Karl Rove: Can We Believe the Presidential Polls?

Poll: Bill Nelson With Narrow Lead in Florida Senate Race

Kerrey Lagging By 16 Points in Nebraska Senate Race

Voter-Approved Marriage

“Poll: Nearly half of Iowans would retain same-sex marriage justice Wiggins”

Pew survey: Catholics favor Obama unless they attend Mass

Pastors Will Unite Against IRS To Deliver ‘Pulpit Freedom Sunday’ Political Sermons (poll) | The Blaze

Poll: White working class voters are still looking for a candidate, and still religious

Maine marriage battle tightening, polls says

“Historic wins within reach for same-sex marriage in November’s state ballots”

75% of moms would stay home with kids if money was no object

Gallup: Small Majority in U.S. Still Say Government Doing Too Much

WA: “KING 5 poll: Widespread support for legal marijuana, same-sex marriage”

MN Marriage Amendment Will Pass, Says New Survey – Polls Chart

Rasmussen: Missouri Senate: McCaskill (D) 49%, Akin (R) 43% race is tightening

Marriage, Voter ID Amendments Appear Poised to Pass in MN

Public Strongly Supports School Vouchers, New Report Finds

The Politics Of Believing In America | AP

Obama Thugs Rough Up Gallup For Polls They Don’t Like

President Obama’s faith challenge at the Democratic convention

    Washington Post: For the casual viewer of the major party political conventions, the ritual presence of religious leaders (who open and close each night’s events with prayer) may be lost. But the candidates and leadership of both parties are aware of the importance of invoking religion at political conventions: two-thirds (67 percent) of voters – including 66 percent of Democrats, 58 percent of independents, and 78 percent of Republicans – say that it’s important for a presidential candidate to have strong religious beliefs.


  • Posted: 09/06/2012
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.washingtonpost.com

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Thompson Leads Baldwin by 9 Points in Wisconsin Senate Race

Ex-gay group: ‘New survey finds counseling to reduce homosexuality can be effective, beneficial’

Poll: Todd Akin Has Re-Taken Lead on Claire McCaskill

GOP Chair: Doesn’t matter if Akin tied in Missouri, we are not sending him “a penny”

On abortion, a matter of exception – There’s something a bit cowardly about the positions of both parties

“In Maryland, Gay Marriage Seeks a ‘Yes’ at the Polls” | NYT

Akin’s Consistency Is GOP’s Real Problem | Rasmussen Reports

    Froma Harrop at Rasmussen Reports: I believe that abortions should be easy to obtain early in a pregnancy and progressively harder to get as time goes on. The issue isn’t when life begins, but when “personhood” begins. Sperm, unfertilized eggs and fingernails are all life and human. The point of development at which the fertilized egg should be considered a full-fledged person is determined by theology or philosophy, not science. But those who say a day-old embryo is as much a person as a 3-year-old must explain why we freeze embryos and not toddlers. They should explain why fertility clinics are allowed to throw out many thousands of unused embryos every year.


  • Posted: 08/23/2012
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  • Category: Featured
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  • Source: www.rasmussenreports.com

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Demographics: Who rejects abortion in the case of rape?

Abortion and the Gender Gap: the Numbers

Poll: Missouri Senate race still virtually tied

Most Americans Can’t Name a U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Survey Says

Polls indicate tight Senate race in Indiana

Abortion Poll Data Defined By Language Not Belief

UK: Relaxation of Sunday trading will upset churchgoers, family campaigners and a good number of Tory MPs

Poll shows atheism on the rise in the U.S.

Same-sex marriage and the manufacture of consent

Poll: French back marriage redefinition as church urges prayers against

Most young adults expect marriage to last a lifetime: 86%

Maryland “gay marriage”: Don’t cue the wedding bells just yet – poll should be viewed skeptically

“Media Overstate Gay Marriage Support Among Young Americans”

    Matthew Schmitz at First Things: Associates poll found that 65 percent of conservatives reacted in a strongly unfavorable way to Obama’s same-sex marriage announcement while only 52 percent of Democrats responded in a strongly favorable way. Some of those Democrats just don’t feel strongly about the issue; others are the people who really disagree with Obama but won’t admit as much to pollsters. The 13-point difference reflects a basic imbalance in the debate: opposition to same-sex marriage is much firmer than support for it, and proponents are going to have an increasingly difficult time converting those who have held out this long. The hope that a national debate on same-sex marriage will inevitably advance its cause is also cast into doubt by the fact that during campaigns on same-sex marriage questions, we haven’t seen a net shift in opinion one way or the other. In short, we should not be surprised to see the increase in youth support stop when the issue leaves the headlines (or when young people move off campuses and into the suburbs where there is less social pressure in favor of the elite consensus).


