independents, who can be pivotal in many congressional races, prefer their GOP candidate over the Democrat by 52 percent to 36 percent. That gap grows to 62 percent to 29 percent among independents considered likeliest to vote, says the Associated Press-GfK poll.
A new poll shows a majority of Americans favor President Obama's plan to raise taxes on the rich. But by a 46 percent to 41 percent margin, people want Republicans steering the economy.
About 60 percent of Americans feel a 'great deal' or 'a lot' of personal responsibility to protect the environment, but that attitude isn't necessarily reflected in day-to-day actions.