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Pope Francis tries to catch a white rose thrown by a pilgrim as he arrives for his general audience at St Peter's square on March 26, 2014 at the Vatican.

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Pope Francis tries to catch a white rose thrown by a pilgrim as he arrives for his general audience at St Peter's square on March 26, 2014 at the Vatican.

Obama 42, Francis 76: Gallup Poll

This is hardly a level playing field: As President Barack Obama prepares to call on Pope Francis at the Vatican tomorrow morning, the pontiff’s approval ratings are soaring back in the U.S. of A. Three-quarters of all Americans surveyed hold...

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U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 31, 2013.

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U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 31, 2013.

Obama’s 40: The New 38?

Updated at 1:10 pm EST with Sunday’s survey President Barack Obama’s approval rating has reached a round number: Forty — in the average of Gallup surveys taken through Sunday. Obama approval rating (Gallup) hit a two year low over the...

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President Barack Obama waits for a heavy rain to pass before crossing West Executive Avenue from the Eisenhower Executive Office Building to the West Wing of the White House, March 12, 2013.

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President Barack Obama waits for a heavy rain to pass before crossing West Executive Avenue from the Eisenhower Executive Office Building to the West Wing of the White House, March 12, 2013.

Obama Slips Below 50% — White House: ‘Everyone Looks Bad’

President Barack Obama’s approval rating has dropped below 50 percent in a new survey, as the public sours on Washington’s handling of the $85 billion in automatic spending cuts that went into effect at the beginning of the month. The...

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Outdoor space heaters wait to be removed by volunteers, employees and contractors from the Service Employees International Union as they work to break down 'The People's Camp' on the National Mall west of the U.S. Capitol.

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Outdoor space heaters wait to be removed by volunteers, employees and contractors from the Service Employees International Union as they work to break down 'The People's Camp' on the National Mall west of the U.S. Capitol.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 13%

That’s the approval rating of Congress, according to a Gallup survey conducted March 7-10. The figure is little changed from a month ago, when Congress had a 15 percent approval rating. The most recent surveys were conducted after automatic budget...

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President Barack Obama speaks about gun violence as well as the economy in Chicago on Feb. 15, 2013.

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President Barack Obama speaks about gun violence as well as the economy in Chicago on Feb. 15, 2013.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 55%

That was President Barack Obama’s job approval rating in a Bloomberg National Poll conducted Feb. 15-18. It is the president’s strongest level of support since September 2009, Bloomberg’s Mike Dorning reports. Forty percent disapprove of the job Obama is doing...

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Speaker of the House John Boehner leaves a House Republican Caucus meeting on Jan. 1, 2013 in Washington.

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Speaker of the House John Boehner leaves a House Republican Caucus meeting on Jan. 1, 2013 in Washington.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 25%

That’s the percentage of Americans who approve of the House speaker’s handling of the fiscal negotiations, according to Gallup. As the 113th Congress is sworn in today, with Republican House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio standing for re-election as leader...

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