The government shutdown hurt the national reputation of both President Obama and Congress, with Obama's approval just above the all time low. The politics of the last few weeks -- a partial government shutdown, new revelations about American spying operations, and the health care website’s problem-plagued launch have damaged public ...
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Many Americans oppose monitoring the calls of foreign leaders, but still disapprove of Snowden's decision to make the information public. Americans share Edward Snowden’s concerns over the overseas spying activities of the National Security Agency, but the former NSA analyst hasn’t helped his own image much with those new revelations.  ...
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While Democrats are firmly behind Hillary Clinton, Republicans are more undecided looking ahead to the 2016 election. Republicans came out of the recent government shutdown divided: many Republicans held negative feelings about their party’s Congressional leadership, and while most said they preferred compromise, they also held negative views about one ...
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Many Americans consider the recent health care reform law a failure, while others think that the coverage provided by private health insurance companies is better than that of the federal government. The federal government’s current problems with it's healthcare website (healthcare.gov), which allows people to purchase health insurance coverage, may ...
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YouGov were the only pollsters to track public opinion every day of the government shutdown. William Jordan looks at how opinion hardened as time went on. Last Thursday with a late-night, last-minute vote, the government shutdown ended. And as many in the media were quick to point out, Republicans got ...
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Neither the President nor Republicans have walked away from the shutdown covered in glory, while most Americans wouldn't be surprised if there was another shutdown in January.  Although the partial government shutdown has ended – for the time being – and the country has avoided default, there are no winners ...
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Democrats are happier now with where the country is headed than during the shutdown, but Independents and Republicans are still gloomy about the future.  The shutdown made some measures of the state of the country even worse than they had been: last week the percentage thinking the country was off ...
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No one is walking away unscathed from the federal government shutdown, but Republicans are suffering a little more than Democrats.  There’s enough blame to go around when it comes to the government shutdown, and while Americans don’t necessarily think every Republican or Democrat is to blame, the latest Economist/YouGov Poll ...
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