Approval of Obamacare Hits a New Low

By: Monday November 17, 2014 8:04 am

President Obama’s signature health care law continues to get less popular. Approval of the law has dropped to just 37 percent in the latest Gallup poll. From Gallup: Democrats assumed the law would get popular after it was signed — it did not. They thought it would become popular after they did a public campaign [...]

Poll: The More You Pay Attention to Congress the More You Hate It

By: Tuesday September 9, 2014 6:43 am

Congress’s job approval rating remains a pathetic 14 percent in the latest Gallup poll, but an interesting finding is that the people who pay the most attention to politics have the worst impression of Congress. Among people who don’t follow politics closely, 23 percent approve of Congress but only 8 percent of people who closely [...]

Republicans Think Immigration is More Important than Democrats

By: Monday August 25, 2014 7:06 am

A plurality of Republicans think immigration is the biggest problem facing the country right now but it ranks only fourth with Democrats. From Gallup: This intensity gap goes a long way to explaining why comprehensive immigration reform failed this year and will likely fail next year, especially when combined with the basic political dynamic facing [...]

Immigration Surges to Number One Issue With Americans

By: Wednesday July 16, 2014 7:00 am

The media coverage of thousands of youth migrants/refugees from Central America has dramatically raised the public’s concern about immigration issues in general. The issue went from barely registering a few months ago to now being seen as the most important problem among a plurality of Americans. From Gallup: Whether a gridlocked Congress will actually manage [...]

America Ranks 36th in Feeling Free to Choose What to Do With Your Life

By: Tuesday July 1, 2014 7:49 am

Americans’ satisfaction with how free they feel to choose what to do with their lives has been dropping steadily for years, and now we rank a depressing 36th in the world. From Gallup: It is interesting that many of the first world countries where people are more satisfied with their freedom of choice are the [...]

It’s Not Just Congress: Americans Also Losing Confidence in Presidency and Supreme Court

By: Monday June 30, 2014 6:50 am

The American people have been losing confidence in all three branches of government according to a new poll by Gallup. Confidence in Congress is at a new low, but so is confidence in the Supreme Court. I find that latter number very interesting because the Supreme Court is the branch most dependent of the confidence [...]

Poll: Immigration Seen as a Good Thing We Want Less of

By: Friday June 27, 2014 7:22 am

The American people paradoxically think immigration is very good for the country yet also want less of it. According to Gallup, by a nearly two-to-one margin Americans think immigration is good for the country. From Gallup: At the same time though a plurality of 41 percent want to see the immigration reduced. From Gallup:   [...]

Obama’s Dismal Job Approval Rating on Immigration Policy

By: Friday June 20, 2014 7:06 am

When it comes to President Obama’s handling of immigration policy almost no one in the country is happy. By a greater than two-to-one margin Americans disapprove of Obama’s job performance on this issue according to Gallup. It seems in Obama’s attempt to find a middle ground he just ended up in a no man’s land [...]

Gallup: Health Care Law Still Unpopular

By: Thursday May 29, 2014 7:39 am

Now that the open enrollment period on the exchanges is over and the American people have gotten a chance to experience the Affordable Care Act the verdict is not good news for Democrats. While support is up slightly since the terrible rollout of, Gallup found a majority still disapprove of the law. The poll [...]

Americans are Becoming Less Socially Conservative

By: Wednesday May 28, 2014 7:15 am

While on average more Americans still identify as “conservative” than “liberal” on economic and social issues the margin has been steadily shrinking over the past few years. According to Gallup 34 percent of Americans identify themselves as socially conservative while 30 say they are liberal on social issues. This is the smallest gap since Gallup [...]