A Well-Founded Loss of Confidence in American Government
Today from Gallup: “Americans’ confidence in all three branches of the U.S. government has fallen, reaching record lows for the Supreme Court (30 percent) and Congress (7 percent), and a six-year low for the presidency (29 percent). The presidency had the largest …
Few Persuadable Voters Care About Romney’s Wealth
Three-quarters of registered voters say the fact that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is worth more than $200 million makes no difference to their likelihood of voting for him. However, 20 percent of voters, mostly Democrats and independents, say Romney’…
Obama: The Highest Marks From the Lowest Earners
Month in, month out, Barack Obama knows he has certain demographics he knows he can count on: “Despite the broad changes in President Obama’s overall job approval rating since he became president, certain subgroups of the population have consistently …
Gallup: America Has Never Had More Independents
File this away when contemplating the sample of future nationwide polls:
The percentage of Americans identifying as political independents increased in 2011, as is common in a non-election year, although the 40 percent who did so is the highest Gallup has measured, …
2008 Democrats: We Believe! 2010 Democrats: We’re Obligated!
Gallup illustrates what motivates Democratic voters this cycle.
One in three registered voters who are supporting the Democratic candidate in their congressional district say they are doing so because they “always vote Democratic.” This explanation far exceeds any other when …