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Public Opinion

  1. abortion
    If Roe Is Reversed, Democrats Need to Be ReadyAt a time when their party has convinced itself to avoid social issues, they should prepare for a culture-war battle they can win.
  2. bipartisanship
    Biden’s Extended Dance With Republicans May Be What the Public WantsAmericans want politicians to try to cut deals, and then implement their party’s agenda as ruthlessly as possible. That could be Biden’s plan.
  3. trump impeachment
    It’s Decision Time on Trump’s Impeachment: Narrow or Broad?Getting impeachment done quickly could make a narrow range of articles necessary, though obstruction of Congress and of justice is on the table.
  4. trump impeachment
    Poll: Only a Minority of Republicans Are Sure Trump Is InnocentNew findings from Pew suggest there are more Democrats certain Trump committed impeachable offenses than Republicans who are certain he didn’t.
  5. impeachment
    Some Impeachment-Shy Democrats Just Fear It Will BackfireBut as more Democrats in Congress rally to the cause, rank-and-file party members will follow — and let the 2020 chips fall where they may.
  6. impeachment
    Polls Show Majority Support for Impeachment Inquiry, Concern Over Ukraine CallBut Americans are hardly surprised Trump might try something like this.
  7. roe v. wade
    The GOP’s Assault on Abortion Rights Is Tyranny of the MinorityMost GOP voters want Roe v. Wade upheld. And banning abortion in all circumstances is opposed by a majority of voters in every U.S. state.
  8. impeachment
    Why Pelosi’s Anti-Impeachment Stand Makes SenseWithout a massive public opinion shift, initiating impeachment proceedings will just inflame Republicans and mislead Democrats.
  9. abortion
    The Big ‘Pro-Life’ Shift in a New Poll Is an IllusionPolls on abortion policy are often slippery, but there’s no evidence of a shift toward support for overturning Roe v. Wade.
  10. public opinion
    Voters Aren’t Moving Left on Taxes. Democrats Are Moving Toward Voters.Americans have always been eager to soak the rich. But public opinion doesn’t drive policy change in the U.S. — parties do.
  11. congress
    Why Congress Thinks Voters Are Way More Conservative Than They Actually ArePoliticians think their constituents are right wing — because, in most cases, the only constituents they need to worry about are corporations.
  12. the kavanaugh confirmation
    New Poll Shows Kavanaugh and Trump Losing Support of Republican WomenMaybe one segment of the GOP “base” wants Republicans to go all-out for Kavanaugh, but maybe another doesn’t like him at all.
  13. Manchin, Donnelly Begin to Lay Groundwork for Voting to Confirm KavanaughDemocratic senators who don’t have healthy leads when the Kavanaugh vote comes up will probably hear “the people” call for his confirmation.
  14. How Trump’s Immigration Proposal Could Be Trouble for DemocratsTurns out Americans are much more open to restrictions on legal immigration than they are to deporting Dreamers.
  15. First Poll on Graham-Cassidy Shows It’s Unpopular, and the Worst Is Yet to ComeThe last-gasp GOP health-care bill is already unpopular, but just wait until the public learns about its real impact and the chaos it will unleash.
  16. Poll: Trump Has Hurt America’s Image in the Eyes of the WorldExcept in Russia and Israel, anyway.
  17. As Senate Prepares to Attack It, Obamacare Now Favored by Majority of AmericansObamacare’s popularity seems to be peaking just as Republicans get closer to taking it down in legislation that is not popular at all.
  18. Pretty Much Everyone Hates the American Health Care ActThe trick Republicans must pull off is to convince people the Senate bill is much less “mean” than the House bill, without losing House members.
  19. public opinion
    Poll: Most Americans Support an Independent Russia InvestigationBut nearly a third haven’t made up their minds about Comey’s firing, and a lot of Republicans bought the initial White House spin.
  20. public opinion
    Trump Has Historically Bad Approval Ratings, But His Voters Have No RegretsThere is little good news for President Trump in two new polls measuring Americans’ opinions about his first 100 days.
  21. Trump’s Authoritarian Approach to Managing Public OpinionHe is quite literally saying he is the only legitimate source of information on what the American people want.
  22. Donald Trump’s Popularity SurgesA new poll shows Trump’s favorability has risen since the election, even as he remains an unusually unpopular president-elect.
  23. A Majority of Republicans Are Cool With ‘Amnesty’It turns out Trump’s base and the rest of America have very different opinions about politics.
  24. Donald Trump Has Transformed the Way Republicans View ‘Free Trade’One month before Trump launched his campaign, only 39 percent of Republicans said free-trade agreements had been bad for America. Now, 61 percent do.