Political Musings March 16, 2014: New CNN poll says Hillary Clinton is a stronger and tougher leader than Obama

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Six years later a new CNN/ORC International survey released on Sunday, March 16, 2014 answers a lingering question from the 2008 presidential campaign, who is the tougher more trustworthy leader in a crisis former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton…Continue

Political Musings March 12, 2014: Obama hits new low in NBC News/WSJ poll spells trouble for Democrats in midterms

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President Barack Obama’s midterm election year approval ratings are not boding well for Democrats; a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 finds the president with a new approval rating low of…READ MORE

Political Musings February 18, 2014: Obama reaches approval rating lows in Presidents’ Day polls

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Political Musings December 30, 2013: Obama and Clinton continue to lead Gallup’s yearly most admired lists

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When Gallup released their list of “Most Admired” for 2013 on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, the two usual suspects topped the lists in the Most Admired Man and Most Admired Woman categories, President Barack Obama and former Secretary…READ MORE

Political Musings December 27, 2013: Congress may be worst, but Republicans ahead in CNN poll for midterm elections

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A new CNN/ORC International poll released Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 is a mix of both good and bad news for the current 113th Congress; Americans think it is the worst ever, but also more likely to vote for a…READ MORE

Political Musings December 17, 2013: Obama’s year-end poll lowest of presidency, lower than most recent presidents

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President Barck Obama is ending the fifth year of his presidency with one of the lowest approval ratings his has on record. The latest poll released on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 conducted by ABC News and the Washington Post. The…READ MORE

Political Musings November 19, 2013: Obama free falling in new polls from disastrous health care rollout

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Obama free falling in new polls from disastrous health care rollout

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Most of the major political polls have now determined that President Barack Obama approval ratings are hitting all time lows, while his disapproval rating is now skyrocketing. The latest poll from ABC News/Washington Post released on Monday, Nov. 18…

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Political Musings November 10, 2013: Obama crashes to new approval rating lows in Pew poll

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Obama crashes to new approval rating lows in Pew poll

By Bonnie K. Goodman

The Pew Research Center released on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 a new poll that indicated that President Barack Obama’s approval numbers are plummeting to new lows. The poll determined that his “overall job rating” is now…READ MORE

Political Musings October 22, 2013: Obama, GOP approval ratings plummet in new polls, result of shutdown fallout

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Obama, GOP approval ratings plummet in new polls, result of shutdown fallout

By Bonnie K. Goodman

 

Three new polls released on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 indicate that President Barack Obama, the House Republicans and Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-OH have not escaped the American public’s blame as a result of the…READ MORE

Political Headlines April 5, 2013: New Gallup Poll: More Now Disapprove than Approve of President Obama’s Job Performance

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More Now Disapprove than Approve of Obama’s Job Performance

Source: ABC News Radio, 4-5-13

Following his reelection, President Obama enjoyed a surge in his approval rating, with 58 percent of Americans in a Gallup poll last December giving him good marks for the work he’s been doing.

As of now, 47 percent now approve of the president’s performance, with 48 percent saying they now disapprove of how he’s handling the nation’s affairs….READ MORE

Obama Job Approval

Source: Gallup.com, 4-4-13

Mar 25-30, 2013 – Updates Tuesdays at 1 p.m. ET; reflects one-week change

National Adults
48%
+1
Ages 18 to 29
59%
-1
Ages 30 to 49
47%
-
Ages 50 to 64
47%
+2
Ages 65+
40%
-
White
36%
-
Nonwhite
77%
+4
Black
95%
+11
Hispanic
64%
-2
Democrat
88%
+2
Independent
42%
-1
Republican
10%
-1

Complete demographic data

Political Headlines March 18, 2013: ABC News / Washington Post Poll Tracks Dramatic Rise in Support for Gay Marriage

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Poll Tracks Dramatic Rise in Support for Gay Marriage

Source: ABC News Radio, 3-18-13

Langer Research Associates

Support for gay marriage reached a new high in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, marking a dramatic change in public attitudes on the subject across the past decade. Fifty-eight percent of Americans now say it should be legal for gay and lesbian couples to wed….READ MORE

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Political Headlines March 16, 2013: Rand Paul Edges Marco Rubio to Win CPAC Straw Poll & Full Results List

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Rand Paul Edges Marco Rubio in CPAC Straw Poll

Source: ABC News Radio, 3-16-13

United States Senate

Could Rand Paul run for president in 2016?

