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  • 'PCRM Week': The Dairy Attack

    04/13/2005 3:35:11 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 92 replies · 2,112+ views
    www.consumerfreedom.com ^ | 4 12 05 | www.consumerfreedom.com
    Unless you're among the bean-sprout-sized minority of Americans who describe themselves as "vegans" (vegetarians who also won't touch milk, cheese, yogurt, butter, or even a dollop of honey), you may have been alarmed by the publicity surrounding an article appearing last month in the journal Pediatrics. The anti-milk piece -- written by activists from the PETA-affiliated Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) -- concluded that feeding milk to children is unnecessary, and that there are better ways (kale, tofu, turnip greens, or spinach, for instance) for kids to get the calcium they need. In reaching this result, PCRM relied on...
  • Free Republic "Bump List" Register

    09/30/2001 4:46:44 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 191 replies · 12,118+ views
    I have created a public register of "bump lists" here on Free Republic. I define a bump list as a name listed in the "To" field used to index articles. Free Republic Bump List Register
  • Survey: NH Voters Want Candidates Who Support Missile Defense [BIG SUPPORT FOR MISSILE DEFENSE]

    01/13/2004 7:17:04 PM PST · by nwrep · 10 replies · 223+ views
    Missile Defense Alliance ^ | January 13, 2004
    Survey: NH Voters Want Candidates Who Support Missile DefenseTuesday January 13, 6:46 pm ET 66 Percent of Likely Democratic Voters Say the U.S. Should Have a Missile Defense System 64 Percent of Likely Voters Support Deployment of Current Partial Missile Defense System MANCHESTER, N.H., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- A survey of likely New Hampshire voters released today reveals a strong leaning to candidates who support a missile defense system to protect the U.S. against ballistic missiles carrying weapons of mass destruction (WMD). The survey, conducted by independent polling firm Public Strategies, Inc., found that 75% of NH voters and 66%...
  • News flash: College students like President Bush

    10/29/2003 7:49:28 AM PST · by flutters · 12 replies · 349+ views
    The Hill ^ | October 29, 2003 | Byron York
    Here’s a question: Given the focus of the anti-war movement on college campuses, and given the relentless liberalism of the professoriate, and given the popularity of books such as Al Franken’s Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them, what do college students think of George W. Bush? The answer: They like him. A new poll by Harvard’s Institute of Politics found that 61 percent of students give the president a positive job approval rating — making Bush more popular on campus than in the country at large. “Defying conventional wisdom, a new poll of America’s college students finds they...
  • Bush Job Approval Edges Back Up (54%, went from +9 to +18)

    10/22/2003 8:52:22 PM PDT · by NYC Republican · 31 replies · 108+ views
    CBS News ^ | 10/22/03 | CBS News
    President George W. Bush's overall job approval rating has risen slightly in the past few weeks, and as he travels through Asia discussing terrorism with leaders in the region, confidence in his ability to handle international crises has also risen. Six in ten approve of the way he is handling terrorism, but approval for his handling of other issues like foreign policy, Iraq, and the economy, remains below fifty percent. More than half of Americans are confident in Bush's handling of an international crisis, up from a low of 45 percent in late September. Still, this evaluation does not approach...
  • FREEP THIS POLL(AOL Members): Should Terri Schiavo be allowed to die?

    10/22/2003 5:25:59 AM PDT · by shezza · 23 replies · 468+ views
    AP/Web Poll - America Online ^ | 22 October 2003 | JACKIE HALLIFAX
    COMATOSE WOMAN RECEIVING FLUIDS Florida Governor Orders Feeding Tube Reinserted By JACKIE HALLIFAX, AP CLEARWATER, Fla. (Oct. 22) - Acting on orders from Gov. Jeb Bush, a hospital began giving fluids to a brain-damaged woman Tuesday, six days after her feeding tube was removed in one of the nation's longest and most bitter right-to-die battles. A judge later rejected a request by the woman's husband to overturn the governor's order. ( click here to read rest of article)Reuters file Terri Schiavo, shown here with her mother in 2001, has been in a vegetative state since suffering a heart attack in...
  • Don’t the Democrats care even a little about terrorism?

