IRS viewed least favorably among federal agencies
The IRS was rated less favorably than any of the other federal agencies tested in a new Pew Research survey; 51% had a negative opinion.
Democrats hold small lead over Republicans in early look at midterm elections
More than a year ahead of the 2014 congressional elections, Democrats have a six-point edge when it comes to which party voters would support in their districts.
A majority of Americans want their lawmakers to put district wishes over national interests
A majority of the public says members of Congress should base their vote on the wishes of their district over the interest of the country.
Nearly 4-in-10 voters don’t want to see their own lawmaker re-elected
The share of voters who say they don’t want to see their own representative re-elected is high as it’s been in two decades.
There is no news junkie like a cable TV news junkie
The most dedicated cable news viewers average 72 minutes, more than an hour, of home viewing a day.
Dealing with deficit a top public priority, but little agreement on how
The number of Americans who said reducing the deficit was a top public priority rose 19 points between 2009 and 2013.
Public says dysfunctional government is nation’s top problem
A Gallup poll finds 33% of Americans cite dissatisfaction with government and elected representatives as the nation’s top issue.
Tea Party backlash? Not among rank-and-file Republicans
Just 18% of Republicans believe their leaders are paying too much attention to the Tea Party.
Where in the world are you? Facebook or Foursquare may know
Three-in-ten adult social media users have set up at least one of their accounts to automatically “tag” their posts with their current location.
Indonesians upbeat about Obama and the U.S., despite the president’s cancelled trips
President Obama has cancelled a trip to Indonesia for the third time because of troubles at home.