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Poll: Should Government provide Minimum Income to Every Citizen?

Switzerland is to vote on giving every citizen an unconditional income of €2,000 or about $2746.80 per month USD SWITZERLAND HAS A very direct style of democracy. For example, changes to the constitution, or “popular initiatives”, can be proposed by members of the public and are voted on if more than 100,000 people sign them. If a majority of voters and cantons (Swiss states) agree, the change can be come [...]

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Amid ObamaCare roll-out, Obama Approval at All Time Low

According to a New NBC/WSJ poll, President Obama’s approval rating has plummeted to the lowest level of his Presidency. One month after a frustrating  Affordable Care Act (aka ObamaCare) roll-out,  President Obama’s approval rating is at forty-two percent (42%) the lowest of his presidency. While the frustrating Heathcare.gov website failures are one component of Obama’s approval drop, pollsters state multiple other issues that have contributed to his recent drop in [...]

Obama Wins on Empathy, Romney on Ability to Manage Government

Obama Wins on Empathy, Romney on Ability to Manage Government

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Hispanic Voters Put Other Issues Before Immigration

Hispanic Voters Put Other Issues Before Immigration

PRINCETON, NJ — U.S. Hispanics prioritize immigration, healthcare, and unemployment to equal degrees, according to a new USA Today/Gallup poll asking about the importance of six national policy issues. Twenty percent of Hispanics each mention one of the top three issues as mattering most to them, while 17% name economic growth, 11% name the gap between the rich and poor, and 7% name the federal budget deficit. Hispanic registered voters, [...]

Atheists, Muslims See Most Bias as Presidential Candidates

Atheists, Muslims See Most Bias as Presidential Candidates

PRINCETON, NJ — While more than nine in 10 Americans would vote for a presidential candidate who is black, a woman, Catholic, Hispanic, or Jewish, significantly smaller percentages would vote for one who is an atheist (54%) or Muslim (58%). Americans’ willingness to vote for a Mormon (80%) or gay or lesbian (68%) candidate falls between these two extremes. The results are based on a June 7-10 Gallup poll, updating [...]

Nearly One in Five Americans Would Not Vote for a Mormon Presidential Candidate

Nearly One in Five Americans Would Not Vote for a Mormon Presidential Candidate

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Bias Against a Mormon Presidential Candidate Same as in 1967

Bias Against a Mormon Presidential Candidate Same as in 1967

PRINCETON, NJ — Eighteen percent of Americans say they would not vote for a well-qualified presidential candidate who happens to be a Mormon, virtually the same as the 17% who held this attitude in 1967. The exact percentage of Americans who resist the idea of voting for a Mormon has varied slightly over the eight times Gallup has asked the question, typically when a Mormon was running for president, including [...]

Election Matters: The Veepstakes and Immigration

Election Matters: The Veepstakes and Immigration

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Rubio and Portman Unknown to Over Half of Americans

Rubio and Portman Unknown to Over Half of Americans

PRINCETON, NJ — Less than half of Americans know enough about Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Ohio Sen. Rob Portman — two possible candidates for the Republican vice presidential nomination — to have an opinion about them. Among those who do have an opinion, Rubio is viewed more favorably than unfavorably, while Portman’s image is mixed. As the presidential campaign moves into the summer months, presumed Republican nominee Mitt Romney’s [...]

Americans’ Low Satisfaction With the U.S. and the Implications for Obama

Americans’ Low Satisfaction With the U.S. and the Implications for Obama

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Obama’s Performance, Economy Foremost in Voters’ Minds

Obama’s Performance, Economy Foremost in Voters’ Minds

PRINCETON, NJ — President Obama’s job performance and the economy are uppermost in Americans’ minds when they are asked to say why they are voting for their preferred candidate in the coming presidential election. About a third of Obama voters say he is doing a good job and deserves another term, while nearly as many Romney voters say Obama is doing poorly and should be voted out of office. Romney [...]

Romney leads Obama in Wisconsin

Romney leads Obama in Wisconsin

Mitt Romney now leads President Obama for the first time in Wisconsin where the president’s support has fallen to its lowest level to date. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Romney with 47% of the vote to Obama’s 44%. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) Prior to this survey, Obama’s support [...]

Obama’s White Base Shows Cracks Compared With 2008

Obama’s White Base Shows Cracks Compared With 2008

PRINCETON, NJ — 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 won the 2008 election comfortably over John McCain, but the 2012 election contest with Mitt Romney is [...]

Election Matters: Obama’s Not-so-Bad Week and the Pending Healthcare Ruling

Election Matters: Obama’s Not-so-Bad Week and the Pending Healthcare Ruling

Copyright © 2012 Gallup, Inc. All rights reserved. Gallup®, A8™, Business Impact Analysis™, CE11®, Clifton StrengthsFinder®, the 34 Clifton StrengthsFinder theme names, Customer Engagement Index™, Drop Club®, Emotional Economy™, Employee Engagement Index™, Employee Outlook Index™, Follow This Path™, Gallup Brain®, Gallup Consulting®, Gallup Business Journal™, Gallup Management Journal®, GMJ®, Gallup Press®, Gallup Publishing™, Gallup Tuesday Briefing®, Gallup University®, HumanSigma®, I10™, L3™, PrincipalInsight™, Q12®, SE25™, SF34®, SRI®, Strengths Spotlight™, Strengths-Based Selling™, [...]