Republicans are more likely to view Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) unfavorably than favorably, a Gallup survey released Thursday finds. For the first time in the five years the survey has been taken, more Republicans (35 percent) view the Kentuckian negatively than positively (30 percent). A year and a half ago, Republicans were twice as likely to view him favorably than unfavorably.

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For the first time since the spike after the 2013 Newtown shooting, a majority of Americans support for stricter gun laws, a Gallup poll released Monday finds. Fifty-five percent of Americans say the laws covering the sale of firearms should be more strict, up from 47 percent in 2014. Meanwhile, only 33 percent said gun laws should remain as they are and 11 percent would like to see laws loosened up.

For the survey, Gallup polled 1,015 adults nationwide via telephone interviews from Oct. 7-11, 2015. The poll has a margin of error of 4 percentage points.

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Americans view the GOP less favorably now than they did at the beginning of the year, when Republicans took control of both houses of Congress.

A new Pew poll finds that favorability among Americans for Republicans is at 32 percent - which is 9 percentage points less than in January - while 60 percent of the survey-takers said they viewed the GOP unfavorably now. Perceptions of Democrats, meanwhile, have remained split.

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The Supreme Court's popularity among Republicans has taken a serious dive, a new Gallup poll finds, while Democrats have embraced the court more than ever.

According to the survey released Thursday, 76 percent of Democrats approve of the Supreme Court, up from 47 percent in September 2014, while Republican approval has sunk 17 percentage points to the current 18 percent in the same time period. In the meantime, approval among Independents has increased slightly, from 46 percent to 49 percent.

Gallup used telephone interviews to survey 1,009 adults nationwide between July 8-12, 2015, for a margin of error of 4 percentage points.

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The number of multiracial babies jumped by ten-fold over the last four decades, according to data in a new report from the Pew Research Center. The findings were derived from Census Bureau data and were contained in the new report released Thursday titled Multiracial in America. In 1970, only 1 percent of children under the age of 1 were multiracial. By 2013, 10 percent were.

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While Republicans continue to take a hard line on immigration, a large majority of Americans say that immigrants already in the United States illegally should be allowed to stay, according to a Pew survey released Thursday. Seventy-two percent of Americans believe undocumented immigrants should be allowed to either apply for citizenship or permanent residency, while only 27 percent would like to see those immigrants deported.

While it's not surprising that 80 percent of Democrats support a pathway to legal status for undocumented immigrants, they are joined by 76 percent of Independents and 56 percent of Republicans, according to the Pew survey. Pew polled 2,002 adults between May 12-18. The poll has a margin of error of 2.5 percent.

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