Democrats Hold Solid Lead; Strong Anti-Incumbent, Anti-Bush Mood
Voters view the coming elections through the prism of national issues and concerns
Voters Focus on Domestic Issues, Despite Crises Abroad
War in Lebanon, widening violence in Iraq and the foiled airline terror plot failed to produce big changes in attitudes toward Israel or President Bush while economic worries continue to dominate the voting agenda.
Wedge Issues on the Ballot
Democratic leaders, impressed by the purported success of GOP-backed ballot initiatives to ban same sex marriage in the 2004 election are pushing their own wedge initiatives to increase the minimum wage. But are such ballot measures really as potent as claimed?
’Enthusiasm Gap’ Favors Democrats This Year
A new poll finds Democrats more eager to vote, but also less happy with their party.
Pew Hispanic Center Survey of Mexicans Living in the U.S. on Absentee Voting in Mexican Elections
Strict requirements, insufficient information about registration procedures and lack of public interest hobbled Mexico’s first effort to conduct absentee voting among its more than ten million adult citizens living in the United States.
States, Flush with Cash, Still Face Tough Issues
From Medicaid to immigration, state lawmakers grapple with contentious issues as elections loom.
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.