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A majority of Americans have a favorable perception of Canada and Canadians, but only a quarter support merging the United States and Canada into one country. Last week Diane Francis released a new book entitled Merger of the Century: Why Canada and America Should Become One Country. Ms. Francis' belief ...
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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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Most Americans want President Obama to apologize to the leaders of friendly countries who were spied on by the NSA, but people are less opposed to spying on more hostile leaders Today the leaders of the National Security Agency (NSA) were grilled by Congressmen on the latest allegations from Edward Snowden ...
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Many Americans want to speed up the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, while there is a notable partisan divide on whether or not it was a mistake to send troops there in the first place. The US has been fighting in Afghanistan now for little over 12 years, with ...
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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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Most Democrats don't think Obamacare went far enough and want a 'single-payer' system, something Republicans overwhelmingly oppose.  Following a rough rollout of Obamacare's online health insurance marketplace (healthcare.gov), increased scrutiny has fallen upon the department in charge of the law's implementation, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and ...
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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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