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Do Americans Believe Ford or Kavanaugh? New Poll Has the Answer

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Two polls were taken after the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last week where we heard testimony from SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser Christine Blasey Ford, revealing that Americans are deeply divided over which one of the two they believe.

The polls reveal that the vast majority of those divisions fall across party lines, showcasing that folks tend to believe what their political party believes.

A YouGov survey conducted September 27-28, found that 41 percent of the 1,000 respondents believe Christine Blasey Ford is telling the truth, while 30 percent believe she is not. Slightly fewer, 35 percent, believe Kavanaugh is telling the truth, while 38 percent believe he is being dishonest.

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Those who said they’d watched at least some of the hearings, which was a majority of the country, were more likely to believe both: 52 percent who watched believed Ford, while 36 percent did not; 44 percent believed Kavanaugh and 46 percent did not.

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As HuffPost notes, the responses were “deeply divided along partisan lines: Seventy-three percent of Democrats, and just 14 percent of Republicans, believed Blasey was telling the truth; 74 percent of Republicans, and just 11 percent of Democrats, believed Kavanaugh.” YouGov’s Douglas Rivers and Joe Williams wrote Saturday that “hardly anyone believed both were telling the truth,” and the hearing does not appear to have changed the views of most respondents.

A new Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted September 26-30 found similar results: around 4 in 10 Americans believe the accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, while around 3 in 10 do not. Over a quarter of Americans aren’t sure what to believe.

“The poll found that 42 percent of adults said they believed the accusations, including about the same number of men and women,” Reuters reports. “Thirty-one percent do not believe them and 27 percent said they ‘don’t know’ what to believe.”

What’s scary about these findings is that it shows just how little the average modern American is investigating important issues for themselves, relying instead on what the members of their political parties are telling them to think.

This is bad, regardless of whether you’re on the left or right. Many issues facing our nation are complex and complicated. They require people to be well versed in these issues and to understand basic universal principles and truths to help navigate them.

Let’s hope people on both sides learn to engage things on their own without the help of political parties to tell them what to think.

Source: Daily Wire

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US Women’s Soccer Team Skips Representing U.S.A. at Opening Ceremony

The ultra-woke U.S. women’s soccer team — big losers thus far — decided to skip representing the U.S.A. during the Olympics opening ceremonies.

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The ultra-woke U.S. women’s soccer team — big losers thus far — decided to skip representing the U.S.A. during the opening ceremonies at the Tokyo Olympics Friday. The famously anti-American soccer team claimed that they could not attend because they were scheduled to attend practice during the opening event, according to WXIA-TV. “Obviously we can’t be there, I don’t know who scheduled us to practice at this time,” chief anti-American team star Megan Rapinoe told the media. The women’s soccer team was all about protesting against the U.S.A. during its first Olympics game this week but lost to New Zealand in a crushing 3-0 final. Rapinoe added that this year’s gams are different than past games. “It looks quite different and feels quite different than in the past, but all of us are thrilled to be here,” she said. Team members Abby Dahlkemper and Rapinoe enacted a lame “private parade” and posted it to Twitter: https://twitter.com/USWNT/status/1418557013739536390 The America-hating women’s soccer team was not the only American team that skipped the opening ceremonies. Both the women’s and the men’s U.S. gymnastics teams also skipped the ceremonies. They similarly held their own version of the parade” https://twitter.com/InsideGym/status/1418539840564572160 Follow Warner Todd Huston on Facebook at: facebook.com/Warner.Todd.Huston.

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Kid Suicides, Mental Health Hospitalizations Surge Worse than Coronavirus During Lockdowns

Kids have had it particularly bad during the coronavirus lockdowns, but not because of the virus, because of the lockdowns.

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New research has found that kids have had it particularly bad during the coronavirus lockdowns, but not because of the virus, because of the lockdowns themselves. Kids ended up dying of suicides and being hospitalized for mental health illnesses at a high rate, according to a new study. Once again, we see that this “cure” was far worse than virus ever was, especially for young people. Per Just the News: Jeanne Noble, director of COVID response in the UCSF emergency department, is finishing an academic manuscript on the mental health toll on kids from lockdown policies. She shared a presentation on its major points with Just the News. Suicides in the Golden State last year jumped by 24% for Californians under 18 but fell by 11% for adults, showing how children were uniquely affected by “profound social isolation and loss of essential social supports traditionally provided by in-person school,” the presentation says. Children requiring emergency mental health services jumped last year in Children’s Hospital of Oakland, and children’s hospitalizations for eating disorders more than doubled at UCSF Children’s Hospital. In January, the latter’s emergency department (ED) at Mission Bay hit a record for “highest proportion of suicidal children in ER” at 21%. The study authors charged that the CDC is bringing serious harm to children with its coronavirus policies. Just the News added that kids are facing more than the virus. They are also facing an “atrophy” of the interpersonal skills because of masks and lost school time, and they are suffering great bouts of depression. It is even harder on teens, especially those close to graduation, because they face a stymied start to college, or their careers. This also brings severe depression. Follow Warner Todd Huston on Facebook at: facebook.com/Warner.Todd.Huston.

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