“A year ago, as the presidential race was taking shape, The Washington Post’s pollster asked voters whether they favored the use of drones to kill terrorists or terror suspects if they were “American citizens living in other countries.” The net rating at the time was positive: 65 percent for, 26 percent against.”

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Analysis: President Obama Has Lost Advantage Over Republicans On The Economy

March 23, 2013

“Since December, however, Mr. Obama’s standing has declined by roughly 10 percentage points, while Republicans in Congress have gained 4 or 5 percentage points.”

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Rasmussen Poll: 50% of Americans Favor Breaking Up America’s 12 Largest Banks

March 22, 2013

“A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 50% of U.S. Adults favor a plan to break up the 12 megabanks, which currently control about 69% of the banking industry.”

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YG Network Poll: Voters More Concerned About “Economy and Jobs” Than “Deficit and Debt”

March 17, 2013

“An outside group aligned with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has commissioned a report that warns conservatives against adopting an all-spending cuts, all-the-time message.”

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Metro/LCI Poll: French President Francois Hollande Approval Rating (31%) Falls Below Far-Right Leader Marine Le Pen

March 17, 2013

“Only 31 percent are satisfied with Hollande’s performance, eight points less than last month, as the Socialist president battles unemployment at a 13-year high and a stagnant economy, according to the poll carried out for newspaper Metro and TV channel LCI.”

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Field Research Poll: 54% of Californians Support Marijuana Legalization

February 28, 2013

“The poll finds greater than seven in ten voters (72%) backing the state’s existing medical marijuana law. Two in three (67%) oppose federal government efforts to crack down on businesses attempting to sell marijuana for medicinal purposes.”

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USA Today/Pew Research Center Poll: 71% of Americans Support Increasing the Minimum Wage to $9.00 an Hour

February 24, 2013

“President Obama’s plan would raise the minimum wage and link additional increases to inflation.”

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Reuters/Ipsos Poll: Majority of Americans Support Deportation of Illegal Immigrants

February 21, 2013

“Thirty percent of those polled think that most illegal immigrants, with some exceptions, should be deported, while 23 percent believe all illegal immigrants should be deported.”

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Quinnipiac University Poll: 92% of American Voters Support Universal Background Chekcs

February 7, 2013

“In households with a gun, 91 percent were in favor, while 8 percent were opposed, Quinnipiac said.”

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Pew Research Center Poll: 53% of Americans Perceive the Government as a Threat to Rights

January 31, 2013

“Only 26 percent of Americans believe the government does the right thing most or all of the time, and 73 percent think it does the right thing rarely or not at all.”

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Poll: Xiomara Castro, Wife of Deposed Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, Leads in the Country’s Presidential Race

January 30, 2013

“Honduran presidential candidate Xiomara Castro, the wife of deposed former President Manuel Zelaya, is leading the race to become the next head of the Central American country, according to a poll released on Tuesday.”

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CBS News Poll: 51% of Americans Support Path to Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants

January 30, 2013

“Twenty-four percent say they should have to leave the country, according to a CBS News poll released Monday night.”

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Washington Post/Pew Research Center Poll: 66% of Americans Support Allowing Women in Combat Roles

January 30, 2013

“Last week, the Obama administration opened up combat roles to women in the military, and fully 66 percent of all Americans back the idea. Most men and women alike support the idea, as do majorities across party lines.”

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Joint Survey: Majority of Americans Support Reducing Federal Deficit Without Cutting Social Security, Medicare and Education

January 25, 2013

“The survey found that two-thirds of Americans want Washington to reduce the deficit in the short term rather than wait for a stronger economy. That included 74 percent of Republicans, 71 percent of independents and 57 percent of Democrats.”

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ABC News/Washington Post Poll: 54% of Americans Support Favor Stricter Gun Control Laws

December 17, 2012

“Fifty-nine percent support a ban specifically on high-capacity ammunition clips, a step on which partisan and ideological gaps narrow substantially and “strong” support peaks.”

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