Obama job rating flat after midterm losses, unlike Bush, Ike, Truman
President Obama’s approval rating has barely moved in over a year and remains at 43%. In fact, the share of Americans approving of Obama has wavered between 41% and 45% in 13 consecutive Pew Research surveys dating back to September 2013.
Obama vs. the Republicans on environmental issues: How the public views them
While President Obama’s stock with the public has taken a beating, the environment is one area where he maintains an advantage over the GOP.
Why can’t we all get along? Challenges ahead for bipartisan cooperation
President Obama meets Friday with Republican leaders after their election day victories to talk about cooperation on key issues. We review the public opinion challenges facing both parties in any quest for bipartisanship.
Making more than minimum wage, but less than $10.10 an hour
Last year an estimated 20.6 million people — 30% of all hourly, non-self-employed workers aged 18 and older in the U.S. — earned above the applicable minimum wage in their state but less than the proposed $10.10/hour minimum.
As GOP celebrates win, no sign of narrowing gender, age gaps
The overall vote share is similar to the 2010 midterm elections, and many of the key demographic divides in 2010 — particularly wide gender and age gaps — remain.
No matter how tight the race, midterm voter turnout likely to remain lackluster
If history is any guide, well under half of eligible voters will come out to vote in Tuesday’s midterms.
6 facts about the electorate on midterm day
Six facts about the 2014 electorate culled from Pew Research surveys and analyses during this midterm year.
For most voters, congressional elections offer little drama
Most eligible voters — typically 8-in-ten or more — live in House districts with little or no real competition between candidates and parties.
Berlin Wall’s fall marked the end of the Cold War for the American public
The impact of the “Fall of the Wall” on American opinions about the Cold War were as profound as the event was dramatic.
Heading into midterms, Americans still as bummed out as they were in 2012, 2010
Despite somewhat better feelings about the economy, Americans’ collective mood is much the same as it was ahead of the last two general elections.