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Trump's 'African-American' Is 'Not a Supporter'

Gregory Cheadle not offended by Trump's remarks, but doesn't know if he'll vote for him

(Newser) - Donald Trump lauded a man he called "my African-American" at a California rally on Friday, and that man, Gregory Cheadle, came out almost immediately to say he hadn't been bothered by the reference and was even "happy" about it. Yet that doesn't mean the Republican, who'... More »

Young Adults Biggest Fans of Health Care Reform

Also top supporters of public option: survey

(Newser) - Making up 30% of the uninsured population, young adults are the biggest supporters of health reform and the public option, a poll finds—but they're also among the quietest. Only 53% of working young adults qualify for employer-based insurance, and they usually can’t afford to take out their own... More »

Obama's Independent Support Wanes

Pollster cites political 'sea change'

(Newser) - Though his overall approval rating remains sturdy, President Obama is losing support among independents, particularly in swing states, polls show. “This is a huge sea change that is playing itself out in American politics,” says a Democratic pollster. Obama fell 6 points last week from the week before... More »

Poll: GOP Support Down Across Demographic Groups

GOP backing has shriveled since 2001 among all but weekly churchgoers

(Newser) - The GOP has failed to gain followers in any demographic group since 2001, and support has shrunk among all groups except frequent churchgoers, according to the latest Gallup figures. The biggest drop in support —down 10%—was among college grads. But the percentage of respondents calling themselves Republicans was... More »

McCain Ditches Town Halls for Larger Crowds

Fractious Q&As and need for 'volume' forces shift to big rallies

(Newser) - John McCain hasn’t held one of his trademark town hall meetings since early October, and it’s not only because they started turning nasty, Politico reports. Though the question-and-answer format revealed some distressing misconceptions in the McCain faithful, town halls also are much smaller than more spectacular rallies. “... More »

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