Americans Overwhelmingly Think Undocumented Immigrants Should Be Allowed to Stay

By: Thursday March 28, 2013 2:00 pm

Americans overwhelmingly think undocumented immigrants currently in this country should be given a way to legally stay. According to a Pew Research poll, an incredible 71 percent think they should be granted some form of legal status, while only 27 percent oppose allowing them to stay.


Marriage Equality Is Inevitable

By: Tuesday March 26, 2013 8:30 am

The Supreme Court is hearing arguments on same-sex marriage today, but regardless how they rule the fact is marriage equality is inevitable. The trend in support has clearly been heading in the right direct for the past decade.

Americans Value Protecting Social Security More Than Deficit Reduction

By: Friday March 22, 2013 1:25 pm

While you might not think it from watching cable news the reality is that the American people overwhelmingly believe protecting Medicare and Social Security benefits is more important than deficit reduction. According to Pew Research, 55 percent think keeping Medicare and Social Security is more important than reducing the deficit.

When It Comes to Specifics, Spending Cuts Are Very Unpopular

By: Friday February 22, 2013 1:30 pm

The progressive goal of increasing Social Security benefits to make up for the steady erosion of traditional pensions is substantially more in line with the true center of the country than the position of the President.

Raising the Federal Minimum Wage Is Extremely Popular

By: Thursday February 21, 2013 7:10 pm

The American people overwhelmingly back President Obama’s call for increasing the federal minimum wage. According to a new Pew Research poll, 71 percent of Americans would favor raising the minimum wage to $9.00 an hour.

Most Voters Would Blame GOP if All Bush Tax Cuts Expire

By: Friday November 16, 2012 11:19 am

In the fight over the Bush tax cuts President Obama appears to have the political upper hand. According to a new poll for the Americans for Tax Fairness, Obama’s position on the Bush tax cuts is more popular, and if a deal is not reached on the Bush tax cuts most voters will blame the Republicans.

The Republican Base Doesn’t Want Leadership to Become More Moderate

By: Thursday November 15, 2012 3:36 pm

As long as the rank and file members don’t want their party to move to the center, it isn’t going to moderate. While opinions could change going forward, this recent loss was not enough to convince the Republican base that their party needs to really change.

59% of Americans Think Marijuana Should Be Legalized

By: Thursday October 25, 2012 5:00 pm

A new Huffington Post poll/YouGov poll has found one of the highest level of support for marijuana legalization of any national poll. Overall it found 59 percent of Americans think marijuana should be legalized, while just 26 percent think it should remain illegal.

Expectations Are Much Lower for Obama in Second Debate

By: Tuesday October 16, 2012 10:15 am

Basically the only benefit President Obama got from being trounced in the first debate is that it has significantly lowered exceptions for the second debate this evening. From Pew Research:

Pew: Romney Surges After Debate

By: Tuesday October 9, 2012 7:45 am

Mitt Romney’s strong performance in the debate has allowed him to grab the lead nationally according to the latest Pew Research poll. Last month Obama lead by eight points among likely voters but now Romney is up by four.

Follow Firedoglake
CSM Ads advertisement