Tuesday, October 15, 2013

New NBC News/Esquire Poll Shows Americans More "Center"

Note to Fox News --- A new NBC News/Esquire poll (conducted nationwide with 2,410 registered voters) shows that a majority of Americans are now in the political center. NBC News political director Chuck Todd discussed the findings with Matt Lauer.

  • (90 percent) still believes in the death penalty.
  • (84 percent) think their lives are either stuck in place or getting worse.
  • (81 percent) shouldn't spend money on foreign aid when we need to build up our own country.
  • (81 percent) supports offshore drilling.
  • (70 percent) realize that the rich keep getting richer at the expense of everyone else.
  • (70 percent) fear another 9/11 or Boston-style bombing is likely.
  • (67 percent) supports a federal minimum wage hike to no less than $10 per hour.
  • (66 percent) still thinks that America is still the greatest country in the world.
  • (64 percent) support gay marriage.
  • (63 percent) support the right to an abortion for any reason within the first trimester.
  • (63 percent) believe respect for minority rights has gone overboard.*
  • (62 percent) believe their children’s lives will be more difficult than their own.
  • (62 percent) supports paid sick leave and 70 percent supports paid maternity leave.
  • (57 percent) thinks we should subsidized childcare to help women return to work.
  • (57 percent) supports the end of affirmative action in hiring and education.
  • (54 percent) calls America a model that other countries should emulate.
  • (52 percent) wants legalized marijuana.
  • (50 percent) says the economy is bad while 41 percent thinks it will likely to stay that way a while.
  • (49 percent) believe that the political system is broken.
  • (25 percent) support a path to citizenship for those who came here illegally.

* The poll consisted of mostly white participants (78 percent) as is most of the American voting public (72 percent)

** Republicans (25 percent), Democrats (36 percent), Independents (36 percent).

*** Self-described as liberals (20 percent), conservatives (25 percent), moderates (55 percent) and Tea Party (15 percent),

1 comment:

  1. Other Recent Polls.............

    Nearly three-quarters of Americans disapprove of Republicans' handling of the budget crisis, according to an ABC/Washington Post poll released Monday. Disapproval of the GOP, which has risen steadily since just before the government shutdown began, is now at 74 percent, up 11 points from late September.


    Battle of the Polls for Blame on Government Shutdown


    Meanwhile, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) won the Values Voter Summit straw poll with 42 percent, giving him a double-digit advantage over his nearest competitors.