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By Doug64
#15034307
Here's this weekend's round-up of polls. Anyone that wants to check out any possible links over the next week can go to the link to the left. (Anyone wanting more details on a particular poll, just ask):

    Forty-two percent (42%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey for the week ending September 12.

    Nearly one-out-of-three Likely Democratic Voters (32%) favor declaring the NRA a terrorist organization in the community where they live. Fourteen percent (14%) of Republicans and 20% of voters not affiliated with either major party agree.

    35% of Likely U.S. Voters now believe illegal immigrants should be eligible for driver’s licenses in their state. That’s up from 28% two years ago and the highest finding in surveys since 2007. Fifty-seven percent (57%) still oppose making illegal immigrants eligible for licenses where they live, but that’s down from 77% 12 years ago.

    21% of American Adults have tried one of the sandwiches made with plant-derived products that many fast food chains are now offering.

    53% of Likely U.S. Voters think the United States and its allies are winning the War on Terrorism. That’s down slightly from 56% a year ago but consistent with findings since President Trump's election in November 2016. Prior to that time, this finding generally ran from the mid-20s to the low 40s. Just 16% now believe the terrorists are winning, while 25% say neither side is ahead.

    44% of Likely U.S. Voters favor the use of fracking to produce more oil and natural gas for this country. Thirty-six percent (36%) are opposed. This compares to 46% and 39% respectively last year. A sizable 20% are undecided.

    The Rasmussen Reports Economic Index held steady at 140.8 in September, virtually unchanged from last month and still among 2019's highs to date. Enthusiasm about the economy started to grow immediately following Donald Trump's election as president in November 2016 and spiked to 145.9 in February 2018. By comparison, in President Obama’s final years in office, this index reached a high of 121.5 in January 2015 and was at 108.1 his last month in the White House.

    53% of Likely U.S. Voters oppose a taxpayer bailout of underfunded union pension funds. Just 26% support a pension bailout. A sizable 21% are undecided.

    And for the President's job approval over the last week:

    • Strongly Approve: 34% (+2)
    • Strongly Disapprove: 43%
    • Total Approve: 47% (+1)
    • Total Disapprove: 52% (-1)

    And over the past month:

    • Strongly Approve: 33% (+1)
    • Strongly Disapprove: 42%
    • Total Approve: 47%
    • Total Disapprove: 52%
By Hindsite
#15034341
Doug64 wrote:Nearly one-out-of-three Likely Democratic Voters (32%) favor declaring the NRA a terrorist organization in the community where they live. Fourteen percent (14%) of Republicans and 20% of voters not affiliated with either major party agree.

They think I am a terrorist? Those people need mental health treatment immediately.
By Doug64
#15035334
Hindsite wrote:They think I am a terrorist? Those people need mental health treatment immediately.

Note that the actual question didn't ask if the NRA is a terrorist organization, but that their local communities should declare them such--not quite the same thing.

Here's the actual questions from that poll of Likely Voters:

Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of the National Rifle Association, also known as the NRA?

Very favorable 30%
Somewhat favorable 20%
Somewhat unfavorable 11%
Very unfavorable 33%
Not sure 6%

Republicans

Very favorable 54%
Somewhat favorable 24%
Somewhat unfavorable 7%
Very unfavorable 11%
Not sure 5%

Independents
Very favorable 21%
Somewhat favorable 21%
Somewhat unfavorable 12%
Very unfavorable 38%
Not sure 7%

Democrats
Very favorable 16%
Somewhat favorable 16%
Somewhat unfavorable 13%
Very unfavorable 48%
Not sure 7%

Are NRA members more likely or less likely to commit a crime with a gun? Or is the level of gun crime by NRA members about the same as in the population at large?

