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Economy still affects access to basic needs: Gallup

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Americans’ access to basic needs, ranging from food and shelter to clean water and healthcare, has not significantly improved since the height of the recession, according to a Gallup study released on Friday. The Basic Access Index, a 13-item measure of Americans’ access to basic necessities, was…

Most in U.S. want ban on smoking in public: poll

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Most Americans want smoking banned in all public places but only 19 percent believe that cigarette smoking should be illegal in the United States, a Gallup poll published on Friday said. The Princeton, New Jersey-based pollster found in its July 7-10 telephone survey that for the…

Republicans head to first New Hampshire debate

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (AFP) – Republicans aiming to topple President Barack Obama in 2012 will tackle each other Monday with their first big televised debate and a chance to grab national attention. Seven potential or declared White House candidates will debate in Manchester, New Hampshire, where Republican hopefuls are already…

Pizza executive Herman Cain surges to 5th place in GOP 2012 poll

WASHINGTON – Former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain clocked in at fifth place in a new Gallup poll of 2012 Republican candidates, an impressive showing for the conservative radio talker who has never held elected office. Cain, who announced his candidacy for the 2012 Republican nomination last weekend, received 8…

Majority supports same sex marriage for first time: Gallup poll

WASHINGTON – A new Gallup poll finds that a majority of American want to legalize same sex marriage for the first time, the latest of many recent surveys reflecting a sea change in public opinion on the divisive issue. Fifty-three percent said they believe marriages between same sex couples should…

Gallup: Tea party negative ratings at record high

Gallup polling released new survey results on Friday, showing that negative opinions of the so-called tea party movement have risen sharply in the US. Independent voters have turned away from the conservative group. The poll shows that only a core constituency of Republicans and conservatives now view the fledgling political…

Poll: Slim plurality says America is ‘in a depression’

WASHINGTON – A plurality of Americans say the nation is currently mired in a depression, and a majority believe it’s at best a recession, according to a new Gallup poll released Thursday. Respondents were asked whether the economy is “growing,” “slowing down,” “in a recession,” or “in a depression.” Remarkably,…

Poll: Plurality of Republicans say don’t touch Medicare

WASHINGTON – A plurality of Republican voters don’t want the federal government to make any changes to Medicare, the Gallup polling firm found Wednesday — a potentially problematic sign for GOP leaders who are pushing for deep cuts to the program. Thirty-three percent of Republicans said the government should “not…

Poll: Majority of Republicans welcome a shutdown

WASHINGTON – A Gallup poll released Wednesday and circulated by Senate Democrats found that Americans decidedly want to see the two parties compromise and reach a budget deal. But a majority of Republicans wanted their leaders to “[h]old out for the basic budget plan they want, even if that means…

Most Americans say U.S. nuclear plants safe: poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Fifty-eight percent of Americans think U.S. nuclear power plants are safe, while the public remains split over the need for more plants followingJapan’s nuclear crisis, a Gallup poll showed on Monday. The March 25-27 survey of 1,027 U.S. adults found public confidence in nuclear safety relatively unchanged since 2009, when…

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