The Kentucky senator emerged as the potential 2016 presidential candidate preferred by the largest share of those who participated in a straw poll at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference. Paul commanded 25 percent of straw poll voters, while another possible GOP contender, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, was close on his heels with 23 percent, according to the results of the survey announced on Sunday….READ MORE

Ky. Sen. Rand Paul — 25 percent
Fla. Sen. Marco Rubio — 23 percent
Other/Write-in — 14 percent
Former Pa. Sen. Rick Santorum — 8 percent
N.J. Gov. Chris Christie — 7 percent
Wis. Congressman Paul Ryan — 6 percent
Wis. Gov. Scott Walker — 5 percent
Neurosurgeon Ben Carson — 4 percent
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz — 4 percent
La. Gov. Bobby Jindal — 3 percent
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin — 3 percent
Undecided — 1 percent

2013 CPAC Presidential Straw Poll ballot:
N.H. Sen. Kelly Ayotte
Ariz. Gov. Jan Brewer
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback
Neurosurgeon Ben Carson
N.J. Gov. Chris Christie
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz
Former Ind. Gov. Mitch Daniels
S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley
La. Gov. Bobby Jindal
Ohio Gov. John Kasich
N.M. Gov. Susana Martinez
Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin
Ky. Sen. Rand Paul
Ind. Gov. Mike Pence
Texas Gov. Rick Perry
Ohio Sen. Rob Portman
Fla. Sen. Marco Rubio
Wis. Congressman Paul Ryan
Former Pa. Sen. Rick Santorum
S.C. Sen. Tim Scott
S.D. Sen. John Thune
Wis. Gov. Scott Walker
Other/Write-in
Undecided

Political Headlines March 16, 2013: Rand Paul Narrowly Defeats Marco Rubio to Win 2013 CPAC Straw Poll

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Rand Paul Narrowly Defeats Marco Rubio to Win 2013 CPAC Straw Poll

Source: ABC News (blog), 3-16-13

Mitt Romney won the CPAC straw poll in 2007, 2008 and 2009. Ron Paul won in 2010 and 2011. Romney won again in 2012. This year’s poll was sponsored by The Washington Times and conducted by the GOP firm, Fabrizio, McLaughlin & Associates….READ MORE

Political Headlines March 16, 2013: Rand Paul Wins CPAC 2013 Straw Poll

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Conservatives back Rand Paul in early poll

Source: Reuters, 3-16-13‎

Conservative activists picked Senator Rand Paul on Saturday as their preferred presidential nominee for 2016, in an early but often unreliable snapshot….READ MORE

Political Headlines December 5, 2012: Pew Research Center Poll: Most Would Place Blame on GOP if US Goes over Fiscal Cliff

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Poll: Most Would Place Blame on GOP if US Goes over Fiscal Cliff

Source: ABC News Radio, 12-5-12

In the court of public opinion, most Americans would pin the blame on Republican lawmakers if the country goes over the fiscal cliff.

A new survey by the Pew Research Center that concluded last Sunday found that 53 percent of respondents will hold Republicans responsible if no deal is reached with the White House to stop the rescinding of tax breaks for all Americans and the enactment of deep automatic spending reductions, which economists say will lead to another recession.

Just 27 percent of respondents said that the onus should fall on President Obama if the two sides can’t reach an agreement by the end of the month….READ MORE

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