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.