Rasmussen: What Americans Are Saying

2022 May 14
by bc3b

About once a month we provide you with what people are saying, according to Rasmussen Reports.Sadly, these findings indicate that approximately 1/3 of Americans are far-left and will support anything Joe Biden and the Democrats do, even if it negatively impacts them and their families (e.g., inflation).

But, what are your thoughts about these topics, immigration, rising crime, etc.?

Hat tip Rasmussen Reports

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  1. 2022 May 14 5:21 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Interestingly (but not surprisingly), Fox News gives Brandon more favorable approval ratings than CNN.

  2. 2022 May 14 7:12 pm
    mpt permalink

    But, what are your thoughts about these topics, immigration, rising crime, etc.?

    My thoughts are that Clubber Lane said it best…

  3. 2022 May 14 7:43 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    I *think* house prices will be affected by the econ cross currents and higher interest rates.
    I’m already hearing that foot traffic is down. With stock prices down, fewer have cash for a down payment.

    If housing cools, financial industry jobs evaporate. Appliance sales, same.
    High gas prices hit household budgets and reduce non-core spending. Tourism dims too.

    People always predict doomsday. We’re not there. But we might be on the way.

  4. 2022 May 15 1:08 am
    bc3b permalink

    Don’t know if you have been following the Pennsylvania GOP senate primary, but both Fox News and Newsmax have been covering this like I have never seen a state primary covered by the national media.

    Both tiresome, bloviating Sean Hannity and Newsmax’s Greg Kelly have launched an all-out attack on Kathy Barnette, a black conservative who is rapidly gaining ground on Hannity’s and Kelly’s favorite – Dr. Oz.

    I haven’t watched FNC for about 7-8 years, but do occasionally pick up Tucker Carlson and Greg Gutfeld on youtube.com.

    I gave Newsmax a on-month trial and came away disappointed. It’s become a FNC clone – just an uglier wh0re in a dirty, tattered dress.

    I don’t trust Newsmax’s CEO Chris Ruddy, a friend of the Clintons and Clinton Foundation donor, any more than I trust the Murdochs.

    Newsmax fired one of its prime-time hosts (for refusing the jab) and replaced him with colorless, talentless Mercedes Schlapp, the wife of the RINO who heads the American Conservative Union.

    If you haven’t seen Hannity lately, he looks like a beached whale.

  5. 2022 May 15 5:47 am
    drdog09 permalink


    Might want to give this guy a listen — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoaBEU9z36U&t=4s — CA realtor, I think is located somewhere around the LA basin area.

  6. 2022 May 15 6:14 am
    justrand permalink

    Biden’s “approval rating” is buoyed by non-stop cheerleading, obfuscation, and outright lying from the media.

    Trump’s approval rating (per the polls) was HIGHER, despite them using their tools 24×7 to destroy him.

  7. 2022 May 15 7:06 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Not surprising — https://uncanceled.news/people-who-pushed-idea-of-universal-vaccination-are-guilty-of-crimes-against-humanity-former-pfizer-vp/ — But I have noticed a slight trend of late. Those that mandated The Vaxx are now white washing the effects and their involvement in doing so.

    Fact the whole move to make WHO the uber decider of plandemic is so there is an external straw man to hide behind. “We have to do it because WHO demanded it.” All the while they are wringing their hands in glee for the decision. Bastards.

  8. 2022 May 15 7:59 am
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    I’m liking Alfonso Peccatiello (Alf)’s website lately. has some good podcast or rather daily spiels


  9. 2022 May 15 8:07 am
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Alf does a macro trading view interview on blockworks each sunday

  10. 2022 May 15 8:24 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    Slovakia posts regulations on food exports
    “Slovakia’s food is for Slovakians”

    Unrest and demonstrations rise in Iran as many citizens fall below the “breadline” due to rising price of wheat

  11. 2022 May 15 8:46 am
    drdog09 permalink

    We Camp 1369 folks are on the menu — https://cdn.mrctv.org/videos/480/480-480p.mp4 — Scarborough calls us ‘Shit house rats’.

  12. 2022 May 15 8:59 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    5, yeah. Sensible but depressing.

    Builders rushing to market so they don’t arrive too late.
    Interest rates rising.
    Recession likely.

    Those are given. And all depress the market.

    Additionally, these are likely–
    Late comers can’t make payments after rates adjust higher. The guy advises that you can lose money if you buy at the wrong time, but the really bad losses that can hurt you are from forced selling …
    Late comers can’t make payments and prospective new buyers reevaluate after net worth plummets due to stock market losses.

  13. 2022 May 15 9:56 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    Interesting amateur vid on UA usage of trenches in the war.
    One ad (you can skip over), about 15 min and the guy has a cool Slavic accent and a dramatic way of speaking.

  14. 2022 May 15 12:15 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Nice section on Disney. Sounds like a lot of work though. I wonder if Americans are up to the job, or if they’ve gotten too soft over the years.

