Friday, July 22, 2016

Issues Supported Or Opposed By A Majority Of Americans

This chart was made from results of a new YouGov Poll -- done between July 15th and 17th of a random national sample of 1300 adults, with a 4.3 point margin of error.

YouGov questioned the poll's respondents on a variety of issues. Only six of those issues received the support or opposition of at least 50% of the voters. About 50% opposed an amendment barring same-sex marriage, 50% supported stricter gun laws, 64% supported legal abortion in most cases, 51% supported raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, 65% supported raising taxes on the rich, and 69% believe the economic system in this country is unfair.

All of those issues have one thing in common -- they are the views of the Democratic Party and Democratic candidates, and they are all views opposed by the Republican Party and Republican candidates.

Other issues, whether Democratic or Republican positions, could not reach the 50% level of support or opposition -- such as free college tuition, single-payer health insurance, building a border wall, or free trade agreements.

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