Off-Year Governors Races Look Challenging for GOP

Gubernatorial contests in Virginia and New Jersey will get plenty of attention this year, in part because of Donald Trump’s victory and the developing divisions in the two major parties. … The results are likely to be over-interpreted, as they usually are, but that doesn’t mean that they won’t offer […] Read more »

A Third of Californians Approve of Trump’s Job Performance

Just a third of Californians approve of the way President Trump is doing his job, according to a statewide survey released today by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), with funding from the James Irvine Foundation. … As California leaders consider their responses to Trump’s early action on immigration, […] Read more »

Democrats have no quick fixes in their bid to regain ground lost

… Trump’s presidency has generated anger and energy across the country among those who oppose him and much of his agenda. Trump’s disapproval ratings are higher than for any new president. Republicans in Congress sometimes appear flummoxed, even alarmed, by what Trump says and does. Democrats see all this as […] Read more »

As Democrats Take to the Streets, Lawmakers Rush to Keep Up

… The swelling anger over Mr. Trump’s week-old administration is fueling a surge of spontaneous activism that some Democrats say they have not seen since the Vietnam War. The growing and seemingly organic energy offers Democrats a prime opportunity to ride a backlash to electoral success this year and next, […] Read more »

What Happens to the Democratic Party After Obama?

… Through two terms, Obama deepened the Democrats’ connection with a constellation of growing groups, namely minorities, the millennial generation, and college-educated whites, especially women. That coalition allowed him to join the ranks of Andrew Jackson and Franklin Roosevelt, the only Democrats to win a presidential popular-vote majority at least […] Read more »

Americans Rate Healthcare Providers High on Honesty, Ethics

Most Americans trust their healthcare providers to be honest and ethical, but few other professions fare so well in Gallup’s annual look at honesty and ethical standards among various fields. Nurses top the list with 84% of the public rating their standards as “high” or “very high,” while members of […] Read more »

56 Interesting Facts About the 2016 Election

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s victory was definitely THE most interesting thing that happened in the 2016 election, but it certainly wasn’t the only interesting thing. In keeping with our end-of-cycle tradition, we found 56 more interesting things to tide you over during the holidays as we take a well-earned […] Read more »