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Showing posts with label Quinnipiac. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Quinnipiac. Show all posts

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Quick Hit: Poll Watch

Quick Hit.


Quinnipiac (linked)

Gallup (linked)


Yes, Trump said during the campaign, "We will win, win, win, you will be tired of winning."  And now I look up at what precedes. 

Sunday, May 14, 2017

YOUR GOP: Trump And His Congress (Breakfast Polls)


How about your GOP Congress?


Americans' Approval of Congress Unchanged in May

Americans' Approval of Congress Unchanged in May

NBC News/WSJ Poll
Comey: "You're fired."

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Perhaps even more troubling for the president: The folks who made up his base in November's election appear to be growing weary. White voters are fleeing. 
Forty-seven percent of white voters with no college degree approved of Trump's job performance, while 46 percent disapproved, the survey found. That's a steep drop in support from last month, when 57 percent approved of Trump, and compare that to exit polls in November that found 67 percent of non-college-educated whites voted for Trump, the highest such figure for any candidate since 1980.

Well, the surely put the man in office. And, now it is time to succumb to post-election dissonance. How pathetic. StumbleUpon

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

How Do Americas View Trump?

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Quinnipiac just published the result of its latest political survey. Well, frankly, the following survey results are from a survey respondent group which was 28% republican, 32% democrat; 35% independent.  To be fair......But, I draw your attention to the participation percent of independents.  
January 10, 2017 - U.S. Voters Approve Of Obama, Disapprove Of Trump, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Trump Should Stop Tweeting, Voters Say 2-1
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Poll numbers are not looking good for your president-elect. Quinnipiac recently published

American voters approve 55 - 39 percent of the job President Barack Obama is doing, his best approval rating in seven years, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today. These same voters disapprove 51 - 37 percent of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president-elect.

Donald Trump will be a worse president than Barack Obama, 45 percent of voters say, while 34 percent say he will be a better president and 15 percent say he will be about the same, American voters tell the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll.

Americans are optimistic 52 - 43 percent about the next four years with Trump as president and say 47 - 31 percent that he will help rather than hurt the nation's economy.

Trump will be a "great" president, 12 percent of voters say; 30 percent say he will be a "good" president; 20 percent say he will be "not so good" and 32 percent say he will be "bad."

The measures of Trump's personal qualities all are more negative than they were in a November 22 Quinnipiac University poll:
53 - 39 percent that he is not honest, compared to 52 - 42 percent November 22; 
49 - 44 percent that he has good leadership skills, compared to 56 - 38 percent; 
52 - 44 percent that he does not care about average Americans, compared to 51 - 45 percent who said he did care; 
62 - 33 percent that he is not level-headed, compared to 57 - 38 percent; 
71 - 25 percent that he is a strong person, compared to 74 - 23 percent; 
68 - 27 percent that he is intelligent, compared to 74 - 21 percent.

"President Barack Obama leaves the White House a lot more popular than Donald Trump is as he crosses the threshold and saddles up for the most important job in the world," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Polling, Polling and Polling....What Is A Person To Believe?

Polling, polling and polling

Since the early 2000s, political polling has become as common as breakfast, lunch and dinner for many Americans. How many times have your heard the words, "A majority of Americans poll at....."

Polling has grown to a key source of gauging public opinion, but it is also a tool for ideology operatives via polling authority who work towards validating or promulgating political strategy.

In 2014, we went on a tear regarding a particular polling authority: AP/GfK.  The link (below) highlighted in red in particularly salient regarding polling. 

  • AP/GfK Polls Have Fetidness Of A Right-wing Survey Authority
    Apr 6, 2014 ... The AP/GfK website links above are full of survey results detrimental to the Obama Administration the ACA and all things progressive. In fact ...
  • The Progressive Influence: AP/GfK: Flawed And Conservative ...
    Mar 29, 2014 ... AP/GfK via an online survey of just over 1,012 adults, reports only 26% of respondents "support" The ACA (AKA ObamaCare). Not only are the ...
  • The Progressive Influence: Fact Check ...Obama's Numbers June ...
    Jul 4, 2014 ... One of the worst and most right leaning US polls, AP/GFK, posted poll results just before the 2012 General Elections. Media grabbed the polling ...
  • The Progressive Influence: March 2014
    Mar 1, 2014 ... AP/GfK via an online survey of just over 1,012 adults, reports only 26% of respondents "support" The ACA (AKA ObamaCare). Not only are the ...

