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  • 'PCRM Week': The Dairy Attack

    04/13/2005 3:35:11 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 92 replies · 2,112+ views ^ | 4 12 05 |
    Unless you're among the bean-sprout-sized minority of Americans who describe themselves as "vegans" (vegetarians who also won't touch milk, cheese, yogurt, butter, or even a dollop of honey), you may have been alarmed by the publicity surrounding an article appearing last month in the journal Pediatrics. The anti-milk piece -- written by activists from the PETA-affiliated Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) -- concluded that feeding milk to children is unnecessary, and that there are better ways (kale, tofu, turnip greens, or spinach, for instance) for kids to get the calcium they need. In reaching this result, PCRM relied on...
  • Free Republic "Bump List" Register

    09/30/2001 4:46:44 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 191 replies · 12,118+ views
    I have created a public register of "bump lists" here on Free Republic. I define a bump list as a name listed in the "To" field used to index articles. Free Republic Bump List Register
  • Survey: NH Voters Want Candidates Who Support Missile Defense [BIG SUPPORT FOR MISSILE DEFENSE]

    01/13/2004 7:17:04 PM PST · by nwrep · 10 replies · 223+ views
    Missile Defense Alliance ^ | January 13, 2004
    Survey: NH Voters Want Candidates Who Support Missile DefenseTuesday January 13, 6:46 pm ET 66 Percent of Likely Democratic Voters Say the U.S. Should Have a Missile Defense System 64 Percent of Likely Voters Support Deployment of Current Partial Missile Defense System MANCHESTER, N.H., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- A survey of likely New Hampshire voters released today reveals a strong leaning to candidates who support a missile defense system to protect the U.S. against ballistic missiles carrying weapons of mass destruction (WMD). The survey, conducted by independent polling firm Public Strategies, Inc., found that 75% of NH voters and 66%...
  • News flash: College students like President Bush

    10/29/2003 7:49:28 AM PST · by flutters · 12 replies · 349+ views
    The Hill ^ | October 29, 2003 | Byron York
    Here’s a question: Given the focus of the anti-war movement on college campuses, and given the relentless liberalism of the professoriate, and given the popularity of books such as Al Franken’s Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them, what do college students think of George W. Bush? The answer: They like him. A new poll by Harvard’s Institute of Politics found that 61 percent of students give the president a positive job approval rating — making Bush more popular on campus than in the country at large. “Defying conventional wisdom, a new poll of America’s college students finds they...
  • Bush Job Approval Edges Back Up (54%, went from +9 to +18)

    10/22/2003 8:52:22 PM PDT · by NYC Republican · 31 replies · 108+ views
    CBS News ^ | 10/22/03 | CBS News
    President George W. Bush's overall job approval rating has risen slightly in the past few weeks, and as he travels through Asia discussing terrorism with leaders in the region, confidence in his ability to handle international crises has also risen. Six in ten approve of the way he is handling terrorism, but approval for his handling of other issues like foreign policy, Iraq, and the economy, remains below fifty percent. More than half of Americans are confident in Bush's handling of an international crisis, up from a low of 45 percent in late September. Still, this evaluation does not approach...
  • FREEP THIS POLL(AOL Members): Should Terri Schiavo be allowed to die?

    10/22/2003 5:25:59 AM PDT · by shezza · 23 replies · 468+ views
    AP/Web Poll - America Online ^ | 22 October 2003 | JACKIE HALLIFAX
    COMATOSE WOMAN RECEIVING FLUIDS Florida Governor Orders Feeding Tube Reinserted By JACKIE HALLIFAX, AP CLEARWATER, Fla. (Oct. 22) - Acting on orders from Gov. Jeb Bush, a hospital began giving fluids to a brain-damaged woman Tuesday, six days after her feeding tube was removed in one of the nation's longest and most bitter right-to-die battles. A judge later rejected a request by the woman's husband to overturn the governor's order. ( click here to read rest of article)Reuters file Terri Schiavo, shown here with her mother in 2001, has been in a vegetative state since suffering a heart attack in...
  • Don’t the Democrats care even a little about terrorism?

    10/21/2003 9:34:35 PM PDT · by Jean S · 33 replies · 179+ views
    The Hill ^ | 10/22/03 | Byron York
    There is some stunning — and so far unreported — news in a new poll conducted by Democratic strategist Stanley Greenberg. The survey — sponsored by Democracy Corps, the group founded by Greenberg, James Carville and Robert Shrum — focused on Democrats who take part in the nominating process in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. What Democracy Corps found was that Democrats, at least those who are most active in politics, simply don’t care about terrorism. Just don’t care. In one question, pollsters read a list of a dozen topics — education, taxes, big government, the environment, Social Security...
  • We report, you get it wrong

    10/06/2003 2:08:23 PM PDT · by leather_strap · 44 replies · 1,071+ views
    Asia Times ^ | 2003/10/04 | Jim Lobe
    We report, you get it wrong By Jim Lobe WASHINGTON - The more commercial television news you watch, the more wrong you are likely to be about key elements of the Iraq War and its aftermath, according to a major new study released in Washington on Thursday. And the more you watch the Rupert Murdoch-owned Fox News channel, in particular, the more likely it is that your perceptions about the war are wrong, adds the report by the University of Maryland's Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA). Based on several nationwide surveys it conducted with California-based Knowledge Networks since June,...
  • Bush Job Approval Ratings Up Slightly!

