U.S. Politics Oct. 11, 2006

Growing Number of Liberal Democrats

About one-third of Democratic voters now describe themselves as liberal, an increase since 2000, when just one-in-four Democrats self-identified with the “L-word.” Meantime, some 41% of Democrats now call themselves moderate and 23% say they are conservatives.

U.S. Politics Sep. 22, 2006

Bush’s September Gains: A Mixed Picture

Polls show little boost for GOP in generic ballot.

U.S. Politics Sep. 14, 2006

Democrats Hold Solid Lead; Strong Anti-Incumbent, Anti-Bush Mood

Voters view the coming elections through the prism of national issues and concerns

U.S. Politics May. 2, 2006

Will White Evangelicals Desert the GOP?

Although President Bush’s approval rating has declined as much among white evangelicals as among the public as a whole, so far evangelicals don’t seem likely to abandon the GOP this fall.

U.S. Politics Feb. 12, 2006

Midterm Match-Up: Partisan Tide vs. Safe Seats

This election year, two heavyweight political trends are poised for collision: GOP unpopularity and the growing power of incumbency.

Pew Research Center Sep. 1, 2005

Mapping the Political Landscape 2005

The Center’s report offers a richly textured portrait of the American electorate, including a new analysis of 2004 election returns that reveals the congruence between where people live and how they vote.