    10/21/2003 9:34:35 PM PDT · by Jean S · 33 replies · 179+ views
    The Hill ^ | 10/22/03 | Byron York
    There is some stunning — and so far unreported — news in a new poll conducted by Democratic strategist Stanley Greenberg. The survey — sponsored by Democracy Corps, the group founded by Greenberg, James Carville and Robert Shrum — focused on Democrats who take part in the nominating process in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. What Democracy Corps found was that Democrats, at least those who are most active in politics, simply don’t care about terrorism. Just don’t care. In one question, pollsters read a list of a dozen topics — education, taxes, big government, the environment, Social Security...
  • We report, you get it wrong

    10/06/2003 2:08:23 PM PDT · by leather_strap · 44 replies · 1,071+ views
    Asia Times ^ | 2003/10/04 | Jim Lobe
    We report, you get it wrong By Jim Lobe WASHINGTON - The more commercial television news you watch, the more wrong you are likely to be about key elements of the Iraq War and its aftermath, according to a major new study released in Washington on Thursday. And the more you watch the Rupert Murdoch-owned Fox News channel, in particular, the more likely it is that your perceptions about the war are wrong, adds the report by the University of Maryland's Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA). Based on several nationwide surveys it conducted with California-based Knowledge Networks since June,...
  • Bush Job Approval Ratings Up Slightly!

    09/20/2003 9:28:03 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 98 replies · 307+ views
    [ Home ] [ Up ] [ Bush: Job Ratings ] [ Bush: Favorability ] President Bush: Job RatingsAll data are from nationwide surveys of Americans 18 & older. Polls listed chronologically. Ipsos-Reid/Cook Political Report Poll. Sept. 16-18, 2003. N=761 registered voters nationwide. MoE ± 3.6. . "Overall, do you approve, disapprove or have mixed feelings about the way George W. Bush is handling his job as president?" If "mixed feelings" or not sure: "If you had to choose, do you lean more toward approve or disapprove?" Approve Disap- prove Mixed Feelings Not Sure % % % % . 9/16-18/03 55 43 2 - . 9/2-4/03 52 45 2 1...
  • Clark’s Fast Start [Clark D frontrunner; GWB 51% Approval]

    09/20/2003 2:21:41 PM PDT · by AntiGuv · 73 replies · 274+ views
    Newsweek ^ | September 20, 2003 | Laura Fording
    In a new Newsweek poll, the general takes an early lead among Democrats while Bush’s ratings continue to slide Sept. 20 — Retired Gen. Wesley Clark may have only entered the presidential race on Thursday, but he is already the Democratic frontrunner, according to a new NEWSWEEK poll. CLARK WON SUPPORT from 14 percent registered Democrats and democratic leaners, outpacing former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean (12 percent), Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman (12 percent), Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry (10 percent) and Missouri Congressman Dick Gephardt (8 percent). Meanwhile, as Americans focus on the fiscal realities of creating a stable Iraq, President...
  • Five Democratic Candidates Share Support: Lieberman slips from lead; Clark surges into contention

    09/15/2003 1:06:52 AM PDT · by Timesink · 12 replies · 177+ views
    Gallup News Service ^ | September 15, 2003 | David W. Moore
    POLL ANALYSESSeptember 15, 2003Five Democratic Candidates Share Support Lieberman slips from lead; Clark surges into contentionBy David W. MooreGALLUP NEWS SERVICEPRINCETON, NJ -- With retired General Wesley Clark poised to announce whether he will compete to be the Democratic Party's presidential nominee in 2004, a new CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll shows the general would likely be a competitive candidate. Five candidates including Clark bunch together with low double-digit support, led by Congressman Dick Gephardt. If Clark does not run, support among the top four candidates is evenly distributed, as Senator Joe Lieberman has lost his front-runner position -- dropping 10 percentage...
  • Newsweek Poll- Bush Job Approval 52% (Crushes Dean and Hillary, FOX at 58%)

    09/13/2003 5:59:22 PM PDT · by NYC Republican · 40 replies · 203+ views
    Newsweek/Polling Report ^ | 9/13/03 | Newsweek
    Newsweek Poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates. Sept. 11-12, 2003. N=827 registered voters nationwide. MoE ± 4. . "Suppose the next general election for president were being held TODAY and you had to choose between George W. Bush, the Republican, and [see below], the Democrat -- who would you vote for?" If "Other" or "Undecided": "As of TODAY, do you LEAN more toward Bush, the Republican, or [see below], the Democrat?" . George W. Bush Howard Dean Other (vol.)/ Undecided % % % 9/03 53 37 10 7/03 53 38 9 . George W. Bush Hillary Clinton Other (vol.)/...
  • Survey: Entire Country [Israel] Considers Oslo a Failure

