Obama Manages the Rare Triple Play of Bad Politics on Immigration

By: Friday October 31, 2014 10:26 am

The latest Pew Research poll shows Democrats have lost serious ground among Latinos. During the 2010 election Democrats had a 43 point net advantage among this voting group, but it dropped to only a 29 point advantage this cycle. I can’t help but assume part of the reason is that Obama managed in one swift [...]

Opinion of Obamacare Drops Among Middle Income Families

By: Friday September 12, 2014 12:26 pm

For a long time Democrats banked on the fact that once people started directly experiencing the planned benefits of the Affordable Care Act they would come to like it, but that hasn’t happened. If anything the implementation of the law seems to have just hardened the divide. According to Pew Research, 52 percent of the [...]

Americans More Likely to Be Killed in a Car Crash, Drowning or Accidentally Suffocating than from Terrorism

By: Wednesday September 10, 2014 12:02 pm

By far the most depressing poll of the day comes from Pew Research. It found recent news about Syria has caused many Americans to become dramatically more fearful about Islamic extremism and terrorism. The number of people who give the government a positive rating when it comes to reducing the threat of terrorism went from [...]

Public Doesn’t Think There Is a Responsibility to Intervene in Iraq

By: Friday July 18, 2014 8:05 am

The American people continue to be opposed to new military actions around the world after over a decade of expensive wars. Even with renewed violence in Iraq thanks to Islamic State in Iraq and Syria a clear majority in the country doesn’t think the government has a responsibility to take action. According to a new [...]

Most of the World Doesn’t Like Our Unaccountable Flying Death Robots

By: Monday July 14, 2014 12:59 pm

Amazingly, American flying robots that can rain death down on almost anywhere on Earth, with very little accountability, are not popular among the people forced to live on Earth. From Pew Research: Nothing wins hearts and minds like flying death machines.

Majority Think Judicial Checks on the NSA Are Insufficient

By: Friday July 26, 2013 9:42 am

The American people continue to grow more concerned about the NSA the more they learn about the extent of the agency’s activities. According to a new Pew poll 56 percent believe the federal courts have failed to provide adequate limits on domestic surveillance programs. From Pew: The poll also found that young people are most [...]

Partisans are only Concerned about Government Surveillance When the Other Side is in Charge

By: Tuesday June 18, 2013 6:52 am

Apparently, the only way to get many self-identified Democrats or Republicans concerned about government surveillance is to put their opposing party in the White House. There has been a truly shocking reversal of opinions on this issue from the Bush administration to the Obama administration. From Pew: While it may seem stupid, it is still [...]

Americans Overwhelmingly Oppose Getting Involved in Syria

By: Monday June 17, 2013 11:55 am

President Obama’s decision to step up military aid to the rebels in Syria is in dramatic opposition to the will of the electorate. According to Pew Research poll, regular Americans overwhelmingly don’t want the United States to arm the rebels. Only 20 percent support this action, while 70 percent oppose it. Opposing to arming the [...]

Even Opponents of Same-Sex Marriage Think It Is Inevitable

By: Thursday June 6, 2013 10:46 am

The vast majority of Americans, regardless if they support same-sex marriage or oppose it, believe it is inevitable. According to Pew research, 72 percent of Americans think same-sex marriage will eventually be legally recognized. This includes not only 85 percent of people who support marriage equality, but even 59 percent of people who oppose it. [...]

Obama Gives Civil Liberty Abuse a Bipartisan Seal of Approval

By: Tuesday May 21, 2013 9:23 am

Apparently, concerns about government abuse of civil liberties depend on who is in control. While Republicans and Independents disapprove of the Justice Department’s obtaining the AP phone records, a plurality of Democrats support it. From Pew: The Republican and Independents who have heard the most about it disapprove of it the most strongly, while better [...]