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Obama blasts Romney tax plan in Ohioupdated: Wed Aug 01 2012 16:28:00

Bolstered by a new poll that shows him leading in Ohio and two other battleground states, President Barack Obama on Wednesday made his ninth campaign trip this year to the Buckeye State to attack Republican rival Mitt Romney's tax plan as unfair to middle-class Americans.

Under GOP attack, Obama talks jobs and raises money updated: Fri Jun 01 2012 21:34:00

President Barack Obama hit the road for campaigning and fundraisers Friday, arguably the worst day so far in his re-election bid due to a disappointing employment report that brought sharp Republican attacks led by certain GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

Gallup poll: 'Pro-choice' at a record lowupdated: Wed May 23 2012 20:01:00

The percentage of Americans who self-identify as favoring abortion rights has hit a record low of 41%, while those who consider themselves "pro-life" reached 50%, according to a new Gallup poll released Wednesday.

Obama fundraiser at George Clooney's home nets $15 millionupdated: Fri May 11 2012 05:46:00

Hollywood pulled off another blockbuster as a star-studded guest list delivered $15 million into the campaign coffers of President Barack Obama Thursday night.

Obama's $15M dinner with Clooneyupdated: Fri May 11 2012 05:46:00

George Clooney hosts an exclusive fundraiser for President Obama's reelection campaign. CNN's Nischelle Turner has more.

Poll: Google more popular than Apple, Facebookupdated: Mon Apr 09 2012 17:05:00

America's top technology companies have approval ratings that most politicians can only dream of, according to a new poll.

Poll: Majority of New Yorkers approve of NYPD surveillance of Muslimsupdated: Tue Mar 13 2012 19:25:00

Most New Yorkers believe the city's police act appropriately in dealing with Muslims, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday.

Super Tuesday 'win' could rest in Ohio, Tennesseeupdated: Tue Mar 06 2012 18:42:00

Mitt Romney will try to break away from his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination in Super Tuesday contests in 10 states that put 419 delegates up for grabs.

Romney out front in Ohio, survey saysupdated: Mon Mar 05 2012 13:14:00

Mitt Romney is on top in Ohio's Republican presidential primary, according to a Quinnipiac University survey.

Analysis: Don't expect finality on Super Tuesdayupdated: Mon Mar 05 2012 13:14:00

Since 1988, when Michael Dukakis beat his main Democratic rivals in a slew of March primary states, "Super Tuesday" has usually played a pivotal role in determining presidential nominees in both parties.

Santorum, Romney trade barbs, push for votes in Michiganupdated: Fri Feb 24 2012 22:29:00

Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum spent Friday trading barbs and stumping for votes in Michigan, where polls show the two candidates in a virtual tie four days before what has emerged as a critical contest.

Poll: Men, evangelicals boost Santorum updated: Wed Feb 22 2012 06:05:00

A poll released Wednesday showed Rick Santorum maintaining his lead nationwide among likely Republican voters, topping his closest rival Mitt Romney by a margin of nine percentage points.

5 things we learned from South Carolina primaryupdated: Sun Jan 22 2012 11:09:00

Newt Gingrich's stunningly strong win in the South Carolina primary capped an incredible week in the Republican presidential nominating cycle., but what did we learn from it?

Newt Gingrich's 'sledgehammer' approachupdated: Sun Jan 22 2012 11:09:00

How did Newt Gingrich do in his South Carolina victory speech? CNN analysts debate its significance.

Tracking the New Hampshire ballotsupdated: Wed Jan 11 2012 07:10:00

CNN's Shannon Travis follows the New Hampshire ballots as they go from the voting booth to a city hall vault.

Five things we learned from the New Hampshire primaryupdated: Wed Jan 11 2012 07:10:00

There wasn't much drama in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary ? CNN called the race for long-time front-runner Mitt Romney as soon as the polls closed. But there were things we learned from the results and the exit polls. Here are five of them:

Gergen: Romney's N.H. speech memorableupdated: Wed Jan 11 2012 06:11:00

David Gergen explains why he thinks Mitt Romney's post N.H. primary speech was a preview of his convention speech.

Face it, Romney is way out in frontupdated: Wed Jan 11 2012 06:11:00

Mitt Romney can't catch a break, unless it comes with an unenthusiastic sigh.

Huntsman surge stops at 3rd-place New Hampshire finishupdated: Wed Jan 11 2012 05:31:00

Jon Huntsman got the third ticket out of New Hampshire, but it's unclear how far that ticket will take him.

