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GW Battleground Poll

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SEPT. 17, 2014, CONSTITUTION DAY POLL RESULTS

The president and members of Congress swear an oath to support, preserve and defend the Constitution of the United States. According to the inaugural findings from the George Washington University Battleground Poll’s National Political Confidence Index, they are largely up to the task. Read the full press release.

Previous Polls
 

Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 Poll Results
An overwhelming majority of American voters feels that the nation is on the wrong track and the economy will be a key factor in November’s elections, according to the latest George Washington University Battleground Poll. Read the full press release.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Poll Results
Americans continue to hold pessimistic views about the health of the economy and the overall direction of the nation, shows a new George Washington University Battleground Poll of likely voters. Read the full press release.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 Poll Results
The American public remains divided on a host of issues with a pessimistic attitude towards leaders' abiliy to address the nation's problems, according to a new George Washington University Battleground Poll. Read the full press release.

Monday, November 4, 2013 Poll Results
The American public's attitude towards its elected leaders and the policies they pursue has turned sharply negative. Over 70 percent of likely voters say the country is on the wrong track; with a full 61 percent strongly holding that view. Read the full press release.

Monday, December 10, 2012 Poll Results
One month after the presidential election voters are anxious about the economy and the direction of the country. While politicans argue about the best way to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff" at least 60 percent of American voters foavor three proposals for reducing the federal budget deficit. Read the full press release.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 Poll Results
Election Day has arrived and a new POLITICO-George Washington University Battleground Tracking Poll has Barack Obama and Mitt Romney tied at 47 percent. Read the full press release.

Sunday, November 4, 2012 Poll Results
If the election were held today, the presidential candidates would be tied 48 to 48 percent, according to a new POLITICO-George Washington University Battleground Tracking Poll released today. A few days before Election Day, only three percent of voters remain undecided. Read the full press release.

Monday, October 29, 2012 Poll Results
If the election were held today 49 percent of Americans would vote for President Obama and 48 percent would vote for Governor Romney, according to a new POLITICO-George Washington University Battleground Poll released today. Read the full press release.

Monday, October 22, 2012 Poll Results
The presidential race remains in a dead heat according to a new POLITICO- George Washington University Battleground Tracking Poll. If the election were held today 49 percent of Americans would vote for Mitt Romney and 47 percent would vote for Barack Obama. Read the full press release.

Monday, October 15, 2012 Poll Results
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney remain statistically tied at 49 and 48 percent respectively, according to a new POLITICO-George Washington University Battleground Poll released today. Despite a presidential debate, a jobs report and unprecedented amounts of advertising, neither side has been able to break the tie for the fourth consecutive week. Read the full press release.

Monday, October 8, 2012 Poll Results
The presidential race is in a dead heat according to a new POLITICO- George Washington University Battleground Tracking Poll. If the election were held today 49 percent of Americans would vote for Barack Obama and 48 percent would vote for Mitt Romney. Read the full press release.

Monday, October 1, 2012 Poll Results
The presidential candidates are two points apart with President Obama at 49 percent and Mitt Romney at 47 percent according to a new POLITICO-George Washington University Battleground Poll released today. With a 3.1 percent margin of error, the race remains close.
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Monday, September 24, 2012 Poll Results
President Obama leads Mitt Romney 50 percent to 47 percent according to a new POLITICO-George Washington University Battleground Poll released today. This is an incremental change since the August and May Battleground Polls showed the two candidates statistically tied at 48 and 47 percent.
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Monday, August 13, 2012 Poll Results
The POLITICO-George Washington University Battleground Poll has captured voter beliefs only 36 hours before Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney selected Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate.
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Monday, May 7, 2012 Poll Results
Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama are essentially tied among voters at 48 percent and 47 percent respectively, according to a new POLITICO-George Washington University Battleground Poll released today.
» Press Release

Monday, February 29, 2012 Poll Results
President Obama’s job approval rating has significantly increased over the past four months to 53 percent among voters according to a new POLITICO-George Washington University Battleground Poll released today. Last November his favorable approval rating was at 44 percent, marking a nine point increase.
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Monday, November 14, 2011 Poll Results
In the latest Politico-George Washington University Battleground Poll, President Obama faces a tough challenge against an unnamed Republican candidate, but fares better head-to-head vs. Romney or Cain.
» Full results and analyses
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Tuesday, September 6, 2011 Poll Results
Rick Perry leads the field of Republican presidential candidates and former front-runner Mitt Romney slips into second.  More results and analysis in this edition of the Politico-George Washington University Battleground Poll.
» Full results and analyses
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Monday, October 25, 2010 Poll Results
Independents are center stage in this Politico-George Washington University Battleground Poll.  As the midterms approach, Republicans are so far winning their support.
» Full results and analyses
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Monday, September 27, 2010 Poll Results
In the latest Politico-George Washington University Battleground Poll, Americans disapprove of President Obama's job performance, but don't have a clear alternative presidential preference in mind.
» Full results and analyses
» Press Release

Thursday, September 16, 2010 Poll Results
In the flagship Politico-George Washington University Battleground Poll, President Bush is blamed for the current state of the economy but voters believe Republicans will still take the House and Senate. Full results and analysis here.
» Full results and analyses
» Press Release

ABOUT THE POLL

The George Washington University Battleground Poll is a nationally recognized series of surveys conducted by Republican pollster Ed Goeas of The Tarrance Group and Democratic pollster Celinda Lake of Lake Research Partners. It distinguishes itself from other surveys by presenting separate analyses from these top pollsters representing both sides of the aisle.

The George Washington University became a sponsor of the Battleground Poll in 2004.  The GW Global Media Institute, affiliated with both the Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) and the School of Media and Public Affairs (SMPA), serves as the university’s administrative home for the partnership and GW’s Gelman Library houses the data archive of the survey results dating back more than two decades.

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