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 »

The Political Risks of Loathing Trump

Polls show President Trump’s approval numbers languishing around 40 percent, while the anger and intensity of the Democratic base is rising and the Republican base remains pretty complacent, not full of fight as it was during the Obama years. … That’s a lot for Democrats and liberals to be excited […] Read more »

Absent a More Progressive Economics, the Democrats Will Lose

The challenge Democrats face today—uniting a broad coalition of working class Americans that spans racial, regional, gender, and generational lines—is far from new, but it has not always been this daunting. … Where working people of all races once helped deliver Democratic victories under Presidents Roosevelt and Truman, winning a […] Read more »

The Democrats’ ‘Working-Class Problem’

The road to a sustainable Democratic majority—nationally, locally, and in the states—must include much higher Democratic performance with white working-class voters (those without a four-year degree). Nearly every group in the progressive infrastructure is busy figuring out how Democrats can get back to the level of support they reached with […] Read more »

Has the Democratic Party Gotten Too Rich for Its Own Good?

During his primary campaign against Hillary Clinton, Senator Bernie Sanders, a self-proclaimed socialist, lived up to the grand Democratic tradition of favoring the underdog at the expense of the rich. … But Sanders spoke to the Democratic Party of 2016, not the Democratic Party of the Great Depression. … In […] Read more »

Black Voters Aren’t Turning Out For The Post-Obama Democratic Party

… Lower black turnout in 2016 might be explained as a reversion to the mean after that group’s historic turnout for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012. It’s possible that Clinton could never inspire black turnout the way the first African-American president could. But even if this shift is more […] Read more »