Political Beliefs & Behaviors

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Sharp Partisan Divisions in Views of National Institutions

Republicans increasingly say colleges have negative impact on U.S.<p>Republicans and Democrats offer starkly different assessments of the impact of …

News Media

Irresistible

Georgia’s Karen Handel pins another defeat on the anti-Trump left.<p>Last night viewers of cable news were the first to learn that Republican Karen Handel had defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff in the special election to fill a U.S. House seat in Georgia. Long before any news outlet formally declared Ms. …

Karen Handel

Snapchat survey shows that distrust in the media is not so simple

<i>By</i> <i>Natalie (Talia) Jomini Stroud</i><i>, director at the Engaging News Project (University of Texas at Austin) and</i> <i>Luz Gomez</i><i>, director of research at Knight</i> …

News Industry

Democrats are falling for fake news about Russia

Why liberal conspiracy theories are flourishing in the age of Trump.<p>President Donald Trump is about to resign as a result of the Russia scandal. Bernie Sanders and Sean Hannity are Russian agents. The Russians have paid off House Oversight Chair Jason Chaffetz to the tune of $10 million, using …

Democratic Party

The DNC’s elephant in the room: Dems have a problem — it’s not Donald Trump

It’s time for the DNC to stop blaming Trump and the GOP for their own credibility issues<p>The election of Donald Trump offered the Democratic Party a huge gift. Coming off of a highly contentious election and a series of party scandals, the public came together in a massive effort to protest and …

Trump Hasn’t Diminished America’s Faith In Elections, But He Has Polarized It

Pick a random person out of the phone book, and there’s a better chance he or she will get struck by lightning than commit voter fraud. That didn’t …

Elections

Polls: Majority support missile strikes against Syria

A trio of polls out Monday show that a majority of Americans support President Donald Trump’s decision to launch missile strikes last week against the regime of Syrian dictator Bashar Assad.<p>Fifty-seven percent of Americans surveyed by CBS News and 51 percent of respondents to an ABC News/Washington …

Elections

Young Americans: Most see Trump as illegitimate president

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jermaine Anderson keeps going back to the same memory of Donald Trump, then a candidate for president of the United States, referring to some Mexican immigrants as rapists and murderers.<p>"You can't be saying that (if) you're the president," says Anderson, a 21-year-old student from …

Layout Cheat Sheet for Infographics : Visual arrangement tips

This is part of our series on infographic design. Check out the other posts here!Good visual arrangement for infographics is putting together graphic …

Cadillac Ad Tries to Bridge Nation’s Chasm, Without Falling In

Can a luxury auto ad help bridge the deep political chasm in America — and, while it’s at it, sell cars?<p>General Motors’ Cadillac division is about to find out.<p>On Sunday, its new advertising campaign will make its debut during the Oscars broadcast on ABC, which is, after the Super Bowl, the biggest …

Woodrow Wilson

Compare Gallup (live phone) and Rasmussen (IVR/online) daily tracking. But Gallup polls adults, Rasmussen polls Likely Voters. 3/x https://t.co/0xLJxofaNJ

Low Marks for Major Players in 2016 Election – Including the Winner

For most voters, the 2016 presidential campaign was one to forget.

Elections

Most People Who Didn't Vote in the 2016 Election Don't Regret It: Study

Most Americans who chose not to vote during the 2016 presidential election say they have no regrets about passing on their basic democratic right to …

Elections

How your political views affect who you think is attractive

Earlier this week, I wrote about how often Republicans and Democrats marry across party lines. The data show that it’s not all that common — while three in 10 married couples are made up of people from different political parties, research shows, only one in 10 of those couples are a Democrat with …

Psychology

Democrats Are 3 Times More Likely to Unfriend You on Social Media, Survey Says

This year's bitter presidential election has caused a rift in online relationships. According to a new survey, 13% of Americans reported blocking or …

A modest proposal for better polls: Gallup and Fox News working together

The polls were off this election by about 2 percentage points, and it seems that much of this was from differential nonresponse: Survey respondents included too many Clinton supporters, even after corrections from existing survey adjustments.<p>Maybe Republicans would be more likely to respond to a …

Elections

Latino voters will reshape American politics as we know it — and here’s the proof

GOP strategists have long yearned to sway Latino voters — but in the age of Trump that's less likely than ever<p>Twenty years ago, neither Democrats nor Republicans saw Latinos as a voting bloc worth wooing. Instead, they often pursued policies that actively played into xenophobia. In 1996, Bill …

The public’s approval ratings of Congress in 2016 remains historically low

Seventeen percent.<p>That’s Congress’ average 2016 approval rating, according to new Gallup Poll findings released Thursday, continuing a trend that’s …

Ticket splitting is dead. National parties are now everything.

Every single state that elected a Republican senator this November voted for Donald Trump — and every single state that elected a Democratic senator voted for Hillary Clinton.<p>That’s a first in American history — at least going back to 1913, when the Constitution began mandating the direct popular …

Elections

Record-High 77% of Americans Perceive Nation as Divided

The 77% of Americans who believe the nation is divided on the most important values is a new high in Gallup's trend. Americans are split on whether …

As American as Apple Pie? The Rural Vote’s Disproportionate Slice of Power

In 1920, for the first time, the Census Bureau counted more people living in urbanized America than in the countryside. This hasn’t been a rural nation ever since.<p>Yet the idea of Thomas Jefferson’s agrarian America has receded slowly despite demographic change. We still romanticize the family farm, …

Democracy

Party Affiliation

Republicans<p>Independents<p>Democrats<p>2017 Apr 5-9<p>25<p>44<p>28<p>2017 Mar 1-5<p>26<p>42<p>30<p>2017 Feb 1-5<p>31<p>37<p>31<p>2017 Jan 4-8<p>28<p>44<p>25<p>2016 Dec 7-11<p>28<p>39<p>29<p>2016 Nov 9-13<p>27<p>40<p>30<p>2016 …

You can't trust polls: Clinton leads, but our polling methods are bunk

Virtually all the opinion polls right now give Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonKerry signs memoir deal Dem super PAC runs ads against …

Your Money Your Vote: Battleground States

Elections