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?
Political yes. A legit issue no.
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.
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.
It is heading towards political. I'm just happy I'm no longer working in the health care field
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
It's Obama's fault! Everything is his fault! Wait.....what was the question? :-)
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...
I agree. But, I'm confused by your comment, nonetheless. As far as I know, no American has died from Ebola.
I don't think it's a political issue, as much as it's an issue of where one gets their news.
It's shameful we can't stop this bickering, even in the face of something like this.
Damn liberals! And conservatives'
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?
Republicans tend to be all of the above. *innocent smile*
Not based on shazams polls
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.
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 $!
We thank you.
One group listens to the media of fear, the other of sensationalism.
One group trusts scientists and the other group distrusts scientists
^ nail on the head.
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.
Yet the scientists can't get their story straight. But the sheep don't stray from obummer.
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.
The other argument would be that conservatives are generally (not exclusively) more prone to paranoia, xenophobia and other fear-related issues in general.
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.
I don't think so, but I do see a noticeable party line split in the one about students from Uganda. Weird.
Only because the media has made it political.
YES DAMMIT!! Since Obummer has been in office, everything bad has to be his fault!!!!!
True. That guy could f@ck up a wet dream.
No, but I know some people have been reaching to somehow make it about Obama.
No, but as so often happens, the reaction to it has been politicized in a really warped way.
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.
With government waste? Yes, yes I am. Proudly.
No. With Obama. It's cool cowboy. You can come out of the closet.
So you agree with Obama picking a lawyer for the Ebola Czar?
The sheep will do what they do.
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!
They need a 51st vote, obummer care is theft. No one needs .gov.
Talltree How is protecting the Constitution a waste?
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!".
Now I have to check results...
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.