More Adult Americans Are Identifying as L.G.B.T., Gallup Poll Finds

A Gallup survey released Wednesday has found that more adult Americans are identifying as L.G.B.T., a shift that pollsters see as driven, at least in part, by people in younger generations who are more likely to consider themselves to be something other than heterosexual. The poll found that 5.6 percent of adults identified as lesbian, […]

Uganda’s Bobby Wine withdraws poll challenge citing ‘bias’

Bobi Wine, who had disputed January election results, says ‘the courts are not independent’ as he withdraws his case. Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine says he is withdrawing a court case challenging presidential election results that handed victory to incumbent President Yoweri Museveni, alleging “bias” by Supreme Court justices hearing the case. Speaking to a […]

Kosovo opposition party set to win parliamentary vote: Exit poll

Vetevendosje forecast to win 41.8 percent of the votes while the governing LDK party projected to finish third. Kosovo’s anti-establishment party Vetevendosje is forecast to win Sunday’s parliamentary polls, according to an exit poll, a result which could further complicate efforts to resolve decades-long territorial disputes. The Pipos-Kosova Klan television exit poll showed Vetevendosje was […]

Palestinian factions agree to ‘respect and accept’ poll results

At the end of a two-day summit in Cairo, Fatah, Hamas and 12 other factions say they have agreed to hold legislative and presidential elections in May and July. Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas say they have agreed on the “mechanisms” for upcoming legislative and presidential elections, after a rapprochement between the two movements. The […]

France’s Le Pen, at record high in a poll, proposes hijab ban

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen proposed a ban on Muslim headscarves in all public places, seeking to build on a record recent poll putting her almost neck-and-neck with President Emmanuel Macron. The hijab policy, which would be contested in court and almost certainly be ruled unconstitutional, saw the 53-year-old return to a familiar campaign […]

They Played the Game: Hall of Fame Poll Lets Players Decide

There is only one sure way to become an eligible voter for the Baseball Hall of Fame: compile 10 consecutive years of membership in the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. A different group considers managers, umpires, executives and long-retired players, but since its founding in 1936, the Hall has always asked writers to be the […]

Portugal President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa re-elected: Exit poll

Forecast says centre-right incumbent has won a second and final five-year term. Centre-right incumbent candidate Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has won Portugal’s presidential election, according to an exit poll. The survey by the Portuguese Catholic University’s Polling Center for public broadcaster RTP on Sunday indicated that Rebelo de Sousa captured between 57-62 percent of the […]

Swiss voters favour ‘burqa ban’, poll shows ahead of public vote

More than 60 percent of voters will vote yes, or are considering doing so, in upcoming referendum, survey shows. A clear majority of Swiss voters favour introducing a nationwide prohibition against the wearing of full facial coverings such as burqas and niqabs in public spaces, a poll showed on Friday. According to the Tamedia poll of […]

CAR rebels attack and enter town before poll results announced

Rebel fighters have partially captured the southern city of Bangassou in the Central African Republic (CAR), weeks after they were accused of an attempted coup and ahead of partial results from a tense presidential election. A coalition of armed rebel groups, which controls two-thirds of the coup-prone country, launched an offensive on December 19, aiming […]

Uganda: Bobi Wine says bodyguard killed in violence ahead of poll

Francis Senteza died amid violent confrontations between security forces and followers of the singer and opposition leader. A bodyguard for Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine was killed and two journalists injured on Sunday amid violent confrontations between security forces and followers of the singer and lawmaker who is challenging the country’s longtime leader. A tearful […]

Vaccine refusal in Brazil grows to 22%, most reject Chinese shot: poll

Author:  Reuters article author:  Reuters ID:  1607802118466998600 Sat, 2020-12-12 23:24 RIO DE JANEIRO: The share of Brazilians unwilling to take any COVID-19 vaccine grew to 22% this week, from 9% in August, and most said they would not accept one made in China, a new poll showed on Saturday, as President Jair Bolsonaro’s comments stoked […]

Somalia expels Kenyan envoy in row over alleged poll interference

Somali government accuses neighbouring country of interfering in the electoral process in one of Somalia’s five semi-autonomous states. Somalia has ordered the expulsion of Kenya’s ambassador after accusing neighbouring Kenya of interfering in the electoral process in Jubbaland, one of Somalia’s five semi-autonomous states. Somalia also recalled its ambassador from Nairobi in the latest dispute […]