Why Trump’s Softening on Immigration Is Unlikely to Splinter His Base

In a matter of weeks, President Trump has twice struck deals with Democrats in Congress that have left many of his supporters flummoxed. … But the informal DACA agreement with Democrats is unlikely to be the move that splinters his re-election coalition. Partnering with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi on […] Read more »

Trump Voters Not Bothered by Overtures to Democrats

Despite a far-right outcry about Donald Trump’s dealings with Congressional Democrats, it appears that the president’s base has not deserted him as his job approval rating remains stable in the latest Monmouth University Poll. While some Trump voters would be upset if he softened his position on a core issue […] Read more »

Republicans Are Happy Trump Ended DACA. They’re Less Sure About Deporting DREAMers

After learning that President Trump is working with Democratic congressional leaders on codifying the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, furious Trump supporters burned their Make America Great Again hats. Fox News’ Sean Hannity tweeted that “@POTUS needs to stay the course and keep his promises or it’s over.” And […] Read more »

Obamacare repeal still tops GOP voters’ to-do lists

Republican leaders want to move past Obamacare repeal, but most GOP voters aren’t ready to let them do it. According to the latest POLITICO-Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health poll, a key finding shows the Trump administration’s messaging on health care is clearly resonating with the party’s base. CONT. […] Read more »

The Asymmetric Politics of Trump’s Dreamers Deal

Late last night, Democratic congressional leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi triumphantly announced that they had reached an agreement with President Trump over dinner at the White House under which Trump would support legislation shielding the “Dreamers,” immigrants brought unlawfully to the U.S. as children, from deportation in exchange for […] Read more »

Government Still Top Problem, but Race, Immigration Are Up

Americans continue to cite dissatisfaction with government above all others as the United States’ top problem, even as recent events have resulted in a reshuffling of other issues. Healthcare has fallen precipitously on the list since Congress failed to pass legislation to reform the Affordable Care Act, and Americans’ mentions […] Read more »

AJC 2017 Survey of American Jewish Opinion on U.S., Global Issues

AJC’s Annual Survey of American Jewish Opinion indicates widespread dissatisfaction with President Trump’s performance in office, and a significant rise in American Jewish fears of rising anti-Semitism. … Just 21% of the sample has a favorable opinion of the job President Trump has been doing, while 77% has an unfavorable […] Read more »