sunday poll


Trump’s approval rating hits new low, according to a new Gallup poll

  • Just two months into his first term, only 37% of Americans approve of Trump’s job performance, according to a Gallup poll released Sunday. 
  • His disapproval rating, meanwhile, hovers around 58%.
  • The numbers are a stark contrast to the approval rating of his predecessor, Barack Obama, who at the same point in 2009 had a 61% approval rating according to the same poll. Read more (3/20/17 8 AM)

Most young people in the US think Donald Trump is an illegitimate president

  • A majority of young adults in the U.S. think that President Donald Trump is an illegitimate president, according to a new GenForward poll.
  • The poll found that 57% of Americans between ages 18 and 30 believe that Trump’s presidency is illegitimate.
  • The poll also found that young adults across all races and ethnicities disapprove of Trump’s performance as president and believe that the country is on the “wrong track.” Read more (3/20/17 9 AM)

100 days of Trump brings no regrets from supporters — and people of color are paying for it

One of the more remarkable things about Donald Trump’s first 100 days as president is how comfortable his supporters are with what he has done. An ABC News/Washington Post poll published Sunday found that 96% of people who voted for Trump in November still believe it was “the right thing to do.” Only 2% regret it.

This remains the case after what seems — by most standards — to have been a disastrous and embarrassing first three months. Trump’s failures have been legion. His vows to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act went up in flames after Republicans couldn’t agree on the terms of the replacement, even though they’d had seven years to put it together. His promises to “drain the swamp” of Washington insiders and special interests have deflated beneath his cabinet of far-right politicians and corporate billionaires.

Trump’s staff has been roiled by evidence that members colluded with the Russian government to sway the election. His attempts to ban Muslim immigration to the U.S. have been blocked by federal judges. More people marched to protest his election than attended his inauguration. His military actions have shown little evidence of a coherent foreign policy vision, amounting to superficial shows of “strength” that claimed the lives of at least 20 civilians and one Navy SEAL.

But we’d be mistaken to judge Trump by these metrics if we want to understand his success. To get why Trump’s supporters care so little about his fumbles, it’s important to understand what they value. The evidence tells a clear story. The New York Times general election exit polls published in November identified the two areas Trump voters said were especially important to them: immigration and terrorism. 

In these areas, the president has delivered exactly what he promised: an aggressive and often performative crackdown on ethnic minorities aimed at punishing their existence and reminding them that they are not welcome in the United States. Read more (4/27/17)

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Trump’s six-month approval rating hits record low for any president in last 70 years, poll shows

  • As concern over collusion with Russian officials reaches a fever pitch, President Donald Trump scored the lowest approval rating for his first six months in office of any U.S. president in the last 70 years, according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll made public Sunday.
  • The poll shows that only 36% of Americans polled approve of the beginning of Trump’s tenure as president of the United States. On the other hand, 58% of Americans polled disapprove of Trump’s presidency so far — the highest disapproval rating of any president’s first six months in the last 70 years.
  • According to the Washington Post, that disapproval rating is even more troubling than it first seems: 48% of Americans polled said they “strongly” disapprove of Trump’s presidency so far. Read more. (7/16/2017 10:30 AM)

Firstly, I’d like to extend a happy sheith day to all of the fandom’s lovelies; thank you all for making this fandom a little more tolerable. ❤

Secondly, y’all have made a fantastic showing in the Hypable poll so far, accounting for 1,135 votes and 2% overall as of this post’s creation!

(Props to the other ships in the fandom for such a strong showing as well)

That said, this poll ends Sunday, June 4 at 9:00 PM EST. And I want to make sure that everyone who can vote gets the proper chance to do so.
Whether we win or maintain second, we’ve stood in solidarity enough to garner FAR more votes than I ever anticipated, and for that I think we can all be grateful.

