Fact Tank Oct. 18, 2013

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.

Fact Tank Oct. 17, 2013

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.

Fact Tank Oct. 16, 2013

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.

Fact Tank Oct. 15, 2013

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.

Fact Tank Oct. 14, 2013

Working on Columbus Day? It depends on where you live

Fewer than half of states give their employees Columbus Day as a paid holiday.

Fact Tank Oct. 11, 2013

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.

Fact Tank Oct. 10, 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.

Fact Tank Oct. 9, 2013

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.

Fact Tank Oct. 8, 2013

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.

Fact Tank Oct. 7, 2013

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.