Category Archives: Enumerati

Majority Wants Trump Investigated for Sexual Assault

70%

A new Quinnipiac poll finds 70% of Americans believe the U.S. Congress should investigate allegations of sexual harassment against President Trump, while 25% say he should not be investigated.

Most Americans Disapprove of GOP Tax Plan

53%

A new CBS News poll finds 53% of Americans disapprove of the Republican tax plan being considered by Congress – including four in 10 who disapprove strongly, and only one in five Americans expect their own taxes to go down.

Voters Don’t Want a Government Shutdown

63%

A new Politico/Morning Consult poll finds 63% say members of Congress should should avoid a government shutdown at all costs. Only 18% of voters surveyed say members should allow a temporary government shutdown if it helps them achieve their policy goals. The remaining 19% of voters are undecided.

GOP Tax Plan Is Even More Unpopular than Trump

53% to 29%

A new Quinnipiac poll finds American voters disapprove of the Republican tax plan 53% to 29%. By a 61% to 34% margin, voters say the plan benefits the wealthy at the expense of the middle class. Meanwhile, President Trump’s approval rate is 35% to 58% and voters think he’s unfit to be president by a 56% to 40% margin.

Young Voters Resoundingly Disapprove of Trump

25%

A new Harvard IOP poll of America’s 18- to 29-year-olds finds that 67% of young Americans are more fearful than hopeful about America’s future. President Trump’s approval rate is now just 25% with young people, having fallen seven points since Spring. Less than one year before the 2018 midterm elections, likely young American voters cite preference for Democratic control of Congress, 65% to 33%.

Democrats Ahead on Party Affiliation

44%

Gallup: “Forty-four percent of U.S. adults identify as Democrats or are independents who lean to the Democratic Party, while 37% are Republican identifiers or leaners. … Democrats have maintained an edge of between five and nine percentage points on this measure of party affiliation throughout 2017, after holding a narrow advantage in late 2016.”

Gowdy Settled Suit for $150k in Taxpayer Money

$150,000

“As chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) used $150,000 in taxpayer dollars to settle with a former aide who alleged he was fired in part because he was not willing to focus his investigative work on Hillary Clinton,” the Washington Post reports.

Mueller’s Investigation Has Cost $5 Million So Far

$5 million

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Russian government’s efforts to interfere with the 2016 election has cost more than $5 million, ABC News reports. “Those expenses include money for a staff of more than 16 attorneys, dozens of FBI agents, support staff, travel and office supplies.”

Congress Settled Massa Sexual Harassment Claims for $100,000

$100,000

Congress paid close to $100,000 in taxpayer funds to settle sexual harassment claims from at least two young male staffers who worked for disgraced former Rep. Eric Massa (D-NY), ABC News reports. “The claims were settled after Massa, a Democrat from upstate New York, resigned in 2010 amid a pending ethics investigation into allegations he groped and sexually harassed members of his staff.”

Senate Tax Bill to Add $1 Trillion to Deficit

$1 trillion

“Congress’ nonpartisan tax analysts have concluded the Senate Republicans’ tax plan would add $1 trillion to the deficit over 10 years, contradicting White House promises the bill would pay for itself and complicating GOP leaders’ efforts to find the support they need to pass the bill through a closely divided Senate,” the Washington Post reports.