More likely 13%
Less likely 47%
The level of gun crime by NRA members is about the same as in the population at large 28%
Not sure 12%

Republicans
More likely 12%
Less likely 66%
The level of gun crime by NRA members is about the same as in the population at large 15%
Not sure 7%

Independents
More likely 9%
Less likely 46%
The level of gun crime by NRA members is about the same as in the population at large 30%
Not sure 14%

Democrats
More likely 17%
Less likely 31%
The level of gun crime by NRA members is about the same as in the population at large 37%
Not sure 15%

Following several recent mass shootings, officials in San Francisco have declared the NRA a domestic terrorist organization, although the decision has no specific impact on the NRA or its members. Do you favor or oppose declaring the NRA a terrorist organization in the community where you live?

Favor 23%
Oppose 61%
Not sure 16%

Republicans
Favor 14%
Oppose 78%
Not sure 8%

Independents
Favor 20%
Oppose 66%
Not sure 14%

Democrats
Favor 32%
Oppose 43%
Not sure 25%

Should Americans be prohibited by law from belonging to pro-gun rights organizations like the NRA?

Yes 18%
No 72%
Not sure 10%

Republicans
Yes 15%
No 80%
Not sure 6%

Independents
Yes 10%
No 81%
Not sure 9%

Democrats
Yes 28%
No 57%
Not sure 15%
By Doug64
#15035335
Here's this weekend's round-up of polls. Anyone that wants to check out any possible links over the next week can go to the link to the left. (Anyone wanting more details on a particular poll, just ask):

    Forty-two percent (42%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey for the week ending September 12.

    20% of American Adults think homelessness should be primarily a federal responsibility. 37% think states are chiefly responsible for dealing with the homeless, while 27% view homelessness as a local responsibility. Sixteen percent (16%) are undecided.

    75% of American Adults believe the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right of an average citizen to own a gun. Just 15% disagree. Ten percent (10%) are not sure. These findings are virtually unchanged in surveying since Rasmussen Reports first asked this question ten years ago.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds Biden with 35% support among Likely Democratic Voters. Warren, a U.S. senator from Massachusetts, and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders remain in second and third place with 15% and 14% of the Democratic vote respectively.

    44% of Likely U.S. Voters favor extending the Medicare program, now just for those 65 and older, to Americans of all ages. Forty-one percent (41%) are opposed, while 15% are not sure. These findings are little changed from December of last year.

    14% of American Adults favor the banning of red caps in America. Seventy percent (70%) are opposed, but another 17% are undecided.

    18% of all Likely U.S. Voters think Congress is likely to impeach Kavanaugh, and that includes just seven percent (7%) who say it’s Very Likely. Seventy percent (70%) consider Kavanaugh’s impeachment unlikely, with forty-one percent (41%) who say it’s Not At All Likely. Eleven percent (11%) are not sure.

    33% of Likely U.S. Voters believe it would be better for society if women held more political positions than men. 12% think it would be worse for society. A plurality (45%) thinks it would have no impact.

    And for the President's job approval over the last week:

    • Strongly Approve: 36% (+2)
    • Strongly Disapprove: 39% (-4)
    • Total Approve: 50% (+3)
    • Total Disapprove: 49% (-3)

    And over the past month:

    • Strongly Approve: 34% (+1)
    • Strongly Disapprove: 41% (-1)
    • Total Approve: 48% (+1)
    • Total Disapprove: 51% (-1)
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By Hindsite
#15035382
Doug64 wrote:Note that the actual question didn't ask if the NRA is a terrorist organization, but that their local communities should declare them such--not quite the same thing.

Yes, However, the fact that 32% of likely Democrat voters are in favor of declaring the NRA, which includes members like me, a terrorist organization is reason enough to keep them out of political power to actually do such a thing.
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By Drlee
#15035438
Well it seems this false flag operation is working. Of course democrats have no intention of doing any such thing or coming after your guns or mine. This is just more hogwash republicans are using to excite their base. They should be thankful that Beto played right into it.

