Opinion Polls

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

2021-02-08 17:12:31
by Sara Wilkerson
New Poll Suggests Americans Want Congress to Prioritize Healthcare Reforms

WASHINGTON - New polling data conducted by Hart Research on behalf of Protect Our Care, a health care advocacy organization,... Read More

WASHINGTON - New polling data conducted by Hart Research on behalf of Protect Our Care, a health care advocacy organization, shows that Americans across party lines support healt hcare reforms as the top priority for the Biden administration. The same... Read More

2021-01-26 20:19:14
by Reece Nations
Monmouth Poll Finds Majority Support Trump Impeachment, Voter Fraud Beliefs Persist

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. — Polling data from Monmouth University found that 56% of Americans approve of the House of... Read More

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. — Polling data from Monmouth University found that 56% of Americans approve of the House of Representatives impeaching former President Donald Trump for his role in inciting a violent mob to storm the United States Capitol. ... Read More

2021-01-25 17:29:33
by Reece Nations
Americans More Likely to View Government Leadership, Lack of Unity as Nation’s Primary Concern

WASHINGTON — Americans were more likely to designate the lack of government leadership and unity as the nation’s primary issue... Read More

WASHINGTON — Americans were more likely to designate the lack of government leadership and unity as the nation’s primary issue this month, according to polling analysis from Gallup.  Tensions stoked by a contentious presidential transition, the impeachment of former President... Read More

2021-01-19 16:24:52
by Reece Nations
Americans Expect Biden to Improve Environment, Grow Budget Deficit

WASHINGTON — A majority of Americans surveyed by Gallup predict the incoming Biden-Harris administration will make improvements to the environment... Read More

WASHINGTON — A majority of Americans surveyed by Gallup predict the incoming Biden-Harris administration will make improvements to the environment and education while likely raising taxes and the national deficit.  Gallup published its findings as part of an ongoing series... Read More

Competing Coalitions Define GA Senate Races

WASHINGTON (AP) — Georgia’s Senate runoff elections were a clash of two closely matched coalitions, with Democrat Raphael Warnock edging... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Georgia’s Senate runoff elections were a clash of two closely matched coalitions, with Democrat Raphael Warnock edging out his rival in the one-time Republican stronghold. Warnock and fellow Democrat Jon Ossoff — whose race was still too... Read More

2020-12-07 20:23:18
by Sara Wilkerson
New Gallup Survey Suggests Americans’ Mental Health is Declining Due to COVID-19

A new survey report from Gallup suggests that Americans’ positive outlook on their mental health is on a nine-point decline... Read More

A new survey report from Gallup suggests that Americans’ positive outlook on their mental health is on a nine-point decline from last year, a new low point in Gallup’s 20-year history of measuring Americans’ view on their mental health. The... Read More

Poll: As Trump Attacks Election Outcome, Americans are Less Confident in the Vote Count

President Donald Trump's repeated — and baseless — insistence that widespread fraud undermined this month's presidential election has left a mark on... Read More

President Donald Trump's repeated — and baseless — insistence that widespread fraud undermined this month's presidential election has left a mark on Americans' faith in the voting process, a postelection USC Dornsife survey has found. Using a 0-100 scale to measure their... Read More

Over Half of Americans Still Plan Thanksgiving Travel Amid COVID Concerns, Report Says

As health officials warn of the risks of Thanksgiving travel, more than half of Americans still plan to venture away from home,... Read More

As health officials warn of the risks of Thanksgiving travel, more than half of Americans still plan to venture away from home, according to a new survey. The website Tripadvisor says 56% of people intend to take trips for the holiday this... Read More

Now More Than Ever We Need Science, Not Politics

The global COVID-19 pandemic, with all its devastating consequences, has reaffirmed why science must be at the center of policy... Read More

The global COVID-19 pandemic, with all its devastating consequences, has reaffirmed why science must be at the center of policy considerations, political debate, and media attention. But, lamentably, it is often at the center for all the wrong reasons. Against... Read More

2020-11-03 18:59:21
by Sara Wilkerson
New Survey Suggests Americans are Sleeping Less and Drinking More

A new survey conducted by ValuePenguin, a data-based personal finance research company, shows that more than a quarter of Americans... Read More

A new survey conducted by ValuePenguin, a data-based personal finance research company, shows that more than a quarter of Americans are getting less sleep and that 1 in 5 are drinking more alcohol as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.... Read More

