Infrastructure Spending Deemed Most Important Trump Promise

Two-thirds of Americans (69%) say it is “very important” for President-elect Donald Trump to keep his campaign promise to enact major spending on infrastructure renewal. More than half say Trump’s promises to reduce income taxes for all Americans, establish tariffs on foreign imports and deport illegal immigrants convicted of crimes […] Read more »

Trump’s Policy Proposals and Public Opinion

… I’ve put together a number of Trump’s proposed policies and grouped them into three categories: those that appear to be largely in sync with American public opinion, those that are clearly out of sync and those on which the public is divided. In all instances, I’m referring to public […] Read more »

Public Opinion’s Agenda and Trump: Economic Growth, Healthcare, Immigration, and Infrastructure

The Trump administration will face a public agenda which is mostly domestic in focus. The American public’s number one priority is jobs and the economy. Terrorism as a concern comes in second and is especially important among Republicans. CONT. Clifford Young, Ipsos Public Affairs Read more »

Trump, Clinton and Americans Agree on Several Economic Issues

Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton delivered major economic speeches within the last several weeks. Trump spoke in Detroit and Clinton in Warren, Michigan, just outside of the Motor City. Reading through the two candidates’ speeches, it’s immediately apparent that, as befits a political campaign, both candidates make it sound […] Read more »

Americans Say ‘Yes’ to Spending More on VA, Infrastructure

Americans overwhelmingly agree with proposals made by presidential candidate Donald Trump and others to allow veterans to get healthcare from any provider that accepts Medicare, not just Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities. Americans also support spending more federal money on the VA in general, and widely agree with the […] Read more »

Beyond Distrust: How Americans View Their Government

A year ahead of the presidential election, the American public is deeply cynical about government, politics and the nation’s elected leaders in a way that has become quite familiar. Currently, just 19% say they can trust the government always or most of the time, among the lowest levels in the […] Read more »