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A wedding cake hat during support of same-sex marriage in the Castro District after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act and declined to rule on the California law Proposition 8, in California.

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A wedding cake hat during support of same-sex marriage in the Castro District after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act and declined to rule on the California law Proposition 8, in California.

Gay Rights Gain Record Acceptance: ABC/Post Poll

Public support for gay marriage has reached a record 59 percent in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll — up from 32 percent in 2004, marking what pollster Gary Langer calls “a dramatic transformation of public attitudes. During the same...

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Republican senators wait at the U.S. Capitol for a shuttle bus ride to the White House for a meeting between Republican members of the U.S. Senate with U.S. President Barack Obama on settling the debt limit and government funding issues on October 11, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Republican senators wait at the U.S. Capitol for a shuttle bus ride to the White House for a meeting between Republican members of the U.S. Senate with U.S. President Barack Obama on settling the debt limit and government funding issues on October 11, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Republicans: ‘Lion’s Share of Blame’ in Poll

The longer the government remains shut down, the more Americans blame congressional Republicans, according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll released today. The results are similar to those in an NBC News/Wall Steeet Journal survey released last week, which showed congressional Republicans holding...

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Delegates watch a video about former President George W. Bush at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, Florida.

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Delegates watch a video about former President George W. Bush at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, Florida.

Bush Revisited: Regaining Lost Ground

“After the most unpopular second term of the post-World War II era, ” pollster Gary Langer reports, former President George W. Bush “has gained in public esteem as time since his presidency has passed – not that the public’s ready...

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Wayne MacKenzie, left, and Clayton Zook admire their wedding rings after exchanging vows January 1, 2013 at Black Walnut Point Inn on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.

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Wayne MacKenzie, left, and Clayton Zook admire their wedding rings after exchanging vows January 1, 2013 at Black Walnut Point Inn on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.

Gay Marriage: Public Support Rising

Support for gay marriage has reached a new high in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, “marking a dramatic change in public attitudes on the subject across the past decade,” pollster Gary Langer reports. Fifty-eight percent of Americans surveyed now say...

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Immigrants from the Dominican Republic wait to see an immigration lawyer on Jan. 31, 2013 in New York City. They were visiting the CUNY Citizenship Now Express Center, a non-profit that helps some 8,000 immigrants in the New York area navigate through the complicated process of acquiring U.S. Citizenship.

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Immigrants from the Dominican Republic wait to see an immigration lawyer on Jan. 31, 2013 in New York City. They were visiting the CUNY Citizenship Now Express Center, a non-profit that helps some 8,000 immigrants in the New York area navigate through the complicated process of acquiring U.S. Citizenship.

Path to Citizenship Supported: Poll Shows Obama-Immigration Support

Updated at 11:20 am EST As bipartisan groups of lawmakers in both the Senate and House craft proposals for revamping the nation’s immigration laws — including a potential path to citizenship for many of the 11 million undocumented immigrants already...

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Two statuettes depicting President Barack Obama, left, and Mitt Romney in Naples, Italy.

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Two statuettes depicting President Barack Obama, left, and Mitt Romney in Naples, Italy.

Obama 48.56%, Romney 48.49% — Talk About Too Close to Call

Republican Mitt Romney inspires more confidence than President Barack Obama on the question of improving the economy. Yet voters “disproportionately” blame former President George W. Bush for the state of the economy more than they blame Obama. These cross-currents might...

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Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney holds a rally at Defiance High School, in Defiance, Ohio, on Oct. 25, 2012.

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Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney holds a rally at Defiance High School, in Defiance, Ohio, on Oct. 25, 2012.

Obama, Romney Contact 4 in 10 Voters in Swing States — `Pivotal’

The gap between Republican Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama has widened in one poll — Romney up 5 percentage points in the Gallup daily tracking surveys — and narrowed in another poll — Romney up 1 point in the...

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Mitt Romney at a campaign rally on Sept. 25, 2012 in Vandalia, Ohio.

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Mitt Romney at a campaign rally on Sept. 25, 2012 in Vandalia, Ohio.

Romney’s 47% Remark: Negative

Mitt Romney’s remark about the 47 percent of Americans who pay no taxes, thus “victims” of government dependency and politically unreachable by his campaign, hasn’t gone over well. “Americans disagree with Romney’s recently leaked comment to high-dollar donors that 47...

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