Voters go to the polls in four days, though turnout may be less than robust in New Jersey, where it is widely perceived that Gov. Chris Christie is a shoo-in for re-election. We check in with Frank Newport, editor in chief of the Gallup Poll, to see where the N.J. gubernatorial race stands.
Elsewhere, the news media continue to focus on the healthcare law as Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius testified Wednesday before a House committee and apologized for the “debacle” of the health exchange rollout. As a result, many opine that the Obamacare law is losing standing, but new data show a surprising stability in attitudes towards the Affordable Care Act — very little change, and little increase in familiarity .
Then on to privacy — is there none left? Everybody’s spying on everybody else. And yet … new data show that American Internet users are actually no more worried about privacy now than they were in 2000. Speaking of which, 12 percent of Americans today say that they don’t ever use the Internet in any form. Can it be believed?