Do Deficits Matter Anymore? Apparently Not to the Public
The federal debt has escalated in recent years but runaway deficits no longer top the political agenda as in the 1990s, according to a new poll analysis.
Independents Sour on Incumbents
Allegations of corruption are fueling political discontent among independents, who are unhappy with Congress in general and their own representatives in particular.
Both Reds and Blues Go Green on Energy
But divisions within both political parties block consensus on eco-friendly alternatives to oil.
Youth and War
Neither hawks nor doves, America’s youth are more willing than their elders to give both war and peace a chance. A new poll analysis finds that generational differences on the use of force confound the stereotypes.
Midterm Match-Up: Partisan Tide vs. Safe Seats
This election year, two heavyweight political trends are poised for collision: GOP unpopularity and the growing power of incumbency.
Not Looking for Love
Hold the heart-shaped candy; most singles in America aren’t actively seeking romance.
Bush’s Concern Over Isolationism Reflects More Than Just Rhetoric
When President Bush delivered a strong warning against isolationism in his State of the Union address, he was speaking to a recent and dramatic turn in public opinion, indicated by Pew polling.