This story was reported by Dan Popkey of the Idaho Statesman, Anna M. Tinsley of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Ezra Romero of The Fresno Bee, Lindsay Ruebens of The Charlotte Observer, Grant Martin of The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette in Bluffton, S.C., Steve Kraske and Dave Helling of The Kansas City Star and Lesley Clark of the Washington Bureau. It was written by Clark.
The McClatchy-Marist survey of 1,214 adults was conducted June 18-26. Adults 18 years of age and older residing in the continental United States were interviewed by telephone. Telephone numbers were selected based on a list of telephone exchanges from throughout the nation. The exchanges were selected to ensure that each region was represented in proportion to its population. To increase coverage, this landline sample was supplemented by respondents reached through random dialing of cellphone numbers. The two samples were then combined. Results are statistically significant within 3 percentage points. There are 1,023 registered voters. The results for this subset are statistically significant within 3.5 percentage points. The error margin increases for cross-tabulations.
Congress’ bipartisan budget deal appears headed for passage, perhaps as soon as Thursday in the House of Representatives, despite protests from angry conservatives and skepticism from wary Democrats.
The Homeland Security Department has fired an employee who runs a website predicting and advocating a race war, about four months after he was put on paid administrative leave.
The House has passed legislation that instructs the Veterans Affairs Department to unearth the remains of an Army veteran buried with military honors after police said he killed an Indianapolis woman and injured three others before taking his own life.