Small wonder that President Barack Obama is enjoying his highest approval rating — now at 51 percent, according to a Wall Street Journal-NBC News poll — since his second inaugural. Voters need only take a cursory survey of the shenanigans on the campaign trail.
WASHINGTON — Listlessness is bad politics. Defensiveness is poor strategy. And resignation is never inspiring. You can feel elements of all three descending around President Obama as he fends off attack after attack from his conservative foes who vary the subject depending on the day, the circumstance and the opportunity. Obama and his party are […]
Public Policy Polling, the Democratic firm that nailed Barack Obama’s narrow Indiana and North Carolina wins in 2008, says he’s showing considerable vulnerability in Pennsylvania, where Mitt Romney has pulled even at 44 percent to 44 percent, and wins 18 percent of Democrats: Pennsylvania is looking more and more like it could be a tough […]
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is riding high over other governors with an approval rate of 64 percent among New York voters according to a Quinnipiac University poll. Cuomo’s approval rating is the highest since Governor George Pataki’s rating reached 66 percent in 2002. Cuomo was also highest among top governors surveyed by Quinnipiac, including […]
With only 37 percent of registered voters approving his handling of the economy — his lowest numbers yet — according to a McClatchy Newspapers-Marist poll, President Barack Obama is in an uncertain position coming into the 2012 election season. Overall, 45 percent of voters approve of his job performance, and 47 percent disapprove; these numbers […]