Tag Archives: Poll

Hong Kong votes in first major poll since pro-democracy protests

Voting is due to start in the first major elections in Hong Kong since pro-democracy protests in 2014. The main parties competing are divided by their stances on the territory’s relationship with Beijing. Voters will choose 35 lawmakers based on geographical constituencies and 35 people to represent selected trades. The city has partial democracy and not everybody can vote for ...

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Top Trump Attorney on Universally Terrible Poll Numbers: “Says Who?”

Appearing on CNN Wednesday night, Donald Trump’s special counsel and marital rape truther Michael Cohen repeatedly challenged the notion that Hillary Clinton was polling ahead of the Republican nominee, employing the (powerful but seldom-used) “la la la, I can’t hear you!” defense. http://gawker.com/donald-trump-s… After host Brianna Keilar noted that “you guys are down,” Cohen asked, “Says who?” forcing the CNN ...

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Poll: Do You Party?

Image via Getty What does it mean when someone asks, “Do you party?” You immediately know, right? You probably also picture the sort of person who would ask you. So: What does that person mean? I contend that the unsolicited question “do you party?” is more ambiguous—liable to mean wildly different things according to the context in which it was ...

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Poll: Five Percent of Americans Would Vote Harambe the Dead Ape for President

Image: Cincinnati Zoo/EPA A new national survey from Public Policy Polling has revealed some startling truths about the American public. Specifically, the fact that 5 percent of voters believe that Harambe, the dead ape widely understood to be in Ape Hell, is the best possible candidate for President of the United States. For those who might have forgotten, Harambe was ...

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Australia PM 'confident' of poll win

The Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull, says he is confident he can form a government, but results are still too close to call. The leader of the Liberal-National coalition needs to win 76 out of 150 lower house seats to form a ruling majority. With about half the votes counted, results suggest a very close contest. Opposition Leader Bill ...

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Austria presidential poll result overturned

Austria’s highest court has annulled the result of the presidential election narrowly lost by the candidate of the far-right Freedom Party. The party had challenged the result, saying that postal votes had been improperly handled. The Freedom Party candidate, Norbert Hofer, lost the election to the former leader of the Greens, Alexander Van der Bellen, by less than a percentage ...

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Austria far right narrowly loses poll

Alexander Van der Bellen has won Austria’s presidential election, preventing Norbert Hofer from becoming the EU’s first far-right head of state. Mr Van der Bellen, a pro-EU independent backed by the Greens, beat Mr Hofer narrowly, by 50.3% to 49.7%. The president-elect said Austrians needed to “look after our democracy”. Mr Hofer, of the Freedom Party, had tapped into anti-EU ...

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Final rallies in Austria presidency poll

Austria’s far-right Freedom Party presidential candidate Norbert Hofer and his rival, Green-backed Alexander Van der Bellen, are to hold final rallies ahead of a run-off vote. Mr Hofer, 45, won last month’s first round, but failed to avoid the run-off. If he wins on Sunday, Mr Hofer could become the EU’s first far-right head of state, although Austria’s president plays ...

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Poll: Top Reason To Vote Trump – To Stop Hillary Clinton

A recent poll from Reuters showed that the majority of Trump supporters were voting to stop Hillary Clinton from getting into the White House. The majority of Clinton’s supporters said they were also voting simply to stop the other side. The poll reflects America’s growing ideological gap, and the poor opinion people have of both candidates. According to the poll, ...

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Fans Want Black Widow Stand Alone Movie Next From Marvel According To New Poll

Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow is the next character Marvel Comic Universe fans most want to see in her own movie, according to a new fan poll. The poll was asked of people who went to go see Captain America: Civil War and involved a number of the MCU characters which have not gotten their own standalone film just yet. Turns ...

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