53% of U.S. adults who voted in the general election say they engaged in at least 1 of 6 political activities over the past six months.
Looking back at presidential elections since 1828, the winner’s electoral vote share has, on average, been 1.36 times his popular vote share.
Here’s a look back at some of the closest races of elections past and an assessment of just how common such races are.
Just 21% of Americans say relations between Republicans and Democrats will get better in the coming year; 37% expect relations to worsen.
Regardless of how the runoff elections in Georgia go, the Senate will be closely divided next year. And that is part of a long-running trend.
As election returns rolled in – albeit more slowly than in recent years – Americans were tuning in closely. They also, for the most part, gave their news sources positive marks for the coverage of the returns, though Republicans were less likely to do so than Democrats.
A large majority of Americans say additional COVID-19 aid is needed – and want Congress to pass it as soon as possible.
A 56% majority of voters now say they feel hopeful about the state of the United States, up from 47% in June.
Many who follow polls are asking how these errors could happen. Here, we’ll take a preliminary shot at answering that question.
The U.S. is not the only country wrestling with political fissures. But the pandemic has revealed how pervasive the divide in U.S. politics is.