May 6th, 2011
12:00 PM ET
4 years ago

CNN/Opinion Research Poll – April 29-May 1 – Donald Trump, Birther Controversy

TOPICS: Opinion of Donald Trump personal characteristics; was Barack Obama born in U.S.?

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Filed under: CNN Poll Archive • Extra
CNN Poll: Does Trump have the right stuff to be president?
May 6th, 2011
11:50 AM ET
4 years ago

CNN Poll: Does Trump have the right stuff to be president?

Washington (CNN) - Most Americans don't think that Donald Trump has many of the traits they typically look for in a president - including honesty, empathy, and an ability to manage the government, according to a new national poll.

But a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Friday does indicate that the public says the billionaire businessman, real estate mogul and reality TV star is intelligent, tough enough to handle a crisis and not a typical politician. Trump has been flirting with running for the White House and says he'll announce by June whether he'll launch a bid for the Republican presidential nomination.
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Filed under: 2012 • CNN Polls • Donald Trump • Polls
CNN to release all debate footage without restrictions
May 6th, 2011
11:21 AM ET
4 years ago

CNN to release all debate footage without restrictions

(CNN) - All footage from the upcoming CNN/WMUR/New Hampshire Union Leader debate will be made available to the public without any restrictions, the network announced Friday.

As previously announced, CNN will team up with WMUR and the Union Leader to host a GOP primary debate in the first-in-the-nation primary state on June 13.
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Pawlenty: Don’t censor Bin Laden photos
May 6th, 2011
10:38 AM ET
4 years ago

Pawlenty: Don’t censor Bin Laden photos

Greenville, South Carolina (CNN) – Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, a likely candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, called on President Barack Obama to release photos of Osama bin Laden's body Friday.

Speaking to a group of reporters the morning after his appearance in the first GOP presidential debate, Pawlenty said Al Qaeda's admission that bin Laden is dead does not settle the debate over releasing the photographs.
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Filed under: 2012 • Tim Pawlenty
8 in 10 Americans: Economy is in poor shape
May 6th, 2011
09:35 AM ET
4 years ago

8 in 10 Americans: Economy is in poor shape

New York (CNNMoney) – More than 80% of Americans surveyed say the economy is in poor shape, with unemployment still the public's top concern, according to the latest CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey.

Not everyone is down in the dumps. Seventeen percent of Americans say the economy is somewhat good. Only 1% say the economy is very good.

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Filed under: CNN poll • CNNMoney.com • Economy • Polls
Paul pulls in big cash
May 6th, 2011
08:59 AM ET
4 years ago

Paul pulls in big cash

(CNN) – The Fox News Republican presidential debate may have drawn little national attention and few top tier candidates, but it has proved to be a fundraising boon for Texas Rep. Ron Paul.

According to Paul’s campaign website, the likely presidential candidate who was extraordinarily successful in raising cash in 2008 is at it again – to the tune of more than $1 million in an online cash push dubbed a “money bomb.”
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April jobs report: RNC reacts
May 6th, 2011
08:55 AM ET
4 years ago

April jobs report: RNC reacts

(CNN) - Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus issued the following statement to the April jobs report:
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Economy adds 244k jobs in April
May 6th, 2011
08:50 AM ET
4 years ago

Economy adds 244k jobs in April

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - The jobs recovery picked up speed in April, as business payrolls swelled and the unemployment rate rose as more people returned to the workforce.

The economy added 244,000 jobs in the month, the Labor Department reported Friday. That's up from the 235,000 jobs gained in March. Economists surveyed by CNNMoney were expecting a slight slowdown to a gain of just 185,000 jobs.
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May 6th, 2011
06:00 AM ET
4 years ago

CNN/Opinion Research Poll – April 29-May 1 – Economy

TOPICS: Economic conditions, top economic problem, Bush or Obama more responsible for economic problems

Full results (pdf)


Filed under: CNN Poll Archive • Extra
POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Friday, May 6, 2011
May 6th, 2011
04:25 AM ET
4 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Friday, May 6, 2011

The CNN Washington Bureau’s morning speed read of the top stories making news from around the country and the world. Click on the headlines for more.

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CNN: Trove of data found at bin Laden hideout provides first specific alert
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security released a notice tied to rail security Thursday. The unclassified notice to "federal, state, local and tribal partners" says that, in February 2010, al Qaeda members discussed a plan to derail trains in the United States by placing obstructions on tracks, according to a law enforcement source who received the notice. The plan was to be executed this fall to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

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