Political Beliefs & Behaviors

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Polls: Majority support missile strikes against Syria

Updated 04/10/17 04:31 PM EDT<p>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 …

Syria

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 …

Infographics

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 …

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
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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 …

Social Marketing
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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 …

Government

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, …

Party Affiliation

Republicans<p>Independents<p>Democrats<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 Nov 1-6<p>27<p>36<p>31<p>2016 Oct 5-9<p>27<p>36<p>32<p>2016 Sep 14-18<p>27<p>40<p>32<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 …

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Why the Supreme Court Matters More to Republicans than Trump

Conservative justices might be the party’s final bulwark against a changing electoral landscape.<p>John Boehner might be the last Republican in the country you’d expect to stick with Donald Trump right about now.<p>The ousted House speaker represents exactly the kind of insider, Chamber of Commerce …

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Protests Heat Up in Detroit as Trump Courts Black Voters During Church Visit

DETROIT — Donald Trump took his campaign to a black church in Detroit on Saturday, telling congregants that "I'm here today to learn" while pledging to help African-Americans in "so many different ways."<p>But while Trump tried to make inroads by suggesting he wanted to stand up for the black …

Why Facts Don’t Unify Us

According to the Pew Research Center, the nation is more polarized than at any time in recent history. While some of the issues dividing us boil down to ideology and preference, there is at least one on which hard science should have a strong say — climate change. But do numbers and figures change …

Why Hasn’t the Republican Party Collapsed?

We shouldn’t be asking whether the GOP is falling apart. We ought to be wondering why it isn’t.<p>To be a political scientist in the Trump era is to constantly ponder one big question: whether the Republican Party is in a state of collapse. Could the growing split over Donald Trump bring about the end …

What Are Undecided Voters Thinking About the Election?

How those mulling a presidential pick stand on key issues<p>In an Aug. 1 poll, undecided Americans said they are more likely to end up voting for GOP …

Here's the @pewresearch breakdown of US religious groups and their political leanings https://t.co/4E6iwgrFtZ

Bill Clinton makes pitch to Asian Americans

LAS VEGAS — The former president talked about how Asian-American small business owners have contributed to the U.S. economy, how Washington needs to …

Hillary Clinton