U.S. News Fox News surprising poll results: Mueller is more trusted than Trump and Barr By Muri Assunção 1:50 PM President Trump and Attorney General William Barr didn’t always fare great in the new Fox poll. (Evan Vucci / AP) Uh, oh. Problems with the base?
A Fox News poll released Thursday had some surprising takeaways regarding respondents’ thoughts on the the handling of the Russia investigation.
Advertisement The 52-page-long survey, which was conducted by a bipartisan group of pollsters between May 11 and May 14, asked people’s opinions on a variety of subjects, such as President Trump’s likability, the economy, the White House’s relationship with North Korea and the handling of the Russia investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller and by Attorney General William Barr.
The Fox News poll found that more people (50%) oppose the impeachment of the president than support it (42%). It also concluded that more people think that Mueller did a good job with the investigation than not. 46% of respondents approved how he handled it, 32% disapproved it, and 22% did not know.
No surprises there.
[More U.S. News] Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin’s mother, set to run for Miami-Dade County commissioner » However, answers to a question about who might be telling the truth regarding the investigation could raise some eyebrows at the White House:
“On the Russia investigation, who do you trust more to tell the truth?” one of the questions asked. Respondents were given a choice between two key players in the investigation:
Between Trump and Mueller, 45% said they trusted the special counsel, 27% said the president, 6% said both, 16% said neither, and 6% didn’t know.
[More U.S. News] Columbine shooting survivor Austin Eubanks found dead in home » Between Mueller and Barr, 40% said they trusted the special counsel, 22% said the attorney general, 8% said both, 16% said neither, and 14% didn’t know.
Between congressional Democrats and the Trump administration, 44% said they trusted the Democrats, 33%, said the White House, 3% said both, 15% said neither, and 5% didn’t know.
When respondents were asked about how Barr handled the Mueller report, the attorney general didn’t fare so well: 44% approved, while 35% disapproved. And by an even larger margin, they were weary of Barr’s true intentions. When asked to describe Barr’s behavior, 45% said that he was “covering up for the president,” and 33% feel he is being “transparent.” (23% of respondents refused to answer or weren’t sure.)
[More U.S. News] Hacker posts unflattering golf scores on President Trump’s account » Another interesting takeaway that goes against Trump’s they-are-out-to-get-me defense (“no politician in history… has been treated worse or more unfairly”): 49% said that Democrats in Congress are seeking the truth for the American people, against 41% who felt they are attacking the president unfairly.
Advertisement A total of 1,008 people were chosen at random for the survey, and the margin of error is is plus or minus three percentage points.
Police appeal to identify man after station collapse – BBC News
Police appeal to identify man after station collapse 16 May 2019 These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Image copyright British Transport Police Image caption The unidentified man is in a critical condition in hospital Police are urgently seeking the family of a man who collapsed at a train station.
The unidentified man went into cardiac arrest at Shrewsbury station at about 21:25 BST on Saturday.
He remains unconscious in hospital and police and hospital staff are doing “everything they can” to identify him and find his next of kin.
British Transport Police believe he was returning from a beer festival in Ludlow when he became ill.
He was alone at the time and had no identification on him.
A BTP spokesperson said officers are “very keen to contact his next of kin due to his severe condition”.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the force.
Canada introducing digital charter to combat hate speech, misinformation News
A new digital charter will dictate how the country will combat hate speech, misinformation and online electoral interference in Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told a technology conference in Paris on Thursday.
Trudeau made the announcement at the VivaTech conference, an international summit that brings together startups and technology leaders.
The announcement was short on details, which Trudeau says will be revealed in various announcements over the coming weeks. But he warned there will be hefty penalties for social media companies that don’t clamp down.
“The platforms are failing their users and they’re failing our citizens,” he said. “They have to step up in a major way to counter disinformation and if they don’t, we will hold them to account and there will be meaningful financial consequences.”
Notably, Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains is expected to talk about the initiative at a summit on digital governance in Ottawa in late May.
Analysis Why are politicians still terrified of taxing Netflix? Canadians, politicians targeted by foreign interference, electronic spy agency says The prime minister said he’s confident the proposed framework will restore the faith of citizens while holding platforms accountable.
Social media and combating online extremism were at the top of the agenda as Trudeau winds down his two day trip to France.
In addition to a working lunch with French president Emmanuel Macron, Trudeau met with New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern earlier Thursday in a bilateral meeting.
Condolences for Christchurch attacks Ardern said it was one thing to offer condolences following the Christchurch mosque attacks that left 51 dead, but it was quite another to put those words into action as Canada has done in signing on to the “Christchurch Call” — a pledge involving several world leaders and internet giants to stop the spread of hate online.
Trudeau said the massacre must be a catalyst for change.
“When 51 people were gunned down at a mosque in New Zealand and the attacker streamed it live, it wasn’t a wake-up call, it was the last straw for government leaders, companies … and for citizens around the world.”
At the end of the summit, Facebook, Google, Twitter and other technology giants pledged to step up their efforts to prevent their platforms from being used to spread hatred, help extremist groups organize and broadcast attacks.
Trudeau and Ardern discussed online violence and extremism in their respective countries, but also broached trade and security commitments around the world.
Following a bilateral meeting and working lunch, Trudeau and Macron spoke to reporters briefly outside the presidential Elysee Palace.
Privacy watchdog taking Facebook to court, says company breached privacy laws Facebook has become one of world’s ‘most dangerous monopolies,’ says expert The two leaders discussed “ensuring that the web giants and tech companies take more responsibility for their social and community impacts, including against hatred and violence,” Trudeau said.
He repeated that he was heartbroken during a visit to the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral, but was inspired by the work and courage of Paris firefighters who were able to salvage much of the building.
He repeated a pledge Wednesday to offer any support needed in the rebuilding of the landmark church — one day after he announced Canada’s pledge to offer steel and softwood lumber.
The prime minister was to meet Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales later Thursday.
Missouri abortion ban: Senate passes controversial bill – BBC News
The vote came hours after Alabama’s governor signed a near-total ban on abortion in the state on Wednesday , promoting protests and concern from pro-choice supporters.
Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky and Ohio are among the other states to pass new abortion restrictions.
Most anti-abortion bills have faced legal challenges. However, this is what pro-life supporters hope will happen, as they want to reach the Supreme Court in order to challenge its landmark decision to legalise abortion in 1973.
Earlier this year the Supreme Court blocked implementation of new abortion restrictions in Louisiana. However, the ruling was made by a narrow margin and the case is due to be reviewed later this year. Skip Twitter post by @MoSenateGOP HISTORY MADE! Missouri Stands with the Unborn Act ( @Koenig4MO ) passed by the Senate (24-10). No abortions after a heartbeat is detected, no abortions after the baby can feel pain, abortions are outlawed after Roe v. Wade is overturned. #prolife #moleg pic.twitter.com/pottSt7tGg
Investigation finds Alabama prison conditions are “unconstitutional” – CBS News
The two year investigation also found an "excessive amount of violence, sexual abuse and prisoner deaths"”> <link rel="preconnect dns-prefetch" href=