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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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Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) leaves the U.S. Capitol for a meeting with House Republican leaders and President Barack Obama on October 10, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) leaves the U.S. Capitol for a meeting with House Republican leaders and President Barack Obama on October 10, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Shutdown Journal: Day 11

Updated at 7:12 through 4:30 pm EDT With reporting on “Political Capital” program interviews by Jonathan Salant Getting there, slowly: “Discussions are still ongoing with the White House,,” House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a Virginia Republican, said this afternoon, as the...

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Speaker of the House John Boehner speaks at the Capitol in Washington, DC, on October 8, 2013, following a press conference by President Barack Obama at the White House.

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Speaker of the House John Boehner speaks at the Capitol in Washington, DC, on October 8, 2013, following a press conference by President Barack Obama at the White House.

Shutdown Journal: Day 9

Updated at 7:37 am through 4:39 pm EDT With contributions from Jonathan D. Salant and John McCormick House Republican and Senate Democratic leaders are open to a short-term increase in the debt limit, according to   congressional aides of both...

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Protesters demonstrate in front of the Capitol in Washington, DC, on October 3, 2013, urging congress to end the federal government shutdown.

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Protesters demonstrate in front of the Capitol in Washington, DC, on October 3, 2013, urging congress to end the federal government shutdown.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: -32

That’s Gallup’s U.S. Economic Confidence Index for Sept. 30-Oct. 2. Gallup’s index, which is based on Americans’ assessments of current economic conditions and perceptions of whether the economy is getting better or worse, fell 13 points from minus 19 on...

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The Capitol building in Washington, D.C.

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The Capitol building in Washington, D.C.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 57%

That’s the share of Americans who want lawmakers who share their views to compromise on a budget plan to avert a government shutdown, according to a Pew Research Center survey. That compares with 33 percent of Americans who want similarly-minded...

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