Foreign policy helps push Obama to new low
June 18th, 2014
11:40 AM ET
6 months ago

Foreign policy helps push Obama to new low

Washington (CNN) - It's a new low for President Barack Obama.

Facing numerous international challenges, including the new bloodshed in Iraq, the civil war in Syria, and the fighting in Ukraine, as well as the controversial swapping of five Taliban prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay for the release of a U.S. soldier held captive in Afghanistan, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll indicates just 37% of Americans say they approve of how the President's handling foreign policy. That's an all time low in NBC News/Wall Street Journal polling.

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Obama's polls nothing to brag about ahead of big speech
January 27th, 2014
12:22 PM ET
11 months ago

Obama's polls nothing to brag about ahead of big speech

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama's poll numbers are near the lowest of his presidency as he prepares to deliver his State of the Union address on Tuesday.

According to a CNN Poll of Polls compiled on Monday which averages the most recent non-partisan, live operator national surveys, Obama's approval rating stood at  44%, with 51% of Americans giving a thumbs down to Obama's performance in the White House.

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Obama's at 53%
January 18th, 2013
03:18 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama's at 53%

Washington (CNN) - As President Barack Obama gets ready to start his second term in office, an average of the latest surveys indicates that 53% of Americans approve of the job he's doing in office, with 42% giving him a thumbs down.

That's according to a new CNN Poll of Polls, compiled and released Friday, which averages seven non-partisan, live operator national surveys conducted since January 9.
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Filed under: Poll of polls • President Obama
POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Tuesday, May 15, 2012
May 15th, 2012
04:31 AM ET
3 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The CNN Washington Bureau’s morning speed read of the top stories making news from around the country and the world. Click on the headlines for more.

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CNN: Poll: Romney up, Obama down among women
Mitt Romney's support among registered voters who are women has grown and is slightly above President Barack Obama's, according to a poll released Monday. The CBS News/New York Times poll shows Obama's support among female voters dropping five points over the last two months, from 49% to 44%. Romney is up 3 from 43% to 46% within that coveted demographic, according to the survey. The margin is still within the survey's sampling error, however.

CNN: Ron Paul to end active campaigning
An announcement from Rep. Ron Paul indicates that the Republican presidential candidate will no longer actively campaign for the GOP nomination, but will continue to work to secure delegates at upcoming Republican state conventions. "Moving forward, however, we will no longer spend resources campaigning in primaries in states that have not yet voted," said Paul, in a statement released Monday afternoon. "Doing so with any hope of success would take many tens of millions of dollars we simply do not have."

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Filed under: Political Hot Topics • Poll of polls
CNN Poll of Polls: Romney & Cain battle for top spot
October 13th, 2011
11:18 AM ET
3 years ago

CNN Poll of Polls: Romney & Cain battle for top spot

Washington (CNN) – Talk about going from zero to 60 in no time.

Go back just a month or two, and Herman Cain was near the bottom of the field of candidates in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Fast-forward to present day, and the businessman, former Godfather's Pizza CEO and radio talk show host is battling for the top spot.
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Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain • Mitt Romney • Poll of polls • Polls
November 19th, 2010
10:57 AM ET
4 years ago

CNN Poll of Polls: Public split over Obama's job performance

(CNN) – As Obama prepares to work with the new Republican majority in the U.S. House this January, a new CNN Poll of Polls indicates that the public is split over his handling of duties in the White House.

Overall, 47 percent of Americans approve of how Obama is handling his job and 48 percent disapprove, according to the Poll of Polls which was compiled and released on Friday.
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Filed under: Poll of polls • Polls • President Obama
November 1st, 2010
04:56 PM ET
4 years ago

CNN Poll of Polls: Republicans up 8 on election eve

Washington (CNN) – A CNN Poll of Polls compiled and released Monday indicates that 51 percent of likely voters would choose a Republican candidate for Congress if the election were held today. Forty-three percent of likely voters say they would choose a Democratic candidate.

This newest edition of the CNN Poll of Polls is an average of six national polls conducted during the last week of October and released Sunday and Monday: CNN/Opinion Dynamics (10/27-30), Pew Research Center (10/27-30), NBC News/Wall Street Journal (10/28-30), USA Today/Gallup (10/28-31), ABC News/Washington Post (10/25-28), and Reuters-Ipsos (10/28-31). The Poll of Polls does not have a sampling error.
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Filed under: 2010 • Poll of polls • Polls
October 29th, 2010
02:03 PM ET
4 years ago

CNN Poll of Polls: Obama's approval rating on the rise?

Washington (CNN) –Forty-eight percent of Americans approve of how President Barack Obama is handling his job as president, while 45 percent disapprove of his job performance, according to a CNN Poll of Polls compiled and released on Friday. This Poll of Polls suggests that for the first time this election season, more Americans approve of how Obama is managing his duties in the White House.

This newest edition of the CNN Poll of Polls is an average of four national polls conducted from mid-to-late October: Gallup tracking (10/25-27), Newsweek (10/20-21), CBS/New York Times (10/22-26), and McClatchy-Marist (10/22-25). A new Bloomberg survey did not release a presidential approval rating. The Poll of Polls does not have a sampling error.
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Filed under: issues • Poll of polls • Polls • President Obama
October 29th, 2010
12:14 PM ET
4 years ago

CNN Poll of Polls: GOP 48 – Democrats 44

Washington (CNN) - A CNN Poll of Polls compiled and released Friday indicates that 48 percent of likely voters would choose a Republican candidate for Congress if the election were held today, while 44 percent say they would vote for a Democrat.

This newest edition of the CNN Poll of Polls is an average of five national polls conducted from mid-to-late October: Gallup (10/14-24), Newsweek (10/20-21), CBS/New York Times (10/22-26), McClatchy-Marist (10/22-25) and Bloomberg (10/24-26). Approximately 4,500 likely voters were questioned in these surveys. The Poll of Polls does not have a sampling error.
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Filed under: 2010 • Poll of polls • Polls
October 22nd, 2010
12:45 PM ET
4 years ago

CNN Poll of Polls: Americans divided on Obama

Washington (CNN) – Forty-seven percent of Americans approve of how Barack Obama is handling his job as president, while 48 percent disapprove of his job performance, according to a CNN Poll of Polls compiled and released on Friday.

The presidential approval asks respondents if they approve of how Barack Obama is handling his job. It serves as a barometer for Americans' opinion of Obama's job performance. As midterm elections approach, it is also an indicator of what Americans consider as they approach the ballot box.
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Filed under: issues • Poll of polls • Polls • President Obama
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