So! Please continue to vote for Sheith (or any other pairings you like) and show your support for the show and characters we all love. ❤

Cast your vote on desktop here!  (Link for mobile users is here)

**NOTE: Sometimes the website doesn’t show the poll; on mobile, access the desktop site. Otherwise, on a computer try different browsers or disabling adblocking add-ons.

anonymous asked:

Thanks for you great answer if you don't mind me asking further, is Ran a popular character in Japan and overseas? Or is Ai the most popular female lead? Same with the ships which is the most popular one? And idk maybe it's bc I am older, why are Ran love, abilities and nature considered weak? Why do characters nowadays always have to be complex to be loved? I have seen someone call her a 90's female lead that's picture perfect, can cook, will be a good housewife etc - but why is that negative?

and makes ppl dislike her? Same with her tears, honesty and showing emotions -I find it rather amazing bc I am someone who eats it all up. Not everyone wants to die and has to be passive. And I really don’t understand ppl who call her a dumb plot device, picture perfect (when she isn’t), damsel in distress and useless bc she isn’t involved in the cases and back org.

Honestly why are her positive character traits considered as weaknesses nowadays? What’s so bad about loving someone with your whole heart, waiting for his return? And loving and taking care of ppl in general and staying optimistic and just being a good person? How is that considered plain and boring? Shouldn’t that be considered as amazing? If morre ppl had her traits it’s be great. Reminds me of ppl saying Ran is clrealy made for JP while Ai for the West as she fits out standards better.

Ran is a popular character in most places where DetCo has propagated, as is Haibara. In Japan, both are among the top ten characters as per the most recent Shonen Sunday poll (out of 91!).

I don’t know or care about what ship is the more ‘popular one’, as it’s nothing you can have statistics for and something I don’t really care about. Let us not make this about ships, or make things about people disliking Ran turn into a debate about Ran vs Shiho. Both girls are good - all of the girls in DetCo are good.

People consider it a weakness because of dumb preconceived notions about emotions being a weakness, and it’s nothing factual. It’s not something I even believe in.
Ran isn’t even perfect, but a lot of people use it as an argument against her? It’s certainly strange. People will have different views, of course, and you can’t do much about that in the end. Regardless of what some people will shittalk about her, Ran is a good character, and I think has shown some growth and maturity regarding a lot of things. It’s nice. I want to see her kick some more ass in the future, though :>

Also, please, don’t think that Haibara was made for western audiences (or turn it into a shipwar problem) - Haibara’s character is a popular trope in Japan as much as Ran is, and they were not made for target demographics.  Haibara was planned from the beginning, as an insider from the org that would join Conan’s side against it and use the DB as her cover. Gosho didn’t expect her to be as popular as she got, but it isn’t a bad thing. (’ When making a character, I think “if I draw/write her like this, she’ll be popular”, I can more or less anticipate it. But, just for Haibara, her popularity highly exceeded my expectations.’ - from Da Vinci Interview)

Please continue to support her, and please continue to support Ran. Both are good characters, and don’t deserve to get flack.

anonymous asked:

Please everyone, vote for Sam at eonline's Alpha Male Madness. It's free and you can vote as many times as you want. He needs you to win! Thank you!

If you have a moment and want to vote, you can do so here. Polls close Sunday at 5 PM PST. 

Hi everyone,

Thanks so much to those of you who’ve sent me ideas for prompts so far! You’ve all had some amazing ideas :D

If you haven’t sent me your prompt idea(s) yet but would like to do so, please make sure you send them to me by the end of the day on Saturday.

Please feel free to send the prompts either to this blog or to my main (which is @jenhedgehog).

I’d like to try and get them all put into a poll on Sunday or Monday, so that you can all vote for your favourite prompts! I’d like to reiterate that two prompts - “Barn Mates” and “Lapidot photo day” - are already set in stone; but it’ll be up to all of you to vote for the other five prompts that we need for the week!

