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Posts Tagged ‘Gallup’

STUDY: President Obama’s Ratings Hit Another Record Low

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From ISIS to the economy, domestic drama to foreign policy, it seems that the President is damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t.

Last month, the entire U.S. government received the deplorable edict of the worst approval rating ever, with 71 percent of respondents saying that the country is “headed in the wrong direction.” The same Gallup poll revealed that only 41 percent of Americans approve of the work done by the Oval Office.

This month it got worse.

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North Korea Now Officially America’s Least Favorite Country

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All those outreach efforts by unofficial spokesman Dennis Rodman have finally paid off: this week Gallup informed us that North Korea ended Iran’s unprecedented ten-year, Tom Brady-level streak as Americans’ least favorite country.

How did they achieve such an impossible feat, you ask?

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America: ‘Reporters are a Bunch of Liars!’

Gallup Poll HonestyHey, those aren’t my words. As most people who backpedal would say, “Some of my best friends are reporters.” (But seriously folks, as I loosen the knot in my tie, some of my best friends are reporters.)

Gallup polled a litmus test group of ‘Mericans about the most and least trustworthy professionals in this country.

As you can tell by the professionally graded graph to the left, nurses rock. Because you never had a nurse tell you, “Oh no. That rash will stop itching in a couple of days.”

It’s nice to see that with all the ballyhooed press about “bad cops,” that clergy ranks below them on “honesty and ethical standards in professions.” Nice to have hope these days. Below them are: judges, day care providers (?!), nursing home operators (?!?!), auto mechanics, bankers and … Read more

POLL: Americans Favor Legalizing Marijuana for First Time in U.S. History

To paraphrase an old folk song from the 60s: “The times they are a’ baking.” It’s no secret that this country is getting more liberal with its collective ideology. That’s not to say ACLU-card carrying “bleeding hearts,” hyper-political folk. The word technically refers to people who are not necessarily opposed to new ideas or ways of behaving that are not traditional or widely accepted.

Take this latest Gallup poll as Exhibit A:

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Since the 60s, when America was puff-puff-passing more than most, to now, that “liberalism” of thinking has become more pervasive than ever before. And now, as Gallup notes, more than 58 percent of America is now down with buying a bong and keeping it watered-down.

Why?

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Romney’s Paul Ryan Pick: A PR Win?

And then there were twoWe generally prefer to avoid dipping our toes too deeply into the political arena, but we think we can judge Mitt Romney’s choice of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate to be a PR win–for the moment, at least. Why? It serves as an irresistible dog whistle to those who make their livings polling and pontificating about politics, and the presumptive Republican nominee’s recent PR stumbles have now been obliterated by a wave of news and opinions about his new, “edgy” veep pick.

Judging by a big surge in related activity throughout the Twitter-verse (ugh), Romney won the weekend by announcing what struck many as a bold choice while making the pundit class look a little silly in the process. Let the “pros and cons” pile-on begin!

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Gallup Poll: Majority of Americans Distrust the Media

A recent Gallup poll shows that, for the fourth year in a row, the majority of Americans have little or no trust in the media.

When asked how much trust and confidence they have in the mass media to fully, accurately, and fairly report the news, 57 percent of respondents said they have “not very much/none at all.” Gallup says this is a record high by one percentage point. The survey was conducted between September 13 and September 16. A random sample of 1,019 adults ages 18 and over were questioned.

PR pros have already incorporated a great deal of social media into their work because of the impact that word-of-mouth recommendations and social networks can have. But results so far from this week’s PRNewser poll show that traditional media still holds sway and shouldn’t be totally discounted as irrelevant. Read more