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Half of Americans Approve of Obama's Handling of Libya

-Bruce Drake

Obama's marks for his handling of Libya come despite criticism from the left, right and abroad that he waited too long to act against the Gadhafi regime, and that once he did, the mission was not as defined as he promised it would be.

Opposition Rises to Increased Nuclear Power Use; Offshore Drilling Support Rebounds

-Bruce Drake

Predictably, opposition to increased use of nuclear power has spiked after the Japan crisis. But support for offshore drilling, which dropped after last year's Gulf oil spill, has bounced back.

Democrats, Republicans, Independents Differ on Issues That Worry Them Most

-Bruce Drake

Republicans say federal spending is their top worry; Democrats name health care; and independents say the overall economy is their top concern.

Poll: Slim Majority Supports Gay Marriage

-Politics Daily Staff

The poll found 53 percent backing for legalization of same-sex marriage -- up from just over one-third five years ago.

As States Struggle With Deficits, Few Proposals for Cutting Red Ink Get Majority Support

-Bruce Drake

Governors and lawmakers trying to deal with big gaps in state budgets face the same dilemma as their counterparts in Washington: everyone wants to see deficits brought under control, but few proposals to achieve that command a majority.

Support for Construction of Nuclear Plants in the U.S. Drops Following Japan Crisis

-Bruce Drake

Majorities of Americans have consistently supported construction of new nuclear plants in recent years, but a new poll shows that the public is now roughly split on that question in the wake of the Japanese nuclear crisis.

Hillary Clinton Popular With Public but Finished With Government After 2012

-Politics Daily Staff

Clinton made it perfectly clear once again: She's through with politics after next year and intends to return to private life.

Palin Seen More Negatively by Republicans Than Other Possible 2012 Candidates, Poll Finds

-Bruce Drake

If Sarah Palin is seriously considering a run for president in 2012, the latest poll on her standing among Republican candidates contains the same kind of bad news that could be found in earlier surveys.

Republicans Losing Their Advantage on How to Handle the Deficit, Poll Finds

-Bruce Drake

A new poll echoes what a Washington Post/ABC News poll reported a day earlier: President Obama doesn't get good marks for his handling of issues involving the economy, but faith in Republicans doing a better job has slipped.

Huckabee, Bachmann Score Highest in GOP 2012 Field on 'Positive Intensity' of Support

-Bruce Drake

Even Huckabee's and Bachmann's top scores weren't very high, according to Gallup who made the calculation. The poll shows that the potential candidates with high name recognition still need to translate that into voter intensity.

Poll Shows Faith in Government Plummets; Warning Signs for Republicans Emerge

-Bruce Drake

In a new Washington Post/ABC News poll, only 26 percent of Americans say they’re optimistic about 'our system of government and how well it works.'

New Poll Shows Public Split Over U.S. Enforcing a Libya 'No-Fly' Zone

-Bruce Drake

In contrast to a CNN poll released earlier Tuesday, a survey by the Pew Research Center found Americans split on whether the U.S. should join in enforcing a no-fly zone over Libya. The CNN poll said a majority supported doing so.

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