Opinion Polls

2022-07-25 20:40:10
by Natalie McCormick
AARP Poll Suggests Midterms Will Be Nailbiters

WASHINGTON — A new poll of likely voters in the 56 most competitive congressional districts in this year’s midterm elections... Read More

WASHINGTON — A new poll of likely voters in the 56 most competitive congressional districts in this year’s midterm elections found that tight races will be commonplace, with Republicans currently holding an edge over Democrats with a sizable cohort of... Read More

AP-NORC Poll: 2 in 3 in US Favor Term Limits for Justices

WASHINGTON (AP) — About 2 in 3 Americans say they favor term limits or a mandatory retirement age for Supreme Court justices,... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — About 2 in 3 Americans say they favor term limits or a mandatory retirement age for Supreme Court justices, according to a new poll that finds a sharp increase in the percentage of Americans saying they have “hardly any”... Read More

2022-07-05 17:10:51
by Dan McCue
Inflation Woes, Gas Prices Continue to Weigh on Biden Poll Numbers

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. — With just 126 days until the midterm elections, President Joe Biden’s overall job approval rating... Read More

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. — With just 126 days until the midterm elections, President Joe Biden’s overall job approval rating is continuing its downward trend, while a record percentage of Americans — 88% — believe the country is headed in... Read More

Abortion, Women's Rights Grow as Priorities: AP-NORC Poll

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll finds a growing percentage of Americans calling out abortion or women’s rights as priorities... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll finds a growing percentage of Americans calling out abortion or women’s rights as priorities for the government in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, especially among Democrats and those... Read More

About Half Say Trump Should be Charged for 1/6: AP-NORC Poll

WASHINGTON (AP) — About half of Americans believe former President Donald Trump should be charged with a crime for his... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — About half of Americans believe former President Donald Trump should be charged with a crime for his role in the U.S. Capitol attack on Jan. 6, 2021, a new poll shows. The survey from The Associated Press-NORC Center for... Read More

2022-04-29 21:37:44
by Reece Nations
Ohio Republican Senate Primary Polling Shows Close Race 

COLUMBUS, Ohio — As early voting in Ohio’s Republican Senate primary draws closer to its end, two candidates have emerged... Read More

COLUMBUS, Ohio — As early voting in Ohio’s Republican Senate primary draws closer to its end, two candidates have emerged as the clear favorites for their party’s nomination. J.D. Vance, a Trump-backed venture capitalist, held a slight lead over former... Read More

2022-04-29 16:10:10
by Dan McCue
Majority of Americans Support Creating Federal Holiday for Voting

WASHINGTON — Roughly two-thirds of Americans support creating a federal holiday for voting, while even larger majorities would like to... Read More

WASHINGTON — Roughly two-thirds of Americans support creating a federal holiday for voting, while even larger majorities would like to see more polling stations in their districts and expanded hours to use them, according to a survey released Friday by... Read More

2022-01-07 19:04:20
by Dan McCue
Americans Growing More Concerned Over National Debt, Peterson Survey Finds

WASHINGTON — With the nation’s debt standing at a record $29 million, a growing number of Americans are growing increasingly... Read More

WASHINGTON — With the nation’s debt standing at a record $29 million, a growing number of Americans are growing increasingly concerned that unsustainable federal spending will upend the economy and ultimately, their personal well-being, finds a new analysis from the... Read More

2022-01-04 15:31:32
by Dan McCue
Survey Finds Farmer Sentiment Rising on Strengthened Financial Position

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A monthly measure of farmer sentiment rose last month, something it had only managed to do... Read More

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A monthly measure of farmer sentiment rose last month, something it had only managed to do once before in all of 2021, according to Purdue University's Center for Commercial Agriculture and the CME Group. The two... Read More

2021-12-27 20:47:14
by Dan McCue
Chief Justice Roberts is America’s Top Federal Leader, According to Poll

WASHINGTON — Americans routinely tell pollsters they don’t like much of what goes on in the nation’s capital, but evidently... Read More

WASHINGTON — Americans routinely tell pollsters they don’t like much of what goes on in the nation’s capital, but evidently they do like one leader a lot – Chief Justice John Roberts. According to a poll conducted by the Gallup... Read More

