Polls: Americans approve of military action in Libya
Libyans gather around the wreckage of a US F-15 fighter jet in Ghot Sultan, South-East of Benghazi
March 23rd, 2011
11:34 AM ET
3 years ago

Polls: Americans approve of military action in Libya

Washington (CNN) - A new Gallup poll indicates that a plurality of Americans approve of military action against Libya. Forty-seven percent say that they approve of the current U.S. military actions in Libya, with 37 percent saying they disapprove, according to the survey, which was released Wednesday.

The poll questioned respondents after the U.S. joined other countries in enforcing a United Nations-approved no-fly zone over Libya, where longtime strongman Moammar Gadhafi is engaged in attacks against groups trying to topple his government.
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Filed under: CNN poll • Libya • Poll
CNN Poll: Most say govt. shutdown bad; Tea Party disagrees
March 15th, 2011
02:49 PM ET
3 years ago

CNN Poll: Most say govt. shutdown bad; Tea Party disagrees

Washington (CNN) - Most Americans say that a federal government shutdown would be bad for the country, according to a new national poll.

But a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey also indicates that Democrats and Republicans don't see eye to eye on the issue, and self-described Tea Party movement supporters say such a shutdown, even for a long period of time, would be a good thing. The poll's Tuesday release came just before the House of Representatives voted to continue funding the federal government for three weeks, a major step towards temporarily avoiding a possible government shutdown.

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Poll: Global warming fears cooling
March 14th, 2011
10:31 AM ET
3 years ago

Poll: Global warming fears cooling

(CNN) – Americans' perceptions of the issue of global warming appear to be cooling.

In a Gallup Poll released Monday, 51 percent of respondents said they "worry a great deal or fair amount" about global warming, down from 66 percent in 2008.
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Filed under: Global Warming • Poll
Poll: Obama's Iowa numbers tick up
February 25th, 2011
01:01 PM ET
3 years ago

Poll: Obama's Iowa numbers tick up

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama's numbers are on the rise in the state that launched him towards the White House, according to a new poll.

A Des Moines Register survey released Friday indicates that the president's overall approval rating among Iowans stands at 48 percent, with 47 percent saying they disapprove of the job Obama's doing in the White House. The president's 48 percent approval is up 3 points from September, and is his highest approval in Iowa in Des Moines Register polling since November 2009. And among independent voters, the poll indicates Obama's numbers are on the rise.
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Filed under: Poll • President Obama
New poll identifies most liberal and conservative states
February 25th, 2011
09:58 AM ET
3 years ago

New poll identifies most liberal and conservative states

Washington (CNN) - Americans are far more likely to self identify as conservatives rather than as a liberals or moderate, according to a new Gallup poll released Friday.

The state with the most conservatives in the U.S. for 2010 was Mississippi, with 50.1 percent claiming conservative political views. Gallup also reported that 50.1 percent is the largest majority ever seen in the three years they have conducted this survey. Other states, including Idaho and Alabama, came in close at a little over 48 percent each.
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Poll: Majority oppose stripping govt. workers bargaining rights
February 23rd, 2011
09:32 AM ET
3 years ago

Poll: Majority oppose stripping govt. workers bargaining rights

Washington (CNN) – A majority of Americans say they oppose attempts to take away the collective bargaining rights of public unions, according to a new national poll.

A USA Today/Gallup survey released Wednesday indicates that 61 percent of the public would oppose a move in their state to pass a bill that would take away some of the collective bargaining rights of union government workers, with one in three saying they'd support such a move.
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Filed under: Poll • Scott Walker
Kennedy remains most popular modern president
December 6th, 2010
11:28 AM ET
3 years ago

Kennedy remains most popular modern president

(CNN) – Nearly fifty years after he was assassinated, President John F. Kennedy remains the highest rated modern president, according to a new Gallup Poll.

Kennedy earned an 85 percent retrospective job approval rating, the highest among the nine U.S. presidents who have served in the past 50 years. Ronald Reagan ranked second with a 74 percent approval rating.
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Filed under: Bill Clinton • George W. Bush • Jimmy Carter • John F. Kennedy • Poll • Richard Nixon
October 5th, 2010
02:21 PM ET
4 years ago

Poll: Cuomo leads Paladino by 24 points

(CNN) - A new poll of New Yorkers indicates that state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, the Democrats' nominee, leads Republican nominee Carl Paladino 56 to 32 percent among likely voters in the state's gubernatorial battle. Eleven percent of people questioned in the Siena College survey released Tuesday say they are undecided.

Cuomo's 24 point lead compares to a 15 point advantage he held over Paladino, a Buffalo businessman and developer, in a Marist College poll released last week.
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Filed under: 2010 • Andrew Cuomo • Carl Paladino • New York • Poll
October 5th, 2010
12:45 PM ET
4 years ago

Most Tea Partiers call America a Christian nation, study finds

(CNN) - Members of the Tea Party movement tend to be Christian conservatives, not libertarians, and are more likely than even white evangelical Christians to say the United States is a Christian nation, a detailed new study has found.

More than half of self-identified Tea Party members say America is a Christian nation, while just over four out of 10 white evangelicals believe that – the same as the proportion of the general population that says so.

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Filed under: Poll • Tea Party movement
September 30th, 2010
11:51 AM ET
4 years ago

Second straight poll shows Rubio lead widening

(CNN) – Two straight days, two straight polls showing Republican Marco Rubio with a double-digit lead in Florida's wild three-way Senate battle.

A new Quinnipiac University survey indicates that 46 percent of likely voters in the Sunshine State support Rubio, the former Florida House speaker and the GOP Senate nominee. Thirty-three percent back 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.

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Filed under: 2010 • Florida • Marco Rubio • Poll • Polls
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