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Monday, November 19, 2018

Polls: Voters Punished GOP Over Health Care Threat

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.

 

Americans rejected Trump and the Republicans during Tuesday’s midterm election, but nowhere was that rejection more pronounced than on the issue of health care.

According to exit polls, health care was the most important issue to 41 percent of voters — nearly double the percentage who prioritized the next most important issue. Health care hasn’t topped that list in any other exit polls for presidential or midterm elections in this century.

And of the many voters who named health care the most important issue, a whopping 75 percent voted for Democrats on Tuesday.…

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Poll: Americans Disapprove Of Kavanaugh — And Want Congress To Investigate Him

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

A new ABC News/Washington Post poll found Friday that a majority of Americans are unhappy with Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court — and most want to see him become the subject of a congressional investigation that could result in impeachment.

The dissatisfaction with Kavanaugh is driven by American women — which is hardly surprising, given his likely role in undermining women’s reproductive freedoms in the country and the multiple allegations of sexual abuse and misconduct against him.

Overall, 51 percent of American disapprove of his appointment to the Supreme Court, while only 41 percent approve.…

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With Trump In Office, World Opinion Of U.S. Plunges

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Seven in 10 people around the world have no confidence in Trump, and America’s global image may be suffering as a result, a new survey finds.

The 25-nation study, conducted by Pew Research Center, found that views of America are continuing to deteriorate after taking a major hit when Trump took office.

Overall, 43 percent of those surveyed said they have an unfavorable view of the U.S., while 50 percent have a favorable view.

Those ratings are far lower than at any point during President Obama’s eight years in office, according to Pew.

America’s international image is particularly low among some of our closest allies, with just 30 percent of Germans, 38 percent of French, and 39 percent of Canadians expressing a favorable view of the U.S.…

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