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Bernie Sanders Now Beating Clinton in Iowa

New poll shows him at 49% to her 44%

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders was already leading in New Hampshire polls —but now, a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday shows him beating Hillary Clinton in Iowa, ABC News reports. The poll finds that Sanders has 49% support from likely Democratic Caucus participants, compared to Clinton's 44% and Martin O'Malley'... More »

Highest-Paid Private College Prez Made $7.1M

Rensselaer's Shirley Ann Jackson received big retention incentive

(Newser) - Being president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute paid more than 15 times as much as being president of the United States in 2012, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education 's latest pay survey. Shirley Ann Jackson's total compensation added up to $7,143,312 for the year, millions... More »

Clinton Easily Tops Republicans in Florida Poll

GOP analysts fear facing Clinton 'will be impossible'

(Newser) - With the 2016 elections right around the corner (well, a three-year corner), Hillary Clinton boasts 11-point leads over her closest Republican rivals in the swing state of Florida, according to a new Quinnipiac poll . Clinton leads former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush 51%-40%, and Sen. Marco Rubio 52%-41%. She also holds... More »

Hillary More Popular Than Obama

... and everyone else in politics for that matter, says Quinnipiac

(Newser) - A new survey by Quinnipiac University is hopeful news for those pulling for Hillary Clinton in 2016. It shows her to be the nation's most popular politician, with a 61-34 favorable/unfavorable rating. That beats President Obama (51-46), Joe Biden (46-41), and John Kerry (43-33). The numbers fall short of... More »

Meet America's Hottest Politician: Chris Christie

NJ governor tops poll; isn't running for president

(Newser) - Chris Christie isn't just hot stuff in his own mind: The New Jersey governor is the hottest politician in America right now, besting even the current occupant of the Oval Office by 57 points to 56.5 in Quinnipiac's latest poll. But while that's great for Christie, that's not so... More »

Palin Leads GOP Prez Poll

Just 43% believe Obama deserves second term

(Newser) - Sarah Palin can win the Republican nomination for 2012—but she can't win the presidency, according to the latest Quinnipiac poll . The nationwide poll found that Palin—who recently told Barbara Walters she could defeat President Obama —would narrowly win a primary involving the current most-likely GOP front-runners, but... More »

Come 2012, Follow These Polls

Quinnipiac, SurveyUSA tops for accuracy, finds Nate Silver

(Newser) - Now that the dust has settled, whose polls were the best predictors of the actual midterm results? Nate Silver ranks them by accuracy and party bias over the last 21 days of the election cycle. The most accurate, according to his calculations: Quinnipiac, which “showed little bias,” he... More »

Paladino 'Within Shouting Distance' in NY Gov Race

Cuomo at 49%; Tea Partier at 43%

(Newser) - Apparently anyone can be New York governor these days. Proof? Carl Paladino —you know, the Tea Party candidate who likes email jokes about bestiality and recently questioned opponent Andrew Cuomo ’s manhood—is “within shouting distance” of beating Cuomo, says a Quinnipiac pollster. “And—you can... More »

Judge: Cheerleading Is Not a Sport

School can't count it under Title IX

(Newser) - Competitive cheerleading is not an official sport that colleges can use to meet gender-equity requirements, a federal judge ruled today in ordering a Connecticut school to keep its women's volleyball team. Volleyball players sued Quinnipiac University after it announced in 2009 it would eliminate the team for budgetary reasons and... More »

Poll: Obama's Endorsement Is Worthless

Prez not much help, but Palin's might actually get you votes

(Newser) - This November, candidates would be better off with an endorsement from Sarah Palin than Barack Obama. According to a new Quinnipiac poll, 12% of voters say they’re more likely to vote for a candidate if Obama campaigns for him, including 28% of Democrats and 8% of Independents. But 30%... More »

Tea Party Could Doom GOP in November

If they run candidates, Democrats will win: Quinnipiac

(Newser) - Just 13% of Americans self-identify as members of the Tea Party movement, but a new Quinnipiac poll shows they may well hold the key to the 2010 midterm elections. Respondents say they would vote for a Republican over a Democrat by 44% to 39%. But if a Tea Party candidate... More »

Limbaugh's Wrong: Gallup's Obama Approval Below 50%

New survey is latest disappointment for President

(Newser) - A new Gallup poll is the latest this week to show President Obama's approval ratings falling below 50%. Today's results, which appear to refute Rush Limbaugh's contention that Gallup's results are tilted to favor Obama, show 49% of voters approve of his handling of the presidency and 44% do not.... More »

Obama Approval Rating Dips Below 50%

Americans sour on handling of economy, Afghanistan

(Newser) - Less than half of Americans polled approve of President Obama’s performance for the first time. A new Quinnipiac survey has his job approval rating at 48%, with 42% disapproving. Other polls have his rating at 53% and 56%, and a Quinnipiac pollster admits the new number “is not... More »

College Ups Supervision of Letterman Interns

Quinnipiac vows to keep students out of 'harm's way'

(Newser) - A Connecticut university supplying interns to the David Letterman show has initiated stepped-up measures to "diligently" oversee the program to "ensure that our interns are out of harm's way." The precautions follow leaks indicating that the randy talk-show host bedded at least one NYU intern among the... More »

Specter Enjoys 20-Point Lead Over Toomey

But Tom Ridge would be a stiffer challenge if he nabbed GOP nom

(Newser) - Arlen Specter beat Pat Toomey 53% to 33% in a Quinnipiac poll of Pennsylvanians’ preferred candidate for US senator. But against Tom Ridge, who may become the Republican candidate, Specter's lead grows more precarious—voters prefer Specter to Ridge by a margin of 46% to 43%, the Quinnipiac poll showed.... More »

AIG Gaffe Puts Dodd 16% Behind GOP Challenger: Poll

(Newser) - The AIG bonus scandal has battered Connecticut Democrat Chris Dodd’s Senate reelection chances, the Hartford Courant reports. A new poll shows the five-term incumbent trailing GOP challenger Rob Simmons by 16%, a deficit one analyst calls “staggering.” Overall, Dodd’s approval is at 33%. And since AIG,... More »

Critics Call on Bloomberg to Run or Pipe Down

NY mayor's doing everything short of launching a presidential campaign

(Newser) - Mike Bloomberg is under increasing pressure to decide whether he's going to enter the presidential race or stay above the fray. New York's billionaire mayor has criticized the field of candidates, talked with potential running mates, and studied intricate polls—and is now beginning to test the public's patience, reports... More »

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