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Those in the population who support these two groups are roughly equal (last I read about 44% believed in the goals of the Tea Party and 38% OWS. That’s pretty close). Both groups want change in America. Both groups are willing to march and protest to achieve their goals, but there are a few areas they are vastly different:
I’m willing to speculate whether you agree with these numbers will depend upon which side of the political aisle you travel. If you choose to leave a comment, please don’t insult the messenger.
Recently, Beverly Perdue, Democratic governor of North Carolina, said this:
“I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won’t hold it against them, whatever decisions they make.”
She now says she was joking. Listen and you decide:
U.S. military veterans and those currently on active military duty are less likely to approve of President Obama’s job performance than are Americans of comparable ages who are not in the military.Read more at GALLUP.com.
Which somewhat surprises me because President Obama has followed many of President Bush’s policies. Any thoughts?
Fascinating analysis by Pew Research of the huge number of people who won’t be voting on Tuesday. Is this you?
Understandably, most of the attention in this fall’s elections has been on likely voters, not on those unlikely to cast a ballot.
Almost certainly, however, there will be far more nonvoters1 than voters this year.
Turnout in midterm elections typically is less than 40% of the voting age population (in 2006 it was 37%), and there is no reason to expect that it will be dramatically higher in 2010.
Who are these likely nonvoters who constitute a majority of the American public this year?
Nonvoters are significantly less Republican in their party affiliation than are likely voters, and more supportive of an activist federal government.3
Despite their more difficult economic circumstances, nonvoters express greater satisfaction with national conditions than do likely voters, and are more likely to approve of Barack Obama’s job performance.
A democracy depends upon its people to be informed about the issues, willing to seek out answers and participate in the process of government, of elections. According to Rasmussen Reports, 67% say they are better informed than ten years ago.
In July, Arizona will begin enforcing a new law that requires law enforcement officers to check someone’s immigration status if they have reason to suspect that he or she is in the country illegally. Do you think this is a good idea?
Hold on. MSNBC misrepresented what the law says. I know because I read SB 1070 (which is colloquially called the Arizona Immigration Law). Here’s what it should have posted: Continue reading ‘Sunday Stats: MSNBC Poll on Arizona’s Immigration Law’
And only 21% of voters nationwide believe that the federal government now enjoys the consent of the governed.
Yes, and we honor you…
Thank you for your service…
SB 1070, the Arizona effort to control the tsunami of illegals that threaten to upend their state, has become a lightening rod to factions within our country. Congress gave the President of Mexico a standing ovation when he condemned it (and by proxy, the nation), even though polls show a majority of Americans agree with controlling illegal immigration (up to 75% on the last one I read) Continue reading ‘SB 1070 Treats Illegal Aliens Almost Like Citizens’
Now that Arizona has toughened illegal immigration laws, will the border crossings stop? Not until we look at the business end of immigration… If you seriously want to stop illegal border crossing, you have to hit where it hurts: the wallet. There are two reasons that Americans let illegals cross over in the first place: we don’t want to spend $25 on tomatoes, and we don’t want to get caught growing our own pot or making our own drug factories because that’s illegal and highly enforced. Continue reading ‘Take a Stand or Shut Up (and sing)’