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.
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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.
Voters continue to see Democrats in Congress as more liberal than they are and congressional Republicans as more conservative.
Most voters in both major parties continue to believe their ideological views are moving away from the leaders of their parties.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Democrats are pushing hard to allow more voting by mail this November because of the coronavirus, and most voters concur. But most also agree with critics that more voter fraud is likely.
Voters still agree most politicians are intent on growing the size of government but aren’t as worried about that as they used to be.
Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer got himself in hot water last week with a public attack on two U.S. Supreme Court justices. While voters see judges as political creatures, most disapprove of threatening judges by name.
Voters are less convinced these days that the U.S. Supreme Court is driven by politics despite Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s recent accusation that some of her fellow justices have a pro-Trump bias. But voters still strongly believe the members of the high court should keep their political views to themselves.
Despite Bernie Sanders’ front-runner status in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, voters aren’t showing more enthusiasm for socialism. Democrats remain more receptive than other voters, however.
So much for bipartisanship. Most Republicans are finally happy with the job their representatives in Congress are doing, while Democrats are even happier with theirs than they have been in the past.
With 78-year-old Bernie Sanders’ surge to the lead in the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, questions are being raised about his health, especially following a heart attack several months ago. A sizable majority of voters says a candidate’s health is an important voting issue, and most think major presidential candidates should make their medical records public.
Some Democrats were unhappy with President Trump’s recent pardoning of several convicted felons, but voters are closely divided over whether Congress should be able to stop those pardons.
Just over half of voters think Democrats have a good chance of defeating President Trump in November, no matter which opponent he faces.