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Most Americans say things are going right in the country, an A.P./NORC poll finds.

New York Times
President Biden enjoys widespread job approval, as Americans’ optimism about the future continues to climb, according to a poll released Monday by The Associated Press and NORC. Sixty-three percent of Americans said they approved of the work Biden was doing as president, while just 36 percent disapproved. That spread of......

New Jerseyans still giving Murphy high marks for his handling of the pandemic, poll finds

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Although New Jersey has the highest coronavirus death rate in the country — much of it from early in the pandemic — 53 percent of those surveyed think the state is doing better than others in dealing with coronavirus, while......

Trump’s Facebook Ban, Aid To India, Global Democracy Poll : Up First

NPR
NPR Today, an independent board will decide if former President Donald Trump will be allowed to rejoin Facebook’s social network. Indian-American communities are raising money to help with India’s worsening COVID crisis. And, President Biden wants to restore the world’s confidence America. A global poll shows how our closest allies......

Republican state lawmakers look to empower partisan poll watchers, setting off alarms about potential voter intimidation

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Bills in several states would grant new authority to poll watchers — who work on behalf of candidates and political parties — to observe voters and election workers. Critics say it could lead to conflict and chaos at polling......

G.O.P. Seeks to Empower Poll Watchers, Raising Intimidation Worries

New York Times
HOUSTON — The red dot of a laser pointer circled downtown Houston on a map during a virtual training of poll watchers by the Harris County Republican Party. It highlighted densely populated, largely Black, Latino and Asian neighborhoods. “This is where the fraud is occurring,” a county Republican official said......

CNN Poll: Americans are divided on what causes problems in US elections

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Partisans are on opposite sides of that question, and are divided over the effect several prominent rule changes would have on the fairness of elections in the United States. And the debate over how elections should be carried out......

Manchin, Sinema filibuster support scores political points back home, GOP poll shows

TheHill
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Max Greenwood Democratic Sens. Joe ManchinJoe ManchinAmericans for Prosperity launches campaign targeting six Democrats to keep filibuster Harris, senators work behind scenes on jobs package Senate approves Gayle Manchin to serve on Appalachian board MORE (W.Va.) and Kyrsten SinemaKyrsten......

Almost half of Republicans say Chauvin jury reached wrong verdict: poll

TheHill
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Dominick Mastrangelo Nearly half of all Republicans questioned in a new poll said that they believe former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin was wrongly convicted of murdering George Floyd. A total of 46 percent of respondents to the CBS News/YouGov poll......

Biden receives positive marks at 100 days – CBS News poll

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Approaching one hundred days in the presidency, President Biden maintains fairly strong approval ratings for what look like fairly straightforward reasons: most Americans like the way he’s handling the country’s top priorities, with especially strong marks on the pandemic......

Biden job approval hits 53%, broad majority support his infrastructure plan: NBC News poll

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about his $2 trillion infrastructure plan during an event to tout the plan at Carpenters Pittsburgh Training Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, March 31, 2021. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters More than half of Americans say they......

UK economy to return to pre-COVID-19 level around mid-2022: Reuters poll

Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s economy will be back to its pre-COVID-19 level around the middle of next year, according to economists in a Reuters poll who said unemployment would peak at 6.2% as 2021 draws to a close and the pandemic job support scheme ends. FILE PHOTO: The City of......

Americans view on economy rises after coronavirus relief law: poll

TheHill
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Lexi Lonas Americans view of the economy has improved since the passage of the coronavirus relief law, according to an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs poll. The poll released Wednesday found that 46 percent of Americans believe the economy is good,......

Merkel’s party slides in poll as anger grows over virus management

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a news conference following the 13. Integration Summit at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany March 9, 2021. Markus Schreiber/Pool via REUTERS BERLIN (Reuters) – Support for German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives has hit its lowest level in a year, a poll released on......

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