Democrats erase national security trust gap with Trump

A new poll by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner shows a 55- 45% majority of registered voters trust Democrats in Congress more than Donald Trump to handle America’s national security. This represents a huge 18-point swing toward Democrats since March, when a 54-46% majority said they trusted Trump more. CONT. Greenberg Quinlan […] Read more »

How Donald Trump is negotiating like a hostage-taker

As a candidate, Donald Trump sold himself as a deal maker. As president, he’s governing more as a hostage taker. Across an array of domestic and foreign challenges, Trump’s go-to move has become to create what amounts to a political hostage situation. He’s either terminating, or threatening to terminate, a […] Read more »

Americans Don’t Think Much of Trump’s ‘America First.’ That’s Good, But …

“Not much” and “less and less” is What Americans Think About America First, as documented in the latest Chicago Council on Global Affairs public opinion report. That’s somewhat reassuring. But only somewhat. On one America First issue after another, the data show limited and declining support. … Just as with […] Read more »

Americans feel tax reform plans would favor wealthy

The latest CBS News Nation Tracker finds that most Americans continue to call for deals and cooperation in the back-and-forth between the president and Congress. And that includes many of the president’s strongest backers and most Republicans. Some even want to see Congress assert itself more. Most do not want […] Read more »

AP-NORC Poll: North Korea nuke advances spook most Americans

North Korea’s nuclear weapons development is spooking most Americans, and two-thirds of them say President Donald Trump’s war of words with the isolated nation’s leader is making the situation worse. Less than 1 in 10 thinks Trump’s comments are making it better. CONT. Matthew Pennington & Emily Swanson, Associated Press Read more »

USA TODAY/Suffolk Poll: Despite economic optimism, Americans worry about Trump and the future

Americans overwhelmingly disagree with President Trump on just about everything from his military threats to North Korea to his combative stance toward NFL players who won’t stand for the National Anthem. But a USA TODAY/Suffolk University poll also finds an unusual disconnect: Americans are increasingly optimistic about the nation’s economy. […] Read more »

What Americans Think about America First

President Trump’s inaugural address, like his campaign, signaled a major departure from the past seven decades of American foreign policy and engagement with the rest of the world. While never fully parsed, the slogans “Make America Great Again,” “America First,” and “Americanism, not Globalism,” along with the president’s speeches and […] Read more »

Most Americans disapprove of Trump’s handling of North Korea, health care

Most Americans continue to see North Korea as a threat that can be contained, though the number who say it requires military action has risen slightly in recent weeks. A majority disapprove of President Trump’s handling of the situation, and more voice concern that the U.S. would go to war […] Read more »