(CNN) - Republican Marco Rubio has taken the lead in Florida's three-way battle for the Senate, according to a new poll. The CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation survey also indicates that the state's gubernatorial battle is dead even.
According to the poll, released Wednesday, 42 percent of likely voters in the Sunshine State now support Rubio, the former Florida House speaker. Thirty-one percent are backing Gov. Charlie Crist, who earlier this year dropped his bid for the GOP nomination and announced he would run for the Senate as an independent candidate.
(CNN) - A new poll indicates that the Democrats are opening up leads in the California battles for senator and governor.
According to a CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation poll released Wednesday, 52 percent of likely voters in the Golden State say they support Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, with 43 percent backing Republican challenger Carly Fiorina.
(CNN) - The wild three-way Senate race in Alaska now appears to be a two-person fight for the top spot, according to a new poll.
A CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Wednesday indicates that 38 percent of likely voters in the state support GOP nominee Joe Miller, with 36 percent saying they back Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who was narrowly defeated by Miller in last month's GOP primary.
(CNN) - Nearly six in ten Americans continue to oppose the war in Afghanistan amid a growing pessimism about the situation the United States faces in that country, according to a new national poll.
A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Wednesday indicates that 44 percent of the public believes things are going well for the United States in Afghanistan, down from 55 percent in March.
According to the poll, 58 percent of Americans oppose the war in Afghanistan, with opposition highest among Democrats.
Washington (CNN) - Fewer than one in five Americans say the new health care reform law will help them personally, but a majority believe the measure will help families across the country, according to a new national poll.
A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Tuesday also indicates that the public remains split over whether the new law should be repealed.
(CNN) - Although more people blame the Republicans than the Democrats for the country's economic problems, a larger number of people think the Republicans are more likely to fix those problems, according to a new national poll.
A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Monday indicates that 41 percent of adult Americans say congressional Republicans are more responsible for the nation's economic problems, with 35 percent saying the Democrats are more to blame, and nearly one in five saying both are equally to blame.
But 47 percent of those questioned say the economic policies of congressional Republicans are more likely to improve economic conditions, with 41 percent saying Democrats in Congress have the better prescriptions, five percent saying both have equally good solutions and five percent saying neither are more likely to improve conditions.
Washington (CNN) – Economic experts may believe the recession is over, but try telling that to the public.
Seventy-four percent of Americans believe the economy is still in a recession, according to a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll. Only 25 percent think the downturn is over.
One-third of Americans say the recession is serious, while another 29 percent characterize it as moderate.
Oshkosh, Wisconsin (CNN) – Wisconsin Senate hopeful Ron Johnson likes to shun labels.
"I'm just a guy from Oshkosh," the millionaire plastics manufacturer told CNN in an interview Wednesday at his campaign headquarters, ticking through his private sector accomplishments and his fondness for recreation league basketball.
Voters would be forgiven if they somehow miss the fact that Johnson, who is hoping to unseat three-term incumbent Sen. Russ Feingold in November, is a Republican. Nowhere on his signage or campaign literature does the word "Republican" appear, and Johnson seems to want to put some space between himself and the party.
(CNN) - A new poll suggests that Republicans are in good shape as they try to win back a Senate seat and the governor's office in Pennsylvania.
According to a CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Wednesday, former Rep. Pat Toomey, the GOP Senate nominee, holds a 49 to 44 percent advantage over Rep. Joe Sestak, the Democratic nominee, among likely voters in Pennsylvania, with seven percent either undecided or supporting a different candidate.
Toomey's five point lead is within the poll's sampling error. The poll indicates that Toomey leads by nine points among Independent voters.
(CNN) – A new poll suggests that Delaware Republicans might have blown their chance to win back a Senate seat long held the by the Democrats.
According to a CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation poll released Wednesday, 55 percent of likely voters in Delaware say that they are backing Democratic Senate nominee Chris Coons, with 39 percent saying they support GOP nominee Christine O'Donnell. Among the wider pool of registered voters, Coons' leads O'Donnell by 25 points.
Last week O'Donnell upset longtime moderate Republican Rep. and former Gov. Mike Castle in the state's primary. O'Donnell, a conservative commentator who launched unsuccessful Senate bids in 2006 and 2008, was supported and helped by Tea Party activists and by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.