Skip to comments.Poll shows support for Democrats' goals [an Associated Press-AOL News poll found........]
Posted on 01/02/2007 12:53:29 PM PST by Sub-Driver
By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press Writer 27 minutes ago
People overwhelmingly support two of the Democrats' top goals increasing the minimum wage and making it easier to buy prescription drugs from other countries as the party takes control of Congress for the first time in a dozen years.
By a smaller margin, the public also favors relaxing restrictions on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research, a third issue Democrats have promised to tackle during their first 100 hours in charge.
The jury is out on incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Most people say they do not know enough yet to have an opinion about the California Democrat who will be the first woman in that office, an Associated Press-AOL News poll found.
The survey results come as the 110th Congress is set to convene Thursday at noon. Voters last November toppled Republican majorities in both the Senate and House, exasperated by investigations into the ethics of GOP lawmakers and unhappy with the war in Iraq.
Democrats will hold a 233-202 edge in the House and will control the Senate by 51-49.
A boost to the $5.15-an-hour federal minimum wage would be the first since 1997. Democratic leaders have proposed raising it in stages to $7.25 an hour. President Bush has said he supports the idea, along with help for small businesses.
Fully 80 percent of survey respondents favor an increase, too.
Support is strongest among Democrats, 91 percent, while 65 percent of Republicans back the idea. Women, men without college degrees and single women all are especially likely to favor a minimum wage hike.
Nearly seven of 10 adults, 69 percent, favor the government taking steps to make it easier for people to buy prescription drugs from other countries,
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What a freakin' crock.
There was an AOL poll just last week that showed nearly 65% were unhappy to have "progressives" in control.
How can respondents say "no" to a free lunch? The trick for the dems will be to get the legislations passed and the President's signature, no easy task with all the new moderate dems in the House and only a 16 vote majority, coupled with a 50-49 Senate. The dems are about to find out how tough it is to pass anything in the Senate when they can't invoke cloture. Payback's hell ain't it Harry?
My money says "Push-polling"
Get used to lots of very loud and very public moral indignation about undermining the will of the American people. It's going to be great.
"The telephone survey of 1,004 adults"
There are 300 million people in this country and we can come to a conclusion based off a poll of 1,004 people? I don't have that much faith in statistics, even if done correctly.
Oh yes, the "Do you want more money and free drugs?" question, everybody loves democrats and hates the GOP according to the AP.
How many people get paid the minimum wage? I think it is a small number of workers and that is why increasing it may really have little impact either way.
Ohhhhh Yeah, here comes the Democrap Pap.
"Let them eat cake," says Pelosi!
Everyone will approve.
Remember that Dem-supporting polls measure only one thing:
How successful the MSM Democrap Propaganda has been at fooling the electorate.
Thats probably because the nitwits they polled didn't have a clue what a progressive was.
What the polls say doesn't necessarily determine how world politics will exactly play out for everyone!
Naturally, there's no questions about impeaching Bush or raising taxes.
"They don't really think it through and it just feels good."
I think you just summed up the mental disorder we call liberalism. They never use logic or think anything through. It's all emotion and it all sounds good.