Polls

5:00am

Tue November 26, 2013
Politics

Quinnipiac Poll Suggests Tough 2014 Road For Colo. Democrats

Governor John Hickenlooper and US Senator Mark Udall.
Hickenlooper - State of Colorado / Udall - US Senate

With the 2013 general election all wrapped up, pundits are already looking to 2014. New poll numbers out from Quinnipiac have already shed some early light on what could be some tough races.

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2:39pm

Fri August 30, 2013
The Two-Way

Poll: Americans Want Obama To Seek Congressional OK On Syria

Demonstrators march in protest during a rally against a possible U.S. attack on Syria.
Saul Loeb AFP/Getty Images

Nearly eight out of every 10 Americans want President Obama to seek congressional approval before launching an attack on Syria, according to an NBC News survey released on Friday.

The survey paints a complex picture of the American electorate. While a majority would prefer to "provide only humanitarian assistance" in Syria and 50 percent say the U.S. should not take military action, survey respondents gave conflicting responses on other questions.

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7:44am

Wed August 28, 2013
Shots - Health News

Despite Distaste For Health Law, Americans Oppose Defunding

Originally published on Wed August 28, 2013 2:49 pm

Defunding strikes most Americans as the wrong prescription for the Affordable Care Act.
Ricardo Reitmeyer iStockphoto.com

Opponents of the Affordable Care Act often talk about how unpopular it is.

And this month's tracking poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation bears them out. Negative views of the law (42 percent) top positive ones (37 percent).

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10:03am

Wed August 7, 2013
Shots - Health News

If You Could Live To 120, Would You Really Want To?

Originally published on Thu August 8, 2013 5:47 am

Live to 120? Here I come!
iStockphoto.com

We're all getting older. And in the U.S., the population is aging pretty quickly.

Obesity, sedentary lifestyles and all, we can expect to live longer than ever.

An American boy born in 2008, for instance, can expect to live to the ripe old age of 75, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. For girls, it's 80. Back in 1960, a newborn boy could expect to hit about 67, while a baby girl would probably reach 73, on average.

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10:28am

Thu July 18, 2013
The Two-Way

Study: U.S. Viewed As 'Favorable', China As Rising Superpower

A Chinese boy passes a photo of China's first aircraft carrier during an exhibition entitled "Scientific Development and Splendid Achievements" in Beijing in 2012.
Feng Li Getty Images

More people around the globe view the United States positively than do China, but most of them also believe that Beijing is set to eclipse Washington as the world's dominant Superpower, according to a new Pew Research survey.

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