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Stories with subject: Political approval ratings
  • Poll: North Dakota most positive on public schools 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 4:55 pm
  • WILLISTON, North Dakota - A nationwide Gallup poll shows that North Dakota residents are the most positive state in the nation about their public schools.

  • New poll shows de Blasio approval at 49 percent 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 8:08 pm
  • NEW YORK - A new poll shows nearly half of respondents approved of the job New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is doing.

  • Dems hope Corbett's woes a boost in US House races 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 11:32 am
  • WASHINGTON - With a congressional map tilted against them, Pennsylvania Democrats are hoping that GOP Gov. Tom Corbett's continuing unpopularity may help them flip one or two House seats in their favor.

  • Ohio Democrats seek GOP missteps in US House races 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 11:23 am
  • WASHINGTON - Their four congressional seats considered safe, Ohio Democrats head into the state's primary election looking to take advantage of any openings that might be created by Republican missteps or tea party challenges. But with all 12 GOP incumbents seeking re-election, the odds are stacked against them.

  • DIGITS: Hitting new highs and lows on health care 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 9:26 am
  • Polls often diverge by a few points, but it's rare to see well-respected polls come to opposing conclusions about the public's take on an issue. In the last week, however, an Associated Press-GfK poll found support for President Barack Obama's health care overhaul at a new low while a Washington Post-ABC News poll showed it had hit a new high.

  • New York mayor aims to mend relations with press 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 6:40 pm
  • NEW YORK - Mayor Bill de Blasio's relationship with New York City's press since taking office at the beginning of the year was initially marked with several missteps, creating unflattering tabloid headlines and helping to drag down his approval ratings in the eyes of the public.

  • Conn. governor announces plans to run again 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 2:56 pm
  • HARTFORD, Connecticut - Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Friday he will seek a second term, formally entering a contest that already has several Republican candidates challenging the Democrat's handling of taxes and the economy.

  • Warner has 15-point lead on Gillespie in poll 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 8:08 am
  • RICHMOND, Virginia - A new poll shows Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Warner has a 15-point advantage over former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie.

  • Poll: Ukraine crisis hurts Obama approval ratings 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 3:12 am
  • WASHINGTON - Foreign policy used to stand out as a not-so-bleak spot in the public's waning assessment of Barack Obama. Not anymore. He's getting low marks for handling Russia's swoop into Ukraine, and more Americans than ever disapprove of the way Obama is doing his job, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.

  • Poll: Ukraine crisis hurting Obama at home 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 3:11 am
  • WASHINGTON - Foreign policy used to stand out as a not-so-bleak spot in the public's waning assessment of Barack Obama. Not anymore. He's getting low marks for handling Russia's swoop into Ukraine, and more Americans than ever disapprove of the way Obama is doing his job, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.

  • Walker's approval rating drops some in new poll 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 1:49 pm
  • MILWAUKEE - Less than half of registered Wisconsin voters approve of the job Gov. Scott Walker is doing.

  • Women's issues could dominate Texas election 
    Updated: Mar-23-14 11:30 am
  • AUSTIN, Texas - Women's pay and health care are taking over the headlines in the Texas governor's race, and for good reason: Women comprise the majority of voters.

  • Democrats see openings in congressional departures 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 2:10 pm
  • MCLEAN, Virginia - Democrats know they perform poorly in midterm elections. Just ask President Barack Obama.