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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.

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?

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?

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.

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…

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.

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."

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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.

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.

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.