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Shazam October 22nd, 2014 8:40pm

I've done two Ebola polls and in each, there's a clear party split in the results. This has made me wonder; do you consider this outbreak a political issue?

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10/25/14 12:35 am

Political yes. A legit issue no.

10/24/14 6:25 am

Yes, maybe not in a republican/democrat way, but as long as there are groups that may divide people's opinions on how to handle it, it becomes a political issue.

10/23/14 9:35 pm

Cowboy I'm all for protecting the constitution. If Congress had voted 50x to make changes to Obamacare or propose something new I'd agree with you. Their senseless repetitive posturing had nothing to do with the constitution.

10/23/14 7:58 pm

It is heading towards political. I'm just happy I'm no longer working in the health care field

knetzere Illinois
10/23/14 5:44 pm

I'm confused. The results seem to point to the democrats being more concerned about an outbreak but everyone below seems to think the republicans are the alarmists

Squidboy Snarkapottamus
10/23/14 1:40 pm

It's Obama's fault! Everything is his fault! Wait.....what was the question? :-)

Fox semirural
10/23/14 5:04 am

50,000 Americans die annually on our nation's roadways, and no one bats an eye. Two Americans die of Ebola, and everyone loses their minds...

10/24/14 9:31 pm

I agree. But, I'm confused by your comment, nonetheless. As far as I know, no American has died from Ebola.

10/22/14 11:02 pm

I don't think it's a political issue, as much as it's an issue of where one gets their news.

jamichl Seattle
10/22/14 10:43 pm

It's shameful we can't stop this bickering, even in the face of something like this.

MysteryCheese Is it possible to change
10/22/14 9:59 pm

Damn liberals! And conservatives'

10/22/14 8:52 pm

This Ebola scare is political. The yearly flu kills more people in the us. No one seems to care about that. Guns kill more every year.
Are Americans so fearful and panicky or just stupid?

kermie gaytopia
10/22/14 9:48 pm

Republicans tend to be all of the above. *innocent smile*

BarryB Was it something I said
10/22/14 7:51 pm

It's being made political.
Dems are claiming cuts in NIH spending has left us unnecessarily vulnerable.
Repubs are crying we need to seal the border to reduce the risk.
They both come across like some opportunistic Chicken Little.

10/22/14 8:17 pm

The conservatives are right we do need a travel ban. They just have the location wrong! We need a travel ban in and out of Texas. It angers me that the no regulation, small gov't Texas now has to have the federal CDC school them. That's my tax $!

Arananthi Literal Ninja
10/22/14 7:36 pm

One group listens to the media of fear, the other of sensationalism.

trepidhickory Ayy Lmao
10/22/14 3:07 pm

One group trusts scientists and the other group distrusts scientists

Rotavele Alabama
10/22/14 5:11 pm

^ nail on the head.

duey in a fools paradise
10/22/14 6:38 pm

What science? Really it's all been a confused mess with the CDC allowing travel then saying you won't get it on a bus but on the other hand if you are sick don't get on a bus. A majority of our citizens want a travel ban yet the president says no.

lip massholevania
10/22/14 6:59 pm

Yet the scientists can't get their story straight. But the sheep don't stray from obummer.

fredd TrumpLand
10/22/14 2:31 pm

Partly. Many people (following the conservative media pied piper) will consider it a major issue simply because that makes it a more significant weapon to bash Obama with.

fredd TrumpLand
10/22/14 2:32 pm

The other argument would be that conservatives are generally (not exclusively) more prone to paranoia, xenophobia and other fear-related issues in general.

MFDOOM natural selection
10/23/14 6:25 am

I disagree heavily with you generalization in the second statement, but I do wonder why it would be wrong to bash the president. They're politicians, they need ammunition against Obama.

I see no problem bashing the president.

Krystina Let Freedom Reign
10/22/14 2:28 pm

I don't think so, but I do see a noticeable party line split in the one about students from Uganda. Weird.

dale41 FIRST to 2022
10/22/14 2:27 pm

Only because the media has made it political.

Abolitionist Voice of the people
10/22/14 2:05 pm

YES DAMMIT!! Since Obummer has been in office, everything bad has to be his fault!!!!!

lip massholevania
10/22/14 7:00 pm

True. That guy could f@ck up a wet dream.

bethanyq Ess Eff
10/22/14 2:03 pm

No, but I know some people have been reaching to somehow make it about Obama.

susanr Colorado
10/22/14 1:58 pm

No, but as so often happens, the reaction to it has been politicized in a really warped way.

cowboy Dog Father
10/22/14 1:45 pm

I don't, but the President does. That might be part of the problem. He appointed a political operative as the "Ebola Czar". Another unnecessary government office that'll never go away.

droo Santa Barbara
10/22/14 2:13 pm

You're obsessed.

cowboy Dog Father
10/22/14 2:33 pm

With government waste? Yes, yes I am. Proudly.

droo Santa Barbara
10/22/14 5:35 pm

No. With Obama. It's cool cowboy. You can come out of the closet.

cowboy Dog Father
10/22/14 6:54 pm

So you agree with Obama picking a lawyer for the Ebola Czar?

lip massholevania
10/22/14 7:01 pm

The sheep will do what they do.

10/22/14 10:47 pm

Cowboy, you're against gov't waste. Wasn't Congress voting over 50x to overturn Obamacare a waste? Everyone wants small gov't until they need it. I say if you are a Republican anti-gov't state not 1 penny of federal money for any disaster. Period!

lip massholevania
10/22/14 11:08 pm

They need a 51st vote, obummer care is theft. No one needs .gov.

cowboy Dog Father
10/23/14 5:41 am

Talltree How is protecting the Constitution a waste?

Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/22/14 1:45 pm

Not the "outbreak", but how best to deal with it, or if it needs dealing with at all, or if it means the End of Days, put your Rapture underwear on, are all likely to be evenly split between the party of "So?" and the party of "No!".

suppressedID anti Gilead
10/22/14 1:48 pm

Interesting. I think the groups interpret your questions differently. One gets more at immigration and isolation than actual epidemiology.

The other group is smarter than that.