Guilani's Social Views Unlikely to Turn off GOP Majority
Pundits and journalists continue to speculate about whether or not conservative Republicans will get strongly behind a Rudy Giuliani presidential run. As it stands right now, according to a recent Gallup survey, for the great majority of Republicans, the heuristics of likability, party loyalty, and Rudy's national security message appear to trump the Mayor's stands on abortion and gay rights. Yet for a strongly committed conservative minority, these issues do raise objections.
In the Oct. 12-14 poll, 61% of Republicans say Giuliani's views on abortion and gay rights either make no difference in whether they will vote for him for president, or make them more likely to vote for him. Twenty-eight percent say Giuliani's views make them more likely to vote against him, including 17% who say "much more likely."
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China's Chang'e 4 biosphere experiment marks a first for humankind.
- China's Chang'e 4 lunar lander touched down on the far side of the moon on January 3.
- In addition to a lunar rover, the lander carried a biosphere experiment that contains five sets of plants and some insects.
- The experiment is designed to test how astronauts might someday grow plants in space to sustain long-term settlements.
She met mere mortals with and without the Vatican's approval.
- For centuries, the Virgin Mary has appeared to the faithful, requesting devotion and promising comfort.
- These maps show the geography of Marian apparitions – the handful approved by the Vatican, and many others.
- Historically, Europe is where most apparitions have been reported, but the U.S. is pretty fertile ground too.
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