Poll: 68% Of Americans Favor Businesses That Show Support For LGBTQ Equality

Last June, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of anti-LGBTQ baker, Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop, many saw the decision as a symbolic setback for the LGBTQ community.

But a new Harris Poll shows a majority of Americans feels the federal government and private sector should do more to protect LGBTQ rights.

The survey of over 2,000 U.S. adults indicates 70% support a federal law protecting LGBTQ people from discrimination in housing, employment, public accommodations and credit.

Respondents overwhelmingly said businesses should not discriminate against people based on their sexual orientation (81%) or their gender identity (80%).

In fact, 75% of Americans feel that when a business opens it’s doors to the public, everyone should be served equally.

The poll also showed 68% of Americans say they would favor, and be more likely to shop at, businesses that openly support LGBTQ equality.

But its not all sunny news, as 20% of of those polled believe businesses should be able to deny services based on race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion or disability.

And 25% say business owners should be allowed to refuse services to certain customers if that would be in opposition to their religious beliefs.

Last November, a campaign known as Open To All was launched in order to boost awareness of discriminatory business practices.

Businesses who support the campaign make public their pledge to treat everyone fairly and can display signs in their windows with the hashtag #OpenToAll.

Donald Trump’s Disapproval Ratings Hit New High

A new Washington Post/ABC News poll shows Trump's disapproval rating has hit a new high of 60%.
Donald Trump

While Donald Trump loves breaking records, this is one he may not be boasting about.

A new Washington Post/ABC News poll shows Trump’s disapproval rating has hit a new high of 60%.

Only 36% of respondents approve of the job Trump is doing as president.

Slightly more Americans disapprove of how Trump is handling the economy: 47% disapprove, 45% approve.

Although Trump promised to ‘drain the swamp,’ 45% of Americans feel corruption in DC has increased; only 13% feel corruption has decreased; 39% believe its remained the same.

A solid majority (63%) support the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller; only 29% oppose.

More than half (53%) believe Trump somehow participated in obstructing Mueller’s investigation; 35% don’t believe he did.

When it comes to former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort, a decisive 67% believe the charges and guilty verdicts were justified; only 17% disagree.

And similar numbers come into play when asked about a possible pardon for Manfort – 66% oppose a pardon for the convicted felon, 18% support a pardon.

And, almost half of Americans (49%) feel Congress should begin impeachment proceedings; 46% oppose the idea.

So. Much. Winning.

Read the full results of the poll at this link.

Poll Of 97,000 Americans Shows Trump Approval Drops To Record Low

Donald Trump may have thought his “yuuuuge tax cuts” legislation would make it popular, but he’s actually dropped in terms of job approval according to Morning Consult to the lowest point of his presidency.

The latest Morning Consult poll, surveying over 97,000 Americans across all 50 states, puts his approval at just 41%.

From Morning Consult:

The new data — compiled from surveys conducted March 1 to March 31 among 97,693 registered voters in every state and Washington, D.C. — shows 41 percent of registered voters approving and 54 percent disapproving of Trump’s job performance, surpassing previous monthly lows from October and November, when 42 percent approved and 53 percent took the opposing view.

This marks a 4-point net decline from February (43% approval, 52% disapproval), and surpasses his previous monthly lows from October and November when 42% approved and 53% disapproved.

The changes were driven mainly by a loss of enthusiasm among the president’s independent and Republican supporters: Strong approval for Trump was down 2 points among GOP voters, to 45 percent, and 1 point among independents, to 13 percent.

Trump remains underwater in crucial battleground states: President Trump also saw his approval marks decline in key Senate battleground states in March. Here’s where Trump stands in key battleground states:

• Ohio: (46% approve, 50% disapprove) (-5 percentage point change since February)
• Montana: (50% approve, 46% disapprove) (-5 net change)
• Arizona: (48% approve, 49% disapprove) (-4 net change)

Click here for more info including an interactive map of the U.S. where you can see Trump’s approval changes over time since his inauguration.

CNN Poll: Trump’s Approval Rating Hits Historical Low

According to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS, only 38% of those polled approve of Donald Trump’s handling of the presidency, while 56% say they disapprove.

Only one other president at the six-month mark of their presidency has notched an approval rating below 50% at this point since modern polling began: Bill Clinton. At this point in 1993, Clinton had an approval rating of 44%, still 8 points better than the Trumpster.

The high 30s is where Trump seems to average when it comes to approval numbers.

But there is a troubling issue in this survey’s results for Trump. Among Republicans, strong approval has dropped by double digits – from 73% in February to 59% now. That signifies a drop of 14 points among his base.

