The most important poll number in 2014?
March 12th, 2014
11:27 AM ET
1 month ago

The most important poll number in 2014?

Washington (CNN) – With the midterm elections less than eight months away, and with Republicans framing the battles for control of the U.S. House and Senate as a referendum on President Barack Obama and his signature health care law, the President's approval rating will increasingly be under the spotlight.

According to a new CNN Poll of Polls that averages four new national surveys that measure the President's approval rating, 44% of Americans say they approve of the job Obama's doing in the White House, with 52% giving him a thumbs down.

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Filed under: 2014 • CNN Poll of polls • President Obama
Obama doubles down on 'Year of Action," in remarks to DNC
February 28th, 2014
12:32 PM ET
2 months ago

Obama doubles down on 'Year of Action," in remarks to DNC

Washington (CNN) – In a speech aimed at rallying his party's base, President Obama painted Republicans as only focused on "opportunity for a few" in an address laying out his vision for the midterm elections to fellow Democrats Friday night.

In a return to his "year of action" theme, the President discussed the upcoming release of his 2015 budget as well as what he thinks the party should be fighting for during remarks to the Democratic National Committee's Winter Meeting here in the nation's capital.

"The choice could not be clearer. Opportunity for a few or opportunity for all, that’s what this election is about. As Democrats, we have a different idea of what the future looks like – an idea rooted in our conviction that our economy grows best not from the top down, but from the middle out. That’s what an opportunity agenda offers," Obama said.
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President at 42% on Presidents Day
February 17th, 2014
08:59 AM ET
2 months ago

President at 42% on Presidents Day

Washington (CNN) - As President Barack Obama marks his sixth Presidents Day in office, his approval ratings remain near the lowest of his presidency.

According to a CNN Poll of Polls compiled Monday, which averages the most recent non-partisan, live operator national surveys, the President's approval rating stands at 42%, with 53% of Americans giving a thumbs down to Obama's performance in the White House.

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Filed under: CNN Poll of polls • President Obama
Have Obama's falling numbers stabilized?
December 11th, 2013
02:31 PM ET
4 months ago

Have Obama's falling numbers stabilized?

Washington (CNN) - Forty-two percent.

That's where President Barack Obama's approval ratings stands in a new CNN Poll of Polls that averages the seven national surveys released over the past 48 hours (with six of the seven coming in the past day).

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Obama at 42% approval in new average of latest polls
December 10th, 2013
06:10 PM ET
4 months ago

Obama at 42% approval in new average of latest polls

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama's approval rating stands at 42% in a new CNN Poll of Polls that averages four new national surveys, with 53% saying they disapprove of the job the President's doing in the White House.

The Poll of Polls averages the four non-partisan, live operator national surveys conducted over the past week that measure Obama's approval rating: Gallup daily tracking poll (Dec. 7-9); Quinnipiac University (Dec.3-9); Pew Research (Dec.3-8) and Marist/McClatchy (Dec. 3-5). Since it is an average of multiple surveys, the Poll of Polls does not have a sampling error.
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Obama approval higher than Bush, but lower than Clinton, Reagan
November 28th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
5 months ago

Obama approval higher than Bush, but lower than Clinton, Reagan

Washington (CNN) - Forty-one percent.

That's where President Barack Obama's approval rating stands this Thanksgiving, according to a new CNN Poll of Polls that averages the latest national surveys asking Americans to assess the job he is doing.
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Forced spending cuts cutting into Obama's numbers?
March 5th, 2013
02:11 PM ET
1 year ago

Forced spending cuts cutting into Obama's numbers?

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama's approval rating appears to be edging down.

A new CNN Poll of Polls, which averages the most recent non-partisan, live operator, national surveys on the president's approval rating, puts Obama's approval at 48% approval, with 45% saying they disapprove of the job he's doing in the White House. That 48% approval rating is down four points from a CNN Polls of Polls from mid-February which had the president at 52%.
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Filed under: CNN Poll of polls • Debt • Deficit • Polls • President Obama
National polls all tied up
November 5th, 2012
03:22 PM ET
1 year ago

National polls all tied up

Washington (CNN) – The day before the presidential election, an average of the eight national polls released Sunday and Monday indicates the race for the White House is all knotted up.

A CNN Poll of Polls compiled and released Monday afternoon indicates President Barack Obama at 49% and Republican nominee Mitt Romney at 48% among likely voters nationwide.

Watch CNN's comprehensive coverage of Election Day starting at 6 p.m. ET Tuesday on CNN TV and follow online at CNN.com or via CNN's apps for iPhone, iPad and Android. For up-to-the-minute results, go to cnn.com/results and for our real-time Election Day live blog, check out cnn.com/conversation. Need other reasons to watch Election Day coverage on CNN's platforms? Click here for our list.
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Filed under: 2012 • CNN Poll of polls • Polls
Poll of Polls: Margin is thin in New Hampshire, Iowa
November 5th, 2012
02:52 PM ET
1 year ago

Poll of Polls: Margin is thin in New Hampshire, Iowa

(CNN) – New polls released Monday indicate the presidential race is neck and neck in two battleground states.

A CNN Poll of Polls show President Barack Obama has a narrow two-point edge over Mitt Romney in New Hampshire, 50%-48%, and a three-point edge over his Republican challenger in Iowa, 48%-45%.

Watch CNN's comprehensive coverage of Election Day starting at 6 p.m. ET Tuesday on CNN TV and follow online at CNN.com or via CNN's apps for iPhone, iPad and Android. For up-to-the-minute results, go to cnn.com/results and for our real-time Election Day live blog, check out cnn.com/conversation. Need other reasons to watch Election Day coverage on CNN's platforms? Click here for our list.
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Filed under: 2012 • CNN Poll of polls • Iowa • New Hampshire • Pennsylvania • Polls
All tied up just before final faceoff
October 22nd, 2012
09:27 AM ET
1 year ago

All tied up just before final faceoff

Boca Raton, Florida (CNN) – Hours before the final presidential debate, a new average of the latest non-partisan, live operator, national polls indicates a dead heat between the two presidential candidates in the race for the White House.

According to a CNN Poll of Polls compiled and released Monday morning, 47% of likely voters say they support President Barack Obama, with an equal amount saying they back Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

Watch CNN's coverage of Monday's third and final presidential debate starting at 7 p.m. ET on CNN TV, CNN.com and via CNN's apps for iPhone, iPad and Android. Web users can become video editors with our clip-and-share feature that allows them to share favorite debate moments on Facebook and Twitter. Join the discussion on our live blog, and get comprehensive coverage on our debates page. Need other reasons to watch the debate on CNN's platforms? Click here for our list.

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Filed under: 2012 • CNN Poll of polls • Polls • Presidential Debates
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