Skip to comments.This Week's Economist/YouGov Poll (Obama, Birthers, Tea Party, Abortion, Economy Surveyed)
Posted on 02/19/2010 5:52:22 PM PST by kristinn
IN THIS week's Economist/YouGov poll we asked our usual questions about issues like the economy. We also asked a number of questions about the tea-party movement and what my colleague has called "the GOP id". First the highlights from the issues section, then the juicier bits (which you'll want to stick around for):
On the tea-party movement:
One in five Americans, and about half of Republicans, think of themselves as part of the tea-party movement. Eight in ten Americans claim to be familiar with the movement.
Tea partiers see themselves as part of the countrys majority: 88% of them think most Americans have a favourable view of the movement. They are right, but it is close: among those who have heard of the movement, 53% have a favourable view of it, while 48% say unfavourable.
Beyond the tea-party movement:
Just over one in five (21%) Americans agrees with the statement that Barack Obama was not born in the United States, the "birther" movements principal claim. Republicans are twice as likely as Democrats and independents to say this. (Tea party identifiers are actually a little less likely than Republicans to question where the president was born.)
One in five Americans thinks "ACORN stole the 2008 election". A majority of Republicans (52%) agree.
Data links: Had your fill? If not, our top-line numbers can be found here. All of the data can be found here. And a note on technique: All of the agree-disagree statements were asked to half the sample in the positive, and to half the sample in the negative. There was hardly any difference based on which way the question was asked.
(Excerpt) Read more at economist.com ...
I get these YouGov polls in my inbox all the time, and usually take the time to participate, but I’ve never seen any of their results.
21 % of Americans, so in ruff math, that means, 80 million, that means,,,, 80 million voters ... don’t believe that Obama is eligible to be president.
I have a poll you can measure. Right now on a scale of 6 to zero inches Palin is measuring:
1.01872645155985850533833449588916 e-12 au Mitt Romney is measuring a simple 0 au.