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November 5th, 2014
09:36 AM ET

Christie: I'll decide on 2016 next year

Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie stopped by the New Day set to weigh in on the midterm elections. He credited his party's wins to what voters have seen from Republican leaders in other states.

"People are so tired of the gridlock and the ugliness in Washington, they want to see things get done. I think they rewarded Republican governors because they've been getting things done."

Now that the midterms are over, is Christie ready to decide whether he'll run for president in 2016? Not quite; he'll have an answer sometime next year.

"There's three questions I'll ask myself: is it right for me, is it right for my family, is it right for my country? And if I don't answer yes to all three, I won't run, and if I do answer yes to all three, then I will."

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November 4th, 2014
11:18 AM ET

7 Things That Will Almost Definitely Happen on Election Night

Happy Election Day, America. Things have changed since the last time everyone went to the polls. Then, Barack Obama was re-elected to a second four-year term. Now, he's been largely benched by his party, spending less time on the campaign trail than his much more popular wife, first lady Michelle Obama, former president Bill Clinton and potential future presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Midterm elections are more local affairs and the issues vary from contest to contest.

But midterms have national consequences, and what happens Tuesday will help determine what President Obama can get done in his final two years in office. It will tee up the coming 2016 presidential contest and give Americans the chance to try on a more powerful GOP as they start to think about who should be the next president.

Check out CNN's Election Day Magic Wall

But first comes Tuesday and here is what's going to happen:

#1 – There will be a surprise - Something we're listing below won't end up happening. This is an election and it isn't over yet. Voters are fickle and polls aren't perfect and predictions are even less so. So tune in to CNN Politics all day and night Tuesday. We will be here and it will be exciting.


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November 3rd, 2014
09:55 AM ET

Vice President Joe Biden: Democrats Will Keep Senate

Vice President Joe Biden isn't buying the growing consensus heading into Election Day that Republicans are poised to take control of the Senate.

"I don't agree with the oddsmakers," Biden said in an exclusive interview with CNN Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger. "I predict we're gonna ... keep the Senate."

But even if Republicans do win the chamber for the first time in nearly a decade, Biden didn't seem to think the victory would have much impact on the administration's priorities.


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October 23rd, 2014
10:26 AM ET

Poll: Dead Heat in New Hampshire Senate Race

A new CNN/ORC poll shows a statistical dead heat between New Hampshire Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and her GOP opponent Scott Brown, with Shaheen at 49%, Brown at 47%, and a margin of error of plus-or-minus 4%.

Perhaps even more telling is another politician's approval rating, and he's not even in the Granite State.

President Barack Obama has only a 39% approval rating in New Hampshire, the new poll shows. Fifty-seven percent of voters say they disapprove of the way he is handling his job.

That's a far fall for a president who beat his Republican opponents here in the Granite State overwhelmingly in both 2008 and just two years ago in 2012.

And that's part of the problem. Brown and his supporters are tying the incumbent senator to the president, as exemplified by a recent campaign sign from Brown supporters: "Stand with Obama, vote for Shaheen."

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