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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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Nearly half of Americans oppose tying teacher pay to standardized test results, with many blaming our poor educational performance on parents, schools and the kids themselves. The results of a recent international study comparing the education systems of various wealthy countries around the world contains little comfort for the United ...
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While Democratic and GOP Insiders often strongly disagree on the performance of political figures or the prospects for particular policies, they can often agree on process-related questions. Insiders were also asked about their perceptions of lobbying. On the questions regarding lobbying, Democratic and Republican Insiders were in broad agreement on ...
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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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