The public’s views of Donald Trump have changed little over the course of his presidency – and this is the case for opinions about whether Trump has done enough to distance himself from white nationalist groups.
Most independents are not all that “independent” politically. And the small share of Americans who are truly independent stand out for their low level of interest in politics.
Growing share sees 'great deal of difference' between the parties
Views of economy remain positive, divided by partisanship
Partisan divide on whether shutdown is ‘very serious’ problem
Voters approached the 2018 midterm elections with some trepidation about the voting process and many had concerns that U.S. election systems may be hacked. After the election, however, most say it was “very easy” to vote and confidence in election security has increased.
The public’s leading long-range foreign policy goals for the United States are focused on security, including economic security.
The public is generally positive about the outcome of last week’s midterm elections. Yet most Americans think that neither Democratic congressional leaders nor Donald Trump will be successful in getting their policies passed into law during the next two years.
Over the past two years, Americans have become more likely to say it is “stressful and frustrating” to have political conversations with those they disagree with.
With a week to go before Election Day, Americans are confident their local election authorities are up to the essential tasks of making sure that elections are run smoothly and that votes are counted accurately.