CNN/ORC Poll: Majority say Obama's policies will fail
February 3rd, 2014
05:07 PM ET
9 months ago

CNN/ORC Poll: Majority say Obama's policies will fail

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama's approval rating has edged up a bit since the end of last year, according to a new national poll.

But a CNN/ORC International survey also indicates the number of Americans who hope that his policies will succeed has dropped 12 points since last year and a majority now predicts that his policies will fail.
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CNN Poll: Speech watcher reaction less positive than previous years
January 29th, 2014
12:37 AM ET
9 months ago

CNN Poll: Speech watcher reaction less positive than previous years

Washington (CNN) – Less than half of those surveyed who watched President Barack Obama's State of the Union address reacted very positively to it, a new poll showed.

And a while the President emphasized in his speech on Tuesday night that he's willing to bypass Congress and take executive action to accomplish his goals, a CNN/ORC International survey also indicated that only three in 10 said Obama should make unilateral changes to deal with major issues.

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CNN Poll: Public not sold yet on Colorado marijuana law
January 8th, 2014
08:00 PM ET
10 months ago

CNN Poll: Public not sold yet on Colorado marijuana law

Washington (CNN) – Americans may support the general concept of legalizing the use of marijuana, but according to a new national poll, they are taking a wait-and-see attitude toward the way Colorado is actually implementing its new law that makes the sale of marijuana to adults legal.

And a CNN/ORC International survey released Wednesday also indicates that a majority seem to hope that the federal government will lay off Colorado when it comes to enforcing federal law, which still outlaws the sale or possession of pot.

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January 7th, 2014
08:01 PM ET
10 months ago

CNN Poll: Americans say marijuana is less dangerous than booze or tobacco

Washington (CNN) - Americans appear to view marijuana in a class by itself.

According to a new national poll, marijuana is not as wicked as other illegal drugs like heroin and cocaine, and much less dangerous than legal substances like alcohol and tobacco.
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CNN Poll: Support for legal marijuana soaring
January 6th, 2014
08:00 PM ET
10 months ago

CNN Poll: Support for legal marijuana soaring

Washington (CNN) - In a major turnaround from past decades, a majority of Americans support legalizing marijuana, according to a new poll.

The CNN/ORC International survey released Monday also indicated that the number of people who say smoking pot is morally wrong has plunged.
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2014: How are you going to say it?
December 31st, 2013
06:00 AM ET
10 months ago

2014: How are you going to say it?

Washington (CNN) - Say this out loud: 2014.

How did you say it? "Twenty fourteen" or two-thousand and fourteen?"
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CNN Poll: Afghanistan war arguably most unpopular in U.S. history
December 30th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
10 months ago

CNN Poll: Afghanistan war arguably most unpopular in U.S. history

Washington (CNN) – Support for the war in Afghanistan has dipped below 20%, according to a new national poll, making the country's longest military conflict arguably its most unpopular one as well.

The CNN/ORC International survey released Monday also indicates that a majority of Americans would like to see U.S. troops pull out of Afghanistan before the December 2014 deadline.
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Poll: Many Americans feel economy isn't improving
December 27th, 2013
07:29 AM ET
10 months ago

Poll: Many Americans feel economy isn't improving

New York (CNNMoney) – Despite a recent string of positive economic news, Americans say they aren't feeling the improvements.

A new CNN/ORC poll released Friday showed people were pessimistic that the economy was improving. Nearly 70% said the economy is generally in poor shape, and only 32% rated it good.

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December 26th, 2013
04:00 PM ET
10 months ago

2016 CNN Poll: Clinton deadlocked with Christie but leads other GOP presidential possibilities

Washington (CNN) - In a potential preview of the next presidential election, a new national poll suggests Hillary Clinton and Chris Christie would be neck and neck if the 2016 contest were held today.

But a CNN/ORC International survey released Thursday also indicates Clinton leading eight other possible Republican White House hopefuls in hypothetical general election matchups.
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CNN Poll: The BCS got it right, but it has to go
December 26th, 2013
09:03 AM ET
10 months ago

CNN Poll: The BCS got it right, but it has to go

Washington (CNN) - College football fans have a message for the Bowl Championship Series: Good job this year, but it's time to pack it in.

According to a CNN/ORC International Poll released Thursday, 61% of college football fans think the BCS got it right by pitting Florida State against Auburn in the Bowl Championship Series National Championship Game on January 6.
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