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Gallup Poll Finds Big Upswing in Union Support; Women, Young People Most Enthusiastic

Gallup Poll Finds Big Upswing in Union Support; Women, Young People Most Enthusiastic
A recent Gallup poll shows that America’s support for labor unions has jumped 5 percent in the past year, bringing it to 58 percent. This is the highest such figure since 2008 when 59 percent approved. The poll was conducted between August 5th and 9th and is part of Gallup’s annual Work and Education survey. The numbers show an improving image of unions which had reached an all-time low in 2009 after the government bailout of the big three auto companies.
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71 Percent of Americans Want Higher Pay, Not More Foreign Workers

71 Percent of Americans Want Higher Pay, Not More Foreign Workers
New polling shows that Americans are increasingly opposed to allowing an influx of foreign workers into the country while unemployment remains above seven percent. Unsurprisingly, they think that competitive wages might be the answer to the so-called skills gap.
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Cop Indicted for Shooting an Unarmed, Mentally Ill Man

Cop Indicted for Shooting an Unarmed, Mentally Ill Man
Isaac Sage was confronted by police who were called to address a trespassing complaint at a gym in Winooski. He struggled with officers, apparently hit Cpl. Jason Nokes in the face, was Tased twice without effect, and shot in the leg by Nokes.
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In Most States, Highest Paid Employee is College Sports Coach

In Most States, Highest Paid Employee is College Sports Coach
For New Jersey, the highest paid state employee is Rutgers football coach Kyle Flood, who makes $750,000 before incentives. All football coaches combined for $2.5 million (none less than $118,000). The women's basketball coach makes $550K, and her staff combines to $1.2 million (none less than $55,000).
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Christie's Poll Numbers Unexpectedly Drop in New Jersey

Christie's Poll Numbers Unexpectedly Drop in New Jersey
Rutgers released a poll that show Chris Christie has 68 percent overall approval among New Jersey residents, down a few points and showing real weakness on the economy, jobs and taxes.
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Obama's Favorability Continues to Rise Among Israeli Jews

The Brookings Institution and the University of Maryland conducted a poll of Israeli Jews and found that President Barack Obama's favorability now sits at 62 percent. Last year's survey found that Obama's favorability was at 54 percent. Further, this year's survey found that Obama passed German Chancellor Angela Merkel as the most admired foreign leader.
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New Q-Poll of Virginia: Obama 50%-Romney 46%; Kaine 51%-Allen 44%

Barack Obama leads Willard "Mitt" Romney in Virginia by 4 points (50 percent-46 percent), compared to a 49 percent-45 percent Obama lead on August 8.
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