    09/11/2003 10:06:09 AM PDT · by Alouette · 7 replies · 200+ views
    A Dialogue survey conducted for Haaretz indicates, according to Yossi Verter of Haaretz, "relative moderation in the public view of the Oslo Accords." This evaluation is based on the following statistics: 35% see Oslo as "an honest but failed attempt to end the conflict;" 11% - "a mistaken but remediable step;" 20% - "a historic breakthrough that was missed;" 20% - "a historic failure for which we are still paying the price." Verter writes, "In hindsight, it [Oslo] no longer seems like such a great crime. Almost two thirds of those surveyed are willing to demonstrate understanding, forgiveness, acceptance, and...
  • First Iraqi Poll a Surprise: Most Support US (ignore the media)

    09/11/2003 9:18:46 AM PDT · by GulliverSwift · 52 replies · 1,247+ views
    Publication Date: September 10, 2003 America, some say, is hobbled in its policies toward Iraq by not knowing much about what Iraqis really think. Are they on the side of radical Islamists? What kind of government would they like? What is their attitude toward the U.S.? Do the Shiites hate us? Could Iraq become another Iran under the ayatollahs? Are the people in the Sunni triangle the real problem?Up to now we've only been able to guess. We've relied on anecdotal temperature-takings of the Iraqi public, and have been at the mercy of images presented to us by the...
  • Country's Wounds Still Open After 9/11:Almost universal view things aren't completely back to normal

    09/10/2003 9:29:20 PM PDT · by Timesink · 5 replies · 438+ views
    Gallup News Service ^ | September 11, 2003 | Lydia Saad
    POLL ANALYSESSeptember 11, 2003 Country's Wounds Still Open After 9/11 Almost universal view that things are not completely "back to normal"By Lydia SaadGALLUP NEWS SERVICEPRINCETON, NJ -- Two years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks brought down the World Trade Center towers, damaged the Pentagon and killed an estimated 3,026 people, Americans are reluctant to say the United States is back to normal. According to a recent CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll, a majority believes things are "somewhat" back to normal but only 3% say things are "completely" normal. Just one in five Americans (21%) told Gallup in the Aug. 25-26 survey that...
  • Ideological Crossroads: Gen X Marks the Spot (Xers Turning More Conservative as they age; Gen Y too)

    09/02/2003 4:51:44 PM PDT · by Timesink · 75 replies · 7,857+ views
    Gallup ^ | September 2, 2003 | Darren K. Carlson
    GALLUP TUESDAY BRIEFINGGovernment & Public AffairsSeptember 2, 2003Ideological Crossroads: Gen X Marks the Spotby Darren K. Carlson, Contributing EditorA special analysis* of Gallup data on the politics of Americans between the ages of 25 and 38 -- post-baby boomers who correspond roughly to "Generation X" -- points toward a more conservative ideology than one might expect, given their relatively young age. Two survey questions focusing on respondents' stances on social and economic issues shed light on where Gen Xers stand ideologically. Socially Balanced The famous 1960's admonition to "never trust anybody over 30" alluded to people's penchant to grow more...
  • Dutch Group Forms Website to Allow Anyone on the Planet to Vote in 2004 US Elections

    08/29/2003 1:11:51 PM PDT · by nwrep · 108 replies · 539+ views
    The World Votes ^ | August 29, 2003 | nwrep
    A group of 3 Dutch private citizens has formed an internationalist website called The World Votes to register worldwide choices in the 2004 Presidential Elections. This is an obvious attempt to highlight the unpopularity of President Bush among the America-hating, envious, statist citizens of the UN-worshipping world. As election day draws closer, expect these clowns to be featured on important news stories worldwide in an effort to influence public opinion in the United States. They are hoping to show that voting for Bush is an extremely unfavorable choice among the "world citizens", thereby dissuading the US citizens from voting for...
  • Majority believe new attacks are imminent (Includes USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup poll results)

    08/28/2003 10:45:58 PM PDT · by Timesink · 6 replies · 343+ views
    USA TODAY ^ | August 28, 2003 | Kevin Johnson
    <p>WASHINGTON — As the second anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks nears, a majority of Americans are seriously concerned about the nation's vulnerability to terrorism and believe that new attacks are likely and imminent.</p> <p>The poll results come as the nation enters the Labor Day weekend, when AAA predicts that 33.4 million Americans will be traveling, an increase of 1.8% over last year. Although AAA says that the vast majority, 28.2 million, will be traveling by car, more than one in four indicate they will be going to cities for the holiday.</p>
  • Still Committed/Poll: Public Still Backs Iraq Mission [Coordinated Fedayeen/al-Qaeda attacks fail]

