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September 28, 2020

79% Think Barrett’s Senate Confirmation Is Likely

Voters aren’t convinced that federal Judge Amy Coney Barrett should sit on the U.S. Supreme Court, but a sizable majority expects her to be confirmed by the Senate.

September 21, 2020

83% of GOP Voters Want Trump To Fill Ginsburg’s Seat

Republicans overwhelmingly want President Trump to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s U.S. Supreme Court seat, but among all voters, just over half think he should leave the position vacant for the winner of the presidential election to fill.

September 17, 2020

Voters Plan to Get More Involved in This Year’s Election

Democrats and Republicans are a lot more eager to get involved financially and otherwise in politics this year.

September 17, 2020

Most Want ‘Blue Lives Matter’ Laws to Protect Police, Fear for Public Safety

Most voters believe there is a war on police in America today and want to make attacks on cops punishable as a hate crime. Blacks worry most that these attacks will make their communities less safe.

September 15, 2020

Trump’s The Choice For Voters Who’ve Experienced Violent Protests

Three-out-of-four voters who’ve had violent anti-police protests in their community rate those protests important to their vote in the presidential election. Among these voters, a sizable majority like the job President Trump is doing.

September 14, 2020

Voters Say Media Focuses on Issues With Biden, Controversy With Trump

Voters think the media is a lot more interested in selling you Joe Biden’s positions than it is in letting you know where President Trump stands on the issues. Controversy’s the key when it comes to media coverage of Trump.

August 28, 2020

Most Disagree With Biden’s False Memory of Trump’s Charlottesville Remarks

Most voters don’t remember President Trump’s remarks about the 2017 racial melee in Charlottesville, Va. the way Joe Biden does. But the false narrative embraced by the president’s opponents has become fact for a sizable number.

July 17, 2020

63% Say Most News Organizations Are Politically Biased

Following the high-profile resignation of a New York Times opinion page editor, most voters are eager to find fair and balanced media coverage but think the majority of news organizations these days are politically biased.

July 3, 2020

Voters Strongly Support Mount Rushmore, Historic Statues

Most voters still rally around Mount Rushmore and historic statues around the country that may be out of line with modern-day sentiments. But there is growing support among those under 40 to do away with them.

July 1, 2020

Feds Plan to Bring Back Death Penalty; 50% Agree

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an attempt to stop the government from reviving the death penalty for federal cases after not using it for nearly 20 years. Voters still tend to support capital punishment but not like they used to.

June 26, 2020

Most Feel Personally Less Safe, Ready to Turn to Biden

Voters worry about their safety more these days and have more confidence in Joe Biden than President Trump to make things better. But once again party affiliation makes a big difference.

June 22, 2020

Most Don’t Agree With Democrats or Republicans in Congress

Voters continue to see Democrats in Congress as more liberal than they are and congressional Republicans as more conservative.

June 19, 2020

Most Say Political Party Leaders Out of Step With Their Voters

Most voters in both major parties continue to believe their ideological views are moving away from the leaders of their parties.

June 3, 2020

Democrats Continue to Push Felons’ Voting Rights More Than Others

Democrats tend to think it’s too hard to vote in America which explains their strong support for mail-in ballots and are much stronger advocates than other voters of restoring the voting rights of felons who have served their sentences.

June 2, 2020

Most in Blue States Say Their State Finances Are Worsening; Democrats Favor Bailouts

Voters in so-called Blue Democratic-run states are more likely than those in Red GOP-led states to say their state finances are worsening. No wonder Democrats are much bigger fans of federal bailouts of financially troubled states than other voters are.

June 1, 2020

Voters See Bias at Twitter, Facebook: 33% Embrace Trump’s Order to Punish Them

Voters agree with President Trump that the operators of social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook are politically biased, but they stop short of endorsing his punitive executive order opening them up to lawsuits over posts on their sites.

May 27, 2020

Most Remain Suspicious of Politicians Who Play the ‘Race Card’

Joe Biden triggered a backlash last week when he said blacks who choose President Trump over him aren’t really black, but most voters continue to believe politicians only play the so-called ‘race card’ to win, not to fix minority problems. Still, they see Democrats like Biden as a bigger help than Republicans.

May 20, 2020

Most Think Trump Should Release Tax Returns

The pursuit of Donald Trump’s tax returns by congressional Democrats has now made it to the U.S. Supreme Court, and most voters continue to believe Trump should hand them over. For most Democrats and unaffiliated voters, Trump’s taxes are a big voting issue. For Republicans, not so much.

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May 14, 2020

Most Voters Stand By FBI, Don’t Want to Dump Wray

Despite increasing reports of high-level FBI complicity in attacks on the Trump campaign and the early Trump presidency, voters still view the federal police agency favorably and aren’t ready to dump its current director.

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May 7, 2020

Most Republicans Want Comey Prosecuted for FBI Actions

Most Republicans still believe senior federal law enforcement officials acted illegally to try to stop Donald Trump’s election and think former FBI Director James Comey should be criminally prosecuted.