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 »

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 »