Only a slim minority thinks the news media’s coverage of Trump and Clinton is too tough, a view the public also held in previous general elections.
When it comes to who people plan to vote for, presidential approval is a much stronger indicator than satisfaction with the state of the nation.
The contest for president between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is marked by an educational divide that is far wider than in past elections.
Ahead of the presidential election, the demographic profiles of the Republican and Democratic parties are strikingly different.
Big partisan shifts in the House of Representatives happen, but not often. In only three of the past 12 election cycles has one party posted a net gain of more than 30 seats, and on average 93% of House members who seek re-election are voted back into office.
A significant share of both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump supporters say their vote is based more on which candidate they are against rather than which one they are for.
Just 11% of Trump supporters are highly confident that votes across the country will be accurately counted.
Compared with many other countries in the world, Americans stand out for their patriotism. But surveys show that Americans disagree over what’s behind their country’s success.
31% of Democrats and 27% of Republicans say it would be harder to get along with a new neighbor from the other party.
The 2016 campaign is unfolding against a backdrop of intense partisan division and animosity. Partisans’ views of the opposing party are now more negative than at any point in nearly a quarter of a century.