2021-11-24 00:18:21
by Dan McCue
Study Finds Significant Bipartisan Support for Corporate Social Responsibility

WASHINGTON — A new, groundbreaking study suggests not only is there strong bipartisan support for corporate efforts to address environmental,... Read More

WASHINGTON — A new, groundbreaking study suggests not only is there strong bipartisan support for corporate efforts to address environmental, social and governance challenges, but that the bipartisan appeal of these initiatives dramatically increases among Americans under the age of... Read More

2021-10-11 18:45:30
by Dan McCue
Americans’ Trust in Media Continues to Slide

WASHINGTON – Americans’ trust in the news media continues to plummet, dropping four percentage points from last year’s already low... Read More

WASHINGTON – Americans’ trust in the news media continues to plummet, dropping four percentage points from last year’s already low 36%, a new Gallup poll has found. The poll, which was released last week also found the media continues to... Read More

2021-09-20 15:44:00
by TWN Staff
Voters Tell Pollster Out-of-Pocket Costs and Limits of Coverage Most Concerning Issue

Most voters in the district represented by Rep. Marilyn Strickland support fiscal responsibility and want Congress to take a bipartisan... Read More

Most voters in the district represented by Rep. Marilyn Strickland support fiscal responsibility and want Congress to take a bipartisan approach. Fifty-seven percent believe members of Congress need to work across the aisle to deliver results for their constituents versus... Read More

2021-09-20 15:36:00
by TWN Staff
New Jersey Voters Strongly Support Sound Moderate Approach to Governing, Issues

A recent survey in New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District found that voters there overwhelmingly agree with Rep. Mikie Sherrill’s fiscally... Read More

A recent survey in New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District found that voters there overwhelmingly agree with Rep. Mikie Sherrill’s fiscally responsible and bipartisan approach to governing, and support her efforts to apply them to solving thorny issues like those surrounding... Read More

2021-09-03 20:34:47
by Daniel Mollenkamp
COVID-19 Has Delayed Retirement For Many Americans

More than a third of consumers have pushed back or have considered pushing back their retirement date due to the... Read More

More than a third of consumers have pushed back or have considered pushing back their retirement date due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report. In response to the pandemic and financial stress, many have... Read More

Half of US Workers Favor Employee Shot Mandate: AP-NORC poll

NEW YORK (AP) — Half of American workers are in favor of vaccine requirements at their workplaces, according to a... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — Half of American workers are in favor of vaccine requirements at their workplaces, according to a new poll, at a time when such mandates gain traction following the federal government's full approval of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine. ... Read More

2021-08-23 20:53:05
by Dan McCue
Poll: NJ Voters Want a Fiscally Responsible Congress to Tackle True Health Care Concerns

Voters in New Jersey’s 5th Congressional District, a traditional swing or battleground district nestled against the southeast portion of New... Read More

Voters in New Jersey’s 5th Congressional District, a traditional swing or battleground district nestled against the southeast portion of New York State, are united in many key respects when it comes to spending and health care reforms, a recent survey... Read More

AP-NORC poll: COVID Anxiety Up, Vaccine Requirements Favored

DENVER (AP) — Anxiety in the United States over COVID-19 is at its highest level since winter, a new poll... Read More

DENVER (AP) — Anxiety in the United States over COVID-19 is at its highest level since winter, a new poll shows, as the delta variant rages, more states and school districts adopt mask and vaccination requirements and the nation's hospitals... Read More

AP-NORC Poll: Americans Have High Trust in Doctors, Nurses

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans have high trust in doctors, nurses and pharmacists, a new poll finds. Researchers say that... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans have high trust in doctors, nurses and pharmacists, a new poll finds. Researchers say that trust could become important in the push to increase COVID-19 vaccinations, as long as unvaccinated people have care providers they... Read More

2021-07-19 15:16:36
by TWN Staff
Poll Shows Two-Thirds of Voters Support Investments in Zero-Emission School Buses

The American Lung Association has released new poll results showing that a majority (68%) of American voters – across all... Read More

The American Lung Association has released new poll results showing that a majority (68%) of American voters – across all major demographic groups – support Congress investing in zero-emission school buses for children nationwide. The poll findings are released as... Read More

