How did this happen?

Poll Shows Liberal Ideas Gaining With Young People

Young Americans are more likely than the general public to favor a government-run universal health care insurance system, an open-door policy on immigration and the legalization of gay marriage, according to a New York Times/CBS News/MTV poll. The poll also found that they are more likely to say the war in Iraq is heading to a successful conclusion.

…the poll found that substantially more Americans between the ages of 17 and 29 than four years ago are paying attention to the presidential race. But they appeared to be really familiar with only two of the candidates, Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton, both Democrats.

Hmm, wonder why? It couldn’t be because of all that conservative talk radio? And it couldn’t be that liberal education system?

Forty-four percent said they believed that same-sex couples should be permitted to get married, compared with 28 percent of the public at large. They are more likely than their elders to support the legalization of possession of small amounts of marijuana.

So the group that supports drugs more also support gays getting married. This is a good thing?

And 30 percent said that “Americans should always welcome new immigrants,” while 24 percent of the general public holds that view.

“new immigrants”. LOL! I love the way they worded that. If we welcome ‘new immigrants’, then we must welcome those that slither across our border, no? Notice there weren’t any questions about illegal immigrants. Or any questions about it being ok to support them. Try tossing out that figure on how much of a burden they are on our medical system and try asking that question again.

In one potential sign of shifting attitudes, respondents, by overwhelming margins said they believed that the nation was prepared to elect as president a woman, a black or someone who admitted to having used marijuana. But they said they did not believe Americans would elect as president someone who had used cocaine or a Mormon.

Nothing worse than cocaine or Mormons, eh? Why only ask about that one religion? don’t the others matter? Pardon me, but your bias is showing.

Fifty-one percent said the United States is very or somewhat likely to succeed in Iraq, compared with 45 percent among all adults. Contrary to conventional wisdom, younger Americans have historically been more likely than the population as whole to be supportive of what a president is doing in a time of war as they were in Korea and Vietnam, polls have shown.

Just love how they throw that in there. Yup, just dismiss what they say.

In the poll, 43 percent of respondents said they held an unfavorable view of Mrs. Clinton, a number that reflects the tide of resistance she faces among voters nationwide. By contrast, only 19 percent said they had an unfavorable view of Mr. Obama.

And they say we’re so bloody racist over here? Amazing!

The article left out some interesting stuff too. I guess it didn’t fit well into the liberal mold so it was omitted.

Question #64: Thinking about the violence at Virginia Tech this past spring, do you think that stricter gun control laws would have done a lot to prevent the violence at Virginia Tech…(little, lot…)

While 25% said ‘a lot’, 42% said ‘no effect’ and only 30% said ‘a little’. Not enough to support their anti-gun agenda.

And this gem too:

#67. Where do you usually get most of your news about what’s going on in the world today?

Newspapers-12, Radio-7, TV-45, Internet-31, Someplace else-4, DK/NA-1

So much for that evil conservative talk radio that is running the country! LOL!!! Just a paltry 7 friggin percent! Looks like it’s that liberal TV that wins here.

Question 81 is interesting: Are you currently employed, or are you temporarily out of work, or are you not in the market for work at all?

Employed-68, Out of work-15, Not in market for work-17.

Now how do they get those low unemployment numbers again?

And one of the later questions show party affiliation too: R-23, D-35, I-36, DK/NA-6

No wonder the dems look so good in the questions, hardly a fair/balanced poll audience.

Just remember, it’s only ‘Faux News’ thats unfair.

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5 Responses to How did this happen?

  1. Mixter says:

    What’s your point, F? You’re blaming the media for all of this?

    Your logic is flawed in several areas:

    the group that supports drugs more also support gays getting married

    They support the legalization of possession of small amounts of marijuana, not DRUGS.

    Americans should always welcome new immigrants

    It says nothing about welcoming ILLEGAL immigrants.

    they did not believe Americans would elect as president someone who had used cocaine or a Mormon.

    They didn’t say THEY wouldn’t support someone that used cocaine or a Mormon; they said that they didn’t believe that the American public would elect someone who used cocaine or was a Mormon. Big difference. And the Mormon thing came up because of Mitt Romney, I’m sure.

    only 19 percent said they had an unfavorable view of Mr. Obama.

    How exactly does that make them racist? Perhaps they think he is lacking in experience — as do I.

    And we liberals know that conservative talk radio is not the manner in which most individuals get their news. It is, however, where most “dittoheads” go to listen to hate and crap being spewed out on a regular basis. 😦

    Mixter

  2. frznagn says:

    I never said all of the media. I was referring more to the people doing the poll.

