Archive: Enumerati
Obama Approval Among Latinos Is Up

10 points

Amount President Obama’s approval rating with Latinos has jumped since he announced a new policy of deportation relief for millions of undocumented immigrants, a new NBC News/ Wall Street Journal poll finds. The new survey of Latino adults shows that 57% now say they approve of the job that Obama is doing, compared with 47% of Latino voters who said the same in September, before the immigration announcement.

Whole Lotta ‘I’m Notta Democrat’ Going Around

26%

Of Americans now identify themselves as Democrats, down from 32% six weeks ago. “The number of Americans identifying themselves as Democrats has dropped to a record low in nearly 34 years of ABC News/Washington Post polls, marking the party’s challenges after its poor showing in the 2014 midterm elections. The Republican Party, by contrast, has gained sharply in popularity, if not allegiance.”

Obama Fatigue Is Widespread

70%

Of Americans want the next president to take a different approach to governing. “Even among Democrats, 47% said they wanted a successor who takes a different tack — about the same as the 46% who wanted an Obama-like approach,” according to a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll: “Looking ahead to 2016, seven in ten That puts Mr. Obama in George W. Bush territory: In the latter part of Mr. Bush’s second term 74% wanted the next president to take a different approach.”

Jeb Bush a Solid Moderate Republican

37

Jeb Bush’s ideological score based on a combination of three statistical indices created by Nate Silver. Bush’s score is “similar to Romney and McCain, each of whom scored a 39. He’s much more conservative than Huntsman, who rates at a 17. Still, Bush is more like his father, George H.W. Bush, who rates as a 33, than his brother George W. Bush, who scores a 46. And the Republican Party has moved to the right since both Poppy and Dubya were elected.”

Republicans Don’t Have a Frontrunner for ’16

Not even 10%

A new Monmouth University Poll finds that when GOP voters are asked to name who they would like to see as the party’s nominee for president, they volunteer more than a dozen names, with none exceeding 10% support. Contenders include Mitt Romney (8%), Ben Carson (7%), Chris Christie (7%), Jeb Bush (6%), Ted Cruz (5%), Rand Paul (5%), Mike Huckabee (3%), Scott Walker (3%), Bobby Jindal (2%), Rick Perry (2%), Marco Rubio (2%), and Rick Santorum (1%).

Majority of Americans Support CIA Torture Program

49%

Of Americans believe that the CIA “did in fact torture suspected terrorists; 38% think its actions did not amount to torture, with the rest unsure. Regardless, the public by a broad 59% to 31% also says the agency’s interrogation actions were justified,” according to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll. “One reason is that 53% think these interrogations produced important information that could not have been obtained any other way. Just 31% reject this claim, a focus of the recent debate.”

Government Not ‘Cool’ Enough for Millennials

7%

The share of the federal workforce under the age of 30, the lowest figure in nearly a decade, government figures show. Six years after candidate Barack Obama vowed to make working for government ‘cool again,’ federal hiring of young people is instead tailing off and many millennials are heading for the door,” the Washington Post reports.

Congressional Approval Remains Near All-Time Low

15%

Average of Americans’ job approval rating for Congress in 2014, close to the record-low yearly average of 14% found last year, according to Gallup. “The highest yearly average was measured in 2001, at 56%. Yearly averages haven’t exceeded 20% in the past five years, as well as in six of the past seven years.”

New Jersey Voters Don’t Want Christie for Prez

53% to 40%

Margin by which New Jersey voters say that Gov. Chris Christie (R) would not make a good president, a new Quinnipiac poll finds.

Few Expect Congress to Work Any Better

86%

Of Americans have no faith political leaders can work together, while just 13% of Americans are confident they can, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. That’s far more than the 58% who felt that way just after the 2010 midterm elections in which the tea party movement rose to prominence. “The doubts cross party lines: Fewer than 1 in 5 Democrats or independents have confidence the two sides can cooperate. Republicans are even more pessimistic, with just 1 in 10 confident Obama and Congress can work together.”

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