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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Daily Political Wire

George Wenschhof

Obama Hits Lowest Approval Rating -
at 41% per the latest Gallup poll. President Obama received only 35% approval rating from Independents, a group of voters who were largely responsible for his victory in 2008. has more here.


Trump Leads in latest Poll -
a public policy poll shows Donald Trump with a nine point lead over Mike Huckabee. Trumps received 26%, Huckabee 17%, Romney 15%, Gingrich 11% and Palin 8%. You can read the full results here.

It is way to early to take these polls seriously, but it would indicate engaged Republican voters are not enamored with their "usual suspects" candidates. Trump has built his initial lead by fueling the "birther" issue and bashing President Obama's leadership skills. Below, is a clip from an Trump interview with Talking Points Memo.

Stay tuned for a Trump entry into the presidential contest will have an impact.


Clinton Pledges Support to Japan -
the Secretary of State was visiting after a previous stop in South Korea. the operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant severely damaged by the earthquake and tsunami, promised to bring the plant, which is still leaking radiation, under control within the next 6-9 months. has more here.


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