    Nothing wrong with my logic. Marijuana is an illegal drug. Check with the law.

    Yes, but since there is a big illegal immigrant problem, this is just trying to show support for immigration which can be interpreted as both legal and illegal.

    The point being they asked a question that single out one person. Almost an attack. Depending on the results it could be used as such. Besides, what’s the big deal about it? Didn’t people make a big deal out of JFK being a Catholic? And he ended up being among the ‘greats’.

    Well, according to some people, if you don’t support them then you’re against them. One of my friends was married to a black guy and she was accused of being racist at work (in the AF). It was easy for her to win because she is married to a black guy. But what if she wasn’t? How do you really prove yourself with a charge like that?

    And what about this news article: “Grey’s Anatomy” star Isaiah Washington said racism was a factor in his firing from the hit ABC series after he twice used an anti-gay slur. Washington, who initially used the epithet during an onset clash with a co-star, told Newsweek magazine that “someone heard the booming voice of a black man and got really scared and that was the beginning of the end for me.”

    So, he uses a slur a few times and gets fired and then blames it on racism. Huh? Why does everything have to default to racism? It seems that if anything negative happens to a minority it’s because of race. Funny, I see lots of bad stuff happen to white people so what gives?

    What ‘lack of experience’? Doesn’t he (or some youtube video) state that he has as much experience as other great presidents like Abraham Lincoln?

    Dittoheads? Lol. I’ve heard some real good talk show hosts, and extreme ones too. I wouldn’t stereotype too much on that. How many have you actually listened to?

  3. Mixter says:

    Marijuana is illegal, but it shouldn’t be. This idea doesn’t make me an illicit drug supporter. The “war on drugs” is a failure, and bad economic policy. I’ll have to go into that in more depth on my own blog sometime…

    They singled out Romney? Then what about the questions about a woman or a black being president? I’m outraged that they would single out Clinton and Obama! (Not.)

    I agree with your take on Isiah Washington, but that has nothing to do with liberals.

    I don’t know about Obama’s claim; I do know that I am not supporting him at this time because Bill Richardson has the experience necessary to run our country.

    Rush’s followers call themselves dittoheads. That’s where I got the term. I’ve listened to them on occasion — usually I can only take so much and have to shut it off, but I have forced myself to listen. Nasty shit, that.

    Mixter

  4. frznagn says:

    “Marijuana is illegal, but it shouldn’t be.”

    I’ll agree that between alcohol and marijuana that marijuana would be the lesser of two evils. The thing that bothers me is that I’ve seen too many lives ruined/wasted because of it. And the crimes that tend to go with it. When I first moved up here with a friend of mine, we stayed with one of his friends for a few weeks. One of the guys at the house had a weed habit. This concerned me but my friend said that I could trust him. Well, one day I left my expensive camera & accessories (>$1,000) at the house. Guess what? He stole it and sold it for drug money. My older brother does weed and he lives his life the same way. No real regard for the laws. Is it because they are breaking one law (weed) and they feel that it no longer matters what other laws are broken too? Or is it that the weed changes the way they think? So if weed were legal, would they somehow care less about laws? Just a thought. BTW, my older brother got kicked out of the AF for failing his drug test. Funny thing is, he thought he was so clever. He showed me where he used to hide his stash. He was so proud of it. Crazy?

    “They singled out Romney?”

    Ok, they did a couple of others too. But the difference is we’ve already done the religion thing with JFK. We haven’t done the black/female thing yet so they are new.

    I haven’t watched any of the debates and I know virtually nothing about Richardson. I hope he’s good because I don’t care for Hillary/Obama. As a humorous note- Up here we have Fort Richardson. Someone told me that someone took the letters ‘R’, ‘I’, ‘C’, ‘S’ off the sign once. Not sure how true it was. But ‘Fort hard on’ sounds pretty funny!

    “Rush’s followers call themselves dittoheads. ”

    Really? What a stupid friggin name! I’ve only listened to him a few times. He didn’t sound that bad. Just don’t ever listen to Michael Savage. He’s the Jerry Springer of Talk Radio. Although I may agree with him on a point or two, he does go way over the top. I’ve listened to Michael Medved, Lars Larson, and Rusty Humphries. The only time I ever listen is while I’m driving.

    All I know is that this election season is just going to be one big circus. Too many clowns and not enough ringleaders.

  5. Mixter says:

    Too many clowns, indeed!

    If you get a chance, go to Richardson’s website. I have a link to it on my blog. He has the experience necessary to run this country, unlike any of the other yahoos (from either party!)

    Mixter

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