More Americans think Trump will increase their taxes, rather than decrease them

More Americans think Donald Trump will increase their taxes rather than decrease them – though Democrats are most likely to say this. Fifty-three percent of Americans want Donald Trump and Congress to move on to other issues rather than try to pass another health care bill. CONT. CBS News Read more »

Majority Opposes Hard-Ball Negotiating Tactics to Replace the Affordable Care Act, But Republicans Support It

With President Trump and Congress continuing to discuss repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, a majority of the public opposes using hard-ball tactics as a way to force Democrats in Congress to negotiate a replacement, the latest Kaiser Health Tracking Poll finds. President Trump recently suggested that his administration […] Read more »

Why cutting corporate tax and raising the deficit might not hurt Trump politically

For those who have tracked Republican politics over the past few years, the Trump administration’s proposal to slice the corporate tax rate without worrying about deficits seems like an anathema. … But recent polling bolsters the idea that the move is politically safe for Trump — assuming that he continues […] Read more »

Why Republicans Don’t Fear a Shutdown, But Should

For many Republicans, it’s a fairly simple calculation: There was a supposedly catastrophic government shutdown in 2013 and the GOP gained 13 House seats a year later. So what’s the big deal if the government shuts down again? With another funding deadline on the horizon, selective memory loss could have […] Read more »

With Budget Debate Looming, Growing Share of Public Prefers Bigger Government

As Congress faces an April 28 deadline to fund government operations, the public is now split in their general preferences on the size and scope of government: 48% say they would rather have a bigger government providing more services, while 45% prefer a smaller government providing fewer services. This marks […] Read more »

Focus groups find early breakthrough moment in off-years

America has been roiled by the election of Donald Trump and total Republican control of the federal government. Will it be roiled again by a wave election in the coming off-year elections? That would require engaged and consolidated anti-Trump voters, demoralized Trump supporters and independent voters reacting against Trump and […] Read more »

Trump Family Leave, Infrastructure Proposals Widely Popular

Americans are far more likely to agree than disagree with President Donald Trump’s proposals to require companies to provide family leave for parents of a newborn and to spend $1 trillion on infrastructure. A majority also agree with his proposal to significantly cut income taxes for the middle class and […] Read more »