Los Angeles Times: As the Supreme Court prepares a decision on the fate of Proposition 8, nearly six in 10 California voters now believe same-sex marriage should be legal, with support rising among older voters and in all regions of the state, a new poll has found. The USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll reveals that [...]
Change in the GOP’s unfavorability ratings, according to a new CNN poll in which 59% of respondents said they have an unfavorable opinion of the Republican party, while 35% were still favorable. The numbers were more even for Democrats, with 52% of those polled saying they view the party favorably and 43% seeing it unfavorably. The response to the tea party movement was, as would be expected, the strangest, with 37% seeing it favorably, 45% unfavorably, an astounding 7% reporting that they never heard of it, and 11% withholding any opinion.
Former Gov. Mark Sanford’s braying jackassiness shone through in his recent debate with opponent Elizabeth Colbert-Busch. Both are running from South Carolina for a seat in the United States House of Representatives. The election is Tuesday, May 7, and polls show Busch expanding her lead or tying with Sanford, depending on the political affiliations of [...]
The next time there’s a mass shooting and they’re asked what they did to prevent it, they’re going to have to say nothing.
Erica Lafferty, the daughter of the principal of Sandy Hook Elementary, who was shot and killed along with 20 first-graders and five teachers during five minutes in December of 2012. Lafferty was reacting to news that the Senate failed to pass a bill to close a loophole exempting gun shows and online gun sales from background checks. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) joined three other Democrats and all but four Republicans in voting against the measure, which polls show that 90 percent of Americans favor.
Registered voters who said they would vote for a generic Democratic Congressional candidate, were an election held today. Only 37% would pick the generic Republican, according to the conservative polling site, Rasmussen Reports, which is having a bad start to the week. The site’s own surveys show that 52% of likely voters approve of the job Pres. Obama is doing while 46% disapprove, and that, for the first time in five years, less than half of those questioned believe the economy is still in recession.
A new ABC News/Washington Post poll shows that American attitudes toward marriage equality have turned upside down in the past 10 years — and then some. Where a decade ago 55 percent of registered voters said gay adults should be excluded from marriage to the fellow adult they love, today 58 percent say they should [...]
The only good news for tea baggers is that this poll comes from the Republican outfit Rasmussen, and they are always wrong. The bad news for tea baggery is that Rasmussen skews its results to the right: Views of the Tea Party movement are at their lowest point ever, with voters for the first time [...]
Washington Post: Sixty percent of all Americans back higher taxes on higher incomes in the new Post-ABC data. Earlier this month, an identical 60 percent of voters in the presidential election said income taxes should be raised on income over $250,000, according to the national exit poll. In the new poll, 73 percent of Democrats [...]