Public Opinion Context: Trump’s Trip to Middle East and Europe

Donald Trump’s first overseas trip as president will take him to Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican, then to Brussels for a major NATO meeting and back to Italy for a G7 summit. The world is watching with particular interest to see how his administration, subject to serial and serious […] Read more »

Majority of Americans oppose President Trump’s proposed cuts to EPA’s budget, withdrawing from Paris Climate Treaty

According to a new POLITICO/Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health poll, 60% of the American public as a whole opposes President Trump’s recently proposed 31% cut in funding for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). However, constituents of the two major political parties are very far apart on this issue. […] Read more »

100 Days of Trump: His Executive Orders and Where Americans Stand

President Trump nears his 100-day benchmark in office and he’s already signed nearly 70 executive actions. Some have been signed without much fanfare; others have sparked mass protests and challenged as unconstitutional. Below, we’ve highlighted several key actions—and included findings on where Americans stand on the issues. CONT. Joanna Piacenza […] Read more »

CNBC survey: Trump’s agenda is popular, until he acts on it

The CNBC All-America Survey shows President Donald Trump’s economic agenda polling well — until he actually acts on it. The survey of 804 Americans, conducted April 3-6, before the Syrian airstrikes, shows strong support for his plans to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure, cut individual taxes and renegotiate trade deals. But […] Read more »

By the numbers, Trump’s big environmental regulation rollback is all kinds of unpopular

President Trump has taken steps to erase the Obama administration’s environmental record in an effort to buoy the struggling coal industry. But the move risks running afoul of public opinion, with majorities of the public in support of several rules that Trump is focused on dismantling. CONT. Emily Guskin, Washington […] Read more »

Why President Trump has been very good for liberals

For the first time ever, half of Americans say they believe in climate change and that they are very concerned about it, according to Gallup. Thanks, Trump. Climate change is merely the latest issue on which the American people have moved appreciably and significantly to the left in the Trump […] Read more »