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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks about his knowledge of a traffic study that snarled traffic at the George Washington Bridge during a news conference on Jan. 9, 2014 at the Statehouse in Trenton, New Jersey.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks about his knowledge of a traffic study that snarled traffic at the George Washington Bridge during a news conference on Jan. 9, 2014 at the Statehouse in Trenton, New Jersey.

Christie’s Approval Slides: Quinnipiac

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s approval rating has dropped to its lowest level in 16 months following revelations that his appointees ordered politically motivated lane closures that led to traffic tie-ups last year at the George Washington Bridge. Christie’s job...

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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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U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama during their annual visit with U.S. military families on Christmas Day at Marine Corps Base Hawaii on Dec. 25, 2013

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U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama during their annual visit with U.S. military families on Christmas Day at Marine Corps Base Hawaii on Dec. 25, 2013

Obama Gains Five Points on Vacation — Will Republicans Work it Off?

Call it holiday cheer. Call it a standard deviation. Or a case of absence making hearts grow fonder. Whatever it is, President Barack Obama has picked up five points in public approval since he’s gone away to Hawaii for a...

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An activist holds a poster of President Barack Obama as he blocks traffic on in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 5, 2013, during a protest.

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An activist holds a poster of President Barack Obama as he blocks traffic on in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 5, 2013, during a protest.

Obama Job Ratings Drop into Bush Territory in Poll

The year 2013 hasn’t been kind to President Barack Obama, who finished with approval ratings that match those of his predecessor, George W. Bush. Just 41 percent of Americans approved of Obama’s performance as president in a CNN/ORC International survey...

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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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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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President Barack Obama pauses during remarks about immigration reform in the East Room of the White House on Oct. 24, 2013.

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President Barack Obama pauses during remarks about immigration reform in the East Room of the White House on Oct. 24, 2013.

Obama’s ‘Tanking’ Approval — Where, Actually, is the Floor?

“Tanks.” That’s a hard word for a president’s approval rating. That’s the headline at the newly designed MSNBC this morning. Bold and arresting — like the president’s poll numbers. President Barack Obama’s job approval has reached an all-time low in...

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