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Poll: First Lady, Ann Romney More Popular Than Their Husbands

Poll: First Lady, Ann Romney More Popular Than Their Husbands

Alex Wong/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Michelle Obama and Ann Romney outscore their husbands in personal popularity in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, while Hillary Clinton, for her part, has hit a new high in favorability data stretching back t…

A Record Shortfall in Personal Popularity Challenges Romney in the Race Ahead

A Record Shortfall in Personal Popularity Challenges Romney in the Race Ahead

ABC/ Ida Mae Astute(WASHINGTON) — Mitt Romney has emerged from the Republican primary season with the weakest favorability rating on record for a presumptive presidential nominee in ABC News/Washington Post polls since 1984, trailing a resurgent Barac…

Tea Party Movement Looks Stalled; Half Like it Less as they Hear More

Tea Party Movement Looks Stalled; Half Like it Less as they Hear More

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A major force in the 2010 midterm elections, the Tea Party movement has stalled in public popularity, its support well below a majority and decidedly lukewarm. And Americans by a broad 23-point margin s…

New Low in Support for Health Law; Half Expect Justices to Go Political

New Low in Support for Health Law; Half Expect Justices to Go Political

Photos.com/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Last month’s hearings on the constitutionality of health care reform didn’t help its popularity: Public support for President Obama’s signature domestic legislation has hit a new low in the latest ABC News/Washington …

Pump Prices and Politics: Rising Gas Prices Take Less of a Toll, Poll Says

Pump Prices and Politics: Rising Gas Prices Take Less of a Toll, Poll Says

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — With gasoline nudging $4.00 a gallon, a new ABC News/Washington Post poll finds that the price at the pump is taking a toll on Americans’ pocketbooks — but so far with less pain and fewer political recrimi…

Google Reigns as Most Popular Tech Brand, Poll Finds

Google Reigns as Most Popular Tech Brand, Poll Finds

JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — In the high-flying world of iconic technology brands, two — Google and Apple — tower at remarkable levels of public popularity in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll.  But add in strength of sentimen…

Poll: GOP Favors Santorum over Romney but Both Score Low Broadly

Poll: GOP Favors Santorum over Romney but Both Score Low Broadly

AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Rick Santorum reached a new high in favorable ratings from Republicans in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, numerically outpointing Mitt Romney among party regulars.But both remain underwater more broadly, a sign o…

Poll: Concern About Broader War Dampens Support for Iran Attack

Poll: Concern About Broader War Dampens Support for Iran Attack

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Broad concern about wider war in the Middle East is dampening public support for U.S. or Israeli military strikes against Iran’s nuclear development sites, with Americans by wide margins preferring diplomatic e…

Seven in 10 Americans Would Send Super PACs Packing, Poll Finds

Seven in 10 Americans Would Send Super PACs Packing, Poll Finds

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Super PACs are unwelcome guests at the 2012 election party: Seven in 10 Americans say these private, campaign-spending organizations should be illegal, the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll finds.Echoing wide…

Poll: Rising Gas Prices Have Dented Obama’s Rating

Poll: Rising Gas Prices Have Dented Obama’s Rating

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — More than half of Americans for the first time expect President Obama to be re-elected, according to the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, but that won’t make it easy.Even as expectations have moved hi…

Romney Rebounds Among Conservatives; Continues to Face Challenges

Romney Rebounds Among Conservatives; Continues to Face Challenges

Bill Pugliano/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Mitt Romney’s rebounded among strong conservatives since his wins in the Michigan and Arizona primaries, potentially bolstering his prospects in the race for the Republican nomination.  But he and his …

Santorum, Romney Even in Popularity; Gingrich Fades to a New Low

Santorum, Romney Even in Popularity; Gingrich Fades to a New Low

Scott Olson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) – Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney have battled essentially to parity in basic popularity, far outpacing Newt Gingrich, who’s faded to a new low in the 2012 election cycle, according to a new ABC News/Washi…

Economic Gains, Questions About Romney Boost Obama’s 2012 Chances

Economic Gains, Questions About Romney Boost Obama’s 2012 Chances

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Mitt Romney has solidified his position for the Republican nomination but lost ground in the main event, with improved economic indicators and questions about Romney’s wealth and taxes lifting President O…

Poll: What Could Hold GOP Frontrunners Romney, Gingrich Back?

Poll: What Could Hold GOP Frontrunners Romney, Gingrich Back?

Ethan Miller/Jessica McGowan/Getty ImagesANALYSISBy GARY LANGER, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Neither Mitt Romney’s nor Newt Gingrich’s private sector experience is playing particularly well with the American public, although Gingrich’s cons…

Poll: Nearly Half of Americans Say It’s Time for a Third Party

Poll: Nearly Half of Americans Say It’s Time for a Third Party

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Nearly half of Americans say it’s time for a new major political party, according to the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, and nearly seven in 10 say they’d at least consider voting for its candidate for…

Poll: Mitt Romney Rolls to 35 Percent Support

Poll: Mitt Romney Rolls to 35 Percent Support

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Bolstered by the twin engines of electability and perceived inevitability, Mitt Romney’s on a roll, advancing in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll to a 2 to 1 lead over his closest competitor in s…

Congress Hits a New Low in Approval, Poll Finds

Congress Hits a New Low in Approval, Poll Finds

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Hammered by bipartisan discontent with its partisan rancor, the U.S. Congress reconvenes on Tuesday with its lowest approval rating on record in polls dating back nearly 40 years — ideal fodder for President Obama i…

Poll: Romney’s Favorability Surpasses Santorum, Paul

Poll: Romney’s Favorability Surpasses Santorum, Paul

AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Mitt Romney’s basic popularity looks more positive after his eight-vote win over Rick Santorum in the Iowa caucuses, while perceptions of Ron Paul are clearly negative for the first time in ABC News/Washington Post p…

Obama Approval Rebounds As Congress Tanks

Obama Approval Rebounds As Congress Tanks

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Aided by comparison to the vastly unpopular Congress, Barack Obama has advanced to a 49 percent job approval rating in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll — his best showing since spring, and one that, if it …

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