Washington (CNN) - The Democratic National Committee said Tuesday that it was launching a paid media campaign that targets Republican congressional leaders, blaming them for shutting down the federal government and risking a default on the nation's obligations.
The DNC told CNN that it is beginning the first phase of its campaign with robocalls and online ad campaigns utilizing Twitter and Google ads targeting voters in the home states of House Speaker John Boehner, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Sens. Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz.
Washington (CNN) - Most Americans say the government shutdown is causing a crisis or major problems for the country, according to a new national poll.
And while a CNN/ORC International survey also indicates that slightly more people are angry at Republicans than Democrats or President Barack Obama for the shutdown, it is clear that both sides are taking a hit.
Washington (CNN) - A new national poll offers more evidence that Hillary Clinton, if she runs, would be the overwhelming frontrunner in the battle for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.
A Quinnipiac University survey released Wednesday also indicates that the fight for the Republican nomination would be a wide open contest, and that Clinton holds double digit leads over potential GOP contenders in hypothetical general election matchups.
Updated 10/1/2013 at 2:26pm
Washington (CNN) - It's Day One of the government shutdown and both political parties are blaming each other.
After the Democratic-controlled Senate voted on Tuesday for a fourth time to reject a measure passed by the Republican dominated House to dismantle the new health care law, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid once again blamed the shutdown on the GOP.
Updated 10/1/2013 at 1:36pm
(CNN) - The federal government shutdown is playing out immediately on the campaign trail.
In Virginia, which holds a gubernatorial election in five weeks, the campaigns of Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and businessman and former Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe are both trying to use the shutdown, which began at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, to their advantage.
Washington (CNN) - As the hours wind down toward a possible government shutdown because of a bitter partisan battle over the new health care law, the approval rating for Congress is plummeting to historic lows.
And a CNN/ORC International poll indicates that it's not just Congress and its top leaders that are making history for all the wrong reasons, but also the tea party movement and the Democratic and Republican parties, too.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - Do Americans support or oppose the health care law?
As the clock ticks towards a federal government shutdown over Republican attempts to weaken or eliminate the Affordable Care Act, that question is front and center in the standoff.
Washington (CNN) - If the federal government shuts down starting Tuesday because of a bitter partisan battle over the new health care law, more people say congressional Republicans rather than President Barack Obama would be responsible, according to a new national survey.
A CNN/ORC International poll released Monday morning, hours before funding for the government is scheduled to run out, also indicates that most Americans think Republicans in Congress are acting like spoiled children in this fiscal fight, with the public divided on whether the president is acting like a spoiled child or a responsible adult.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) – As he battles with congressional Republicans over the budget and the debt ceiling, and as a key component of his health care law kicks in, new polling suggests that President Barack Obama's standing among Americans continues to deteriorate
The president's approval rating stands at 45%, according to a CNN average of four national polls conducted over the past week and a half. And a CNN Poll of Polls compiled and released Thursday also indicates that Obama's disapproval rating at 49%.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - With six weeks to go until Election Day and one day until a crucial debate showdown, two new polls indicate Democrat Terry McAuliffe on top of Republican Ken Cuccinelli in the much watched battle for Virginia governor.
And according to both surveys, released Monday night from NBC4/NBC News/Marist and Washington Post/Abt SRBI, McAuliffe's advantage seems to be fueled by his lead among female voters.