Two Counties Defining the Battle Lines of the GOP’s Civil War

Republican infighting in Washington may be grabbing headlines, but it’s outside the Beltway, in the trenches, that the party’s civil war is really being waged. The battleground can be seen in the rural, rolling hills and evangelical congregations of Wilkes County, North Carolina, and the upscale suburban sprawl of Delaware […] Read more »

President Trump Legacy May Be as One of the Worst U.S. Presidents

Americans have low expectations for the administration of President Donald Trump. In fact, few U.S. residents think President Trump’s tenure will be remembered as a positive one. Nearly six in ten Americans, 58%, believe Mr. Trump will be remembered as either one of the worst presidents in the nation’s history, […] Read more »

Sexism in 2016

With the publication of Hillary Clinton’s campaign memoir, and the Harvey Weinstein scandal raging, it’s propitious to examine the much debated role of sexism in the last election. … In our pre-election survey, one of the biggest differentiators between Trump and Clinton voters came in their responses to the word […] Read more »

Nothing Divides Voters Like Owning a Gun

Americans are deeply split along demographic lines, but there aren’t many demographic characteristics that embody America’s cultural divide better than gun ownership. In the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday, the polling firm SurveyMonkey published a pair of maps from its 2016 presidential election exit polls. […] Read more »

In sicker communities, Trump got more votes. Is that why he won?

The worse a community’s health the more strongly its voters backed Donald Trump in the 2016 election compared to their support for Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, researchers reported on Monday. The findings suggest that public health “might influence” how people vote, said Dr. Jason Wasfy of Massachusetts […] Read more »

USA TODAY Poll: Facebook faulted for not doing more on Russian ads in 2016 race

Americans by nearly 2-to-1 say Facebook should have done more to identify and publicize the ads it sold last year to Russians trying to influence the U.S. presidential election, a USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll finds. By overwhelming margins, they support requiring social-media platforms to label who’s paying for political ads. […] Read more »