October 3rd, 2010
03:50 PM ET
10 years ago

With election losses certain, Democrats discuss the way forward

(CNN) - Democrats know they are going to lose congressional seats in the November elections. The question is what can they do to minimize the damage?

With less than a month to voting day, even the most ardent Democrat conceded on Sunday talk shows that the outlook wasn't rosy.

They differed on whether they can retain majorities in both the House and Senate, with the House considered more vulnerable, but all agreed there will be fewer of them working in Congress next year.


Filed under: 2010 • Congress • Democratic Party • Republican Party
June 24th, 2010
03:00 PM ET
10 years ago

CNN/Opinion Research Poll – June 16 – Opinion of Parties

TOPICS: Anger at political parties, which party responsible for economic problems

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Filed under: CNN Poll Archive • Democratic Party • Economy • Extra • Republican Party
April 13th, 2010
02:00 PM ET
10 years ago

CNN/Opinion Research Poll – April 9-11 – 2010 and 2012 Elections

TOPICS: 2010 midterm elections, 2012 GOP primary and general election, opinion of Sarah Palin, favorable ratings on Palin, Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Democratic Party, Republican Party, tea Party movement

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Filed under: 2010 • 2012 • CNN Poll Archive • Democratic Party • Extra • Republican Party • Sarah Palin
April 1st, 2010
05:00 PM ET
10 years ago

CNN/Opinion Research Poll – March 25-28 – Economy and Parties

TOPICS: Economic conditions, which party would do better job on economy, health care, terrorism, foreign affairs, Afghanistan, education, environment, taxes, budget deficit, unemployment, Medicare

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Filed under: 2010 • CNN Poll Archive • Democratic Party • Economy • Extra • Republican Party
March 31st, 2010
10:00 AM ET
January 25th, 2010
01:00 PM ET
10 years ago

CNN/Opinion Research Poll – January 22-24 – Parties, Congress, Massachusetts Election

TOPICS: Democratic party, Republican party, control of Congress, special election in Massachusetts

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Filed under: CNN Poll Archive • Congress • Democratic Party • Extra • Republican Party
January 25th, 2010
09:45 AM ET
10 years ago

Angry voters could affect both parties

(CNN) - Democrats and Republicans woke up this week with a fresh perspective on the midterm elections.

To many political observers, the election of Republican Scott Brown is a game changer. He overcame what at one point was a 30-point deficit to defeat Democrat Martha Coakley in a special election to serve out the remainder of the late Ted Kennedy's Senate term.

Democrats are trying to calm frustrated voters and make sure that recent losses in Massachusetts, New Jersey and Virginia don't become a national trend. Republicans, still jubilant from last week's win, are hoping to capitalize on the excitement brewing from a refueled base.

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Filed under: 2010 • Democratic Party • Republican Party
December 21st, 2009
01:19 AM ET
6 years ago

CNN/Opinion Research Poll – December 16-20, 2009

TOPICS: Barack Obama, race relations, Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Timothy Geithner, Robert Gates, Eric Holder, Joe Lieberman, Ben Bernanke, Tiger Woods, Congress, Republicans, Democrats, opinion of government, economy, budget deficit, health care, Afghanistan, Martin Luther King, New Year's Eve, college football

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December 11th, 2009
10:30 AM ET
6 years ago

Health care, Afghan war splits Democrats


Washington (CNN) - Health care reform is a signature issue for Democrats, but the attempt to overhaul the nation's health system has pitted liberals against centrists, exposing fissures 11 months before the 2010 midterm elections.

A year ago Democrats were united in victory after winning back the White House and picking up additional seats in Congress. But with victory comes expectations that are accentuated when a party controls both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue.

For Democrats, it is the party's political base - voters who turned out in 2008 to help elect Barack Obama president and boost the Democratic majorities in the House and Senate - which is demanding results.

Simply by the numbers, the health care overhaul should easily pass Congress. Democrats comfortably control the House of Representatives, and with the assistance of two Democratic-allied independents have the 60 votes needed to overcome a Republican filibuster in the Senate.

Related video: Will health care deal hold?

Except it is not about numbers on health care. It is about differences in ideology on the public option and abortion that has slowed down the bill.

Filed under: Democratic Party
October 19th, 2009
01:15 AM ET
10 years ago

CNN/Opinion Research Poll – October 16-18, 2009

TOPICS: Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, Tim Pawlenty, Republican Party, Democratic Party, 2012 GOP nomination, Congress, terrorism, economy, race relations, environment, health care, Afghanistan, Iran, immigration, Nobel Peace Prize, H1N1 flu

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