My reason for tearing after AP/GfK was due to a survey poll headline just before the 2012 general election. If you followed the red link above you know the impetus foe my research. The headline of "Majority harbor prejudice against Blacks," led to validation of the importance of survey too methodology and demographics. I believe I also recall GfK may have been founded in 2008. Now, what took place in 2008 that may have driven impetus for a survey too that surveys to the Right

All of the above aside, we are posting this piece based on the directly diametrically opposite a set of results from two recent polls. AP/GfK is not part of this post; GfK was noteworthy in delineating flaws in polling that the less inquisitive will accept without question, thus handing political operatives a propaganda victory.

For this report the two chosen polls included an inquiry about the Iran Nuclear Deal. While the Quinnipiac poll was conducted among a survey respondent group twice the size of the Center for International and Security Studies poll, the latter poll was conducted with far deeper detail regarding the deal (in and of itself).

Referenced polls
Quinnipiac University (1563 respondents; August 17-20) 
Center for International and Security Studies At Maryland (702 respondents; August 20-25)
The fastidious point of discerning between the two surveys and respective results is the fact the results on the Iran deal came-in 180 degree different.

Washington Free Beacon

Poll: Voters Oppose Iran Deal by 2-to-1 Margin

By: Jenna Lifhits
August 31, 2015

A majority of voters oppose the Iran Deal and said they think that it would make the world a less safe place, according to a Quinnipiac University National poll conducted last week.
55% against,  25% support the deal.

Huffington Post

Poll shows majority wants Congress to approve Iran deal

A new survey shows a majority of Americans wants Congress to uphold the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran.

According to the survey from the University of Maryland,

55 percent of respondents said Congress should get behind the agreement....23 percent, lawmakers should instead ratchet up sanctions....
14 percent wanted U.S. officials to go back to the negotiating table....
Now, that President Obama has secured commitments from enough Senate Democrats to eliminate the prospect of Senatorial procedures to kill the deal, what the hell is actual public sentiment regrading the deal?

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

US Lust For War Has Evolved! Remember 2003? (Video Update)

The 62% who are now lusting fore war against ISIS (Boots on the ground)...let their kids go via a Draft. Brilliant colonel Wilkerson, brilliant.

See MSNBC video below
The Bush Administration and its incompetent foreign policy decisions continue to haunt a nation.

ISIS has focused strategy in drawing the United States into a killing field slaughter of thousands of young Arab fighters.  US sentiment is foolishly falling for all the Right-wing hype and our young en and women become pawns for those who shield their kids from the trenches.

Last fall American sentiment for inserting "boots on the ground" in the Middle East was darned near minuscule. Well, ISIS, US conservatives and American war mongers are winning the battle of the insanity of war.

Quinnipiac (a left leaning polling authority) has published a comprehensive poll that has US interests in a ground war at the forefront of the poll summary.

We have posted survey results related to ISIS below. Before, we go there, let's do what I insist is critical to any review of survey data: view the methodology. If you run across a survey that does not include methodology and demographics, you might become the victim of propaganda.

US sentiment has devolved into a "danger zone."

American voters support 62 – 30 percent sending U.S. ground troops to fight ISIS in Iraq and
Syria, with strong support across all party, gender and age groups
Men back U.S. troop deployment 68 – 28 percent, while women support it 57 – 33
A total of 69 percent of American voters are “very confident” or “somewhat confident”
that the U.S. and its allies will defeat ISIS. Only 39 percent of voters are concerned that U.S.
military action will go “too far” in getting involved in the situation, while 53 percent are more
concerned the U.S. military “will not go far enough in stopping ISIS.”
Voters say 64 – 23 percent Congress should grant the authorization requested by
President Barack Obama to use military force against ISIS
Voters say 72 – 19 percent that the U.S. should never pay ransom to terrorists who
are holding American hostages

Since, this piece is a TPI quick hit, we will hold-off on additional comment...for now.


MSNBC video