U.S. PoliticsAugust 23, 2018

Trump Has Met the Public’s Modest Expectations for His Presidency

Americans had fairly low expectations for Donald Trump’s presidency just before the 2016 election. Their current views of his administration’s performance vary little from these pre-election predictions.

U.S. PoliticsAugust 9, 2018

For Most Trump Voters, ‘Very Warm’ Feelings for Him Endured

In the wake of Donald Trump’s 2016 election victory, an overwhelming majority of those who said they had voted for him had “warm” feelings for him.

MethodsFebruary 15, 2018

Commercial Voter Files and the Study of U.S. Politics

A new analysis demystifies voter files, the widely-used and comprehensive digital databases used to better understand the U.S. electorate.

Pew Research CenterMay 4, 2017

Q&A: Political polls and the 2016 election

Courtney Kennedy of Pew Research Center, who chaired survey researchers organization AAPOR’s task force on political polling in the 2016 U.S. elections, discuss the group’s findings and recommendations.

Media & NewsJanuary 18, 2017

Trump, Clinton Voters Divided in Their Main Source for Election News

Trump voters named one source more than any other as their main source of election news, whereas Clinton voters were spread across an array of sources.

U.S. PoliticsNovember 21, 2016

Low Marks for Major Players in 2016 Election – Including the Winner

For most voters, the 2016 presidential campaign was one to forget.

MethodsNovember 15, 2016

Video: Why 2016 election polls missed their mark

The results of the 2016 presidential election came as a surprise to nearly everyone who had been following the national and state election polling

U.S. PoliticsNovember 10, 2016

A Divided and Pessimistic Electorate

Beyond their disagreements over specific policy issues, voters who supported President-elect Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton also differed over the seriousness of a wide array of problems facing the nation, from immigration and crime to inequality and racism.

U.S. PoliticsOctober 19, 2016

Video: How Republican and Democratic voters have changed since 1992

The two parties look less alike today than at any point over the last quarter-century.

U.S. PoliticsOctober 18, 2016

Most Trump, Clinton Backers Say Spouses Share Their Vote Preferences