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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.

June 26, 2020

Most Feel Personally Less Safe, Ready to Turn to Biden

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.

June 22, 2020

Most Don’t Agree With Democrats or Republicans in Congress

Voters continue to see Democrats in Congress as more liberal than they are and congressional Republicans as more conservative.

June 19, 2020

Most Say Political Party Leaders Out of Step With Their Voters

Most voters in both major parties continue to believe their ideological views are moving away from the leaders of their parties.

June 3, 2020

Democrats Continue to Push Felons’ Voting Rights More Than Others

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.

June 2, 2020

Most in Blue States Say Their State Finances Are Worsening; Democrats Favor Bailouts

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.

June 1, 2020

Voters See Bias at Twitter, Facebook: 33% Embrace Trump’s Order to Punish Them

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.

May 27, 2020

Most Remain Suspicious of Politicians Who Play the ‘Race Card’

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.

May 20, 2020

Most Think Trump Should Release Tax Returns

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.

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May 14, 2020

Most Voters Stand By FBI, Don’t Want to Dump Wray

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.

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May 7, 2020

Most Republicans Want Comey Prosecuted for FBI Actions

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.

April 23, 2020

Most Support Voting By Mail But Have Fraud Concerns

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.

April 16, 2020

Voters Say Most Politicians Want Bigger, More Expensive Government

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.

March 10, 2020

Voters to Pols: Leave Individual Judges Alone

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.

March 6, 2020

Voters See Less Politics on Supreme Court and Want It That Way

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.

February 27, 2020

Voters Remain Cool to Socialism Despite Bernie’s Surge

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.

February 26, 2020

GOP Voters Approve of Republicans in Congress for First Time in Years

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.

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February 25, 2020

Most Call for Presidential Candidates’ Medical Records

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.

February 24, 2020

42% Favor Congressional Override of Presidential Pardons

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.

February 17, 2020

51% Say Any Democrat Likely to Defeat Trump

Just over half of voters think Democrats have a good chance of defeating President Trump in November, no matter which opponent he faces.