Huntsman: We are in a strong positionupdated: Wed Jan 11 2012 05:31:00

CNN's Jim Aocsta talks to Jon Huntsman about the New Hampshire primary results.

Battle for third place shapes up in Iowa behind Romney and Paulupdated: Sun Jan 01 2012 10:28:00

As Republican presidential candidates barnstormed through Iowa in the last few days before the first nominating contest of the 2012 Republican campaign, three rivals were trying to position themselves into a third-place finish behind the front-runners.

Just days before Iowa caucuses, GOP presidential field is still unsettled updated: Tue Dec 27 2011 19:32:00

Forget all of the complaints about the Iowa caucuses. It may be good for everyone else that the Hawkeye State is going first.

What's behind Obama's rising poll numbers? updated: Tue Dec 20 2011 20:24:00

The gridlock and partisanship that threatens to ruin Christmas in Washington could be an election year gift for President Barack Obama's campaign.

Gingrich takes on the mediaupdated: Tue Nov 22 2011 07:08:00

As Newt Gingrich poll numbers rise, so does media interest in his campaign and he says that's just fine with him.

Newt Gingrich's reversal of political fortuneupdated: Tue Nov 22 2011 07:08:00

As he seeks his party's presidential nomination, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is a man who knows he's lucky to be alive -- politically, that is.

CNN Poll: Americans becoming less optimistic about futureupdated: Thu Nov 17 2011 06:00:00

Americans have typically been optimists about the future, but when it comes to how things are going in the country, a new national survey suggests that may no longer be the case.

One year away from presidential voteupdated: Mon Nov 07 2011 05:45:00

CNN's Candy Crowley reports on what the GOP 2012 race looks like so far, with the election one year away.

A year from election, how does Obama measure up?updated: Mon Nov 07 2011 05:45:00

Is President Barack Obama running against the GOP or the GDP?

Will the end of Gadhafi sway U.S. politics?updated: Fri Oct 21 2011 06:07:00

With Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi's dramatic demise this Thursday morning, the world is rid of a tyrant, and a free Libya has jumped a mile forward to stability (though, as CNN's Ben Wedeman reports, there are still many more miles to go).

Obama speaks on Gadhafi's deathupdated: Fri Oct 21 2011 06:07:00

President Obama said Moammar Gadhafi's death "marks the end of a long and painful chapter for the people of Libya."

Freed hikers cheer 'Occupy' movement, plead for prisoners' rightsupdated: Mon Oct 17 2011 22:42:00

Three Americans freed after being held in Iran lent their support Monday to the now-global Occupy movement, applauding its participants' idealism and activism while making a specific point to protest what they call the harsh treatment of state prisoners in California.

Obama pushes education spending in Denver visitupdated: Tue Sep 27 2011 17:04:00

President Barack Obama wrapped up a three-day trip to the western part of the country Tuesday with a visit to the political swing state of Colorado, where he renewed the push for his $447 billion economic growth plan and ripped congressional Republicans for opposing higher taxes on the wealthy.

Obama to Black Caucus: Stop complainingupdated: Tue Sep 27 2011 17:04:00

CNN contributor Errol Louis discusses President Obama's speech at a Congressional Black Caucus dinner over the weekend.

Obama continues fund-raising push in L.A.updated: Mon Sep 26 2011 22:43:00

President Barack Obama spent part of Monday hobnobbing with celebrities and other power-brokers in Southern California, continuing a West Coast trip that includes town-hall events, a meeting with Marines and fund-raisers for his re-election campaign.

Obama heads to L.A. for fund-raising pushupdated: Mon Sep 26 2011 02:15:00

President Barack Obama will spend part of Monday hobnobbing with celebrities and other power-brokers in Los Angeles, continuing a West Coast trip that includes town hall events and fundraisers for his re-election campaign.

Perry's Middle East stance both religious and politicalupdated: Thu Sep 22 2011 07:20:00

In his 2010 book "Fed Up!" about all that is wrong with U.S. governance, Texas Gov. Rick Perry never mentioned Israel or Palestinians.

GOP should attack Obama's plans, not Obama the manupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 06:29:00

The president's approval numbers have sagged again, to just about the lowest point in his presidency. He's trailed below 50% since the spring of 2010; now he's sunk to 43%.

