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Americans choose sides on words, not just politics

Nov 29, 2012
The polling firm Gallup has gathered new data on how Americans feel about certain key economic phrases such as free enterprise, capitalism, and federal government.
Posted In: fiscal cliff, Democrats, Republicans

How do American feels about Black Friday?

Nov 22, 2012
Long lines, huge crowds, frenzied shopping -- how many people are willing to brave the juggernaut known as Black Friday to get a good deal?
Posted In: Retail, Black Friday

How Americans feel about Thanksgiving dinner, Black Friday

Nov 22, 2012
You don't need to wait until Black Friday -- shopping will start today in many places. But are consumers ready to spend?
Posted In: holiday shopping, Food, Gallup

Americans want compromise on fiscal cliff

Nov 15, 2012
When it comes to the fiscal cliff, Americans do not give Republicans or Democrats a mandate on the issue.
Posted In: fiscal cliff, Taxes, budget deficit, Congress

Gallup always thinking about changes, tweaks

Nov 8, 2012
This election, in part driven by the discrepancy between most media analysis and Nate Silver's data-driven electoral model, has prompted a debate about polling in the new media landscape. Frank Newport, of Gallup, says his polling still works but could be tweaked.
Posted In: Gallup, 2012 elections, Unemployment, Barack Obama

Latino voters grow in number, political importance

Nov 8, 2012
With the election over and the numbers in, pollsters are now combing through the data to tell us who voted and what they were saying when they cast their votes. This year's big surprise: Latino turnout.
Posted In: Latino voters

Post-election, a polling conundrum

Nov 7, 2012
Gallup's editor-in-chief on last night's election results and the rise of poll "aggregators."
Posted In: polls, 2012 election

The Sandy effect on election night

Nov 1, 2012
Voter turnout may be lower than expected on the East Coast, but results could stay the same.
Posted In: Election Day, Hurricane Sandy

Gallup expects unemployment rate to decrease

Nov 1, 2012
Ahead of the government's jobs report tomorrow, Gallup is predicting a decrease in unemployment from the organization's independent polling.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, jobs report

How Sandy will impact the election

Nov 1, 2012
With just five days to go until election day, superstorm Sandy will almost certainly have an impact, but the economy is still the number one priority in the minds of voters.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, 2012 election

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Bush-era tax cuts expiring. Government spending on military and social services on the chopping block. Is the U.S. economy headed for a fiscal cliff?