Thanks for the support, everyone 💙💚

- Jen

00QAD LDWS Rules

@ blood-suits-and-tears  I hope this answers yours as well as anyone else interested questions


  • There will be a weekly prompt posted on Friday
  • The week before prompts are due Fridays Noon EST.
  • Each week will have a theme
  • Each week will have a prompt or quote
  • if there is a quote it must be said in the drabble
  • Each week will have a wood count or word limit
  • if there is a word count the Drabble must be that exact length
  • if there is a limit than use that as the max amount of words
  • The drabbles need to be emailed to me each week (a gmail is not needed but please give me an email so I can give you mine to send it to)
  • there will be an open gdoc poll that is posted by 8pm est Friday nights and open until Sunday Noon Est. 
  • The polls will be used to rank your top 3 picks of the week 
  • there will also be sections to anonymously comment on all fics
  • this is a great way to show you appreciation to these awesome writers who are tackling my prompts
  • The comments will be sent out to writers every Sunday one the results post has been made. The results post will include the writer who wrote each drabble as well as the winner of that week.
  • Despite the name there will be no eliminations
  • All writers are encouraged to attack all 4 prompts.
  • please let me know of any questions or concerns
Japan PM Shinzo Abe's Party on Track For Huge Defeat in Tokyo Election
Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party was on track for a stinging defeat in an election in the Japanese capital on Sunday, exit polls showed, signalling trouble for the Japanese leader, who has suffered from slumping support because of a scandal over suspected favouritism for a friend’s business.

On the surface, the Tokyo Metropolitan assembly election is a referendum on Governor Yuriko Koike’s year in office, but a poor showing for Abe’s party will also be taken as rebuke of his 4-½-year-old administration.

Public broadcaster NHK said Koike’s Tokyo Citizens First party and its allies were on track for between 73 and 85 seats in the 127-seat assembly. The LDP was forecast to take between 13 and 39, down from 57 before the poll and possibly its worst showing ever.

“I am very happy that I got everyone’s understanding,” a smiling Koike said in televised remarks after the exit polls were released. NHK said her own new party was set to win 48 to 50 seats.

Past Tokyo elections have been bellwethers for national trends. A 2009 Tokyo poll in which the LDP won just 38 seats was followed by its defeat in a general election that year, although this time no lower house poll need be held until late 2018.

Koike, a media-savvy ex-defence minister and former LDP member pushing a reformist message, was aiming for her Tokyo Citizens First party and allies to win a majority in the assembly, to end the LDP’s domination of the chamber.

Among her allies is the Komeito party, the LDP’s national coalition partner.

The strong showing by Koike’s party will fuel speculation that she will make a bid for the nation’s top job, though that may not be until after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
It could also widen cracks between the LDP and the Komeito while damaging prospects for the opposition Democratic Party.

Abe’s rivals in his party could be encouraged by the LDP’s dismal performance to challenge him in a leadership race in September 2018, victory in which would set Abe on course to becomeJapan’s longest-serving leader and bolster his hopes of revising the post-war, pacifist constitution.

Gerry Curtis, professor emeritus at Columbia University, speaking before the results, said Japan’s political landscape could be set for a shake-up if Koike’s party and its allies win big.

“We may discover that Japan is not all that different from Britain, France, and the U.S. in its ability to produce a big political surprise,” he said, referring to recent elections in those countries.

Abe’s troubles centre on concern he may have intervened to help Kake Gakuen (Kake Educational Institution), whose director, Kotaro Kake, is a friend, win approval for a veterinary school in a special economic zone.

The government has not granted such an approval in decades due to a perceived glut of veterinarians. Abe and his aides have denied doing Kake any favours.
Potentially more troublesome is the impression among many voters that Abe and his inner circle have grown arrogant.
Macron Wins Big in the Parliamentary Elections

As predicted, French President Emmanuel Macron’s party dominated the second-round of parliamentary voting on Sunday. Early polls projected that his Republic on the Move! (LREM) party will win more than 355 seats in the country’s 577-seat lower house. The win has pushed aside France’s mainstream political parties, and it also gives Macron an absolute majority, meaning he will likely be able to overhaul the country’s restrictive labor laws.

More than 80 percent of the vote has been counted, and behind LREM, the conservative Republicans won 22 percent, giving them about 125 seats. The Socialist Party, which ruled for the last five years, will likely secure just 40 seats, the lowest ever since World War II. “Tonight, the collapse of the Socialist Party is beyond doubt. The president of the Republic has all the powers,” Jean-Christophe Cambadelis, the party’s leader, said just before he announced he’d step down.

