Americans’ views of Mexico, Canada diverge as Obama attends ‘Three Amigos’ summit
President Obama meets with his Canadian and Mexican counterparts at a time when the U.S. public has a positive view of Canada, but more lukewarm feelings toward Mexico.
As U.S. role in Afghanistan nears an end, more Americans see failure than success
About half of Americans say the U.S. has mostly failed to achieve its goals in Afghanistan.
Americans like Michelle Obama, except for conservative Republicans
There’s been at least one constant in how the public views the Obama administration — the large number of Americans who have a favorable view of First Lady Michelle Obama.
Most Americans have negative view of Putin as Sochi games begin
About six-in-ten Americans have an unfavorable view of Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to a Washington Post/ABC News survey.
Views of health care law among uninsured Americans turn more negative
The share of Americans without insurance who have an unfavorable view of the health care law outnumber those with positive views by almost two-to-one.
Public sees GOP as less willing than Democrats to reach across the aisle
The public sees Democrats as more willing than Republicans to work with leaders from the other party by a 25-point margin.
Obama’s approval number is near his lowest as he delivers State of the Union address
President Obama’s job approval rating stands at 43% as he prepares to deliver his State of the Union address.
Obama lags his predecessors in recess appointments
In his six years in office, Barack Obama has made 32 recess appointments to federal positions.
Fewer Americans see cigarette smoking as a major public health problem
About half of Americans rank cigarette smoking as a serious public health problem.
Americans with just basic cell phones are a dwindling breed
The share of Americans who have a basic cellular phone that is not a smartphone has dropped 33 percentage points since 2005.