U.S. Politics Jan. 28, 2016

2012 Republican Primary Voters: More Conservative Than GOP General Election Voters

In many ways, GOP primary voters were more conservative than Republican general election voters who didn’t vote in 2012’s primaries, both in their self-identification and their political values.

U.S. Politics Jan. 22, 2016

Budget Deficit Slips as Public Priority

The goal of reducing the budget deficit, which the public once ranked among the most pressing objectives for the Obama administration, has continued its recent decline in perceived importance.

U.S. Politics Jan. 21, 2016

Voters Skeptical That 2016 Candidates Would Make Good Presidents

A year before the next president takes office, voters are skeptical that any of the leading 2016 candidates would make a good president.

U.S. Politics Dec. 15, 2015

Views of Government’s Handling of Terrorism Fall to Post-9/11 Low

Americans’ concerns about terrorism surged and ratings of the U.S. government’s handling of it plummeted following attacks in Paris and California.

U.S. Politics Dec. 14, 2015

Debates Help Fuel Strong Interest in 2016 Campaign

As candidates in both parties prepare for the next round of presidential debates, a new national survey finds that the public is highly engaged by the 2016 campaign.

U.S. Politics Nov. 23, 2015

How Americans View Their Government

Americans are deeply cynical about government, politics and the nation’s elected leaders. Yet at the same time, they rate the government positively in many areas.

U.S. Politics Oct. 8, 2015

On Immigration Policy, Wider Partisan Divide Over Border Fence Than Path to Legal Status

As immigration emerges as a key issue in the presidential campaign, there is little common ground between Republicans and Democrats in views of several immigration policy proposals.

U.S. Politics Oct. 2, 2015

Contrasting Partisan Perspectives on Campaign 2016

Republicans now want new ideas and a different approach in a presidential candidate rather than experience and a proven record, while Democrats are more divided on which qualities they prefer.

U.S. Politics Sep. 29, 2015

Mixed Views of Initial U.S. Response to Europe’s Migrant Crisis

The public has mixed reactions to the U.S. response to the influx of hundreds of thousands of migrants arriving in Europe in recent weeks.

U.S. Politics Sep. 28, 2015

Most Say Budget Deal Must Include Planned Parenthood Funding

Six-in-ten Americans say any budget deal must maintain funding for the organization. More would blame Republicans (40%) than Democrats (26%) if no deal is reached and the government shuts down.