2021-07-08 17:15:50
by Dan McCue
Poll Finds Most Americans Want Infrastructure Paid for With Offsets

WASHINGTON - Nine in 10 registered voters want federal infrastructure plans to be paid for with offsets, including clearly identified... Read More

WASHINGTON - Nine in 10 registered voters want federal infrastructure plans to be paid for with offsets, including clearly identified spending cuts or revenue raisers, a new Peterson Foundation poll found. And the result holds true for 86% of Democrats,... Read More

AP-NORC Poll: Biden Approval Buoyed by His Pandemic Response

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is plunging into the next phase of his administration with the steady approval of... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is plunging into the next phase of his administration with the steady approval of a majority of Americans, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The survey... Read More

2021-04-26 19:28:10
by Dan McCue
TWN Readers: Pace of Vaccinations Tops Biden's Accomplishments in First 100 Days

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden entered the White House promising that by the time his first 100 days in office... Read More

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden entered the White House promising that by the time his first 100 days in office had elapsed, at least 100 million COVID-19 vaccines  would be administered. As of Sunday, four days shy of Biden’s 100-day... Read More

2021-04-23 20:37:24
by TWN Staff
Poll Finds Strong Support for Colleges, Universities, Mandating COVID Vaccines

WASHINGTON - Nearly 70% of Americans agree with universities and colleges mandating all staff and students be vaccinated for COVID-19... Read More

WASHINGTON - Nearly 70% of Americans agree with universities and colleges mandating all staff and students be vaccinated for COVID-19 before they resume face-to-face operations, a new, Back-to-Normal Barometer survey has found. The survey asked respondents whether they agreed or... Read More

Study Finds People Want More Than Watchdogs for Journalists

NEW YORK (AP) — A study of the public's attitude toward the press reveals that distrust goes deeper than partisanship... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — A study of the public's attitude toward the press reveals that distrust goes deeper than partisanship and down to how journalists define their very mission. In short: Americans want more than a watchdog. The study, released... Read More

2021-03-25 14:36:50
by Kate Michael
Pollsters Look to Fix Flaws After 2020 Surprises

WASHINGTON — The polling industry required an audit after the 2020 election. Poll results overstated Joe Biden’s lead over Donald... Read More

WASHINGTON — The polling industry required an audit after the 2020 election. Poll results overstated Joe Biden’s lead over Donald Trump in the national vote for president by so much that analysts suggested: “the polling industry is a wreck, and... Read More

2021-03-16 21:41:21
by Reece Nations
‘K-Shaped’ COVID-19 Recovery Deepens Economic Disparity

While the onset of the novel coronavirus pandemic has had drastic ramifications for the United States’ economy, its toll has... Read More

While the onset of the novel coronavirus pandemic has had drastic ramifications for the United States’ economy, its toll has been unevenly harsh for the country’s poorest citizens.  Following a recession, a “K-shaped recovery” occurs when different segments of the... Read More

AP-NORC Poll: Americans Largely Back Biden's Virus Response

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden is enjoying an early presidential honeymoon, with 60% of Americans approving of his job performance... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden is enjoying an early presidential honeymoon, with 60% of Americans approving of his job performance thus far and even more backing his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new poll from The Associated... Read More

2021-02-19 19:45:41
by TWN Staff
New Poll Shows Only Half of Americans Eager to Get COVID Vaccine

NEW YORK -- A groundbreaking “Back-to-Normal Barometer” survey for the first time finds that only half of Americans say that... Read More

NEW YORK -- A groundbreaking “Back-to-Normal Barometer” survey for the first time finds that only half of Americans say that they will receive a COVID-19 vaccine once it becomes available for them to receive it. Driving this lack of enthusiasm,... Read More

2021-02-17 17:15:29
by Kate Michael
How COVID Has Affected Public Opinion on Higher Education

WASHINGTON — Attitudes toward American colleges and universities may have started evolving before the pandemic set in, but COVID-19 truly... Read More

WASHINGTON — Attitudes toward American colleges and universities may have started evolving before the pandemic set in, but COVID-19 truly upended the higher ed system in ways that are sure to have an impact for years to come.  Through a... Read More

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