Don’t confuse caring with awareness: According to another Pew survey from July of 2012, nearly two-thirds of Americans know that income inequality has grown worse over the last decade. But despite having a measure of income inequality three to four times wider than most developed democracies, only 47% of the population thinks it’s a problem.
A significant chunk of Louisiana Republicans evidently believe that President Barack Obama is to blame for the poor response to the hurricane [Katrina] that ravaged their state more than three years before he took office.
… Twenty-eight percent said they think former President George W. Bush, who was in office at the time, was more responsible for the poor federal response while 29 percent said Obama … was more responsible.
Despite the recent controversy about Paula Deen she’s actually the most popular person we asked about in our entire poll with a 25 net favorability rating- 46% of voters see her positively to 21% with a negative opinion. …
And regardless of what the New Yorker may think, just 8% of Texans think Bert and Ernie are gay, while 41% believe they are not.
10% of voters say they’d like a hippopotamus for Christmas, 90% said no thank you.
And finally we asked Michiganders the very important question ‘If you had one shot or one opportunity to seize everything you ever wanted in one moment, would you capture it or just let it slip?’ 60% say they would capture that opportunity, while 7% say they would let it slip. 33% aren’t sure/have never heard of Eminem.
There is a lot of skepticism about Christie from conservative voters. Among those identifying as ‘very conservative’ 35% see him positively to 36% with a negative opinion. Christie’s overall net favorability of +12 at 41/29 ranks him 8th most popular out of the 9 Republicans we looked at, leading only Susana Martinez who is not yet well known on a national level.
Rubio leads the Republicans among conservatives, while Christie has the advantage with moderates. The problem for Christie is that only 19% of primary voters are moderates while 74% are conservatives.
13% of voters think Barack Obama is the anti-Christ, including 22% of Romney voters.
4% of voters say they believe “lizard people” control our societies by gaining political power.
14% of voters believe in Bigfoot.
15% of voters say the government or the media adds mind-controlling technology to TV broadcast signals (the so-called Tinfoil Hat crowd).
37% of voters believe global warming is a hoax, 51% do not. Republicans say global warming is a hoax by a 58-25 margin, Democrats disagree 11-77, and Independents are more split at 41-51. 61% of Romney voters believe global warming is a hoax
39% say they would be less likely to vote for a candidate who had the NRA’s support to just 26% who say they’d be more likely to, with 32% saying it wouldn’t influence them one way or the other. Among independents 41% consider an NRA endorsement to be a turn off to 27% who say it’s a plus.