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U.S. PoliticsJuly 23, 2015

GOP’s Rating Takes a Negative Turn

The Republican Party’s favorability rating has grown more negative over the first half of this year. Currently, 32% have a favorable impression of the GOP, while 60% have an unfavorable view. Meanwhile, the Democratic Party continues to have mixed ratings.

U.S. PoliticsJuly 22, 2015

A Year Later, U.S. Campaign Against ISIS Garners Support

Nearly a year after the United States launched its first airstrikes against ISIS, the public remains broadly supportive of the military campaign.

U.S. PoliticsJuly 21, 2015

Americans Skeptical of Iran Nuclear Deal

More Americans disapprove than approve of the deal struck last week by the U.S., Iran and five other nations to limit Iran’s nuclear program. Americans also have little confidence that Iran’s leaders will uphold their side of the agreement.

U.S. PoliticsJuly 21, 2015

Support Grows for U.S. Ties With Cuba

In the U.S., support for restoring ties with Cuba rose across nearly all partisan groups, as the two countries moved this week to end more than 50 years of diplomatic conflict.

U.S. PoliticsJune 8, 2015

Record Support for Same-Sex Marriage

Public support for allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally continues its rapid rise: A 57% majority of Americans now favor allowing same-sex marriage, up from 42% just five years ago.

U.S. PoliticsJune 4, 2015

Public Views of Immigration

There is broad public support for a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants in the U.S. But other opinions on immigration, including views of legal immigration, are more mixed.

U.S. PoliticsMay 28, 2015

Public Continues to Back U.S. Drone Attacks

Americans continue to support U.S. drone strikes targeting extremists in countries such as Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia, despite ongoing concerns that drone attacks endanger lives of innocent civilians.

U.S. PoliticsMay 27, 2015

Trade Agreements Seen as Good for U.S., But Concerns Persist

Majorities across income categories say free trade deals have been a positive thing for the U.S., but there are much wider income differences in opinions about the personal impact of these agreements.

U.S. PoliticsMay 23, 2015

Kohut: Why Less Competition Is Hurtful to Hillary

Hillary’s strategic problem is that, absent a strong Democratic challenger to duke it out with, questions about various Hillary controversies, her age and the “Bill factor” will hang there to be resolved in the general election against a Republican candidate who has been on the road addressing his or her own image weaknesses.

U.S. PoliticsMay 21, 2015

Negative Views of New Congress Cross Party Lines

The new Republican-led Congress is drawing harsh reviews from the public. Just 23% of Americans say congressional Republicans are keeping the promises they made during last fall’s campaign.