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  • If you know who Eric Holder is, you probably don't like him

    Holder's negative-to-positive gap was worse than those of Mitt Romney, Rand Paul, and even the never-popular Republican Party.

  • Hispanic electorate is relatively small in states with competitive U.S. Senate races

    It's widely believed that Obama decided to lay off efforts to restructure the nation's immigration system because Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., leaned on the president to back away from the issue, arguing that executive action would endanger vulnerable red-state Democrats.

  • President Obama has failed to convince Americans that the Islamic State isn't a serious threat

    The CNN/ORC survey found that seven in 10 Americans say they believe the Islamic State has the ability to launch an attack on U.S. soil. A majority of survey respondents say they support the U.S. taking a more active role in combating this threat.

  • Congress' approval hits pre-election low

    Just 14 percent of Americans approve how Congress is handling its job, according to a new Gallup poll. The rating is the second lowest one measured before a fall midterm election since 1974.

  • Americans more concerned about growing Islamic State threat

    According to a poll by CNN/ORC International, 76 percent favor additional airstrikes against the Islamic State, with 45 percent of Americans seeing it as a "very serious threat to the U.S."

  • Most analysts see GOP winning Senate

    Many independent analysts now predict that Republicans will take over the Senate in the midterm elections, but not by a huge margin.

  • Republican poll shows tie in North Carolina race

    Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., was tied with Republican challenger Thom Tillis at 44 percent, according to a GOP poll shared with the Washington Examiner.

  • GOP's chances of retaking Senate increase: NYT Upshot

    Republicans' chances of taking control of the U.S. Senate have increased to 61 percent from 58 percent, according to a prominent data-driven forecast.

  • Repubs lead in battleground states: Poll

    Republican candidates for U.S. Senate have made gains in key states, according to a new NBC News/Marist poll, adding to the chorus of voices asking whether the GOP will take over Congress' upper chamber in November.

  • Zogby Report Card: Shades of George H.W. Bush in Obama's ISIS plan

    Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama is right to take a page out of former President George H.W Bush's Iraq war plan based on first forming a coalition of the willing.

  • Americans now view banks positively

    The banking industry now has a net positive rating of 8 points, up from near -30 points in the depths of the recession. The real estate industry also has undergone a dramatic reversal in public perception, notching its first positive rating since the peak of the housing bubble in 2006.

  • VIDEO: Republican leads in key Senate battleground state

    A CNN/ORC International poll released Friday shows Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., with a two-point lead over Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Pryor.

  • Voters trust GOP the most on economy but not on entitlements

    A George Washington University Battleground Poll taken in late August showed most Americans "feel the nation is on the wrong track," but they have differing view on who would best lead the country onto the right track.

  • Poll: Tom Corbett trailing by more points than he actually gets

    The Pennsylvania Republican is far and away the most vulnerable incumbent of 2014, as a new poll from Pittsburgh's Robert Morris University indicates.

  • More Americans trust GOP on immigration

    Republicans have a clear advantage on immigration in a recent poll, a potent weapon for GOP candidates in the final stretch of the midterm elections.



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