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August 12, 2020

Most See No Impact From Kasich’s Jump to Biden

Former Ohio governor and unsuccessful GOP presidential candidate John Kasich has defected to Democrat Joe Biden. But most voters say it will have no impact on the upcoming election.

August 10, 2020

59% Think Biden Unlikely to Finish A Four-Year Term in White House

Likely Democrat nominee Joe Biden is expected to announce his vice presidential running mate any day now, and most voters think it’s likely that person will be president within the next four years if Biden is elected in November.

August 7, 2020

27% With Guns in the House Bought One in Last Six Months

Support for more gun control is down from last year’s all-time high, and one-in-four voters with guns in their household have added one in the past six months.

August 6, 2020

Most Say Trump Sides With Police, Democrats With Protesters In Violent Protests

When it comes to the violent anti-police protests that continue in several major cities, most voters are sure of this: President Trump sides with the cops, while Democratic leaders line up with the protesters.

August 5, 2020

Voters Nix Election Delay But Less Supportive of Mail-In Voting

Support for mail-in voting is eroding amidst reports of problems and irregularities, but fewer voters are prepared to delay the upcoming presidential election because of the coronavirus.

August 4, 2020

Voters Strongly Reject Government Role in Ensuring Neighborhood Diversity

Voters strongly agree with President Trump’s decision to end an Obama-era regulation intended to push low-income housing into more affluent neighborhoods in the name of racial diversity.

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August 3, 2020

Most See Violent Protesters As Criminals

Most voters view the ongoing violent protests against police as primarily criminal in nature and think they will only make the criminal justice system in America worse.

July 31, 2020

Voters Say Some Big City Leaders, Most Reporters Encourage Violent Protests

Voters think big city leaders in places like Portland and Seattle where violent protests have gone on for weeks are bringing the violence on themselves, with most reporters cheering on the protesters.

July 30, 2020

Most Aren’t Prepared to Reelect Their Local Member of Congress

Voters remain skeptical of the job Congress is doing, with one-out-of-three pleased with the congressional representation they have.

July 28, 2020

Most Say China Should Pay Some of World’s COVID Costs

U.S. voters think China is chiefly to blame for the coronavirus, and most now believe the Chinese should pay at least some of the global costs of the pandemic.

July 23, 2020

Most Favor Use of Federal Cops To Fight Crime in Some Cities

Most voters approve of President Trump’s decision to use federal agents to fight the growing violent crime in some major cities. They also believe many of these cities bring the criminal problems onto themselves.

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July 22, 2020

Enthusiasm Grows for Trump-Biden Contest in November

Voters in both major parties are getting more enthusiastic about a Trump-Biden presidential matchup in November.

July 21, 2020

Even More Now Oppose Defunding Police, Fear More Violence

Opposition is growing to efforts by the political left to defund the police, with most Americans convinced that such a move will lead to more violent crime.

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July 20, 2020

Voters See Media A Lot More Eager To Help Biden Than Trump

Voters still think most news reporters are biased and will continue to help Joe Biden a lot more than President Trump in their coverage of the presidential campaign.

July 17, 2020

63% Say Most News Organizations Are Politically Biased

Following the high-profile resignation of a New York Times opinion page editor, most voters are eager to find fair and balanced media coverage but think the majority of news organizations these days are politically biased.

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July 16, 2020

51% Want to Scrap Electoral College

The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent “faithless elector” decision focuses attention once again on the Electoral College’s role in presidential elections. Just over half of voters are ready to set the Founding Fathers’ Electoral College aside.

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.