Paul Ryan's popularity in the GOP is dwindling, while Mike Huckabee emerges as most favorable among Republicans. The success of Representative Paul Ryan and Senator Patty Murray’s budget compromise in getting through a divided and squabbling Congress this week may be a major legislative accomplishment, but it hasn’t necessarily helped ...
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Most Americans say that this Congress has done less than normal, while only around a third of the public approve of the new budget deal. Although last week’s Congressional compromise budget deal is about to become law, the agreement hasn’t registered as a net positive for all Americans. Conservative opposition ...
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Most people think that the founding fathers were justified in their violent rebellion against the British government, but few apart from the French Resistance enjoy such widespread support.  The struggle against apartheid in South Africa, the fight against the British in colonial America, and the civil war in Libya to ...
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People are unsure about whether or not unemployment has fallen since President Obama took office, but people are sharply divided on how involved the federal government should be in encouraging employment. Although the unemployment rate is lower now than it was at the time President Barack Obama assumed the presidency, ...
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Most Americans don't think the Congress will actually be able to pass a budget, while the Congressional GOP has lower favorability ratings than their Democratic counterparts.  As the House of Representatives prepares to finish up its 2013 session on Friday, Democratic Senator Patty Murray and Republican Representative Paul Ryan have ...
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Nearly half of Americans say that Nelson Mandela was 'great', though Democrats were much more likely than Republicans to say that he was 'great'.  On Tuesday, President Obama hailed Nelson Mandela as the “great liberator” of the twentieth century. Nearly half of America in the latest Economist/YouGov Poll would also ...
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Americans tend to be supportive of Israel, but there is a partisan divide over whether or not the US provides enough support to Israel. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s dissatisfaction with President Barack Obama over American willingness to negotiate with Iran, and American dissatisfaction with Israel’s unwillingness to discuss an ...
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President Obama's approval rating has fallen substantially over the last year, but people increasingly dislike him as a person, too.  One year ago, a few weeks after his re-election, American opinion of President Barack Obama was mixed; his approval rating was barely 50%, even as he celebrated his re-election.  But ...
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