I see a lot of questions asked by new users where:
The question is put "on hold" for various reasons, but still has a few reopen votes (sometimes including mine), which show it is neither completely unrelated to politics nor completely subjective.
The question is actually answered in comments by objective facts.
Since yesterday :
Both answers have comments that combined would make up a good answer, the first with statistics, the second with historical facts. These questions have not been edited apart from spelling errors. And they are related to politics, even if not within the scope of the site according to some.
What do we win in being so strict?
Would it be possible/desirable to change the site policy in order to avoid this?
The loss seems pretty obvious: new users and (according to me) interesting politics-related questions.