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
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A poll on public lands from the University of Montana generated quite a bit of controversy recently. In fact, most of the poll was a yawner — it found Montanans really like our public land, want more public input on its management and recognize that it benefits our economy. In other news, Montanans strongly support mom and apple pie too.Really only one question generated all the controversy. It had to do with Wilderness Study Areas (WSAs), and has been criticized as being slanted and misleading. I have to agree.The question revolves around legislation sponsored U.S. Sen. Steve Daines and U.S. Congressman Greg Gianforte that would release several WSAs in Montana. These areas have been studied by federal scientists and deemed “not suitable” to be declared full-blown Wilderness.Though the study phase of this process was completed, because the WSA status of the areas was never released by Congress, they’ve been treated as de facto Wilderness, some for as long as 40 … [Read more...] about Public lands poll misses mark on wilderness study area question
A poll on public lands from the University of Montana generated quite a bit of controversy recently. In fact, most of the poll was a yawner — it found Montanans really like our public land, want more public input on its management, and recognize that it benefits our economy. In other news, Montanans strongly support mom and apple pie too.Really only one question generated all the controversy. I’ll get to that in a moment, but first I want to highlight the most important result from the poll, which was completely ignored in the media coverage.When asked point blank, without any supporting arguments, 71 percent of the poll respondents said they would oppose adding additional wilderness in Montana.That finding is significant because it gets to the heart of how Montanans view public land — we love our public land and want it protected, but we also want it actively managed and accessible for multiple types of use.That brings us to the controversial question regarding WSAs. … [Read more...] about Public lands poll misses mark on WSA question
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?
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest 'Vegetable questions' and corny fun: The iconic Iowa Poll turns 75 Seventy-five years of scientific polling leaves a long trail of lettuce, plastic deer and Iowans in hell. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Kyle Munson, [email protected] Published 8:38 a.m. CT April 16, 2018 | Updated 12:33 p.m. CT April 17, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE One way to put 75 years of the Iowa Poll into perspective is to start by discussing another Register feature that gave voice to the rabble. I use … [Read more...] about ‘Vegetable questions’ and corny fun: The iconic Iowa Poll turns 75
Supported by Australia By JACQUELINE WILLIAMSAPRIL 9, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story SYDNEY, Australia — Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of Australia has accomplished a dubious feat: for the 30th straight time, an opinion poll placed his governing Liberal Party behind the opposition, intensifying pressure on the embattled leader as he confronts a tide of stubborn scandals.The Newspoll, one of the country’s most respected political polls, was the same survey that Mr. Turnbull used to justify forcing his predecessor, Tony Abbott, from office in 2015.Mr. Turnbull’s poor showing in the latest poll, released Sunday, marks what experts describe as a rare moment in the country’s political history: The government hasn’t won a single Newspoll since the day of its election two and a half years ago.Faced with the troublesome poll results, Mr. Turnbull said he was meeting expectations on another front: … [Read more...] about Australia’s Prime Minister Just Can’t Win an Opinion Poll
McLEAN, Va. -- In an anonymous industrial park in Virginia, in an unassuming brick building, the CIA is following tweets -- up to 5 million a day. At the agency's Open Source Center, a team known affectionately as the "vengeful librarians" also pores over Facebook, newspapers, TV news channels, local radio stations, Internet chat rooms -- anything overseas that anyone can access and contribute to openly. From Arabic to Mandarin Chinese, from an angry tweet to a thoughtful blog, the analysts gather the information, often in native tongue. They cross-reference it with the local newspaper or a clandestinely intercepted phone conversation. From there, they build a picture sought by the highest levels at the White House, giving a real-time peek, for example, at the mood of a region after the Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden or perhaps a prediction of which Mideast nation seems ripe for revolt. Yes, they saw the uprising in Egypt coming; they just didn't know exactly when … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo CIA tapping social networks to gauge public opinion
President Trump is coming to Cincinnati on Monday to pitch his new tax law as a boon for America’s economy.Polls show the nation has warmed to the law since Republicans approved it in December, but Trump still has some work to do. A majority of Americans remain skeptical the tax overhaul will help them or the broader economy, recent surveys say.The effort to turn public opinion is crucial because Trump and his fellow Republicans have made the law the cornerstone of their campaign to hold on to power after the November midterm elections. More: First Lady Melania Trump visiting Cincinnati Children's Hospital Monday More: Make America late again: Routes to avoid during President Trump's Monday visit to Cincinnati More: Wait, can Air Force One land at Lunken? The president expects to find a friendly audience here, just as he did when he held rallies in Greater Cincinnati during and after the presidential campaign in 2016. He won Ohio by 8 percentage … [Read more...] about Donald Trump and Republicans need to improve public opinion of tax bill
BENTONVILLE -- Benton County officials may seek professional help to discern voters' attitudes about a planned courts building and how to pay for it. The Quorum Court, at its Jan. 5 Committee of the Whole meeting, waived competitive bidding requirements if the county chooses to hire someone for the project. County Judge Barry Moehring said he wants information on the public's overall awareness of the problems with the county's court facilities and voters' perception of different ways of paying for the proposed $25 million courts building. The project would survey residents 18 and older, from cities and unincorporated areas, if approved. The county has asked for proposals with a cost not to exceed $50,000. The county has been working on a courts building for several years. Plans call for a building on Second Street in downtown Bentonville. The justices of the peace have discussed funding options such as cutting the budget to cover the cost of a bond issue; using fines, fees and … [Read more...] about Benton County eyes opinion poll on courts building
On Monday afternoon, Gov. Doug Ducey will deliver his State of the State address, explaining once again how he’s a big, big supporter of public education. Big.Just not big enough, sadly, to stop cutting taxes and instead make the needed investment in the schools attended by 95 percent of Arizona’s children.I hope I’m wrong about that.I hope this governor will listen to the business leaders he tapped in 2015 to sit on his Classrooms First Initiative Council, asking them to propose changes to the school funding formula to get more money into the classroom.After more than a year of study, the council’s chairman, Kitchell Corp. CEO Jim Swanson, concluded that there’s no way to grow out of the financial hole in which our schools currently reside.Twenty-five years of budget cuts – cuts that total $4 billion in lost revenue, according to ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business – have left the state simply unable to properly fund the … [Read more...] about Roberts: Will Doug Ducey do more than SAY he supports public schools?