With the 2016 primary election campaign in full swing, three-fourths of Americans (73 percent) report they are following news about it closely with the economy/jobs currently being the most important issue to voters in the upcoming presidential election (27 percent).
Inside the Numbers
Voxâ€™s Dylan Matthews took a look at how the many policy initiatives of Bernie Sanders would affect marginal tax rates on wages:
Is it possible that this kind of â€œto hell with party labels!â€ campaign will become more the norm in American and Alaska politics as we go forward? New numbers from Gallup suggest that might be the case.
The election year is upon us, and Republican pollster Kellyanne Conway describes the nationâ€™s mood heading into it this way: â€˜Sour and dour. Nervous, on edge, a feeling of vulnerability and a lack of control.
With the rather large exception of the White House, these are dark days for the Democratic Party. The 2014 election left the party with 188 seats in the House of Representatives, its lowest count since the Truman administration.
Have you have gotten the feeling lately America’s younger generation just can’t tolerate speech they don’t approve of? There is now statistical evidence that is the case.
Washington Post: “The low level of trust in government is not surprise. The public is generally pessimistic about the economy and the direction of the…
Americans’ support for the Tea Party has dropped to its lowest level since the movement emerged on the national political scene prior to the 2010 midterm elections.
Despite a year of blistering criticism from gun control advocates about the National Rifle Association’s hard-line stance against gun restrictions amid a spate of mass shootings nationwide, 58% in the U.S. have a favorable opinion of the NRA.
The top explanations given for global warming are deforestation, oil, coal, and natural gas. That is most of what Alaskans use to fuel our economy.