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A same-sex marriage supporter holds a sign referring to Alabama's Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, during a protest outside the Jefferson County Courthouse in Birmingham, Alabama February 9, 2015. REUTERS/Marvin Gentry

Alabama Senate Race A Toss-Up, New Poll Finds

Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for Senate in Alabama, lost his lead in the race after allegations that he had sexual contact with teenagers years ago, and the election is now a toss-up, a new poll indicated Sunday.

November 13, 2017

Trump Pushes Deal On DACA As Many Supporters Erupt In Anger

President Donald Trump on Thursday defended his negotiations with Democratic leaders on immigration, as many of his most prominent supporters denounced the idea of a deal to legalize the status of hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who are in this county illegally.

September 15, 2017
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses the media regarding donations to veterans foundations at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York, U.S., May 31, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Trump: Nation’s Culture Being ‘Ripped Apart’ By Civil War Statue Removals

“Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments. You … can’t change history, but you can learn from it. Robert E Lee, Stonewall Jackson — who’s next, Washington, Jefferson? So foolish!” – the president wrote in a series of tweets.

August 18, 2017

Trump’s Standing In Polls Has Dropped: How Significant Is The Slide?

President Donald Trump’s standing in national polls has consistently declined since the end of last month. His approval rating now sits at the lowest point of his presidency. Here are some questions and answers about what the polls do — and don’t — tell us.

May 24, 2017

Trump Drops Keystone Pipeline’s U.S. Steel Requirement

The requirement to use domestic steel for U.S. pipeline projects posed a potential conflict between the Trump administration’s populist agenda and its pro-business stance. Apparently, business won.

March 5, 2017

The Biggest Loser: Trump Has Gotten Even Less Popular While In Office

President Trump, who won the presidency with a minority of the votes cast, has retained a strong hold on his core supporters. After a brief increase in popularity early in his transition, almost all public polls show a steep decline in Trump’s support, and he has quickly fallen into territory plumbed by Harry Truman, Richard Nixon, and Jimmy Carter.

February 13, 2017
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Republican States Have The Most To Lose With Obamacare Repeal

Florida has the most to lose if Obamacare is repealed. Its residents will receive an estimated $5.2 billion in Obamacare tax credits this year.

December 6, 2016
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Poll: Racial Discrimination, Supreme Court Influencing Voters More Than The Economy

While the economy is important to voters, it’s not having a powerful effect on their vote, the poll found. The Supreme Court, immigration, and racial discrimination were all cited as top issues for voters.

October 25, 2016
Donald Trump During the Debate

Clinton Takes Double-Digit Lead Over Trump In NBC News Poll

Trump’s problems may be washing over his party, as well, either by tainting it with his own unpopularity or by discouraging Republican turnout. Asked which party they would favor in congressional elections, likely voters sided with the Democrats by 49-42 percent.

October 10, 2016
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Racial And Partisan Divides Shape American Views Of Poverty And The Poor

Sharp differences along lines of race and politics shape American attitudes toward the poor and poverty, according to a new survey of public opinion, which finds empathy toward the poor and deep skepticism about government antipoverty efforts.

August 14, 2016
Hillary Clinton greets workers at Munster Steel in Hammond, Indiana, United States, April 26, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young

As Voters Talk, The Collapse Of Trump’s Support Becomes Clearly Audible

Twenty women, mostly swing voters, sitting at conference tables in Columbus, Ohio, and Phoenix on Tuesday night, provide another. “He’s crazy,” says one. “He kind of acts like a 2-year-old,” says another. “I have a 2-year-old. I see the similarities.”

August 11, 2016
Donald Trump and the power of fear

Trump Reaches New Popularity Low

Donald Trump’s standing with the American public has worsened significantly over the last month.

June 15, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidates Sanders and Clinton talk during a

Democratic, GOP Presidential Races Diverge

The sharpest contrast between Tuesday night’s Republican presidential debate and Saturday’s Democratic face-off was not tone.

December 23, 2015

Polls May Actually Underestimate Trump’s Support, Study Finds

Trump generally does better in online polls than in surveys done by phone.

December 22, 2015

Battle For Final Spot In GOP Debate: Chris Christie Vs. Rick Perry

The fight for the final slot seems to be a battle of governors — Rick Perry versus Chris Christie.

August 4, 2015
The US government formally pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26-28 percent over 2005 levels within the next decade, ahead of a major climate conference later this year (AFP/David McNew)

Obama’s New Emissions Rules Likely To Help Shape White House Race

With Monday’s release of landmark rules to combat global warming, President Barack Obama is putting into place what probably will be the last piece of his ambitious second-term agenda.

August 2, 2015
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GOP Field Divided On Donald Trump’s Comments About Mexican Immigrants

Do you want to appeal to Latinos or conservatives?

July 6, 2015
Hillary Clinton voting rights speech

Change, Clinton-Style

As Clinton prepares for the first major rally of her campaign, Saturday in New York, Americans by about 2 to 1 say the country is headed down the “wrong track.” But what sort of change do Americans want?

June 12, 2015
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U.S. Has Become Notably Less Christian, Major Study Finds

Splits over conservative values sees the percentage of Americans who identify as Christians at its lowest point ever in the nation’s history.

May 12, 2015
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Race And Religion Split Electorate As Campaigns Begin

Survey finds voting preferences for nascent groups — women with graduate degrees, minorities, and millennials — trend towards Democrats.

April 8, 2015

Netanyahu Tries To Undo Harm To US-Israel Relations; White House Icy In Response

After winning a divisive election, Netanyahu seeks to repair his image in Western media — but the White House doesn’t seem to be buying it.

March 19, 2015
Israeli Prime Minister and Likud Party's leader Benjamin Netanyahu gives a statement to the media at the Prime Minister's residence in Jerusalem, on March 17, 2015. Results tallied Wednesday showed Netanyahu's party with a decisive win. (Xinhua/Zuma Press/TNS)

Netanyahu Tries To Undo Harm To U.S.-Israel Relations

Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to walk back some of the comments that helped him win re-election.

March 19, 2015
Photo: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the 2014 Harkin Steak Fry in Indianola, IA. (Gregory Hauenstein/Flickr)

Has Email Dispute Hurt Clinton’s Standing? Not Much, New Polls Indicate

New numbers suggest that Hillary Clinton is surviving her email controversy.

March 17, 2015

2016 Republican Race Up For Grabs, Democrats Back Clinton, Poll Finds

Hillary Clinton’s numbers remain strong, while Chris Christie has sunk to Trump territory.

March 10, 2015