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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.

October 7, 2021

‘Virtual’ Thanksgiving? Voters Don’t Embrace CDC’s Holiday Recommendations

While nearly two-thirds of voters are concerned about another surge of COVID-19 cases, they’re less confident in recent official guidance for coping with the pandemic, and most agree with criticism of a “draconian” response.

October 4, 2021

Independent Voters Are Most Unhappy With Congress

Congress remains unpopular with voters, and independent voters are least likely to say their current representative deserves reelection.

October 1, 2021

Voters Believe General Milley, Not Biden, on Afghanistan Withdrawal

After the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff contradicted President Joe Biden’s statements about plans for the U.S. withdrawal Afghanistan, a majority of voters think Gen. Mark Milley is telling the truth – and say his plan was better than Biden’s.

September 27, 2021

Majority Oppose $3.5 Trillion Spending Bill, Against Raising Debt Ceiling

Most voters are against the $3.5 trillion “reconciliation” budget bill now pending in Congress, and are also opposed to raising the national debt ceiling.

September 24, 2021

Afghanistan: Voters Don’t Want to Pay for Resettling Refugees

A majority of voters object to the cost of President Joe Biden’s plan to resettle tens of thousands of refugees from Afghanistan in the United States.

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September 23, 2021

Trump 2024 Would Beat Either Biden or Harris

Voters are divided on whether former President Donald Trump should run again in 2024, but most would vote for him in a race against either President Joe Biden or Vice President Kamala Harris.

September 15, 2021

Voters See Taliban Takeover, Border Crisis Fueling Terrorism Threat

The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan and the lack of U.S. border enforcement increase the risk of terrorist attacks against American, according to a solid majority of voters.

September 14, 2021

Are Capitol Rioters ‘Political Prisoners’? Many Voters Say Yes

Nearly half of voters agree with claims by organizers of a rally planned for Saturday in D.C. that those charged with participating in the January 6 Capitol riot are “political prisoners.”

September 13, 2021

Celebrity Endorsements Don’t Matter Much, Voters Say

Hollywood stars have gone all-out to help prevent the recall of California Gov. Gavin Newsom, and President Joe Biden is traveling to the West Coast before Tuesday’s vote, but do such endorsements make a difference? Not according to most voters.

September 10, 2021

Many Believe Americans Have Forgotten 9/11

Saturday will mark the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that killed 3,000 Americans, and voters believe many of their fellow citizens have forgotten the horrors of that day. Most now fear domestic terrorism more than a foreign attack.

August 20, 2021

Democrats Feel More Represented By Congress

Voters generally don’t think most members of Congress share their views, but Democrats are more likely than Republicans to believe that their own party’s members agree with them.

August 18, 2021

Election Regrets: Most Wouldn’t Vote to Reelect Biden

Most voters would not vote to reelect President Joe Biden, and a significant number who voted for him in 2020 now regret their choice.

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August 12, 2021

Most Voters Agree: It’s Not a ‘Real Infrastructure Bill’

A majority of voters agree with a Republican senator’s denunciation of the $1.2 trillion infrastructure package that passed the Senate this week.

August 6, 2021

Cuomo Scandal: 73% Say NY Governor Should Resign

Voters overwhelmingly think scandal-plagued New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo should resign, but most think it is unlikely he actually will resign, and instead expect the state legislature to impeach him.