    08/26/2003 1:13:11 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 36 replies · 278+ views
    ABCNEWS ^ | Tuesday, August 26, 2003 | David Morris
    Aug. 25 — Public attitudes toward the situation in Iraq have stabilized after falling last month, despite last week's bombing of the U.N. compound in Baghdad and continued U.S. military casualties there, a new ABCNEWS poll finds. The poll shows most Americans remain committed to the mission in Iraq, even as they fret that U.S. involvement might be prolonged. Two in three say U.S. troops should remain in Iraq until civil order is restored there and nearly six in 10 say the war was worth fighting. While that's down from 70 percent at the end of April, it's unchanged since...
  • Nearly half of Americans wouldn't vote for Bush again

    08/23/2003 4:31:16 PM PDT · by Brian S · 180 replies · 2,264+ views
    AFP ^ | 08-23-03
    Sunday August 24, 6:48 AM A growing number of Americans don't want to see US President George W. Bush re-elected next year, and fear US troops will be drawn into a long, costly occupation of Iraq, according to a Newsweek poll. For the first time the poll has found that more registered voters -- 49 percent -- would not want Bush to return for a second term in office if the elections were now, compared with 44 percent who would. Only 23 percent said terrorism and homeland security would be the most important issues for them in the November 2004...
  • PCPO Poll: 40% support Abu Mazen, 19% comply w/Tanzim disarmament, 23% serious reformation of PA

    04/23/2003 1:07:52 PM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies · 528+ views
    IMRA ^ | 4-23-03
    PCPO Poll: 40.5% support Abu Mazen, 19.6% comply w/Tanzim disarmament, 23.9% serious reformation of PA PCPO Poll of Palestinians: 40.5% support Abu Mazen, 19.6% comply w/Tanzim disarmament, 23.9% serious reformation of PA PCPO Poll no. 111. Date: 23, April 2003 A poll carried out by the Palestinian Center for Public Opinion (PCPO) and Prepared by President Dr. Nabil Kukali. (55.3%) Support to varying degrees the President Arafat (40.5%) Support, to varying degrees Mahmoud Abbas "Abu Mazen" as a Palestinian Prime Minister. Majd Kokaly-Information Department: A poll recently conducted by the PCPO and prepared by Dr.Nabil Kukali included a random sample...
  • 84 per cent back war (UK POLL!)

    03/29/2003 5:29:24 PM PST · by MadIvan · 17 replies · 140+ views
    News of the World ^ | March 30, 2003
    GULF WAR II: Poll shows the British public are steeled for a long fight THE British public overwhelmingly back the war—despite fears that it could take months, not days, to depose Saddam Hussein. A massive 84 per cent believe Britain and America should see the war through to a successful conclusion—a rise of two per cent in a week. Just 11 per cent think the coalition should now stop fighting and pull out. The figures are revealed in a News of the World ICM poll taken last night, well after US commanders confirmed the war will take months to complete....
  • Polls: U.S. Misjudged Iraq Resistance

    03/28/2003 3:40:07 PM PST · by AntiGuv · 48 replies · 304+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 28, 2003 | Will Lester
    WASHINGTON - More than half the Americans think the United States underestimated how much resistance the Iraqi army would put up against a U.S. invasion, and even more expect this country to face a significant number of casualties in a war that could last months, new polls say. Public support for the war remains strong. At least seven in 10 back the effort now that U.S. troops are fighting in Iraq. More than half, 55 percent, say the United States underestimated Iraqi resistance to invasion, according to a CBS News poll. Two-thirds in that poll said they think the war...
  • Kuwaiti Poll: 89.6 % support war, 76.9 % oppose bin Laden

    03/17/2003 3:52:01 PM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies · 166+ views
    IMRA ^ | March 17, 2003
    Monday, March 17, 2003 Kuwaiti Poll: 89.6 % support war, 76.9 % oppose bin Laden Survey on Kuwaiti Public Opinion Monday, March 17, 2003 The results of a Kuwaiti public opinion survey, conducted by two Kuwaiti researchers, Dr. Nasser Shahab Al-Mowaizri (Media Psychology) and Dr. Saad Mohammed Al-Rashidi (College of Basic Education), were published in the Kuwaiti al-Qabas daily newspaper today, March 17, 2003. The survey examines Kuwaiti opinion on various pressing issues in the country and region today. The AUK Media and Dialogue Center would like to share these findings with you, translated into English. Sample: 616 Kuwaiti nationals,...
  • Americans Foresee Energy Shortage Within 5 Years

