September 3rd, 2014
06:16 PM ET
1 month ago

CNN Poll: McConnell holds slim edge in biggest Senate race of 2014

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell holds a slim four-point edge over his Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes in a new CNN/ORC International Poll of one of the most closely watched Senate races of 2014.

McConnell's 4-point advantage, 50%-46%, falls within the survey's 4-point sampling error, furthering emphasizing how close this Kentucky contest remains 62 days before Election Day. The outcome of this election may help decide control of the Senate, influence President Barack Obama's final two years in office and determine the political fate of Kentucky's longest-serving senator.

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N.H. Poll: Scott Brown, Jeanne Shaheen statistically tied
August 21st, 2014
06:50 PM ET
2 months ago

N.H. Poll: Scott Brown, Jeanne Shaheen statistically tied

(CNN) - Republican Scott Brown appears to be closing the gap in his U.S. Senate race against Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire, according to a new survey released Thursday.

The WMUR Granite State Poll indicates Shaheen leads Brown 46% to 44%, with 9% of likely voters undecided. Because the margin is within the survey's sampling error, the candidates are statistically tied.

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Filed under: Jeanne Shaheen • New Hampshire • Polls • Scott Brown • Senate
Gap shrinks between Hillary Clinton and Republicans
August 14th, 2014
08:36 AM ET
2 months ago

Gap shrinks between Hillary Clinton and Republicans

(CNN) – While Hillary Clinton still maintains an advantage over potential GOP rivals in 2016, a new poll shows that her lead is narrowing.

And as her book tour has received extensive coverage, her support has dropped below 50%, according to the McClatchy-Marist poll released Thursday.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Polls
CNN Poll: Trust in government at all-time low
August 8th, 2014
06:00 AM ET
2 months ago

CNN Poll: Trust in government at all-time low

Washington (CNN) – Four decades after President Richard Nixon resigned, a slight majority of Americans still consider Watergate a very serious matter, a new national survey shows. But how serious depends on when you were born.

The CNN/ORC International poll's release comes one day before the 40th anniversary of Nixon's resignation on August 9, 1974. With the Watergate scandal escalating, the second-term Republican president had lost much of his political backing, and he faced almost certain impeachment and the prospects of being removed from office by a Democratic-dominated House and Senate.

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Poll: Clinton tops Christie in his home state
August 6th, 2014
08:27 AM ET
2 months ago

Poll: Clinton tops Christie in his home state

Washington (CNN) – Hillary Clinton is beating New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on his own turf, a new poll finds.

Fifty percent of New Jersey voters - who reelected Christie in 2013 - said they would vote for Clinton over Christie if the presidential election was held today, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll released Wednesday. Forty-two percent of voters said they would pick the New Jersey governor.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • Hillary Clinton • Polls
Congress defined: 'Useless,' 'worthless,' a 'joke'
This word cloud represents the most frequently used words from more than 5,000 submissions on Facebook and Twitter to our #CongressInOneWord challenge.
August 5th, 2014
03:04 PM ET
3 months ago

Congress defined: 'Useless,' 'worthless,' a 'joke'

(CNN) – It can be tough to agree on a single word to describe something that affects every single American.

But when it comes to Congress, the task suddenly doesn't seem so insurmountable.

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Filed under: Congress • Politics • Polls • Social Media
Poll: Majority of Americans feel their representative is part of the problem
August 5th, 2014
09:14 AM ET
3 months ago

Poll: Majority of Americans feel their representative is part of the problem

Washington (CNN) - Note to Congress: Your constituents are turning on you.

For the first time, a majority of Americans said they disapproved of their representative and thought they were part of the problem in Washington, according to a Washington Post-ABC poll out Tuesday. The poll found that 51% of Americans disapprove of the way their own member of Congress is handling his or her job, while 41% approve.

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Filed under: 2014 • Congress • Polls
Poll: Only 3% of voters think Congress is very productive
August 4th, 2014
09:13 AM ET
3 months ago

Poll: Only 3% of voters think Congress is very productive

Washington (CNN) – Democrats are fond of labeling the 113th Congress "the least productive Congress in modern history."

And according to a new poll, a strong majority Americans agree with them.

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Filed under: Congress • Polls
CNN Poll: Percentage who say economy's 'good' on the rise
August 1st, 2014
06:00 AM ET
3 months ago

CNN Poll: Percentage who say economy's 'good' on the rise

Washington (CNN) - Most Americans still say that the economy's in poor shape. But the percentage who describe economic conditions as good continue to slowly but steadily increase, and now stands at its highest level since before the last recession, according to a new national survey.

A CNN/ORC International poll indicates that 58% of those surveyed rates the nation's economic conditions as poor, with 41% saying they are good.

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Filed under: CNN/ORC International poll • Economy
Poll: Obama flirts with all-time low approval in Ohio as Clinton remains strong
July 31st, 2014
10:17 AM ET
3 months ago

Poll: Obama flirts with all-time low approval in Ohio as Clinton remains strong

(CNN) – Ohio voters have soured on President Barack Obama, according to a new survey, but are still upbeat about Hillary Clinton, his possible Democratic successor.

Thirty-six percent of Ohio voters approve of the way Obama is handing his job as president, according to the Quinnipiac University poll, a number that is only three percentage points above the President's Buckeye State low point of 34% in November 2013. Fifty-nine percent of Ohio voters disapprove of how the President's handling his duties.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Ohio • Poll • President Obama
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