Americans are generally positive about free trade agreements, more critical of tariff increases
Americans’ views of free trade agreements, which turned more negative during the 2016 campaign, are now about as positive as they were prior to the campaign.
Most Americans want to limit campaign spending, say big donors have greater political influence
Americans overwhelmingly support limits on political campaign spending, and most think new laws could effectively reduce the role of money in politics.
More Americans oppose than favor increased offshore drilling
More Americans now oppose than favor allowing more offshore oil and gas drilling in U.S. waters. Americans who live close to a coastline are less supportive of expanding offshore drilling than those who live farther from a coast.
After Las Vegas attack, Democrats in Congress were far more likely than Republicans to mention guns on Facebook
In the week after the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas, partisan differences were on full display in how elected officials responded on Facebook.
Support for free trade agreements rebounds modestly, but wide partisan differences remain
Americans’ support for free trade agreements, which fell sharply during the 2016 presidential campaign, has rebounded modestly. The partisan gap in views of trade agreements remains substantial.
Partisans in ‘safest’ counties for their party more willing to discuss political differences
Partisans in counties in which their party was politically dominant in the 2016 election were much more likely to support seeking common ground politically.
In Republicans’ views of a border wall, proximity to Mexico matters
Republicans who live closer to the U.S.-Mexico border are less supportive of the wall than are those who live farther away.
Many Americans unaware of their states’ voter ID laws
With less than a month to go before Election Day, not all American voters are aware of their states’ voter ID requirements.
Presidential approval a stronger indicator of voter choice than satisfaction with the country
When it comes to who people plan to vote for, presidential approval is a much stronger indicator than satisfaction with the state of the nation.
On most issues, Sanders primary supporters further from GOP voters than Clinton backers
On nearly all issues where Clinton’s and Sanders’ backers diverged, they did so because Sanders’ supporters were more to the left of Clinton’s and further away from the opinions of GOP voters.