New Poll: Rubio, Paul Stack Up The Best Against Hillary

A Quinnapiac University poll from May 28th shows that (currently) the Republican candidates that stack up the best against Hillary Clinton are Marco Rubio and Rand Paul.  The next in line seems to be Mike Huckabee.

(Hillary is listed on the left, Republican candidates on the right.)

46 – 42 percent over Rand Paul

45 – 41 percent over Marco Rubio

47 – 40 percent over Mike Huckabee

46 – 38 percent over Scott Walker

47 – 37 percent over Jeb Bush

48 – 37 percent over Ted Cruz

46 – 37 percent over Chris Christie

50 – 32 percent over Donald Trump

Gallup Survey: Acceptance Of Polygamy Is Up

According to the New York Times, the shift on same-sex marriage has captured the headlines, but the changes on views toward marriage are much broader than one issue.

The latest Gallup social issues survey shows changing social views since 2001.  They show that not just support for same-sex marriage is changing.

Approval of unwed parenthood (45 percent in 2001, 61 percent now), divorce (59 percent then, 71 percent today), and premarital sex (53 percent then, 68 percent now) are on the rise.

Also, the acceptance of polygamy has more than doubled.  Support for “plural matrimony” rose from 7 percent to 16 percent during the same period.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/31/opinion/sunday/ross-douthat-the-prospects-for-polygamy.html?_r=0

Poll: Christie’s Numbers Not Good In New Jersey

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Voters in New Jersey disapprove of the job Chris Christie is doing as governor 56 percent to 38 percent, according to a new poll out by Quinnipiac University on Monday.

According to Politico, the numbers mark his lowest Quinnipiac approval rating ever and are the worst rating for any governor this year in states surveyed by the university.

New Jersey voters commented on Christie’s 2016 presidential aspirations as well, with 65 percent saying he would not make a good president, compared with 29 percent who think he would.  64 percent say he should not jump into the race for president.

In a general election matchup, Hillary Clinton leads Christie 51 percent to 36 percent.

The poll was conducted April 9-14, surveying 1,428 New Jersey voters via landlines and cellphones, with a margin of error of plus-or-minus 2.6 percentage points, states Politico.  The poll included 444 Republican voters with a margin of error of plus-or-minus 4.7 percentage points.

http://www.politico.com/story/2015/04/chris-christie-new-low-new-jersey-poll-117136.html#ixzz3XrSYzVEg

Poll: US Support For Binjamin Netanyahu Has Fallen After His Speech

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According to a Gallup poll, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s “favorable” rating among the American public fell by 7 percentage points after his address, while the number of people with an “unfavorable” assessment of him rose by 5 percentage points.

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Survey: 37% Of Americans Worry About Sharia Law

As President Obama seeks to ramp up military action against the terrorist group ISIS, Americans are unsure of Islam’s place in the United States, a LifeWay Research survey shows, as reported by Baptist Press.

37 percent of Americans say they are worried about Sharia law — an Islamic legal and moral code — being applied in America.

Roughly 1 in 4 Americans (27 percent) believe the terrorist group ISIS reflects the true nature of Islam.

4 in 10 (43 percent) believe Islam can create a peaceful society.

Most Protestant senior pastors (76 percent) say they support military action against ISIS.

Those are among the results of two surveys of 1,000 Americans each, along with a survey of 1,000 senior pastors of Protestant churches, from Nashville-based LifeWay Research.

“ISIS has stirred an odd religious debate in America today,” said Ed Stetzer, executive director of LifeWay Research.

A terrorist attack on a satirical magazine in Paris last month and the rise of ISIS have possibly renewed concerns over extremist versions of Islam. In particular, ISIS is known for its brutality.  The shooting deaths of three Muslim Americans in North Carolina recently has also made headlines and caused concern about possible backlash against Muslims.

Americans Don’t Know How The World Views Them: Secular Talk


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Americans don’t know how the world views them. This is the conclusion of a massive world opinion poll conducted by Win/Gallup International and released at the close of 2013.

The poll asked over 66,000 thousand people across 65 countries a variety of questions about the world, including which country they would most like to call home, whether or not the world is becoming a generally better place, and which country poses the greatest threat to world peace.

The World Independent Network and Gallup International conducted the poll at the end of 2013, It found that, worldwide, people think that the U.S. is by far the biggest threat to world peace today.

Fox News’ Brigitte Gabriel Claims Obama Is A Muslim

Fox News’ right-wing guest Brigitte Gabriel pressed the unproven idea that President Obama is a Muslim when she was on The Kelly File. Polls claim that roughly 18% of Americans believe that he is.

Media Matters Minute

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