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Obama approval rating rises to forty-seven percent

US President Barack Obama’s approval rating climbed to 47 percent in a new poll released Wednesday, closing on a level which could help him run a competitive reelection bid next year. In a Quinnipiac University poll, Obama’s approval rating rose from 41 percent in October, and the president held leads…

Ohio bill would allow recall of governor, lawmakers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) – Ohio Democratic legislators are proposing a bill that would allow voters to recall Governor John Kasich, who has signed a controversial bill limiting collective bargaining for public workers. State Representative John Hagen said voters in 17 states, including Wisconsin, where a similar bill was passed, can…

Ohio plan to curb union rights unpopular: poll

CHICAGO – Republican plans to curtail union rights are unpopular with Ohio voters who also disapprove of how the US state’s newly-elected governor is handling his job, a poll released Wednesday found. Ohio is one of 37 states considering legislation to curtail union rights as Republicans use major gains from…

More Americans oppose war in Afghanistan: poll

More Americans now oppose the war in Afghanistan than support it, a new poll showed Thursday, the latest sign of waning public backing for the US-led mission. The Quinnipiac University poll also found a large majority of Americans want to see an end to the ban on gays serving openly…

Poll: Obama approval rises for first time this year

President Barack Obama has gained voters’ approval by a slight margin for the first time this year, said a poll released Wednesday that also showed Americans still wary of his handling of the economy. By a 48-43 percent split voters gave a thumbs up to the job Obama is doing,…

White House bracing for Specter loss: report

CBS’ Bob Schieffer has been told that the White House expects Sen. Arlen Specter to lose in the Democratic primary Tuesday. While polls have been close, with a few showing Rep. Joe Sestak with a one or two point lead over Specter, the White House may be privy to insider…

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