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Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Front party won at least eight seats. Le Pen also won her race for a seat in the National Assembly, the first time she’s held the position. In a speech Sunday, Le Pen said she’d “fight with all necessary means the harmful projects of the government,” especially what she called Macron’ pro-European and pro-migrant policies.

Macron’s party helped blur the normal left-right lines by pulling newcomers and candidates from either side into its ranks. And in an moment of political polarization, it greatly helped his odds. After last week’s election predicted massive wins for LREM, opponents warned voters that a such a substantial majority could give Macron too much power. Their pleas seemed to have some effect, because LREM was projected to win as many as 470 seats, but Sunday’s results project it will likely have 100 less. Still, the scale of the win means Macron will have plenty of parliamentary support to push through his reforms, including the controversial move to break labor power and make it easier it hire and fire workers.

Even so, Macron must proceed delicately. Voter turnout was about 42 percent, a record low, and France has a history of union-backed street protest that has forced lawmakers to tone down their legislation.

The conservative Republicans party now becomes the largest opposition bloc. But Far-left former presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon, who leads the France Unbowed party, vowed that it was his party that would most fervently resist Macron, especially his labor reform policies. France Unbowed combined with the Communist Party to win more than 26 seats, and Melenchon might now pick up some support in the Socialist Party.

In his speech Sunday, he struck a defiant tone, saying that"it is France Unbowed which will call the country, when the moment comes, to social resistance. I hereby inform the new powers that not a foot of ground will be given up in the labor law struggle.“

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Sunday Smut Spotlight: Poll for June 14th Edition.

thanks to all who submitted ideas for this!  I’ve condensed the ideas and picked the ones I think will bring the most interest.  SO.  without further ado, pick one!

VOTE by Answer, Reblog, or Ask.  

“Likes” Are Not Votes!  Repeat: If you like, it’s not a vote.  I can’t tell what you’re liking.  Please ANSWER, REBLOG with Answer, or ASK.

1.  Manual Labor:  AU where Tom works as a laborer, or does some manual labor, smut ensues. p.s. this is perfect for all your Welder!Tom needs.  

2. Punch-Hug:  You love him but you hate him.  Or you hate him, then come to love him.  Or he’s annoying (ask Luke) but incredibly fuckable, smut ensues.

3. Meet Cute: Tom or his character meets OC under ‘Rom-Com’ circumstances, falls in lust, smut ensues.

  choose your choice?

People. Friends. Listen to me. Please. Help me to help my country.

I live in Peru. And we’re having our presidential election tomorrow, sunday 5th. We’re having election for the next 5 years. Friends. Help us.

Do you know who the woman in the picture is?

Her name is Keiko Fujimori. She’s the daughter of Alberto Fujimori, ex president of Peru, currently in jail for corruption and human rights’ violations. Guys, that family -yes, the whole family- destroyed my country. With the excuse of stop the terrorism we were suffering, Alberto ordered the military to kill millions of people, acussing them of being terrorist without any solid proof -men, women and children. We’re still looking for the people they took away and never came back. Fujimori ordered the sterilization of millions of poor women from the hightlands. He closed the congress and ilegally reelect himself -yes, he’s a dictator. He stole millions of soles (our officially coin) from us. And with everything done, he ran away and happily send his goodbye via fax.

Guys, Keiko Fujimori is the daugther of that man. And she was part of his government: she took the place of his mother, Alberto’s wife, when she was send away after being tortured for order of his own husband… Guess why? Because she reported that Alberto and his brothers and sisters (Keiko’s aunts and uncles) were ilegally taking the donations that other countries send us. All with Keiko’s knowledge and consent. The aunts and uncles ran away too, by the way. We’re still trying to put them in jail. Keiko is not helping.

