Showing posts with label poll. Show all posts
Showing posts with label poll. Show all posts

November 3, 2017


The tip of a prosecutorial iceberg?

from Creators: Judge Andrew Napolitano looks at the implications involved in the grand jury indictments in the Trump-Russia investigation.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

280,000 children could die of malnutrition in Venezuela

from CNA: End stage socialism. Caritas Venezuela has warned that some 280,000 children could die of malnutrition due to food shortages amidst the country’s grave economic crisis.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

🎬   Tucker Carlson - Players Posing as Refs (Mainstream Media's Anti-Trump Agenda)

from LibertyPen: Excerpts from Tucker Carlson Tonight. Media bias by the mainstream media in general, and CNN in specific, has become transparent for all who wish to see.
Media Bias on Parade

Dear Democrats: Did you look everywhere?

from World News Daily: Barry Farber examines left's 'total team amnesia' over $9 million spent on the anti-Trump propaganda dossier.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

The marijuana machine rolls ahead

from Bloomberg Business: The billion-dollar bud faces new momentum and problems as three more states legalize it.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Political correctness is ruining America, poll says

from NY Post: But, poll also says Americans are wimpy when it comes to protecting the First Amendment.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

October 17, 2017


Survey find Americans’ views on free speech is a whole bunch of crazy

from the Daily Bell: Why a whole bunch of crazy?
"There are no contradictions. If you see a contradiction, check your premises. One of them is wrong" -- Ayn Rand
Indoctrination and Censorship

Who's the Harvey Weinstein of sex work? The police

from Reason: This week has a lot of people wondering "who's the Harvey Weinstein?" of their industry. For sex workers, the answer is all too often a local cop.
Police State America

Chicago's soda tax fizzles

from Reason: Everybody realized it was about bringing in money, not improving public health.
Regulation Nation

⭐️  Walter E Williams: Who pays what in taxes?

from Creators: Today, some politicians argue that the rich must pay their fair share and label the proposed changes in tax law as tax cuts for the rich. Let's look at who pays what.
Economic Policy: Statism vs. The Free Market

Rand Paul: The insurance companies are extorting us, Trump stopped that

from RealClearPolitics: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) discusses the president's executive order on the Affordable Care Act, why he says the plan is an attempt to empower consumers and why this could be a bipartisan issue.
Regulation Nation

ICE’s civil forfeiture guidelines leaked, and they’re not good

from RealClearPolitics: A government handbook reveals details of its legalized theft program. The concern is strictly about the value of property with no consideration of justice.
The Government is Not Us

September 18, 2017


Should you tell the cops you have a gun?

from Reason: Some gun owners argue that disclosure is considerate and prudent, while others worry it will escalate a routine traffic stop into a tense, unpleasant, and possibly life-threatening encounter.
2nd Amendment Assaults

25 most commonly used recreational drugs in America

from St. Louis Post-Dispatch: The drugs Americans prefer most. Of course, all of them are either illegal or severely restricted and heavily taxed. Government reverence for the pursuit of happiness is not exactly that of the founders.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Irma watch: How likely are prohibitions on ‘price gouging’ to help the poor?

from The American Spectator: Some gun owners argue that disclosure is considerate and prudent, while others worry it will escalate a routine traffic stop into a tense, unpleasant, and possibly life-threatening encounter.
Economic Policy: Statism vs The Free Market

Gun rights top media poll

from The Daily Caller: Lost in the storm of hurricane coverage, a recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll demonstrates Americans’ growing support for gun rights. 
2nd Amendment Assaults

John Stossel: The best part of the Constitution

from Reason: Stossel shares his thoughts about Constitution Day (September 17).
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Will Las Vegas be ‘Amsterdam on steroids’? Door opens for pot lounges

from NBC News: What happens in Vegas will still stay in Vegas — but perhaps no longer behind closed doors, at least when it comes to pot.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Support For Marijuana Legalization Hits All-Time High

by Christopher Ingraham.     A new survey released today by the the Associated Press and the University of Chicago finds that a record-high percentage of Americans -- 61 percent -- say they support marijuana legalization. The survey uses the same question wording ("Do you think the use of marijuana should be made legal, or not?") on marijuana as  ... MORE

Lefty Protesters Drive People Into Arms Of Donald Trump

by Robby Soave.   Trump's useful idiots. Donald Trump's supporters aren't fazed by his decision to cancel an appearance at a Chicago rally over the weekend—in fact, they are more likely to vote for him to be the Republican nominee because of it. That's according to a new poll of likely Republican voters conducted by Monmouth University.         ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: What Are Elections For?

