Republicans Think Immigration is More Important than Democrats

By: Monday August 25, 2014 10:04 am

A plurality of Republicans think immigration is the biggest problem facing the country right now but it ranks only fourth with Democrats.

 

Popularity of Congress Remains Extremely Low, but 90% Expected to Win Re-election

By: Monday August 18, 2014 7:50 am

espite historically low approval ratings, at least 90 percent of members are expected to easily win their re-election. Maybe if the system didn’t aggressively insulate most members of Congress from any electoral consequences the institution wouldn’t have become so deeply unpopular.

Why the Legal Marijuana Age Has to Be 21

By: Thursday July 24, 2014 1:47 pm

In Uruguay it was possible to set the legal age for marijuana purchasing at 18 because they don’t have a higher drinking age, but that won’t work politically in the United States.

Cigarette Taxes and What They Mean for Legal Marijuana

By: Monday July 21, 2014 2:23 pm

Cigarettes are one of the most heavily taxed products in American but in the future legal marijuana could easily end up with a tax rate on par with cigarettes or even surpassing them. To understand why, you need to look at the current dynamics surrounding cigarette taxes.

This One Chart Illustrates Why Hillary Clinton Is in Such a Dominating Position

By: Thursday July 17, 2014 12:35 pm

If you want a very simple explanation why Hillary Clinton is not only the 2016 Democratic frontrunner, but also able to scare off any serious competition, you need only look at this graph from Gallup.

Immigration Surges to Number One Issue With Americans

By: Wednesday July 16, 2014 6:08 pm

The media coverage of thousands of youth migrants/refugees from Central America has dramatically raised the public’s concern about immigration issues in general. The issue went from barely registering a few months ago to now being seen as the most important problem among a plurality of Americans.

America Ranks 36th in Feeling Free to Choose What to Do With Your Life

By: Tuesday July 1, 2014 3:35 pm

Without a basic sense of economic security most people are effectively deprived of options. When it comes to addressing the “freedom from want,” America still trails behind much of the world.

It’s Not Just Congress: Americans Also Losing Confidence in Presidency and Supreme Court

By: Monday June 30, 2014 7:43 am

Confidence in Congress is at a new low, but so is confidence in the Supreme Court. I find that latter number very interesting because the Supreme Court is the branch most dependent of the confidence of the American people.

Poll: Immigration Seen as a Good Thing We Want Less of

By: Friday June 27, 2014 8:02 am

Congress often gets blamed for its incoherent actions, but sometimes this is because they are reflecting the often incoherent will of the public.

Obama’s Dismal Job Approval Rating on Immigration Policy

By: Friday June 20, 2014 7:47 am

When it comes to President Obama’s handling of immigration policy almost no one in the country is happy. By a greater than two-to-one margin Americans disapprove of Obama’s job performance on this issue according to Gallup.

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