Saturday Survey Shows Moderate Support for Obama Among Progressives

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As we gear up for the long march to November’s election, many of us are struggling with this choice about the Obama campaign, prompting us to launch our LA Progressive survey last Saturday.

Obama and Leftists Survey — Question 5

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After the November election, how will America look in the coming four years?

Obama and Leftists Survey — Question 4

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Occupy and Democrats: dating, marriage, just friends?

Obama and Leftists Survey — Question 3

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How best can the progressive community move the Democratic Party leftward?

Obama and Leftists Survey — Question 2

Q2 Given the antics of the cavalcade of clowns vying for the Republican presidential nomination, what do you this election cycle? I’m not sure things would get worse than they are under Obama. The same thing that will happen if Barack Bush wins. Economic inequality will continue to increase; wars will be never ending The [...]

Obama and Leftists Survey — Question 1

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As a progressive (or liberal or lefty), will you support President Barack Obama’s re-election?

Saturday Survey: Legalize Marijuana?

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As should come as no great surprise from a survey about legalizing marijuana from a progressive political magazine, an overwhelming majority in our latest LA Progressive survey support the legalization of marijuana. Fully 80% of the 126 people who responded strongly support outright legalization of marijuana, with another 16% mildly supporting legalization. Just 2.4% oppose. [...]

Saturday Survey: Legalize Marijuana? — All Comments

All write-in survey responses to marijuana legalization survey.

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Occupy LA 2.0: Hey, Bro!

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Dick Price: As a military maneuver, the “Occupy LA Eviction” will doubtless become a much-read chapter for policing civic disorder. As a primer on how political leaders engage civil unrest? Sorry. Birdcage lining so far.

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Saturday Survey: Sports & Society

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Survey Saturday: Response was overwhelmingly opposed to the construction of the proposed Farmers Field in Downtown Los Angeles.

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Survey Saturday: Voting Rights for the Formerly Incarcerated

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Survey Saturday: Here in California, people who have a felony conviction are only barred from voting if they are still in state prison or on parole.

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Survey Saturday: Occupy Your Mama

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Survey Saturday: With upwards of ten thousand Occupy protesters flooding through downtown Oakland yesterday to close shipping facilities there and organizers here in Los Angeles planning a full teach-in weekend with the likes of Robert Reich and Robert Scheer, the Occupy Movement has the world’s attention.

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Saturday Survey: America’s Death Penalty Derby

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Saturday Survey: Keeping its lead in the nation’s death penalty derby, Texas yesterday conducted its twelfth execution this year, putting a mentally impaired Frank Garcia to death for killing Hector Garcia, a police officer, ten years ago. In line with another execution yesterday in Texas, this week’s poll gathered your thoughts on the effectiveness and morality of the death penalty in America.

Survey Saturday: Lame Stream?

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Saturday Survey: Much more common (51%) was the thought that mainstream media is corporate owned, so they are wise to downplay or belittle anything that might upset the economic apple cart. And 35% thought today’s journalists much too closely identify with wealthy elites, which slants their coverage of things like Occupy Wall Street.

Lamestream Media Survey Comments

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Journalism lost much of its edge when it became a profession, not a trade. And tightening budgets make it doubly hard on reporters who now must work online AND in print. But the accumulation of all media in just a few, huge corporate hands means journalism will never again protect democracy as it once did.

Saturday Survey: The Beginning

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Overall, LA Progressive readers who took this survey are quite enthusiastic about Occupy America’s potential. Five or 10 years from now, most think we’ll look back upon these days fondly

Saturday Survey: Progressive Winds

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President Obama has adopted notably harder rhetoric during his nationwide campaign to drum up support for his jobs bill. A near majority (45.5%) feel this will be an effective way to rally support for the Obama re-election campaign.

2010 Resolutions

In our LA Progressive survey that ran from 30 December 2009 to 2 January 2010, we asked our readers to name a political leader they admire and write a 2010 resolution for that person. Here are the results from that survey. Below is the full list of responses:

Survey Results: Go Left, Young Man!

Poll Wars

Dick Price & Sharon Kyle: After riding a euphoric crest of progressive support into the White House last year, President Barack Obama faces a very different challenge going into 2010: Regaining the trust and support of his own political base.

Survey Results Obama’s First Year

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Thanks for participating in the last survey of 2009.  We will publish a compilation of the text narratives you provided in our newsletter.  But if you’d like to take a look at how the survey results are shaping up click the link below. This survey will close on January 3, 2010 – which means these [...]

2009 Year-End Progressive Survey

Every year the LA Progressive conducts surveys to get reader feedback.  This survey collects feedback on the performance of the Obama administration during its first year.    This survey closes at end of day on January 3, 2010.  You can participate by  clicking  here.

Obama Brought the Word, But Will Congress Listen?

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For those of who believe, as we do, that the tepid healthcare reforms rising to the top right now will either be too weak to benefit Americans who need help the most or will benefit most the insurance companies and others who already profit handsomely by withholding life-giving care, this is the time to press forward universal healthcare options that will actually solve the country’s healthcare crisis.

An Argument for Medical Marijuana

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I’m a medical marijuana patient in Los Angeles who suffers from chronic pain due to a work-related repetitive strain injury. This summer I sat through the trial of Charles C. Lynch. Charles Lynch was the owner of a medical marijuana dispensary in California. I learned about Charles Lynch after seeing Drew Carey’s “Raiding California” video [...]

Finding Your Way on this Site

If you’d like to access the articles more quickly, one good way to find your way to of all our articles is to use our Archives page and the “Months” links. Click here to see November Articles September Articles October Article August Articles July Articles June Articles

Folks, You’re Going to Have to Do Better

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Last week, you nailed Barack’s vice presidential pick — Joe Biden — when fully 41% got it right. But this week? Wow, not so much. Only five of the 150 of you who took the survey wrote in the right answer — Alaska’s Sarah Palin – and a couple of those votes came long after [...]

What’s Next?

This week’s three-question LA Progressive survey asks these questions: Who will John “Three Dollar Bill” McCain pick for his Veep? Who will be the first woman president of the United States? Who will be the next governor of California? You can take the survey now, by clicking here. You can see the results as they [...]

Survey Results: You Nailed It!

In the first of our weekly three-question surveys, you nailed Barack Obama’s choice of Joe Biden as his running mate. Fully 41%–or 105 of the 256 of you who had responded by Saturday evening–picked the long-time Delaware senator, confirming what many in the mainstream media had been indicating as the week wore on. Hillary Clinton [...]

Asking the Question Unvarnished

At a recent strategy meeting among fellow progressive activists, Sharon and I were surprised to learn that our politically savvy friends felt that California as a whole and even our bluer-than-blue Los Angeles neighborhood was very much in play in November. Click here to see survey bar charts.

Vice Presidential Survey Results

Coming out of the long and hard-fought Democratic presidential primary campaign, Senator Hillary Clinton topped this week’s survey as the candidate who most of you believe would be the strongest running mate for Barack Obama, garnering 22.1% of the 307 LA Progressive readers who responded to our poll this week. Click here to see the [...]

See How You All Would Bring the Primary to a Conclusion

On April 27, Dick and I conducted two separate surveys, both concerning your opinion of how the Democratic Party should bring this primary race to a conclusion. You might be asking why we ran two surveys. To be perfectly honest, the reason we ran two is because we couldn’t agree on the framing of the [...]

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