republican primary

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 [...]

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

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Majority of Union Members Favor Obama; a Third Back Romney

Majority of Union Members Favor Obama; a Third Back Romney

PRINCETON, NJ — A majority of union members say they would vote for Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential race, although their support is by no means monolithic. While 57% of union workers who are registered to vote would support Obama, 35% would vote for Mitt Romney. Workers who are not union members tilt toward Romney over Obama, 48% to 44%. Roughly 12% of workers interviewed April 11-June 5 in [...]

Mormons Widely Favor Romney; Jewish Voters Back Obama

Mormons Widely Favor Romney; Jewish Voters Back Obama

PRINCETON, NJ — Mormon registered voters overwhelmingly support the candidacy of the first major-party presidential candidate of the Mormon faith, with 84% saying they would vote for Mitt Romney, compared with 13% who prefer Barack Obama. Obama, meanwhile, enjoys solid support from Jewish voters, 64% to 29%. Gallup previously analyzed the preferences of the major religious groups in the United States. Currently, Protestants favor Romney by 52% to 40%, nonreligious [...]

Obama Generates More Positive and Negative Views Than Romney

Obama Generates More Positive and Negative Views Than Romney

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Snapshot: Rural Egyptians Are Engaged in Political Process

Snapshot: Rural Egyptians Are Engaged in Political Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Often overshadowed in the media by the protest movements and the voting interests of Egypt’s largest cities, high percentages of rural Egyptians voted in last winter’s parliamentary elections, and they will likely play a key role in the presidential runoff. Large majorities of rural residents — who make up 57% of Egypt’s population — told Gallup they voted in Egypt’s historic parliamentary elections between late November 2011 [...]