Category Archives: Enumerati

Majority of Americans Oppose Trump’s Immigration Policies


Of Americans and 76% of Republicans favor “allowing immigrants living in the U.S. illegally the chance to become U.S. citizens if they meet certain requirements over a period of time,” according to Gallup. And 66% of Americans oppose “building a wall along the entire U.S.-Mexico border,” and the same number oppose “deporting all immigrants who are living in the U.S. illegally.”

It’s Quickly Getting Too Hot to Work

$2 trillion

Amount that rising global temperatures could cost the global economy by 2030, according to Quartz. “New research suggests that climbing temperatures will make it harder for workers to do their jobs, particularly in the world’s poorest economies. The situation is worst for those in the lowest paid and most heat-exposed professions, such as construction and farming.”

Trump’s Was the Longest Acceptance Speech in 40 Years


Number of minutes Donald Trump spoke in his acceptance speech, “by various counts, making it the longest of any acceptance speeches in the last four decades,” according to USA Today: “Trump’s speech was as long as Mitt Romney’s and Barack Obama’s speeches combined in 2012.”

Early Haters Now Support Trump


Number of wealthy Republicans who “poured close to $16 million into the Republican National Committee’s convention account leading up to this week, according to disclosures made to the Federal Election Commission through last Friday. The biggest donors, giving more than $100,000 each, are also a veritable roll call of the stop-Trump movement, among them the billionaire investor Paul E. Singer and Marlene Ricketts, who bankrolled early efforts to deny Mr. Trump the nomination,” reports the New York Times.

Anti-Clinton Sentiment Far Outweighs Pro-Trump Support


Of the 19 scheduled speeches on Tuesday night were mostly anti-Clinton (Sharon Day, Asa Hutchinson, Leslie Rutledge, Michael Mukasey, Ron Johnson, Chris Cox, Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, Kevin McCarthy, Chris Christie, Shelley Moore Capito, Ben Carson, and Kimberlin Brown), reported First Read. “That’s compared with six that we viewed as being mostly pro-Trump (Dana White, Andy Wist, Natalie Gulbis, Tiffany Trump, Kerry Woolard, and Donald Trump Jr.) What do those six speakers have in common? They aren’t GOP politicians or politicos. All of last night’s pro-Trump speeches came from Trump’s family, friends, and business associates.”

Americans Seek Experience in a President

55% to 41%

Margin by which American voters prefer a president with “experience in how the political system works” over “someone from outside the existing political establishment,” according to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll. Most Democrats want experience, while independents are split and most Republicans prefer an outsider. Key detail: “Among those who prefer experience, moreover, 78% call it extremely or very important to them. Among those who prefer an outsider, fewer, 54%, call it highly important.”

GOP Remains the Whitest of Parties


Number of blacks among the 2,472 delegates at this week’s Republican National Convention, reports the Washington Post: “Although that handful includes some of Trump’s most vociferous backers, the overall lack of ethnic diversity at the convention illustrates one of his greatest challenges: how to court black voters after four decades of controversy over his racial views, including campaign-trail rhetoric that has alienated many minorities.”

Nearly Half of Republicans Say Party Is on Wrong Path


Of Republicans said they think their party has “pretty seriously gotten off on the wrong track,” according to a new Morning Consult poll.

Trump Dominates First Tandem Interview


Number of words Donald Trump uttered in their first interview together, while Mike Pence’s word count clocked in around 900. “When Pence did get the chance to speak, Trump would often cut him off with a correction or answer of his own,” reports the Washington Post: “Trump did most of the talking during the 21-minute segment that aired on Sunday night, while Pence sat beside him, gazing approvingly and allowing Trump to answer nearly all of the questions, even those directed at him.”

Three-Quarters of Latino Voters Back Clinton


Of Latino registered voters said they back Hillary Clinton in the presidential race, while just 14% said they back Donald Trump, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.