June 20th, 2014
10:01 AM ET
1 month ago

Chris Christie's big day

updated at 1:00pm ET Friday

Washington (CNN) - It's an important day for Chris Christie.

Of the nine potential Republican presidential candidates speaking at the fifth annual Road to the Majority conference, which is organized by Ralph Reed's Faith and Freedom Coalition, one may be in the glare of the spotlight more than the others. And that's Christie, the pragmatic conservative governor of New Jersey who's anything but a crowd favorite among some on the right.

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Poll: Romney the frontrunner in 2016?
June 19th, 2014
12:09 PM ET
1 month ago

Poll: Romney the frontrunner in 2016?

(CNN) – He's said over and over that he won't run for the White House a third time, but a new poll indicates that if Mitt Romney changed his mind and made another bid for president, he'd be the frontrunner among Republicans in the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire.

According to the Suffolk University/Boston Herald survey, which was released Thursday, 24% of Granite State Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP say that Romney would be their first choice for their party's presidential nomination.

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Filed under: 2016 • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire • Polls
Christie in spotlight at major social conservative gathering
June 19th, 2014
11:55 AM ET
1 month ago

Christie in spotlight at major social conservative gathering

Washington (CNN) - Ralph Reed can still draw a crowd.

Nine potential Republican presidential candidates will be speaking at the fifth annual Road to the Majority conference, which is organized by Reed's Faith and Freedom Coalition. The event, which kicks off Thursday at a hotel in the nation's capital, is one of the largest annual gatherings of social conservative voters, who are a key part of the Republican Party's base.

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Foreign policy helps push Obama to new low
June 18th, 2014
11:40 AM ET
1 month 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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Tight race and unusual gender gap in Iowa Senate battle
June 18th, 2014
08:32 AM ET
1 month ago

Tight race and unusual gender gap in Iowa Senate battle

(CNN) - It's pretty much all tied up in a crucial Senate contest that could decide whether the Republicans take control of the chamber in November's midterm elections, according to a new poll.

A Quinnipiac University survey of Iowa voters released Wednesday indicates Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley with a slight 44%-40% edge over GOP state Sen. Joni Ernst in the battle to succeed longtime Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin, who is retiring at the end of the year. If the Republicans can flip Harkin's seat and five other Democratic held seats, they would win control of the Senate.

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Filed under: 2014 • Bruce Braley • Iowa • Joni Ernst • Senate • Senate Race
Poll: Can Obama get the job done?
June 18th, 2014
07:34 AM ET
1 month ago

Poll: Can Obama get the job done?

Washington (CNN) - A string of controversies involving federal agencies appears to be taking a toll on President Barack Obama's poll numbers.

A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey indicates that Americans are questioning the President's ability to run the government and lead the country.

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Romney heads to Virginia to help former aide
June 17th, 2014
03:42 PM ET
1 month ago

Romney heads to Virginia to help former aide

(CNN) - Mitt Romney is back on the campaign trail, this time in Virginia.

The former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee will headline a fundraiser Tuesday evening in the Richmond area for GOP Senate nominee Ed Gillespie.

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Filed under: Ed Gillespie • Mitt Romney • Virginia
Hillary Clinton's career in the spotlight
June 17th, 2014
11:21 AM ET
1 month ago

10 things our poll tells us about Hillary Clinton

Editor's note: What do you want to hear from Hillary Clinton? CNN Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour moderates a CNN town hall meeting with Clinton and takes questions from the audience and CNN's event Tumblr at 5 p.m. ET Tuesday.

Washington (CNN) - Do you have a positive impression of Hillary Clinton?

Do you think the former secretary of state will win the White House if she runs for president? And how excited would you be if she does run, and wins?

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June 15th, 2014
08:05 AM ET
1 month ago

How enthusiastic are Democrats about Clinton as nominee?

Washington (CNN) - Most Democrats say they'd support Hillary Clinton if she wins their party's nomination, but a new national survey indicates only a minority are excited about that prospect.

The CNN/ORC International poll released Sunday also indicates the race for the GOP nomination remains a wide open contest with no obvious frontrunner among the potential Republican White House hopefuls.

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Mitt Romney's high-powered gathering
June 12th, 2014
01:52 PM ET
1 month ago

Mitt Romney's high-powered gathering

updated 4:30pm ET

(CNN) - Mitt Romney can still draw a crowd.

Some top supporters and donors from the former Massachusetts governor's two presidential campaigns are gathering starting Thursday for Romney's retreat in Park City, Utah.

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Filed under: 2016 • Mitt Romney
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