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Vice president’s poll: Numbers favour Ansari, says UPA


July 16th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Incumbent Hamid Ansari, who is the ruling UPA's nominee for the Aug 7 vice presidential poll, has an edge over his rival Jaswant Singh, ... Read more...

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Presidential poll: Numbers favour Pranab


June 21st, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
With the country's political parties clearing their stand Thursday, the numbers show a clear inclination towards United Progressive Alliance (UPA) candidate Pranab Mukherjee.Pranab Mukherjee:The ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA), in ... Read more...

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Bobby Jindal backs Romney as Santorum quits


April 11th, 2012 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 11 (IANS) Louisiana's Indian American Governor Bobby Jindal came out in support of Mitt Romney as his closest rival Rick Santorum suspended his campaign, effectively ceding the ... Read more...

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Romney frontrunner as Republican race hits ‘Super Tuesday’


March 6th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 6 (IANS) As the Republican primary race to pick their nominee to challenge President Barack hits so-called "Super Tuesday", the biggest day of voting yet in the two-month-old ... Read more...

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Republican presidential hopefuls target Obama


February 21st, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) Two leading Republican presidential candidates Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich are training their guns on President Barack Obama as they woo conservative voters ahead of ... Read more...

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Obama blames soaring gas prices for approval ratings dip


April 23rd, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Culver City (California, US), Apr. 23 (ANI): U.S.President Barack Obama has blamed the soaring prices of gasoline for the dip in his approval ratings.Speaking at a fundraiser dinner in Culver City, ... Read more...

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Attention-savvy Sarah Palin keeps stirring presidential run speculations


April 19th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 19(ANI): Though there is no definitive evidence on whether former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will be running for US President in 2012, her recent activities- her speech over the ... Read more...

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Nobody’s more qualified for White House multitasking than “a woman, a mom”: Palin


February 18th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has jokingly indicated her plans to run for president in 2012, saying that there is "no one" more qualified for White House ... Read more...

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‘Prayerful’ about 2012 presidential run, says Sarah Palin


December 18th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): Sarah Palin has said that she's in 'prayerful consideration' about running for president in 2012.In an exclusive interview with 'Good Morning America', the former Alaska Governor said ... Read more...

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Status of US ties with Pak was like a ‘cold shower’ for Obama: Woodward


September 27th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept.27 (ANI): Well-known author-cum-journalist Bob Woodward has revealed in his latest book "Obama's Wars that President Barack Obama's focus is turning increasingly to Pakistan, even as his administration's military efforts ... Read more...

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Obama touches all time low in opinion poll


September 25th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 25 (IANS) With just a month to go for the US Congressional elections, opposition Republicans have the clear advantage as President Barack Obama contends with the ... Read more...

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Levi Johnston’s the last person Alaskans want to elect: Poll


September 7th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sep 07 (ANI): It seems Levi Johnston will have a hard time getting elected in Alaska.Johnston announced plans to run for office in Palin's home turf of Wasilla last ... Read more...

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“There’s ‘no doubt’ Democrats could lose control of House,” says Obama’s top spokesman Robert Gibbs


July 12th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 12 (ANI): President Obama's top spokesman admitted Sunday there's "no doubt" Democrats could lose their grip over the House of Representatives in this fall's elections."I think there is no doubt ... Read more...

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‘Obama has achieved more than anyone in a generation’


July 12th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 12 (IANS) With the November midterm election looming, top aides are claiming that President Barack Obama has achieved more in two years in advancing a solid progressive agenda than ... Read more...

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An unnamed Republican would defeat Democrat counterpart if polls held today: Gallup


April 2nd, 2010 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr. 2 (ANI): Forty-seven percent Americans have said that they would vote for an unnamed Republican in generic ballots, while only 44 percent of them would back a Democrat, a new ... Read more...

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Disgraced Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer Comes Clean On Ashley Dupre Scandal


February 3rd, 2010 - 9:08 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Feb 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Eliot Spitzer, the tainted former governor of New York has become a much sober person now as it seems from his recent media interviews. The former ... Read more...

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Skin colour not the reason for Obama’s approval rating dropping among whites


January 27th, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan.27 (ANI): An ABC News/Washington Post poll has said that President Barack Obama's job approval rating, though 53 percent overall, has slipped to just 44 percent among whites surveyed. ... Read more...

