“Our survey results show that David Perdue holds a commanding lead over Michelle Nunn after his recent primary victory,” said Vox Populi Pollster Brent Seaborn. “This is good news for Perdue who will likely see an uptick in his numbers after Republicans capitalize off of Nunn’s recent misfortune.”
METHODOLOGY: The sample size for the survey is 624 active voters taken from a listed sample of registered voters who voted in the 2010 or 2012 general election or registered since the 2012 general election. The margin of error is +/- 3.9%. 497 interviews were completed using automate telephone technology and 127 were conducted using mobile based survey technology. All interviews were conducted July 27–July 28, 2014 by Vox Populi Polling. The total percentages for responses may not equal 100% due to rounding.
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People Split on Whether Commissioner Goodell Should Keep His Job
Alexandria, VA – A new national survey from Vox Populi polling found that the majority of Americans believe the NFL has much bigger problems than the Ray Rice situation. The survey found that that an overwhelming 69 percent of Americans, 70 percent of NFL fans and 73 percent of female fans do not think it was an isolated incident, they believe the NFL has a widespread epidemic of domestic violence problems.
The spotlight on this problem is intense, with 91 percent of Americans saying they had read, seen, or heard something about the Ray Rice incident recently. The public is informed and do not believe in giving much leeway to players who are charged with domestic abuse. By a 47-39 percent margin people say players should be automatically banned from the league for domestic violence charges and 55 percent do not agree with Ray Rice’s sentence as part of his plea deal.
"The events of the last week should serve as a wake-up call to the NFL,” said Vox Populi pollster Brent Seaborn. “Americans overwhelmingly believe the NFL has a widespread problem with domestic violence and they support punishing the players who are charged with abuse.”
When it comes to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s role, Americans are split 50-50 on whether he should resign as a result of his handling of the situation. If he did see the video, 73 percent believe he should resign. Among a list of options, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was chosen as the best replacement with former NFL player and current Executive Vice President of NFL Operations Troy Vincent coming in at second.
Further, Americans appear willing to give the benefit of the doubt to the investigation being led by former FBI Director Robert Mueller. Among those surveyed, 43 percent believe it will be impartial, 34 percent believe it will not be and 23 percent are unsure.
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Parents Approve of Teacher Performance and Believe Graduating Students are Prepared for Future Endeavors
Alexandria, VA – A survey released by Vox Populi Polling today revealed the majority of parents in the United States with children in public school systems would rate the quality of their children’s schools as above average. Among those polled, 66 percent of parents would rate the quality of their child’s school as above average or excellent. However, different demographics are split when examining the quality of public schools, minority parents are more likely to believe their children’s school is average or worse.
The survey also showed that 43 percent of parents would give their child’s teacher an A grade for their performance in the classroom. Further, 48 percent of parents believe students who leave high school are prepared with skills for college and the working world.
“It appears that parents across the country are pleased with the public schools their children attend. However, viewpoints on the quality of public schools differ across racial demographics” said Vox Populi Polling spokeswoman Lisa Boothe. “Additionally, parents would give their children’s teachers an A on their report cards and believe high school students are prepared for college or the working world upon graduation.”
METHODOLOGY: The sample size for the survey is 810 parents with school-aged children, taken from a listed sample of registered voters. The margin of error is +/- 3.4%. 653 interviews were completed using automated telephone technology and 157 were conducted using mobile-based survey technology. All interviews were conducted August 24 – August 25, 2014 by Vox Populi Polling. The total percentages for responses may not equal 100% due to rounding.
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55% Think Board of Trustees Should Reverse Decision
Alexandria, VA. – A new poll was just released tonight showing huge public support for Band Director Waters on the eve of the OSU Board of Trustee’s meeting on Friday. The telephone poll of 493 Columbus Area Residents was released Wednesday night.
The Controversy over the firing the OSU Band Director has been widely and closely watched with 80 percent of residents polled saying they are aware of the controversy.
On the issue of rather the Board of Trustees should reverse President Drake’s decision only 21 percent of Central Ohioans support the Drake decision. 55 percent of those surveyed believe that the Board should reinstate the Band Director. Even more alarming to the University should be that the older respondents get the more they support the Band Director. 59 percent of prime donor age respondents support the Board reinstating Band Director Waters.
“This controversy is being watched closely by a lot of people. I think it is fair to say they believe this has been very badly handled,” Barry Bennett, POP Polling Co-Founder stated.
The poll asked respondents to choose a side in the controversy. In more bad news for President Drake only 17 back President Drake while 60 percent stand with the Band Director. Among respondents in prime donors age groups the numbers are even worse with only 15 percent supporting Drake while 66 stand with Waters.
“Interestingly the support for Waters runs steady by sex, age and even partisanship. This may be the only issue Democrats and Republicans agree on right now,” Bennett added.
“While Waters may be unemployed he now has very high approval ratings. Most politicians would love to have those kind of numbers,” Bennett concluded.
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