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“Infuriating”: Kayleigh McEnany fumes after historians rank Trump “dead last” in president survey

“Infuriating”: Kayleigh McEnany fumes after historians rank Trump “dead last” in president survey

Former Trump White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany condemned a new “Presidential Greatness” survey conducted by American presidency experts that ranked former President Donald Trump in last place.  “A new ranking — and I’m going to add, in my view a highly questionable ranking — of presidents is turning heads after Biden came in higher than both Donald Trump and Ronald Reagan,” McEnany told Fox News viewers on Monday.  “The survey was done by the Presidential Greatness Project, who claim to be the foremost organization of social science experts in presidential politics. They may be the foremost example of the disconnect between ivory tower academia and real people,” McEnany said. “That aside, Abe Lincoln ranked first, okay, fair, then comes Obama at seventh and Biden came in fourteenth, actually beating Ronald Reagan who came in sixteenth, and Trump, dead last.” “This is infuriating in so many ways. 154 respondents, they are the ivory tower elites, who in no way represent the view of the American people,” McEnany added. As noted by The Hill, the 2024 Presidential Greatness …

More than half of universal credit recipients ‘ran out of food in past month’ – survey | UK News

More than half of universal credit recipients ‘ran out of food in past month’ – survey | UK News

More than half of people on universal credit have recently been unable to afford more food after running out, according to a survey. The research, commissioned by anti-poverty charity the Trussell Trust, shows in the previous month one in eight (12%) had used a food bank while 55% had run out of food and could not afford more. The group is urging the government to introduce an “essentials guarantee”, so the basic rate of universal credit is always enough to cover life’s essentials. “Food banks do all they can to support people in their communities, but charities alone can’t take the place of a social security system that should support any of us who have fallen on hard times and need help,” chief executive Emma Revie said. The YouGov findings show 52% of people claiming the benefit are either behind on bills and credit commitments or are finding it a constant struggle to keep up. More than two-fifths (42%) are behind on one household bill or more. The research – carried out from 18 January …

Biden vs. Trump is not a close call in historians’ Presidents Day survey

Biden vs. Trump is not a close call in historians’ Presidents Day survey

President Biden is rated highly in a survey of historians on presidential greatness — but he’s in a tight election race with former President Donald Trump, who is ranked last. Jim Watson and Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Jim Watson and Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images President Biden is rated highly in a survey of historians on presidential greatness — but he’s in a tight election race with former President Donald Trump, who is ranked last. Jim Watson and Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images President Biden is in a tight race to keep former President Donald Trump from reclaiming the White House, recent polls show. But that’s not how 154 historians and presidential experts see it: They rate Biden in the top third of U.S. presidents, while Trump ranks dead last. The 2024 edition of the Presidential Greatness Project Expert Survey has Biden in 14th place, just ahead of Woodrow Wilson and Ronald Reagan. Trump comes in 45th, behind fellow impeachee Andrew Johnson and James Buchanan, the perennial cellar-dweller in such …

Panic as Kashmir ‘survey’ seeks personal details, links with alleged rebels | Police News

Panic as Kashmir ‘survey’ seeks personal details, links with alleged rebels | Police News

Muhammad Shadab had gone to pray in his neighbourhood mosque in Indian-administered Kashmir’s main city of Srinagar when he was given a questionnaire by the mosque’s management. The questionnaire was part of a so-called survey by the disputed region’s police, seeking his personal details, including phone numbers of family members, possible links to armed rebels, records of foreign visits or a member settled abroad, and even the number of CCTV cameras at home. Other details the residents were asked to record in the survey last month included their Aadhaar – or unique identity card – number, the number of vehicles they owned, and specifics on the exact location of their house. Shadab, 55, told Al Jazeera he had been panicking since he was handed the questionnaire. “I couldn’t believe I had to provide such extensive details – even of my female family members,” said the former government employee now running his own business. “It was intriguing for all, even for the mosque committee members. They were instructed [by the police] to distribute the forms, collect …

Shoplifting ‘epidemic’ hits record high as abuse against shop workers also soars, survey shows | UK News

Shoplifting ‘epidemic’ hits record high as abuse against shop workers also soars, survey shows | UK News

Shoplifting has hit a record high with 16.7 million incidents recorded last year – more than double compared to 2022. The spate cost retailers around £1.8bn, a record sum, and the first time it has surpassed the £1bn mark, according to an annual survey by the British Retail Consortium (BRC). Violence and abuse against shop workers also spiked last year with about 1,300 incidents daily, a rise of 50% from 870 the year before, the trade association reported. About 8,800 of the total across the year resulted in injury. Retail staff faced a range of incidents including physical violence, threats with weapons, racial abuse and sexual harassment. Shoplifting and abuse come hand in hand as, in November, it was revealed as many as two in five employees faced mistreatment reported being shouted at, spat on, or hit especially when confronting the criminals. Many have considered quitting their jobs or leaving retail work altogether. The industry group – which has thousands of members including more than 200 major chains – surveyed a sample of retailers representing …