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I’d rather be a really good one-term president than a mediocre two-term one: Obama


January 26th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan. 26 (ANI): Despite the sagging support for his health care reform bill, President Barack Obama has clarified that political dangers to his presidency won't shake his determination to go ... Read more...

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Michelle, Hillary Clinton more popular than Obama


December 31st, 2009 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 31 (IANS) President Barack Obama may be America's most admired man this year according to a new poll, but two women edge him out as the most ... Read more...

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Clinton far more popular than Obama: Poll


December 17th, 2009 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec. 17 (ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's popularity rating is much higher than her once rival, President Barack Obama, a poll conducted among news watchers has revealed.According ... Read more...

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Hillary Clinton vows not to run for Presidency again on Today Show


October 13th, 2009 - 6:12 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Oct 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Former first Lady and the presidential candidate who lost to Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton pledged she would never run again for the White House."No," replied the Secretary ... Read more...

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High-priced hooker’s mum dismayed over ex-NY Guv Spitzer’s comeback moves


September 2nd, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sep.2 (ANI): The mother of the high-priced hooker who famously serviced former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer has expressed dismay over reports that he may consider running for office again ... Read more...

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Poll says Americans more wary of Obama on health care


September 2nd, 2009 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep.2 (ANI): US President Barack Obama's approval rating on health care has dropped six points since July to 40 percent, and now more Americans, 47 percent, disapprove of his handling ... Read more...

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Ex-New York Governor Spitzer planning political comeback


September 1st, 2009 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sep.1 (ANI): Disgraced former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer is reportedly thinking of a possible political comeback next year, several sources told The New York Post.Less than 18 months ... Read more...

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No NDA Government at any cost, says Karat


May 14th, 2009 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 14 (ANI): CPI-M general secretary Prakash Karat has said the Left's post-poll strategy would centre around preventing the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance from coming to power.In an interview ... Read more...

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Obama’’s rating on handling of the US economy improves


March 24th, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.24 (ANI): President Barack Obama continues to get high marks overall for his job performance and for his handling of the economy. Sixty-four percent of those polled said they approve ... Read more...

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Rage is the order of the day in strike-hit France


March 18th, 2009 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
By Siegfried Mortkowitz Paris, March 18 (DPA) The general strike and nationwide protests called in France Thursday come at the worst possible time for President Nicolas Sarkozy and his government. Recent factory closures ... Read more...

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Gallup poll gives Obama gets 68 percent job approval rating


January 25th, 2009 - 7:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.25 (ANI): A Gallup Poll has given incumbent US President Barack Obama a 68 percent job approval rating for his first three full days in office. According to Politico, just a ... Read more...

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Bush gets a bounce in popularity as he prepares to say goodbye


January 15th, 2009 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 15 (IANS) President George W. Bush, who has of late been touting his image in India, received a bounce in his popularity at home too as he prepared to say ... Read more...

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Bandwagon effect may decide fate of Obama, McCain on Election Day


October 31st, 2008 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 31 (ANI): Republican presidential hopeful John McCains supporters are hoping for a Bradley effect bounce on the Election Day, but some pollsters and strategists say they may have another ... Read more...

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GOP leaders in key states irked by McCain camps constant stone walling


October 28th, 2008 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): Virginia Republican Party Chairman Jeff Frederick has said that John McCain''s campaign dismissed his input on his states historically conservative voters, even as the Republican presidential candidate ... Read more...

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US leaders wary of one party controlling all levers of government


October 27th, 2008 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): Democrats are increasingly confident that Barack Obama will cruise to victory on November 4 and that his election will be accompanied by the biggest congressional majorities their ... Read more...

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Obama says FOX News has cost him a few points in polls


October 16th, 2008 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct.16 (ANI): Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is of the view that FOX News has cost him a few points in the polls. In an interview with NYT reporter Matt ... Read more...

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Letterman takes `tested hero” McCain to task over skipping his ”Late Show”


September 25th, 2008 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sept.25 (ANI): CBS "Late Show" host David Letterman has given Republican presidential candidate John McCain a serious roasting for backing out of an appearance on the show roughly one ... Read more...

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New McCain ad links Obama to old Chicago corruption


September 23rd, 2008 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 23 (ANI): John McCain trying to reclaim the advantage that slipped to Barack Obama as the Wall Street mess has unfolded, has criticized his democratic rival of running the ... Read more...

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