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Ahead of major rulings on gay marriage and voting rights, Americans are split on whether they believe the Supreme Court is doing their job well. Among those surveyed in a CNN/ORC poll released Thursday, 48 percent said they approved of the Supreme Court's handling of its duties, while an equal 48 percent said they disapprove. Unsurprisingly, in light of last year's controversial decision to uphold President Obama's signature healthcare reform law, liberals (53 percent) and moderates (58 percent) are most likely to support the Court, while just 37 percent of conservatives say the same/Justin Sink, The Hill. More here.
Question: Do you believe the Supreme Court is doing its job well?
On his Facebook wall, photographer/videographer Young Kwak of Spokane wonders: “When is it OK to start listening to Christmas music?”
About four in 10 U.S. adults believe that President Obama's healthcare reform law will create “death panels” to decide patients' fitness for care, according to a new Associated Press-GfK survey. Support for the widely challenged claim has remained steady since 2010, when 39 percent believed “death panels” would result from the healthcare law. Today, 41 percent say the same is true. Overall, most people believe the law will go into effect in spite of Republican pledges to repeal it. About seven in 10 adults said the law will be implemented with some changes, while 11 percent believe it will be implemented as passed/Elise Viebeck, The Hill. More here.
Question: Do you believe that President Obama's healthcare reform law will create “death panels”?
Mitt Romney's criticism of President Obama's handling of the attacks on American outposts in the Middle East does not appear to have resonated with voters, according to a new survey released Monday. While 26 percent of Americans approved of Romney's comments critical of the president's response to the attacks, which left four American foreign service officers dead, 48 percent of those surveyed disapproved and an additional 26 percent did not voice an opinion, according to a poll from the Pew Research Center. Meanwhile, 45 percent of those polled said they approved of the president's handling of the situation, versus 36 percent who disapproved/Justin Sink, The Hill. More here.
Question: Why did Romney fail to gain traction on Libya?
Forty-nine percent of voters identify President Obama as a Christian, a new poll says, and the others say that they don't know or that he is a Muslim. “Nearly four years into his presidency the view that Barack Obama is Muslim persists,” says the survey from the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life. According to the poll on religion and politics, 17% say Obama is a Muslim, while 31% say they do not know his religion. “Fewer say Obama is Christian — and more say he is Muslim — than did so in October 2008, near the end of the last presidential campaign,” Pew reported. “The increase since 2008 is particularly concentrated among conservative Republicans, about a third of whom (34%) describe the president as a Muslim”/David Jackson, USA Today. More here. (AP photo)
Question: If President Obama says he's a Christian, that's good by me. How about you?
A new poll finds most Republican voters opposed to the idea of a brokered convention to select the party's 2012 presidential nominee. A USA Today/Gallup Poll released Monday finds that 66 percent of Republican and GOP-leaning independents surveyed are opposed to a brokered convention and would prefer one of the four candidates secure the nomination beforehand. 29 percent would not oppose a brokered convention. The poll also found that 57 percent of GOP voters don't believe the extended fight for the nomination is hurting the party/The Hill Ballot Box blog. More here.
Question: Would you like to see a brokered GOP National Convention? Why? Why not?
A majority of Catholics believe their employers should be required to provide coverage for contraception and birth control, according to a poll released Tuesday from the non-profit research organization Public Religion Research Institute. The poll found that a solid majority of Catholics, 58 percent, say contraception and birth control should be a required, no-cost benefit under their company’s health care plans. The president has been hammered in recent days by leaders in the Catholic Church, as well as his Republican rivals, for the administration’s decision to force employers, including religious institutions, to provide health insurance coverage for contraception/Jonathan Easley, The Hill. More here.
Question: Does your insurance provide contraception coverage?
Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain delivers an announcement Saturday at a campaign event in Atlanta. “I am suspending my presidential campaign because of the continued distractions and the continued hurt caused on me and my family,” Cain told supporters gathered at what was to have become his national campaign headquarters. (AP Photo/David Tulis)
With Herman Cain suspending his campaign, the issue of candidates and infidelity has once again come to the forefront. SodaHead.com, the web’s largest opinion-based community, today revealed the results of a poll showing that 61 percent of respondents do care if a candidate has cheated on their spouse, while 39 percent could “shrug it off.” The poll also showed that engaged and married voters were far less trusting of cheating candidates than respondents that are single. In addition, the poll indicates that men are more forgiving than women regarding candidates and infidelity/Glenn Mandel, Escalate Communications. More here from Sodahead.com.
Question: Does it matter to you whether a political candidate has cheated on his wife?
As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to review President Barack Obama's healthcare reforms, more Americans want to it repealed than want to keep it, a poll released on Wednesday shows. A Gallup survey of more than 1,000 U.S. adults found that 47 percent favor the repeal of healthcare reform, versus 42 percent who want the law kept in place. Eleven percent had no opinion. But the survey also showed that 50 percent of Americans believe the federal government has a responsibility to make sure everyone has health coverage, compared with 46 percent who do not/Reuters. More here.
Question: Do you want the federal health care law repealed?
Idaho’s economy remains far from robust, and based on the findings of two new surveys of Idaho voters and business leaders there is no consensus about how to get the state on better economic footing. Gallatin Public Affairs and our research partner GS Strategy Group recently teamed with the Idaho Business Review to conduct a major, statewide public opinion poll, as well as a separate survey of IBR subscriber companies. … “When we embarked on this research project, we were hoping to identify specific policies with broad public support that could be useful to jumpstarting Idaho’s economy,” said Marc C. Johnson, a partner at Gallatin Public Affairs. “What we found instead is a deeply divided state without clear consensus about the future direction of the economy”/Isaac N. Squyres, Idaho Business Review. More here.
Question: Why is there such a lack of consensus in Idaho between business leaders and the electorate?
Item: Poll shows ranchers are getting more popular, not less/Rocky Barker, Idaho Statesman
More Info: The University of Idaho poll found that 89 percent of Idaho residents approve of livestock grazing as a legitimate practice on public lands, and 85 percent support it as an appropriate use along with hiking, camping, mountain biking, horseback riding, fishing and hunting. Most important to the Idaho Rangeland Resources Commission that sponsored the poll it shows that 86 percent of the 618 people chosen randomly want public lands grazing to continue.
Question: Does you family have ranching blood in its background?
The national poll found that Americans plan to
vote for Republicans over Democratic candidates by 50 percent to 44
percent. This is an edge that will likely give Republicans dozens of
seats in the House and significant gains in the Senate. The
poll numbers suggest Republicans would win about 231 seats in the House
to 204 for the Democrats, but Ipsos pollster Cliff Young said Democrats
would retain control of the U.S. Senate with a 53-47 or 52-48 seat
advantage/Reuters. More here. Question: Do you agree that the 2 houses of Congress will be split after the election? Or will one party hold both houses?
The national poll found that Americans plan to vote for Republicans over Democratic candidates by 50 percent to 44 percent. This is an edge that will likely give Republicans dozens of seats in the House and significant gains in the Senate. The poll numbers suggest Republicans would win about 231 seats in the House to 204 for the Democrats, but Ipsos pollster Cliff Young said Democrats would retain control of the U.S. Senate with a 53-47 or 52-48 seat advantage/Reuters. More here.
Question: Do you agree that the 2 houses of Congress will be split after the election? Or will one party hold both houses?
Most Republicans and a plurality of independents want the U.S. government to halt its financial contributions to embattled National Public Radio, while most Democrats support continued U.S. funding for NPR. NPR’s controversial firing last week of news analyst Juan Williams re-ignited a long-time debate over whether U.S. government funds should be channeled to the non-profit radio service. A single-digit percentage of NPR funding comes from the U.S. government/Poll Position. More here.
Question: Do you support continued U.S. funding of NPR?