    03/13/2003 6:30:36 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies · 193+ views
    Gallup.com ^ | 3/13/03 | Lydia Saad - Gallup News Service
    Americans have grown a bit more concerned over the past year about the seriousness of the nation's energy situation, and are more likely to predict the country will face a significant energy shortage within 5 years. According to Gallup's annual Environmental Issues survey, updated March 3-5, a higher percentage of Americans today rate the nation's energy situation as "very serious" than did so last March, but this is still well below the level recorded at the height of the 2001 California energy crisis. Gallup finds no change in Americans' policy preferences on energy matters; these tend to favor the positions...
  • Polls show U.S. prefers silent stars

    03/01/2003 10:21:44 PM PST · by kattracks · 30 replies · 283+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 3/02/03 | Jennifer Harper
    <p>Most Americans would prefer that celebrities stick with the artsy stuff and keep politics out of their repertoire.</p> <p>A Fox News poll released Friday found that 24 percent of Americans are interested in hearing what actors and musicians have to say about national affairs.</p>
  • Powell "Bounce" Fades [But Bush Job Approval Still Sky-high]

    02/21/2003 10:37:41 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 54 replies · 218+ views
    Gallup News Service ^ | Friday, February 21, 2003 | by David W. Moore and Frank Newport
    PRINCETON, NJ -- The latest Gallup Poll finds that overall public support for military action against Iraq has faded slightly from the recent high point registered shortly after Secretary of State Colin Powell's speech to the U.N. Security Council on Feb. 5, but remains in solid majority territory at 59%. However, Americans continue to want international cooperation for such action. Support for war without a new U.N. vote authorizing it is only 30%, down 9 points from a poll conducted Feb. 7-9. The poll also shows that Americans opposed to a war with Iraq are more intense in their beliefs...
  • New National Poll: By Margin Of 71% To 13%, Americans Oppose Creating A Palestinian Arab State

    02/20/2003 4:50:10 PM PST · by yonif · 20 replies · 246+ views
    Zionist Organization of America ^ | February 19, 2003 | News release of the ZOA
    February 19, 2003 Contact: (212-481-1500) By 7 to 1, Americans Oppose U.S. Aid to Palestinian Arabs New National Poll: By Margin Of 71% To 13%, Americans Oppose Creating A Palestinian Arab State NEW YORK - By a margin of 71% to 13%, Americans oppose the creation of a Palestinian Arab state, according to a new national poll of 1,000 Americans by the respected polling firm of John McLaughlin and Associates. By a margin of five and a half to one, Americans oppose creating a Palestinian Arab state; by a margin of six and a half to one, Americans oppose U.S....
  • French dislike Bush - poll

    02/18/2003 10:52:00 AM PST · by knak · 28 replies · 174+ views
    reuters ^ | 2/18/03
    PARIS (Reuters) - Three French people in four dislike U.S. President George Bush but most of them still like Americans in general, despite a transatlantic feud over Iraq, according to an opinion poll. Seventy-six percent of people polled by the BVA agency for Paris Match magazine they had a negative opinion of Bush, who is at loggerheads with French President Jacques Chirac over U.S. pressure for a war to oust Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. But 54 percent said they had a good opinion of Americans in general, compared to 35 percent who felt the opposite. Despite an outbreak of transatlantic...
  • Gallup Poll: Americans' Opinions of France, Germany and North Korea Drop to New Lows

    02/10/2003 8:19:20 AM PST · by ex-Texan · 65 replies · 931+ views
    Gallop News Service ^ | 2/10/2003 | Frank Newport
    Americans' Opinions of France Drop to New Low Germany and North Korea also rated more unfavorablyby Frank Newport GALLUP NEWS SERVICE PRINCETON, NJ -- Americans have a sharply more unfavorable image of France than they have had at any point over the past decade. Favorable opinions of the country have dropped 20 points in the last year, while unfavorable opinions have risen by 17 points. Americans' attitudes toward Germany, which, like France, has balked at approving the U.S. position on the necessity of military action against Iraq, have also become substantially more negative since last year. The image of North...
  • Poll finds public trusts Powell more than Bush on Iraq policy

    02/03/2003 3:48:23 PM PST · by RCW2001 · 33 replies · 231+ views
    Associated Press / SFGate
    The Associated PressMonday, February 3, 2003 ©2003 Associated Press URL: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2003/02/03/national1811EST0783.DTL (02-03) 15:11 PST (AP) -- Asked whom they trust more on Iraq policy, more people said they were more likely to trust Secretary of State Colin Powell, 63 percent, than the 24 percent who said they were more likely to trust President Bush, a new poll says. Almost six in 10, 56 percent, said they have a great deal of trust in Powell, while four in 10, 39 percent, said they have a great deal of trust in the president, according to the CNN-USA Today-Gallup poll released Monday. Powell...
  • Iranian Pollsters Jailed After Survey (Islam is the religion of Peaceniks Alert!)

