U.S. Politics Mar. 4, 2014

Hillary Clinton Viewed as Tough, Honest

Hillary Clinton would bring a number of strengths to a potential 2016 presidential bid, from her tenure as secretary of state to her perceived toughness and honesty. But she is not widely seen as having new ideas.

Fact Tank Mar. 3, 2014

As Obama meets with Netanyahu, Americans are divided on U.S. role in Israeli-Palestinian dispute

Nearly as many Americans (39%) say the U.S. should be less involved in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian dispute as say it should remain as involved as it currently is (36%). About a fifth of Americans say the U.S. should be more involved.

Fact Tank Jan. 30, 2014

On Twitter, criticism exceeds praise for Obama’s speech

The word “women” appeared more often than 30 other search terms in the Twitter discussion, followed by such domestic topics as education, jobs, healthcare reform and the economy.

U.S. Politics Jan. 20, 2014

Christie’s Image Turns More Negative

Unfavorable views of N.J. governor Chris Christie have doubled since last January in the wake of a scandal involving highway lane closures that led to massive traffic jams. Most of those who have heard about the controversy believe Christie was aware of his aides’ involvement.

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U.S. Politics Jan. 16, 2014

Timeline: Hillary Clinton’s Career

Infographic charting Hillary Clinton’s favorability ratings from 1992 to 2012.

Fact Tank Jan. 13, 2014

Obama lags his predecessors in recess appointments

In his six years in office, Barack Obama has made 32 recess appointments to federal positions.

U.S. Politics Jan. 13, 2014

Christie Story Attracts Little Public Interest

The public paid far more attention to last week’s cold snap than to the controversy swirling around New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

Fact Tank Jan. 10, 2014

Twitter users give Christie negative marks on bridge scandal

Criticism of the governor among users outnumbered defenders by about 3-to-1 after news broke of e-mails linking his office to closing down traffic lanes in an act of political revenge.

Pew Research Center Jan. 7, 2014

Will Obama drag down Hillary in 2016?

While Hillary Clinton had to contend with “Clinton fatigue” in her 2008 race for president, “Obama fatigue” is her potential stumbling block this time.