77% approve tax cuts, unemployment benefits, gays military, START, 9/11 responders

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by tmarket, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. 77% of Americans approved the lame duck congress passing tax cuts, unemployment benefits, gays in the military, the START treaty and aid to 9/11 responders.

    That includes majorities across the spectrum -- 91 percent of Democrats, 79 percent of independents and 62 percent of Republicans.

    For much of December, it looked like the lame duck would limp to an early end. In fact, the House initially had a target adjournment date of December 3. Over in the Senate, Republicans vowed to oppose all measures until Congress had resolved the issues of taxes and government funding.

    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/abc-news-yahoo-news-poll-lame-duck-congress/story?id=12593149
     
  2. FOLLOW their polls.....they are YOUR reality (and THEY thank you for such compliant acceptance)! :eek:
     
  3. pspr

    pspr

    I'd like to see the numbers from a less biased polling organization. On some issues it doesn't sound right.
     
  4. Gary Langer is an internationally recognized public opinion researcher with expertise in news
    polling, analysis of social, political and economic attitudes, questionnaire design, data
    interpretation, survey methodology and survey management.

    Formerly director of polling at ABC News, Langer founded Langer Research Associates in
    August 2010 after a 20-year career at ABC in which he oversaw and analyzed more than 700
    opinion polls. Beyond political and election analysis his work has encompassed topics including
    international affairs, views on terrorism and security, health care policy, economic anxiety,
    environmental attitudes and a broad range of other social concerns.

    Langer has won two Emmy awards and received eight Emmy nominations – the first and only to
    cite public opinion polls – as well as being honored with the 2010 Policy Impact Award of the
    American Association for Public Opinion Research for a series of surveys in Afghanistan and
    Iraq, described in AAPOR’s citation as “a stellar example of high-impact public opinion polling
    at its finest.” He’s a two-time winner of the University of Iowa-Gallup Award for Excellent
    Journalism Using Polls, produced a pair of ABC News polls recognized by the Excellence in
    Media Coverage of Polls Award from the National Council on Public Polls and shared a
    division-wide DuPont-Columbia Award for ABC’s 9/11 coverage.

    Langer has been at the forefront of the movement for standards and disclosure in survey research
    and improved news reporting of polls, creating ABC’s industry-leading poll standards and
    vetting operation and advancing disclosure initiatives through professional organizations. A
    frequent speaker, writer and commentator on public attitudes, he’s the author of “The Numbers”
    blog at ABCNews.com, has authored or co-authored nearly 30 scholarly papers and has given
    more than 60 invited presentations on the contours, measurement and meaning of public opinion.

    Langer is a member of the Board of Directors of the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, a
    trustee of the National Council on Public Polls and past president of the New York chapter of
    AAPOR. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of New Hampshire, he lives in New York
    with his wife, Kate Rice, and two daughters.
     
  5. Ricter

    Ricter

    You just made the strongest argument for his polls being biased: the more higher education you have in this country the more time you've spent close to academia, which we all know is nothing but commies. For fair polling, look to the uneducated, unaccomplished pollsters with their feet on the ground, say, a blogger with an interesting story from his apartment building.