It is entirely possible that this will be the real issue that hands the election to Trump. It is certainly going to let them keep the Senate.
By Doug64
#15038259
Here's this weekend's round-up of polls. Anyone that wants to check out any possible links over the next week can go to the link to the left. (Anyone wanting more details on a particular poll, just ask):

    Thirty-nine percent (39%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey for the week ending September 26.

    Fifty-six percent (56%) of Likely U.S. Voters think there is a shortage of safe and affordable housing in America today. Just 28% disagree, but 16% are not sure.

    52% of American Adults believe America’s racial and ethnic diversity is mostly good for the country. Only 17% think diversity is mostly a bad thing, while 22% say it has no impact.

    65% of Likely U.S. Voters think Biden is likely to be the Democrats’ presidential candidate next year, although only 23% consider that Very Likely. Twenty-eight percent (28%) say he is unlikely to be nominated, but just nine percent (9%) say it’s Not At All Likely.

    49% of Likely U.S. Voters read the New York Times at least occasionally, although just seven percent (7%) say they read it daily or nearly every day. Among those who read the Times, only 33% think most stories it reports are usually accurate. Another 34% say they are often accurate. But 25% say most stories in the New York Times are seldom accurate, while three percent (3%) believe they are never accurate.

    43% of Likely U.S. Voters think Trump is more likely than Biden to be found guilty of breaking the law in his dealings with Ukrainian officials. Thirty-four percent (34%) say Biden is more likely to be the culprit. Six percent (6%) believe both men are likely to be found guilty of criminal wrongdoing. Eight percent (8%) say neither is likely to be found guilty. But 46% think it’s more likely that Trump will be reelected in 2020 than defeated by the Democratic nominee or impeached, unchanged from late July.

    And for the President's job approval over the last week:

    • Strongly Approve: 36%
    • Strongly Disapprove: 41% (+2)
    • Total Approve: 51% (+1)
    • Total Disapprove: 47% (-2)

    And over the past month:

    • Strongly Approve: 34%
    • Strongly Disapprove: 41%
    • Total Approve: 48%
    • Total Disapprove: 50% (-1)
By Doug64
#15039908
I'm on time this week! Here's this weekend's round-up of polls. Anyone that wants to check out any possible links over the next week can go to the link to the left. (Anyone wanting more details on a particular poll, just ask):

    Thirty-nine percent (39%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey for the week ending September 26.

    Forty-four percent (44%) now rate the way Trump is handling issues related to immigration as good or excellent. Forty-three percent (43%) say he’s doing a poor job. These findings are little changed from July. Trump’s positives peaked at 48% in October of last year.

    52% of Likely U.S. Voters think Trump is more to blame than his political opponents for the division in America. That’s up from 45% in April of last year. Thirty-eight percent (38%) blame the president’s political opponents more, down from 43% in January. Ten percent (10%) are undecided. But 34% say America would be more divided if Clinton had been elected president in 2016. Thirty-six percent (36%) say it would be less divided, while 25% figure the level of division would be about the same.

    17% of American Adults believe professional athletes are more likely to commit a crime than the average American. Just as many (16%) say they are less likely to do so. Fifty-one percent (51%) think the level of criminality among pro athletes is about the same as it is in the general population. Sixteen percent (16%) are undecided. But 54% believe professional athletes get favorable treatment from law enforcement authorities. Only 26% think they are treated like everyone else, while 20% are not sure.

    53% of Likely U.S. Voters are angry at the president, with 39% who are Very Angry. Forty-six percent (46%) are not angry at Trump, including 34% who are Not At All Angry. Forty-nine percent (49%) are angry at Trump’s political opponents, including 32% who are Very Angry. Forty-six percent (46%) aren’t angry with the president’s foes, with 24% who are Not At All Angry. These findings are little changed from July of last year. In June 2017, 48% were angry at Trump, 51% at his political opponents. But 61% of voters are angry at the media; 38% are not. This includes 40% who are Very Angry and just 19% who are Not At All Angry. Fifty-three percent (53%) were angry at the media in June of last year, but a high of 66% felt that way in June 2010, early in Barack Obama’s presidency.

