Democrats Hold Solid Lead; Strong Anti-Incumbent, Anti-Bush Mood
Voters view the coming elections through the prism of national issues and concerns
A Diminished Public Appetite for Military Force and Mideast Oil
Americans’ views of the impact of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks have changed little since 2001, but most no longer see an expanded U.S. military overseas as helpful.
Voters Focus on Domestic Issues, Despite Crises Abroad
War in Lebanon, widening violence in Iraq and the foiled airline terror plot failed to produce big changes in attitudes toward Israel or President Bush while economic worries continue to dominate the voting agenda.
Public Conflicted About Press Reports of Bank Record Monitoring
Majority says reports hurt interest of American people — but even bigger majority says they tell citizens something they should know.
Americans’ Support for Israel Unchanged by Recent Hostilities
A new Pew poll conducted July 6-19 finds little change in public sympathy for Israel in its dispute with the Palestinians, while Americans remain dissatisfied with the state of the nation and with the president’s performance.
The Heat Over Global Warming
New findings from a Pew Research Center for the People & the Press poll show that public attitudes about global warming are deeply divided along partisan lines. But even among Democrats, global warming ranks low relative to other issue priorities.
’Enthusiasm Gap’ Favors Democrats This Year
A new poll finds Democrats more eager to vote, but also less happy with their party.
A Small Boost for Bush
Americans are more optimistic about the U.S. achieving its goals in Iraq.
Bush’s Troubles Shake the GOP Base
Within the GOP, the president’s support has faded fastest among moderates and liberals. The drop among conservatives has been more gradual, but the implications are just as serious.
The Cell Phone Challenge to Polling
While Americans who rely solely on a cell phone for telephone service differ in their demographics from land-line subscribers, a new study finds that so far the results obtained by surveys that exclude cell-only users are not significantly affected.