More Now Favor New Gun Laws Over Stricter Enforcement

In the month between the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas and the Nov. 5 mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Gallup found that 51% of Americans prefer the government pass new gun laws rather than focus only on enforcing the current laws more strictly. This compares with 47% […] Read more »

Virginia: Immigration and the election for governor

On a press call held today, CASA in Action, NextGen America, and America’s Voice joined Matt Barreto of Latino Decisions to discuss the findings and implications of election eve polling of Virginia’s voters. … Matt Barreto, Co-founder and Managing Partner of Latino Decisions, highlighted some of the key takeaways of […] Read more »

Avoiding Trump, but Adopting His Divisive Playbook: Will It Work in Virginia?

Propelled by demographic changes that are turning Virginia into an increasingly blue state and a liberal base energized by the convulsive Trump presidency, Democrats have long been favored to retain the governorship here when the state goes to the polls on Tuesday. But a racially tinged, divisive campaign by the […] Read more »

Perceptions of Local Crime Slightly Improved

Americans’ perceptions of crime in their local area have improved since last year. The percentage of U.S. adults saying there is less crime in their local area has risen by five percentage points; those saying there is more crime has fallen by the same amount. CONT. Megan Brenan, Gallup Read more »

Republicans in Virginia and nationwide are using ‘sanctuary cities’ as a weapon against Democrats

Days before Virginia’s tight gubernatorial election, Democratic nominee Ralph Northam is still facing questions about his stance toward “sanctuary cities” — localities that decline to enforce federal immigration laws. … In tight elections from New York to Albuquerque, Republicans are using sanctuary cities to attack Democrats as enabling Latino gang […] Read more »

Direction From the American Public on Gun Policy

The regulation of gun ownership remains a contentious issue in U.S. politics. We at Gallup have recently published a series of articles detailing the American public’s views on a number of issues related to gun control, underscoring the complexity of these attitudes. Elected officials reviewing public opinion will find, in […] Read more »