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.
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.
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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(CNN) - Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is discovering that laying the ground work for a presidential run can take a political toll back home.
According to a new survey from Minnesota Public Radio and the Humphrey Institute, 54 percent of Minnesotans aren't too keen on the governor's frequent out of state trips, which usually include visits to important presidential nominating states. Only 31 percent of voters approve of his busy travel schedule.
In even worse news for Pawlenty, Minnesota Republicans apparently would prefer Mitt Romney as their presidential choice than their own governor.
Stacked up against Romney, Pawlently loses 45-32 percent. In a matchup against Sarah Palin, Pawlenty comes out on top 59-24 percent.
(CNN) – Voter turnout could be crucial in the battle between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his Republican challenger, Sharron Angle, and a new poll indicates that Republican voters in the state are more energized than their Democratic counterparts.
According to a Reuters/Ipsos survey of Nevada voters released Tuesday, 81 percent of Republicans say they are certain to vote on November 2, 17 points higher than the 64 percent of Democrats who say they'll vote in the midterm elections.
The poll indicates that Reid leads Angle 48 to 44 percent among likely voters. Among the larger poll of registered voters, Reid holds a 52 to 36 percent advantage.
"He (Reid) is well within her striking distance," says Ipsos pollster Julia Clark. "I think this one will go down to the wire and it will absolutely depend on turnout."
Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama is getting rave reviews in the District of Colombia and Hawaii, but he's not playing as well in Wyoming, Utah, Idaho and West Virginia, according to newly released national poll numbers.
A Gallup survey released Monday indicates that during the first half of 2010, 85 percent of residents in the District of Columbia approved of the job Obama was doing as president, with 68 percent of Hawaiians giving him a thumbs up.
Democrats overwhelmingly dominate in Washington D.C. and they also greatly outnumber Republicans in Hawaii, the state where Obama spent much of his childhood and teenaged years.