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Behind the Numbers: August, 2011

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 08/31/2011

Pollwatchers: Perry’s rise, Libya after Gadhafi, job fears and Muslim assimilation

A review of daily polling.

By Peyton M. Craighill  |  11:51 AM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  GOP nomination, Economy

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 08/30/2011

U.S. Muslims see Obama as ‘friendly’; GOP unfriendly

More than three-quarters of U.S. Muslims approve of President Obama’s job performance and 64 percent say he is “friendly” toward Muslim Americans, according to a rare study of public opinion among one of the nation’s smallest but most high-profile religious groups.

By Scott Clement and Peyton Craighill  |  02:03 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Barack Obama

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 08/29/2011

Pollwatchers: Favorable reaction to Libya, Obama’s sinking approval, federal government ranks last

Summary of daily polling

By Peyton M. Craighill  |  01:19 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Presidential Approval

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 08/26/2011

Poll watchers: Anger at government peaks; GOP favors Perry; MLK popular in retrospect

More than a quarter of Americans are outright “angry” at the federal government, almost doubling from March and the highest in polls dating to 1997, according to a new poll.

By Scott Clement  |  11:37 AM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Congress, Barack Obama, Economy

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Poll watchers: Rick Perry’s GOP shuffle, economic gloom and Steve Jobs

A review of daily polling.

By Peyton M. Craighill  |  01:18 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  GOP nomination, Barack Obama, Economy

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 08/24/2011

2012 looks like Groundhog Day for Ron Paul

Are Rep. Ron Paul’s chances of winning the GOP nomination any better than in 2008?

By Scott Clement  |  12:29 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  GOP nomination

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 08/23/2011

Martin Luther King’s dream not realized, most say

Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of racial equality and harmony has not been fulfilled, according to African Americans and whites alike in a new Washington Post poll.

By Peyton M. Craighill  |  11:44 AM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 08/19/2011

Will Obama lose the battle but win the war in 2012?

With dwindling prospects of a booming recovery by next year’s election, Obama might pursue a new strategy.

By Scott Clement  |  10:26 AM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, Barack Obama

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 08/18/2011

Poll watchers: Obama’s economic troubles, women value college more than men

President Obama has good reason to focus on jobs and the economy this week. Fewer than three in 10 Americans approve of the job he is doing with the economy.

By Peyton M. Craighill  |  11:25 AM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 08/17/2011

Unemployment rate fell in election swing states from 2010-2011

President Obama’s electoral fate may lie in how bad the economy feels in key states come November 2012.

By Scott Clement  |  04:17 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, Barack Obama

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 08/16/2011

Poll watchers: Bernanke who? Congress hits new lows (again) and love vs. science for women

Few Americans hold strong feelings on the chairman or the Federal Reserve, and many are entirely unsure.

By Scott Clement and Peyton Craighill  |  03:31 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Congress, GOP nomination

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 08/15/2011

Poll watchers: GOP nomination update, Obama sub-40, economic gloom

A review of daily polling: GOP nomination update, Obama sub-40, economic gloom.

By Scott Clement  |  09:57 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  GOP nomination, Barack Obama, Economy

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 08/10/2011

Economic confidence in Republicans and Obama drops sharply

Americans report markedly less confidence in President Obama and congressional Republicans to make the right decisions about the country’s economic future in a new poll.

By Scott Clement  |  03:21 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Congress, Economy

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 08/09/2011

More see negative than positive effect for tea party

In January, more Americans anticipated a positive rather than negative role for the newly elected members affiliated with the tea party. A new poll finds opinion tilted the other way.

By Jon Cohen and Peyton M. Craighill  |  02:00 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 08/08/2011

Economic pessimism skyrockets as Obama approval rating declines

Fully sixty percent of Americans say the economy is in a downturn and getting worse in a new CNN poll, up from 36 percent in April and the highest in polls since early 2010.

By Scott Clement  |  12:45 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Economy, Federal Budget Deficit

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 08/04/2011

Poll watchers: Debt deal reactions, Fla. rates Obama, low opinions of Washington

A summary of recent polling.

By Peyton M. Craighill  |  11:57 AM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Federal Budget Deficit

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Poll watchers: Debt deal fallout, swing-state polling, consumer spending

A summary of daily polling: Debt deal fallout, swing-state polling, consumer spending

By Scott Clement and Peyton M. Craighill  |  05:37 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Economy, Federal Budget Deficit, 2012 polls, Barack Obama

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Obama set to turn 50, with sub-50 approval ratings

President Obama turns 50 tomorrow, but a less enviable milestone awaits: absent a dramatic one-night upturn, Aug. 4 will mark 60 days with job approval ratings under 50 percent in Gallup daily tracking polls.

By Jon Cohen and Scott Clement  |  12:20 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Presidential Approval, 2012 polls

 

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