Category Archives: Enumerati

Pence’s Football Outing Cost Nearly a Quarter-Million

$242,500

CNN: “How much did Vice President Mike Pence’s trip to Indianapolis to watch — and then abruptly leave — a football game Sunday between the Indianapolis Colts and San Francisco 49ers cost? … Here is an estimate of just the air costs (which does not include costs of advance personnel, Secret Service or support on the ground): According to the Air Force, flying a C-32, the model of plane used for Air Force 2, for one hour costs about $30,000. Pence’s flight from Las Vegas to Indianapolis Saturday took about three hours and 20 minutes, so it cost about $100,000. Pence then flew from Indianapolis to Los Angeles on Sunday, which took about four hours and 45 minutes, costing about $142,500. … The grand total: about $242,500.”

Few Maintain Inter-Party Friendships

64% to 55%

A new Pew Research survey shows a majority of both Republicans and Democrats say they have “just a few” or no friends in the opposing party. About 64% of Democrats and 55% of Republicans say they have “just a few” or “none” close friends who are Republicans or Democrats, respectively.

Dissatisfaction with Republicans Is Growing

62%/23%

A new USA Today/Suffolk University poll finds that voters’ assessment of the Republican Party has plummeted to 62% unfavorable/23% favorable, significantly changed from the 55% unfavorable/32% favorable registered in a June poll. The Democratic Party recorded a 48% unfavorable/37% favorable rating in the most recent poll. Said pollster David Paleologos: “The Republican Party is in freefall. In March the GOP had a 48% unfavorable rating, in June the negative swelled to 55%. Today the GOP unfavorable is 62%. What’s next?”

Americans’ Confidence in News Media Growing

48%

A new Reuters/Ipsos poll finds Americans are increasingly confident in the news media and less so in President Trump’s administration after a tumultuous year in U.S. politics that tested the public’s trust in both institutions. The poll found that the percentage of adults who said they had a “great deal” or “some” confidence in the press rose to 48% in September from 39% last November. Earlier this year, Trump branded the entire industry as the “enemy of the American people.”

There’s a 54-Point Gap Between Dems and GOPers on Gun Control

22%

FiveThirtyEight:“Just 22% of self-identified Democrats chose protecting gun ownership rights over limiting gun access, compared with the 76% of Republicans who did. This 54-point gap is about as wide as you’ll see on any issue.”

Huge Majority Supports DACA

86%

A new ABC News-Washington Post poll finds 86% of Americans support a right to residency for undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as children, with support crossing the political spectrum. Two-thirds back a deal to enact such legislation in tandem with higher funding for border control.

Even Republicans Don’t Like New GOP Health Bill

20%

A new CBS News poll finds that just 20% of those polled said they approved of the Graham-Cassidy health care bill aimed at repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act signed into law by President Obama. Even more striking: Only 46% of Republicans said they approved of the bill.

Public Opinion of GOP Lowest Since 1992

29%

A new CNN poll finds that just 29% of Americans hold a favorable view of the Republican Party. That is down 13 percentage points from March and is the lowest mark for the GOP since CNN began asking the question in 1992.

Most Voters OK with Their Party’s Stance

6 in 10

A Morning Consult/Politico poll found six in 10 Democrats said their party is “about right” when they were also asked if they thought it was too liberal or conservative. Among Republicans, half said it was “about right.”

Trump Has Higher Approval than Clinton

30%

A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds President Trump’s approval rate has sunk to a new low of 36%. For comparison, Hillary Clinton’s approval is at a new low of 30%.