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Stories with subject: Public opinion
  • Ritz for governor sets up fight for Democratic nomination 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 8:13 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana Democrats could face a tough campaign to choose their 2016 nominee for governor as they sense an opening to oust Republican Gov. Mike Pence from office.

  • Poll shows House GOP support for sales, business tax hikes 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 2:15 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - An informal poll of GOP House members shows modest sales tax increases could be the most popular option for filling the state's budget shortfall.

  • Obama's trade agenda faces tougher odds heading into House story has photos
    Updated: May-31-15 12:10 pm

    WASHINGTON - After several near death experiences in the Senate, the trade agenda that President Barack Obama is pushing as a second term capstone faces its biggest hurdle yet in the more polarized House.

  • Poll: New Hampshire split on energy projects 
    Updated: May-30-15 9:58 am

    DURHAM, New Hampshire - A new poll shows New Hampshire residents are divided on two proposed projects to bring new sources of electricity to the region.

  • Celtics owner Pagliuca takes over Boston's 2024 Olympic bid story has photos
    Updated: May-21-15 10:30 pm

    BOSTON - The group leading the bid to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston shook up its management Thursday, making Boston Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca the new chairman in an attempt to revive the city's chances of hosting the Summer Games.

  • Spanish political renegade poses threat to dominant parties 
    Updated: May-21-15 5:43 am

    BARCELONA, Spain - Nearly a decade ago, Albert Rivera caused a stir in Spanish local politics by posing nude in campaign posters. These days, he sports Hugo Boss suits but his campaign on the national stage is no less eye-catching: His upstart Ciudadanos Party is cutting into support for the ruling conservatives, threatening to bust open Spain's traditional two-party system.

  • Jury silent after sentencing Boston marathon bomber to death story has photos
    Updated: May-20-15 2:29 pm

    BOSTON - The jurors in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are lying low after months of being center stage in one of the most closely watched terror trials in the post-9/11 era.

  • Poll: Voters showing little interest in 2016 Senate contest 
    Updated: May-20-15 12:23 pm

    LOS ANGELES - So far, California's U.S. Senate contest has been a snoozer.

  • Former state GOP chairman elected Jacksonville mayor 
    Updated: May-19-15 10:04 pm

    UNDATED - Former Republican Party of Florida Chairman Lenny Curry defeated Democratic incumbent Mayor Alvin Brown on Tuesday with help from powerful friends like Sen. Marco Rubio and former Gov. Jeb Bush.

  • For many low-income workers, calling in sick is a luxury story has photos
    Updated: May-19-15 6:19 pm

    NEW YORK - For Shannon Henderson, getting a cold or flu could be the difference between putting food on the table and going hungry.

  • Frustration with Latin America's left on the rise story has photos
    Updated: May-18-15 7:38 pm

    CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela's socialist government is struggling to put food on the shelves amid runaway inflation. Brazil's president is facing calls for impeachment. And even Cuba's communist government, an iconic touchstone for generations of leftists, is embracing closer ties with the U.S.

  • Correction: Senate-Wisconsin-Johnson story 
    Updated: May-18-15 4:43 pm

    MILWAUKEE - In a story May 15 about Sen. Ron Johnson's expected electoral rematch in 2016 with former Sen. Russ Feingold, The Associated Press erroneously quoted Johnson on their first race. He said Wisconsin voters "term-limited" Feingold in 2010, not that they "terminated" him.

  • Capitol scandals raise tough questions for New York governor story has photos
    Updated: May-16-15 2:17 pm

    ALBANY, New York - They were Albany's most powerful men: the governor, the Senate leader and the Assembly speaker. Together, they negotiated billion-dollar budgets and decided which bills passed and which ones didn't.

  • Mexico's odd Green Party reaping success - and criticism 
    Updated: May-15-15 12:22 am

    MEXICO CITY - Mexico's Green Party is not very green. Yet like many "green" products on supermarket shelves, it has benefited from a very slick marketing campaign, one that has made it the country's fastest-growing - and arguably most controversial - party.

  • Governor presses Boston Olympic bid organizers on planning 
    Updated: May-14-15 4:09 pm

    BOSTON - Gov. Charlie Baker again appears to be showing impatience with the progress of Boston's Olympic bid organizers in completing a detailed plan for hosting the 2024 Summer Games.

  • Japan's Cabinet endorses bills to allow greater defense role story has photos
    Updated: May-14-15 8:31 am

    TOKYO - Japan's Cabinet endorsed a set of defense bills Thursday that would allow the country's military to operate under a broader definition of self-defense and play a greater role internationally, a plan that has split public opinion.

  • Portuguese opinion poll puts leading parties neck-and-neck 
    Updated: May-14-15 8:08 am

    LISBON, Portugal - An opinion poll published in Portugal on Thursday placed the coalition government roughly level with the main opposition Socialist Party five months ahead of a general election, confounding predictions that austerity policies in recent years would bring a voter backlash.

  • North Carolina editorial roundup 
    Updated: May-13-15 4:48 pm

    Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers:

  • Survey: More than 40 percent of bee hives died in past year story has photos
    Updated: May-13-15 11:59 am

    WASHINGTON - More than two out of five American honeybee colonies died in the past year, and surprisingly the worst die-off was in the summer, according to a federal survey.

  • Vanderbilt to release latest Tennessee poll on Wednesday 
    Updated: May-13-15 4:02 am

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Vanderbilt University is scheduled to release the latest findings of its twice yearly public opinion poll in Tennessee on Wednesday.

  • In Washington, NYC mayor touts national liberal vision story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-12-15 10:45 pm

    WASHINGTON - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, fashioning himself as one of the left's loudest voices on economic causes, appeared in Washington on Tuesday to make two stops on his national tour to tout the need to fight income inequality - one with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the other to unveil his national liberal political platform - before meeting with President Barack Obama.

  • Poll: Most think charters improve New Orleans schools 
    Updated: May-12-15 2:52 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - An education think tank's annual poll again shows that people in New Orleans have growing confidence in public schools, although the need for improvement remains evident.

  • AP-GfK Poll: Few trust Iran to follow through on agreement 
    Updated: May-12-15 1:23 pm

    WASHINGTON - A majority of Americans like the idea of the preliminary deal struck between Iran and six world powers, including the United States, to limit its nuclear program, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. But few Americans believe Iran will live up to its end of the bargain.

  • Poll: NY Gov. Cuomo's job performance rating dips 
    Updated: May-12-15 10:50 am

    ALBANY, New York - A new survey finds that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's job performance rating has dropped to its lowest point since he took office in 2011.

  • AP-GfK Poll: Many approve Iran deal; Most don't trust Tehran story has photos
    Updated: May-12-15 3:27 am

    WASHINGTON - Many Americans like the idea of the preliminary deal that would limit Iran's nuclear program but very few people really believe Tehran will follow through with the agreement.