U.S. PoliticsSeptember 14, 2006

Democrats Hold Solid Lead; Strong Anti-Incumbent, Anti-Bush Mood

Voters view the coming elections through the prism of national issues and concerns

Pew Research CenterSeptember 6, 2006

Charting the Mid-Term Election

A comparison of key political and economic indicators that will help shape this November’s mid-term election with the same indicators taken at the same stage of the previous four mid-term campaigns offers good and bad news to both parties.

Pew Research CenterJuly 26, 2006

Wedge Issues on the Ballot

Democratic leaders, impressed by the purported success of GOP-backed ballot initiatives to ban same sex marriage in the 2004 election are pushing their own wedge initiatives to increase the minimum wage. But are such ballot measures really as potent as claimed?

U.S. PoliticsJune 28, 2006

’Enthusiasm Gap’ Favors Democrats This Year

A new poll finds Democrats more eager to vote, but also less happy with their party.

U.S. PoliticsMay 2, 2006

Will White Evangelicals Desert the GOP?

Although President Bush’s approval rating has declined as much among white evangelicals as among the public as a whole, so far evangelicals don’t seem likely to abandon the GOP this fall.

U.S. PoliticsApril 25, 2006

Congress Faces Record Public Discontent

Belief that this Congress has accomplished less than its predecessors is higher than at any point in the past nine years; Republican leaders take the blame.

U.S. PoliticsFebruary 12, 2006

Midterm Match-Up: Partisan Tide vs. Safe Seats

This election year, two heavyweight political trends are poised for collision: GOP unpopularity and the growing power of incumbency.