Archive: Enumerati
Young Voters Turning to Republicans

51%

Of young Americans who say they will “definitely be voting” in November prefer a Republican-run Congress with 47% favoring Democrat control – a significant departure from Harvard IOP poll findings before the last midterm elections.

Don’t Trust the Polls in These States

5

States “most at risk for polling mishaps” in their Senate elections, ranked from most to least likely: Georgia, Alaska, Kansas, Colorado and South Dakota, according to Jonathan Bernstein. “This doesn’t mean any of them will hold surprises once the votes are counted. It just means that right now there are reasons to look at the polls with some skepticism.”

Jindal Trying to Compete with the Heavyweights

13 pounds

Amount of weight Louisiana’s Bobby Jindal has gained over the past few months, according to a source close to the governor. At 5’9″, Jindal has always looked slight. With the 2016 election on the horizon he seems to be beefing up, National Review reports.

Mainly the Angry Will Vote Next Week

68%

Of Americans are angry at the direction the country is headed and 53% of Americans disapprove of President Obama’s job performance, two troubling signs for Democrats one week before the midterm elections, according to a new CNN/ORC poll. Key finding: “In next week’s election, the emotion of anger could be a motivating factor in driving out GOP voters. While 36% of Republican voters said they are ‘extremely’ or ‘very enthusiastic,’ about voting this year, only 26% of Democrats use that language to describe themselves.”

Voter Frustration with Congress Higher than 2010 or 2006

68%

Of registered voters say they do not want to see most members of Congress re-elected — 14 points higher than in 2010 and 19 points higher than in 2006. And roughly a third (35%) say they do not want their own representative re-elected, compared with 32% four years ago and 26% eight years ago, according to Pew Research.

Americans Will Spend $7.4 Billion on Halloween

$7.4 billion

Amount Americans will spend on Halloween costumes, decorations and candy in 2014, according to the National Retail Federation.

Candidate Pays Almost $300,000 to Consulting Firm that Doesn’t Exist

$292,000

Amount Arkansas U.S. Senate candidate Tom Cotton (R) disbursed to Right Solutions Partners for “fund-raising consulting,” the New York Times reports. “But here’s the catch: It’s not clear that such an entity actually exists. It has no presence on the Internet, it appears that no other campaign is paying it this year, and it has no office at the Washington address listed on the articles of organization filed with the city last year.”

Earth Has Been Warmer than Average for the Past 355 Months

355

Number of months through September “this planet has been warmer than the 20th century average,” according to Jessica Blunden, a scientist at NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center.

Black Male Teenagers 21 Times More Likely than Whites to Be Killed by Police

31 in 1 million

Rate at which blacks, age 15 to 19, were killed in the 1,217 deadly police shootings from 2010 to 2012, while just 1.47 per million white males in that age range died at the hands of police, a ProPublica analysis of federal data shows. Young black males are 21 times more likely to be killed by police than their white counterparts.

You’re Paying 89 Cents a Month on Your Cable Bill for Fox News, Whether You Want It or Not

89 Cents

The amount Fox News requires cable subscribers to pay for its service every month whether they want it or not, according to Pew Research. Fox “now claims one of the highest average rates per subscriber. Only six non-premium cable channels command higher fees than Fox. CNN, by contrast, is estimated to average 57 cents per subscriber per month and MSNBC, 18 cents,” according to Pew.