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Littwin: Chances for Obamacare repeal may be up in the air,...

Whether or not this is the final act of Obamacare, it is is playing out pretty much as expected in the dysfunctional Republican Senate,...

The great partisan Dental Divide: Blue states have better teeth

Richard Florida has written influential works about the US society and economy and on Tuesday he turned his vision to the Great American Dental Divide. Blogging a recent Gallup study on oral hygiene in the United States, he pointed out that the dramatic if unsurprising findings underline the kind of deeply divided nation we all live in today. Dental care, like so many other facets of American life, tracks with income and education levels as well as race and political affiliations. There is a sprawling American country where people go to the dentist regularly and there is an equally sprawling American country where people do not. The shorthand summary for political junkies is that if you don't believe in climate change or in the benefit of health care reform and are leaning toward casting a ballot for Texas Governor Rick Perry sometime in your future, chances are you have lousy teeth.

Vague poll shows disapproval of Obama mosque comments

A Gallup poll released today showed that 37 percent of Americans disapprove of President Barack Obama's comments that offered support for the legal right...

Gallup: Tea partiers simply conservative Republicans

Gallup reported today the results of a poll that show dramatic overlap between conservative Republicans and tea party adherents. Based on the findings, Gallup...

Gallup: Americans of all stripes coming around on the gays

The number of people viewing gay relationships as morally acceptable crossed the 50 percent threshold this year reaching a near high water mark of 58 percent, according to a yearly survey taken by Gallup . Gallup notes that while a small majority of Americans are still against gay marriage and that opinions on acceptance of gay lifestyles has fluctuated over the years the trend has been towards acceptance.

Gallup: Tea partiers more white than America and viewed more negatively...

According to a Gallup poll released Monday, tea party loyalists are fairly representative of larger U.S. demographics, although they appear to be more white...

Polls show post-DNC bounce fueling Obama lead

A Gallup daily tracking poll released Tuesday shows Democrat Barack Obama topping 50 percent support for the first time, adding to a lead that has been growing since his speech Thursday accepting the nomination at Denver's Invesco Field. Other polls tracking the presidential race over the weekend tally an Obama lead over John McCain by as many as 9 points, up from a virtual dead heat as the Democratic National Convention began last week.