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Congressional Budget Office forecasts economic growth and deficit reduction

The United States is expected to post solid economic growth of more than 3.0 percent through 2016, accompanied by a shrinking deficit, a government agency said Tuesday. The Congressional Budget Office, the nonpartisan analysis arm of Congress, said in its latest report that the federal government’s tax and spending policies…

Poll suggests Americans starting to blame GOP for gridlock

A new AP-GfK poll contains some bad news for the Republican Party. Americans may be thoroughly disgusted with Congress — whose approval is down to an all-time low of 12% — but they increasingly blame the Republicans more than the Democrats for the legislative body’s failures. According to Justin Sink…

Obama poll numbers on economy hit new low

The number of Americans who approve of President Barack Obama’s handling of the sour US economy has slumped to an all-time low for him of 26 percent, according to a poll released Wednesday. The respected Gallup organization’s findings showed the embattled president down 11 points since mid-May on an issue…

Just one in four Americans like Obama on economy

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans who approve of President Barack Obama’s handling of the sour US economy has slumped to an all-time low for him of 26 percent, according to a poll released Wednesday. The respected Gallup organization’s findings showed the embattled president down 11 points since mid-May on…

Poll: 62 percent say debt ceiling deal benefits the rich and hurts the poor

Sixty-two percent of Americans think the bill that raises the federal’s debt ceiling through the year 2013 and makes major cuts in government spending benefits the rich at the expense of the poor and middle class, according to a CNN/ORC poll released on Monday. President Barack Obama signed a debt…

Poll: Support for Afghan war hits record low

As the war in Afghanistan approaches it’s eleventh year, nearly two-thirds of Americans are saying the conflict is not worth fighting, according to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll. The survey (.pdf) found that a record 64 percent do not support the war. Only 31 percent thought the war was…

Government to report on $1 trillion-plus deficit

Government to report on second straight $1T-plus deficit; red ink to spill over into election The Obama administration is set to report Friday that the federal budget deficit exceeded $1 trillion for the second straight year, providing critics of government spending with fresh ammunition ahead of the midterm congressional elections.…

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