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Behind the Numbers: January 23, 2011 - January 29, 2011

Americans increasingly view global economy as a negative

A growing number of Americans consider the accelerating trend toward globalization a bad thing for the United States. At the same time, a majority now see being the world's No. 1 economic power as an important national goal.

By Peyton Craighill  | January 28, 2011; 9:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Economy  
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Polls: Public reaction to the State of the Union mostly positive

Two polls measured immediate reactions to President Obama's State of the Union speech Tuesday night. A CNN/Opinion Research found 84 percent of speech-watchers reacted positively to his message, 52 percent very positively. A CBS News poll found 91 percent of watchers approve of the proposals the president made.

By Peyton Craighill  | January 26, 2011; 3:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Polls, Presidential Approval  
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Policy priorities for the year ahead

President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday offers an opportunity to focus the nation's attention on the policy priorities for the year ahead - but the public is already honed in on Topic A, the economy.

By Peyton Craighill  | January 24, 2011; 12:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Congress, Economy, Federal Budget Deficit, Health care, Immigration  
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