Archive: Enumerati
Republicans Flip-Flop on America’s Role in the World

52%

Of Republicans said the U.S. does too much to help solve global problems in a survey last fall, while just 18% said it does too little. Today, 46% of Republicans think the U.S. does too little to solve global problems, while 37% say it does too much, according tom a USAToday/Pew Research poll.

Wealthy Donors Paying More for Political Klout

310

Donors gave a combined $11.6 million more by this summer than would have been allowed before the McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission ruling, the Washington Post notes. Their contributions favored Republican candidates and committees over Democratic ones by 2 to 1.

Forecast Predicts Democrats Likely to Hold the Senate

70%

The probability of Democrats retaining control of the upper chamber, according to Sam Wang’s updated Senate forecast. One reason his forecast is more favorable to Democrats than others is that he’s relying more on actual polls than so-called “fundamentals.”

RNC to Spend $100 Million on Voter Turnout

$100 million

Amount the Republican National Committee is on track to spend in the midterm campaign, “with virtually every dime plowed into the party’s new digital voter-turnout program,” the Washington Examiner reports.

Majority of Blacks Say Police Forces Don’t Hold Officers Accountable

70%

Of blacks say police departments around the country do a poor job in holding officers accountable for misconduct; an identical percentage says they do a poor job of treating racial and ethnic groups equally. And 57% of African Americans think police departments do a poor job of using the right amount of force, according to Pew Research.

Not Many True Libertarians Out There

11%

Of Americans describe themselves as libertarian and actually know what the term means, according to a new Pew Research survey.

Same-Sex Marriages Would Add $194 Million to Florida’s Economy In First Three Years

$182 million

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.

Most Republicans Support Iraq Airstrikes

63%

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%.

Americans Split Over Whether Brown Shooting in Ferguson Was About Race

44%

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.

Majority of Americans Approve of U.S. Airstrikes in Iraq

54%

Of Americans say they approve of U.S. airstrikes against Islamic militants in Iraq, while 31% disapprove, according to a new Pew Research survey.