    02/03/2003 11:41:24 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 8 replies · 244+ views
    Two Iranian pollsters who outraged hard-liners with a survey that found strong public support for contacts with the United States have been sentenced to prison on charges of selling secrets to groups linked to the CIA, lawyers said Monday. Hossein Ali Qazian was sentenced to nine years in prison and Abbas Abdi, a senior Iranian reformist, was given an eight-year jail term.Prosecutors accused the two of holding secret talks and providing information to institutes and individuals affiliated with American, British and Israeli intelligence services including, prosecutors said, the Gallup Organization.Qazian and Abdi and a third pollster charged with them denied...
  • Bush Approval Ratings at 61% (Gallup)

    01/17/2003 1:25:25 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 56 replies · 269+ views
    CNN | 1/17/03 | Gallup
    Reported on CNN's Inside Politics, that a new Gallup (not including CNN or USA Today) poll put Bush's approval ratings at 61% while 34% disapprove. Judy Woodruff-ruff-ruff-ruff-ruff-ruff was not too pleased saying this.
  • Poll shows Capito out in front ("Closest Race in Country" is a GOP Blowout! RAT scum down 21 pts!)

    10/28/2002 2:22:41 PM PST · by Timesink · 14 replies · 327+ views
    Charleston Daily Mail ^ | October 28, 2002 | Karin Fischer
    Charleston Daily Mail Poll shows Capitoout in front Incumbent has big leadbut many voters undecided Karin Fischer <kfischer@dailymail.com> Daily Mail Washington bureau Monday October 28, 2002; 10:30 AM WASHINGTON -- Incumbent Republican Shelley Moore Capito has opened a wide lead over Democratic challenger Jim Humphreys in the race for the 2nd Congressional District seat, with a significant number of voters still undecided, according to a new West Virginia Poll.Fifty-three percent of 2nd district voters surveyed said they likely would vote for Capito, according to the survey, which was released today. Thirty-two percent of those surveyed said they likely would...
  • Bush's Approval Rating (61%), Handling War On Terror (68%) Still High (Newsweek Poll)

    09/01/2002 4:02:43 PM PDT · by Timesink · 42 replies · 420+ views
    PR Newswire ^ | August 30, 2002
    Bush's Approval Rating (61%), Handling War On Terror (68%) Still High /PRNewswire/ --62 Percent Of Americans Would Support Military Action Against Iraq, But Say President Needs Congressional, International Support First 66 Percent Say It's Somewhat To Very Likely That Another Terror Attack In The U.S. Will Happen Before The End Of The Year, But Most Say They Feel Safe NEW YORK, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly a year after the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C., the majority of Americans (61%) still approve of the way President George W. Bush is handling his job, according to the...
  • TIME TO FREEP THE BEST OF ITHACA POLL

    08/14/2002 8:49:32 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 25 replies · 706+ views
    Ithaca Times ^ | 8/14/2002
    "Cast your Best of Ithaca ballot on-line! Be sure to include your name and address, and if you're one of the lucky 10 people chosen at random you'll win a gift certificate for dinner-for-2 at an Ithaca restaurant. Only one entry per person, and any attempts at ballot stuffing will be disqualified. Entries must be received by Friday, August 30."Okay, Freepers, last year we were able to FREEP this poll so that Cornell's only conservative professor (and Ann Coulter's mentor), Jeremy Rabkin, was voted best professor (funny how that catagory is gone this year...heh).We were also able to flood the...
  • Fox News Poll: Clinton Gets Blame for 9-11

    06/08/2002 8:50:02 AM PDT · by Carl/NewsMax · 100 replies · 1,758+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | June 8, 2002 | Carl Limbacher
    By a margin of 2 to 1, Americans blame ex-president Clinton over President Bush for failing to stop last September's terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, a new Fox News/Opinion Dynamics survey reveals. As hearings into 9-11's intelligence failures were getting underway last week on Capitol Hill, 900 registered voters were asked, "Who do you think deserves the most blame for the failure of the United States to prevent the September 11 terrorist attacks?" The results were shared exclusively with NewsMax.com. Just 6 percent answered President Bush. But twice that number, 12 percent, blamed his predecessor Bill...
  • Gov Would Poll-verize Either of His Rivals (Pataki has 2-1 lead over both RAT candidates!)

