Embarrassing Rassmussen Poll for Dems

TerriHaute

Hoosier Gardener
National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted July 12-13, 2010

By Rasmussen Reports


1* Some Americans are embarrassed by Arizona and at least one of the laws it recently passed. Some have gone so far as to call it a pariah state. Are you embarrassed by the state of Arizona and its behavior?

26% Yes
62% No
12% Not sure


2* Others Americans are embarrassed by the Political Class in Washington, DC., and some of the laws it has recently passed. Are you embarrassed by the Political Class in Washington and its behavior?

59% Yes
23% No
18% Not sure


3* Which is a bigger threat to the United States – laws like the one passed recently in Arizona or the Political Class in Washington, DC?

20% Laws like the one passed recently in Arizona
64% Political Class in Washington, DC
16% Not sure


4* Does the Political Class in Washington care what most Americans think?

15% Yes
68% No
17% Not sure


5* The Declaration of Independence says that governments derive their authority from the consent of the governed. Does the federal government today have the consent of the governed

23% Yes
62% No
15% Not sure


NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence


http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/toplines/pt_survey_toplines/july_2010/toplines_political_class_july_12_13_2010
 

Deena in GA

Administrator
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Interesting! The only surprise to me is that the numbers against the Political Class in DC are not higher.
 

FarmerJohn

Has No Life - Lives on TB
governments derive their authority from the consent of the governed. Does the federal government today have the consent of the governed
Interesting that so many answered in the negative, considering that we have a president that was elected with a majority of votes cast, not just the winner of a majority of electoral college votes, in contrast to many of our recent elections.

Not voting = consent.
 

almost ready

Has No Life - Lives on TB
I would not agree that not voting = consent. The candidates, whether Skull & Bones brothers Kerry & Bush or McCain & Obama were preselected by big lobby and corporate money, as well as support by CFR, etc. Others, such as Ron Paul were called "insurgent" candidacies and carefully omitted from press & other media coverage.

Not voting = disgust and despair about the elections, not consent. Other factors include the computerized no-paper-trail "counting" of the votes.

If Obama won half of the ~35% of folks who voted, that's not saying much, given the money that was spread around to get people to the polls.
 

TerriHaute

Hoosier Gardener
Just pointing out that this thread is a year old. I bet the current numbers are not much different though. ;)
 
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