U.S. PoliticsNovember 6, 2006

Public Concern About the Vote Count and Uncertainty About Electronic Voting Machines

Public doubts about the accuracy of the vote count may have some significant consequences on election day. The problem is much on the minds of some political operatives who worry that it may discourage voting among some constituencies.

U.S. PoliticsNovember 5, 2006

Republicans Cut Democratic Lead in Campaign’s Final Days

A nationwide Pew survey finds that the midterm election campaign has tightened considerably in the campaign’s final week. Among likely voters, 47% say they plan to vote for a Democratic congressional candidate on Tuesday and 43% say they plan to vote for a Republican.

U.S. PoliticsOctober 26, 2006

Democrats Hold Double-Digit Lead in Competitive Districts

The latest national survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press shows that Iraq continues to be the dominant issue for voters. More than four-in-ten voters (45%) view the situation in Iraq as the most important, or second most important issue in their vote, the highest percentage for the six issues tested.

ReligionOctober 18, 2006

In Pursuit of Values Voters: Religion’s Role in the 2006 Election

In a Pew Forum roundtable conversation, Forum senior fellow John Green and two prominent journalists speculate that it will be difficult for the Republican Party to mobilize evangelicals to go to the polls in great numbers next month. They also discuss challenges faced by the Democratic Party in appealing to this segment of the electorate.

U.S. PoliticsOctober 5, 2006

Iraq Looms Large in a Nationalized Election

A new poll finds dismay about U.S. military action in Iraq at its highest level since the war began and many voters say the issue will be primary in their ballot decisions come November. Resignation of Rep. Foley has little impact so far.

Pew Research CenterOctober 5, 2006

Election Day Stakes in the States

Check out the issues on the ballot in each state, find out who’s running for governor and other state wide offices and see what’s at stake in state legislatures.

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 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. PoliticsAugust 17, 2006

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.

Pew Research CenterJuly 26, 2006

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?

U.S. PoliticsJune 28, 2006

’Enthusiasm Gap’ Favors Democrats This Year

A new poll finds Democrats more eager to vote, but also less happy with their party.