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Huge Crowds, Surging Polls for Sanders as 'Revolution' Revs Engine Ahead of Iowa

Huge Crowds, Surging Polls for Sanders as 'Revolution' Revs Engine Ahead of Iowa
With wall-to-wall crowds, climbing poll numbers, and a wave of critical new endorsements, less than one week before the primary contests officially commence, Bernie Sanders is riding high.
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How Americans Came to Oppose Fracking

How Americans Came to Oppose Fracking
by Walter Brasch
 
For the first time since high volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as nonconventional fracking, was developed, more Americans oppose it than support it.
According to a national survey conducted by the independent non-partisan Pew Research Center, 47 percent of Americans oppose fracking, while 41 percent support it. This is a 7 percent decline in support from March 2013, and a 9 percent increase in opposition.
The poll also reveals those who support fracking tend
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Midterm Wild Card: Black Women Voters Could Shake Up Elections

Midterm Wild Card: Black Women Voters Could Shake Up Elections
There's a lot of speculation that this election won't be like most midterms. From skewed polls to wildcard demographic groups like black women, there's a greater than likely chance we'll be surprised come November.
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Grim 2014 Prospects: But With Luck, Shoe Leather, Dems Could Still Hold Senate

Grim 2014 Prospects: But With Luck, Shoe Leather, Dems Could Still Hold Senate
Cliff Schecter joins Sam Seder to discuss the upcoming 2014 elections, and all the little things that could (or couldn't) happen to keep Democrats in control of the Senate.
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James Fields Poised To Uproot Kay 'Poison' Ivey From AL Lt Governor Chair

James Fields Poised To Uproot Kay 'Poison' Ivey From AL Lt Governor Chair
Alabama has a bit of a horse race going on in the race for Lieutenant Governor, but a new poll by Dem candidate James Fields has him pulling ahead of his competition, entrenched politico Kay Ivey.
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CT Really Dislikes Its Governor, but Here Are 6 Reasons Malloy May Win Anyway

CT Really Dislikes Its Governor, but Here Are 6 Reasons Malloy May Win Anyway
The latest NYT/CBS poll of the Connecticut governor's race is devastating to incumbent Dan Malloy — in particular its assessment of the Democrat's standing among independent voters. In a look at gubernatorial races across the country, in which he affirmed the conventional wisdom that Republicans are likely to do well this fall, Nate Silver recently opined that Tom Foley has a 58 percent chance of winning versus Dan Malloy's 42 percent in a head-to-head rematch of the 2010 gubernatorial contest. But it's not all bad news for Malloy.
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Pro-Russian East Ukraine Votes on Autonomy Despite – Oddly – Putin's Admonishment

Pro-Russian East Ukraine Votes on Autonomy Despite – Oddly – Putin's Admonishment
The pro-Russia insurgency in eastern Ukraine decided Thursday to go ahead with Sunday's referendum on autonomy despite a call from Russian President Vladimir Putin to delay it. Polls show the split between the east and west of the country further increasing.
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#GoodNews in #NewPoll: Majority of Americans Back Marriage Equality

#GoodNews in #NewPoll: Majority of Americans Back Marriage Equality
Yes, folks, it is official: the majority of Americans now support marriage equality. Even in the states where gay marriage remains illegal, the vast number of those polled believe that the right-to-marriage is guaranteed by the Constitution, regardless of sexual orientation.
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Minorities See Rosy Economic Future, Whites More Pessimistic

Minorities See Rosy Economic Future, Whites More Pessimistic
Even though they were hit harder by the recession, minorities are more optimistic about their economic future, according to a new poll. Whites, however, continue to be pessimistic, believing opportunities will not become available.
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Under the Influence: Most Americans Think Religion Is Losing Its Impact

Under the Influence: Most Americans Think Religion Is Losing Its Impact
Over three-quarters of Americans say religion is losing its influence on American life, while 20 percent say religion’s influence is increasing. These represent Americans’ most negative evaluations of the impact of religion since 1970, although similar to the views measured in recent years. What does it all mean though?
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