    The president earned a monthly job approval of 48% in September, up one point from 47% in August. In January of this year, Trump’s monthly job approval had fallen to 44%, its lowest level in a year. But it jumped five points to 49% in February following his well-received State of the Union speech, recapturing the high ground he held for most of 2018. Fifty percent (50%) still disapproved of the president’s job performance last month, but that’s a two-point improvement from the month before.

    45% of all Likely U.S. Voters believe the impeachment of Trump would be good for the country. Just as many (46%) say it would be bad for the country instead. Only three percent (3%) think it would have no impact.

    38% of American Adults favor a law like California’s that allows college athletes in their state to be paid for the use of their names, images and likenesses. Slightly more (41%) oppose such a law in their home state. Twenty-one percent (21%) are undecided.

    And for the President's job approval over the last week:

    • Strongly Approve: 34% (-2)
    • Strongly Disapprove: 43% (+2)
    • Total Approve: 48% (-3)
    • Total Disapprove: 51% (+4)

    And over the past month:

    • Strongly Approve: 35% (+1)
    • Strongly Disapprove: 42% (+1)
    • Total Approve: 49% (+1)
    • Total Disapprove: 50%
By Doug64
#15041869
I'm on time this week! Here's this weekend's round-up of polls. Anyone that wants to check out any possible links over the next week can go to the link to the left. (Anyone wanting more details on a particular poll, just ask):

    Thirty-six percent (36%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey for the week ending October 4.

    Some have speculated that if Joe Biden falters in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, Hillary Clinton will jump in. In a repeat matchup of the 2016 election, Clinton runs dead even with President Trump, each earning 45% support each among Likely U.S. Voters. The deciding 11% remains undecided. But even most Democrats don’t want her to get into the race. Just 18% think Clinton should enter the race for next year’s Democratic presidential nomination. Seventy-one percent (71%) don’t think she should run. Twelve percent (12%) are not sure.

    30% of Likely U.S. Voters think Congress is likely to seriously address the most important problems facing our nation. Sixty-eight percent (68%) consider that unlikely. These findings includes only 10% who feel Congress is Very Likely to tackle the big issues and 36% who say it’s Not At All Likely to do so.

    In defending his Syria decision on Monday, the president declared, “It is time for us to get out of these ridiculous endless wars, many of them tribal, and bring our soldiers home. We will fight where it is to our benefit, and only fight to win.” Fifty-eight percent (58%) of Likely U.S. Voters agree with Trump’s statement. Just 20% disagree, while 22% are not sure.

    70% of American Adults believe their fellow countrymen are less tolerant of each other’s political opinions than they were in the past. Only 11% say they are more tolerant of political differences, while 14% regard the level of political tolerance as about the same.

    80% of Democratic likely voters and unaffiliated voters by a 50% to 35% margin think Trump should release his tax returns to congressional Democrats. Sixty-eight percent (68%) of Republicans disagree.

    43% of Likely U.S. Voters think the Supreme Court is doing a good or excellent job. Sixteen percent (16%) rate its performance as poor.

    The Rasmussen Reports Economic Index held steady at 139.4 in October, virtually unchanged from last month and still among all-time highs to date.

    And for the President's job approval over the last week:

    • Strongly Approve: 34%
    • Strongly Disapprove: 43%
    • Total Approve: 47% (-1)
    • Total Disapprove: 51%

    And over the past month:

    • Strongly Approve: 35%
    • Strongly Disapprove: 42%
    • Total Approve: 49%
    • Total Disapprove: 50%
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By Drlee
#15041873
Some have speculated that if Joe Biden falters in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, Hillary Clinton will jump in. In a repeat matchup of the 2016 election, Clinton runs dead even with President Trump, each earning 45% support each among Likely U.S. Voters. The deciding 11% remains undecided. But even most Democrats don’t want her to get into the race. Just 18% think Clinton should enter the race for next year’s Democratic presidential nomination. Seventy-one percent (71%) don’t think she should run. Twelve percent (12%) are not sure.


