See the latest Pew Research Center data on U.S. political party affiliation, including trends in voting and elections.
How Republicans see the GOP on the eve of the 2016 election
Most Republicans say their party is divided headed into the presidential election, but more view the GOP favorably than did so as recently as six months ago.
Democrats Maintain Edge as Party ‘More Concerned’ for Latinos, but Views Similar to 2012
75% of Latinos have discussed Trump’s comments about Hispanics in the past year.
Conservative Republicans especially skeptical of climate scientists’ research and understanding
Amid wide partisan divides over climate issues, conservative Republicans are especially skeptical of climate scientists’ understanding and research.
Partisans disagree on news media’s best, worst traits
Americans are divided in what they consider the most positive and negative attribute of the news media, and much of that divide follows party lines.
A political profile of disabled Americans
Overall, Americans with disabilities are engaged with the upcoming election, but they are less likely to turn out to vote as they face a number of obstacles to voting.
More say press is too easy on Trump than said so of Romney, McCain
Only a slim minority thinks the news media’s coverage of Trump and Clinton is too tough, a view the public also held in previous general elections.
Presidential approval a stronger indicator of voter choice than satisfaction with the country
When it comes to who people plan to vote for, presidential approval is a much stronger indicator than satisfaction with the state of the nation.
Educational divide in vote preferences on track to be wider than in recent elections
The contest for president between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is marked by an educational divide that is far wider than in past elections.
The Parties on the Eve of the 2016 Election: Two Coalitions, Moving Further Apart
Ahead of the presidential election, the demographic profiles of the Republican and Democratic parties are strikingly different.
House seats rarely flip from one party to the other
Big partisan shifts in the House of Representatives happen, but not often. In only three of the past 12 election cycles has one party posted a net gain of more than 30 seats, and on average 93% of House members who seek re-election are voted back into office.