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Poll: Neigh! NYers like horses more than the mayor

Whoa, Nelly! The Central Park horse carriages are outperforming Mayor Bill de Blasio in a new poll. Some 67% of New Yorkers support the horse carriages, the highest approval rating recorded by... To view the full story, click the title link.

New Polling Confirms Climate Denier will have Hard Road to Win White House in 2016

As 2014 draws to a close, most people are reflecting on what the New Year will bring. The political junkies among us, however, have skipped ahead to 2016 and the presidential race. And we've had plenty of material to parse these last few days. Show More Summary

Students Support Deporting US Citizens to Allow Illegal Immigrants to Stay in US

Here's and amusing but totally unscientific informal poll on how to tackle the illegal immigrant problem.Students were asked if they would sign a petition to deport US citizens on a one-for-one basis in exchange for allowing illegalShow More Summary

Networking: Your New Year Cure for the Career Blahs

Another new year is just around the corner. And if you are part of the 15% of workers who a Gallup poll says are underemployed or the 53% of workers who a Conference Board survey says are not satisfied with their current employment,Show More Summary

Public easily swayed on attitudes toward health care law, poll finds

Photo illustration by Getty Images Just days before the requirement for most large employers to provide health insurance takes effect, a new poll finds the public easily swayed over arguments for and against the policy. Six in 10 respondents...Show More Summary

Torture and the Company Which Americans Keep

A new poll finds majority of Americans — 59 percent — believe torture was justified after the 9/11 attacks. Look around you at the company you keep. The people who support torture, six out of ten, are your neighbors, your co-workers, the people on the bus with you. If you live in Washington DC, they [...]

McAuliffe’s ‘don’t rock the boat’ strategy

It’s been slightly more than a year since Terry McAuliffe won Virginia’s gubernatorial election. Newspaper polls gave him a seemingly safe lead over unpopular GOP nominee Ken Cuccinelli. The Democrat’s “don’t rock the boat” strategy down the stretch seemed the smart move.Read full article >>

Daily Headlines: December 18, 2014

Costa Rica: Costa Rica legislators began debating a bill this week that could place a moratorium on the production of genetically modified crops. U.S.: A new poll indicated that U.S. President Barack Obama's approval rating among Latinos rose since he announced an executive action that could benefit millions of undocumented immigrants. Show More Summary

The latest Lord Ashcroft marginals poll is out

Latest @LordAshcroft marginal polling — The Screaming Eagles (@TSEofPB) December 18, 2014 The latest round of Lord Ashcroft marginal polling is out. He says Two types of constituencies feature in my last round of marginals polling for 2014. First, the next tranche of seats the Conservatives are defending from Labour; second, a selection of seats […]

Poll: Obama’s Approval Rating Up Among Latinos

Some 57% of Latinos now say they approve of the job that Obama is doing

Best of: The 2014 A.V. Club Readers’ Poll results

After collecting over 25,000 votes The A.V. Club is happy share the results of our second annual readers’ poll. While it proved less confounding than last year, when Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity was the best film of the year and also the most overrated, it’s still a glorious testament to the democratic process. Show More Summary

Poll: Obama’s Standing Rebounds With Hispanics

President Barack Obama’s standing with Hispanic Americans has rebounded in the wake of his decision to act unilaterally to shield millions of illegal immigrants from deportation, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News/Telemundo survey.

Romney, Bush top wide open 2016 GOP field

23 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Far be it from us to decline the opportunity to look at some early 2016 polling numbers after Jeb Bush's tortured not-so-announcement announcement Tuesday. (Anyone else wonder how many consultants he paid to write that Tweet?) Here's...Show More Summary

Americans View of Race Relations is Worst in Two Decades

Despite, or perhaps because of Barack Obama being in the White House - many feel he's done more harm than good to race relations in America - an NBC News/ Wall Street Journal poll "showed the most pessimistic assessment of racial issues in almost two decades." A majority of Americans, 57% now say they are bad. Show More Summary

Americans Support Torture … Because they Don’t Know THIS

New polls show that – even after the Senate torture report showed that torture is unnecessary and doesn’t work – Americans still think torture is necessary and works. Why? Because they still don’t know the truth … because the mainstream media has hidden it from them. Show More Summary

WaPo Won't Say 'Torture'–Unless It Makes Torture Sound Better

The Washington Post's poll most likely found that a small minority of Americans thought torture was justified after 9/11. In other words, pretty much the opposite of what the Post's headline said.

Voters are Tired of Obama’s Governing Approach

The latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll has one very good number for Republicans. It found that an incredible 71 percent of voters want the next president to use a different approach for governing than President Obama. For the Republican party it is easy to cater to this disenchantment with Obama’s governing style. As the [...]

Five Best Vacuums

On Monday we asked you for your pick for Best Vacuum, and we've sucked up your long list of nominations to find the top five. Read about them and then cast your vote in the poll below. Read more...

Obama and Democrats are in more trouble than you think

The Post-ABC poll contains little good news for the president. His approval rating among all respondents is 41 percent, while disapproval stands at 54 percent. He is upside down on his handling of most major policy issues (38/55 on immigration, 44/52 on the economy, 39/54 on international relations, etc.). But when you look at registered […]

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