| Dec 5, 2012
| 7:58 AM
Across the country, a sudden shift is taking place.
Bobbie Cleave, a retired teacher in Utah, has put off plans to get a badly needed car.
Brian Chandler, a data manager in metro Atlanta, is delaying buying a house, despite needing space for his...
| Sep 15, 2013
President Obama and his aides were surprised this month by the strength of public opposition to their call for military action against Syria. They shouldn't have been.
Americans have almost always been reluctant to go to war. In 1939, polls showed...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 5:21 PM
More Americans have negative views of Russian President Vladimir Putin than at any time since he came to power in 2000, and a majority now see Russia as no friend of the United States, a Gallup poll released Wednesday indicated.
The survey conducted...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- Many present-day Republicans seem bent on making "Backward, Christian Soldiers" their marching song in their relentless determination to "repeal and replace Obamacare," even to the point of repeating their lemming-like plunge over the...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 5:19 PM
There is red and there is red. As in fire engine-ruby-crimson-blood-cardinal red.
Politically speaking, Utah falls into the latter category.
It has been nearly half a century since the state voted Democratic in a presidential election. President Obama...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- The political peril of letting perceived public-opinion polling drive policy has now been clearly demonstrated in the failure of the Republican campaign to repeal, replace or defund President Obama's health care insurance law.
| Oct 13, 2013
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- Now that both sides in the Great Shutdown Fiasco seem to be inching their way toward an exit strategy, the central concern appears to be how to arrive at it with the least political damage to each of them.
Already left in the wreckage is...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 2:30 AM
A new Associated Press-GfK poll reveals some troubling statistics for members of both major political parties, if they can be troubled, given what looks to be their lack of concern for what they are doing to the country.
The poll finds fewer people...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 6:00 AM
There is a new poll out in New Hampshire, the first presidential primary state, but we won’t bother sharing the results for a simple reason: They’re meaningless.
Yes, the numbers can influence donors, shape the narrative of the campaign (to...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 11:32 AM
There is no civil rights movement in the country’s history that has moved further, faster than the gay rights movement.
In 1958, more than nine in 10 of those surveyed in a Gallup Poll opposed marriage between blacks and whites. It took nearly...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 2:25 PM
Responding to complaints that famous women were underrepresented on British currency, the Bank of England this week announced that novelist Jane Austen will replace naturalist Charles Darwin on the 10-pound note beginning in 2017. Inevitably, the move has...