20 Nov 2012

Upper-Income Spending Plummets as Higher Taxes Loom

The post-election focus on the fiscal cliff has implications not only for the long-term economic outlook, but also for the immediate future. There is no better illustration of the real world impact of current policy debates than the way self-reported upper-income consumer spending has plummeted during recent weeks. While many

17 Sep 2012

Gallup: 67% of Dems Say Govt Should Do More!

Only a few times in Gallup’s 20-year history of asking this question has a higher percentage of Americans said the government should do more to solve the nation’s problems than said the government is doing too much. Two of these were in the fall of 1992 and again in early

25 Aug 2012

Convention Potential: Past poll bounces ranged from -1 to +16 points

U.S. presidential candidates historically have seen a median increase of five percentage points in their support in preference polls among registered voters after their party’s nominating convention. The average is slightly higher, six points, due to the record 16-point increase for Bill Clinton after the 1992 Democratic convention. The conventions,

22 Aug 2012

Obama Slaughtered in Latest Gallup Poll

Three months before the election, President Barack Obama gets good marks from Americans for his handling of terrorism, fair marks for education and foreign affairs, but poor marks on immigration and three big economic issues: the federal budget deficit, creating jobs, and the economy generally. These ratings, from a Gallup

26 Jul 2012

Democratic Voting Enthusiasm Down Sharply From 2004, 2008

Democrats are significantly less likely now (39%) than they were in the summers of 2004 and 2008 to say they are “more enthusiastic about voting than usual” in the coming presidential election. Republicans are more enthusiastic now than in 2008, and the same as in 2004. These results are based

13 Jun 2012

GALLUP: Obama’s Base is Cracking

Gallup Daily tracking indicates Barack Obama is receiving less support in the 2012 presidential election from some of the white subgroups that gave him the strongest support in 2008. These include non-Hispanic white registered voters who are 18 to 29 years old, female postgrads, and the nonreligious, among others. Obama

20 Dec 2011

Gingrich’s Lead Over Romney Among Republicans Collapses

After enjoying 14- to 15-percentage-point leads over Mitt Romney in early December, Newt Gingrich is now statistically tied with Romney in national Republican preferences for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination: 26% for Gingrich vs. 24% for Romney. This follows a steady decline in support for Gingrich in the past 10

29 Aug 2011

Obama Disapprove At All-Time High

Gallup tracks daily the percentage of Americans who approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing as president. Results are based on telephone interviews with approximately 1,500 national adults; Margin of error is ±3 percentage points.

25 Aug 2011

GALLUP: Perry Opens Double Digit Lead Over Romney

Shortly after announcing his official candidacy, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has emerged as rank-and-file Republicans’ current favorite for their party’s 2012 presidential nomination. Twenty-nine percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents nationwide say they are most likely to support Perry, with Mitt Romney next, at 17%.

22 Aug 2011

Obama in Close Race Against Romney, Perry, Bachmann, Paul

President Barack Obama is closely matched against each of four possible Republican opponents when registered voters are asked whom they would support if the 2012 presidential election were held today. Mitt Romney leads Obama by two percentage points, 48% to 46%, Rick Perry and Obama are tied at 47%, and

30 May 2011

U.S. Military Personnel, Veterans Give Obama Lower Marks

U.S. military veterans and those currently on active military duty are less likely to approve of President Obama’s job performance than are Americans of comparable ages who are not in the military. These results are based on an analysis of more than 238,000 interviews conducted as part of Gallup Daily