Amount same-sex marriages are estimated to bring to Florida in tourism revenue as well as an additional $12 million in tax revenue during the first three years following its legalization, reports the South Florida Business Journal.
Of conservative Republicans and 61% of all Republicans support President Obama’s decision to launch the airstrikes in Iraq, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds. By comparison, 54% of Democrats and 49% of independents also sign off on the use of force. Americans overall support the action 54% to 39%.
Of Americans think Michael Brown’s shooting by police in Ferguson, Mo., raises important issues about race that require discussion, while 40% say the issue of race is getting more attention than it deserves, a new Pew Research poll finds.
Amount House Speaker John Boehner has raised for accounts under his direct control and he has helped amass tens of millions more for Republican allies, the AP reports. “The Ohio lawmaker accounts for about one-fifth of the cash collected by House Republicans’ campaign arm, the National Republican Congressional Committee. Boehner has written almost $18 million in checks to the group, which has raised $101 million this campaign cycle.”
Of Republicans say they would be no less likely to support a well-qualified gay candidate, a new poll from McClatchy/Marist poll finds. At the same time, 63% of Republicans still personally oppose same-sex marriage and 60% say they would be upset if one of their children were gay.
Of Americans approve and 83% disapprove of Congress, with a majority (55%) saying they strongly disapprove. Congressional approval is still on track to be the lowest Gallup has found in a midterm election year.
Of Americans say the government can be trusted to do what is right always or most of the time, with just over three-quarters saying only some of the time and one in 10 saying they never trust the government, according to a new CNN poll. Said pollster Keating Holland: “The number who trust the government all or most of the time has sunk so low that it is hard to remember that there was ever a time when Americans routinely trusted the government.”