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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Bobby Jindal's busy weekends
June 6th, 2014
01:44 PM ET
2 months ago

Bobby Jindal's busy weekends

(CNN) - For many Americans, Friday's ringing in of the weekend brings two days off from work.

But that's definitely not the case over the next three weekends for Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana.

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Filed under: 2016 • Bobby Jindal • South Carolina
June 6th, 2014
11:12 AM ET
2 months ago

What Clinton’s book may tell us about 2016

Washington (CNN) - In her much-anticipated new book, Hillary Clinton distances herself from President Barack Obama, and even from herself. In the process, she seems to come across as both a hawk and a dove.

In "Hard Choices," Clinton appears to try and make sure that a 2002 Senate vote that damaged her 2008 bid for the Democratic presidential nomination doesn't come back to bite her again if she decides to run for the White House in 2016.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton
With primary over, key Senate race turns nasty
June 5th, 2014
05:31 PM ET
2 months ago

With primary over, key Senate race turns nasty

(CNN) - It got ugly pretty quickly in the Senate battle in Iowa, a crucial contest that could decide whether the Republicans take control of the chamber in the midterms.

The campaign of Republican nominee Joni Ernst Thursday charged that the Democratic nominee in the race, Rep. Bruce Braley, is "degrading women by comparing Joni Ernst to a 'chick' in his latest campaign ad."
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Filed under: 2014 • Bruce Braley • Congress • Iowa • Joni Ernst
Poll: Graham close to magic number in primary showdown
June 4th, 2014
02:10 PM ET
2 months ago

Poll: Graham close to magic number in primary showdown

(CNN) - It's one of the biggest political questions in South Carolina right now: Will incumbent Lindsey Graham avoid a runoff in next Tuesday's Senate primary?

A survey released Wednesday indicates that the two-term Republican senator – who's facing off against six primary challengers – is just shy of the 50% he needs to win the contest outright. If Graham fails to top 50%, he would face off two weeks later against the second place finisher in the GOP primary.

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Filed under: 2014 • 2016 • Jeb Bush • South Carolina • South Carolina primary
Rubio in Iowa on eve of key primary
June 2nd, 2014
09:10 AM ET
2 months ago

Rubio in Iowa on eve of key primary

(CNN) - Marco Rubio's in Iowa Monday.

The first-term Republican senator from Florida's in the Hawkeye State to campaign for state senator Joni Ernst, the frontrunner in Tuesday's GOP Senate primary.

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Filed under: 2014 • 2016 • Iowa • Joni Ernst • Marco Rubio • New Hampshire
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