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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.

June 9, 2020

Most Reject Calls for Defunding Police

Despite the high-profile anti-police protests nationwide, few Americans believe there are too many cops in this country, and most reject the push by the political left to defund police departments.

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June 8, 2020

Voters See More Racial Discrimination By Cops, Less Concerned With Inner City Crime

Belief that blacks are treated unfairly by police and that police discrimination is a bigger issue than inner city crime have jumped to new highs.

June 5, 2020

37% of Voters Under 40 Say Social Media Influence Their Politics

More voters than ever are regular Internet users, with over one-third of those under 40 now saying their political opinions are influenced by social media. Most continue to believe social media like Facebook and Twitter divide us as a nation.

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 3, 2020

49% Say ‘Antifa’ Is A Terrorist Organization

Voters are more critical of the police response to the latest outburst of black protest nationwide but also tend to agree with President Trump that the so-called “antifa” movement thought to be behind much of the violence should be labeled as terrorists.

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.

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May 29, 2020

Harris Tops Democrats’ List of VP Hopefuls

After last week’s flap over Joe Biden’s black voter comment, Kamala Harris has edged ahead among her fellow Democrats on a list of the party’s top potential vice presidential candidates.

May 28, 2020

27% of Blacks Say Black Voter Who Chooses Trump Over Biden Is Not Really Black

One-in-four black voters agree with Joe Biden that a black voter who chooses Donald Trump over Biden is not really black.

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 26, 2020

Politics Remains A Big Factor in Voter Views of COVID-19 and America’s Response

Views of the coronavirus crisis and how America has responded continue to break down along party lines, which helps explain why Red Republican states are opening up while Blue Democrat states are extending their lockdowns.

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.

May 20, 2020

Biden Tops Trump in Vote, Economic Confidence

Joe Biden still bests President Trump in a head-to-head matchup, perhaps in part because voters express slightly more confidence in the likely Democratic nominee to handle the post-coronavirus economy.

May 18, 2020

Voters Break Even Over Justice’s Decision To Toss Flynn Case

Voters are evenly divided over whether the U.S. Justice Department should have dropped its crumbling case against former Trump adviser Michael Flynn, even though they tend to think his conviction was valid. But once again there’s a sharp partisan difference of opinion.

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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.

May 14, 2020

23% of Republicans Think GOP Should Nominate Someone Other Than Trump

Republicans overwhelmingly expect President Trump to be their nominee this fall, but nearly one-in-four GOP voters would prefer someone else.

May 12, 2020

Only 54% of Democrats Want Biden As Nominee

Joe Biden has the support of just over half of Democrats, although the vast majority still expect the former vice president to be their party’s presidential nominee.

May 11, 2020

Voters Rate State, Local Virus Response Highly But Worry Government May Go Too Far

Voters generally approve of the way their state and local governments have handled the coronavirus pandemic, but they’re also more worried that government may be making things worse rather than better.