It would seem the American people only fall into two camps when it comes to undocumented immigrants. There is a small fraction who strongly oppose letting them stay in any way and the large majority who would support offering a pathway to citizenship.
|By: Jon Walker Friday April 12, 2013 2:10 pm|
|By: Jon Walker Monday April 8, 2013 7:40 am|
For the second year in a row the number of people concerned about global warming has increased. According to Gallup, 58 percent of Americans are worried a great deal about global warming. This is a large increase from 2011 when only 51 percent of Americans were concerned about it, but it is only a return to where the public was on this issue before the Wall Street crash.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday March 21, 2013 6:55 am|
Apparently, America is full of Keynesians or at least regular people understand the real crisis we are facing right now is the high unemployment not long term deficit projects. A new Gallup poll found that Americans overwhelming support government spending on jobs programs. From Gallup:
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday February 6, 2013 8:45 am|
While most Americans don’t think immigration reform is a top concern at this time, they do overwhelmingly support all the basic components of a potential deal. The vast majority of Americans support creating a way for undocumented immigrants already here to stay, as well as measures to slow undocumented immigration in the future
|By: Jon Walker Monday January 28, 2013 4:19 pm|
The reason the law ending DADT caused almost no controversy wasn’t because it was the product of slow process of bipartisan legislative concession building. It caused no controversy because the vast majority of Americans saw it as the right thing to do.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday January 24, 2013 9:22 am|
Recently Gallup released two sets of polls on gun control which highlight why it will be very difficult for President Obama to achieve anything legislative over the next two years. When asked individually about the gun reform ideas Obama recently endorsed Gallup found all the proposals had majority support.
|By: Jon Walker Monday January 21, 2013 9:12 am|
The good news for President Obama is that his package of gun control proposals are relatively popular. Gallup found that 53 percent of Americans are for them and 41 percent are against them. The problem is that now that these are the “Obama’s gun control proposals,” they have become highly polarized.
|By: Jon Walker Friday January 18, 2013 11:15 am|
The Electoral College doesn’t just distort our political debate by having candidates focused only on voters in “swing states.” It has repeatedly resulted in the candidate who got the most votes actually losing the election.
Most insidiously, the Electoral College makes it theoretically possible for parties to change how a state assigns their electoral votes to essentially steal. legally, an election. The head of the RNC has even openly talked about doing this to make it basically impossible for a Democrat to win the White House.
|By: Jon Walker Monday January 14, 2013 2:53 pm|
Following the recent mass shootings there has been a noticeable spike in support for stricter gun laws; but overall, a plurality of Americans are still satisfied with our current gun laws.
|By: Jon Walker Friday December 28, 2012 11:01 am|
The massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, along with others, has resulted in a real and significant change in popular opinion about gun laws. Support for stricter gun laws has increased dramatically since last year.