North Carolina’s renewable energy industry is safe from legislative threats, for now. Republicans and Democrats in the sponsor’s own committee voted down his bill that would have repealed the state’s clean energy standard. This bill mimicked “model legislation” from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).
David Schuster talks about his days working at Fox.
Public Policy Polling’s 4th annual poll about television news shows that public trust for Fox News has hit a record low. But in case you had any doubt that the “fair and balanced” network is entwined with the GOP, trust for Fox is so strong among Republicans that their partisan support makes it the most trusted news network, too.
Just like its actual ratings, Fox News has hit a record low in the four years that we've been doing this poll. 41% of voters trust it to 46% who do not. To put those numbers into some perspective the first time we did this poll, in 2010, 49% of voters trusted it to 37% who did not. Fox has maintained most of its credibility with Republicans, dropping just from 74/15 to 70/15 over that period of time. But it's been losing what standing it had with Democrats (from 30/52 to 22/66) and independents (from 41/44 to 32/56).
We find once again this year that Democrats trust everything except Fox, and Republicans don't trust anything other than Fox. …When it comes to asking Americans which single outlet they trust the most and least out of the ones we polled on, Fox News once again wins both honors. 34% say it's the one they trust the most, compared to 13% for PBS, 12% for CNN, 11% for ABC, 8% for MSNBC, 6% for CBS, and 5% each for Comedy Central and NBC. Fox News is the choice of 67% of Republicans, while Democrats basically split their allegiances four ways between ABC and CNN, both at 17%, and MSNBC and PBS, both at 16%.
So while Roger Ailes and his minions still pretend to lack a partisan agenda, American news consumers know better. It’s also heartening to know that such stunts as pretending there’s journalistic value in questioning PresidentObama’scitizenship, denying climate change, and predicting a landslide win for Mitt Romney don’t sit so well with most of us.
By the way, the real winner was PBS. It was the only outlet trusted by a majority of respondents.
PPP's newest national poll finds that after a little more than 3 months in charge House Republicans have fallen so far out of favor with the American public that it's entirely possible Democrats could take control of the House back next year.
43% of voters think that House Republicans are doing a worse job now than the Democrats did, compared to only 36% who think the GOP has brought an improvement. 19% think things are about the same. 62% of voters thinking that the Republicans have either made things worse or brought no improvement to an already unpopular Congress does not bode particularly well for the party.
46% of voters say that if there was an election for Congress today they would vote Democratic, compared to only 41% who would vote Republican. That five point advantage for Democrats is only a hair below the margin Republicans won by in the national popular vote last year. A victory of that magnitude for the Democrats next year would at the very least result in the party taking back a large number of the seats it lost last year, and it could be enough to take back the outright majority- hard to say at this point without knowing how good a number the GOP can do in redistricting...read on
Americans are seeing what Republicans have been doing since they took office and America is not happy. And although they haven't polled this yet, you can only guess how they feel about the new crop of GOP Governors that have been trying to destroy long standing traditions in their states. Polls done in WI and Ohio have shown that they would love a do over. Anyway, have a good day.