California Is the Future

America is stuck between two historical eras. That’s the best way to understand the strange, unprecedented politics of Trump, the political polarization and paralysis of government, the deep dissatisfaction of public opinion, the lack of trust in all institutions — all of it. The post-Industrial era that blossomed in the second half […] 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 »

Few Americans support cuts to most government programs, including Medicaid

President Donald Trump’s first budget request to Congress would make deep cuts to government programs, including Medicaid, the health insurance program for low-income adults and children. Recent polls have found little public support for cuts to Medicaid, but that may not be a surprise: Americans tend not to favor budget […] Read more »

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 »

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 »

CNBC survey: Trump’s agenda is popular, until he acts on it

The CNBC All-America Survey shows President Donald Trump’s economic agenda polling well — until he actually acts on it. The survey of 804 Americans, conducted April 3-6, before the Syrian airstrikes, shows strong support for his plans to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure, cut individual taxes and renegotiate trade deals. But […] Read more »

Trump Family Leave, Infrastructure Proposals Widely Popular

Americans are far more likely to agree than disagree with President Donald Trump’s proposals to require companies to provide family leave for parents of a newborn and to spend $1 trillion on infrastructure. A majority also agree with his proposal to significantly cut income taxes for the middle class and […] Read more »