CNN Poll: Is Bush still to blame for economy?
February 6th, 2014
04:01 PM ET
2 months ago

CNN Poll: Is Bush still to blame for economy?

Washington (CNN) - Although nearly two-thirds of Americans still give the nation's economy a thumbs down, the percentage who rate the current economic conditions as good now stands at its highest level in six years, according to a new national poll.

And when it comes to the economic blame game, a CNN/ORC International survey released Thursday also indicates that the percentage of people who still blame former President George W. Bush and the Republicans more than President Barack Obama and the Democrats for the country's economic problems is dropping.

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Filed under: CNN/ORC poll • Economy • Polls
Poll: If not Clinton, then what kind of Democrat?
February 5th, 2014
10:12 AM ET
2 months ago

Poll: If not Clinton, then what kind of Democrat?

Washington (CNN) - It may be the least hyped but most surprising number in a new CNN/ORC International poll on the next race for the White House.

According to the survey, 70% of Democrats and independents who lean toward the Democratic Party say they'd be likely to support Hillary Clinton as their party's nominee.

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CNN Poll: Majority of Americans expect terrorist attack at Olympics
February 5th, 2014
06:00 AM ET
2 months ago

CNN Poll: Majority of Americans expect terrorist attack at Olympics

(CNN) - Nearly six in 10 Americans think a terrorist attack will likely happen in Sochi during the Winter Olympics, according to a new CNN/ORC International poll released Wednesday, two days before the opening ceremony.

Islamist militants have warned of attacks as Russia makes final preparations for the sporting events in the South Russia region.

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Filed under: CNN/ORC International poll • Russia • Terrorism
Poll: Majority of Americans want government to reduce income gap
February 5th, 2014
06:00 AM ET
2 months ago

Poll: Majority of Americans want government to reduce income gap

(CNN) – A majority of Americans surveyed believe the government should work to reduce the income gap between rich and the poor, according to a new national poll.

A CNN/ORC International survey released Wednesday indicates more than six in 10 Americans strongly or somewhat agree that the government should work to narrow that gap, compared to 30% who believe it should not.

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Filed under: CNN/ORC International poll • Economy
CNN/ORC Poll: Majority say Obama's policies will fail
February 3rd, 2014
05:07 PM ET
2 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/ORC Poll: Debt Ceiling blame game
February 3rd, 2014
04:34 PM ET
2 months ago

CNN/ORC Poll: Debt Ceiling blame game

Washington (CNN) - More Americans would blame Republicans in Congress than President Barack Obama if the nation's debt ceiling is not raised, according to a new national poll.

The release of the CNN/ORC International survey on Monday came as Treasury Secretary Jack Lew issued yet another public warning to Congress to act quickly to extend the nation's borrowing authority.
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Filed under: CNN poll • Congress • Debt • President Obama
Florida ’16  poll: Christie falls farther behind Clinton while Jeb Bush gains ground
January 31st, 2014
09:51 AM ET
3 months ago

Florida ’16 poll: Christie falls farther behind Clinton while Jeb Bush gains ground

(CNN) – Another new poll from a crucial state in presidential election years indicates Gov. Chris Christie has lost support in Florida and would trail potential Democratic contender Hillary Clinton by 16 percentage points in the Sunshine State.

According to the Quinnipiac University survey, Christie has the backing of 9% of registered Republicans in the state, down from 14% in November.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • Florida • Hillary Clinton • Jeb Bush • Polls
Florida poll: Charlie Crist leads incumbent Gov. Rick Scott
January 30th, 2014
10:09 AM ET
3 months ago

Florida poll: Charlie Crist leads incumbent Gov. Rick Scott

(CNN) – Ex-Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, vying to reclaim his former post, has a 46%-38% lead over incumbent GOP Gov. Rick Scott in this year's governor's race, according to a Quinnipiac University survey released Thursday.

The poll shows that the Republican-turned Democrat is ahead of Scott on most issues, and a majority of registered voters don't think Scott deserves a second term.

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Filed under: 2014 • Charlie Crist • Florida • Polls • Rick Scott
Polls: Clinton still ahead, GOP field wide open
January 30th, 2014
09:23 AM ET
3 months ago

Polls: Clinton still ahead, GOP field wide open

(CNN) – A new national poll released Thursday morning indicates potential Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton continues to have an overwhelming lead over other possible 2016 Democratic candidates, while former frontrunner Gov. Chris Christie is still losing ground among his potential GOP rivals.

Separately, a New Hampshire survey shows a similar outcome, with Clinton ahead and no clear GOP frontrunner in the crucial primary state.

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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • Hillary Clinton • Polls • Uncategorized
CNN Poll: Speech watcher reaction less positive than previous years
January 29th, 2014
12:37 AM ET
3 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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