By Gary Langer

Nov 19, 2013 12:01am

Botched ACA Rollout Hammers Obama; Job Disapproval Reaches a Career High

Barack Obama has been hammered by the botched rollout of the Affordable Care Act, with disapproval of his job performance reaching a career high, opposition to the new healthcare law up sharply and evidence of potential fallout in the midterm elections a year off. The… Read More »

By Gary Langer

Nov 5, 2013 5:58pm

Exit Poll Results Tell a Tale of Two Republicans

Last updated at 10:55 pm. Broad personal and professional appeal lifted Chris Christie to easy re-election in New Jersey, yet without the clear home state endorsement for the presidency he might have wanted. His fellow Republican, Ken Cuccinelli, lost a far closer contest in Virginia,… Read More »

By Gary Langer

Oct 28, 2013 7:00pm

Poll Finds Vast Gaps in Basic Views on Gender, Race, Religion and Politics

An almost unfathomable gap divides public attitudes on basic issues involving gender, race, religion and politics in America, fueled by dramatic ideological and partisan divisions that offer the prospect of more of the bitter political battles that played out in Washington this month. A new… Read More »

By Gary Langer

Oct 22, 2013 12:01am

Congress Dives, Anti-Incumbency Soars in Deep Post-Shutdown Criticism

Approval of Congress is at a new low in 40 years of polling, Americans’ approval of their own representative in Washington is underwater for the first time and a record number of registered voters are inclined to look for someone new in 2014 – all… Read More »

By Gary Langer

Oct 21, 2013 1:00pm

Public Splits on Health Care Law Amid Concern Over Website Flaws

A majority of Americans see the website glitches at as a sign of broader problems implementing the new federal health care law. But it’s not enough to send them screaming. See PDF with full results, charts and tables here. Online snafus aside, a new… Read More »

By Gary Langer

Oct 14, 2013 3:00pm

Disapproval of GOP Peaks in Blame for the Budget Crisis

A new high of 74 percent of Americans disapprove of the way the Republicans in Congress are handling Washington’s budget crisis, up significantly in the past two weeks and far exceeding disapproval of both President Obama and congressional Democrats on the issue. The latest ABC… Read More »

By Gary Langer

Oct 7, 2013 3:00pm

Republicans Lose Ground vs. Obama in the Shutdown Blame Game

The Republicans in Congress have lost ground against Barack Obama in blame over the government shutdown, with Americans expressing increasing criticism of both parties in Washington, while the president’s avoided that rise in public ire. Seventy percent in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll disapprove… Read More »

By Gary Langer

Oct 1, 2013 7:00am

Survey Finds Challenges in Breast Cancer Awareness

American women’s concerns about their risk of breast cancer has subsided in the past six years and few can cite either the age or frequency at which mammograms are recommended – signs of the ongoing challenge in keeping breast cancer awareness at the forefront of… Read More »

By Gary Langer

Sep 30, 2013 3:00pm

Disapproval on Budget Debate Puts the GOP at Greater Risk

A new ABC News/Washington Post poll finds the Republicans in Congress at greater risk of political damage in a government shutdown: Sixty-three percent of Americans disapprove of their handling of the budget debate, 13 points worse than Barack Obama’s rating on the issue. Neither side… Read More »

Sep 20, 2013 12:01am

Obamacare Arrives 3 Years Later, Little Understood and Not Well-Liked

More than three years after Obamacare was signed into law and fewer than two weeks before its health insurance exchanges are to launch, many Americans don’t know a lot about the pending changes except this: They don’t much like them. Sixty-two percent in a new… Read More »