Polls And Statistics

Obama Approval Most Polarized of last 6 Presidents


34% of 3,154 Direct Quotes (from among 15,000 writings surveyed [from between 1760 to 1805]) were found to come from the Bible

"The Origins of Amerian Constitutionalism" (1988) by Donald Lutz Page 136-149, [citing a 1984 paper where lutz and Hyneman analyze 15,000 writings from between 1760-1805]

Project For Excellence in Journalism:
Four Times More Journalists Identify as Liberal Than Conservative Sep-Dec 2007

Inconvenient Book
 I told you earlier about the study in which 87% of professors at elite US colleges are self-proclaimed liberals, but that statistic is only frightening if those political views seep into their teachings. So, do they? Yes. According to a survey commissioned by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni conducted at the university of Connecticut, almost half of students said that their professors use the classroom to present their personal political views or "frequently comment on politics in class even though it has nothing to do with the course," while almost a third said that they feel they "have to agree with the professors' political or social views in order to get a good grade." 




By their own description, 72 percent of those teaching at American universities and colleges are liberal and 15 percent are conservative, says the study being published this week. The imbalance is almost as striking in partisan terms, with 50 percent of the faculty members surveyed identifying themselves as Democrats and 11 percent as Republicans.

The disparity is even more pronounced at the most elite schools, where, according to the study, 87 percent of faculty are liberal and 13 percent are conservative.
"What's most striking is how few conservatives there are in any field," said Robert Lichter, a professor at George Mason University and a co-author of the study. "There was no field we studied in which there were more conservatives than liberals or more Republicans than Democrats. It's a very homogenous environment, not just in the places you'd expect to be dominated by liberals."
Religious services take a back seat for many faculty members, with 51 percent saying they rarely or never attend church or synagogue and 31 percent calling themselves regular churchgoers.


The New England Journal of Medicine 
If "Obama-Care" passes 1/3rd (29.2%) of Doctors will quit.

WHOm Are They Kidding? by Glen Whitman March 10th 2008
62.5% of World Health Organization's Health Care Ranking System (That ranks our [USA] Health Care at 38th,) encompasses factors only tenuously connected to the quality of care that can actually punish a country's ranking for superior performance!

"Health Level," defined as a country's disability-adjusted life expectancy. AND "Health Responsiveness," which includes desirable characteristics of healthcare like speed of service, protection of privacy, and quality of amenities, make up only 37.5% of each country's score!

The Center For Arms Control And Non-Proliferation,  
Global Military Spending (2008)

Latin America: $39-B (3%)
Russia: $70-B (5%)
Middle East/North Africa: $82-B (6%)
East Asia/Australasia: $120-B (8%)
China: $122-B (8%)
Europe: $289-B (20%)
Central/South Asia: $30-B (2%)
Sub -Saharan Africa: $10-B (1%)
United States of America: $711-B (47%)


53% disapprove of Obama (Oct 21, 2009)


US Government Spending.com_20th_Century_Chart
Govt control of the Economy (as percentage of the GDP)  
Bush 33%, Obama's 45%

The Heritage Foundation
Obama has Quadrupled The Deficit


CNN Poll 
73% do not want Obamacare as it sits today 
Feb 12th-18th 2010 CNN broadcast on 2-24-10


CPAC Straw Poll
Straw Poll Ron Paul 31% February 18–20, 2010 (CPAC Notorious for Young Crowds)


CNN Poll
Government Is Broken 86% Feb 21st 2010


72% Support U.S. Troops on the Border (16% say no) April 1, 2010

FOX News Poll March 14-17 2010
65% Federal Govt. Too Big, 
30% Comfortable with Size & Role

FOX News Poll March 16-17-2010
Is it possible for the Nation's Economy to Collapse?
79% Yes
18% No

CBS News Poll
Should Republicans Continue To Challenge The Health Care Bill?
Yes 62%
No 33%


The Bureau of Economic Administration

In 1950, spending on social services by the U.S. Govt. was 33.4% of total federal government expendatures.  
Today it’s 61.3%

April 2010


 April 2010
  • According to an analysis of Federal Election Commission records by the Center for Responsive Politics, the 2008 Obama campaign received $12.6 million from Wall Street "Securities and Investment" firms versus McCain's $7.9 million
  • The top three corporate employers of donors to Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and Rahm Emanuel were Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, and JPMorgan
  • Employees of Lehman Brothers alone gave Obama $370,000, compared to about $117,000 to McCain.
  • Since 1998, the financial sector has given a total of $37.6 million to Obama, compared to $32.1 million to McCain. But Obama ran for his first national office only in 2004. So McCain got less from the financial industry in a decade that included two runs for president, than Obama did in four years.

The CATO Institute (Video) 

There are more than 70,000 pages of US tax law, 
up 50% in just the last decade

Rasmussen Reports - 70% of Arizona Voters Favor New State Measure Cracking Down On Illegal Immigration {LINK}
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

70% of likely voters in Arizona approve of the legislation, while just 23% oppose it.

Arizonans consistently have been critical of the U.S. government’s failure to secure the border with Mexico, and that anxiety has increased with growing drug violence along the border. 

Eighty-four percent (84%) of Arizona Republicans and 69% of voters not affiliated with either major party in the state favor the new get-tough legislation. Democrats are more closely divided: 51% like the new law, but 43% oppose it.

The new law puts into state statute some of the policies that have long been practiced by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. But his aggressive enforcement of federal laws against illegal immigration have triggered a Justice Department probe and moves by the Obama administration to reduce his ability to enforce federal immigration laws.

Unemployment for 27 weeks and over from US. Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Article: American Thinker


American Thinker

May 19, 2010

Randall Hoven
"The feds assume a relationship between the economy and tax revenue that is divorced from reality. Six decades of history have established one far-reaching fact that needs to be built into fiscal calculations: Increases in federal tax rates, particularly if targeted at the higher brackets, produce no additional revenue... a ratio of federal revenue to GDP of no more than 18.3% would be realistic."
David Ranson, Wall Street Journal.

Source:  David Ranson, Wall Street Journal.  HT: sedonaman.
Hoven's Index for May 19, 2010

Average federal revenues, as % of GDP, over various periods:

1950-59:  17.2%

1960-69:  17.9%

1970-79:  17.9%

1980-89:  18.3%

1990-99:  18.6%

1960-2000:  18.2%

2000-08:  18.2%

Source:  US Government via GPO Access, Table 1.2.

Record Low 41.9% of personal income came from Private Wages,
Record High Govt. benefits, 17.9% - USA Today

American Thinker




CENSUS SPENDING Up 10 Billion Dollars In One Decade


Bloomberg June 4th 2010 (http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=ar_thYFiXUk4)

Private payrolls rose by 41,000, Labor Department figures showed today, trailing the 180,000 gain forecast by economists.

Including government workers, employment rose by 431,000, boosted by a jump in hiring of temporary census workers.

The jobless rate fell to 9.7 percent from 9.9 percent.

95% of Jobs 'created' (of the .2% decrease in unemployment) are Government Jobs! (http://www.randpaul2010.com/2010/06/government-jobs-account-for-95-of-job-growth/)

America has 4% of the Population & 25% of the Wealth


Glenn Beck and his Supporters Raises $5.8 Million At 'Restoring Honor' Rally For Special Operations Warrior Foundation, 8-28-2010

UN Survey: Arabs Read Approximately 4 Pages Per Year




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