What happens to the working class when millionaires and billionaires are in charge

President-elect Donald Trump was propelled into office largely due to a campaign message that promised to lift up working-class people and restore America to its former greatness. Yet, since the election, he has begun assembling the wealthiest Cabinet in modern American history, featuring corporate chief executives, millionaires and billionaires, and […] Read more »

Issues Where Trump’s Cabinet Picks and Most Americans Differ

Many of the people selected by President-elect Donald J. Trump for his cabinet have views that are at odds with those of most Americans. And in some cases, their perspectives also clash with those of most people who identify as Republicans. Here are some examples. CONT. New York Times Read more »

How progressive was Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech?

Just hours before Hillary Clinton delivered her speech accepting the Democratic nomination for President at the Party’s Convention, on Thursday night, two veterans of Bill Clinton’s Administration—the pollster Stan Greenberg and the economist Joseph E. Stiglitz—appeared at an event organized by the Roosevelt Institute, a liberal think tank. The title […] Read more »

The Importance of Economic Issues

With mixed views of the national economy and their own financial situation, Americans want priority given to several different economic problems. In the latest poll conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, the public sees protecting Social Security and reducing unemployment, poverty, and the federal budget deficit […] Read more »

How Policies Discussed in Democratic Debate Fare With the Public

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, the two most prominent candidates who took part in Tuesday night’s Democratic debate in Las Vegas, talked about or referenced a wide variety of proposals and issue positions as they attempted to win the support of the Democratic base. Gallup looks at how different subjects […] Read more »

Proposals to Fix the American Economy

One of Gallup’s core missions is to measure and understand the attitudes of the American public on key policy issues of the day. In pursuit of that goal, Gallup recently began cataloging Americans’ attitudes about the potential effectiveness of specific proposals to fix the economy. CONT. Frank Newport, Gallup Read more »

5 Policy Issues that Show Why Jeb Bush Will Lose the Latino Vote

After Mitt Romney’s disastrous performance with Latino voters in 2012, some election observers have suggested Jeb Bush is the obvious candidate to help Republicans win over Latino voters. Bush’s supposed advantages are based on three specific observations—that the Bush family has historically had a more positive relationship with this community […] Read more »