Donald Trump and the insight of Eric Hoffer.     After months of watching all sorts of political polls, we are finally just a few weeks away from actually beginning to see some voting in primary elections. Polls let people vent their emotions. But elections are held to actually accomplish something. The big question is whether the voters themselves   ... MORE

Stephanie Slade: Why Polls Don't Work

Election predicting hits an accuracy crisis.  On October 7, 2015, the most famous brand in public opinion polling announced it was getting out of the horse-race survey business. Henceforth, Gallup would no longer poll Americans on whom they would vote for if the next election were held today. "We believe to put our time and money and brain-power   ... MORE

Americans Are Abandoning Political Parties

by Kenneth Walsh. Both major political parties are in trouble with the American people. The latest Gallup Poll finds that loyalty to the Democrats and Republicans is at or near historic lows. In 2015, for the fifth straight year, "at least four in 10 U.S. adults identified as political independents," a Gallup spokesman said. Forty-two percent said they were       ... MORE

American Gov't Has Lost The Consent Of The Governed

by Pat Caddell.  Fox News analyst and one of the country’s top pollsters, Pat Caddell, says there is “no doubt” that government has lost the consent of the governed in America today, pointing out that 90 percent say Washington “doesn’t work for the people,” but now works for its own interests instead. “Look at what’s happening there,” Caddell   ... MORE

Media Seen To Be Biased Against Trump And For Clinton

Unintended transparency.    Voters are far more likely to think the media is biased against Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump than against his chief Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. Forty-seven percent (47%) of Likely U.S. Voters think most reporters are biased against Trump. A new Rasmussen Reports finds that 31% disagree, but 22%      ... MORE

Beyond Distrust: How Americans View Their Government

from Pew Research.     We should be worried about the 19%. A year ahead of the presidential election, the American public is deeply cynical about government, politics and the nation’s elected leaders in a way that has become quite familiar. Currently, just 19% say they can trust the government always or most of the time, among the lowest      ... MORE

Great News! Americans Don’t Care About Climate Change

by David Harsanyi. Sanity returns. There is a preventable calamity out there, purportedly the root cause of nearly all wars, refugee crises, sickness, misogyny, terrorism, hunger, poverty, and everything else troubling mankind these days. The world is perpetually on the precipice of catastrophe—despite much evidence to the contrary —  if we   ... MORE

Poll Shows NRA Is 50% More Popular Than Hillary Clinton

Maybe the people are not-so dumb.    We’ve been hearing a lot about this subject in the last few weeks.  Among the list of the “enemies” that Hillary Clinton is most proud of having made, the National Rifle Association is right near the top of the list. This led one of her prominent supporters to declare that the demise of the organization was   ... MORE

Poll Says Marijuana Legalization Support Nears 60%

by Trevor Hughes.   More Americans than ever are smoking, eating and drinking marijuana, and they now overwhelmingly support full legalization of the long-banned plant, a new study and poll show. A Gallup poll released Wednesday shows 58% of American adults think marijuana should be legal, up from 51% a year ago, with just 40% believing it     ... MORE

25% Do Not See Widespread Corruption In Goverment

Political blindness strikes one in four.    Three in four Americans (75%) last year perceived corruption as widespread in the country's government. This figure is up from two in three in 2007 (67%) and 2009 (66%). While the numbers have fluctuated slightly since 2007, the trend has been largely stable since 2010. However, the percentage of   ... MORE

Supreme Court Gets Lowest Favorability Rating In 30 Years

by Jennifer Harper.   Even politicians in robes are having a bad year. “Following major, end-of-term rulings on the Affordable Care Act and same-sex marriage, unfavorable opinions of the Supreme Court have reached a 30-year high. And opinions about the court and its ideology have never been more politically divided,” reports the Pew Research   ... MORE

Pot Legalization Likely To Be On Michigan's 2016 Ballot

by Mara MacDonald.     It looks like Michigan voters will be deciding whether they want to legalize marijuana in 2016. Nearly 40,000 signatures have been collected in just 12 days as part of a push to get the issue on the ballot. There are two ballot proposals which have seen language approved by the state board of canvassers, but only one has   ... MORE

Support Grows For States To Ignore The Federal Courts

from Rasmussen Reports.   Following last week’s controversial U.S. Supreme Court rulings on Obamacare and gay marriage, voters believe more strongly that individual states should have the right to turn their backs on the federal courts. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 33% of Likely U.S. Voters now believe that     ... MORE

Poll: Americans Prefer Neighborhoods That Allow Guns

by Joe Perticone.    Americans know what they want — Americans want guns. That’s right. According to the latest poll by Rasmussen Reports, American voters “overwhelmingly” prefer to live in neighborhoods with high gun ownership, as opposed to areas that don’t allow firearms. The polling shows 68 percent of Americans “would feel safer”     ... MORE

Rand Paul Polling Ahead Of Hillary In Important Swing State

by Jana Benscoter.     Pennsylvania is in play for its 2016 presidential election. Philadelphia has been the chosen location for the Democratic National Convention, and Democrats could have their work cut out for them to keep the state blue. On March 31, Pennsylvania Democrats posted on their website a delegate selection plan that allows for    ... MORE