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 »

By Gary Langer

Jun 2, 2014 1:00pm

Broad Concern about Global Warming Boosts Support for New EPA Regulations

Seven in 10 Americans see global warming as a serious problem facing the country, enough to fuel broad support for federal efforts to limit greenhouse gas emissions – even if it raises their own energy costs, a new ABC News/Washington Post poll finds. The poll,… Read More »

By Greg Holyk

May 28, 2014 7:00am

Clintons Score in Popularity; Karl Rove, Not so Much

Hillary Clinton and her ex-president husband win substantial popularity in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll. Republican strategist Karl Rove, not so much. Fifty-five percent of Americans say they’d support Clinton running for president in 2016. More, 63 percent, express a favorable opinion of Bill… Read More »

By Gary Langer

May 21, 2014 1:01pm

In Views of Obamacare, Perceived National Impact Trumps Self-Interest

It’s easy to think that people are “in it for themselves” as the saying goes, with their policy and political preferences motivated by narrow self-interest. But decades-old research shows that this often is not the case – and a new analysis we’ve conducted of attitudes… Read More »

By Gary Langer

May 1, 2014 12:55pm

In Bad Data for Democrats, Better News for One

Our latest ABC News/Washington Post poll makes it an unhappy week for Barack Obama and his fellow Democrats, save one: Hillary Clinton. Clinton not only leads Jeb Bush in a two-way match-up for the presidency in 2016, she does so with a support profile that… Read More »

By Greg Holyk

Apr 30, 2014 7:00am

Running for President? A Known Name Can Help

When it comes to running for president – at least at this early stage – a famous name sure helps. So it is in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, in which some of the most recognizable potential candidates – Rand Paul, Mike Huckabee, Jeb… Read More »

Apr 29, 2014 1:21pm

The Election and the Economy

The president’s at a new low in approval, most registered voters prefer a Republican Congress to rein in his policies and there’s an even split in House vote preferences. But another result in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll also is notable: The role of… Read More »

By Gary Langer

Apr 29, 2014 12:01am

Public Preference for a GOP Congress Marks a New Low in Obama’s Approval

Weary of waiting for an economic recovery worth its name, a frustrated American public has sent Barack Obama’s job approval rating to a career low – with a majority in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll favoring a Republican Congress to act as a check… Read More »

By Gary Langer

Apr 15, 2014 12:01am

Broad Public Approval for Feds on Boston Bombing Investigation

Two-thirds of Americans approve of the federal government’s handling of its investigation into the Boston Marathon bombing and nearly six in 10 hold a favorable view more generally of the government’s efforts to try to prevent terrorist attacks in the United States. Those results in… Read More »

By Gary Langer

Apr 8, 2014 11:32am

Growing Doubts About Big Data

There’s quite a kerfuffle going on in the world of big data, with a range of prominent articles in the past month suggesting it’s not the analytical holy grail it’s been made out to be. Taken together, these pieces suggest the start of a serious… Read More »