Washington (CNN) – A week and a half into a partial government shutdown and one week before a crucial deadline to raise the nation's debt ceiling, new polls indicate that Americans are angry and are blaming both political parties for the impasse.
Sixty percent of people questioned in an NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey released Thursday say if given the chance to vote to defeat every single member of Congress, including their own representative, they would. That's the highest level ever recorded on that question in NBC News/Wall Street Journal polling. FULL POST
(CNN) – With less than four weeks to go until Election Day in Virginia, a new poll indicates Democrat Terry McAuliffe holds a slight eight percentage point lead over Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli in the battle for governor.
According to a Quinnipiac University survey released Thursday morning, 47% of likely voters in Virginia's November 5 election say they back McAuliffe, a businessman and former chairman of the Democratic National Committee who's making his second bid for governor. Thirty-nine percent of those questioned say they support Cuccinelli, with Libertarian Party candidate Robert Sarvis polling at eight percent, and five percent unsure.
(CNN) - Less than a month before Election Day, Republican Gov. Chris Christie maintains a significant lead over his Democratic challenger Barbara Buono in his re-election bid for governor of New Jersey, according to a poll released Thursday.
And while the Quinnipiac University survey shows the incumbent governor ahead of Buono, a state senator, by a margin of 62%-33% among likely voters, it also indicates that voters largely disagree with Christie on his opposition to legalizing same-sex marriage in the Garden State.
Washington (CNN) - More Americans name government dysfunction rather than anything else as the top problem facing the country right now, according to a new national poll.
One-third of those questioned in a Gallup survey released Wednesday say that dissatisfaction with government and elected representatives is the top issue ailing the nation. That's the highest percentage for government dysfunction in the nearly 75 years Gallup has been asking the question.
(CNN) – Democratic nominee Cory Booker maintains his 12 percentage point lead over Republican rival Steve Lonegan one week before Election Day, according to a poll released Wednesday.
The Quinnipiac University survey shows Booker, mayor of Newark, has a 53%-41% lead among likely New Jersey voters over Lonegan, former mayor of Bogota, in the special Senate race held to fill the remainder of the term of late Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg.
Washington (CNN) - Most Americans say the government shutdown is causing a crisis or major problems for the country, according to a new national poll.
And while a CNN/ORC International survey also indicates that slightly more people are angry at Republicans than Democrats or President Barack Obama for the shutdown, it is clear that both sides are taking a hit.
Washington (CNN) – More than seven out of 10 Americans disapprove of the government shutdown, and they say they're angrier than they've been about the way things are going in Washington.
The CBS News poll, which was conducted after the shutdown began and was released Thursday night, indicates 72% of Americans are not in favor of the shutdown that resulted from disagreements over the federal health care law.
Washington (CNN) - A new national poll offers more evidence that Hillary Clinton, if she runs, would be the overwhelming frontrunner in the battle for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.
A Quinnipiac University survey released Wednesday also indicates that the fight for the Republican nomination would be a wide open contest, and that Clinton holds double digit leads over potential GOP contenders in hypothetical general election matchups.
Washington (CNN) - Support for background checks for all gun-buyers remains high, but more than six in 10 American voters say tougher gun laws would not have prevented last month's Washington Navy Yard Shooting, according to a new poll.
(CNN) – Surveys indicate that most Americans didn't think shutting down the government in an attempt to dismantle the new health care law was a good idea.
They apparently feel the same way about blocking an increase in the nation's debt ceiling to stop Obamacare, according to a new national poll released on Wednesday.FULL STORY