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  • Americans, Unlike The Senate, Approve Of Obama’s Jobs Bill, Poll Says

    10/12/2011 8:32:34 PM PDT · by edpc · 37 replies
    The Ticket - Yahoo News ^ | 12 Oct 2011 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    Senate Republicans Tuesday may have blocked President Obama's jobs bill, but a new poll suggests that's not what a majority of Americans want. Nearly two-thirds of the respondents to a survey from NBC/Wall Street Journal voiced their approval when pollsters were told them the details of the president's "American Jobs Act"-- including that it would cut payroll taxes, fund new road construction, and extend unemployment benefits. NBC reports that 63 percent of respondents said they favored the bill, with just 32 percent opposing it.
  • Poll: Opposition to Gay Marriage Declining

    03/23/2006 10:47:35 AM PST · by metalmanx2j · 72 replies · 1,405+ views
    AP ^ | Mar 23 | WILL LESTER
    WASHINGTON - The public backlash over gay marriage has receded since a controversial decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Court in 2003 to legalize those marriages stirred strong opposition, says a poll released Wednesday. Gay marriage remains a divisive issue, with 51 percent opposing it, the poll by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press found. But almost two-thirds, 63 percent, opposed gay marriage in February 2004. "Most Americans still oppose gay marriage, but the levels of opposition are down and the number of strong opponents are down," said Andrew Kohut, director of the Pew Research Center. "This...