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Poll: 7 Out of 10 Americans View Politicians Unfavorably

Poll: 7 Out of 10 Americans View Politicians Unfavorably

Ethan Miller/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Whatever its charms, the 2012 campaign isn’t doing much for politics as a career choice: Seven in 10 Americans in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll express an unfavorable opinion of politicians, und…

Obama Resurfaces in Favorability, Re-opening the Popularity Gap

Obama Resurfaces in Favorability, Re-opening the Popularity Gap

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — President Obama has crossed into majority favorability among registered voters for the first time since spring in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll — further evidence of a convention boost.  Mitt…

Obama Gains a Convention Boost — But Not Among Likely Voters, Poll Finds

Obama Gains a Convention Boost — But Not Among Likely Voters, Poll Finds

JEWEL SAMAD/FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Barack Obama has emerged from the nominating conventions in his best position against Mitt Romney since the spring, a 50-44 percent race among registered voters in the latest ABC News/Washingt…

Analysis: One in Four Voters Could Be Persuaded in 2012 Election

Analysis: One in Four Voters Could Be Persuaded in 2012 Election

Ethan Miller/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — One in four registered voters may be persuadable in the 2012 presidential election, according to an analysis for ABC News — rich pickings if either President Obama or newly minted GOP nominee Mitt Romney can win …

Solid Chances, Serious Challenges Greet Romney at His Convention

Solid Chances, Serious Challenges Greet Romney at His Convention

Jeff Swensen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Mitt Romney heads into his nominating convention with a solid shot at the presidency but substantial challenges en route — including broad perceptions among a downturn-battered public that, if elected, he’d…

Poll: Paul Ryan Stalls on Popularity But Joe Biden Does No Better

Poll: Paul Ryan Stalls on Popularity But Joe Biden Does No Better

Joe Raedle/Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — An early advance in Paul Ryan’s popularity fell flat in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, with views of the presumptive Republican vice presidential nominee stabilizing at essentially a…

ABC/"Wash. Post" Poll: Seniors Approve of Ryan; Independents Not Sure

ABC/"Wash. Post" Poll: Seniors Approve of Ryan; Independents Not Sure

Michael Bonfigli /The Christian Science Monitor via Getty ImagesPOLL ANALYSISBy GARY LANGER, Langer Research Associates for ABC News(NEW YORK) — Americans split nearly evenly on Paul Ryan’s selection as Mitt Romney’s vice presidential runn…

Olympics Are Seen Broadly Favorably, Even Without Rafalca Fever

Olympics Are Seen Broadly Favorably, Even Without Rafalca Fever

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Americans are favorably anticipating the Olympics in general, and the swimming competition in particular, according to the findings of the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll.  But Rafalca fever hasn’t exactly gripped …

Obama’s Weak, Romney’s Weaker in Campaign Performance Ratings

Obama’s Weak, Romney’s Weaker in Campaign Performance Ratings

Joe Raedle/Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — President Obama may get no more than a gentleman’s C for the way he’s running his presidential campaign, but that beats Mitt Romney, whose effort is seen more negatively than positiv…

Obama Has Problems with Independent Voters

Obama Has Problems with Independent Voters

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Digging into the cross-tabs of the latest ABC/Washington Post poll, it’s clear that Obama has a significant problem with independent voters.  On every measure, independents are significantly more disappo…

Poll: Dead Heat for Obama, Romney in Voter Preferences

Poll: Dead Heat for Obama, Romney in Voter Preferences

Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Alex Wong/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Economic discontent and substantial dissatisfaction with President Obama’s performance in office are keeping Mitt Romney competitive in the presidential race, according to the latest ABC New…

Poll: Health Care Law Lacks Support But So Does Status Quo

Poll: Health Care Law Lacks Support But So Does Status Quo

Creatas Images/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Americans are equally dissatisfied with the current health care system and with the federal law intended to improve it, according to the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll.  That suggests that the U.S. Supr…

More Americans Choose Beach over Mountains for Summer Vacation

More Americans Choose Beach over Mountains for Summer Vacation

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Grab your flip-flops and break out the blanket: The beach beats the mountains in their perennial summertime battle as the country’s more popular vacation destination, according to the latest ABC News/Washington…

Poll: Romney Rebounds Among Women, Obama’s Favorability Slips

Poll: Romney Rebounds Among Women, Obama’s Favorability Slips

Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Alex Wong/Getty ImagesPOLL ANALYSISBy GARY LANGER, Langer Research Associates for ABC News(WASHINGTON) — A sharp advance among women has boosted Mitt Romney to his highest favorability rating of the presidential campaign – al…

Poll: Most Think Romney Would Advance Interests of Wealthy

Poll: Most Think Romney Would Advance Interests of Wealthy

Richard Ellis/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Americans overwhelmingly say Mitt Romney as president would do more than Barack Obama to advance the interests of financial institutions and the wealthy, and by a narrower margin see Obama as better for the middl…

Strong Support for Gay Marriage Now Exceeds Strong Opposition

Strong Support for Gay Marriage Now Exceeds Strong Opposition

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Strong public support for same-sex marriage exceeds strong opposition by a significant margin for the first time in ABC News/Washington Post polls, and African-Americans have moved more in favor, perhaps taking the…

Poll: Prosperity Shortfall Puts Obama at Risk

Poll: Prosperity Shortfall Puts Obama at Risk

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Americans are nearly twice as likely to say they’ve gotten worse off as better off under Barack Obama’s presidency, according to the latest ABC News/Washington Post, a prosperity shortfall resembling …

Poll: Views on Romney Policy Proposals Underscore Challenges

Poll: Views on Romney Policy Proposals Underscore Challenges

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Two of Mitt Romney’s key campaign proposals fall short of majority approval, according to the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, with swing-voting independents especially cool on his plan to repeal health c…

Obama and Gay Marriage: Opinions Divide and Sharply, Poll Finds

Obama and Gay Marriage: Opinions Divide and Sharply, Poll Finds

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(NEW YORK) — Americans divide essentially evenly in their responses to President Obama’s new position on gay marriage, with views more strongly negative than positive and stark divisions across political, …

Mixed Views on Three Key Issues Mark Obama’s Campaign Challenges

Mixed Views on Three Key Issues Mark Obama’s Campaign Challenges

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Americans give President Obama mixed marks on three prominent issues he’s touted in his bid for re-election in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, with no scores above 50 percent on either the auto i…

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