In Gun Control Debate, Several Options Draw Majority Support
There are clear areas of agreement when it comes to a number of gun policy proposals like background checks for gun sales. But there are big partisan divides on others.
As Hagel Fight Begins, Wide Partisan Differences in Support for Israel
For decades, the public has sympathized more with Israel than the Palestinians in the Middle East conflict. However, the partisan gap in sympathies, while little changed in recent years, is as large as it has been in more than three decades of polling.
Obama Viewed as Fiscal Cliff Victor; Legislation Gets Lukewarm Reception
Barack Obama is viewed as the clear political winner in the fiscal cliff negotiations. But about as many Americans disapprove as approve of the new tax legislation.
Hillary Clinton’s Career of Comebacks
With the choice of John Kerry to succeed her, Hillary Clinton prepares to step down as Secretary of State after a political career in which she has been the comeback kid.
Modest Change in Opinion about Gun Control
While support for controlling gun ownership has increased in the wake of the Newtown shootings, the change since July has been modest.
Public Skeptical about a ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Deal
With less than two weeks to go before the nation goes over the fiscal cliff, the public remains pessimistic about the possibility that the president and Congress will reach an agreement by the Jan. 1 deadline.
Public Divided Over Newtown Shootings
Americans are evenly divided over whether the Newtown shootings reflect broader problems in society or are just isolated acts of troubled individuals.
Public Says U.S. Does Not Have Responsibility to Act in Syria
As fighting in Syria rages on, the public continues to say that the U.S. does not have a responsibility to do something about it. A new survey also finds little change in the public’s sympathies in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.
As Fiscal Cliff Nears, Democrats Have Public Opinion on Their Side
The Democrats are in a strong position with the public as they engage in negotiations to find a solution to the fiscal cliff crisis.
Pessimism About Fiscal Cliff Deal, Republicans Still Get More Blame
With Washington making little apparent progress in efforts to avoid going over the “fiscal cliff,” most Americans are skeptical that the White House and Republicans will reach a deal. A majority would blame Republicans if talks fail.