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January 6, 2022

Only 28% Think Biden Will Be Reelected

Voter confidence in President Joe Biden’s ability to do the job remains low and most don’t expect a second term for the oldest president in U.S. history.

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January 6, 2022

How Trump and Biden Voters View the Events of Jan. 6 By Larry Schack and Mick McWilliams

KEY POINTS FROM THIS ARTICLE

— The UVA Center for Politics/Project Home Fire survey/data analytics project asked Joe Biden and Donald Trump voters their opinions on the events of Jan. 6.

— Overall, about 30% of the combined group of Biden and Trump voters at least somewhat believe the rioters are “patriots” who should be applauded for their actions, while about 70% at least somewhat believe they are “insurgents” who should be criminally prosecuted. The single, biggest predictors of the patriots vs. insurgents divide: belief in or rejection of conspiracy theories and the “Big Lie” that the outcome of the 2020 presidential election was illegitimate.

— This “patriots vs. insurgents” divide reveals in the starkest terms that we are now a nation at war with itself. Our democracy is effectively being held hostage to whether voters believe in conspiracy theories and the Big Lie, or not. Collectively, this analysis of the Jan. 6 events highlights in stark detail how deep, wide, and dangerous our national divide has become.

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January 5, 2022

Most Voters Give Biden ‘Poor’ Rating on Economy, National Security

President Joe Biden is doing a poor job on both national security and economic issues, according to a majority of voters.

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January 5, 2022

Most Voters Give Biden ‘Poor’ Rating on Economy, National Security

President Joe Biden is doing a poor job on both national security and economic issues, according to a majority of voters.

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January 5, 2022

Moving Forward By John Stossel

Independents are now America's largest group of voters.

January 4, 2022

More Americans Say Crime Is Worse, Too Many Criminals Turned Loose

After a year in which many cities set new homicide records, a plurality of Americans say crime is getting worse in their communities.

January 4, 2022

Voter Approval of FBI Declines

Fewer voters now trust the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and many believe the agency is acting as President Joe Biden’s “personal Gestapo.”

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January 4, 2022

Union Bosses Against Union Jobs by Stephen Moore

Why don't the union bosses in America represent their union members anymore? Could it be because the union leadership has become more beholden to the Democratic politicians in Washington than the rank-and-file workers who pay the dues?

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January 4, 2022

Russia Is Not the Great Rival; China Is By Patrick J. Buchanan

While all facts are true, not all facts are relevant.

January 3, 2022

Biden Ends 2021 With Low Monthly Approval

When tracking President Biden’s job approval on a daily basis, people sometimes get so caught up in the day-to-day fluctuations that they miss the bigger picture. To look at the longer-term trends, Rasmussen Reports compiles the numbers on a full-month basis, and the results for Biden’s presidency can be seen in the graphics below.

January 3, 2022

30% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Thirty percent (30%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey for the week ending December 30, 2021.

January 3, 2022

Biden Ends 2021 With Low Monthly Approval

When tracking President Biden’s job approval on a daily basis, people sometimes get so caught up in the day-to-day fluctuations that they miss the bigger picture. To look at the longer-term trends, Rasmussen Reports compiles the numbers on a full-month basis, and the results for Biden’s presidency can be seen in the graphics below.

January 3, 2022

50% of Voters Say Capitol Riot Was ‘Threat to Democracy’

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the January 6 Capitol riot.  Half of voters believe the riot by some supporters of former President Donald Trump was a threat to democracy, and most Democrats believe it was a conspiracy involving GOP officials.

December 31, 2021

New Year’s Eve: Most Americans Will Welcome 2022 With a Kiss

The majority of Americans will spend New Year’s Eve at home, and most of them have someone to kiss at midnight.

December 31, 2021

Americans Rate 2021 One of the Worst Years Ever

It’s New Year’s Eve and Americans are ready to say good-bye and good riddance to 2021.

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December 31, 2021

Plague-Year Immigrants Headed to Trump Country By Michael Barone

I want to add a few notes to my Christmas weekend column on the Census Bureau's July 2021 state population estimates and what stories they tell about growth and decline in the first 15 months of the coronavirus pandemic.

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December 31, 2021

Biden's Staring into the Abyss -- and So Are We By Patrick J. Buchanan

"'Hope' is the thing with feathers / That perches in the soul," wrote Emily Dickinson. "And sore must be the storm / That could abash the little Bird / That kept so many warm."

December 30, 2021

Less Than Half Will Make New Year’s Resolutions

Planning to do better in 2022? You’re in the minority, as most Americans won’t be making New Year’s resolutions, but those who do expect to keep them.

December 29, 2021

After a Bad Financial Year, Few Americans Think 2022 Will Be Better

Nearly half of Americans say their personal finances got worse this year, and only a third expect improvement in 2022.

December 29, 2021

Voters Worried About Russia’s Threat to Ukraine

Amid reports of a massive Russian troop buildup on the Ukrainian border, nearly four-in-five American voters are concerned about a possible invasion, and most think President Joe Biden has been less aggressive toward Russia.