The Media Has Failed the Public on Ebola

By: Wednesday October 29, 2014 5:15 pm

Adopting a blanket quarantine will make it much less likely that health care workers will travel to affected areas. The best way to protect everyone in the world would be to try to quickly eliminate the disease at its source. Hampering efforts to do so could actually increase the chances of it spreading to new countries.

 

Poll: Americans Don’t Want to Get Involved in Crimea Situation

By: Tuesday March 25, 2014 8:06 am

According to a new CBS news poll, 61 percent don’t think the United States has a responsibility to do something about Crimea. A majority of Democrats, Republicans and Independents all feel this way.

Similarly, 65 percent don’t think the United States should provide military assistance to the Ukraine while just 26 percent think we should.

CBS New Is Latest Pollster to Find a Majority Back Marijuana Legalization

By: Wednesday February 26, 2014 11:15 am

The number of national pollsters confirming that a majority of Americans want marijuana legalized continues to grow. The latest is a new poll from CBS News which found 51 percent of Americans think the use of marijuana should be legal. Only 44 percent still think it should remain illegal.

Yet Another Poll Proves a Majority of Americans Want Pot Legalized

By: Tuesday January 28, 2014 10:10 am

The latest WSJ/NBC News poll asked people if they would support changing their state’s laws to allow “adults to purchase small quantities of marijuana for their own personal use from regulated, state-licensed businesses.” It found 55 percent of the public would favor this change while 43 percent would oppose legalization in their state.

Another Poll Shows Majority Support for Marijuana Legalization

By: Thursday January 23, 2014 1:10 pm

CBS News has become the latest national pollster to find that a majority of Americans now support marijuana legalization. According to their new poll, 51 percent of Americans think the use of marijuana should be legal while only 44 percent want it to remain illegal.

This is a huge shift in support in just the last year.

CBS News Reporter Sharyl Attkisson Apparently Just Discovered Three Year Old CBO Report

By: Tuesday November 26, 2013 12:52 pm

Today Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News tried to pretend information that was in a public Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report published four years ago is a “scoop.”

Another Day, Another Terrible Poll for Obama

By: Wednesday November 20, 2013 7:51 am

Only 37 percent of Americans now approve of how Obama is handling his job, according to the CBS News poll, while 57 percent disapprove. This is a huge 9 point drop since last month when 46 percent approved of Obama’s job performance. What should concern Democrats is that there has been a huge loss of confidence among Independents. His job approval rating with this group is only 29 percent.

Conference of Mayors Asks Federal Government to Respect State Marijuana Laws

By: Monday June 24, 2013 2:30 pm

Mayors from all over America want the federal government to respect local marijuana laws. On Monday the United States Conference of Mayors passed a resolution calling on the federal government to allow state and local government to decide their own marijuana policies.

The Moment for Gun Control Reform Is Slipping Away

By: Wednesday March 27, 2013 2:00 pm

Democrats may have waited too long to move forward with gun control legislation, resulting in a lost of public momentum. Support for stricter gun control spiked right after the Sandy Hook shooting, but since then it has dropped significantly. From CBS News:

Sequester Blame Game Results in a Draw

By: Tuesday March 5, 2013 9:00 am

The month long effort to blame the other side for the sequester basically ended in a draw. A new CBS News poll finds that only slightly more Americans blame Congressional Republicans than blame the Democrats for failing to reach an agreement.

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