President Obama meets Friday with Republican leaders after their election day victories to talk about cooperation on key issues. We review the public opinion challenges facing both parties in any quest for bipartisanship.
Six facts about the 2014 electorate culled from Pew Research surveys and analyses during this midterm year.
Democrats maintain a wide, but diminished, advantage among Hispanic registered voters, 54% of whom say a candidate’s position on immigration is not a deal-breaker in determining their vote.
An analysis of our eight Political Typology groups finds that those most likely to vote in the midterms are the three who are most ideological, highly politically engaged and overwhelmingly partisan.
A Pew Research Center study based on a representative online survey finds striking differences in news habits along the ideological spectrum.
When it comes to getting news about politics and government, liberals and conservatives inhabit different worlds. There is little overlap in the news sources they turn to and trust.
While consistent conservatives and liberals are much more likely to vote than those with mixed views, the advantage at the moment goes to the right: Consistent conservatives are 15 percentage points more likely to vote this fall than consistent liberals.
Millennials are the most liberal age group and are more likely to lean towards the Democrats. But in addition to that, Millennials who identify with the GOP are also less conservative than Republicans in other generations.
The GOP’s relatively thin 47-44 lead in the current midterm polls strongly suggests that this is not a "tide" election.
While there have been several controversial issues since 2010 at the intersection of religion and politics, there has been more stability than change among major religious groups' voting preferences.