Belfer-sponsored poll tests voters’ views on foreign policy ahead of debate

first_img Read Full Story Voters in the pivotal battleground states of Ohio and Florida show strong interest in global security issues, and want to hear the candidates’ views on defense, Iran and terrorism in the final presidential debate, according to a new poll conducted for Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.While the poll confirms conventional wisdom about the economy as the number one issue, the survey finds that national security is a key issue for many voters in both states – almost as decisive a factor as the federal deficit and more important than taxes.The poll shows voters have mixed views on U.S. global engagement and are split almost down the middle on isolationism.  Many are worried about the impact of the Arab Spring on U.S. interests.The bipartisan survey tested opinion on foreign policy issues among 600 active voters in Ohio and 603 active voters in Florida. The survey was conducted for the Belfer Center by two of the nation’s leading pollsters, the Mellman Group, a Democratic polling firm, and Hill Research Consultants, a Republican firm, with assistance from GOP consultant Mike Murphy.Echoing previous surveys, the findings show that many voters lack knowledge of some foreign policy issues – they are more familiar with Britain’s soccer star David Beckham than Prime Minister David Cameron. But  large numbers want more teaching on geography in schools, and say they favor more state and federal funding for teaching geography, language and world culture.last_img read more

Rangers FC retire late Ifeanyi George’s jersey

first_imgRelatedPosts Cleric urges Christians to avoid ill-gotten wealth to attain greatness in life It’s unfair to discuss 2023 election now, opposition tells Enugu PDP After 13 years of enmity, Enugu ex-Governors in closed door meeting Rangers International of Enugu has rested the late Ifeanyi George jersey.The club’s General Manager, Davidson Owumi, disclosed this at an emergency management meeting on Thursday. Owumi said: “After a lengthy deliberation by management, we came to a conclusion to rest the jersey number worn by our late attacker, Ifeanyi George, for the whole of next season as a mark of respect and honour for his services to the club.”This gesture, Owumi said, was to further cement the good relationship the club had with late George while defending the colours of Rangers on the field of play, just as plans are in top gear to make the insurance benefit cheque presentation to the family left behind by the player a grand event since it was the first of its kind in the country.He said: “All thanks to the sports loving Governor of the state, H.E, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, for his approval of the insurance policy for registered players and officials.”Recall that George scored his last goal for Rangers in a CAF Confederations Cup 2019/2020 Match Day 6 Group A encounter against Egyptian side, Al-Masry, which ended in a 1-1 draw, in jersey number 15 inside the main bowl of the Nnamdi Azikiwe stadium, Enugu.Tags: Davidson OwumiEnugu StateIfeanyi GeorgeRangers Internationallast_img read more