Court Of Impeachment And War Crimes: Republicans: “Supreme Court Nominees More Important Than The Killing Fields Of Iraq!” and Rasmussen Slams The Door On Hillary!

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Republicans: “Supreme Court Nominees More Important Than The Killing Fields Of Iraq!” and Rasmussen Slams The Door On Hillary!

Republicans: “Supreme Court Nominees More Important Than The Killing Fields Of Iraq!” and Rasmussen Slams The Door On Hillary!

I talked until I was “blue in the face” during the last two Presidential Elections as regards this very issue. It is always true, but it also so very far from the minds of so many Americans like the poor uneducated uninformed racist voters of Kentucky. To the single-minded, single issue voters of this nation, The Supreme Court is always at the fore front of their thoughts, so again my friends: “THE SUPREME COURT BALANCE HANGS ON THE COMING ELECTION!”

For Republicans, Judicial Appointments Matter More Than Iraq

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

When it comes to how they will vote in November, Republican voters say that the type of Supreme Court Justices a candidate would appoint is more important than the War in Iraq. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 44% of Republicans pick the economy as the top voting issue, 30% name judicial appointments, and just 19% pick the War in Iraq.

Among all voters, 52% say the economy is the most important of those three issues, 26% name Iraq, and 17% say judicial appointments are the key. Just 7% of Democrats name judicial appointments as the most important of those issues.

By a 69% to 20% margin, voters believe that judges should interpret the law as it is written. Seventy-four percent (74%) of men favor that approach along with 65% of women.

Voters are evenly split as to whether judges should “reach decisions on the basis of his deepest values, core concerns, and broader perspectives on how the world works.” Those words are Barack Obama’s, but they were not identified with Obama in the survey question. Forty-one percent (41%) agree with that approach for judges while 40% disagree. A plurality of women favor that approach while a plurality of men are opposed.

Sixty-one percent (61%) say they trust voters more than judges or elected officials to decide important decisions facing the country. That figure includes 66% of unaffiliated voters, 64% of Republicans, and 54% of Democrats.

Overall, 16% say they trusted elected officials to make those decisions while 11% trust judges the most.

The survey found that 35% believe most judges are politically moderate, 27% are politically conservative, and 21% politically liberal.

A separate survey found that 41% say the Supreme Court is doing a good or excellent job. Clarence Thomas is the Justice with the highest name recognition. Thirty-eight percent (38%) of voters nationwide have a favorable opinion of him while 50% hold an unfavorable view.

See survey questions and toplines.

Election 2008: Colorado Presidential Election

Colorado: Obama 48% McCain 42%

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Barack Obama has opened a modest lead over John McCain in Colorado.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state shows Obama leading 48% to 42%. That six-point advantage is up from a three-point edge a month ago. The month before that, Obama and McCain were tied in the race for the Colorado’s Electoral College Votes.

Obama’s 48% level of support in the current poll is up two points from the 46% level of support he picked up in each of the three preceding polls. Over the last four months of polling, McCain’s support in Colorado has ranged from 39% to 46%.

Obama now attracts 77% of the vote from Democrats while McCain earns 79% support from Republicans. Among unaffiliated voters, Obama leads by twenty-one percentage points. A month ago, Obama had a ten-point lead among unaffiliated voters.

Obama is viewed favorably by 55% of Colorado voters, up two points from a month ago. McCain is viewed favorably by 51%, down six points from a month ago.

Rasmussen Markets data shows that Democrats are currently given a 64.8 % chance of winning Colorado’s nine Electoral College votes this November. George W. Bush won the state by five percentage points in Election 2004 but Democrats consider it a prime target for switching parties in 2008. At the time this poll was released, Colorado was rated as a “Toss-Up” in the Rasmussen Reports Balance of Power Calculator.

The economy is the top issue for 41% of the state’s voters. Among this segment of the electorate, Obama leads 53% to 39%. The War in Iraq is the highest priority for 21% and those voters favor Obama by a 63% to 28% margin. Ten percent (10%) of Colorado voters say immigration is most important and among this group, McCain leads 72% to 20%.

By a 54% to 39% margin, Colorado voters say that bringing troops home from Iraq is more important than winning the War in that troubled country. These figures are similar to the national average.

Forty-four percent (44%) say the U.S. is likely to win the War if McCain is elected. Just 20% expect victory if Obama is the next President. However, 60% believe that Obama will bring the troops home during his first term while just 35% have such confidence in McCain.

Forty-seven percent (47%) of Colorado voters believe Obama would be a stronger general election candidate than Hillary Clinton against McCain. Thirty-seven percent (37%) hold the opposite view. Democrats in the state see Obama as the stronger candidate by a 64% to 30% margin. Republicans, by a 43% to 29% margin, see Clinton as the tougher general election challenge.

Fifty-three percent (53%) of Colorado Democrats say it’s time for Clinton to drop out of the race. Just 13% say Obama should withdraw. Most Colorado Republicans would like Clinton to remain in the race.

Colorado is one of the few states where Obama clearly outperforms Clinton in general election match-ups. In the unlikely event that Clinton were to win the Democratic nomination, she trails McCain 47% to 44% in the state. Over a week ago, a Rasmussen Reports analysis indicated that the race for the Democratic Presidential Nomination is effectively over and Obama is likely to be the nominee.

Four years ago, George W. Bush won 52% of the vote in Colorado. Today, just 31% say he is doing a good or an excellent job. Most Colorado voters—51%--say the President is doing a poor job.

Democrats also have reason to smile about the latest polling results in the race to become Colorado’s next United States Senator.

The survey was conducted in partnership with Fox Television Stations, Inc.

See survey questions and toplines

Even if you’re not a fan of polling this article is very instructive as explains how the “polling universe” will be changing and narrowed.

Rasmussen Reports Balance of Power Calculator.

At the moment, Senator Clinton’s team is busily trying to convince Superdelegates and pundits that she is more electable than Barack Obama. For reasons discussed in a separate article, it doesn’t matter. Even if every single Superdelegate was convinced that the former First Lady is somewhat more electable than Obama, that is not enough of a reason to deny him the nomination.

With this in mind, Rasmussen Reports will soon end our daily tracking of the Democratic race and focus exclusively on the general election competition between Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama. Barring something totally unforeseen, that is the choice American voters will have before them in November. While we have not firmly decided upon a final day for tracking the Democratic race, it is coming soon.

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