El nuevo plan de Obamaupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 06:29:00

El presidente Barack Obama reveló un plan de reducción de presupuesto. (19 de septiembre)

Obama: What are we waiting for?updated: Wed Sep 14 2011 05:55:00

President Obama takes his jobs bill on the road and asks Congress to "pass the bill right away."

Obama's disapproval rating hits new highupdated: Wed Sep 14 2011 05:55:00

President Barack Obama's disapproval rating has reached a new high of 55% while the number of Americans who think he is a strong leader has dropped to a new low, 48%, according to a CNN/ORC poll released Tuesday.

CNN poll: Social Security needs changes, but it's not a failureupdated: Tue Sep 13 2011 09:05:00

Most Americans believe the Social Security system needs major changes but they disagree with the characterization of it as a lie and a failure, according to a new national survey.

Perry gets big bounce, but race is still anyone's gameupdated: Mon Aug 29 2011 09:20:00

In less than six months Republican presidential candidates will face off in early critical caucus and primary states and if polls are any indication at this early stage, it's fair to say Rick Perry's recent bounce shows he could be a thorn in Mitt Romney's side.

Perry heckled outside New Hampshire cafeupdated: Mon Aug 29 2011 09:20:00

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry is greeted by protesters as he meets with voters in New Hampshire.

Early presidential polls no indication of eventual outcomeupdated: Fri Aug 26 2011 14:05:00

If polls were right early in the 2008 primaries, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani would have sailed on to become the Republican nominee for president.

Poll: Majority oppose controversial coal mining practiceupdated: Thu Aug 11 2011 10:30:00

Charles Bella is a retired coal miner who now opposes the type of mining he used to do: mountaintop removal.

Obama: Can GOP say yes to anything?updated: Sat Jul 23 2011 11:05:00

The president speaks to reporters after House Speaker John Boehner abandons deficit reduction talks.

Silent majority fed up with Washingtonupdated: Sat Jul 23 2011 11:05:00

The brilliant but disgraced President Richard Nixon once gave a speech in which he spoke of the "silent majority" in American politics.

Poll: Most Pakistanis disapproved of U.S. killing bin Ladenupdated: Tue Jun 21 2011 21:11:00

Most Pakistanis told pollsters they disapproved of the U.S. military operation that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and the direction their country was headed, according to a poll released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center.

Pollsters say left-leaning Humala will win Peruvian electionupdated: Sun Jun 05 2011 22:03:00

Pollsters in Peru said Sunday that left-leaning Ollanta Humala looks poised to win the presidency, defeating rival Keiko Fujimori in a polarizing runoff election that pits the county's left and right against each other.

Opinions divided over Bush's no-show at ground zeroupdated: Thu May 05 2011 15:35:00

When President Barack Obama lays a wreath at the 9/11 Memorial on Thursday, he had hoped to be joined by former President George W. Bush. But in declining this invitation, Bush has left some observers puzzled, while others were supportive of his decision.

The road to Osama bin Laden's houseupdated: Thu May 05 2011 15:35:00

CNN's Nic Robertson visits Osama bin Laden's neighborhood, just down the street from Pakistan's top military academy.

Five-way race as Peruvians head to the pollsupdated: Fri Apr 08 2011 21:36:00

Peruvians will head to the polls Sunday in a tight race that centers on how to best manage Peru's robust economic growth.

Can Obama recapture magic of 2008?updated: Wed Apr 06 2011 21:49:00

President Obama officially kicked off his re-election campaign today with an early morning e-mail blast to supporters.

President launches re-election campaign updated: Wed Apr 06 2011 21:49:00

CNN's Suzanne Malveaux asked national political correspondent Jessica Yellin to elaborate on President Obama's hopes to raise 1 billion dollars for his 2012 re-election campaign.

Obama's 2012 campaign unofficially underwayupdated: Sat Jan 29 2011 06:36:00

U.S. President Barack Obama urged Americans to "win the future" this week, while moving ahead in the effort to do that himself as well.

CNN Poll: Palin unfavorable rating at all-time highupdated: Wed Jan 19 2011 02:41:00

A new national poll indicates that 56% of all Americans have an unfavorable view of Sarah Palin, an all-time high for the former Alaska governor.

Behar talks 'blood libel' controversyupdated: Wed Jan 19 2011 02:41:00

HLN's Joy Behar talks with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach and Roy Sekoff about Sarah Palin's use of the expression "blood libel."

Carter: Build Islamic centerupdated: Tue Nov 09 2010 09:46:00

In September, former President Jimmy Carter said the controversial Islamic center should be built in New York.

