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Republican approval rating falls to lowest point in Gallup poll history

Republicans seem to be playing “how low can you go.” Just 28 percent of Americans have a favorable impression of the GOP, according to the latest monthly Gallup tracking poll. The number ” is the lowest favorable rating measured for either party since Gallup began asking this question in 1992,” the polling company stated.
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Is Obama’s popularity at a tipping point?

Here’s a bit of political trivia from a proud history major: The first April of a second presidential term has proven to be a tipping point in the popularity of re-elected presidents. For George W. Bush and Richard M. Nixon, it was all downhill from there. For Bill Clinton (despite impeachment) and Ronald Reagan (despite  
Categories: Bush family, Polls

Poll: Public far more likely to side with Obama than Boehner on “fiscal cliff”

Boehner’s troubles might stem from the fact that 26 percent of those polled didn’t know enough to say whether they approved or disapproved of his handling of the negotiations.

Poll shows majority of Americans support immigration reform

A post-election poll shows a solid majority of Americans favoring immigration reform and a slim majority supporting same-sex marriage. Legalization of marijuana gains support as well.

From the polls to the president: which presidential polls were the most accurate

Even as votes started rolling in from the polls it was a tight presidential race to call. And with an election this close, major national polls varied by five percent or less.

Some were closer than others, though. Here’s a breakdown of which polls were dead on and which ones were duds.

Six key takeaways from Tuesday’s election results

There truly is a demographic tidal wave sweeping over the nation, and Republicans ignore it at their own peril.

Analysis: A demographic tidal wave brings Obama a tight but decisive victory

Although Republican nominee Mitt Romney won a larger share of the white vote than any presidential candidate since Ronald Reagan scored a landslide re-election in 1984, the former Massachusetts governor ended up a loser at the polls because of the racial, ethnic and generational changes that have altered the U.S. electoral landscape.

Michigan man votes after being revived at the polls

Apparently, the dead can vote.
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Highlights of the exit polls

The polls are still open in many states and the votes are not yet counted, but some exit poll are in.
Categories: AP , CBS , CNN , exit polls , Obama

What if Nate Silver is wrong? (VIDEO)

By now, most liberals have checked polling analyst Nate Silver’s blog at least twice Tuesday: It says President Obama’s chance of winning re-election is 90.1 percent. Whaaaaaaa? We know Nate is merely assigning a numerical expression on his freshly crunched numbers, but the political cynic in us says, c’mon. Ninety-one percent? That’s only slightly worse […]
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