Molly Beck and Patrick Marley Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Published 10:30 p.m. UTC Jul 31, 2018 MADISON - Gov. Scott Walker seeks to change public perception of a $4 billion taxpayer-funded package for Taiwanese tech giant Foxconn in four new ads tailored for the areas of Wisconsin they will be seen. Walker's campaign produced ads for western Wisconsin, southeastern Wisconsin, northern and central Wisconsin and for the Green Bay area — with each featuring businesses or projects in those areas. The ads will begin airing Tuesday and seek to convince voters of two things: That the $10 billion facility planned for Racine County will benefit other areas of the state, and that state taxpayers haven't paid more for the plant than it's worth. "Foxconn will earn tax credits based on actual investment in job creation. No jobs and investment? No credits," Walker says in each ad, filmed on the grounds of the planned Foxconn site in Mount Pleasant. Voters are … [Read more...] about Scott Walker seeks to change public opinion of Foxconn project in four new ads
WASHINGTON (Circa) — Special Counsel Robert Mueller is not a politician, but he should still be watching his poll numbers, according to public policy experts. Recent polls suggest Americans are losing patience for the man leading the investigation into President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and possible collusion with the Russian government. Nearly one year after the appointment of the special counsel, the polls were taken against the backdrop of escalating political attacks on Mueller and his team as well as mounting legal pressure on former Trump associates and the president himself. CBS News released a poll this week showing the majority of Americans (53 percent) believe Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation is "politically motivated." Only 44 percent of respondents said the probe is "justified." An overwhelming majority of Republicans (88 percent) said they believe the investigation is political. The poll reflects a shift in public attitude from … [Read more...] about Public opinion turns on Mueller: Will this embolden Trump to fire the special counsel?
In a recent issue of the Wyoming Tribune Eagle, I had a letter to the editor published in which I criticized the action of the Legislature for cutting funds for education and cheating our young people.With the exception of my family and friends, I received no “thumbs up” or “how dare you criticize” or even a “go to hell” comment from any politician.That goes to show how little the legislators pay attention to public opinion. I heard an expression once that states, “Talking to a politician with his mind made up is like talking to a brick”; and, by the way, we are going to need a lot of bricks to repair or rebuild the prison, not just stop-gap measures. … [Read more...] about Legislators pay very little attention to public opinion
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Michael R. Sisak Associated Press April 23, 2018 NORRISTOWN, Pa. — Jurors weren’t allowed to hear testimony that Bill Cosby’s chief accuser was once hooked on hallucinogenic mushrooms or had her sights set on becoming a millionaire, but that hasn’t stopped the defense from airing the explosive claims about Andrea Constand in the court of public opinion.With Cosby’s sexual assault retrial heading for deliberations this week, the 80-year-old comedian’s lawyers and publicists are increasingly playing to an audience of millions, not just the 12 people deciding his fate.They’re hitting at Constand’s credibility in the media with attacks that Judge Steven O’Neill is deeming too prejudicial or irrelevant for court, and they’re holding daily press briefings portraying Cosby as the victim of an overzealous … [Read more...] about Bill Cosby’s defense team focuses on swaying public opinion, not jurors
by MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press Bill Cosby arrives for his sexual assault trial, Monday, April 23, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Jurors weren't allowed to hear testimony that Bill Cosby's chief accuser was once hooked on hallucinogenic mushrooms or had her sights set on becoming a millionaire, but that hasn't stopped the defense from airing the explosive claims about Andrea Constand in the court of public opinion. With Cosby's sexual assault retrial heading for deliberations this week, the 80-year-old comedian's lawyers and publicists are increasingly playing to an audience of millions, not just the 12 people deciding his fate. They're hitting at Constand's credibility in the media with attacks that Judge Steven O'Neill are deeming too prejudicial or irrelevant for court, and they're holding daily press briefings portraying Cosby as the victim of an overzealous prosecutor and an unjust legal … [Read more...] about Cosby defense team lobs attacks in court of public opinion