What does 2010 say about 2012?updated: Thu Nov 04 2010 13:55:00

CNN's John King explains what the results of the 2010 midterm elections might say about the 2012 presidential race.

Poll: GOP candidates top Obama in hypothetical 2012 raceupdated: Thu Nov 04 2010 13:55:00

His party got its clock cleaned in Tuesday's midterm elections, but President Barack Obama still remains competitive in some hypothetical 2012 presidential election matchups, especially against Sarah Palin, a new poll shows.

Poll: Voters less pessimistic than 2008, but unhappier than 2006updated: Wed Nov 03 2010 07:09:00

Voters this year may be more anxious than angry.

The election effectupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 07:09:00

Kirby Daley of the Newedge Group explains how investors around the world are reacting to the U.S. election results.

Candidates go silentupdated: Thu Oct 21 2010 09:29:00

Are candidates who choose to ignore questions from reporters making a wise political move?

Preston on Politics: Democrats prepare for the worstupdated: Thu Oct 21 2010 09:29:00

It has been said over and over again: The 2010 midterm is the anti-incumbent, anti-Washington and by virtue of their position in power, the anti-Democratic election.

Delaware Senate race heats upupdated: Sat Oct 16 2010 10:10:00

CNN's Tom Foreman takes look at the two major candidates running for Senate in Delaware.

A locked-up win for Chris Coons in Delaware?updated: Sat Oct 16 2010 10:10:00

If the polls are a reliable predictor, Chris Coons has the Delaware Senate race wrapped up.

Christine O'Donnell: From 'witchcraft' to Tea Party favoriteupdated: Wed Oct 13 2010 16:18:00

In the days leading up to what looked like an upset win in Delaware's Republican Senate primary, Christine O'Donnell found out the perils of being in the national political spotlight.

Fewer than half of Americans oppose gay marriage, poll findsupdated: Thu Oct 07 2010 06:31:00

Fewer than half of Americans oppose legalized same-sex marriage, according to a new poll on the issue released Wednesday, with significant shifts in public opinion on the issue just since last year.

Same-sex marriage a civil rights issue?updated: Thu Oct 07 2010 06:31:00

In September, Marc Lamont Hill and Ann Coulter faced off on whether same-sex marriage is a civil right.

Obama approval hits new lowupdated: Fri Sep 24 2010 14:53:00

With little more than a month to go before the midterm elections, President Barack Obama's approval rating has hit an all-time low.

How does CNN make election projections?updated: Tue Sep 21 2010 19:53:00

To project elections, CNN and its election experts use scientific statistical procedures to make estimates of the final vote count in each race. CNN will broadcast a projected winner only after an extensive review of data from a number of sources.

GOP to kick off 'Fire Pelosi' tourupdated: Wed Sep 15 2010 01:45:00

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele kicks off a 117-city bus tour in Washington on Wednesday morning as part of the party's effort to retake the House of Representatives.

Can centrists prevail against ideologues?updated: Mon Sep 13 2010 16:00:00

Tuesday marks the final round of the primaries before November's general election. Seven states will be voting. But two contests in particular symbolize the struggle we've seen all year between the centrists and ideological activists.

CNNMoney: 81% rate U.S. economy as 'poor' - CNN pollupdated: Sun Sep 05 2010 09:42:00

A new national poll released Sunday indicates that eight in 10 Americans say that the economy is in poor shape, and the number that say conditions are very poor is on the upswing after steady declines through the spring.

Democrats in fight to hold onto House seats in Novemberupdated: Fri Aug 27 2010 09:48:00

Weighed down by a president with a less than 50 percent approval rating, Democratic Congressional Campaign Chairman Chris Van Hollen will lay out the party's plan of attack for November elections at a Friday news conference.

GOP leader: Truth catches up to Democrats on health careupdated: Thu Aug 26 2010 13:43:00

For more than a year, Democrats in Washington have turned a deaf ear to the American people when it comes to health care.

Reformers should listen to Arizonaupdated: Wed Jul 28 2010 15:14:00

The federal judge presiding over the Obama administration's lawsuit against Arizona has blocked a key provision of the state's new immigration law. But that is unlikely to change the public's mind.

Poll: Reid moves ahead of Angleupdated: Fri Jul 16 2010 10:52:00

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, has taken a seven-point lead over Republican opponent Sharron Angle, according to a new poll published Friday in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Komorowski leads Poland vote countupdated: Sun Jul 04 2010 22:50:00

Official results from Poland's presidential runoff weren't expected until Monday, but exit polls gave interim President Bronislaw Komorowski a slight lead over challenger Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the twin brother of the late president.

