Archive: Enumerati
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.

Three-Quarters of U.S. Muslims Approve of Obama’s Job Performance in 2014

72%

Of U.S. Muslims approved of the job President Obama was doing as president during the first six months of 2014, a new Gallup poll finds — higher than any other U.S. religious group Gallup tracks. Mormons were least approving, at 18%.

American Voters Think Elections Aren’t Fair

48%

Of likely American voters say U.S. elections are not fair to voters, while just 39% think elections are fair and 14% are not sure, a new Rasmussen survey finds.

Americans Divided Over SCOTUS Approval

47%

Of Americans approve of the job the U.S. Supreme Court is doing, and 46% disapprove, according to Gallup. “These ratings are consistent with approval last September, when 46% approved and 45% disapproved, and rank among the lowest approval ratings for the court in Gallup’s 14-year trend.”

Fla. Gov. Rick Scott Sets New Record for Pro-Gun Laws Signed in a Single term

12

Number of National Rifle Association-supported gun laws signed by Florida Gov. Rick during his first four years in office, reports the Florida Times Union. By contrast, Jeb Bush signed 14 pro-gun laws over the course of two terms as Florida governor.

Most Americans Favor Obama’s Iraq Withdrawal

58%

Of Americans believe President Obama’s decision to withdraw troops from Iraq in 2011 was the right thing to do, according to a new Quinnipiac poll. In contrast, 61% said that George W. Bush’s decision to invade in 2003 was the wrong thing to do and 51% of voters blame Bush for the current problems in Iraq.