Washington (CNN) - If Donald Trump decides to run for the White House, he would just barely crack double digits in the crowded field of potential GOP candidates, but his entry into the race could hurt former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, according to a new national poll.
A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Wednesday also indicates that Democrats may have started to close the enthusiasm gap that plagued them in last year's midterm elections.
Washington (CNN) - Politics is serious business - but not all the time.
From comic to pundit
Comedian Jimmy Fallon lit into President Obama for his trip to Latin America all the while dealing with the war in Libya.
"It feels like, to me, that President Obama is playing soccer in Rio with kids, and Hillary Clinton seems to be really stepping up, almost like she's being very presidential, I feel like. Isn't it weird?" he said during an interview with NBC News anchor Brian Williams on his late-night show.
TOPICS: 2012 GOP nominee (with and without Donald Trump as a candidate), do Democrats want to renominate Obama, enthusiasm gap
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) - A new poll suggests that controversies surrounding the District of Columbia's new mayor are taking a toll in the eyes of voters.
Only 31 percent of registered voters in the nation's capital say they approve of the job new Mayor Vincent Gray is doing in office, with four in ten saying they disapprove and 29 percent unsure.
(CNN) - A new poll suggests that Ohio Gov. John Kasich's new budget and his push to try and limit the collective bargaining rights of some public sector union workers are not sitting well with many Buckeye state voters.
According to a Quinnipiac University survey released Wednesday, 46 percent of registered voters in Ohio disapprove of the job the new Republican governor's doing, with three in ten approving of how Kasich's handling his duties and nearly a quarter unsure. The survey indicates that by a 53 to 36 percent margin, Ohioans say the governor's budget is unfair. The budget aims to close the state's projected $8 billion deficit by cutting spending but not raising taxes.
Washington (CNN)-Two probable GOP presidential contenders are blasting President Obama on the one-year anniversary of health care reform being signed into law. Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney are both out with new statements criticizing the president and offering up "if-I-were-president" solutions.
But for Romney, who pioneered statewide health care reform during his gubernatorial term in Massachusetts, the issue of health care has proved politically troublesome.
(CNN) - Donald Trump's headed to Iowa, another sign that the businessman, real estate giant, and reality TV star is seriously considering a bid for the Republican presidential nomination.
Iowa GOP Chairman Matt Strawn announced Wednesday morning that Trump will headline the state party's annual Lincoln Dinner on June 10 in Des Moines.
TOPICS: Health care law
Washington (CNN) - For some Americans, D-Day is "Tax Day."
April 15 is traditionally a date of national importance, as many Americans rush to beat the deadline for filing tax returns. Now the date has taken on a new political importance.