Americans approve of “stand your ground” laws despite the incredibly misleading campaign from the so-called Rev. Al Sharpton & Co., according to a new Quinnipiac Poll released August 2. From the president’s job approval rating to disapproval over Obamacare, it was clearly not a good month for the White House. Let’s take a look Inside The Numbers beginning with “stand you ground.”
Even though Democrats have retaken the lead on the Generic Congressional Ballot, voters are almost evenly divided when asked which party they trust more to handle the 15 important issues regularly tracked by Rasmussen Reports, but they continue to favor Republicans most on the number one issue, the economy.
If you thought that the “phony scandal” strategy was over, then you were dead wrong. Kicking off his move to pivot to the economy at Knox College – which has to be the tenth pivot now – President Obama cited those pesky abuses of power as the main reason why he cannot get his agenda through Congress. He’ll travel to Tennessee Tuesday to continue trying to frame this fall’s fiscal fights (Read the 4 Biggest Lies During Obama’s Speech At Knox College).
We Ask America has conducted a poll in Michigan gauging Michigan voters’ approval of Gov. Rick Snyder and his decision to file bankruptcy. I was especially interested in a study in Michigan, and I hope to analyze others, because I am an avid believer in an average of polls approach.
Republicans continue to hold a one-point lead over Democrats on the Generic Congressional Ballot for the week ending July 7, 2013, which is the third week in a row.
Republicans continue to hold a one-point lead over Democrats on the Generic Congressional Ballot for the week ending July 7, 2013.
Republicans have regained the lead over Democrats on the Generic Congressional Ballot for the week ending June 30, 2013.
Former Miss America Erika Harold, 33, announces her plans to challenge first-term U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis in the 2014 Republican primary Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at Urbana High School in Urbana, Ill. Harold grew up the Illinois city and recently moved back. She was Miss America is 2003. (AP Photo/The News-Gazette, John Dixon) MANDATORY CREDIT
This is why the GOP keeps losing elections, and why minorities would rather remain slaves to the Democratic Party rather than support conservatives. Illinois Republican Party chairman, Jim Allen, recently sent a controversial e-mail to a blogger in an effort to target Erika Harold, a former Miss America who is now running for Congress as a Republican.
In a recent survey, Gallup found that Americans still rate the Republican Party – 39% – less favorably than the Democratic Party – 46%. However, both parties’ favorability ratings are down from November 2012, just after the presidential election. The Democrats’ favorability rating dropped more, down from 51%, which was a post-election bump just after President Barack Obama won re-election. Even though Americans’ ratings of the Democratic Party clearly show that bump is over, their views of the GOP are the lowest since May of 2010.
Much to the chagrin of the once – and dying to again be – Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi D-CA, as it stands right now regarding the 2014 midterm election, the GOP House majority is not going anywhere anytime soon. In fact, in the same manner the GOP is experiencing electoral challenges on the national level, the Democrats are plagued on the congressional, state, and local levels.