Institutions Double Down On AI In trading — JPMorgan Survey

Institutions Double Down On AI In trading — JPMorgan Survey

Authored by Helen Partz via Cointelegraph.com, Institutional investors have been increasingly betting on the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in the future of trading, according to a new survey by the multinational investment bank JPMorgan. In the most recent edition of JPMorgan’s “e-Trading Edit: Insights from the Inside” survey, 61% of the 4,010 institutional traders surveyed across 65 countries anticipated AI and machine learning (ML) to emerge as the most impactful technologies for trading within the next three years. According to the survey’s rankings, AI and ML are followed by application programming interface (API) integration, with 13% of respondents choosing it as one of the most important technologies shaping the future of trading. Blockchain or distributed ledger technology and quantum computing both account for 7% based on the respondent’s preferences. Mobile trading applications and natural language processing secured 6% of respondents. Technologies shaping the future of trading. Source: JPMorgan AI and machine learning have been steadily gaining ground in JPMorgan’s reports in recent years, with the tech accounting for just 25% in ranked importance two …

More voters say Trump’s presidency was better than expected: Survey

More voters say Trump’s presidency was better than expected: Survey

More voters are looking back on former President Trump’s time in office and saying he did a better job than they expected him to do, a new survey by NBC News finds. As President Biden and Trump gear up for a likely 2020 presidential rematch later this year, the survey asked respondents to view each of their respective terms. Forty percent of voters said Trump’s presidency was better than they expected it would be. Thirty-one percent said it was “about as expected,” while 29 percent said it was worse than they had anticipated. The survey found that perspectives on Biden’s time in office were less optimistic. Just 14 percent of respondents say Biden’s presidency has gone better than expected. Forty-four percent said it has gone as expected, while 42 percent of voters said it’s worse than they thought it would. NBC News noted that it asked voters the same question in 2018 when Trump was in office. He received worse scores back then, the outlet said. Biden has struggled to maintain support within the Democratic …

Half of trans people in US have considered moving out of state because of anti-LGBTQ laws: survey

Half of trans people in US have considered moving out of state because of anti-LGBTQ laws: survey

Nearly half of transgender people in the U.S. have considered moving to another state because of legislation in their home state that threatens to curtail access to things like gender-affirming health care, public restrooms and school sports, according to a survey published Wednesday by the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE). Roughly half, or 47 percent, of the more than 92,000 transgender and nonbinary people surveyed by NCTE, a nonprofit group that focuses on transgender policy reform, said they had thought about moving to another state at some point during the past year because their state government had either pursued or passed laws that target the transgender community. Around 5 percent of respondents — just north of 4,500 people — said they had already moved because of anti-LGBTQ legislation, according to Wednesday’s report, the latest iteration of NCTE’s U.S. Transgender Survey. The report reflects responses collected by the group at the end of 2022, after the pandemic and a string of organizational blunders caused NCTE to forgo its original 2020 deadline. “It’s truly astonishing to know that …

37% of Americans believe aliens from outer space are living among us, survey finds

37% of Americans believe aliens from outer space are living among us, survey finds

According to a survey paid for by WealthofGeeks.com and conducted by Talker Research, 37% of Americans believe that there are aliens from outer space secretly living on Earth, the NY Post reports. But they are disguised, and 39% are convinced that their boss is one of them. (A bit of tongue in cheek here, as more Americans believe their boss is an alien, than those who actually believe Aliens are secretly living on Earth.) Another 33% think these aliens could be disguised as celebrities. On the other side of the alien belief spectrum, 41% do not believe aliens are living among us, while the remaining 22% are unsure. Meanwhile, the same poll found that over half of Americans, 53%, believe that aliens do exist, while only 34% do not. Aliens were big news in 2023. Along with the US government holding committee meetings to discuss UFOs, we had: 10′ aliens being spotted in Peru, An 8 to 10′ alien showing up in a family’s backyard in Las Vegas, Aliens being displayed in Mexico’s congress, and …

51 percent in new survey say Trump conviction of ‘serious crime’ would be ‘fair outcome’

51 percent in new survey say Trump conviction of ‘serious crime’ would be ‘fair outcome’

More than half of U.S. voters surveyed say if former President Trump were to be convicted of a “serious crime,” that would be a “fair outcome,” according to a poll released Thursday. In the new Yahoo News/YouGov poll, 51 percent of registered voters say a conviction of a “serious crime” would be a “fair outcome meant to hold him accountable for his actions,” compared to 38 percent who say it would be an “unfair outcome meant to damage him politically.” More than half, 53 percent, say if Trump is convicted of such a crime, he “should not be allowed” to serve as president again, compared to 37 percent who say he should be allowed. The poll found a significant partisan split. Among Republicans and Republican-leaning voters, 72 percent say that any conviction would be “an unfair outcome meant to damage him politically.” Slightly fewer — 68 percent — say Trump should still be allowed to serve as president if convicted of a crime. Notably, a significant share of the respondents were unaware of the alleged …