Democrats now have a huge advantage with Hispanics across all age groups. According to Gallup in every age group Hispanics are almost twice as likely to lean Democratic than to lean Republican. From Gallup:
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday July 16, 2013 8:25 am|
|By: Jon Walker Monday July 15, 2013 7:50 am|
A plurality of Americans believe the Democratic position on immigration reform is more inline with their own. According to a new Gallup poll 48 percent say their opinions on the issue are closer to that of the Democratic party while only 36 percent say their position on immigration more closely matches the Republican party. From Gallup:
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday July 10, 2013 11:15 am|
The American people would likely to see dramatic changes to how politics are run in this country. According to Gallup, a large majority of Americans want shorter campaigns, a national presidential primary day and some form of national ballot initiative/referendum system. From Gallup:
|By: Jon Walker Monday July 8, 2013 7:00 pm|
While the Internet has grown significantly in prominence, television remains the clear king of the news world. It is the primary source of news for more than half the country.
|By: masaccio Sunday July 7, 2013 10:30 am|
Congressional approval ratings have been falling for years, to the point that they really can’t go much lower. At the same time, a recent survey shows that our elected representatives are quite satisfied with themselves and the job they are doing. Why is there this disconnect?
For starters, it’s shocking to see the things that provide job satisfaction to these people
|By: Jon Walker Friday July 5, 2013 6:55 pm|
This is a self-feeding downward spiral. The more regular people look down on politicians, the less likely “good” people are going to want to run for office. The fewer good people in office, the more likely regular people are going to look down on politicians.
|By: Jon Walker 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.
|By: Jon Walker Monday June 24, 2013 8:05 am|
A majority of Americans are prepared to support extreme campaign finance reform. According to a new Gallup poll 50 percent of the country would support banning all contributions by individuals and instead have campaigns entirely funded by the government. From Gallup:
|By: Jon Walker Friday June 14, 2013 3:10 pm|
Confidence in Congress is the lowest it has even been in the past 40 years.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday June 13, 2013 6:52 am|
Most Americans disapprove of the NSA’s newly revealed far reaching surveillance program. According to Gallup only 37 percent approve of these surveillance programs while 53 percent disapprove.