Because, Keiko has been a congresswoman for some years now. The people of my country voted for her. Yes, lots of people voted for her, because there’s a lot of people in my country who still see Alberto as their hero for stopping the terrorism (what he actually didn’t do, but that’s another, and long, story), and don’t care about our dead because “surely they were terrorist” and don’t care about our sterilized women because “they were having too many children anyway”. As a congresswoman, Keiko did nothing. She was absent from the congress for 500 days and was paid anyway, we’re still waiting to listen a reason, a real reason, for that. And let’s not start with his brother, Kenji Fujimori, who is a congressman too, and who has being involved in an scandal with drugs some years ago, and also in a scandal for sexually abusing his dog. Keiko did nothing. Said nothing.

Our presidential election is tomorrow, sunday 5th. And the polls say that Keiko Fujimori is about to be elected as Peru’s next president.

Guys. We, the people who remember, are doing everything we can. We went to protest. We made campaigns to inform people. But the majority of my country is still voting for Keiko and we don’t know what else to do. They just don’t listen. They call us “ungrateful”, “resentful”… “Terrorist”. Keiko is working with the same people who worked with his father during the dictatorship, 5 of the people who are in his team (and who are also elected congressman and congresswoman now) are currently being processed, and recently it was revealed that the principal financer of his political campaign is connected with drug traffic. Let’s not start with the audio manipulation, made to help her, which was recently discovered too. Some weeks ago, Keiko even made an alliance to certain religious groups, and publicly promise to stop any kind of iniciative to respect LGBT rights by supporting at least the civil union because “the real family is composed by man and woman”.

Maybe you live away from here. Maybe you can’t help us tomorrow -we’re going to check the votation, because Fujimorism (yes, that’s a term now) is known for fraud and we won’t put things even easier for Keiko. But you can talk about this. You can share this. So please, spread the word. Let the world know what is happening here. Let them know that the daughter of the dictator, of the criminal, is about to be elected as Peru’s next president. As the first female president in the story of my country -yes. Even after all the sterilized women, there’s still people who think that Keiko represent the women and the mothers of Peru.

And if you know any peruvian in your country, or in any other country abroad… Please talk to them about this. Tell them about this. Please tell them to vote for the other candidate, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, even if they don’t like him, because right now we need to be together and put an stop to Fujimorism. Please tell them to not vote in blank and not invalid their vote, because that votes -because of our elections system- help the candidate with more votes, who is currently Keiko Fujimori.

We don’t have much time, but we have hope. Kuczynski is going up in the new polls and Keiko is going down… But Keiko is still the one with more votes, and I’m not sure if we will be able to change that until tomorrow (the blank and invalid votes are the ones we’re fighting for, those and the votes from abroad could give us a chance). So please, friends, spread the word. Even if we don’t have much time, please help me to help my country. Fujimorism can’t return to the government. And until the last hour, the last minute, we will fight.


Greeks said no to EU austerity — and threw an epic party to celebrate 

Greece went to the polls on Sunday to vote, with nearly a two-thirds majority, a resounding “no” on a referendum to decide whether or not the country would accept the terms of the European Union’s bailout package amid the nation’s deepening debt crisis. While thousands celebrated the liberal victory, they’re not out of the woods yet.

Wow, we’ve been posting a whole bunch of announcements today: cinema screenings and special programming. August is shaping up to be super exciting! 

Leading up to the premiere of Series 8 on August 23rd, BBC America will be premiering a whole bunch of all new never before seen super fun specials-

  • Saturday, August 16 at 9:00pm ET- Doctor Who: The Ultimate Companion
  • Saturday, August 16 at 10:00PM ETReal History of Science Fiction
  • Monday, August 18 at 10:00pm ET- Doctor Who: The Ultimate Time Lord

In addition to those new specials, starting Monday, August 18 at 8:00am ET, BBC America will be starting the Doctor Who Takeover Week, where Doctor Who will be airing all week long. 

To top it all off, right before the premiere of Deep Breath, Chris Hardwick (Nerdist, superfan, host of @Midnight ) will be hosting a Doctor Who: Live Pre-Show at 8:00pm ET and Doctor Who: After Who Live at 11:00pm ET following the premiere of Intruders. Both the pre- and post-show will feature a whole bunch of awesome guests including Mark Gatiss, and will include exclusive behind-the-scenes footage. 

