Polling Matters

Polling Matters
by Frank Newport

Although politically very different, presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders have both campaigned on the same contention that government in Washington is not working, something largely in tune with Americans' attitudes.

Opinion
by Andrew Dugan

Long the underdog candidate in the Democratic presidential nomination contest, Democratic adults who know Bernie Sanders now like him better than Hillary Clinton. Sanders has a net favorable score of +53, compared with Clinton's +49.

Opinion
by Frank Newport

Donald Trump currently receives a 60% unfavorable rating from Americans -- a higher unfavorable than any other candidate running, and higher than any major-party candidate in elections going back to 1992.

Opinion
by Frank Newport

Ted Cruz's net favorable rating among Republicans has dropped from as positive as +48 less than a month ago to +32. Donald Trump's image is steadier, at +27.

Polling Matters
by Andrew Dugan

Very conservative Republicans, a politically active bunch, view presidential candidates Ted Cruz, Ben Carson and Mike Huckabee the most positively. Cruz, though, is the only candidate whose image continues to improve with these Republicans.

Opinion
by Frank Newport

Donald Trump's image among Democrats and independents is significantly more negative than any other major GOP candidate's.

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by Frank Newport

Donald Trump's image among Americans has trended slightly up, not down, after his Dec. 7 statement that the U.S. should prevent Muslims from entering the country. Unexpectedly, his image has worsened among Republicans but improved among Democrats.

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by Andrew Dugan

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders enjoys the highest level of popularity for any major candidate of either party among Asian-Americans, with his favorable score exceeding his unfavorable score by 29 percentage points with this group.

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by Andrew Dugan and Frank Newport

Gallup looks at how the proposals and policy stances discussed by Republican presidential candidates in the third GOP debate fare with the American people.

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