CBS News & The New York Times

CBS News and The New York Times are two of the esteemed media outlets using the SSRS Omnibus, a national, weekly, dual-frame bilingual telephone survey designed to meet standards of quality associated with custom research studies. SSRS has deep and broad experience in the media and entertainment sectors working with numerous media organizations in assessing consumer behaviors and sentiment on various public policy and political issues. View the most recent collaborations among these outlets.

Support for marijuana legalization at all-time high

Sixty-one percent of Americans think marijuana use should be legal, a five-point increase from last year and the highest percentage ever recorded in this poll.

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Republicans blame bill, not Trump, for health care defeat

Republicans surveyed by CBS News pointed to an unpopular bill — or the Democrats — as the reason the Republican health care effort to repeal and replace Obamacare failed in Congress…

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Immigration is most important problem for Trump and Congress: CBS News Poll

When Americans are asked to name the most important problem for the President and Congress to address this year, immigration is the top answer…

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Americans sharply divided along partisan lines over travel ban, Trump: CBS News poll

Two weeks into Donald Trump’s presidency, the country remains sharply divided along partisan lines.

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Voters Express Disgust Over U.S. Politics in New Times/CBS Poll

An overwhelming majority of voters are disgusted by the state of American politics, and many harbor doubts that either major-party nominee can unite the country after a historically ugly presidential campaign, according to the final pre-election New York Times/CBS News Poll.

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Inside the complex process of taking America′s political pulse

Who’s taking America’s political temperature and how are they doing it? CBS News correspondent Mark Albert went behind the scenes at SSRS to find out how pollsters measure the constantly shifting views of voters.

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Women weigh in on the presidency and on their own lives

“Women feel good about their opportunities to succeed compared to their mothers’ experience.”

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Both Trump and Clinton seen as risky choices

““Among the broader electorate – registered voters nationwide – Clinton leads Trump by five points, 46 percent to 41 percent.”

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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton locked in tight race nationally

“With the first debate less than two weeks away, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are in a tight race for the presidency nationally.”

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Did Hillary Clinton get a Post-Convention bump?

“Hillary Clinton has received a bump in support after the Democratic convention and has now pulled ahead of Donald Trump.  Forty-six percent of voters nationwide say they’ll vote for Clinton in November, while 39 percent say they’ll back Trump. ”

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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump tied going into Democratic convention

“In polling conducted after the Republican convention and Hillary Clinton’s announcement of Tim Kaine as her running mate, the race for president nationwide remains tied.”

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Poll Finds Voters in Both Parties Unhappy With Their Candidates

“On the eve of the major party conventions, voters are grudgingly rallying around the nominees while expressing broad misgivings about the candidates, the campaign and the direction of the country, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News Poll.”

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Gauging Americans’ views on Orlando mass shooting

“A majority of Americans view the mass shooting over the weekend in Orlando, Florida as both an act of terrorism and a hate crime. They are divided over whether U.S. intelligence agencies could have prevented it, a CBS News poll out Wednesday morning shows.”

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Republicans Want Their Party to Unify Behind Donald Trump

“An overwhelming majority of Republican voters say their party’s leaders should get behind Donald J. Trump, even as he enters the general election saddled with toxic favorability ratings among the broader electorate, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.”

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Hillary Clinton’s lead over Donald Trump narrows

“Contentious primary contests on both sides haven’t turned off many primary voters from voting for their party’s candidate in a likely November match-up between Trump and Clinton…71% of Republican voters who did not support Trump in the primaries would still vote for him against Clinton. ”

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Marijuana use / support for legal marijuana continue to climb

“Fifty-six percent of Americans say the use of marijuana should be legal – a new high, and a slight increase from a year ago. Now just 36 percent think it should not be legal, down seven points from last year.”

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Most Americans Support Ending Cuba Embargo, Times Poll Finds

“As President Obama makes the first trip to Cuba by a sitting president in nearly nine decades, Americans are broadly optimistic that re-establishing diplomatic relations will be positive for the United States, the latest New York Times/CBS News poll has found.”

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Hillary Clinton’s Lead Over Bernie Sanders Slipping in New Poll

“As the first nominating contest approaches, Hillary Clinton’s commanding lead nationally in the Democratic primary has largely melted away, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News Poll.”

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Solid opposition to ban on Muslims entering U.S.

“Nearly six-in-10 Americans say the United States should not temporarily bar Muslims from other countries from entering the U.S., and two-thirds say such a ban would go against the founding principles of this country, a CBS News poll shows.”

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Global Warming and the Paris Climate Change Conference

“As President Obama and other world leaders prepare to meet in Paris for a global climate conference, Americans generally approve of the main goal of the summit: to come up with a treaty to reduce greenhouse emissions and slow climate change.”

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