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
2 months 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
CNN/ORC Poll: Bush 43 now on par with Obama
June 12th, 2014
10:22 AM ET
1 month ago

CNN/ORC Poll: Bush 43 now on par with Obama

Washington (CNN) – My, how the times have changed.

In January 2009, as President George W. Bush was days away from leaving the White House, the unpopular President's favorable rating stood at 35% in a CNN/ORC International survey. The man who was succeeding him, Barack Obama, was fresh from his historic 2008 presidential election victory and had a 78% favorable rating among Americans.

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Another showdown for Lindsey Graham
June 10th, 2014
12:07 PM ET
2 months ago

Another showdown for Lindsey Graham

(CNN) - Five states from Maine to Nevada hold primaries on Tuesday, but the marquee race is in South Carolina, where two-term GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham is hoping to avoid a runoff.

The Palmetto State showdown comes as fellow Republican Sen. Thad Cochran is fighting for his political life in Mississippi. Last week, he was forced into a runoff against a challenger backed by the tea party.

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Filed under: 2014 • Lindsey Graham • South Carolina
June 10th, 2014
11:08 AM ET
2 months ago

Polls: Plurality disapprove of Bergdahl swap for Taliban prisoners

Washington (CNN) - More Americans disapprove than approve of the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for five Taliban prisoners, according to two new national polls.

And the surveys indicate a wide partisan divide over the controversial deal, with most Republicans giving the exchange a thumbs down and a majority of Democrats approving of the swap.

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Filed under: Bowe Bergdahl • Polls
June 9th, 2014
12:26 PM ET
2 months ago

Hillary Clinton by the numbers

Program note: Hillary Clinton will discuss her memoir "Hard Choices" in a town hall meeting at the Newseum in Washington at 5 p.m. ET on June 17. The former secretary of state, senator and first lady will take questions from moderator Christiane Amanpour, CNN's Chief International Correspondent, and members of the audience. The town hall will be simulcast on CNN International and CNN en Espanol.

Washington (CNN) - With her much anticipated memoir hitting bookstores on Tuesday, coverage of Hillary Clinton is exploding this week, from the broadcast networks to cable news to social media.

Polling indicates that the former secretary of state, who says she'll probably decide next year whether she'll make another run for the White House, would instantly become the overwhelming frontrunner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.

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Filed under: 2016 • CNN/ORC International poll • CNN/ORC poll • Hillary Clinton • Poll
Will the race for the White House go through Brooklyn?
June 6th, 2014
04:15 PM ET
2 months ago

Will the race for the White House go through Brooklyn?

(CNN) - New York City's progressive mayor wants Brooklyn to anchor his city's bid to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

In a letter to the Democratic National Committee, Mayor Bill de Blasio wrote that the two-year-old Barclays Center, home to the NBA's Brooklyn Nets, would serve as the principal venue site for the city's convention bid, with other events and accommodations spread across Brooklyn, Manhattan and New York's three other boroughs.

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