    09/20/2003 9:28:03 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 98 replies · 307+ views
    [ Home ] [ Up ] [ Bush: Job Ratings ] [ Bush: Favorability ] President Bush: Job RatingsAll data are from nationwide surveys of Americans 18 & older. Polls listed chronologically. Ipsos-Reid/Cook Political Report Poll. Sept. 16-18, 2003. N=761 registered voters nationwide. MoE ± 3.6. . "Overall, do you approve, disapprove or have mixed feelings about the way George W. Bush is handling his job as president?" If "mixed feelings" or not sure: "If you had to choose, do you lean more toward approve or disapprove?" Approve Disap- prove Mixed Feelings Not Sure % % % % . 9/16-18/03 55 43 2 - . 9/2-4/03 52 45 2 1...
  • Clark’s Fast Start [Clark D frontrunner; GWB 51% Approval]

    09/20/2003 2:21:41 PM PDT · by AntiGuv · 73 replies · 274+ views
    Newsweek ^ | September 20, 2003 | Laura Fording
    In a new Newsweek poll, the general takes an early lead among Democrats while Bush’s ratings continue to slide Sept. 20 — Retired Gen. Wesley Clark may have only entered the presidential race on Thursday, but he is already the Democratic frontrunner, according to a new NEWSWEEK poll. CLARK WON SUPPORT from 14 percent registered Democrats and democratic leaners, outpacing former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean (12 percent), Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman (12 percent), Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry (10 percent) and Missouri Congressman Dick Gephardt (8 percent). Meanwhile, as Americans focus on the fiscal realities of creating a stable Iraq, President...
  • Five Democratic Candidates Share Support: Lieberman slips from lead; Clark surges into contention

    09/15/2003 1:06:52 AM PDT · by Timesink · 12 replies · 177+ views
    Gallup News Service ^ | September 15, 2003 | David W. Moore
    POLL ANALYSESSeptember 15, 2003Five Democratic Candidates Share Support Lieberman slips from lead; Clark surges into contentionBy David W. MooreGALLUP NEWS SERVICEPRINCETON, NJ -- With retired General Wesley Clark poised to announce whether he will compete to be the Democratic Party's presidential nominee in 2004, a new CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll shows the general would likely be a competitive candidate. Five candidates including Clark bunch together with low double-digit support, led by Congressman Dick Gephardt. If Clark does not run, support among the top four candidates is evenly distributed, as Senator Joe Lieberman has lost his front-runner position -- dropping 10 percentage...
  • Newsweek Poll- Bush Job Approval 52% (Crushes Dean and Hillary, FOX at 58%)

    09/13/2003 5:59:22 PM PDT · by NYC Republican · 40 replies · 203+ views
    Newsweek/Polling Report ^ | 9/13/03 | Newsweek
    Newsweek Poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates. Sept. 11-12, 2003. N=827 registered voters nationwide. MoE ± 4. . "Suppose the next general election for president were being held TODAY and you had to choose between George W. Bush, the Republican, and [see below], the Democrat -- who would you vote for?" If "Other" or "Undecided": "As of TODAY, do you LEAN more toward Bush, the Republican, or [see below], the Democrat?" . George W. Bush Howard Dean Other (vol.)/ Undecided % % % 9/03 53 37 10 7/03 53 38 9 . George W. Bush Hillary Clinton Other (vol.)/...
  • Survey: Entire Country [Israel] Considers Oslo a Failure

    09/11/2003 10:06:09 AM PDT · by Alouette · 7 replies · 200+ views
    A Dialogue survey conducted for Haaretz indicates, according to Yossi Verter of Haaretz, "relative moderation in the public view of the Oslo Accords." This evaluation is based on the following statistics: 35% see Oslo as "an honest but failed attempt to end the conflict;" 11% - "a mistaken but remediable step;" 20% - "a historic breakthrough that was missed;" 20% - "a historic failure for which we are still paying the price." Verter writes, "In hindsight, it [Oslo] no longer seems like such a great crime. Almost two thirds of those surveyed are willing to demonstrate understanding, forgiveness, acceptance, and...
  • First Iraqi Poll a Surprise: Most Support US (ignore the media)