Joe Biden Leads President Trump by Double Digits Nationally, USC Poll Suggests

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump heads into the final, frenetic 48 hours of campaign 2020 having lost ground among key groups that powered... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump heads into the final, frenetic 48 hours of campaign 2020 having lost ground among key groups that powered his drive to the presidency four years ago, the final USC Dornsife poll of the election shows. Former Vice President Joe... Read More

2020-10-28 20:53:02
by Dan McCue
New Marquette Poll Finds Biden Lead Over Trump Stable at Five Percentage Points

The last Marquette Law School poll to be released before Election Day finds former Vice President Joe Biden the choice... Read More

The last Marquette Law School poll to be released before Election Day finds former Vice President Joe Biden the choice of 48% of likely voters in Wisconsin, with President Donald Trump trailing with the support of just 43% of likely... Read More

Poll Shows Deadlocked Races for President, Senate Seats in Georgia

ATLANTA — The race for president in Georgia is deadlocked in the final week of the campaign, with President Donald Trump and Joe Biden in a statistical... Read More

ATLANTA — The race for president in Georgia is deadlocked in the final week of the campaign, with President Donald Trump and Joe Biden in a statistical tie in a state that hasn't voted Democratic for president since 1992. An Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll of likely voters released Monday showed... Read More

2020-10-22 20:40:11
by Sara Wilkerson
New Survey Shows Low Trump Job Approval, Weak National Confidence

Gallup has released a new survey showing President Trump’s job approval rating at 43.3%, marking one of the lowest approval... Read More

Gallup has released a new survey showing President Trump’s job approval rating at 43.3%, marking one of the lowest approval ratings for an incumbent during his 15th quarter in office. The Gallup poll comes ahead of the last presidential debate... Read More

Trump Hasn’t Recovered From Tailspin Set Off by Raucous Debate Performance, Poll Shows

WASHINGTON — With three weeks left until election day, President Donald Trump has not recovered from the self-inflicted wounds of... Read More

WASHINGTON — With three weeks left until election day, President Donald Trump has not recovered from the self-inflicted wounds of his first debate with Joe Biden and, instead, has sunk further behind his challenger, a new USC Dornsife poll shows.... Read More

2020-10-13 17:41:11
by Reece Nations
Survey: 80% of Small Businesses Want Economic Relief Prioritized Over SCOTUS Nomination

WASHINGTON – A national survey by the Small Business for America’s Future coalition found that roughly 8 in ten respondents... Read More

WASHINGTON – A national survey by the Small Business for America’s Future coalition found that roughly 8 in ten respondents identified something other than the Supreme Court nomination when asked about Congressional priorities. The survey, conducted from Oct. 2 through... Read More

Biden Moves Ahead of Trump in Poll of Miami-Dade’s Hispanic Voters

MIAMI — Cuban-American voters continue to favor President Donald Trump over Joe Biden in Miami-Dade County, but more are moving... Read More

MIAMI — Cuban-American voters continue to favor President Donald Trump over Joe Biden in Miami-Dade County, but more are moving toward the Democratic nominee, boosting Biden’s chances of winning battleground Florida, according to a poll by Bendixen & Amandi International... Read More

2020-10-02 19:22:37
by Dan McCue
Poll Finds Majority of Americans Worried About Another Civil War

Sixty-one percent of Americans are worried that the U.S. could be on the verge of another Civil War, while 52%... Read More

Sixty-one percent of Americans are worried that the U.S. could be on the verge of another Civil War, while 52% say they've already started stockpiling food and other essential in anticipation of social unrest, according to a new national poll.... Read More

Most Americans Say Wait for Election to Replace Ginsburg

The majority of Americans, including many Republicans, said the appointment of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s successor to the U.S. Supreme Court... Read More

The majority of Americans, including many Republicans, said the appointment of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s successor to the U.S. Supreme Court should be left to the winner of the November presidential election, Reuters reported, citing the Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Sunday.... Read More

2020-09-10 21:19:52
by Reece Nations
Battleground States Voters Age 50 and Over Still Closely Divided on Election

Two sets of public opinion surveys commissioned by AARP across 11 key battleground states found a majority of likely voters... Read More

Two sets of public opinion surveys commissioned by AARP across 11 key battleground states found a majority of likely voters aged 50 and older plan to cast their ballots either absentee or during the early voting period this election cycle.... Read More

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