Posts tagged Polls

Conservatives dream of repealing Obamacare, but the public just isn’t with them. 47% of Americans favor expanding the law or leaving it as is. 

Conservatives dream of repealing Obamacare, but the public just isn’t with them. 47% of Americans favor expanding the law or leaving it as is. 

President Obama’s support for marriage equality comes at a time when a majority of Americans now support the freedom to marry.

President Obama’s support for marriage equality comes at a time when a majority of Americans now support the freedom to marry.

Crazy Weather to America: Get It Yet?

After a year with a record number of multi-billion dollar weather disasters, seven in 10 Americans now believe that “global warming is affecting the weather.”

New data released last month by researchers at Yale and George Mason universities show that a lot of Americans are growing far more concerned about climate change, precisely because they’re drawing the links between freaky weather, a climate kicked off-kilter by a fossil-fuel guzzling civilization, and their own lives. After a year with a record number of multi-billion dollar weather disasters, seven in ten Americans now believe that “global warming is affecting the weather.” No less striking, 35 percent of the respondents reported that extreme weather had affected them personally in 2011. As Yale’s Anthony Laiserowitz told the New York Times, “People are starting to connect the dots.”

Seven percent of voters are more likely to support Mitt Romney for putting his dog on the roof of his car.

35 percent said it makes them less likely to support Romney, 55 percent no difference.

But what do the 7% have against dogs?
wonklife:

“As you can see, Romney is the clear anomaly by a long shot, raising nearly 90 percent of his total haul from larger contributions. By contrast, only around 40% of Obama’s donations are from individuals who have given more than $200 total and his smaller contributors alone raised more money in total than Romney’s entire fundraising operation. For the rest of the Republican field, the ratio is somewhere closer to 50-50 — take a look at the total small donor cash for Gingrich and Paul, for example, and you see that their huge disadvantage versus Romney is almost entirely due to the frontrunner’s bigger contributors.” (via Two Charts That Should Make Romney Gulp | TPM2012)

wonklife:

“As you can see, Romney is the clear anomaly by a long shot, raising nearly 90 percent of his total haul from larger contributions. By contrast, only around 40% of Obama’s donations are from individuals who have given more than $200 total and his smaller contributors alone raised more money in total than Romney’s entire fundraising operation. For the rest of the Republican field, the ratio is somewhere closer to 50-50 — take a look at the total small donor cash for Gingrich and Paul, for example, and you see that their huge disadvantage versus Romney is almost entirely due to the frontrunner’s bigger contributors.” (via Two Charts That Should Make Romney Gulp | TPM2012)

LOL! Why can’t Eric Cantor explain why Americans oppose the GOP agenda!? Is he just ashamed? I mean talk about skirting the question. During an appearance on Fox News Sunday Chris Wallace asked him directly why a recent New York Times/CBS News poll showed that 67 percent of Americans favor raising taxes on millionaires to reduce the deficit, and that 80 percent oppose cutting Medicare. Cantor’s response!? It’s the Democrats fault. He said, “What is not fair is that we are holding back the economy to grow because you are having Barack Obama working with the Democrats in the Senate, Reid and others, who are saying no to every time we want to grow the economy,” without ever actually addressing the question asked of him. I would say he was an amazingly skilled deflector except that was hardly a skillful deflection. Ok fine, if by “holding back the economy” you mean mean in reality the economy is factually growing, then yes it’s because of the Democrats blocking stupid bullshit Republican policies that the rest of the country rejects. Thanks for playing idiot.

Our prediction: Obama will win re-election with 303 electoral votes to the GOP nominee’s 235

yahoonews:

Our team at The Signal crunched the numbers from a real-time prediction engine created by Yahoo! scientists, and the data suggest that a second term is likely for the current president. Of course, we don’t know anything for sure, but an examination of the last 10 presidential elections found that the Yahoo! model would have correctly predicted the winner in 88 percent of the 500 individual state elections.

Get the details on our prediction and process.

Obama Popularity Rising While Republican Enthusiasm Falls

It will be no easy task to unseat Obama. Polls show his popularity on the rise with Democrats andIndependents (even among Republicans), the economy is improving and Republican enthusiasm waning. More and more Americans are for marriage equalitycontraception (including most Catholics) and even abortion rights (a recent ABCNEWS/Washington Post poll shows that support at 57 percent) even while Republicans make those issues central to their platforms. If any movement in history was swimming against a historic tide, it is the GOP of 2012.