U.S. Politics Jul. 16, 2014

Surge in Border Crossings Roils U.S. Immigration Debate

About half (53%) of Americans think that the U.S. should speed up the legal process for dealing with Central American children who cross the border illegally, while fewer (38%) support staying with the current policy.

U.S. Politics Jul. 15, 2014

Wide Partisan Gap in Mideast Sympathies

The sympathies of the American public continue to lie with Israel rather than the Palestinians. However, the partisan gap in Mideast sympathies has never been wider as the share of Republicans who sympathize more with Israel has risen from 68% to 73%.

U.S. Politics Jun. 26, 2014

Beyond Red vs. Blue: The Political Typology

Our latest political typology sorts voters into cohesive groups based on their attitudes and values and provides a field guide for the constantly changing political landscape.

U.S. Politics Jun. 12, 2014

Political Polarization in the American Public

Republicans and Democrats are more divided along ideological lines – and partisan acrimony is deeper and more extensive – than at any point in recent history. And these trends manifest themselves in myriad ways, both in politics and in everyday life.

U.S. Politics Jun. 9, 2014

Doubts About Bergdahl Prisoner Exchange

The public has a more negative than positive view of the prisoner exchange that freed U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl, but most think the U.S. has a responsibility to do all it can to free captive U.S. soldiers in general, regardless of the circumstances of their capture.

U.S. Politics May. 19, 2014

Congressional Service Less of an Asset for White House Hopefuls

A declining share of the public sees service in Congress, rather than as a governor, as better preparation for the White House. And more now say long service in D.C. would do more to decrease than increase the chances of them supporting a candidate.

U.S. Politics May. 6, 2014

Supreme Court Favorability Rebounds

Favorable views of the Supreme Court over time showing supreme court favorability are back above 50%, having rebounded from historic lows reached in the summer of 2013.

U.S. Politics May. 5, 2014

Midterm Election Indicators Daunting for Democrats

With the midterm elections six months away, 47% of registered voters support the Republican candidate in their district while 43% favor the Democrat. And more see their vote as a vote against President Obama than for him.

U.S. Politics Apr. 29, 2014

Public Divided on Prospects for Peaceful Two-State Solution

Amid the breakdown of peace talks between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators, the public is divided over whether a way can be found for a peaceful two-state solution in the Middle East.

U.S. Politics Apr. 28, 2014

Americans Support Increased Sanctions against Russia

The public supports increased U.S. economic and diplomatic sanctions against Russia by a 53% to 36% margin. But most oppose military aid to Ukraine.