Trump’s Pre-Inauguration Favorables Remain Historically Low

President-elect Donald Trump approaches Inauguration Day with a significantly lower favorable rating than his three immediate predecessors received when they were presidents-elect. Trump’s 40% favorable rating is roughly half of what Barack Obama enjoyed before his inauguration in 2009 (78%) and is much lower than the pre-inaugural ratings for George […] Read more »

Obama Bests Trump as Most Admired Man in 2016

Americans are most likely to name President Barack Obama as the man they admire most in 2016. Twenty-two percent mentioned Obama in response to the open-ended question. President-elect Donald Trump was second at 15%. … Americans named Hillary Clinton the Most Admired Woman for the 15th consecutive year and 21st […] Read more »

Michelle Obama Best Liked of Scheduled Convention Speakers

Americans view first lady Michelle Obama more positively than other key figures speaking this week at the Democratic National Convention. Fifty-eight percent of Americans have a favorable view of Mrs. Obama, while about half view Sen. Bernie Sanders (53%), President Barack Obama (51%), former President Bill Clinton (49%) and Vice […] Read more »

Clinton Most Admired Woman for Record 20th Time

Americans again name Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama the woman and man living anywhere in the world they admire most. Both win by wide margins over the next-closest finishers, Malala Yousafzai for women and Pope Francis and Donald Trump for men. CONT. Jeffrey M. Jones, Gallup Read more »

Fox News Poll: Voters expect GOP Congress to win more often than Obama

As the 114th Congress gets underway, the vast majority of voters continue to give legislators the thumbs down, and many people are unfamiliar with the leaders on Capitol Hill. Still, a majority thinks the new GOP-led Congress will trump the president in the next two years. Only a third of […] Read more »

Bill Clinton’s Endorsement Still Packs a Punch

There’s still one golden ticket in American political endorsements, and, yes, it’s the Big Dog. Former President Bill Clinton remains the most valuable surrogate among the nation’s top political celebrities, with 38 percent of Americans saying his endorsement would make them more favorable towards a candidate, versus 24 percent who […] Read more »