Democrats Face Challenges in This Year’s Midterm Elections
While Democrats are more popular than the GOP among the general public, the party faces a number of challenges in November, writes Andrew Kohut in the Wall Street Journal.
5 facts about Republicans
The annual Conservative Political Action Committee kicked off its annual conference Thursday, providing an early test for potential GOP presidential candidates and also putting into sharp relief the differences in the Republican Party.
Are the Democrats getting too liberal?
Andrew Kohut writes in the Washington Post that polarization is not a one-way street. While Republicans have become more conservative, Democrats have grown more liberal.
Just 28% of Republicans believe GOP advocates its principles well
A minority of Republicans believe that their party is doing a good job in standing up for its traditional positions of smaller government, tax-cutting and conservative social values.
Republicans’ views on evolution
Significantly fewer Republicans believe in evolution than did so four years ago, setting them apart from Democrats and independents. But behind this finding is a puzzle: If the views of the overall public have remained steady, and there has been little change among people of other political affiliations, how do you account for the Republican numbers? An explainer.