    09/11/2003 9:18:46 AM PDT · by GulliverSwift · 52 replies · 1,247+ views
    Publication Date: September 10, 2003 America, some say, is hobbled in its policies toward Iraq by not knowing much about what Iraqis really think. Are they on the side of radical Islamists? What kind of government would they like? What is their attitude toward the U.S.? Do the Shiites hate us? Could Iraq become another Iran under the ayatollahs? Are the people in the Sunni triangle the real problem?Up to now we've only been able to guess. We've relied on anecdotal temperature-takings of the Iraqi public, and have been at the mercy of images presented to us by the...
  • Country's Wounds Still Open After 9/11:Almost universal view things aren't completely back to normal

    09/10/2003 9:29:20 PM PDT · by Timesink · 5 replies · 438+ views
    Gallup News Service ^ | September 11, 2003 | Lydia Saad
    POLL ANALYSESSeptember 11, 2003 Country's Wounds Still Open After 9/11 Almost universal view that things are not completely "back to normal"By Lydia SaadGALLUP NEWS SERVICEPRINCETON, NJ -- Two years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks brought down the World Trade Center towers, damaged the Pentagon and killed an estimated 3,026 people, Americans are reluctant to say the United States is back to normal. According to a recent CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll, a majority believes things are "somewhat" back to normal but only 3% say things are "completely" normal. Just one in five Americans (21%) told Gallup in the Aug. 25-26 survey that...
  • Ideological Crossroads: Gen X Marks the Spot (Xers Turning More Conservative as they age; Gen Y too)

    09/02/2003 4:51:44 PM PDT · by Timesink · 75 replies · 7,857+ views
    Gallup ^ | September 2, 2003 | Darren K. Carlson
    GALLUP TUESDAY BRIEFINGGovernment & Public AffairsSeptember 2, 2003Ideological Crossroads: Gen X Marks the Spotby Darren K. Carlson, Contributing EditorA special analysis* of Gallup data on the politics of Americans between the ages of 25 and 38 -- post-baby boomers who correspond roughly to "Generation X" -- points toward a more conservative ideology than one might expect, given their relatively young age. Two survey questions focusing on respondents' stances on social and economic issues shed light on where Gen Xers stand ideologically. Socially Balanced The famous 1960's admonition to "never trust anybody over 30" alluded to people's penchant to grow more...
  • Dutch Group Forms Website to Allow Anyone on the Planet to Vote in 2004 US Elections

    08/29/2003 1:11:51 PM PDT · by nwrep · 108 replies · 539+ views
    The World Votes ^ | August 29, 2003 | nwrep
    A group of 3 Dutch private citizens has formed an internationalist website called The World Votes to register worldwide choices in the 2004 Presidential Elections. This is an obvious attempt to highlight the unpopularity of President Bush among the America-hating, envious, statist citizens of the UN-worshipping world. As election day draws closer, expect these clowns to be featured on important news stories worldwide in an effort to influence public opinion in the United States. They are hoping to show that voting for Bush is an extremely unfavorable choice among the "world citizens", thereby dissuading the US citizens from voting for...
  • Majority believe new attacks are imminent (Includes USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup poll results)

    08/28/2003 10:45:58 PM PDT · by Timesink · 6 replies · 343+ views
    USA TODAY ^ | August 28, 2003 | Kevin Johnson
    <p>WASHINGTON — As the second anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks nears, a majority of Americans are seriously concerned about the nation's vulnerability to terrorism and believe that new attacks are likely and imminent.</p> <p>The poll results come as the nation enters the Labor Day weekend, when AAA predicts that 33.4 million Americans will be traveling, an increase of 1.8% over last year. Although AAA says that the vast majority, 28.2 million, will be traveling by car, more than one in four indicate they will be going to cities for the holiday.</p>
  • Still Committed/Poll: Public Still Backs Iraq Mission [Coordinated Fedayeen/al-Qaeda attacks fail]

    08/26/2003 1:13:11 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 36 replies · 278+ views
    ABCNEWS ^ | Tuesday, August 26, 2003 | David Morris
    Aug. 25 — Public attitudes toward the situation in Iraq have stabilized after falling last month, despite last week's bombing of the U.N. compound in Baghdad and continued U.S. military casualties there, a new ABCNEWS poll finds. The poll shows most Americans remain committed to the mission in Iraq, even as they fret that U.S. involvement might be prolonged. Two in three say U.S. troops should remain in Iraq until civil order is restored there and nearly six in 10 say the war was worth fighting. While that's down from 70 percent at the end of April, it's unchanged since...
  • Nearly half of Americans wouldn't vote for Bush again

    08/23/2003 4:31:16 PM PDT · by Brian S · 180 replies · 2,264+ views
    AFP ^ | 08-23-03
    Sunday August 24, 6:48 AM A growing number of Americans don't want to see US President George W. Bush re-elected next year, and fear US troops will be drawn into a long, costly occupation of Iraq, according to a Newsweek poll. For the first time the poll has found that more registered voters -- 49 percent -- would not want Bush to return for a second term in office if the elections were now, compared with 44 percent who would. Only 23 percent said terrorism and homeland security would be the most important issues for them in the November 2004...