(CNN)- More than half the nation believes the economy is in a recession or depression according to a new Gallup survey, despite White House assurances that the economy is growing.
The Thursday poll reveals that 26 percent of Americans say the economy is in a recession and 29 percent say it is in a depression on the same day that Austan Goolsbee, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, released a statement saying the economy posted the "seventh straight quarter of positive growth."
Washington (CNN) – Some new poll numbers out of Pennsylvania may not make President Barack Obama's re-election team jump for joy.
A Quinnipiac University survey released Thursday indicates that 53 percent of Pennsylvania voters disapprove of the job the president's doing in the White House, with 42 percent saying they approve of how Obama's handling his duties.
Washington (CNN) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is having a good year so far. According to a Quinnipiac University poll, his job approval rating rose from 56 percent among registered voters in February to 64 percent in April.
And approving of how the first-term Democratic head of state is handling his duties as governor is something Democrats, Republicans, and independents can agree on. Almost six in 10 Republicans say they approve of how Cuomo is handling his job and 66 percent of both Democrats and independents say the same.
Washington (CNN) – Americans are divided over whether President Barack Obama or congressional Republicans would shoulder more of the blame if there's a government shutdown later this week, according to a new national poll.
A Pew Research Center survey released Monday indicates that 39 percent of the public say Republicans in Congress would be more to blame for a shutdown of some government services and offices, with 36 percent saying the Obama administration, and 16 percent saying both sides would shoulder the blame.
(CNN) – A plurality of California voters say they'd be inclined to vote to re-elect Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein next year, according to a new poll.
A Field Poll released Thursday indicates that by a 46 to 42 percent margin, California voters say they'd be inclined to vote to re-elect Feinstein next year when she runs for a fourth full term in office. Twelve percent of those questioned were unsure.
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.
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.
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.