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A voter in the Manhattan borough of New York City.

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A voter in the Manhattan borough of New York City.

America Going Independent — At Expense of Republican Party

Through the years, as many Americans have ceased to identify with either one of the major political parties, the ranks of those who view themselves as independents have swelled. And there is further proof in the Gallup Poll’s findings that...

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President Barack Obama boards Air Force One on his departure from at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Jan. 4, 2014 in Honolulu.

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President Barack Obama boards Air Force One on his departure from at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Jan. 4, 2014 in Honolulu.

Obama’s Job-Approval Hill Climb

A new year, a new hill to climb. President Barack Obama begins the year “upside down” in the polls, with more Americans voicing disapproval of his job performance than those who approve. The latest result of Gallup’s daily tracking polls...

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A bag adorned with pictures of President Barack Obama at Waikiki beach in Honolulu on Dec. 25, 2013.

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A bag adorned with pictures of President Barack Obama at Waikiki beach in Honolulu on Dec. 25, 2013.

Obama’s Two-Week Reset: ‘Mahalo’

Updated at 1:40 pm EST It’s been a quiet two weeks at Kailua by the sea. The president took the girls to the Honolulu Zoo for an after-hours visit — it closes at 4:30 pm and the vacationing presidential motorcade...

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A majority of U.S. citizens support legalizing marijuana, as per Gallup

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A majority of U.S. citizens support legalizing marijuana, as per Gallup

2013 By the Numbers

The folks at Gallup have a way of looking at the world through numbers. Some of their numbers noted today have a lot to say about the year passing: – 69 percent of Americans remain unaffected by President Barack Obama’s health...

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The United States Capitol building, where some very unpopular people work.

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The United States Capitol building, where some very unpopular people work.

Congressional Approval Record Low: 9%

Nine in 100. That’s the share of Americans who say Congress is doing a good job. That’s an all-time low in Gallup’s 39 years of polling on the question. The percentage of people crediting Congress with doing a good job fell...

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Bill Cosby onstage at the Thurgood Marshall College Fund 25th Awards Gala on November 11, 2013 in Washington D.C.

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Bill Cosby onstage at the Thurgood Marshall College Fund 25th Awards Gala on November 11, 2013 in Washington D.C.

Cosby: ‘It’s Doctor Huxtable’

Jim Clifton, chairman and CEO of the polling company Gallup, made a surprise donation of $1 million to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund last night. The fund, which provides scholarships to students attending historically black colleges, held its first Washington...

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President Barack Obama walks to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on Nov. 8, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama walks to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on Nov. 8, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Obama’s Economy: 65% Disapprove of Handling

The latest in a series of polls showing a slide in President Barack Obama’s approval ratings comes today from the Pew Research Center. Which puts his overall job approval at 41 percent. It reached a two-year low of 39 percent...

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President Barack Obama arrives to speak about the healthcare reform laws, known as Obamacare, at an Organizing for Action event in Washington, DC, on November 4, 2013.

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President Barack Obama arrives to speak about the healthcare reform laws, known as Obamacare, at an Organizing for Action event in Washington, DC, on November 4, 2013.

Obama Nearing All-Time Low in Gallup Approval Ratings: 39%

President Barack Obama is near matching his all-time low in job approval in the Gallup Poll. The 39 percent approval rating reported by Gallup today — an average of surveys conducted Saturday through Monday — is close to the 38-percent...

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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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