April Polls: Pessimism rises over country's direction
April 22nd, 2011
10:08 AM ET
4 years ago

April Polls: Pessimism rises over country's direction

Washington (CNN) - Four national polls conducted this month indicate that pessimism on the direction the country's headed is on the rise.

A CBS News/New York Times survey released Thursday indicates that seven in ten Americans say that things are on the wrong track, with 26 percent saying the country's headed in the right direction. That 70 percent figure is up six points from March and 12 points from February.
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Trump takes on Rove
April 22nd, 2011
09:58 AM ET
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Trump takes on Rove

Washington (CNN) - If Donald Trump runs for president, he won't be looking to former top Bush strategist Karl Rove for advice.

Rove became Trump's latest target in an interview with Fox News Thursday night.
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Romney beats Obama big in New Hampshire, poll shows
April 22nd, 2011
08:44 AM ET
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Romney beats Obama big in New Hampshire, poll shows

(CNN) – President Obama is getting some ominous news out of New Hampshire Friday in a new poll that suggests he will lose the key presidential state by a sizable margin if former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is the Republican nominee.

According to the new survey conducted by Dartmouth College, Romney beats the president in a head-to-head matchup by 8 points, 47 percent to 39 percent. Obama's poor showing against Romney is also the product of his weak approval rating in the Granite State, where only 36 percent of voters there give him positive marks. That compares to a 45 percent approval rating for Obama in New Hampshire in a similar poll one year ago.
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Obama’s personal aide comes out of his shell
April 22nd, 2011
05:13 AM ET
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Obama’s personal aide comes out of his shell

Washington (CNN) – Sometimes seen but rarely heard, President Obama’s personal aide Reggie Love came out of his shell in an interview that aired Thursday night on WRC-TV in Washington.

A member of the 2001 NCAA champion Duke basketball team, Love is known to play ball quite often with Obama.
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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Friday, April 22, 2011
April 22nd, 2011
05:12 AM ET
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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Friday, April 22, 2011

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CNN: Obama makes stop in Los Angeles, wraps up campaign swing
Despite switching an audience of tech executives for Hollywood moguls, President Barack Obama on Thursday night made the same plea for help in his re-election as he wrapped up a two-day west coast campaign swing in Los Angeles. At the first of two fundraisers on the lot of Sony Studios in Culver City, Obama told an audience of about 100 guests he needed the same commitment from them in 2012 that drove them to support his unlikely candidacy four years earlier. "Lets face it, it was not likely that I was going to end up in the Oval Office," Obama said of his supporters' grassroots efforts in his first campaign.

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