    05/29/2002 3:26:40 PM PDT · by Timesink · 11 replies · 254+ views
    New York Post ^ | May 29, 2002 | Fredric U. Dicker
    <p>Gov. Pataki received great news at the start of the state Republican convention yesterday: a new poll giving him his highest job-approval rating ever.</p> <p>The Marist College survey showed Pataki with a record-high 72 percent statewide approval rating - up from 64 percent last month.</p>
  • Support for president remains high

    05/19/2002 1:11:24 PM PDT · by DrDeb · 92 replies · 325+ views
    msnbc.com ^ | May 19, 2002 | NBC news (no other author cited)
    Support for president remains high NBC/WSJ poll shows division on Bush actions before attacks NBC NEWS May 19 — Eight months after the war on terror began, Americans still overwhelmingly support the president. However, when it comes to the actions President Bush could have taken to prevent the Sept. 11 attacks, the public is more divided. Below are the results of the NBC-Wall Street Journal poll, in which 602 people were questioned. The poll, conducted May 18, has a margin of error of 4.0 percentage points. 1. In general, do you approve or disapprove of the job George W. Bush...
  • A NEW FRENCH REVOLUTION (now the left is really, really mad)

    04/27/2002 8:28:33 PM PDT · by LarryLied · 17 replies · 221+ views
    The Observer ^ | 4/28/02 | Paul Webster,Rory Carroll and Pierre Tran
    After Le Pen's shock triumph, it's like 1968 again, but this time the Left is in tatters From the pavements in Paris, the anti-fascist New Revolution looks set for victory as it reawakens the national conscience. The slogans are sharper than May 1968 and the young multi-ethnic marchers, sometimes accompanied by the parents who took part in the long-ago student revolt, are more politically and historically aware than their elders. Plotting behind the walls of his mansion in the leafy Paris suburb of St Cloud, Jean-Marie Le Pen should be trembling at the muffled sound of thousands of trainers gathering...
  • Jewish Voters Gravitating Toward GOP (Bush approval at 85%)

    04/24/2002 10:48:34 AM PDT · by america-rules · 174 replies · 1,207+ views
    FoxNews ^ | April 24, 2002 | Katie Cobb
    Jewish Voters Gravitating Toward GOP FNC Bumper stickers showing U.S.-Israeli ties were handed out at a recent pro-Israel festival in L.A. Wednesday, April 24, 2002 By Katie Cobb LOS ANGELES — Jewish Americans make up only 2.5 percent of the U.S. population but they vote in higher percentages than any other minority group in the country. Typically, they are known as staunch Democrats, but as more of the traditional left of the Democratic Party gravitate toward the Palestinian cause, American Jews are indicating that they place more trust in the party of George W. Bush. "Prior to Sept. 11 on my...
  • Public Voices Doubts On U.S. Mideast Role: Poll Finds Blame for Israel, Palestinians

    04/23/2002 7:40:10 PM PDT · by DrDeb · 46 replies · 281+ views
    Washington Post ^ | April 23, 2002 | Richard Morn and Claudia Dean
    Today's Washington Post/ABC News poll indicates that President Bush still enjoys a 78% approval rating -- unchanged during the last month!! 81% support his campaign against terror; 70% support his conduct of foreign affairs; and 64% support his management of the economy (up 2% from January). I view these numbers as incredibly positive given the level of criticism that President Bush has received lately from Democrats (particularly those already running for the 2004 nomination) and their pandering buddies/buddiettes in the media. BOTTOMLINE: 8 out of 10 Americans STILL approve of this president's job performance!!! NOTE: Any movement in the President's...
  • European Poll Faults U.S. for Its Policy in the Mideast

    04/19/2002 12:13:06 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 14 replies · 208+ views
    New York Times ^ | Friday, April 19, 2002 | By ADAM CLYMER
    April 19, 2002 European Poll Faults U.S. for Its Policy in the Mideast By ADAM CLYMER ASHINGTON, April 18 — People in Europe, while sympathetic to recent American efforts in the Middle East, strongly feel that the United States has not done enough to bring about a peace settlement, according to coordinated polls in Britain, France, Germany and Italy. A key reason for the European unhappiness appears to be a much greater sympathy for the Palestinians than is found in the United States. The survey, conducted by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, showed that majorities...
  • Gallup Poll Analysis: Public Slightly More Negative Than Positive About Quality of the Environment

