By Jay Sekulow
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Amid complaints that the mainstream media has paid little attention to the case, a new Gallup Poll finds that most Americans are not following the murder trial of Philadelphia abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell, nor have views on abortion changed much following the trial's revelations — more than half of Americans support the legal abortion under at least some circumstances.
"If the Congress won't do it's job, the people will," declares the Citizens Hearing on Disclosure, set to take off in the main ballroom of the National Press Club on Monday. Disclosure? Are we talking health care here, or gun control? No, we're talking extraterrestrial. Of course, the nation's capital may seem like another planet at times, but no matter.
"As Republican leaders openly scrutinize their party after a 2012 election that was disappointing for them, rank-and-file Republicans, independents and Democrats voice the same primary criticism of the GOP: it is 'too inflexible' or 'unwilling to compromise,'" says Gallup analyst Lydia Saad.
Brace for impact: The peevish press seeks to persuade voters to forget Mitt Romney's stark and sparkling victory over President Obama during their initial debate. The glow of Mr. Romney's polished performance Wednesday is destined for a very short shelf life as journalists on gaffe patrol woo the public with fancy "fact" checking and anything remotely linked to the phrase "47 percent."
A record low 41 percent of Americans identify themselves as "pro-choice" on abortion, according to a poll released Wednesday, while the number of Americans who say they are "pro-life" bounced back into the majority.
Oh woe is us: "The national mood is a drag on President Obama's re-election prospects," according to Gallup poll analyst Lydia Saad, who says that several indicators could prove "troublesome" come November.
Exactly who loves Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum? Based on a sizable compilation of Republican voter data, Gallup analyst Lydia Saad says Mr. Romney generally has a four-point advantage in tracking polls, and enjoys "slight leads over Santorum among men, women, residents of the East and the South, and Republicans aged 55 and older.
President Obama "faces the daunting task of making his [State of the Union] message credible and relevant against the backdrop of political and economic turmoil that has characterized much of the past few years," observes Gallup analyst Lydia Saad, upon reviewing numbers that reveal an edgy nation.
Newt Gingrich may want to start courting a voting bloc that could prove to be a sleeping giant in his campaign: the over-55 crowd.
Among the 10 finalists chosen for the 2011 America's Best Restroom Contest is the Presidential Luxury Restroom Trailer, currently situated in Chantilly and the epitome of commode elegance from the porta-potty geniuses at Don's Johns.
The bump in President Obama's approval polls after Navy SEALs killed Osama bin Laden didn't last long. It was shot down by $4-a-gallon gas, a 9 percent unemployment rate and an economy that has slowed to barely 2 percent growth. Thursday's Gallup poll puts his job approval/disapproval score at 48 percent to 43 percent, down from midlevel scores in the 50s after U.S. special operation forces eliminated bin Laden.
The race is on to create the first silver-screen version of Osama bin Laden's surprise demise. Agents already are hearing pitches for projects, says the Hollywood Reporter, granting an edge to director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal, the team behind the Oscar-winning film "The Hurt Locker."
The discussion has begun. Former President Jimmy Carter says that the U.S. is ready for a gay president in the "near future," telling BigThink.com that "we have realized that this issue of homosexuality has the same adverse and progressive elements as when we dealt with the race issue 50 years ago."
"Pioneering feminist" Gloria Steinem is weighing in on conservative women, faulting Sarah Palin's choice of "mama grizzly" as an icon because the bears "are famous for their exertion of reproductive control in their lives."
Ah, the coziness of the liberal media: In 16 days, brazen Comedy Central hosts Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert insist they'll stage their dueling "tea party" parody rallies on the Mall.
The same poll finds that 48 percent of Americans call themselves pro-life and 45 percent pro-choice," analyst Lydia Saad says.
"It is not clear from the data whether Americans' relatively low attention to the Gosnell case reflects a lack of interest in it, or a lack of coverage by the mainstream media," wrote Gallup researcher Lydia Saad. "However, nearly half of those following the case, 46 percent, say the media have not devoted enough coverage to it."