As First 100 Days Nears, President Trump Approval Rating at 32% with Young

As the first 100 days of the administration nears, 32% of 18 to 29 year old Americans approve of President Donald Trump’s job performance overall, according to a new national poll by Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics (IOP). CONT. Institute of Politics, Harvard Read more »

With Budget Debate Looming, Growing Share of Public Prefers Bigger Government

As Congress faces an April 28 deadline to fund government operations, the public is now split in their general preferences on the size and scope of government: 48% say they would rather have a bigger government providing more services, while 45% prefer a smaller government providing fewer services. This marks […] Read more »

Marijuana legalization support at all-time high

A recent CBS News poll shows support for legalizing marijuana is higher than ever. Sixty-one percent of Americans think marijuana use should be legal, a five-point increase from last year and the highest percentage ever recorded in this poll. Eighty-eight percent favor medical marijuana use. CONT. CBS News Read more »

HBO Real Sports/Marist Poll of Sports Fans

When it comes to the NFL draft, most American football fans aren’t too thrilled if their favorite team ignores a top college prospect’s history of questionable behavior. Most fans oppose their favorite NFL team drafting a player with a history of physical violence against women. … Turning to politics, do […] Read more »

Sorry, Republicans, but most people support single-payer health care

Despite the rise of the tea party and unified Republican control of government, one decidedly anti-free-market idea appears ascendant: single-payer health care. And it’s no wonder, given that a record-high share of the population receives government-provided health insurance. As a country, we’ve long since acquiesced to the idea that Uncle […] Read more »

How GOP Voters Are Getting in the Way of a Medicaid Rollback

President Trump on Wednesday signaled his determination to mount another drive to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but he faces a surprising obstacle: unexpectedly widespread Republican resistance to cutting Medicaid. That hesitation, following decades of GOP efforts to retrench the program, powerfully demonstrates how the party’s growing reliance on economically […] Read more »