*In the wake of Missouri defensive end Michael Sam coming out, and the possibility of him becoming the NFL’s first openly gay player after the May draft, ESPN.com’s NFL Nation and ESPN The Magazine asked NFL players, on the condition of anonymity, four true-false questions about their thoughts on having a gay teammate.
Although the survey showed that most players aren’t concerned with another’s sexual orientation, it also made clear the concerns that players would have with learning how to relate to an openly gay teammate.
Forty-four players said a teammate’s sexual orientation didn’t matter to them, and 39 said they would be comfortable showering around a gay teammate. But 32 players said they had teammates or coaches who used homophobic slurs last season, and when asked whether an openly gay player would be comfortable in a NFL locker room, just 25 players said yes; 21 said no, while five declined to answer.
*The tricks have started all over the country!
But we knew they were coming! We only fear the tricks they have prepared that will show up during the tally of the vote.
President Obama has seen solid support from the swing states and tea party factions are making their final attempt to pounce on his victory.
Some of them are showing up to the polls as poll watcher groups, but rather than check for voter fraud, they’re really there to interfere with minority participation.
They want to be the so-called whistleblowers at the poll making up the rules as they go along to determine qualifications for minorities’ eligibility to cast their vote.
*The political scene has been fierce and quite tense with polls constantly flip-flopping between the two major presidential candidates.
Ahead of tonight’s presidential debate, a recent national poll shows President Barack Obama ahead of Mitt Romney by two percent, giving Democrats a bit of an edge for the moment.
The results are based off of live phone surveys conducted by the Post and ABC.
Other pollsters use Internet-based methods and automated phone services.
The Post offered a note of caution, however, explaining that Democrats outnumber Republicans overall, and so percentages will likely reflect that minor difference.
In the meantime, Romney is gaining a stronger ‘bond’ with his current supporters. The number of Romney supporters who said they are “very enthusiastic” about their candidate grew 10 percentage points, reports the Washington Post.
And still more say their impression of the Republican candidate has shifted more positively.
Check out more about the election and polls at the Washington Post.
*The Libya attack on the U.S. Consulate has stirred up the Middle East and also the U.S. elections.
The attacks in Benghazi were tragic and required the U.S. to stand up and respond.
The president and Secretary of State took to their podiums and condemned the attacks of those who were responsible, but Romney took to the podium and condemned America via our president.
This may have been the reason why a significant number of Romney supporters have abandoned ship and either won’t vote in November or have decided to support Obama.
The NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist College polls now all show President Obama leading in Ohio, Florida and Virginia, according to NBC News’ the Grio.