Posts tagged "Polling"

h/t: Brian Tashman at RWW

Pelosi for Speaker in 2014!

Let’s go Team Grimes! 


Bad news for House GOP: Americans back Senate immigration reform plan.

Support for increasing the militarization of the border drops 11 points when respondents are told how much it would cost.

(via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)


Same-sex marriage (top) and acceptance of homosexuality (bottom) around the world.

(via thepoliticalfreakshow)

Republicans think by a 74/19 margin than Benghazi is a worse political scandal than Watergate, by a 74/12 margin that it’s worse than Teapot Dome, and by a 70/20 margin that it’s worse than Iran Contra.

One interesting thing about the voters who think Benghazi is the biggest political scandal in American history is that 39% of them don’t actually know where it is.


From Sea To Shining Sea: Gay Marriage Support Rises In All 50 States

Support for same-sex marriage has grown across all 50 U.S. states over the past eight years, a new report has found.

Published by the UCLA’s Williams Institute, “Public Support for Marriage for Same-Sex Couples by State” examines each state’s current stance on the legality of marriage equality, as well as the overall change in public opinion since 2004.

Over the past eight years, every U.S. state has increased in its support for same-sex marriage, with an average increase of 13.6 percent, and if the public opinion trends continue at the same pace, eight additional states will be above 50 percent support by the end of next year.

But lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates shouldn’t get overly optimistic by the report’s findings, as Williams Institute researchers pointed to what was described as “a notable disparity” that exists across state boundaries, according to a press release.

Still, the findings seem in line with a number of other polls: a POLITICO and George Washington University survey found that, out of 1,000 likely voters, 40 percent of respondents said they support marriage equality, while 30 percent said they supported civil unions.

Meanwhile, a LifeWay Research study released in March found that nearly two-thirds of Americans believe legalized same-sex marriage in the U.S. is inevitable.

Read the full Williams Institute poll here.


Conventional wisdom says that the NRA is well-liked.  The majority of people, especially women, say otherwise.

(via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)


Americans love conspiracy theories, and a new poll shows how far-fetched some of these beliefs are. About 13 percent of Americans believe Obama is the anti-Christ, nearly 30 percent believe in aliens and four percent believe lizard people control the US.

With the Supreme Court set to hear landmark cases this week on marriage rights, the evidence is overwhelming that the right has lost the larger national debate. “There’s no putting this genie back in the bottle,” Republican strategist Ana Navarro conceded yesterday. “This is now undeniable. The shift is here. We’re not going back.”

Some in the GOP are struggling with this more than others.

On “Fox News Sunday” yesterday, Gary Bauer, a long-time leader in the religious right movement, was confronted with some uncomfortable data. Host Chris Wallace noted the shifting national polls, which now show most Americans support marriage equality.

Bauer was unmoved. When Wallace asked, “Do you worry that this only puts the Republican Party further out of touch with the mainstream of American voters?” the conservative activist replied, “No, I’m not worried about it because the polls are skewed.”

Conservative activists are certainly free to use whatever talking points they like, but if they don’t want to be laughed at, they should probably stop using the word “skewed” when rejecting polls they don’t like. The last time the right embraced the concept of “skewed” polls, it didn’t turn out well for them.

Besides, if it were one or two polls, ideologues could plausibly argue they’re outliers, but are allthe polls “skewed”?

Consider the national polls since early February: in the latest Fox News poll, a plurality supports marriage equality (49% to 46%); in the latest CNN poll, a majority supports marriage equality (53% to 44%); in the latest Pew Research Center poll, a plurality supports marriage equality (49% to 44%); in the latest ABC/Washington Post poll, a majority supports marriage equality (58% to 36%); in the latest Quinnipiac poll, a plurality supports marriage equality (47% to 43%); in the latest CBS poll, a majority supports marriage equality (54% to 39%).

Just yesterday, the Columbus Dispatch published a statewide poll in Ohio that found 54% of the state wants to overturn a statewide ban marriage equality.

A few hours later, Sen. Claire McCaskill, a moderate Democrat from the increasingly “red” state of Missouri, announced that she too now supports the rights of same-sex couples to marry.

Bauer and his allies can embrace reality or they can stick to their “skewed” line, but either way, they’re losing.

h/t: Steve Benen at Maddow Blog

LifeWay is a group dedicated to supporting the Southern Baptist Convention in a variety of ways.

LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention, established in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1891, is one of the world’s largest providers of Christian products and services, including Bibles, church literature, books, music, audio and video recordings, church supplies, and internet services through The company also owns and operates 160 LifeWay Christian Stores across the nation, as well as one of the largest Christian conference centers in the country.

Their most recent venture conducted for the SBC surely isn’t sitting very well with church leaders. A survey released today shows pretty much what all polls have been showing. Respect for equal rights is trending while bigotry and homophobia are on the run.

As public policy continues to change on the issue, a LifeWay Research poll shows 58 percent of American adults agree it is a civil rights issue and 64 percent believe it is inevitable same-sex marriage will become legal throughout the United States.

LifeWay Research conducted a wide-ranging survey of American adults on questions surrounding same-sex marriage; specifically examining whether clergy, wedding photographers, rental halls, landlords, and employers have the right to refuse access and services to same-sex couples even if same-sex marriage is made legal in their state.

According to the findings:

64 percent of those polled agreed “it is inevitable that same-sex marriage will become legal throughout the United States.”

80 percent of Americans disagree that employers should be allowed to refuse employment to someone based on their sexual preference.

58 percent of respondents agreed with the question: “like age, race, and gender, homosexuality is a civil rights issue.”

A majority of Americans believe rental halls and landlords should not be allowed to discriminate against same-sex couples.

More Americans do not believe homosexual behavior is a sin than those who believe it is a sin.

There is just no good way to spin these results into anything remotely positive for the SBC’s deeply bigoted stance on anything and everything gay.

H/T: Steveningen at Daily Kos