Posts Tagged ‘polls’
Philadelphia Increasingly Unpopular in Pennsyltucky

Philadelphia Increasingly Unpopular in Pennsyltucky

So, here’s something: With Public Policy Polling getting all over Pennsylvania lately, what with Attorney General polls, presidential polls, Biden polls, black and white polls, one that may have gotten lost in the shuffle is a city poll. People are moving back to cities, apparently, but Pennsylvania doesn’t necessarily approve of all the cities to which people...

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Rep. Tony Payton, PA Dems Hold Obama Campaign Call on Student Loans

Rep. Tony Payton, PA Dems Hold Obama Campaign Call on Student Loans

Fer Gregory / Shutterstock The Obama Campaign held a conference call today with Philadelphia State Rep. Tony Payton and Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord over student loan rates, which are scheduled to increase in July. “If Congress fails to act by July 1st, the interest rates on those loans for those 7 million students is set to double—meaning 7 million...

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Committee of Seventy: Voter Claims Babette Josephs Is Campaigning Inside Polling Place

Committee of Seventy: Voter Claims Babette Josephs Is Campaigning Inside Polling Place

As Philadelphia Weekly has been telling you about since forever, there is a tough race going on between State Rep. Babette Josephs and challenger Brian Sims in the 182nd District. Earlier Today, the Committee of Seventy sent out their Election Day report with complaints they’ve been receiving. One of which was about Josephs possibly violating campaign rules. “A...

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Seventy Volunteer on Importance of Voter ID Education

Seventy Volunteer on Importance of Voter ID Education

Faye Anderson is volunteering for '70.' Faye Anderson, who we last spoke to about her web-based Voter ID app Cost of Freedom, is out volunteering for the Committee of Seventy outside polling places today. Their mission: Inform the public on the new Voter ID law. She says while she’s been handing out the Seventy fliers she was given—which explain which...

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Committee of 70 Holding Training Sessions for Voter ID Education

Committee of 70 Holding Training Sessions for Voter ID Education

The Committee of Seventy notes its Voter ID coalition will be sending “trained non-partisan volunteers to every city polling place to talk to voters about the Voter ID law” during the April 24 primary, during which time you do not necessarily need ID, but you will be asked for it and told to bring one in November. They’ll be holding training sessions for...

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DAILY GRINDER: Priest Abuse Case Gets Sicker

Priest abuse cases are always bad. Sure. But there’s something about the Philadelphia case, specifically, that sort of makes me throw up a little, each time I read about it. Maybe it’s the detailed, alleged maniacal perversion of the individual, uncharged priests who will never see the inside of a jail cell or that Cardinal Lynn apparently let it all happen....

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DAILY GRINDER: Philly Rep. Wants to Crack down on Porn–In Cars!

DAILY GRINDER: Philly Rep. Wants to Crack down on Porn–In Cars!

Mobile peepshow. So, the 2011-2012 legislative session in Harrisburg has seen 3,628 bills introduced, and 164 signed into law. Many of those bills not signed into law (and some that were) are downright ridiculous. For instance, Sen. Gene Yaw wants to make “the venomous 6-foot Timber Rattlesnake” Pennsylvania’s official state reptile. (They have...

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Election 2012: Santorum Says ‘Poll Shows We can Beat Obama’

Election 2012: Santorum Says ‘Poll Shows We can Beat Obama’

"Let's play a game. It's called 'I win'." Presidential candidate Rick Santorum has a new message on the campaign trail: Don’t worry about the math, unless we’re talking about polls. And in that case, he says, he can beat Barack Obama in November and Mitt Romney can’t. So, really, what’s the point of the primaries at all? “In...

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New Poll: Obama OVER Santorum, Romney in Pennsylvania

According to a new Muhlenberg College/Morning Call poll of 625 Pennsylvania voters, Keystone voters are increasingly viewing the GOP field with disgust and considering the possibility of four more years of Barack Obama as the president of the United States. The poll, which was conducted between February 15 and February 21, had a 4 percent margin of error and...

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Pew Releases New Research Polling on Crime, Nutter

As Philadelphia garners its Number 1 spot on the list of most violent cities in the United States, the Pew Charitable Trusts Philadelphia Research Center went out to figure the public’s opinion about said violence and the mayor (among other things). The big news: We generally like the way Mayor Michael Nutter is dealing. His approval rating in the city is at...

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