By Gary Langer

Mar 4, 2014 12:01am

Economy Hits Dems, GOP “Out of Touch” – Pushing Anti-Incumbency to a 25-Year High

Anti-incumbent sentiment has reached a 25-year high in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, with economic frustration damaging Barack Obama’s Democrats while the Republican Party labors under a broad view that it’s out of touch with the concerns of most Americans. The Republicans run evenly… Read More »

By Gary Langer

Feb 12, 2014 7:00am

Figure Skating Glides to Gold in Winter Games Popularity

Figure skating glides to Olympic gold in U.S. popularity, with downhill skiing slaloming into silver and ice hockey cross-checking its way to the bronze. Unless you’re a guy, in which case the skate’s on the other foot. Skating, skiing and hockey go 1-2-3 among all… Read More »

By Greg Holyk

Feb 5, 2014 7:00am

Americans are So-So on Sochi; Perceptions of Putin Don’t Help

Half of Americans express a favorable view of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games – plenty for a broad audience but far fewer than greeted the 2012 summer games in London. A range of factors may be at play, among them, dim views of the Russian… Read More »

By Gary Langer

Jan 30, 2014 12:01am

Jam for Christie, Clear Lane for Clinton in an Early Look at the 2016 On-Ramp

Chris Christie’s popularity has been badly dented and Republican preferences for president look like a six-car pileup in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll. In the Democratic lane, Hillary Clinton is well-positioned for 2016 – but has seen her own popularity pull back. Just 35… Read More »

By Gary Langer

Jan 26, 2014 12:01am

Politics 2014: Low Confidence in Leaders and a Dead Heat in Midterm Preferences

Barack Obama starts his sixth year in office with the public divided about his overall leadership, dissatisfied with his economic stewardship and still steaming about his rollout of the health care law – all factors threatening not only the president but his party in the… Read More »

By Gary Langer

Jan 20, 2014 7:00am

From Getting a Raise to Spending Less, Many Americans Say: Bring on the Advice

When it comes to financial advice, working Americans, above all, would appreciate this: tips on how to talk to the boss. Among those who are employed, getting a pay raise is the single most desired piece of financial advice out of a baker’s dozen tested… Read More »

By Gary Langer

Jan 15, 2014 7:00am

Dems, GOP in Congress: Unlucky in Love

Misery loves company as the top political parties sally forth into the 2014 midterm election year: Merely a third of Americans approve of the way the Democrats in Congress are handling their jobs – and even fewer, just a quarter, approve of their Republican counterparts…. Read More »

Dec 19, 2013 2:00pm

Most Want Some Troops in Afghanistan Despite Strong Criticism of the War

Two-thirds of Americans say the war in Afghanistan hasn’t been worth fighting, but 55 percent nonetheless favor keeping some U.S. forces there for training and counterinsurgency purposes, a new ABC News/Washington Post poll has found. Public support for a smaller but continued U.S. military presence… Read More »

By Christopher Weiss

Dec 18, 2013 12:01am

Most Back Minimum Wage Hike & Policies to Address the Wealth Gap

Two-thirds of Americans in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll support increasing the minimum wage, rejecting arguments that doing so could encourage layoffs and reflecting majority sentiment that current federal government policies favor the wealthy. Those who support a higher minimum wage even have a… Read More »

By Gary Langer

Dec 17, 2013 12:01am

A Drop in Opposition to Obamacare Helps Stabilize a Struggling Presidency

Public opposition to the new health care law has eased in the past month, enough to help level off Barack Obama’s falling popularity – but not to turn it around. Fifty-five percent of Americans in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll disapprove of the president’s… Read More »