Win-win: Dems and Republicans both highlight parts of new CNN/ORC poll
September 14th, 2011
11:27 AM ET
3 years ago

Win-win: Dems and Republicans both highlight parts of new CNN/ORC poll

Washington (CNN) - It's the same poll showing the same numbers, but both Republicans and Democrats see the benefit to their side in the latest CNN/ORC International survey gauging President Barack Obama's approval ratings.

Whether it's the benefits of rain from a dark cloud or that figurative silver lining, both the Republican National Committee and the Democratic National Committee sent emails to supporters Wednesday morning that touted findings from the same poll.
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Obama remains popular in EU, despite domestic woes
September 14th, 2011
11:26 AM ET
3 years ago

Obama remains popular in EU, despite domestic woes

Washington (CNN) – While a new CNN poll has his disapproval at the highest point of his presidency, President Barack Obama’s woes at home do not appear to have tainted the president in the eyes of Europeans even three years after his election was watched around the world.

The Transatlantic Trends 2011 poll, released Wednesday, shows that 75 percent of people polled in the European Union approved of Obama’s handling of international issues. These numbers remain markedly higher than President Bush, who scored a 20 percent in 2008, and other of European leaders, who scored an average of 54 percent.
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Filed under: 2012 • CNN/ORC International poll • Polls • President Obama
RNC boasts fundraising record in August
September 14th, 2011
10:58 AM ET
3 years ago

RNC boasts fundraising record in August

Washington (CNN) - The Republican National Committee raised over $8 million in August, the highest amount the group has raised in an August of a non-election year and reportedly more than $2 million more than their Democratic counterparts.

The RNC said it had raised $8.17 million in August, giving them $9.22 million in cash-on-hand funds. The organization also reported holding $15.9 million in debt. On Monday Reuters reported the Democratic National Committee had raised $5.5 million in August. Official fundraising numbers from the DNC will be released September 20. The DNC refused to comment for this article.
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Gov. Scott's high on Perry and Romney
September 14th, 2011
10:06 AM ET
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Gov. Scott's high on Perry and Romney

(CNN) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Rick Perry's statements about Social Security will not hurt his chances among Sunshine State voters in the 2012 presidential campaign.

"I don't think it's a problem," Scott said on MSNBC Wednesday. "I think everybody realizes it's an issue we have to deal with."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Rick Perry • Rick Scott
Ex-Obama official launches bid to take back Kennedy's old Senate seat
September 14th, 2011
09:12 AM ET
3 years ago

Ex-Obama official launches bid to take back Kennedy's old Senate seat

(CNN) - Saying "I'm going to do this. I'm going to run for the United States Senate," former Obama administration official, consumer advocate, and Harvard Law professor Elizabeth Warren officially launched her bid to try and unseat Republican Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts, who Democrats think may be one of the most vulnerable GOP senators in next year's election.

Warren will kick off her campaign at five stops across the Bay State Wednesday: Boston, New Bedford, Framingham, Worcester and Springfield. Using an outsider approach, Warren listed the reasons she's running in a video on her campaign website early Wednesday morning.
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Filed under: 2012 • Elizabeth Warren • Massachusetts • Scott Brown
Federal Reserve: GOP's whipping boy
September 14th, 2011
08:09 AM ET
3 years ago

Federal Reserve: GOP's whipping boy

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - The Federal Reserve. It's the one institution almost every Republican presidential hopeful loves to hate.

And during the latest CNN debate, the candidates came to play, attacking the central bank with rhetorical broadsides usually reserved for enemies of the state.

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Filed under: 2012 • Federal Reserve • Republicans
Carl Lewis back in the race
September 14th, 2011
07:47 AM ET
3 years ago

Carl Lewis back in the race

(CNN) – After a residency dispute, former Olympian Carl Lewis is officially back on the ballot in a New Jersey state senate race, according to a federal appeals court.

New Jersey Lt. Gov. and Secretary of State Kim Guadagno ruled in April that Lewis was ineligible for the race because he failed to meet state residency requirements.

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Filed under: 2012 • Carl Lewis • New Jersey
CNN Poll: More Americans trust Obama on economy over Republicans in Congress
September 14th, 2011
06:00 AM ET
3 years ago

CNN Poll: More Americans trust Obama on economy over Republicans in Congress

Washington (CNN) – President Obama’s disapproval ratings may be at an all-time high, but in a new CNN/ORC International poll, more Americans say they trust him on economic matters more than they do Republicans in Congress.

The survey released on Wednesday shows that although a lot of Americans are still unsure what’s in the president’s new jobs bill, they like most of the major proposals offered in the plan that was sent to Congress Monday.

Full results (pdf)
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Filed under: Congress • Economy • Jobs • President Obama • Republicans
September 14th, 2011
06:00 AM ET
3 years ago

CNN/ORC Poll – September 9-11 – Economy, Jobs Bill

TOPICS: Obama jobs bill, jobs vs. deficit, mood of nation, Federal Reserve, government regulation

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Filed under: CNN Poll Archive • Extra
POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Wednesday, September 14, 2011
September 14th, 2011
05:59 AM ET
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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Wednesday, September 14, 2011

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CNN: Republican wins Democratic district in New York race to replace Weiner
Republican Bob Turner on Tuesday won the special election in New York's heavily Democratic ninth congressional district - pulling a huge upset that few would have predicted just months ago.
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