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Partisanship Isn’t The Only Reason Why So Many Americans Remain Unvaccinated

Partisanship Isn’t The Only Reason Why So Many Americans Remain Unvaccinated

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. It’s easy to blame partisanship for everything these days. Including the speed with which COVID-19 is raging through the U.S., causing cases to spike and CDC guidance to shift.  The delta variant is spreading rapidly in part because around 30 percent of Americans remain entirely unvaccinated. About 60 percent of adults are fully vaccinated and another 9 percent are partly vaccinated,1 which puts the country just short of — and behind schedule for…

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News Roundup: A CDC document brings alarming news about delta; Justice Department turns on Trump

News Roundup: A CDC document brings alarming news about delta; Justice Department turns on Trump

In the news today: An internal CDC document about the delta variant of the coronavirus grimly declares “the war has changed”; there may be a glimmer of hope yet for a voting-rights workaround to the filibuster, with Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia playing a central role in revising the bill; Attorney General Merrick Garland is threatening to sue Texas Gov. Greg Abbott over an aggressive order targeting migrants; and Republican voters are feeling pretty down about the state of…

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‘We’ll handle it internally’: Texas deputy attorney general pays the price for mocking Simone Biles

‘We’ll handle it internally’: Texas deputy attorney general pays the price for mocking Simone Biles

Americans and gymnastics fans alike were shocked this Tuesday at the news that Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles opted to withdraw from an event after failing to land a challenging vault. Biles’ announcement came as a shock because many saw her as the American face of the Tokyo Olympics; however, while some were disappointed, others applauded Biles for her courage to stand up for herself and put her health above the sport. Of course, many of those who took the opportunity to immediately criticize Biles…

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House Goober Gang, including Greene and Gaetz, run off by protesters during cynical publicity stunt

House Goober Gang, including Greene and Gaetz, run off by protesters during cynical publicity stunt

In a cynical attempt at counterprogramming the Jan. 6 House Select Committee hearings, the 4G Goober Gang—Marjorie Taylor Greene, Matt Gaetz, Louie Gohmert, and Paul Gosar—sought to draw attention to the wretched state of the “political prisoners” who were arrested in the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, many of whom remain in stir. It didn’t go quite as planned. The Hill: The Republican lawmakers had gathered Tuesday to press the Department of Justice (DOJ) for a status report…

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Civiqs poll: 80% of Republicans believe election was stolen from Trump

Civiqs poll: 80% of Republicans believe election was stolen from Trump

A steady stream of polls from multiple outlets have shown that a shocking number of Republican voters believe the election was somehow stolen from Donald Trump, and/or that Joe Biden is not the legitimate president. But new Daily Kos/Civiqs polling finds an even more eye-popping number: 80% of GOP voters “agree with former President Donald Trump’s claim that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from him.” Among the broader electorate, 39% say the election was stolen, while 55% say it was…

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