Biden’s approval rating hits new low: Gloomy prospect for Democrats

U.S. 11/08/21, 23:03

A somber landscape surrounds Democrats ahead of the midterm elections as President Joe Biden's rating approval drops to an all-time low record even in a left-lean survey. Polling data released on Sunday, Nov. 8, from USA TODAY/the University of Suffolk disclosed that approval ratings for President Joe Biden have plummeted to a staggering ...

Unofficial tally shows Duterte allies winning big in polls

World 05/13/19, 23:15

An unofficial vote count of the Philippine midterm elections shows President Rodrigo Duterte's allies with an overwhelming lead in the race for the Senate, which the opposition regards as one of the last bulwarks against a brash populist leader accused of massive human rights violations.Preliminary Commission on Election figures seen ...

Suddenly starless Wisconsin GOP plots rebuild for 2020

Politics 05/12/19, 09:36

Republicans determined to deliver Wisconsin for President Donald Trump next year will be doing it with a party working to rebuild after the departure of its two biggest stars and a rough midterm election that sent it reeling. The Wisconsin GOP heads into its state convention that starts Friday with a ...

Duterte allies seek to dominate Philippine midterm polls

World 05/11/19, 21:42

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's name is not on the ballot but Monday's midterm elections are seen as a crucial referendum on his rise to power with a brutal crackdown on illegal drugs, unorthodox style and contentious embrace of China.Nearly 62 million Filipinos have registered to choose among 43,500 candidates vying ...

FACT CHECK: O’Rourke misleads on young voter turnout

Texas 04/02/19, 14:31

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke has said in recent weeks that his visiting all 254 counties in Texas during his failed Senate bid last year helped boost the state's voter turnout. That may be, but he's giving the wrong numbers on how much turnout among young people increased.Since joining the ...

Florida’s 2018 youth vote swells over previous midterm

U.S. 01/23/19, 19:00

They rallied hundreds of thousands to march for gun reform, landed on the cover of Time magazine and raised millions of dollars from celebrities like Oprah and George Clooney. But could the teenage survivors of the Parkland school shooting actually motivate unpredictable young voters to cast their ballots? Newly released data ...

Poll shows high job approval for Trump from veterans

Politics 12/29/18, 09:26

Nearly 6 in 10 military veterans voted for Republican candidates in the November midterm elections, and a similar majority had positive views of President Donald Trump's leadership. That's according to AP VoteCast, a nationwide survey of more than 115,000 midterm voters — including more than 4,000 current and former service members ...

Walz win, Omar to Congress, Mauer retires top Minnesota news

U.S. 12/22/18, 10:14

Democrats keeping the Minnesota governorship and retaking the state House. A Somali-American legislator making history again. And a hometown hero saying goodbye to fans. A look back at some of the top Minnesota stories of 2018: BLUE WAVE Democrats in Minnesota had a good year in midterm elections as they swept statewide offices. ...

Booker trip to New Hampshire possible preview for 2020

Politics 12/08/18, 08:36

Cory Booker is returning to the first-in-the-nation primary state for a trip that could turn out to be a tuneup for the New Jersey senator's potential Democratic presidential campaign.Booker's been invited by the New Hampshire Democratic Party to headline their post-midterm election "Victory Celebration" Saturday in Manchester. He'll also be ...

Freshman Dems face thorny first vote: Yes or no on Pelosi

Politics 11/19/18, 18:25

It's the thorny first question confronting newly elected House Democrats: Will you vote for Nancy Pelosi? Even before they've taken office, the freshmen swept in by the midterm elections are caught at the center of an escalating power struggle over Pelosi's future. The clash intensified Monday as Pelosi's critics unveiled a letter ...

In year of Democratic hopes, GOP comes out on top in Florida

U.S. 11/19/18, 00:10

This was the year Florida's Democrats spoke ambitiously of ending their 20-year journey in political exile in this battleground state. Instead, election results after a tense and bruising recount showed Republicans coming out on top for governor and even picking up a U.S. Senate seat. FILE- In this Friday, Nov. 16, ...

Update: Counties hit deadline for reporting vote count

U.S. 11/18/18, 12:15

NoonFlorida counties have hit the deadline for submitting official results in this year's contentious midterm elections.Counties had until noon on Sunday to finish up recounts and turn final totals in closely watched races for U.S. Senate and governor.Carts of ballots wait to be fed through machines to recount about 80,000 ...

California voter turnout sets recent record for a midterm

California 11/16/18, 15:27

Preliminary projections Friday show nearly two-thirds of California registered voters cast ballots in last week's election, a recent record for a non-presidential general election.County officials estimate that about 12.8 million ballots were cast by the record 19.7 million Californians who registered to vote.That puts turnout at nearly 65 percent. It's ...

Georgia election uncertainty lingers amid legal wrangling

Politics 11/14/18, 00:09

After two federal court rulings and a flurry of legal filings over a 24-hour period, uncertainty still hangs over Georgia's midterm elections, including the still undecided race for governor. Unofficial results in one of the nation's hottest midterm contests give Republican Brian Kemp a slim majority. But Democrat Stacey Abrams maintains ...

Florida and Georgia could see recounts in 3 key elections

U.S. 11/10/18, 01:05

Three high-profile races in the South still don't have clear victors, days after Tuesday's midterm elections. Governor's races in Georgia and Florida and a U.S. Senate race in Florida are all near or below the thresholds to trigger recounts.FLORIDA GOVERNORDespite one of the candidates conceding on election night, the Florida ...

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