Fox News Poll: Trump approval down, voters support special counsel on Russia

American voters disagree with President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey, think the dismissal was for self-serving reasons, and approve of a special counsel being appointed to investigate Russian government efforts to influence the election and the Trump campaign. In addition, a majority opposes the Republican plan to replace […] Read more »

Americans Still See Manufacturing as Key to Job Creation

“Keeping manufacturing jobs from going overseas” is the top recommendation Americans give as the best way to create more jobs in the U.S. Many also suggest reducing government regulation, lowering taxes, creating more infrastructure work and improving education. CONT. Frank Newport & Andrew Dugan, Gallup Read more »

Cultural Displacement—Not Economic Hardship—More Predictive of White Working-Class Support for Trump

White working-class voters who reported feelings of cultural dislocation or favored deportation of illegal immigrants were more than three times more likely to support Trump, according to new analysis of a fall PRRI/The Atlantic survey released today. The influence of economic factors is both less powerful and more complex. CONT. […] Read more »

The Collapse of American Identity

After the British writer G. K. Chesterton visited the United States for the first time, he remarked that America was “a nation with the soul of a church.” Mr. Chesterton wasn’t referring to the nation’s religiosity but to its formation around a set of core political beliefs enshrined in founding […] Read more »

Fox News Poll: President Trump’s first 100 days getting mixed reviews

A Fox News Poll taken as the Trump administration nears its 100-day milestone gives mixed messages to the president. President Trump’s job ratings are underwater by three percentage points. Currently 45 percent approve of the job he’s doing. That’s down slightly from the 48 percent approval he received when he […] 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 »

Deep schisms among voters at the 100 day mark

President Donald Trump promised on Election Night to unite the country – but nearly 100 days into his presidency, Americans remain profoundly divided on his policies, from health care to immigration to the environment. While the general public opposes Trump’s plans to dismantle Obamacare, build a wall across the Mexican […] Read more »

Trump Won the Election. It’s the Electorate He’s Lost So Far

In addition to President Trump’s early struggles in his first 100 days, there’s a longer-term problem for his administration and the GOP: Many of the issues he’s championing aren’t popular with the public — at all. Per the latest NBC/WSJ poll: CONT. Chuck Todd, Mark Murray & Carrie Dann, NBC […] Read more »