Public opinion

November 06, 2018 - 5:11 pm
A majority of voters casting midterm election ballots nationally said the country is headed in the wrong direction, according to a wide-ranging survey of the American electorate. As voters cast ballots for governor, U.S. Senate and members of Congress in Tuesday's elections, AP VoteCast found that...
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An election official, left, maintains the crowd line and parking spaces as people line up to vote at the Minneapolis Early Vote Center on the last day of early voting Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, in Minneapolis. The Associated Press will debut a new survey of the nation's electorate that aims to more accurately capture the story of how Americans vote and why in Tuesday's midterm elections. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
November 05, 2018 - 5:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press will debut a new survey of the nation's electorate for Tuesday's midterms that aims to more accurately capture the story of how Americans voted and why. The launch of AP VoteCast is the largest change in the way final information about voters' choices is...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2018 file photo German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a meeting of the German federal parliament, Bundestag, at the Reichstag building in Berlin. The stakes are unusually high for German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government as the central region of Hesse votes in a state election this weekend. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, file)
October 28, 2018 - 10:06 am
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Germany's local election the central state of Hesse (all times local): 6 p.m. Exit polls show Chancellor Angela Merkel's party leading in a state election in the central German region of Hesse, but a significant drop in support for both her conservatives and their center...
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FILE - In this combination photo, New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro, left, speaks at a news conference in New York on Sept. 14, 2018, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, right, speaks a news conference in in Tarrytown; N.Y., on May 8, 2018. Cuomo and Molinaro are poised to debate Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018 in New York City in their only showdown scheduled before the Nov. 6 election election. (AP Photos/Bebeto Matthews, left, and Julio Cortez, Files)
October 24, 2018 - 8:54 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Marc Molinaro did not want to run for governor. At least not at first. "It's just not the right time," he wrote in an email to supporters in January announcing he would stay out of the race. The 42-year-old moderate Republican cited his family and his current position as county...
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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2018 file photo, then Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Just 1 in 4 people think Brett Kavanaugh was completely honest during his pivotal testimony last month to the Senate Judiciary Committee. That’s according to a poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File, Pool)
October 19, 2018 - 7:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just 1 in 4 people thinks Brett Kavanaugh was completely honest when as a Supreme Court nominee he gave sworn testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee last month, with Republicans and Democrats holding starkly distinct opinions of his credibility, according to a poll released...
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October 18, 2018 - 5:22 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — A new survey indicates an overwhelming majority of American Jews plan to vote for Democratic candidates in the upcoming midterm elections. The poll published Wednesday was conducted on behalf of the nonpartisan Jewish Electoral Institute. It found that 74 percent of Jews plan to...
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Republican Senate hopeful Marsha Blackburn answers questions during a campaign stop Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in Franklin, Tenn. Wednesday is the first day of Tennessee's early voting. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
October 18, 2018 - 5:02 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — If Republican Marsha Blackburn were to win in November, the congresswoman would become the first female U.S. senator in Tennessee history. And yet women have been slow to embrace her campaign. A Vanderbilt University poll conducted Oct. 8-13 showed Blackburn trailing former...
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According to a new survey by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, 35 percent of caregivers have skipped routine care, 33 percent skipped a recommended treatment, and 31 percent didn't go to the doctor at all when sick or injured as a result of their caregiving responsibilities.; 4c x 10 1/4 inches; 195.7 mm x 260 mm;
October 15, 2018 - 7:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Skipping your checkup but not grandma's? Caring for an older loved one is a balancing act, and a new poll shows that too often it's the caregivers' health that's neglected. The survey, by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, found about a third of...
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Supporters of presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro of the Social Liberal Party, gather in gather at Paulista avenue waiting for the results of the vote count, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. Bolsonaro, a far-right former army captain who expresses nostalgia for Brazil's military dictatorship took a strong lead in its presidential election Sunday, rallying voters to his promises to rid Latin America's largest nation of rampant corruption, crime and moral rot. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
October 07, 2018 - 7:52 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — The Latest on Brazilian elections (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Gerald Alckmin, the former governor of the state of Sao Paulo who came in fourth on Sunday, told well-wishers that he respected the outcome of Sunday's presidential election. Alckmin who got just 4.77 percent of the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2017, photo, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., testifies in front of the Senate Banking Committee in Washington. Heitkamp, one of the few Democratic senators who'd been undecided on the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, tells a television station she will vote against Kavanaugh. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
October 04, 2018 - 3:29 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp's decision to vote against Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court defies her state's heavy support for President Donald Trump, but could boost the vulnerable Democrat's standing with independents and women. In a politically fraught...
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