Why Russia Revelations Never Seem To Change Anything

… The Russia story has begun to follow a familiar cycle: A major development or revelation is made public, followed by a flurry of follow-up stories that add new details. Democrats express outrage; a handful of Republicans express concerns. Perhaps a congressional hearing is held. And then the story fades […] Read more »

Most Americans say Donald Trump Jr. shouldn’t have taken that meeting

Almost 6 in 10 Americans say President Donald Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort should not have taken a meeting last summer with a Russian lawyer who they thought would be providing negative information about Hillary Clinton, according to a new […] Read more »

Fox News Poll: 53% disapprove of Trump, even as voters feel better about economy

Majorities of American voters think Russia interfered in the 2016 election — and did so for Donald Trump’s benefit. In addition, voters feel it’s important investigations continue into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia. At the same time, voters are concerned about other issues — namely, health care. […] Read more »

Poll finds Trump standing weakened since springtime

President Trump’s standing with the American people has deteriorated since the spring, buffeted by perceptions of a decline in U.S. leadership abroad, a stalled presidential agenda at home and an unpopular Republican health-care bill, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. CONT. Scott Clement & Dan Balz, Washington Post Read more »

6 months in, a record low for Trump, with troubles from Russia to health care

Americans give President Donald Trump the lowest six-month approval rating of any president in polls dating back 70 years, punctuated by questions about his competence on the world stage, his effectiveness, the GOP health care plan and Russia’s role in the 2016 election. CONT. Gary Langer, ABC News Read more »

Voters don’t like Obamacare repeal, but other issues may sway midterms

The bad news for Republicans: Their base doesn’t like their plan for repealing Obamacare, and they don’t think President Donald Trump’s planned tax overhaul will help them. The good news for Republicans: It might not matter when the 2018 midterms roll around. That’s a key takeaway from the latest POLITICO-Harvard […] Read more »

What Public Opinion of the Russia Investigations Reveals About Trust in Democratic Institutions

Recent polling data on the Russia investigation underscores the degree to which partisanship taints Americans’ assessment of security politics. Not only are Americans intensely polarized in their assessment of matters related to the investigation into Russian election interference, but their assessments of the validity of intelligence community analysis are also […] Read more »

Majority Of Americans Believe Trump Acted Either Illegally Or Unethically With Russia

A majority of Americans believe President Trump has done something either illegal or unethical when it comes to Russia, according to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll. The 54 percent of people who believe something untoward has gone on include a quarter who believe the president has done something illegal in […] Read more »