Friday, January 05, 2007

Very interesting polling data

Quick post about some interesting results from a CNN poll (along with our own special brand of commentary) released earlier this week.

  • Allowing the government to negotiate with drug companies to attempt to lower the price of prescription drugs for some senior citizens: 87% approve of the plan, 12% oppose the plan (young college republicans must have made up this result pool) and 1% have no opinion on the matter and should be jettisoned from the earth.
  • Raising the minimum wage: 85% approve. 14% oppose and 1% have no opinion and should be jettisoned from the earth.
  • Cutting interest rates on federal loans to college students: 84% approve. 15% oppose, and 1% have no opinion and should be jett— well, you get the idea.
  • Creating an independent panel to oversee ethics in Congress: 79% approve. 19% oppose (obviously the respondents were members of Congress) and 2% have no opinion and, well, you know...
  • Making significant changes in U.S. policy in Iraq: 77% approve. 20% oppose (I really would like to meet the people that make up this 20% and ask them what they hell they’re thinking… wouldn’t you?) and 3% have no opinion.
  • Reducing the amount of influence lobbyists have on congressional decisions: 75% approve. 21% oppose (those 21% obviously must have been lobbyists or members of congress…) and 4% have no opinion
  • Implementing all of the anti-terrorism recommendations made by the 9/11 Commission: 64% approve. 26% oppose and 10% have no opinion (can I confess I’m a little scared that 10% have no opinion on this matter? Should we check the 10% for terrorism ties?)
  • Maintaining the current Social Security system to prevent the creation of private investment accounts: 63% approve. 32% oppose and 6% have no opinion.
  • Funding embryonic stem cell research: 62% approve. 32% oppose and 6% have no opinion

What do these numbers say? That the gop has been ignoring the will of the people (the people they allegedly represent) and screwing the nation with its pants on for the last decade.

What else do these numbers say? That the Dems better mind their P’s and Q’s and listen to what their constituents are telling them… lest they also be shoved out the door in the years ahead…

Looking at these poll questions, does anything strike you about them?

They’re all things that are on the Democrat’s agenda, which gives much insight to our lovely gop smackdown back in November, doesn't it?

Now let's not blow it...

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