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Brown opens large lead on Warren in shock poll

A poll published this week shows Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) opening a large lead on Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren, even after previous polls showed trends moving in the opposite direction. Published Thursday night by Suffolk University, the survey (PDF) claimed Brown holds a 9 percent lead over Warren — surprising,…

One in five young Germans ‘unaware of Auschwitz’

One in five young Germans has no idea that Auschwitz was a Nazi death camp, a poll released Wednesday showed, two days ahead ofHolocaust memorial day. Although 90 percent of those asked did know it was a concentration camp, the poll for Thursday’s edition of Stern news magazine revealed that Auschwitz meant nothing to 21 percent…

Approval of Congress hits record low: poll

After months of partisan gridlock, more Americans of all political stripes disapprove of the US Congress than at any point in more than two decades, a poll found Wednesday. The Washington Post/ABC News poll found that just 14 percent of the US public approves of the job Congress is doing,…

Many U.S. veterans say Iraq, Afghan wars not worth it

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A third of U.S. military veterans who have served in the armed forces since the September 11, 2001, attacks think the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were not worth fighting, a poll released on Wednesday showed. The poll by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center found that these…

Warren, Brown in dead heat: poll

Consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren is in a dead heat with Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) in the latest poll results for the 2012 election for a Massachusetts Senate seat. The poll, conducted by University of Massachusetts-Lowell and the Boston Herald, shows Democrat Warren polling at 38 percent, trailing Brown’s 41 percent.…

Rick Perry takes message to New Hampshire voters

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — Republican White House hopeful Rick Perry swept through New Hampshire Saturday with a message of smaller government and lower taxes as he tries to revitalize his campaign. The Texas governor’s platform of fiscal conservatism was warmly received by friendly crowds at a town hall, chili fest…

Cain disagrees with House GOP on FEMA funding

Fresh off of winning the Florida GOP straw poll, Herman Cain appeared on CNN’s American Morning Monday to discuss his sudden momentum in the presidential race, as well as the current battle on Capital Hill over disaster relief funding. Asked by host Carol Costello if he agreed with the House…

Cain disagrees with House GOP on FEMA funding

Fresh off of winning the Florida GOP straw poll, Herman Cain appeared on CNN’s American Morning Monday to discuss his sudden momentum in the presidential race, as well as the current battle on Capital Hill over disaster relief funding. Asked by host Carol Costello if he agreed with the House…

Ron Paul: Jon Stewart helped make my case

Texas Congressman Ron Paul (R) on Wednesday said The Daily Show host Jon Stewart helped boost media coverage of his presidential candidacy. “I think that another person that kind of made my case was Jon Stewart,” he told reporters at a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor. “How could…

Poll: People confident debt deal will be reached, but disapprove of tactics

As debt crisis talks and negotiations continue for the second week running at the White House, the media continues to barrage the public with reports of seemingly endless negotiations and attempts at deals. Results of a new CBS News poll signal that the majority of people are ready for a…

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