By Gary Langer

Jun 24, 2014 7:00am

Poll Finds Criticism of Obama on Iraq Despite Agreement on Ground Forces

More Americans disapprove than approve of Barack Obama’s response to the situation in Iraq, even while the public broadly agrees with his decision not to send U.S. combat forces there. The latest ABC News/Washington Post poll marks the difficulties Obama faces in crafting a popular… Read More »

By Gary Langer

Jun 19, 2014 3:18pm

Obama, Cheney and the War in Iraq

When President Obama says, as he did today, “American combat troops are not going to be fighting in Iraq again,” he’s reflecting not only his own policy preferences but also a steady theme in U.S. public opinion. And as former Vice President Dick Cheney and… Read More »

By Gary Langer

Jun 12, 2014 11:57am

From the Iraq Polling Archive

Updated: 6/19/14 Much more recent public opinion data from Iraq have just come out from D3 Systems. They underscore the points we made in this post last week – sectarian divisions, deep Sunni Arab disaffection. In polling done there just last month: Seventy percent of… Read More »

By Greg Holyk

Jun 11, 2014 7:00am

Most Favor Charges if Bergdahl Deserted

More Americans disapprove than approve of the prisoner exchange that freed Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from Taliban captivity – especially if it’s established that he deserted his post. And if he did desert, nearly three-quarters say Bergdahl should be charged with a crime. Fifty-one percent in… Read More »

By Gary Langer

Jun 8, 2014 12:01am

Clinton Shows Strengths for 2016 – Yet With Some Chinks in Her Armor

Hillary Clinton is strongly positioned to joust for the presidency, scoring highly on personal attributes, experience and early vote preferences alike. But she falls well short of universal appeal – and even her supporters want to see a contest for the Democratic nomination. Back in… Read More »

By Christopher Weiss

Jun 6, 2014 12:00pm

Will Hispanics Give U.S. Soccer a Kick?

The nation’s growing Hispanic population may do more than change political and cultural equations in this country. It may give a kick to U.S. soccer, as well. On the eve of the World Cup, 28 percent of Americans in this ABC News/Washington Post poll say… Read More »

By Greg Holyk

Jun 6, 2014 7:00am

Americans’ Ideology and Age Drive Gay Marriage Views

Ideology and a vast age gap mark public attitudes about gay marriage, supported in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll by 77 percent of adults under age 30 – vs. just half as many seniors. Most Americans overall, 56 percent, support allowing gays and lesbians… Read More »

Jun 5, 2014 7:00am

New Low in Preference for the Death Penalty

A majority of Americans favor life imprisonment without parole over the death penalty for convicted murderers, a first in ABC News/Washington Post polls. Given a choice between the two options, 52 percent pick life in prison as the preferred punishment, while 42 percent favor the… Read More »

By Ryan Struyk

Jun 3, 2014 12:00pm

Poll Finds a Tie Game on Sterling Sale

Americans divide essentially evenly on whether Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling should have been forced to sell his team after being recorded making racist comments in a private conversation – possibly a moot question, but a contentious one nonetheless. Forty-five percent in a new… Read More »

By Gary Langer

Jun 3, 2014 7:00am

Obama Slips on International Affairs – A New Challenge on Top of the Old Ones

Barack Obama’s approval rating on handling international affairs has dropped under water for the first time in his presidency in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll, a further challenge as he seeks to regain his footing in his second term. The shift is a blow… Read More »