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November 24, 2020

Most Reject Big Government But Expect Biden to Grow It Anyway

Most voters continue to view big government as a problem and don’t want it, but they strongly suspect that more government and higher taxes are on the way with Joe Biden in the White House.

November 23, 2020

Democrats Like One-Party Rule More Than Others

With Democrats on the brink of one-party rule in Washington, D.C., it’s no surprise that they like the idea a lot more than other voters do.

November 12, 2020

Voters Still See A Divided America, But Lack Confidence That A Trump Defeat Will Help

Voters continue to see a more divided America after four years of the Trump presidency. While half of voters place the blame at Trump’s feet, nearly as many don’t see it getting any better if Biden takes his seat in the White House.

October 26, 2020

Most Say Biden/Hunter Business Connection Likely

Voters think it’s likely that Joe Biden was in on his son Hunter’s controversial business deals abroad but are more critical of President Trump’s ethics than those of the Democratic nominee.

October 19, 2020

61% Think Social Media Bad for Politics

With Facebook and Twitter under fire for their one-sided censorship of the news, most voters agree that social media has had a negative impact on politics in this country.

October 16, 2020

68% See Barrett Confirmation as Very Likely

Following her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, just over half of voters think U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett should be confirmed, and a sizable majority say she is Very Likely to be the next member of the high court.

October 12, 2020

Voters Strongly Reject Religious Litmus Test for Supreme Court Nominees

Some Democratic opponents of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett are criticizing her conservative Catholic beliefs. But three-out-of-four voters say a candidate’s religious faith should not determine whether he or she can serve on the high court.

October 8, 2020

Americans Still Prefer Statehood for Puerto Rico Over D.C.

Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer says statehood for Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. are priorities for his party if they win control of Congress. But Americans remain more comfortable with one than the other.

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October 5, 2020

Despite More Evidence, Voters Are Less Sure of Wrongdoing by Comey, DOJ

While damning evidence of high level abuse continues to be made public, voters are less convinced that senior federal law enforcement officials acted illegally against Donald Trump and are less supportive of prosecuting former FBI Director James Comey.

October 1, 2020

Most Oppose ‘Packing’ Supreme Court But Favor Term Limits for Justices

Angered by President Trump’s nomination of a new U.S. Supreme Court justice just weeks before Election Day, several prominent Democrats have suggested adding more members to the high court or imposing term limits on the justices if their party regains control of the Senate. Most voters continue to favor term limits for the Supreme Court but oppose packing it with more members.

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.