Threats to democracy top list of issues facing US: poll

Threats to democracy top list of issues facing US: poll

This post was originally published on this siteThreats to democracy clocked in as the most important issue facing the country for a plurality of registered voters, according to an NBC News poll. The poll found that 21 percent of respondents ranked threats to democracy as the most important issue, followed...

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Half of Republicans line up behind Trump in fight with FBI-Reuters/Ipsos

Half of Republicans line up behind Trump in fight with FBI-Reuters/Ipsos

This post was originally published on this site By Jason Lange WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Half of U.S. Republicans say federal law enforcement officials behaved irresponsibly since searching former President Donald Trump’s Florida home for classified documents taken from the White House, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found this week. FBI agents on...

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Democrats Are Celebrating a Climate Win. But Fewer Americans Say They Care About Climate Change Than Just Three Years Ago.

Democrats Are Celebrating a Climate Win. But Fewer Americans Say They Care About Climate Change Than Just Three Years Ago.

This post was originally published on this site As Democrats take a victory lap after passing a bill that spends nearly $400 billion on green energy initiatives, Americans say they are less concerned about climate change than they were three years ago. Only 35 percent of adults are “extremely or...

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Less than half of Florida voters would choose ‘polarizing’ DeSantis new poll finds

Less than half of Florida voters would choose ‘polarizing’ DeSantis new poll finds

This post was originally published on this site Ron DeSantis is facing much more challenging odds of winning re-election than some would assume as a just-released poll finds less than half of Floridians would vote for their Republican governor. The poll, released by Florida progressive groups but more heavily weighted...

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60% of Americans approved of the Supreme Court last July. Now, it’s 38%, according to a new poll

60% of Americans approved of the Supreme Court last July. Now, it’s 38%, according to a new poll

This post was originally published on this siteAmericans’ approval of the Supreme Court has fallen again, according to a new poll released Wednesday, with just 38% of the country saying it approves of the nation’s highest court after it overturned Roe v. Wade

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Poll Shows Tight Race for Control of Congress as Class Divide Widens

Poll Shows Tight Race for Control of Congress as Class Divide Widens

This post was originally published on this siteNonwhite and working-class Democrats worry more about the economy, while white college graduates focus more on cultural issues like abortion rights and guns.

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Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker Are Neck-and-Neck in New Georgia Poll

Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker Are Neck-and-Neck in New Georgia Poll

This post was originally published on this siteMegan Varner/Getty Georgia is already a hotbed of political spending as Democrats try to maintain their momentum in the state—and a new poll shows the race between former NFL player Herschel Walker (R) and incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock (D) is neck-and-neck. A survey...

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Pessimism about the economy is growing, a U.S. poll shows.

Pessimism about the economy is growing, a U.S. poll shows.

This post was originally published on this siteRoughly half of those surveyed say they are worse off financially than a year ago, and most disapprove of President Biden’s handling of inflation.

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Poll: Majorities oppose Supreme Court’s abortion ruling and worry about other rights

Poll: Majorities oppose Supreme Court’s abortion ruling and worry about other rights

This post was originally published on this site56% of Americans disapproved of the decision in an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll conducted after it was announced. A similar number say it was motivated by politics — not law.

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U.S. confidence in Supreme Court plummets to record low, Gallup finds

U.S. confidence in Supreme Court plummets to record low, Gallup finds

Only 25 percent of U.S. adults have “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in the Supreme Court, a drop of 11 percentage points from 2021 and 5 points before the previous low, hit in 2014, Gallup reported Thursday. The findings come from Gallup’s annual survey of confidence in U.S. institutions, conducted June 1-20 this year, and while “many institutions have suffered a decline in confidence this year,” Gallup says, the Supreme Court’s 11-point plunge “is roughly double what it is for most institutions that experienced a decline.”
Gallup suggests the sharp drop in confidence is tied to abortion and the leaked opinion that suggests the Supreme Court’s conservative majority is set to overturn Roe v. Wade, ending the federal legal right to abortion. “Americans oppose overturning Roe by a nearly 2-to-1 margin,” the polling firm notes. “The Supreme Court is likely to issue one of its most consequential rulings at a time when public confidence in the institution has never been lower.”
But Gallup also released its finding on the same day the Supreme Court’s six conservative justices threw in doubt a whole range of gun restrictions — and Gallup separately found this month that support for stricter guns laws jumped 14 points over the past year, to 66 percent of U.S. adults.
Whatever prompted the drop in confidence, it bifurcates along partisan lines. According to Gallup, “confidence in the Supreme Court is down by double digits among both Democrats (30 percent to 13 percent) and independents (40 percent to 25 percent) this year, but it is essentially unchanged among Republicans (37 percent to 39 percent).” Nina Turner, a former Ohio lawmaker, lays out part of the Democratic case for voting no confidence, beyond any particular ruling. 
Three of the justices on the Supreme Court were appointed by a President that tried to overthrow the government and a forth is married to a woman who actively planned the overthrow. And we’re just supposed to act like that’s ok?!— Nina Turner (@ninaturner) June 24, 2022
For context, confidence in the Supreme Court averaged 47 percent between 1973 and 2006 and never dipped below 40 percent, Gallup said. “Since 2006, confidence has averaged 35 percent and has not exceeded 40 percent in any survey.”

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