Obama's Religion Still A Campaign Issue: Many Alabama, Mississippi Voters Believe President Is Muslim ☀
In the midst of tight GOP primaries in both states, Public Policy Polling (PPP) has released information showing that a majority of likely GOP primary voters in the Deep South do not see Obama as a Christian. PPP’s Alabama survey of 600 likely GOP primary voters found that only 14 percent consider Obama a Christian, while 45 percent said he is a Muslim and 41 percent answered that they were not sure.
A similar picture surfaced in Mississippi. Of 656 likely GOP primary voters surveyed, 12 percent said Obama was a Christian, 52 percent classified him as a Muslim, and 36 percent fell in the “not sure” category.
We hate Congress (except that we don't) ☀
The public opinion polls on Congress have become a joke. The latest by Gallup indicates that Congress has received its lowest approval rating ever – 10 percent.
We hate them.
Except that we don’t.
We hate all members of Congress who are not from OUR particular district. At least, that’s how it must be since most of us send the same people back to Washington again and again.
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Most Americans Want a Walkable Neighborhood, Not a Big House ☀
The symbol of American success often involves having the biggest house possible, but our outsized fantasies seem to be shifting. According to a new survey, more than three quarters of us consider having sidewalks and places to take a walk one of our top priorities when deciding where to live. Six in 10 people also said they would sacrifice a bigger house to live in a neighborhood that featured a mix of houses, stores, and businesses within an easy walk.
GOP Narrows Party Identification Gap ☀
The Millennial generation — those born after 1980 — were a topic of much discussion in the 2008 election. These young voters — the oldest turned 27 that year, and are turning 30 now — leaned Democratic by roughly two-to-one in the 2008 election, and their commitment to Barack Obama, and relatively high voter turnout, was a substantial factor in the election’s outcome.
While these voters remain the most Democratically oriented generation today, the advantage has narrowed substantially since 2008. Currently, 52% of Millennial voters are Democrats or lean to the Democratic Party while 39% are Republicans or lean to the GOP. This 13-point edge is less than half the size of the 32-point edge Democrats held three years ago.
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