Washington (CNN) – A new national poll suggests a slight increase in unfavorable views of the Tea Party movement since October. And according to a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Wednesday, geography and politics appears to be behind the increase.
Thirty-seven percent of people questioned in the poll say they have a favorable view of the Tea Party, unchanged from just before the midterm elections. Forty-three percent say they have an unfavorable view of the nearly two year old movement, up six points from late October.
(CNN) - An aide to Republican Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming confirmed Wednesday that a deal has been reached on "the basic structure" of a bill to provide free health care to first responders to the September 11 terrorist attack in New York.
(CNN) - As Gov. Bob McDonnell finishes up his first year in office, a new poll indicates a majority of Virginia voters are giving their Republican governor a thumbs up on how he's doing his job.
According to a survey by the Institute for Policy and Opinion Research at Roanoke College, 57 percent of Virginians approve of how McDonnell's handling his duties as governor, with 26 percent saying they disapprove.
Washington (CNN) - News of 12 terror-related arrests in Britain sped across the 24/7 cycle Monday. But the U.S. director of national intelligence, James R. Clapper Jr., somehow missed it.
In an interview that aired Tuesday but was taped on Monday, ABC's Diane Sawyer chatted with Clapper, Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano, and John Brennan, the president's assistant for homeland security and counter-terrorism.
(CNN) – A new poll of Chicago voters suggests former Obama top-aide Rahm Emanuel is well on his way to becoming the next mayor of the Windy City.
According to the survey conducted by the Chicago Retail Merchants Association, the former White House chief of staff is leading his closest competitor by more than 30 points. Emanuel registers 44 percent of support in the poll of likely voters, far ahead of lobbyist Gerry Chico at 12 percent.
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Washington (CNN) - The vast majority of Americans see the United States as exceptional, according to a new national poll. But a Gallup poll released Wednesday also indicates that nearly four in ten say they believe President Barack Obama doesn't hold this same view.
Eight out of ten people questioned in the survey say that based on the country's history and constitution, the U.S. has a unique character that makes it the greatest country in the world. The poll suggests there's no partisan divide on the question, with 73 percent of Democrats, 77 percent of independents and 91 percent of Republicans in agreement.
Washington (CNN) - When it comes to public opinion, who's the biggest winner of one of the most productive congressional lame duck sessions in years?
According to a new national poll, it looks like President Barack Obama is that winner, and his strategy of cooperating with congressional Republican leaders may be the key to his success.
Washington (CNN) –President Obama has signed the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell," a policy that banned service members from serving openly in the U.S. military, into law.
The president signed the bill repealing the 17-year ban in front an jubilant crowd of supporters at the Department of Interior. Vice President Joe Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, were among those in attendance.