And that’s not all! Next week on August 6th, you and all of your friends (and maybe even your pets, if you can teach them how to internet) will have the chance to vote for your favorite episodes over on The top selections of this “Make Your Own Sunday” poll will be aired on August 24 as part of a BBC America marathon. 

Take a deep breath, folks. There’s a lot of stuff going on this month, and it’s gonna be fantastic.

BBC AMERICA Announces Special Programming To Launch Doctor Who’s First Season Starring Peter Capaldi - Season Launches with Live Pre-Show and Post-Show Hosted by Chris Hardwick on BBC AMERICA on August 23

It’s a new beginning for the iconic series that explores all of space and time, as award-winning actor Peter Capaldi takes on the role of the mysterious time traveler, the Doctor. BBC AMERICA will launch Peter Capaldi’s first season of Doctor Who with special programming on the channel.

In the lead up to Doctor Who’s new season, BBC AMERICA will premiere a series of specials including Doctor Who: The Ultimate Companion on Saturday, August 16, 9:00pm ET followed by The Real History of Science Fiction: Time at 10:00pm ET and Doctor Who: The Ultimate Time Lord on Monday, August 18, 10:00pm ET.

The Doctor Who Takeover Week marathon will kick off Monday, August 18, 8:00am ET. Starting August 6, will give fans a chance to vote for their favorite Doctor Who episodes – the top selections of this “Make Your Own Sunday” poll will run in a BBC AMERICA marathon on Sunday, August 24.

Announced today, comedian and Doctor Who superfan Chris Hardwick will host Doctor Who: Live Pre-Show at 7:30pm ET and Doctor Who: After Who Live at 11:00pm ET following the premiere of Intruders on August 23. The pre-show and post-show will feature an array of guests in the studio including writer and actor Mark Gatiss along with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage. [x]

POLL CLOSED: Sunday Smut Spotlight theme for this week?

so, I had a nice holiday weekend last week, and am back and open for business.  Business being, of course, the purveyance of the finest TWH smut available.

So, darlings, what shall it be this week?  I have a couple of ideas.  

The poll is now closed at 173 notes.  I will count the results and post shortly

1. Group Sex - Tom + ? + ? +… 

2. Heaving Bosoms -  Over the top Harlequin Romance Novel stuff.  young governesses and brooding lords of the manor… stowaways and pirates… plain secretary and powerful CEOs  (you know what I mean, right? Starring Tom)

3. Sub!Tom

4. Self-loving Tom

5. Write-in your choice

Please reblog so we get lots of answers!

Stockholm Syndrome [Preview]

HEY GUYS. So this is a preview to Stockholm Syndrome based off of the song by 1D. Calum is the guy in it. Yes, it was to do with real Stockholm Syndrome. I HOPE YOU ENJOY THE FULL PART 1 WILL BE OUT SUNDAY

Warning: contains abuse and kidnapping

I walked out the side door, to two men arguing. I tried to ignore them and act as if I wasn’t paying attention. They started physically fighting each other. My eyes were blurry from the alcohol I had consumed in the past couple of hours. I should have taken one less shot. I was too drunk to try to stop it and I knew I’d end up being the one getting hurt or knocked down, so I walked down the alley towards the street. I heard a loud crack and turned around. The one figure stood over the other one as he slid down the wall. He looked as if he was unconscious. I quietly tried to walk closer to get a better look. The figure that stood above the other one was breathing heavily as he looked at the body. Once I got closer, I saw that the man against the wall was bleeding from his head. His body was limp as it fell over, causing his head to come in contact with the concrete. I gasped, causing the figure above the man to glance at me. His eyes went from worried to angry. I gulped and steadied myself. “Is he okay?” I asked.

“Mind your own business,” he growled. I focused in on his face as I stepped closer. He flexed his muscles as I got closer as a warning, but I ignored it.

“He’s bleeding and he’s unconscious. I need to call an ambulance.”

“Don’t you dare.”

“He’s hurt! Is he dead? Oh my god…is he dead?” I began to cry.

“Shut up!” He yelled, taking a few strides towards me and covering my mouth. “Quiet.” I pulled myself away.

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