Japan's prime minister under fire for fashion choicesupdated: Wed May 12 2010 05:23:00

Japan's prime minister is in a world of political hurt right now. The latest poll numbers by the country's largest daily newspaper, The Yomiuri Shimbun, showed 24 percent of those polled approve of Yukio Hatoyama's performance, a nine-point drop from a month earlier, while 67 percent disapprove of him.

British parties use new online tacticsupdated: Wed May 05 2010 02:51:00

CNN's Zain Verjee reports on a new tool consumers can use to find information on political parties.

Candidates make final push before UK electionupdated: Wed May 05 2010 02:51:00

After Cleggmania, the "bigotgate" gaffe and the first-ever candidate debates, the Big Day is almost here.

Poll: Most dissatisfied with how democracy works in U.S.updated: Thu Feb 25 2010 04:25:00

Nearly six in 10 Americans say they are dissatisfied with the way democracy is working in the United States, according to a new national poll.

Top culprits of Washingtonupdated: Thu Feb 25 2010 04:25:00

Which elected officials are most responsible for the broken state of Washington? Political experts weigh in.

Poll: 51 percent approve of Obama after first yearupdated: Mon Feb 01 2010 11:49:00

As President Obama marks one year in the White House, an average of the most recent national surveys indicates that just over half of the public approves of how the president is handling his job.

Obama's first year in reviewupdated: Mon Feb 01 2010 11:49:00

Take a look back at the highs and lows of President Obama's first year in office.

Polls: Stimulus unpopular, but its uses have broad supportupdated: Mon Feb 01 2010 11:47:00

Though the federal stimulus plan is unpopular, many Americans overwhelmingly support the basic provisions within the bill, a new national poll suggests.

The first stimulus projectupdated: Mon Feb 01 2010 11:47:00

CNN's Drew Griffin goes to the first stimulus project and reports on the number of jobs it created.

GOP hopes for Massachusetts Senate upsetupdated: Fri Jan 15 2010 14:53:00

Republicans may be on the verge of pulling off what was politically unthinkable until now: winning the race to fill liberal lion Edward Kennedy's U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts.

CNNMoney: Economy's got more people worriedupdated: Tue Jan 12 2010 15:34:00

The economy is regaining ground as the most important issue on Americans' minds, according to a new CNN poll released Tuesday.

Americans split on Obama's first year, poll findsupdated: Tue Jan 12 2010 13:09:00

Americans are giving Barack Obama a split decision on his first year in office, according to a national poll released Tuesday.

Most say Obama can handle terror threat, poll findsupdated: Mon Jan 11 2010 14:33:00

In the wake of the Christmas Day attempt to blow up a U.S. airliner, most Americans remain confident the Obama administration can protect the country from terrorism, according to a new national poll.

Poll: Americans favor body scansupdated: Mon Jan 11 2010 14:33:00

CNN's Paul Steinhauser talks to Polling Director Keating Holland about new polls on Obama, terror and full body scans.

Most favorable: Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton win out over presidentupdated: Wed Dec 30 2009 14:02:00

President Obama may be the most popular man in his administration, but according to a new national poll, he's not the most popular person.

CNN poll: GOP has erased party popularity gap in Congressupdated: Thu Dec 10 2009 12:21:00

Eleven months before crucial midterm elections, a national poll indicates that the public is divided over whether the country would be better off with Democrats or Republicans controlling Congress.

Optimism on economy fading, poll showsupdated: Tue Dec 08 2009 14:35:00

Two years into the recession, Americans don't see economic conditions getting better any time soon, and the steady growth in optimism that previous surveys measured throughout the year appears to have stalled, according to a new national poll.

Americans' belief in global warming sinks as Republicans shiftupdated: Mon Dec 07 2009 20:17:00

A rise in skepticism among Americans over global warming is mostly due to changes among Republicans, according to a new national poll.

Obama approval rating below 50 percentupdated: Sat Dec 05 2009 11:26:00

Support for President Obama has dropped below 50 percent for the first time in a CNN poll despite high marks for his recently announced Afghanistan policy.

Poll: Americans losing confidence in H1N1 battleupdated: Tue Nov 10 2009 08:41:00

Americans are starting to lose confidence in the government's ability to prevent a nationwide epidemic of the H1N1 flu, according to a new national poll.

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