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Poll: People Like Obama, But Not So Much His Policies

Poll: People Like Obama, But Not So Much His Policies

“People (still) really like President Obama,” reports the The Washington Post today pointing to a new WaPo/ABC News poll showing just that. “Fifty-seven percent of people view Obama favorably in the new Post-ABC survey while 41 percent regard him unfavorably,” reports the Post. “Those numbers are remarkably similar to the 60 percent favorable/37 percent unfavorable

Support For Gay Marriage Among Republicans Up 24% In The Last Year

A slim majority of Republicans do still oppose gay marriage, but the numbers are changing rapidly per a CBS poll. In fact, 33% of the people who said they support gay marriage said they once held the opposite position. As the Supreme Court begins to hear oral arguments in cases involving two high-profile laws to

Poll: Support For Gun Control Continues To Drop, Even Among Democrats

Democrats are still trying to hurry-up gun control legislation through Congress, and for good reason. Despite an uptick in support for gun control after the New Town, CT shootings, Americans seem to be returning to their normal position on the issue. Which is largely opposition to gun control. Note that the drop in support for

President Gets His March Madness Bracket In On Time, But Budget Will Be Two Month Late

Priorities: President Barack Obama is picking Florida, Indiana, Louisville, Ohio State to reach the Final Four. President Obama filled out an NCAA tournament bracket for ESPN for the fifth straight year. On the women’s side, he selected Baylor, California, UConn and Notre Dame to advance to New Orleans. ESPN will reveal his full men’s and

CNN Poll: Support For Gun Control Is Slipping

Democrats were in a hurry to push through tough new gun control regulations after the Sandy Hook murders, and here’s the reason why. With the assault weapons ban fizzling in the Senate, support for new gun control laws is declining the further we get away from what happened in New Town, Connecticut: Washington (CNN) –

Obama's Sequester Fear Mongering Hasn't Convinced The Public

There’s little doubt that the Obama administration is working hard to make what are, frankly, rather modest spending reductions seem really severe and onerous. But is he convincing the public? Not really, according to a poll from McClatchy: The budget cuts in Washington have not hit home in America, at least not yet. A plurality

North Dakota Democrats Object To Amendments Strengthening Voter ID Laws

HB1332, introduced by Rep. Randy Boehning, originally would have changed North Dakota’s voter residency requirement from needing to have lived in the state/district for 30 days before the election to 30 days before absentee ballots are sent out. In committee, Rep. Boehning introduced amendments changing the bill significantly to require a state or tribal-issued ID

One In Five Americans Think The President Ordering Drone Assassinations Is OK

This headline from Rasmussen Reports is the sort of thing that can make a person lose faith in democracy: According to the poll, Americans are mostly split on whether or not they support drone assassinations for US citizens who are suspected of terrorism: Just 36% of Likely U.S. Voters favor the American government’s use of

Kopp Column: Americans Don't Trust Their Government

Not only are humans fallible, they are untrusting.  If humans trusted one another, they’d exist peacefully in a society without government.  This is not new.  More than 200 years ago,  Thomas Paine wrote: “The strength of one man is unequal to his wants, and his mind so unfitted for perpetual solitude that he is soon

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Is North Dakota One Of The Most Conservative States In America?

A new Gallup poll has North Dakota ranked as one of the most conservative in America based on how North Dakotans describe themselves: By many measures, the state is quite conservative. The presence of just one abortion clinic, just barely across the border from Minnesota in Fargo, speaks to how socially conservative the state is.