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February 12, 2020

Voters Still Want Budget Cuts, With An Eye on Entitlements

Voters agree the $4 trillion-plus the federal government now spends annually is too much and favor budget cuts, especially in entitlement programs. But most also consider it highly unlikely that spending cuts will occur.

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February 11, 2020

39% of Republicans Want to Expel Romney from GOP; 18% Undecided

Mitt Romney was the only Republican senator who voted guilty last week on one of the impeachment counts brought against President Trump by House Democrats. Many Republicans were furious at Romney, and a sizable number of GOP voters are ready to throw him out of the party.

February 7, 2020

47% of Users Under 40 Say Social Media Influences Their Politics

Social media is having a greater impact on the nation’s political debate, with nearly half of younger voters now saying it influences their opinions. But with YouTube the latest to announce censorship efforts, voters have little confidence that social media will be able to fairly weed out questionable material.

February 5, 2020

Health Care, Economy Top Voter Concerns This Election Year

Health care and the economy dominate voter concerns as America begins the slow formal crawl to the next presidential election.

February 3, 2020

Voters Like Primaries But Not Iowa, New Hampshire Always First

Voters are more supportive than ever of state primaries as the way to choose presidential nominees but are far less sure about letting Iowa and New Hampshire lead the way.

January 29, 2020

Most, But Not As Many, See A Woman President Coming

With Democrat Elizabeth Warren’s chances appearing to fade, voters are less sure a woman will be elected president than they were when Hillary Clinton was on deck, although most still think one is coming. Voters also still prefer giving a successful president a chance to be reelected.

January 29, 2020

35% Say U.S. Elections Unfair

With the Iowa caucuses just days away, voters are more confident about U.S. elections than they were four years ago. But most still don’t believe the federal government has the consent of those it governs.

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January 23, 2020

Sorry, Hillary, But Voters Prefer Bernie Over You

Hillary Clinton made headlines earlier this week when she told an interviewer that no one in Congress likes Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders. But their fellow Democrats – and voters in general – like Bernie more than Hillary.

January 13, 2020

More Voters Think GOP - If You Count Trump As A Republican

Voters identify more with Republicans than Democrats when it comes to the issues – unless you regard President Trump as a party of his own.

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January 6, 2020

Voters Question Length of Campaign, Number of Democratic Debates

A sizable majority of voters still believes the campaign for the White House every four years goes on too long, and half complain that Democrats are overdoing it when it comes to debates.

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December 27, 2019

Women Favor World Run By Women More Than Men Do

Women are a lot more convinced than men that a world run by women would be better place for all.

December 26, 2019

Voters View Impeachment As DOA in GOP Senate

Even Democrats consider it highly unlikely that the Republican-run U.S. Senate will remove President Trump from office now that he has been impeached by the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives.

December 23, 2019

Most Say Americans Don’t Know How Their Government Works

The impeachment of President Trump by House Democrats has highlighted the complexities of our government, but most continue to believe that Americans don’t know how their government works. They still seem to have a handle on the basics of impeachment, though.

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December 20, 2019

51% Agree Impeachment Is ‘Abuse of Power’ By Democrats

Voters appear to give President Trump a slight edge in the war of words over impeachment.

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December 19, 2019

Gap Narrows in Trump vs. Michelle Obama Contest

With some Democrats worrying that the current hopefuls for their party’s nomination can’t beat President Trump next year, speculation has begun anew that Michelle Obama will enter the race. The former first lady still has a narrowing advantage over the president in a hypothetical 2020 matchup.

December 17, 2019

49% Say Anti-Trump Democrats Driven More By Hillary’s Loss Than Trump ‘Crimes’

Voters see little chance that Republicans will jump on the Democrats’ impeachment bandwagon. Most Democrats think that’s because of GOP party loyalty, but then most Republicans believe the impeachment is driven not by broken laws but by President Trump’s defeat of Hillary Clinton in 2016.

December 16, 2019

Voters Favor Jail, Firing for Rogue Officials Who Targeted Trump

Voters are ready to jail or fire senior law enforcement officials who illegally targeted President Trump, but most think they are unlikely to be punished.

December 11, 2019

Voters Turn Away From Third-Party Solution

Voters aren’t overly enthusiastic about either of the two major political parties, but they’re less confident than ever that a genuinely competitive third party would make a difference.

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December 9, 2019

31% Say U.S. Presidency More Powerful Under Trump

Voters still generally feel the president of the United States has about the right level of power, but a sizable number, especially Democrats, worry that the presidency is getting more powerful under President Trump.

December 4, 2019

Voters Question NATO’s Worth

NATO was created after World War II to protect a war-ravaged Europe from the communist Soviet Union, but 70 years later voters here question whether U.S. taxpayers should still pay the biggest bill and wonder what they’re getting for it.