Fake news disguised as a poll.
By Doug64
#15043991
A busy last week, hopefully things will slow down. Here's this weekend's round-up of polls. Anyone that wants to check out any possible links over the next week can go to the link to the left. (Anyone wanting more details on a particular poll, just ask):

    Thirty-eight percent (38%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey for the week ending October 17.

    56% of American Adults believe America should continue to honor Columbus with a national holiday. That’s down only slightly from 58% in 2017, the highest finding in surveys over the past 10 years. Just 26% oppose a national holiday for Columbus, while 18% are undecided.

    79% of Likely Democratic Voters have closely followed the debates among the Democratic presidential candidates, with 43% who have followed Very Closely. Among Democrats who have followed the debates, 53% still favor the candidate they liked before the debates. But 19% have switched their support to another candidate because of the debates. Twenty-eight percent (28%) remain undecided.

    49% of Likely U.S. Voters think Trump has a plan for where he wants to take the nation. Forty-four percent (44%) disagree. Fifty percent (50%) believe the Democratic Party has a plan for the future, little changed from 48% last October but up from 42% in 2017. Thirty-seven percent (37%) don’t agree, with 13% are undecided.

    47% of Likely U.S. Voters consider Syria a vital national security interest for the United States these days. That’s virtually unchanged from last December but down from a high of 58% in October 2016, President Obama’s final year in office. Thirty-three percent (33%) do not view Syria as critical to U.S. national security, a new high. Twenty percent (20%) are not sure.

    71% of American Adults regard their religious faith as important in their daily lives, with 44% who describe it as Very Important. This is consistent with findings in surveys for the past several years. Among Americans who say their religious faith is Very Important, 61% agree with Barr that “secular forces and their allies have marshaled all the forces of mass communication, popular culture, the entertainment industry and academia in an unremitting assault on religion and traditional values.” Sixty-seven percent (67%) of these voters also agree with Barr’s statement at Notre Dame University that “the problem is not that religion is being forced on others. The problem is that … secular values are being forced on people of faith.”

    13% of American Adults report that they had the flu last winter, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey. That’s down from 17% the winter before, a particularly bad flu season. Fifty-five percent (55%) intend to get a flu shot this year, down only slightly from a high of 59% in 2017 and in line with surveying for the past several years. Forty percent (40%) do not, but five percent (5%) haven’t made up their minds yet. Among those who had the flu last winter, 68% plan to get a flu shot.

    51% of Likely U.S. Voters think it’s likely senior law enforcement officials broke the law in an effort to prevent Donald Trump from winning the presidency. That includes 34% who say it’s Very Likely. Thirty-six percent (36%) consider high-level illegality as unlikely, with 22% who say it’s Not At All Likely. Thirteen percent (13%) are not sure. These findings have scarcely budged since February of last year. Even 42% of Democrats now suspect high-level wrongdoing to stop Trump, although that compares to 60% of Republicans and 51% of voters not affiliated with either major political party. Only 32% of all voters, however, believe it’s likely that criminal charges will be brought against senior law enforcement officials for their effort to stop Trump’s presidency, and that includes just 15% who say it’s Very Likely. Fifty-four percent (54%) view charges against these officials as unlikely, with 24% who say they are Not At All Likely. Fourteen percent (14%) are undecided.

    And for the President's job approval over the last week:

    • Strongly Approve: 36% (+2)
    • Strongly Disapprove: 42% (-1)
    • Total Approve: 49% (+2)
    • Total Disapprove: 50% (-1)

    And over the past month:

    • Strongly Approve: 35%
    • Strongly Disapprove: 42%
    • Total Approve: 49%
    • Total Disapprove: 50%
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