Erroll Southers: Outta Here!!!

Erroll Southers, President Obama’s pick to head the Transportation Security Administration, withdrew today, claiming his nomination had become a lightning rod for those with a political agenda.
The decision was a blow for a White House already under fire by critics for its handling of the attempted Christmas bombing of an American airline.

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Italy: Views on Immigrants

Do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?

  Agree Disagree Not sure
Immigrants who play a role in the economic life of a city, after a number of years, must have the right to vote in municipal elections 79.2% 15.4% 5.4%
All immigrants should take a course in Italian and civic values before being regularized 80.2% 18.5% 1.3%
Italian citizenship should be revoked if an immigrant is found to not share our values or commits crimes 76.9% 17.7% 5.4%

Source: Arnaldo Ferrari Nasi
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 800 Italian adults, conducted on Dec. 9 to Dec. 15, 2009. No margin of error was provided.

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Denmark: Social Democrats & Liberals Tied

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What party would you support in the next general election?

  Dec. 2009 Oct. 2009
Social Democracy in Denmark (SD) 24.3% 23.3%
Left, Liberal Party of Denmark (V) 24.1% 24.8%
Socialist People’s Party (SF) 18.4% 18.3%
Danish People’s Party (DF) 14.3% 14.6%
Conservative People’s Party (KF) 10.7% 11.0%
Radical Left-Social Liberal Party (RV) 4.3% 4.3%
Unity List-The Red Greens (EL) 2.4% 2.8%
New Alliance (NA) 1.0% 0.5%
Christian Democrats (KD) 0.4% 0.4%

Source: Megafon / TV2
Methodology: Interviews with 1,587 Dane adults, conducted from Dec. 22 and Dec. 23, 2009. Margin of error is 3 per cent.

 
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Australia: ALP Lead Shrinks

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If a federal election to the House of Representatives were held today, which one of the following would you vote for? If “Uncommitted”, to which one of these do you have a leaning?

  Jan. 17 Dec. 6 Nov. 29
Australian Labor Party 40% 43% 43%
Coalition (Liberal / National) 38% 38% 35%
Australian Greens 12% 11% 12%
Others 10% 8% 10%

Two-Party Preferred Vote

  Jan. 17 Dec. 6 Nov. 29
Australian Labor Party 54% 56% 57%
Coalition (Liberal / National) 46% 44% 43%

Source: Newspoll / The Australian
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 1,144 Australian voters, conducted from Jan. 15 to Jan. 17, 2010. Margin of error is 3 per cent.

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Rasmussen Says: GOP Generic Ballot Lead at 8

Date Dem GOP
01-17-10 37% 45%
01-10-10 36% 45%
01-03-10 35% 44%
12-27-09 38% 43%
12-20-09 36% 44%
12-13-09 37% 44%
12-06-09 39% 43%
11-29-09 37% 44%
11-22-09 37% 44%
11-15-09 38% 44%
11-08-09 37% 43%

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