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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 6, 2021

Voters Rate Pelosi Worst of Congressional Leaders

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is the best-known leader of Congress and also the least popular, with more voters now rating her unfavorably than at any time since 2012. Her Republican counterpart, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has better ratings, but is much less well-known to voters.

October 5, 2021

America Divided: Voters Blame Biden

President Joe Biden campaigned last year on a promise to unite Americans, but nearly two-thirds of voters say the country is now more divided.

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 29, 2021

Majority Oppose DHS Release of Haitian Migrants, Say Trump's Immigration Policy Was Better

Voters strongly disagree with President Joe Biden administration’s decision to turn loose more than 12,000 Haitian migrants in the United States, and a majority now say former President Donald Trump’s immigration policy was better.

September 28, 2021

Voter Approval of Supreme Court Declines

Fewer voters approve of how the U.S. Supreme Court is doing its job than a year ago, and are more likely to say the court is too conservative than too liberal.

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.

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 22, 2021

52% Rate Biden ‘Poor’ on Immigration

A majority of voters blame President Joe Biden for the migrant crisis at the Mexico border, and rate him “poor” on his handling of immigration. Most voters also give the media poor ratings for their coverage of America’s immigration problems.

September 17, 2021

Afghanistan: Leaving Americans Behind Is ‘Humiliation,’ Voters Agree

The revelation this week by Secretary of State Anthony Blinken that thousands of U.S. green card holders have been left behind in Afghanistan has voters worried that these Americans will become Taliban hostages, and most agree it is a “national humiliation.”

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 15, 2021

51% Support Biden’s COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Policy

Most voters support President Joe Biden’s recent order to make employers with more than 100 employees require vaccination against COVID-19. However, a majority believe those who have natural immunity should not be required to get the vaccine.

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.

September 9, 2021

Local COVID-19 Policies Not a Major Factor in Moving Decisions

State and local government policies to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic haven’t had much influence on decisions by Americans seeking to relocate.