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POLL: Most Americans Think Afghan War 'Not Worth Fighting'

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A record 60 percent of Americans say the war in Afghanistan has not been worth fighting, a grim assessment -- and a politically hazardous one -- in ad...

US-Obama: 45% Favorable, 47% Unfavorable (Politico/PSB 11/8-11)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

POlitico / Penn Schoen Berland 11/8-11/10; 1,000 adults, 3.1% margin of error Mode: Internet Politico release National State of the Country 28% Righ...

Obama's Approval Ratings Down In Illinois, Economic Woes Continue For Many

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Even as President Obama's approval ratings declined on a national level, the president has remained popular in his adopted home state of Illinois. But...

Michelle Obama, Bill Clinton Ahead Of Barack Obama In Popularity (POLLS)

The Huffington Post | Eleni Angelides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two new polls out this week show that both former President Bill Clinton and First Lady Michelle Obama are enjoying higher favorability ratings than P...

Mark Blumenthal

Obama-Palin Polls Don't Serve Much Purpose This Early In The Game

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two new polls released yesterday asked about a hypothetical presidential contest between Sarah Palin and Barack Obama with very different results: Th...

Jason Linkins

Poll On Confidence In Obama: What Does 'Lack Faith' Mean?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

What does "lack faith" mean to you? To me, it connotes the absence of faith. The null set of faith. An empty space, where faith once sat. I hate havi...

Public Confidence Hits New Low For President Obama (POLL)

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Nearly six in ten voters say they have little or no confidence in President Obama's ability to make the right decisions for the United States, accordi...

Obama Poll Watch -- June, 2010

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama, after gaining a bit in his average approval ratings in May, slipped back in June. But the reversal was slight, continuing a five-month streak of amazingly stable numbers.

Sam Stein

Obama Enjoys Higher 'Very Favorable' View In Utah Than Bob Bennett

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Things have gone south so fast for Sen. Bob Bennett (R-Utah) that even in his deeply conservative home state more people have a "very favorable" opini...

Sam Stein

Large Portion Of GOP Thinks Obama Is Racist, Socialist, Non-U.S. Citizen: Poll

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

EDITOR'S NOTE: The story below includes references to polling conducted by the firm Research 2000. The reliability and accuracy of Research 2000's pol...

Sam Stein

Obama Gets Post Health Care Bump, Primarily From Democrats

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Only days after health care reform was passed into law, President Obama is already starting to reap the benefits in the form of public approval. A C...

Obama Tops South Carolina Republican Senators In Poll, Despite Losing State In 2008

McClatchy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama's job approval may be eroding nationwide, but in South Carolina, a state he lost in 2008, a new poll gives him higher numbers t...

To Public, Obama Still Looks Better Than The GOP

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At a time of deepening political disaffection and intensified distress about the economy, President Obama enjoys an edge over Republican...

Obama Virtually Tied With Generic Republican Candidate In 2012: POLL

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With nearly three years to go before the 2012 presidential election, President Obama's hold on the White House appears to be in jeopardy, according to...

Obama's State Of The Union Polling Bump: One Point

Jeremy Binckes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama received a one-point bump in his approval ratings after his State of the Union address, according to a new Gallup poll. In the...

Sam Stein

Poll: Obama Has Little Wiggle Room With Dems On Afghan Strategy

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the White House begins to chart the future of U.S. policy towards Afghanistan, new polling data shows how little wiggle room the president has with...

Pollster Analysis: Obama Not Losing Support From Independents

Pollster | Charles Franklin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

...support for Obama has not plummeted among independents, and that needs to be clarified before it becomes erroneous conventional wisdom. It especial...

Poll: 35% Of Republicans Want To Impeach Obama

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new poll released by Public Policy Polling Wednesday introduced some surprising numbers. Thirty-five percent of Republicans said that they would s...

Poll: Majority Of Republicans Don't Think Obama Won 2008 Election

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When Doug Hoffman blamed ACORN for his loss in the NY-23 special House election, he was apparently channeling the GOP base. A new Public Policy Pollin...

Obama's Poll Numbers Dip Below 50 Percent: What It Means

The New York Times | Adam Nagourney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama returned from his trip to Asia facing some unsettling news: two new polls showed that his approval rating had dipped below 50 percent ...

Obama Facebook Poll Asking "Should Obama Be Killed?" Pulled From Site (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

A poll was posted on Facebook asking users to vote "should Obama be killed?" The responses include: "yes," "maybe," "if he cuts my health care," and ...

Sahil Kapur

Despite Dip In Job Approval, 67 Percent View Obama As "A Strong, Decisive Leader": Gallup Poll

HuffingtonPost.com | Sahil Kapur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's job approval ratings may have dipped recently in the wake of tough legislative battles, but a significant majority of the public con...

Congress Is Behaving as if the Health Care System Isn't in Tatters

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

We are either going to get no health care reform or watered-down health care legislation that acts as a bandage, helping some people but ignoring the larger problem creating the pain.

Public Confidence In Stimulus Package's Effectiveness Ebbs, Poll Finds

Washington Post | Dan Balz and Jon Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barely half of Americans are now confident that President Obama's $787 billion stimulus measure will boost the economy, and the rapid rise in optimism...

Sam Stein

Obama Boost: New Poll Shows 76% Support For Choice Of Public Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

New poll numbers from NBC/Wall Street Journal produce two major and potentially conflicting story lines when it comes to the Obama administration's ef...