Category Archives: Enumerati

Most American Want a Democratic Congress

50% to 42%

A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds Democrats lead the generic congressional ballot by eight points, 50% to 42%. It’s the largest lead any party has held on that generic ballot question since 2013.

GOP Healthcare Bill Is Overwhelmingly Unpopular

48% to 16%

A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds that by a 3-to-1 margin, the American public holds a negative view of the American Health Care Act, 48% to 16%. Strikingly, even Republican respondents in the poll are lukewarm about the House bill, with only 34% viewing it positively (and 17% viewing it negatively).

Majority: GOP Healthcare Will Be Harmful


A new Reuters/Ipsos poll finds that “nearly 60% of adults said they thought it would make insurance more expensive for low-income Americans and people with pre-existing conditions. Fifty-seven percent said it would make Medicaid less available, and 69% said it would cut federal money for Planned Parenthood.” Overall, 41% of American adults oppose the House plan, while 30% support it. Another 29% said they “don’t know.”

Opposition to GOP Healthcare Bill Growing


A new Politico/Morning Consult poll finds opposition to the Republican health bill is growing. “As the GOP-led Senate prepares to take up the measure, only 35% of voters surveyed approve of the bill passed by the House last month. Nearly half of voters, 49%, disapprove of the bill. The other 16% don’t know or don’t have an opinion, the poll shows.”

More Republicans Support Gun Control Now Than After Pulse Shooting


Republican support for stronger gun control laws is up seven points from a year ago. More than half of Republicans (52 percent) said they oppose stricter gun control, down seven points from the June 2016 poll, according to a recent Morning Consult poll. The poll, conducted in the days following the shooting that wounded House Majority Whip Steve Scalise — along with a lobbyist, congressional staffer and a member of the Capitol Police — found 44 percent of Republicans said they support strengthening gun laws.

Trump’s Net Worth Slips as Towers Underperform

$2.9 billion

Donald Trump’s office properties aren’t bringing in as much cash as banks that loaned him money had expected, Bloomberg reports. That’s the biggest finding in an updated assessment of the president’s net worth, which has slipped to $2.9 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, down from $3 billion a year ago.

Trump’s FBI Pick Billed N.J. Taxpayers $2.1 Million for Christie Defense

$2.1 million

“President Trump’s pick to be the next FBI director, Christopher Wray, billed New Jersey taxpayers more than $2.1 million in legal charges and expenses while representing Gov. Chris Christie as his personal attorney before during and after the Bridgegate trial,” WNYC reports.

Few Back Trump’s Decision to Pull Out of Paris Accord


A new AP-NORC poll finds that less than a third of Americans support President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, with just 18% of respondents agreeing with his claim that pulling out of the international agreement to reduce carbon emissions will help the U.S. economy.

Three-Quarters of Americans Say Tone of Political Debate Spurs Violence


A new CBS News poll finds 73% of Americans say the tone of the political debate is encouraging political violence. “Democrats are especially likely to say so. About a third of Americans consider the recent shooting of a Congressman and others a terrorist attack.”

Megyn Kelly’s Controversial Interview Was a Ratings Bomb

4th place

This week’s episode of “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly,” which featured a controversial interview with InfoWars founder Alex Jones, came in last place among the four major broadcast networks, Variety reports. “With 3.5 million total viewers, Kelly’s program not only came in behind Fox’s U.S. Golf Open Championship coverage (6.1 million) but also reruns of CBS’ 60 Minutes (5.3 million) and ABC’s America’s Funniest Home Videos (3.7 million).”