Politics

GALLUP DAILY

Jul 18-24, 2016
Obama Approval 49% -
Obama Disapproval 47% +1
Updates Tuesdays at 1 p.m. ET; reflects one-week change

Articles providing context for the 2016 presidential election

Daily, weekly and monthly updates on key indicators that provide context for the 2016 presidential election

by Frank Newport and Andrew Dugan

Hillary Clinton's favorable rating among 18- to 29-year-olds is well below her favorable rating among those who are older, which is a highly unusual situation for a Democratic political figure.

In 1962, Americans largely favored banning cigarette sales to minors younger than 16. Yet Americans weren't as keen on an outright smoking ban for this age group.

by Frank Newport

Americans' view of Donald Trump is now identical to their view of Hillary Clinton, at 37% favorable and 58% unfavorable. Previously, Clinton has always had the more positive image.

by Alyssa Davis

In his recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association, President Obama relied on data from the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index to assess changes and identify patterns in states' uninsured rates.

by Jonathan Rothwell

The relationship between economic hardship and favorable views of Donald Trump is not as neat as some commentators have suggested. Those who like Trump tend to live in areas far from the Mexican border that are relatively unexposed to trade competition.