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2014-07-24 12:26:22

President Obama's job ratings and direction of country both down this month NEW YORK, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Normally, summer is a quiet time in Washington, D.C. Congress comes back to finish off a few things before heading out for summer recess and even the President gets to take a little time off with his family. This summer, however, is anything but quiet. In addition to the various crises the White House has to handle, they also have to deal with an unhappy nation. Just...

2010-08-03 15:00:00

Hillary Clinton Scores Highest, 19 Points Above Obama WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Clarus Poll of "news watchers" - a nationwide survey of registered voters who say they follow the news "closely" or "very closely" - finds that the job approval ratings of President Obama, his top aides and Cabinet officials have fallen considerably during the past seven months. The July 2010 Clarus Poll shows that only two members of the Obama team, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton...

2010-02-22 04:00:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new poll finds that 64 percent of Washington, D.C. voters think Mayor Adrian Fenty did "only a fair" or "poor" job handling the recent snow emergency in the nation's capital, while 33 percent think he did an "excellent" or "good" job. The citywide survey was conducted Sunday, February 21st by the nonpartisan Clarus Research Group, a polling firm based in Washington, D.C. "Based on public perceptions, the bad news for the mayor is that he...

2009-12-08 17:39:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- President Barack Obama receives high marks for his foreign policy while most Americans disagree with his handling of health care and the budget deficit, according to the Bloomberg National Poll, a quarterly survey of Americans. While most Americans polled generally support Obama with a job-approval rating of 54 percent, he receives negative marks on many domestic issues. More than 50 percent of respondents say they disapprove of his plan to overhaul the...

2009-12-03 10:08:00

Two-Thirds of Young Adults Oppose Sending More U.S. Troops to Afghanistan CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new national poll by Harvard's Institute of Politics (IOP), located at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, finds a majority (58%) of America's 18-29 year-olds approve of President Obama's job performance generally but disapprove of the President's handling of specific issues including the economy (52% disapprove), health care (52% disapprove) and...

2008-07-17 21:00:04

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Thursday told CNN U.S. President George W. Bush is a total failure who is in no position to criticize Congress. The California Democrat said Congress' low approval rating is a consequence of its inability to end the Iraq War and said she also disapproves of Congress' performance on the war. Two days after Bush criticized Congress for lack of action, Pelosi told CNN the president needed something to talk about because he has no ideas. God bless him, bless his...

2006-06-04 21:41:25

SEOUL (Reuters) - The approval rating for South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun has fallen to a new low of 20.2 percent following a stinging defeat for his left-of-centre party in local elections, a poll published on Monday showed. Roh's ruling Uri Party won only one of the 16 major races for provincial governors and city mayors in the May 31 election, while the opposition Grand National Party (GNP) had a sweeping victory in the polls. According to the poll by Gallup Korea published in...

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