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Obama leads Romney nationally: Poll


September 19th, 2012 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) Amid a political row caused by Mitt Romney's controversial remarks that 47 percent of Americans looked themselves as victims, a new poll showed President Barack Obama ... Read more...

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Obama gains six point advantage over Romney: poll


September 11th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 11 (IANS) With a new poll showing President Barack Obama getting a six point advantage over Mitt Romney after last week's Democratic National Convention, the Republican challenger ... Read more...

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Most Russians resent Moscow: Survey


September 5th, 2012 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Almost 70 percent of Russians admitted there were "tensions" between Muscovites and residents of other regions, according to a survey by state-run pollster VTsIOM."Two thirds ... Read more...

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Over half of Russians term Pussy Riot sentence fair


August 31st, 2012 - 8:48 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) More than a half of Russians believe sending three members of the punk group Pussy Riot to prison was a fair punishment, a survey by ... Read more...

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Just half of Russians know national anthem


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Although only 49 percent of the Russians know words of their national anthem, according to state-run VTsIOM pollster, this is still 10 percent higher than ... Read more...

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Russians against church meddling in politics


August 15th, 2012 - 8:01 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Three quarters of Russians believe that the church should stay out of political affairs, says a poll by state-run pollster VTsIOM.Around 43 percent of the ... Read more...

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Medvedev vows to clear ruling party of spoilers


August 11th, 2012 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has pledged to clear the ruling United Russia party of irresponsible members who damage its image."Our party members and leaders ... Read more...

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Medvedev may run for president again


July 31st, 2012 - 10:24 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has not ruled out that he would run for president again if Russians support his return to the Kremlin."I am ... Read more...

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Half of Russia sees foreign meddling in Syria


July 28th, 2012 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Almost half of Russians -- 46 percent -- believe that the Syrian conflict is the result of interference by hostile foreign powers seeking to increase ... Read more...

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Putin, Medvedev approval ratings rise amid protests


June 9th, 2012 - 8:40 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian president and prime minister's approval ratings have been steadily climbing since December 2011 when the first wave of opposition rallies swept ... Read more...

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One in four Indians ’suffering’: Gallup poll


May 28th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 28 (IANS) South Asians rated their lives worse in 2011 than most residents in other parts of Asia with nearly one in four Indians "suffering", third highest after ... Read more...

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Medvedev to be elected as ruling party leader


May 26th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's ruling United Russia party will Saturday elect Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev as its leader at a party congress here.In April, Medvedev, who was then ... Read more...

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Putin’s popularity among Russians grows: Poll


May 18th, 2012 - 8:14 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Electoral ratings of Russian President Vladimir Putin have grown to 55 percent returning to 2010 levels, according to a pollster Thursday.The Public Opinion Foundation said ... Read more...

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Medvedev praises development of internet


April 19th, 2012 - 10:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has praised the rapid development of the internet in the country, and called on web users to engage more in ... Read more...

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Only 20 percent Russians happy with their sex life


April 7th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Only 20 percent of Russians are happy with their sex life, says a survey conducted by Russia's leading opinion pollster VTsIOM.This was, however, 12 percent ... Read more...

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Majority of Russians believe in Putin’s promises: Poll


March 22nd, 2012 - 4:04 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A majority of Russians consider president-elect Vladimir Putin's lavish campaign promises trustworthy and reasonable, and hope he will fulfill at least part of them, says ... Read more...

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60 percent Russians say Putin victory fair: State poll


March 20th, 2012 - 2:35 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Sixty percent of Russian voters believe the March 4 presidential elections which secured Vladimir Putin a third term in the Kremlin were "open and fair", ... Read more...

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Sarkozy to quit politics if he loses election


March 9th, 2012 - 5:35 am ICT by IANS
Paris, March 9 (IANS) French President Nicolas Sarkozy has said he will abandon his political career if he fails to win a second mandate as president in the upcoming elections.France ... Read more...

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Russian presidential polls not fair: Candidate


March 5th, 2012 - 3:03 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Communist leader Gennady Zyuganov, whom exit polls placed second after Prime Minister Vladimir Putin at the presidential elections held Sunday, called the vote "unfair, ... Read more...

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Poll predicts first round victory for Putin


February 21st, 2012 - 2:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will win the March 4 presidential election with over 58 percent of the vote in the first round, according to ... Read more...

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Russian government in for serious rotation: Putin


January 24th, 2012 - 8:31 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) There will be far-reaching changes in the Russian government after the March 4 presidential election, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said."This does not mean that everyone ... Read more...

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Support for Putin on the rise, survey shows


January 13th, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Support for Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin for the presidency has grown by six percentage points to 48 percent in the past few weeks, state-run ... Read more...

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Russian opposition needs two years to challenge Putin


January 7th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The opposition in Russia will only be able to put forward a presidential candidate popular enough to challenge Vladimir Putin "in one and half or ... Read more...

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Putin, Medvedev ratings drop ahead of elections


November 9th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) With less than a month left before Russia's parliamentary elections, approval ratings of the country's leadership tandem -- President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir ... Read more...

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US gun ownership highest since 1993: Report


October 27th, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Forty-seven percent of American adults admit that they keep a gun in their household, which is the highest number recorded in almost two decades, ... Read more...

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Medvedev calls for more contract soldiers


September 27th, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev Tuesday urged an increase in the number of contract soldiers in the country's armed forces.The Kremlin has announced it will ultimately ... Read more...

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For Obama, economic challenges remain after Osama’s killing


May 3rd, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): A political science professor at the American University, Professor James Thurber, has said jobs and the performance of the economy will be the primary factors influencing the 2012 ... Read more...

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Osama killing a huge boost to Obama: LA Times


May 2nd, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) Osama bin Laden's dramatic killing is sure to be a great boost for US President Barack Obama, whose popularity has waned in recent times, the ... Read more...

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Ex-Massachusetts Governor Romney’s Nevada edge getting smaller


April 29th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr. 29 (ANI): Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney still holds a solid lead in Nevada, but that advantage has shrunk in recent months, according to a new poll.The survey out ... 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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Britney Spears still dominates music charts despite personal problems


March 10th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): Pop princess Britney Spears has been revealed to still be domination the music charts despite all the personal problems she has been facing.Spears, 29, is said to ... Read more...

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‘Cranky and fickle’ Independent voters may be turning back to Obama


January 24th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.24 (ANI): President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats learned at least one big lesson in the November 2010 elections -- What the independent voter gives, the independent voter can also ... Read more...

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Only three in ten Americans consider themselves ‘Democrats’: Poll


January 7th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): Only three in ten Americans consider themselves Democrats, according to the latest poll.The Politico quoted a Gallup poll as saying that the latest figure ties the ... Read more...

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Obama now being touted by some to be the “Comeback Kid”


December 20th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 20 (ANI): Despite facing a setback during the mid-term polls, events like the recent successful trade deal with South Korea and the approval of the "don't ask, don't tell" ... Read more...

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Obama’s approval ratings ‘remain steady’ despite several setbacks: Poll


December 17th, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): Despite facing a setback during the mid-term polls, US President Barack Obama's approval and public opinion remains steady, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC poll.According ... Read more...

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