Category: Polls

Americans Nix War Against North Korea

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(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Many adults in the United States are not in favour of a military invasion of North Korea in the event of a war in the Korean Peninsula, according to a poll by Angus Reid Public…

Chávez aims to retain control of legislature

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Election Date: September 26, 2010 At stake: National Assembly Background A country deeply divided in followers and detractors of an eccentric president, Venezuela is also the fifth largest oil exporter in the world. A populist left-wing government has led the…

Half of Americans Would Deport All Illegal Residents

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(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – More people in the United States are expressing support for deporting all illegal immigrants currently working in the country, according to a poll by Angus Reid Public Opinion. 50 per cent of respondents share this…

Australia politics: Snap election

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FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT Australia’s new prime minister, Julia Gillard, has called a general election for August 21st. The move comes less than a month after she replaced Kevin Rudd as the head of the ruling Labor Party—a leadership…

Japan: Kan faces first test as Prime Minister

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Election Date: July 11, 2010 At stake: House of Councillors Background After World War II ended, Japan’s foremost body of law was re-written during the American occupation. Article 9 of the Constitution literally states that, “The Japanese people forever renounce…

Sweden: Reinfeldt faces Sahlin in battle of coalitions

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Election Date: September 14, 2010 At stake: Diet Background Once the dominant power in the region, Sweden ceded its control over Finland in 1809 and dissolved its union with Norway in 1905. While it remained officially neutral through both world…

Most Venezuelans Want Chávez Out in 2012

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(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Most people in Venezuela are hoping to see president Hugo Chávez leave in 2012 when his current term expires, according to a poll by Hinterlaces. 64 per cent of respondents want Chávez to step down…

Rwanda Election: Kagame will run; U.S. criticizes process

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Election Date: August 9, 2010 At stake: President Background Rwanda was a Belgian colony until Jul.1, 1962. In the 1930s, Belgian rulers demanded that people carry identification containing their ethnic descent: Hutu or Tutsi. Rwanda’s two main ethnicities became infamous…

Most Americans Endorse Terrorist Expatriation Act

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(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – A large proportion of people in the United States would support a proposed law that would strip all Americans with links to terrorist organizations of their U.S. citizenship, according to a poll by Angus Reid…

Obama Approval Drops to 46% in United States

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(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Public support for Barack Obama fell slightly last month in the United States, according to a poll by Angus Reid Public Opinion. 46 per cent of respondents approve of their president’s performance, down two points…