The party's approval rating is at 32 percent, up four points from October, according to Gallup.
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59 percent of registered voters think calls should not be allowed.
"Nelson Mandela taught us trust is possible," Biden said at National Cathedral.
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The House is likely to vote on the plan Thursday.
Sen. Alexander said he was "stunned" by the allegations and has placed the staffer on leave.
The conservative radio host gave Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) an earful over the deal on his show.
David Cameron defended his decision at the memorial, saying Mandela brought people together.
"I cannot support a budget that raises taxes and never balances" the senator said.
Fifty percent say economy would have improved regardless of Obama.
Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) predicts the new budget deal reached Tuesday night will pass.
“My view is it will pass,” Cole said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Wednesday.