    04/18/2002 10:37:23 PM PDT · by Jean S · 1 replies · 139+ views
    Gallup ^ | 4/19/02 | Joseph Carroll
    PRINCETON, NJ -- Gallup's 2002 Earth Day survey finds little change over the past year in Americans' general evaluation of the environment. According to the March 4-7 poll, the public is essentially divided about whether or not the environment is in good shape and whether or not it is improving, with pessimists tending to outnumber optimists on both scores. A question that asks Americans to rate their concern about a number of specific environmental issues finds water-related issues, particularly pollution of drinking water, at the top of public concerns. However, concern about most environmental issues has declined over the past...
  • Gallup Poll: Republicans, Conservatives More Supportive of Israelis than Democrats, Liberals

    04/16/2002 10:05:02 PM PDT · by veronica · 45 replies · 430+ views
    GALLUP NEWS SERVICE ^ | April 17 2002 | David W. Moore
    Recently some news commentators have noted that the politics and conflict in the Middle East have made strange bedfellows. In the current confrontation between the Israelis and the Palestinians, American Jews are rallying support for Israel and are being supported most strongly, it appears, by conservatives and Republicans. Since Jews are overwhelmingly liberal and Democratic -- they voted four-to-one for Gore over Bush in the last presidential election -- this expression of support across the ideological divide is perceived by some commentators as unusual. But an analysis of Gallup polls over the past decade and a half suggests that conservatives...
  • Poll Shows Pessimism on Powell Trip

    04/12/2002 4:44:22 PM PDT · by Jean S · 6 replies · 63+ views
    AP ^ | April 12, 2002, 7:07 PM EDT | The Associated Press
    Most Americans believe Secretary of State Colin Powell's trip to the Mideast will fail to bring about peace, according to a Time-CNN poll released Friday. The poll, which surveyed about 1,000 Americans, showed 75 percent of adults thought Powell's trip was a good idea, but only 20 percent believed it would yield any major progress toward peace. Americans are also losing patience with Israel's military offensive. Almost two-thirds of those surveyed said the United States should cut off or reduce economic support if Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon doesn't withdraw troops from Palestinian cities. The poll was conducted on April...
  • Sununu takes large lead... Sununu 51% VS Smith 33%.

    04/11/2002 3:39:08 PM PDT · by KQQL · 21 replies · 35+ views
    http://www.politicsnh.com/ ^ | 4/11/2002 | staff
    According to a new American Research Group poll Congressman John Sununu leads Senator Bob Smith 51% to 33%, with 16% undecided.(04/11/02) Click here to read poll--Link
  • Poll shows support for attacking Iraq

    04/10/2002 5:25:09 PM PDT · by veronica · 5 replies · 21+ views
    MSNBC.com ^ | 4/10/02
    Most back military action, even if it takes a heavy toll By a 2-1 ratio, Americans surveyed in the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll support the United States taking military action against the regime of Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. Fifty-seven percent of those questioned in the survey support an attack on Iraq, while 28 percent oppose the idea and 15 percent are uncertain or noncommittal. PRESIDENT BUSH has accused the Iraqi dictator of developing stockpiles of anthrax, nerve gas, and, perhaps, nuclear weapons as well. “The policy of my government is the removal of Saddam ... all options are...
  • Bush's Job Approval Rating at 76%

    04/10/2002 2:47:44 PM PDT · by finnman69 · 74 replies · 1,293+ views
    Gallup ^ | 4/10/02 | Gallup news Service
    POLL ANALYSES April 10, 2002 Bush's Job Approval Rating at 76% Public's rating varies by political affiliation GALLUP NEWS SERVICE PRINCETON, NJ – George W. Bush's current job approval rating stands at 76%, his lowest rating since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The rating represents a continuation of the gradual decline in Bush's job approval observed since his high point of 90% in September, but it is still significantly higher than any approval rating recorded for Bush prior to the attacks. George W. Bush’s Job Approval Rating The decline in Bush's overall job approval rating can be attributed to changes...
  • Bush s rating slips, but still high ( NBC/WSJ poll: : W at 74% )

    04/10/2002 1:57:06 AM PDT · by KQQL · 51 replies · 369+ views
    msnbc. via NBC/WSJ poll ^ | By Alex Johnson
    NBC/WSJ poll: Drop in foreign policy backing fuels 8-point fall April 9 — Public approval of President Bush’s performance in office has slipped, fueled primarily by rising discontent with his foreign policy, but he remains extraordinarily popular, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Tuesday. Disapproval of Bush’s foreign policy doubled, from 13 percent in January to 26 percent this month. BUSH’S RATINGS approached historic levels after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the United States, with nearly 90 percent of Americans expressing support for the president. That backing had remained as high as 82 percent in an...