Creating a down-ballot Democratic wave

On Friday, Democracy Corps released our most recent national survey showing Hillary Clinton with an 11-point lead over Donald Trump (48 to 37 percent, with 8 percent for the Libertarian). Importantly, it showed the Democrats with an 8-point lead in the named congressional ballot (49 to 41 percent), something we […] Read more »

Majority of Americans continue to support same-sex marriage

As they have for more than three years, a majority of Americans say it should be legal for same-sex couples to marry. A year after the Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to same-sex marriage, 58 percent of Americans support the legalization of same-sex marriage, while […] Read more »

Support for Gay Marriage Remains High, at 61%

Sixty-one percent of Americans say that marriages between same-sex couples should be recognized by the law as valid, consistent with the 58% and 60% recorded in 2015. Last year’s Supreme Court decision made same-sex marriage legal nationwide — but the issue remains contentious at state and local levels, among religious […] Read more »

For Clinton, the general election is about married women

… Affluent suburban women are a key audience for Clinton, the Democratic front-runner, as she seeks to use Trump’s polarizing statements about women, immigrants and others against him. … Although many suburban women identify as Republican or independent, they often vote on the kinds of pocketbook issues Clinton is emphasizing […] Read more »

Reaping as they sowed: How the culture wars are smiting the GOP

… If it wasn’t obvious before, it’s become hi-definition clear in the past few weeks that the culture wars, long a powerful wedge that Republicans wielded against the Democrats, have now become a dagger that cleaves GOP ranks down the middle. … The wedge of the culture wars still cuts […] Read more »