    Laying Siege to the Institutions
    Chris Rufo

    With public institutions like K-12 education, another crucial step is to decentralize them. It is centralization and bureaucratization that makes it possible for a minority of activists to take control and impose their ideologies. Decentralizing means reducing federal and state controls in favor of local control—and it ultimately means something like universal school choice, placing power in parents’ hands. Too many parents today have no escape mechanism from substandard schools controlled by leftist ideologues. Universal school choice—meaning that public education funding goes directly to parents rather than schools—would fix that.

    Conservatives have for too long been resistant to attacking the credibility of our institutions. Trust in institutions is a natural conservative tendency. But conservatives need to stop focusing on abstract concepts and open their eyes.

  15. 2022 May 15 12:23 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    Worst are the folks who use their house like a piggy bank doing refis and second loans. They find themselves in a negative equity situation when the market goes soft. Forced to sell but lose their shirts or have to bring money to the table to close a sale. Many just hand in the keys at that point.

  16. 2022 May 15 2:02 pm
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    I would think we are already in a recession. It’s defined as two quarters w negative gdp growth if i remem. First q was already negative. Wouldnt doubt same this q.

  17. 2022 May 15 2:37 pm
    mpt permalink

    16 – I think you are right. Seeing a lot of problems at my company related to screwed-up supply chains driving costs 2x to 10x on what used to be readily available components, skyrocketing transportation costs, and great difficulty hiring qualified people to handle our growth. Seems all our suppliers and partner companies from around the nation are having similar issues. Promises of future delivery of critical components to our business are becoming increasingly unreliable. As far as I can tell the situation is slowly getting worse, not better.

    Continued GDP growth against such headwinds seems very unlikely if businesses are experiencing the same issues we are.

  18. 2022 May 15 2:40 pm
    mpt permalink

    Scarborough calls us ‘Shit house rats’.

    Are they good eating? Asking for a friend…

  19. 2022 May 15 2:58 pm
    mpt permalink

    “Slovakia’s food is for Slovakians”

    The EU is a joke. The fact that barriers to border crossings between member nations went up overnight due to Covid demonstrated how united the European Union really is.

    Whatever unity there is will be severely tested in the coming months of fuel and food shortages. When it becomes painfully obvious that some member nations (ie. the richer ones such as Germany and France) are more equal than other other member nations cohesion of the union will become problematic.

    Another sign that things aren’t going well for the EU:

    Euro sliding towards dollar parity for the first time in 20 years
    The euro is on the verge of US dollar parity for the first time in two decades. Europe’s common currency has already slumped to a five-year low near $1.03, buckling from a rush into the greenback as a haven from market turmoil and on the war in Ukraine. That’s led the likes of HSBC Holdings Plc and RBC Capital Markets to predict the two will hit parity in 2022.


  20. 2022 May 16 2:53 am
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    A lot of the impetus for the high 8.3% cpi that recently came out was actually from “owners equivalent rent”, which is the Fed’s euphemism for housing costs. Alf was saying that it lags housing cost increased by 12 or 15 months or so hence he was saying realistically the Fed needs the housing market to cool off or likely even go down a little bit if it wants to bring down what is driving inflation at the moment.

  21. 2022 May 16 5:29 am
    drdog09 permalink

    “Are they good eating? Asking for a friend…”

    I don’t know. Only saw it on a menu once. Must be a seasonal catch kind of thing.

  22. 2022 May 16 5:33 am
    drdog09 permalink


    Already too late for that kind of action by the Fed. With mtg rates hovering in the 5.2% range many of the current signed builder agreements will not be fulfilled. Most of the major metros are already seeing lengthening periods for properties on the market. Then there is the market overhang that has not fallen yet by the likes of BlackRock to hit the market.

  23. 2022 May 16 5:38 am
    drdog09 permalink

    “… its the person with the gun” — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-2OhWzBdT0 — Thank God. There are still Americans with some common sense.

  24. 2022 May 16 5:42 am
    drdog09 permalink

    “Hell is paved with good intentions” — https://dailycaller.com/2022/05/15/greenpeace-solar-farm-india-cattle-shed-renewable-energy/ — Yep, even ‘green’ has to be maintained and it ain’t cheap.

  25. 2022 May 16 6:18 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    MIT allowing Covid conference/teach-in? They were denying only last month despite Steve Kirsch having once made a large donation to the school ($25M? $75M?) in the past.


    Good to see Scott Atlas participating. His book is worth reading but, being topical, better to get from the library than buy outright.

  26. 2022 May 16 6:21 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    “A lot of the impetus for the high 8.3% cpi that recently came out was actually from “owners equivalent rent”, which is the Fed’s euphemism for housing costs.”

    I’m no expert on the internals of that statistic but I’ve heard many commentators say it is laughable and understates inflation by a lot.

  27. 2022 May 16 6:54 am

  28. 2022 May 16 7:08 am
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Some of these valuations though. Coinbase down -85% so far.

    I’m sure a lot of ppl want to buy this stuff, but there is no reason to think that anything is going to get better in near term

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