Zogby/O’Leary Report 100-Days Poll Shows That Taxpayers are More Opposed to President Obama’s Policies Than Non-taxpayers
However, the President’s support among non-taxpayers appears to be slipping.
Recently, Zogby International and The O’Leary Report conducted a 100-Days Poll (which surveyed 3,937 people who voted in the 2008 presidential election) to revisit these two demographics and gauge their opinions on the Obama Administration’s actions and proposals. The results show that non-taxpayers are still more likely to support President Obama’s agenda than taxpayers. Interestingly, however, enthusiasm for the President appears to be dwindling among non-taxpayers – even on economic issues.
Taxes & Spending Q. Thinking about the Tea Party demonstrations that took place on April 15th to protest the growth in taxes and federal government spending, do you...? Paid Paid Federal No Federal Taxes Taxes ----- ----- Strongly support the beliefs of the organizers.. 47% 38% Somewhat support them 11% 15% Somewhat oppose their beliefs 12% 13% Strongly oppose them 27% 29% Not sure 3% 6% Economy Q. Which of the following do you think is a better economic system - A or B? A: A system in which the public or the state have ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods. B: A system in which wealth and the means of producing wealth are privately owned and controlled rather than state owned or controlled with the state regulating them. Paid Paid Federal No Federal Taxes Taxes ----- ----- Statement A 12% 29% Statement B 76% 55% Not sure 12% 16% Energy Q. Which course of action should America take with regards to energy policy? Paid Paid Federal No Federal Taxes Taxes ----- ----- Make energy cheaper by developing all sources of U.S. energy, including coal, nuclear power, offshore drilling and drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge 57% 48% Reduce America's production of fossil fuels that might cause global warming 38% 46% Not sure 5% 7% First Amendment Q. Senator Durbin recently offered an amendment in the U.S. Senate that requires the Federal Communications Commission to take actions to encourage and promote diversity in communication media ownership. Opponents say the move would threaten the breakup of radio networks that largely carry conservative talk radio shows like Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. Do you support or oppose this legislation? Paid Paid Federal No Federal Taxes Taxes ----- ----- Support 36% 47% Oppose 57% 43% Not sure 7% 10% Q. The Federal Communications is entertaining the idea of re-instituting advisory boards to determine the needs and interests of their communities, to promote localism and diversity. These boards, appointed by the FCC and would monitor what is said over the radio and report back if they were offended by the talk show hosts and their guests. Critics argue that such a proposal is nothing more than a back door implementation of the Fairness Doctrine. Do you support or oppose the FCC's efforts to reinstitute advisory boards? Paid Paid Federal No Federal Taxes Taxes ----- ----- Support 19% 27% Oppose 69% 58% Not sure 12% 15% Abortion Q. President Obama's health secretary nominee, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is a supporter of abortion on demand. President Obama indicated that he would appoint someone who was neutral on the issue, but pro-life forces find Gov. Sebelius' pro-choice record unacceptable. Do you support or oppose Gov. Sebelius is a good choice for Secretary of Health and Human Services? Paid Paid Federal No Federal Taxes Taxes ----- ----- Support 44% 52% Oppose 48% 35% Not sure 8% 13% Second Amendment Q. Do you think new gun laws should be passed or do you think we should enforce the laws already on the books. Paid Paid Federal No Federal Taxes Taxes ----- ----- New gun laws should be passed 24% 31% Enforce the laws already on the books 73% 66% Not sure 4% 4% Religion Q. While visiting Turkey recently, President Obama said America is not a Christian nation. Do agree or disagree that the US is a Christian nation? Paid Paid Federal No Federal Taxes Taxes ----- ----- Agree 38% 47% Disagree 54% 47% Not sure 7% 6%
The O’Leary Report/Zogby poll was conducted
Brad O’Leary is publisher of “The O’Leary Report,” a bestselling author, and is a former NBC Westwood One talk show host. His new book, “Shut Up, America! The End of Free Speech,” is now in bookstores. To see more poll results, go to www.olearyreport.com. To interview Brad, contact
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