Archive: Enumerati
Most Americans Oppose Impeaching Obama

65% to 33%

Margin by which a majority of Americans oppose impeaching President Obama and also oppose House Speaker John Boehner’s lawsuit against the president by 57% to 41%, a new CNN poll finds. In addition, a majority disagree by 52% to 45% that Obama gone too far in expanding executive power.

Almost Half of All Americans Worry About Their Weight

45%

Of Americans worry about their weight “all” or “some of the time,” significantly higher than the 34% who reported this level of worry in 1990, according to Gallup. Naturally, Americans who consider themselves to be overweight are much more likely to worry about their weight than are those who say their weight is “about right,” 67% vs. 32%, respectively.

10 Million Have Gained Health Coverage

10 million

Number of adults who have gained health insurance as of midyear as the coverage expansion under President Barack Obama’s law took hold in much of the country, a new study estimates, according to the AP.

Arizona Botches Another Execution

2

Number of hours it took convicted murderer Joseph Rudolph Wood III to die Wednesday afternoon, “confirming concerns that had been raised by his attorneys about a controversial drug used by the state of Arizona,” the Arizona Republic reports.

Voter Turnout in Primaries at an All-Time Low

14.8%

Average rate of voter turnout in the 25 states that have held statewide primaries so far this year — down from 18.3% in 2010, a new report finds.

Perry Sends Troops to Texas Border

1,000

Number of National Guard troops Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) is deploying over the next month to the Texas-Mexico border to combat criminals that Republican state leaders say are exploiting a surge of children and families entering the U.S. illegally,” the Austin American Statesman reports. Perry “rejected suggestions that Texas was militarizing local communities by putting National Guard troops on the ground or that crime data along the border doesn’t justify additional resources.”

Some Americans Still Think Obama Is Not a U.S. Citizen

23%

Of Americans still believe that Barack Obama is not an American citizen, with another 17% who aren’t sure, a new Rasmussen survey finds. However, 60% reject that theory as false.

Americans Say Businesspeople Best Suited to Govern

81%

Of Americans say the country would be governed better if more people with business and management experience were elected, according to Gallup. Meanwhile, 63% say the country would be better governed with more female political leaders.

A Third of Republicans in Key States Dislike Christie

33%

Of Republicans in Iowa and New Hampshire (31 percent) view New Jersey GOP Gov. Chris Christie negatively, according to new NBC News/Marist polls in those two states.

Congress’ Approval Rating Remains in the Dumps

15%

Of Americans approve of the way Congress is handling its job. Congressional ratings show little sign of substantial recovery from last year’s record low as November’s midterm elections draw closer, according to Gallup.