How the GOP Prompted the Decay of Political Norms

President Trump’s approach to governance is unlike that of his recent predecessors, but it is also not without antecedents. The groundwork for some of this dysfunction was laid in the decades before Trump’s emergence as a political figure. Nowhere is that more true than in the disappearance of the norms […] Read more »

For those in the Party of Trump, the Republicans — not the president — are to blame

… Granville County has long been a Democratic stronghold, but it was one of six rural counties in North Carolina that flipped from voting twice for Barack Obama to voting for Trump last year. Local Democrats blame the flip on low turnout, especially among African Americans who make up a […] Read more »

New poll: Obama-Trump voters are starting to sour on Trump

Just over seven months into his presidency, Donald Trump continues to face important challenges. These include the investigation into possible collusion between his campaign and Russia, a struggling legislative agenda and Trump’s own controversial statements, especially regarding the violence perpetrated by white supremacists in Charlottesville. Meanwhile, Trump’s approval numbers have […] Read more »

The Obama-Trump Voters Are Real. Here’s What They Think.

The story of the 2016 presidential election is simple. Donald J. Trump made huge gains among white voters without a college degree. His gains were large enough to cancel out considerable losses among well-educated white voters and a decade of demographic shifts. There are questions and details still up for […] Read more »

Poll shows little support for Senate GOP health bill, even among Republicans

Most Americans disapprove of the GOP’s handling of health care. That’s according to a new NewsHour poll, in partnership with the Marist Institute for Public Opinion and NPR, that looks at Americans’ opinions on President Trump, health care, the economy and more. Judy Woodruff examines the results with Lee Miringoff […] Read more »