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In debate Romney hits on strengths with voters

Oct 4, 2012
In last night's debate Romney drew on his strengths with voters -- the economy, the deficit, and the role of the federal government. How will Romney's performance affect the trajectory of the race?
Posted In: 2012 election, debate, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama

Missing this election: Third-party presidential candidates

Sep 27, 2012
1992 was a banner year for the third-party candidates. Like this election cycle, the economy was bad and people were concerned about the national debt. But no third-party candidate like Ross Perot has emerged.
Posted In: 2012 election

Is it a good time to look for a quality job?

Sep 27, 2012
New polling reveals that young people are more positive about the prospects of finding a quality job than their elders.
Posted In: Gallup, Jobs

Personal income and its effects at the ballot box

Sep 27, 2012
Well we are 40 days away from Election Day here in the U.S. And there's some new polling about just how much a voter's income determines his or her vote.
Posted In: income, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, 47 percent

Income level way down the list of presidential predictors

Sep 20, 2012
Frank Newport of Gallup drops by to school us on just what factors truly effect how we vote for the president. Spoiler alert: gaffes like Romney's "47 percent" aren't one of them.
Posted In: 2012 elections, Mitt Romney, 47 percent

How Americans feel about the news media

Sep 20, 2012
Americans' faith in the news media has hit an all-time low in the history of Gallup polling.

Do Americans want less government?

Sep 20, 2012
Mitt Romney and President Obama will be crisscrossing the state of Florida today. In recent weeks, one issue is becoming central to the campaign: Whether the government is over-regulating business.
Posted In: government, Mitt Romney, government spending

Politics affects how you feel about the economy

Sep 13, 2012
Gallup editor-in-chief Frank Newport on how your interpretation of economic news varies depending on your political orientation.
Posted In: Democrats, Republicans, 2012 election

Do Americans like financial regulations?

Sep 13, 2012
One of the big election issues this year is government regulation of business. A lot of new rules have been added since the financial crisis four years ago. How do your fellow Americans feel about it?
Posted In: regulation

How Americans are viewing Democrats and Republicans

Sep 13, 2012
In this week's Attitude Check, we check in with Gallup's editor-in-chief, Frank Newport, about how Americans are viewing Republicans and Democrats on a couple of subjects.
Posted In: Democrats, Republicans

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Marketplace asks a wide range of people how they're handling their investments and savings in this tough economy.