If same-sex marriage becomes legal in Australia, almost four in five people want a law that doesn't single out gay couples with religious and conscientious exemptions, a new poll has found.The new poll comes as speculation grows over what a same-sex marriage bill should look like if Australia votes "yes" in the current postal survey, with tensions arising between opposing groups in both the government and the LGBTI community.The Galaxy poll, commissioned by PFLAG and provided to BuzzFeed News, canvassed 1,000 Australians on their views on same-sex marriage from October 26 to 30.In response to the question, "If the majority vote ‘yes’ in the postal survey, should same-sex couples be treated the same under the law compared with other couples?", 78% of respondents said yes.This fig
The Senate race in deep-red Alabama might be within reach for Democrats, after the Republican nomination of Roy Moore.The poll, conducted by Opinion Savvy and commissioned by Decision Desk HQ, finds that Moore leads Democratic opponent Doug Jones 50.2% to 44.5%.While still not a close-close race, that's definitely closer than a normal Senate race in Alabama for an off year. The poll is of 590 likely voters in the state reached this week by landline and mobile, with a margin of error of 4 points. (Full methodology here.)Though he is well known and has a built-in set of supporters in the state, Moore has a long and complicated history in Alabama and nationally: He was twice removed from the state's Supreme Court for refusing to follow federal rulings.He's suggested various nationa...
View this image › A Muslim woman marches at a March 6, 2017 rally in San Diego Sandy Huffaker / AFP / Getty Images ID: 10741518 The past year was a rough one for American Muslims, who’ve shared one story after another of hearing slurs at the grocery store, watching their mosques burn, and learning taekwondo to fend off attackers.Such experiences, dismissed by anti-Muslim pundits as exaggerated, are backed up by poll results released Tuesday that show a community that’s effectively felt under siege since the rise and election of President Donald Trump.The majority of American Muslims — 60%— reported so
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has strikingly high disapproval ratings across party lines, for what is typically a low-profile cabinet position, according to a new poll.Republicans argued that once confirmed, DeVos’s unpopularity would recede and the early controversies would not impede her ability to do her job. DeVos became a central cause of Democratic opposition during the confirmation process, and has weathered several high-profile controversies in the first few weeks of her tenure.Thirty-one percent of all voters have an unfavorable opinion of DeVos, according to new polling by the firm PredictWise provided to BuzzFeed News. Just 16% of voters feel favorably towards the education secretary, the poll found.That’s compared to 23% who say they disapprove of Jeff Se