Political approval ratings

President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, May 18, 2018, during a Prison Reform Summit. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 19, 2018 - 12:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — He is the Republican Party's most powerful political weapon. Yet as the GOP fights to defend its delicate House and Senate majorities, President Donald Trump is not welcome everywhere. Some Republican candidates fear that the unscripted and relatively unpopular president could do...
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FILE - In this March 28, 2018, file photo, Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., speaks during an event kicking off his campaign for re-election at Union City High School in Union City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
April 30, 2018 - 12:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — New Jersey Democrat Bob Menendez seems in good shape to win a third term despite a harsh rebuke from fellow senators who say he violated chamber rules and federal law, according to political analysts and party colleagues. The Senate ethics committee found that Menendez repeatedly...
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FILE - In this March 28, 2018, file photo, Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., speaks during an event kicking off his campaign for re-election at Union City High School in Union City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
April 29, 2018 - 10:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — New Jersey Democrat Bob Menendez seems in good shape to win a third term despite a harsh rebuke from fellow senators who say he violated chamber rules and federal law, according to political analysts and party colleagues. The Senate ethics committee found that Menendez repeatedly...
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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2016, file photo, then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton are introduced during the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. Almost 18 months have passed since Clinton lost the presidency. She holds no position of power in government or in her political party. And she is not expected to run for office ever again. Yet Clinton is starring in the Republican Party’s 2018 midterm strategy. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
April 22, 2018 - 4:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Almost 18 months have passed since Hillary Clinton lost the presidency. She holds no position of power in government. And she is not expected to run for office again. Yet Clinton is starring in the Republican Party's 2018 midterm strategy. With control of Congress up for grabs this...
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe waves with his wife Akie Abe while boarding his plane before departure for the U.S. at Haneda international airport in Tokyo Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Abe is heading to U.S. President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort for two days of talks, hoping to keep Japan’s interests on the table in a possible U.S.-North Korea summit as well as stem a slide in his voter support ratings. (Kenzaburo Fukuhara/Kyodo News via AP)
April 17, 2018 - 3:55 am
TOKYO (AP) — Domestic political scandals and sinking approval ratings are weighing on Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as he heads to President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort for two days of talks starting Tuesday. Before boarding his flight from Tokyo, Abe took the unusual step of pledging to...
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In this March 30, 2018 photo, Dr. Kim Schrier, a candidate in Washington state's 8th District race, poses for a photo in Issaquah, Wash. Schrier, a pediatrician who's leading the Democratic field in fundraising, is among eight unknown Democrats fighting for a spot to challenge the high-profile Republican Dino Rossi. The race is for the seat to succeed retiring incumbent, Rep. Dave Reichert, and represents a district that includes the eastern suburbs of Seattle and stretches into the rural Cascade Mountain region. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
April 04, 2018 - 5:59 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Eight unknown Democrats are fighting for a spot to challenge a high-profile Republican in Washington state's reliably red 8th District. It's a familiar battle in the 8th, where voters have chosen the Republican for almost four decades since the U.S. House district's creation in 1980...
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In this March 23, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington. A growing American economy and passage of a Republican tax overhaul appear to be helping Trump lift his approval ratings from historic lows. That’s according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Trump still remains unpopular with the majority of Americans, 58 percent. But the 42 percent who say they now approve of the job he’s doing as president is up seven points from a month ago. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
March 27, 2018 - 1:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A growing American economy and passage of a Republican tax overhaul appear to be helping President Donald Trump lift his approval ratings from historic lows, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Trump remains unpopular with the...
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe closes his eyes during a meeting of the upper house budget committee at the parliament in Tokyo, Monday, March 19, 2018. Support ratings for Abe have plunged amid a widening school land sale scandal linked to his wife, possibly risking chances for his third term in party leadership. Abe’s Cabinet has come under fire especially after Finance Ministry officials acknowledged tampered land deal documents, including deleting references to First Lady Akie Abe. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
March 19, 2018 - 5:39 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was grilled by opposition lawmakers in parliament on Monday over a widening school land sale scandal linked to his wife, as his Cabinet's approval ratings plunged to their lowest levels. Opposition lawmakers renewed demands that Abe's wife and top...
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In this Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, photo, guests attend a Republican congressional candidate forum, in New Braunfels, Texas. Texas holds the nation’s first 2018 primary elections Tuesday, March 6, 2018, and the campaign is providing a vivid exhibition of the Trump effect in GOP politics. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
March 04, 2018 - 10:29 pm
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (AP) — George P. Bush's campaign flyers in Texas declare that he's "standing beside our president" — the one who called his dad, Jeb, an embarrassment to his family and a pathetic person. At a political forum outside San Antonio, another Republican candidate brags about his "...
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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who submitted endorsement papers necessary for his registration as a presidential candidate, center, sits at the Russia's Central Election commission in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Dec. 25, 2017. Russian election officials have formally barred Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny from running for president. (Evgeny Feldman/Navalny Campaign via AP)
December 26, 2017 - 1:08 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian election officials on Monday formally barred Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny from running for president, prompting calls from him for a boycott of next year's vote. The Central Election Commission decided unanimously that the anti-corruption crusader isn't eligible to...
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