BREAKING NEWS: Larry Johnson is writing a post on the momentous events in Egypt. I can’t wait to see what Larry has to say. In the meantime, here are some fascinating results of Rasmussen Reports’ latest polls:
First: Rasmussen’s Daily Presidential Tracking Poll: Romney 48%, Obama 43% , June 24, 2012: 41% are certain they will vote for Romney and 7% are likely but could still change their minds. Obama’s numbers are 35% certain and 8% likely.
Second: Consumer Confidence Falls to Lowest Level Since January: “The Rasmussen Consumer Index, which measures consumer confidence on a daily basis, dropped two more points on Sunday to 80.2. The Consumer Index is down five points from a week ago, down ten points from a month ago, and down 11 points from three months ago.”
Third (and fascinating): 22% Believe Government Has Consent of Governed … From Rasmussen’s article:
Democrats are happier with the status quo than Republicans and voters not affiliated with either of the major parties when it comes to the current Congress and the federal government.
One of the central tenets of the Declaration of Independence is that governments derive “their just powers from the consent of the governed.” Only 22% of the nation’s likely voters believe the government today has such consent.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds a wide partisan gap on the question. Democrats are evenly divided as to whether or not the government has the consent needed for legitimacy. Only eight percent (8%) Republicans and 21% of unaffiliated voters believe it does. …
(Read all of 22% Believe Government Has Consent of Governed.”)
Fourth: “32% Think 100,000 Cut in Federal Workforce Would Help Economy“: Interesting that most Americans don’t want to cut federal government jobs.