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January 12, 2022

Voters Expect DA’s Policy Will Cause Crime Increase in New York

After the new district attorney in New York City announced he will not seek prison sentences for many crimes, and will treat many felony cases as misdemeanors, most voters expect crime to increase in the Big Apple.

January 6, 2022

52% Still Like Trump, But Democrats Think His Supporters Are Racist

Nearly a year after former President Donald Trump left office, many voters still view him favorably, while Democrats consider most of his supporters to be racists.

December 23, 2021

Voters Against 'Zuckerbucks' Influencing Elections

An overwhelming majority of American voters believe Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s multimillion-dollar effort to influence the 2020 presidential election was a bad thing for democracy, and most still think cheating influenced the election outcome.

December 22, 2021

Most Voters Think Capitol Riot Committee Is ‘Partisan’

While Democratic voters strongly support the House Select Committee’s investigation of the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, most Republicans and independents believe the committee has become a partisan weapon.

December 21, 2021

Only 31% Say Biden Represents Their Views

Republican voters overwhelmingly say former President Trump represents their political views, but Democrats are less likely to say the same of President Joe Biden, and independent voters strongly prefer Trump to Biden.

December 17, 2021

Voters Don’t Like Congress, and ‘Build Back Better’ Won’t Help

Fewer than a third of voters have a favorable opinion of Congress, and most don’t support the “Build Back Better” legislation now pending in the Senate.

December 15, 2021

Crime: 68% Of Voters Say It’s Getting Worse

An overwhelming majority of voters are increasingly concerned about violent crime and, by a wide margin, they trust Republicans more than Democrats to deal with the problem.

December 10, 2021

Election Integrity: Most GOP Voters Still Think Biden Cheated

Support for voter ID laws to prevent cheating in elections remains high, and most Republican voters remain unconvinced that President Joe Biden was elected fairly.

November 30, 2021

Biden Not Doing Enough to Fight Rising Fuel Prices, Voters Say

Voters are worried about rising fuel prices and most don’t think President Joe Biden is doing enough to solve the problem.

November 24, 2021

Trump Would Win Rematch With Biden

Less than a third of voters think it would be a good idea for President Joe Biden to run for reelection, and he would lose a rematch to former President Donald Trump by a double-digit margin.

November 18, 2021

Bannon Charges, O’Keefe Investigation Motivated by Politics, Most Voters Say

Have the FBI and the federal Department of Justice (DOJ) become political weapons against President Joe Biden’s opponents? After targeting Trump adviser Steve Bannon and conservative journalist James O’Keefe, most voters think so.

November 15, 2021

Media Bias? Voter Distrust of Political News Grows

Voters increasingly distrust reporting about politics, and most think the media are less aggressive in questioning President Joe Biden than they were with former President Donald Trump.

November 10, 2021

Voters Still Want Balanced Budget, But Doubt They’ll Live to See One

As Congress keeps adding to the federal debt with multi-trillion-dollar spending bills, voters continue to prefer a balanced budget, but don’t have much hope it will happen any time soon.

November 9, 2021

Most Voters Say Biden Endorsement Would Hurt Local Candidates

The sagging popularity of President Joe Biden has political consequences, as more than half of voters say they would vote against Biden-endorsed candidates in their state. An endorsement by former President Donald Trump would be more valuable, particularly with independent voters.

November 2, 2021

Only 36% See Virginia, New Jersey Elections as a Referendum on Biden

Today’s gubernatorial elections in Virginia and New Jersey are being widely interpreted by the media as a referendum on President Joe Biden’s popularity, but most voters don’t see it that way.

October 25, 2021

Only 30% View Merrick Garland Favorably

More voters have a negative impression of Attorney General Merrick Garland than view him favorably, and most don’t think he’s doing a better job than his predecessors.

October 22, 2021

Democratic Voters Divided By Senate Opponents Of Biden Agenda

Objections from two Democratic senators have President Joe Biden’s agenda stalled on Capitol Hill, and fewer than half of Democratic voters think their party should follow the president’s lead.

October 15, 2021

69% Oppose Plan To Have IRS Monitor Bank Transactions

More than two-thirds of voters are against plans in Congress to give the Internal Revenue Service access to data on all bank transactions over $600, and most believe Democrats are lying when they say they’ll only raise taxes on the rich.

October 11, 2021

Vote-By-Mail: Most Voters Think It Will Cause More Cheating

Last year’s election featured mail-in voting as a measure to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, but now more states are making vote-by-mail permanent, and nearly two-thirds of voters believe the result will be more cheating in elections.

October 8, 2021

Hope for America’s Future Fades

Americans have lost hope in the nation’s future since last year and only a third now believe the country’s best days are ahead.