Media & NewsSeptember 22, 2016

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.

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 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.

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 15, 2016

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.

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 13, 2016

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.

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 12, 2016

Already-low voter satisfaction with choice of candidates falls even further

Voter satisfaction with choice of candidates at lowest point in decades: 63% of registered voters say they are not too or not at all satisfied.

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 7, 2016

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.

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 2, 2016

For many voters, it’s not which presidential candidate they’re for but which they’re against

A significant share of both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump supporters say their vote is based more on which candidate they are against rather than which one they are for.

U.S. PoliticsAugust 23, 2016

Partisans see opposing party as more ideological than their own

Political parties’ ideological stances are in the eye of the beholder: Republicans and Democrats see the opposite party as more ideologically extreme than their own.

U.S. PoliticsAugust 19, 2016

Trump supporters far less confident than Clinton backers that votes will be counted accurately

Just 11% of Trump supporters are highly confident that votes across the country will be accurately counted.

U.S. PoliticsJuly 28, 2016

A closer look at the gender gap in presidential voting

In the 1972 and 1976 elections, there was no difference in candidate support between men and women. But over the last nine presidential elections, women have consistently voted for Democratic presidential candidates at higher rates than men.