December 9, 2009
The GOP’s troubles just won’t end.
According to a newly released Rasmussen poll, American voters are more likely to support Tea Party candidates than Republicans, despite the “Tea Party” not being an actual party.
In a three-way Generic Ballot test, the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds Democrats attracting 36% of the vote. The Tea Party candidate picks up 23%, and Republicans finish third at 18%. Another 22% are undecided.
October 26, 2009
Conservatives continue to outnumber moderates and liberals in the American populace in 2009, confirming a finding that Gallup first noted in June. Forty percent of Americans describe their political views as conservative, 36% as moderate, and 20% as liberal. This marks a shift from 2005 through 2008, when moderates were tied with conservatives as the most prevalent group.
Here are some key findings:
September 16, 2009
Accroding to new Gallup data, Americans believe the federal government wastes about half of ever dollar it spends. State and local government is considered slightly less wasteful:
September 9, 2009
According to WorldPublicOpinion.org, Americans support agricultural subsidies for small farmers:
As for large farmers:
August 5, 2009
According to Rasmussen Reports,
Sixty-one percent (61%) of voters nationwide say that cost is the biggest health care problem facing the nation today. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 21% believe the lack of universal health insurance coverage is a bigger problem.
Only 10% believe the quality of care is the top concern, and two percent (2%) point to the inconvenience factor of dealing with the current medical system.
August 3, 2009
A poll released last week by the Israeli Democracy Index (IDI) concludes Jewish immigrants from the former Soviet Union “harbor significantly greater resentment toward Arabs than veteran Israeli Jews.”
The survey of 1,191 Israeli Jewish adults, which had a 2.8 percent margin of error, found that 77% of immigrants from the former Soviet Union support emigration of Arabs from Israel, compared with 47% of the native Jewish population.
In a related matter, 64% of former Soviet Union citizens oppose any retreat from settlements, a vast difference from the 48% of the entire Israeli population who feel that way.
Additionally, 74% of former Soviet Union residents believe a strong leader can do more for Israel than discussion and laws, compared to 61% of older Jewish Israelis.
There are an estimated 1,160,000 Russians living in Israel out of almost 7.5 million people. Arab citizens of Israel constitute 1,229,600 people, or 17.2 percent of the total population.