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Sunday, 6 March 2016

Gallup Poll Shows American Citizens Think that Hillary Clinton is a “Liar” and “Dishonest”

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According to a new nationwide Gallup poll on both Democratic presidential hopefuls, Hillary Clinton and her rival Bernie Sanders, “dishonest” and “liar” were the words that came to the minds of American citizens when asked about Hillary Clinton. The poll revealed that the next closest word associations for Clinton were “dislike her” at 9 percent, “like her” at 8 percent, and both “criminal, crooked, thief, belongs in jail” and “capable of being president and qualified” at 7 percent. It seems that Clinton always inspired negative reactions; in 2008, Gallup said “dishonest” was also the most frequent response when they asked the same question about Hillary. In the same poll, 12 percent of those asked described Sanders as “socialist”, 6 percent said “older, aged”, whilst “favourable” and “fresh face, new ideas, change for the better” both received 5 percent. Gallup surveyed 1,014 adults between 13-14 February with a 4 percent overall margin of error.

Meanwhile, other polls of the Democratic race also showed that most viewed Sanders as trustworthy; whilst others saw Clinton as more qualified. A new poll of 18-26-year-olds sponsored by Snapchat and news outlet Politico showed that most participants saw Sanders as the USA’s “most trusted and respected” political leader with 31 percent support. US President Barack Obama and Hillary received 18 percent and 11 percent, respectively, in that same category. The survey held between 11-14 February polled 1,000 young Americans. The Snapchat poll showed that 66 percent thought that Corporate America “embodies everything that’s wrong with America”, whilst 58 percent believe socialism is the “most compassionate political system”. The recent polls came as Clinton and Sanders brace for another battle in South Carolina Saturday, where black voters are a determining factor in the race. Clinton barely won the Iowa caucus with less than a 1 percent lead over Sanders. Last Saturday, the former first lady also won Nevada with less than a 5 percent lead. Meanwhile, Sanders secured a big win in New Hampshire with at least 20 percent more votes than Clinton.

24 February 2016




This isn’t new, but it shows that Chilly Hilly has little support outside of black voting blocs controlled by insider pols and Affluent Effluent Upper Middles lusting for crumbs from her table. Feel the Bern… they did in Nebraska and Kansas yesterday…


Saturday, 6 February 2016

6 February 2016. Here’s a GREAT Reason to Live in the Albany NY Metro Area…

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The Albany NY metro area came in DEAD-LAST in this listing of “bible-minded” areas.


It means that our region is mostly free of Antichristian Evangelical contamination. Mind you, the rural parts of the region are rather Mid-America, but they’re not as bad as the Deep South due to their proximity to (and rule by) saner and more balanced areas. Remember, “bible-minded” is Born-Again code for “Evangelical” hotpots. You now know where NOT to live… look at the “bible-minded” regions and you’ll be hip to where armed n’ dangerous Know-Nothing Nativist ignoranuses live. Radical Evangelical Sectarianism isn’t Christian… you err if you ever make such a mistake. Hat tip to the Barna pollsters for this one…


Monday, 12 October 2015

Bernie Sanders Surges in California Poll

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A Field Poll released on Wednesday shows that Hillary Clinton, the putative front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, saw a dramatic drop in support among likely California primary voters since May as rival Bernie Sanders surged. Less than half of likely Democratic voters in the June 2016 presidential primary in California, 47 percent, now say they’d vote for Clinton. According to the survey, a scandal over her use of a private email server whilst she was US Secretary of State damaged her candidacy. A Field Poll conducted in May found that 66 percent of likely primary voters supported Clinton, First Lady during the administration of her husband, former President Bill Clinton, and later US Senator from New York State.

Meanwhile, the poll showed that self-styled socialist Sanders, so far Clinton’s most prominent challenger for the Democratic presidential nomination, since May climbed from single-digit voter support among California voters to 35 percent. Mark DiCamillo, the Field Poll’s director, said that California appeared to be in accord with voters nationally, where Clinton’s approval ratings suffered under the weight of the email revelations, noting:

I think it primarily has to do with the fact that over the past few months almost all the news voters have heard about Hillary Clinton has been about this email scandal, and not her policy positions. The campaign is pretty much in a defensive mode and that’s never a good thing.

The poll also found less enthusiasm for Clinton as the party’s nominee and that 63 percent of likely voters believed it’d be a good thing if Vice President Joe Biden were to enter the race. However only 15 percent of likely voters said that they’d back Biden in the June primary if he were to enter the race, an apparent contradiction that DiCamillo explained by citing Democrats’ frustration over a primary season that saw their candidates overshadowed by a larger noisier Republican race:

What that says to me is that Democratic voters really would like the opportunity to see their candidate against any and all comers, and Biden would certainly be welcomed into race. That might turn more attention to the Democratic primary.

Field conducted the poll from 17 September to 4 October by telephone in English and Spanish, surveying 1,002 registered voters in California, 391 considered likely to vote in the June primary, according to the Field Poll. The margin of error was plus or minus 5 percentage points.

7 October 2015

Reuters via Jewish Daily Forward


Monday, 3 August 2015

More Russians are Sceptical about Growing Role of Religion in Society

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A just-published VTsIOM survey showed that, these days, Russians are more sceptical about the growing role of religion in society than they were 25 years ago, but at the same time, a majority still acknowledged that faith helps them cope with various problems and misfortunes.

“In 1990, a majority of those polled (61 percent) agreed by-and-large that greater religiosity benefits society, in contrast to 31 percent who say so today. Before, 41 percent mentioned positive effects of religion for them personally; now, 33 percent have this opinion. This POV is most frequent among Orthodox Christians and followers of other religions, elderly people, and those from Moscow and St Petersburg. Potential harm from the increase of religious conviction is mentioned far more often these days than decades ago… 23 percent see an unfavourable impact on society (in contrast to 5 percent in 1990) and 18 percent on the individual (3 percent in 1990). There’s been a noticeable increase in the group who believe it should play no role in society (28 percent in contrast to 18 percent in 1990), whilst the number of those who see no impact on themselves personally remained practically unchanged (43 percent and 39 percent respectively)”.

Respondents tend to approve of a new church or religious establishment in their neighbourhood if it belongs to their own religion (48 percent), this degree of support dwindles by half (to 20 percent) if a building for the adherents of other religions is on the agenda. As follows from the opinion poll, over the past quarter-century, the share of those who acknowledge that faith supports them in certain situations has doubled (from 23 percent to 55 percent). Those unable to recall cases in which religion helped them in life are fewer now (33 percent against 55 percent in 1990).

27 July 2015



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