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July 16, 2020

Voters Say Biden Far More Likely Than Trump To Raise Taxes

Joe Biden has promised to raise taxes, and voters believe him. Voters are nearly twice as likely to think Biden will raise their taxes than President Trump will.

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July 14, 2020

Only 54% Think Biden Capable of Debating Trump

A New York Times columnist has urged likely Democratic nominee Joe Biden not to debate President Trump in the fall. Most voters think that’s a bad idea, although only just over half believe Biden is even up to debating Trump given ongoing questions about his mental health.

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July 9, 2020

Most Want to Prosecute Historic Statue Vandals

Most voters want the government to stop the attacks on historical monuments and prosecute those who have desecrated them.

July 9, 2020

Most Favor Extra Government Effort to Put Americans First in Job Market

Voters want the government to make sure native-born Americans get first crack at the post-coronavirus job market, keeping out foreign workers until the employment rate returns to normal.

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July 8, 2020

Trump’s Opponent Not Important to Most Anti-Trump Voters

Just over half of voters continue to say they’re likely to vote against President Trump this fall. A sizable majority of those voters don’t seem to care who runs against him.

July 7, 2020

Democrats Like Supreme Court’s Roberts More Than Republicans Do

The U.S. Supreme Court continues to earn better-than-usual favorable ratings. Democrats are especially enamored with Chief Justice John Roberts, a George W. Bush appointee, who has disappointed conservatives with liberal-leaning votes this year.

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.

July 1, 2020

Jobs Americans Won’t Do? Most Voters Disagree

Supporters of immigration, illegal or otherwise, often say that immigrants take the jobs Americans don’t want, but most voters don’t agree.

June 29, 2020

38% of Voters Think Biden Has Dementia

Nearly four-out-of-10 voters believe Joe Biden has dementia. Most voters, including just over half of Democrats, feel it is important for the likely Democratic presidential nominee to publicly address the issue.

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 23, 2020

64% Worry About Cop Shortage and Public Safety; Blacks Worry Most

Most Americans value the role of the police and worry that increasing criticism of cops will make their communities less safe. Black Americans are the most concerned.

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.

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June 19, 2020

Military Voters Are A Lot More Critical of Trump

President Trump drew criticism from retired military leaders when he recently threatened to use the armed forces to calm domestic unrest, and veterans in general are a lot more critical of the president than they have been in the past.

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.

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June 18, 2020

Most Don’t Trust Political News But Following More Closely

Voters still don’t trust the political news they get and think it remains biased against President Trump. But they’re also following the news more closely these days.

June 17, 2020

30% Say Black Lives Matter More Than All Lives

Belief that black lives matter more than all lives is up from five years ago, but most voters still put all lives first. Voters also still favor a Blue Lives Matter law in their state to protect the police.

June 15, 2020

40% of GOP Voters Think Civil War Likely

With race-driven anti-police protests nationwide, one-in-three voters continue to believe America is on the brink of another civil war. Blacks are the least optimistic that the protests will lead to positive change but the most supportive of removing Confederate symbols from public display.

June 11, 2020

Only 16% Think A Police-Free Society Is Likely

Most voters have a high regard for the police and think they’re likely to be around for a long time to come.

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June 10, 2020

Popularity of Black Lives Matter Jumps to 62%

The popularity of the Black Lives Matter movement has climbed dramatically after several days of protest following the police killing of an unarmed black man in Minneapolis.