  • Posted: 08/09/2012
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  • Category: Featured
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  • Source: www.firstthings.com

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87% Oppose Letting Government Officials Play Politics In the Marketplace

“A Coming Wave of Gay Marriage Electoral Victories?” | The Atlantic

Maryland Poll: 54% favor new law redefining marriage

Rasmussen: “New High: 52% are Pro-Choice”

LA Times: “Congress lags behind public in support for same-sex marriage”

Do 80 Percent of Canadians Really Support Assisted Suicide?

Pew Research Poll: 65% Dems and 24% of Republicans support marriage redefinition

Poll: 1 in 6 think Obama is Muslim, less than half think he is Christian

Rasmussen: 51% Say U.S. Should Help Israel If It Attacks Iran

Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Enjoys Broad Support

Poll: Americans Back Late Abortion Ban, Women More Pro-Life

“Row on same-sex marriage poll call”

Republicans Turn Against John Roberts, U.S. Supreme Court

    Gallup: Americans’ opinions of U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts are now much more negative than they were seven years ago, with the most recent reading coming soon after he joined the four Democratic appointees on the court to uphold the U.S. healthcare law. Republicans’ favorable rating of Roberts is down 40 percentage points from 2005, while Democrats’ is up 19.


  • Posted: 07/16/2012
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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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  • Source: www.gallup.com

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“New poll: Most Scots against gay marriage”

Rasmussen: 66% Say Across the Board Spending Cuts Should be Considered for Government Programs

Rasmussen: Only 7% Support Legal Reasoning That Led to Greater Government Regulation

Ronald Dworkin: Why Did Roberts Change His Mind?

    Ronald Dworking at NY Review of Books: Recent polls have shown that the American public has become increasingly convinced, by the drum-roll of 5-4 decisions reflecting a consistent ideological split, that the Supreme Court is not really a court of law but just another political institution to be accorded no more respect than other such institutions. Roberts, as Chief Justice, must feel threatened by this phenomenon; the Chief Justice is meant to be a judicial statesman as well as a judge, and it is part of his responsibility to maintain public respect for the Court for being above politics. Perhaps he thought it wise, all things considered, to take the occasion of an extraordinarily publicized case to strike a posture of judicial reticence by deciding contrary to his own evident political convictions.


  • Posted: 07/09/2012
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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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  • Source: www.nybooks.com

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Canada.com: “Poll shows wide support for abortion rights, gay marriage”

Rasmussen: Only 43% Now Believe America Is The Last Best Hope of Mankind

    Rasmussen: Just 43% of American Adults now view the United States as the last best hope of mankind, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. That’s down from 51% who felt that way in May 2010. Thirty percent (30%) say America is not the last best hope of mankind, as Ronald Reagan famously described it, but nearly as many (27%) are not sure.


  • Posted: 07/02/2012
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.rasmussenreports.com

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Rasmussen: Approval Ratings for Supreme Court Slip Following Health Care Ruling

Arizona: Expanded accountability for state’s innovative ESA program also strongly favored

Rasmussen: 58% Think Federal Government Encourages Illegal Immigration

Steven H. Aden: More and More People Choosing Life

Rasmussen: 53% Say Neither Party Represents American People

Arab men and women agree on role of Islam

18% of Americans Say They Would Not Vote For Mormon President

Gallup poll: Confidence in public schools at an all-time low

MPBN: “New Poll Indicates Support for King, Same-Sex Marriage in Maine”

Why Are Americans Losing Trust in the Supreme Court?

    The Nation: A plausible answer is: partisanship. Polls show a widespread disgust with partisanship in Washington; Congress’s approval rating was at an all time low in May. Although the justices often are divided into left-right ideological blocs, those blocs have recently become identified in the public mind with the Democratic and Republican parties. That, combined with a set of cases that bring partisan issues to the fore, may be leading the public to see the Court as part of the same Washington politics it deplores.


  • Posted: 06/19/2012
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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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  • Source: www.thenation.com

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Poll: 55% of Mainers back same-sex marriage

Obama Is Doing Stunningly Bad Among African Americans In North Carolina

“Gay-marriage support: Shift in attitudes?”

Gallup: Now union members are deserting Obama

80% in the UK demand vote to quit the EU