Fact TankOctober 28, 2016

Obama job approval higher, but views of him are still the most polarized in recent history

As the election for a new U.S. president nears, approval of Barack Obama’s job performance is as high as it has been at any point over the last four years.

Fact TankOctober 17, 2016

Putting post-debate ‘flash polls’ into perspective

In the aftermath of presidential debates, there is intense interest in gauging “who won.” How can we know the answer to that question?

Fact TankSeptember 21, 2016

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.

Fact TankApril 5, 2016

Millennials give Obama a boost as his job rating rebounds

About six-in-ten (62%) Millennials approve of the job Obama is doing. By comparison, half of Gen Xers, 43% of Boomers and just 37% of Silents offer positive ratings of the president’s job performance.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 22, 2016

Budget Deficit Slips as Public Priority

The goal of reducing the budget deficit, which the public once ranked among the most pressing objectives for the Obama administration, has continued its recent decline in perceived importance.

Fact TankJanuary 12, 2016

Presidential job approval ratings from Ike to Obama

Perhaps no measure better captures the public’s sentiment toward the president than job approval. It dates back to the earliest days of public opinion polling, when George Gallup asked about Franklin D. Roosevelt starting in the 1930s.

Fact TankOctober 12, 2015

5 facts about Democrats

Here’s what our recent survey found about today’s Democrats, who remain loyal to Obama and in recent years have increasingly considered themselves liberal.

Pew Research CenterMay 21, 2015

Negative Views of New Congress Cross Party Lines

The new Republican-led Congress is drawing harsh reviews from the public. Just 23% of Americans say congressional Republicans are keeping the promises they made during last fall’s campaign.

Pew Research CenterApril 2, 2015

Campaign 2016: Modest Interest, High Stakes

The 2016 presidential campaign is starting out with lower voter interest than at the same point in 2008. But there are already stark differences in how possible Democratic and Republican fields are shaping up.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 23, 2015

What’s in a Name? A Look at 2016’s Legacy Front-Runners

By Andrew Kohut, Founding Director, Pew Research Center Special to The Washington Post.  The 2016 presidential campaign, now in full swing in the media and the political class, starts with a fundamental question: How can American voters, who are so dissatisfied with Washington politics and the state of the nation, name the wife of one […]