More from the poll:

• Only 24% of Americans trust everything that comes out of the White House; 30% say they trust “nothing at all” from the Trump White House

• Just 43% believe Trump can “bring the kind of change the country needs,” down from 48% in April

• Only 39% feel Trump “can manage the government effectively,” down from 44% in April

• Just 36% say the Trump presidency is a success thus far versus 59% who say Trump is failing. At this point in their respective presidencies, both Obama and George W. Bush were considered “successful” by most Americans (51% for Obama; 56% for Bush)

• 62% say Trump’s actions and statements since taking office have made them less confident in him

• 59% say Trump isn’t paying enough attention to the country’s most critical issues

New Poll Shows Hillary Clinton In Double-Digit Lead Over Donald Trump

In a head-to-head general election matchup, Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump 51% – 39% among registered voters nationwide, according to the latest Washington Post/ABC News poll:

This is Clinton’s largest lead in Post/ABC polling since last fall, and a dramatic reversal from last month’s survey, which found the race nearly even, with Trump at 46 percent and Clinton at 44 percent.

The same poll showed President Obama’s approval rating at 56% — its highest level in Washington Post polling since May 2011, after the killing of Osama bin Laden.

Obama is more popular now than Republicans George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush in the waning months of their presidencies.

Additionally, the June 20-24 Reuters/Ipsos poll also showed Clinton in double-digits over Trump 46.6% – 33.3%.

Poll: Hillary Clinton Leads Donald Trump In Double Digits

From Reuters:

Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 11 points in the U.S. presidential race, showing little change after she became the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee this week, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday.

The online poll, conducted from Monday to Friday, shows 46 percent of likely voters support Clinton while 34.8 percent back Trump. Another 19.2 percent support neither candidate. Their parties hold conventions in July ahead of a Nov. 8 election.

HIllary Clinton Wins “Scruff” Poll

Popular dating app, Scruff, held it’s own completely unscientific survey to see which Democratic candidate it’s users support.

From NBC:

According to Scruff, the popular dating app for gay and bisexual men, nearly 60 percent of the 1,011 “likely voters” who responded to the survey are throwing their support behind Clinton, compared with 34 percent who support Sanders.

One sub-group Sanders did do particularly well with in the survey was younger gay and bisexual men. Seventy-six percent of 18-24 year olds surveyed said they support the Vermont senator.

Clinton, however, captured more of the “leather,” “daddy” and “bear” support.

Hillary Clinton Leads By 18 Points In New USA Today/Suffolk University Poll

In the latest USA Today/Suffolk University poll, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton still leads Sen. Bernie Sanders by 18 points.

Clinton garners 43% of support from likely voters, while Sanders gets 23% and an announced Vice-President Biden gets 20%.

The poll also shows that Democratic voter by a margin of 54%-34% feel the announced six Democratic debates are sufficient, and don’t feel the need for more. Some candidates have argued that the six is too limiting.

I personally think six is plenty. If the candidates can’t communicate their positions in about 12 hours of TV time, then they need to think more about their message.

Half Of Britain’s Young Adults Say They Aren’t “100% Heterosexual”

A new survey by YouGov reveals nearly half of Britain’s 18-24 year-olds say they don’t identify as 100% heterosexual.

From YouGov:

Asked to plot themselves on a ‘sexuality scale’, 23% of British people choose something other than 100% heterosexual – and the figure rises to 49% among 18-24 year olds Invented by Alfred Kinsey in the 1940s, the Kinsey scale plots individuals on a range of sexual dispositions from exclusively heterosexual at 0 through to exclusively homosexual at 6.

Where the original study had a large number of methods for placing people, YouGov simply asked people to place themselves on the sexuality scale.

Taken as a whole, 72% of the British public place themselves at the completely heterosexual end of the scale, while 4% put themselves at the completely homosexual end and 19% say they are somewhere in between – classed as bisexual in varying degrees by Kinsey.

Of the people that do place themselves in this 1-5 area, the majority incline away from homosexuality – 15% are closer to the heterosexual end, 2% directly in the middle and 2% are closer to the homosexual end.

With each generation, people see their sexuality as less fixed in stone. The results for 18-24 year-olds are particularly striking, as 43% place themselves in the non-binary area between 1 and 5 and 52% place themselves at one end or the other. Of these, only 46% say they are completely heterosexual and 6% as completely homosexual.

Poll: Trump Tops GOP Hopefuls But Fares Worst Against Hillary Clinton

There’s good and bad news for Donald Trump in the latest USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll.

While Trump has surged 6 points since the June poll, putting him on top of the current field of GOP presidential hopefuls, the survey also shows that he is the weakest competitor in regard to Democrat Hillary Clinton.

In a hypothetical matchup, Trump loses to Clinton by 17 points (51%-34%), while former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush trails by only four points nationwide, 46%-42%.

The other five top GOP contenders also do better than Trump with Sen. Marco Rubio trailing Clinton by 6 points; former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee by 8 points; Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker by 9 points; Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul by 10 points; and neurosurgeon Ben Carson by 13 points.

Poll results also show Trump has a huge deficit in term of unfavorable/favorable impression – 61% of those surveyed have an unfavorable impression of him, 23% hold a favorable one. That means a net-negative rating of 38 points. Jeb Bush’s favorable-unfavorable rating is 35%-42%.

USA TODAY’s Susan Page also notes that while many of the other Republicans in the race are still introducing themselves to the American people, Trump’s name recognition is already high. This indicates that he may not have much more room to rise in the polls.