Archive: Enumerati
Americans Think the Poor are Poor Because They Failed

44%

Of Americans think poor people are poor mostly because of a lack of opportunities, while only 30% said it’s mostly because of their individual failings, new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds. “While Democrats and independents in the new survey were more likely to think the rich, poor and unemployed got where they are mostly due to outside circumstances, Republicans in the poll largely said the opposite. They tended to think the poor are poor because of individual failings, rather than lack of opportunities (48% to 23%), and that they have a poor work ethic rather than good jobs being unavailable to them (49% to 21%).”

Fox News Poll Plumbs Obama’s Lying

37%

Of respondents to a new Fox News poll think President Obama lies “most of the time,” while another 24% say he lies “some of the time.” Twenty percent of voters say “only now and then” and 15% “never.”

Most Americans Don’t See Obama as Black

52%

Percentage of Americans who don’t see President Obama as black but instead consider him mixed-race, a new Pew Research poll finds.

Dems Edge GOP in Generic Congressional Ballot

48% to 42%

Margin by which Democrats have staked out a lead over Republicans in the generic Congressional ballot, a new McClatchy-Marist poll finds. However, just 45% approve of President Obama’s job performance, while 52% disapprove.

Half of Americans Think Their Federal Income Tax is too High

52%

Of Americans say the amount they have to pay in federal income tax is “too high,” while 42% say it is “about right,” according to Gallup. The percentage who say their taxes are too high has hovered around 50% since 2003, although the current 52% is up from 46% two years ago.

You Only Have to Be 25 Years Old to Be Part of the Problem

50%

Of the carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere since the start of the industrial age was produced since 1990, according to a new report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The group urges major reforms to how energy is produced and consumed globally, including not exploiting every last fossil fuel deposit left on earth.

Florida Political Insiders Think Jeb Will Run

74%

Of 120 of Florida’s “most plugged in politicos” think Jeb Bush (R) will run for president in 2016 but just 32% think Sen. Marco Rubio (R) will do so, according to new Florida Insider Poll. In addition, a whopping 87% said Rubio would not run if Bush does.

Congress’ Approval Rating Remains in the Basement

13%

Americans’ approval of Congress in April, inching down from 15% in March, and currently standing only four percentage points higher than the all-time low of 9% in November 2013, says Gallup. Congress’ job approval rating has ranged between 12% and 15% since December.

Fox News Gets Climate Change Reporting Right Less Than a Third of the Time

28%

Percentage of the time Fox News is accurate on climate change coverage, Wonk Wire notes.

Obamacare Seems to be Working

9.3 million

People have gained health insurance coverage since the Affordable Care Act took effect, according to Wonk Wire.