Tampa, Florida (CNN) - Hours before the start of the first-ever CNN/Tea Party Republican debate, a new national survey indicates that Texas Gov. Rick Perry is maintaining his lead in the race for the GOP presidential nomination.
And according to a CNN/ORC International Poll, what appears to be Perry's greatest strength - the perception among Republicans that he is the candidate with the best chance to beat President Barack Obama in 2012 - seems to be exactly what the GOP rank and file are looking for.
(CNN) – With ongoing fighting in Libya, Americans are worried about the future of the African country, worry that outweighs any positive emotions about recent events in the country, according to a new survey.
The CNN/ORC Poll released Tuesday showed two thirds of Americans predict Libya will now see widespread violence, similar to that in Iraq after the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003. Three in ten believed that civil order will be restored in Libya.
(CNN) – Ten years ago only one-quarter of Americans reported having a favorable view of Muslim countries. According to a new CNN/ORC International poll released Tuesday, that number hasn't changed.
When asked about their opinion of Muslim countries, a plurality of Americans-42 percent-said they have an unfavorable view. One quarter had a favorable opinion and 32 percent didn't have strong feelings one way or the other.
Washington (CNN) - Support for U.S. military action in Libya has skyrocketed nearly 20 points in the wake of this week's events in Tripoli, but most Americans don't see the rebel advances in Libya as a victory for the United States, according to a new national survey.
And a CNN/ORC International Poll released Friday also indicates that while President Barack Obama's approval rating on Libya has grown, his overall job rating has not budged.
Washington (CNN) – Roughly half of all Americans say they have made some preparations for an emergency like a hurricane, according to a new national survey. But unfortunately, a CNN/ORC International Poll released Friday indicates that the regions that are least likely to be prepared are urban areas in the Northeast, and many of them may be in the path of Hurricane Irene.
According to the survey, 45 percent of all Americans say they have a stockpile of food and water in their homes in case of a terrorist attack or a natural disaster like a hurricane or earthquake. Those figures are highest in the South and the West - where hurricanes and earthquakes are most frequent - but only 36 percent of Northeasterners say they have emergency supplies of food and water.
Washington (CNN) – Barack Obama's base is behind another term for the president, according to a new CNN/ORC International poll.
Seven in 10 Democrats say they'd like to see Obama as their party's presidential nominee next year.
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(CNN) - A majority of Americans disapprove of the deal struck Sunday by President Barack Obama and congressional leaders that will raise the country's legal borrowing limit, and three out of four believe elected officials have acted like "spoiled children."
According to a CNN/ORC International poll conducted Monday during a House of Representatives vote on the legislation, 52 percent of Americans say they are opposed to the debt ceiling deal while 44 percent are in favor of it. The Senate passed the legislation Tuesday in a 74-26 vote.
(CNN) - While most Americans are feeling a fiscal pinch, a new poll reveals a stunning amount of pessimism over the long-term outlook of the nation's economy.
According to a CNN/ORC poll released Monday, 84 percent of Americans feel the economy is in poor shape. While some expect economic conditions to improve, a majority-59 percent-believes the economy will still be in poor shape one year from now. It's the first time in the 14 years that CNN has asked the question that a majority has been pessimistic about the country's economic future.
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Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama's approval rating is down to 45 percent, driven in part by growing dissatisfaction on the left with the president's track record in office, according to a new national survey.
A CNN/ORC International Poll also indicates that the Republican "brand" is taking a beating in the minds of Americans.
Washington (CNN) - As Texas Gov. Rick Perry comes closer and closer to jumping into the race for the White House, he's also close to the top of a new national survey in the battle for the GOP presidential nomination.
A CNN/ORC International Poll released Friday indicates that 14 percent of Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP pick Perry as their first choice for their party's nomination, just two points behind former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who's making his second bid for the White House. Romney's two point margin over Perry is within the survey's sampling error.