U.S. Politics Oct. 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.

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 Aug. 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.

U.S. Politics Jul. 26, 2006

Americans’ Support for Israel Unchanged by Recent Hostilities

A new Pew poll conducted July 6-19 finds little change in public sympathy for Israel in its dispute with the Palestinians, while Americans remain dissatisfied with the state of the nation and with the president’s performance.

Pew Research Center Jul. 19, 2006

The U.S. Public’s Pro-Israel History

A substantial plurality of the American public has been steadfast in its support for Israel as the intensity of armed conflict in the Middle East has waxed and waned through the years.

U.S. Politics Jun. 22, 2006

A Small Boost for Bush

Americans are more optimistic about the U.S. achieving its goals in Iraq.

Global Jun. 14, 2006

America’s Image Slips

The 2006 Pew Global Attitudes survey finds that America’s image has again slipped in most of the 15 countries surveyed and support for the U.S.-led war on terrorism has declined even among close U.S. allies such as Japan.

U.S. Politics May. 15, 2006

The Iraq-Vietnam Difference

This time, the opposition runs strongly along party lines.

U.S. Politics Feb. 21, 2006

Youth and War

Neither hawks nor doves, America’s youth are more willing than their elders to give both war and peace a chance. A new poll analysis finds that generational differences on the use of force confound the stereotypes.

U.S. Politics Feb. 3, 2006

Bush’s Concern Over Isolationism Reflects More Than Just Rhetoric

When President Bush delivered a strong warning against isolationism in his State of the Union address, he was speaking to a recent and dramatic turn in public opinion, indicated by Pew polling.