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Entries by Mark Blumenthal from 09/2011

New Polls Find All-Time Lows For Obama, Congress

Posted 09.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two new polls released on Tuesday confirm that the summer's debt ceiling debate along with the drumbeat of bad economic news have taken ...

Rick Perry Is A Leader Who Can Beat Obama, HuffPost-Patch GOP Power Outsiders Say

Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics

Gov. Rick Perry's strong first impression on Republicans extends to some of the most politically engaged GOP activists in Iowa, New Hampshire and Sout...

Republican Voters Support Social Security, But Question Future Benefits

Posted 09.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A skirmish over Social Security in Wednesday night's Republican presidential debate helps illustrate two conflicting views of the 70-yea...

Rick Perry Polls Best On Electability, But Do Voters Really Care?

Posted 09.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two new national polls show that Republicans give Texas Gov. Rick Perry the best chance of beating President Barack Obama in 2012, even ...

Mitt Romney Is Presidential, Electable, HuffPost-Patch GOP Power Outsiders Say

Posted 09.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rick Perry may have impressed politically engaged Republican activists in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, but Mitt Romney impres...

PPP Poll Shows Elizabeth Warren Surging Against Scott Brown

Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Less than a week after Democrat Elizabeth Warren launched her campaign for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts, a new automated poll shows ...

Michele Bachmann Can't Win, HuffPost-Patch GOP Power Outsiders Say

Posted 09.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Less than six weeks after winning the Ames Straw Poll in Iowa, Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is all but f...

Rick Perry By The Polls: Will He Be The Front-Runner Much Longer?

Posted 09.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Front-runner status has been fleeting in the Republican presidential contest so far, and Rick Perry's current hold on first place in pub...

1 to 10 Scale 'Outliers'

Posted 09.23.2011 | Politics

Jonathan Bernstein thinks Perry's lead is partly a bounce that will dissipate regardless of his debate performance. Beth Reinhard argues the primar...

GOP Power Outsiders Souring On Perry, Warming To Romney

Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Politically engaged Republican activists have decisively soured on Rick Perry and warmed to Mitt Romney over the last few weeks, accordi...

Obama's Approval Rating Is Underwater, But Don't Try To Predict 2012 Yet

Posted 09.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's job approval ratings have hit new lows over the past month, yet he continues to hold slight leads over Republic...