President Trump’s new American optimism needs an economic boost

At the White House on the day before St. Patrick’s Day, President Trump hailed a “new optimism” across America. However, the results of our latest national survey of likely November 2018 voters show that political turbulence is stalling President Trump’s momentum. Specifically, the following trends which compare our February 20th […] Read more »

Trump’s budget fattens ‘Republican’ programs (and starves ‘Democratic’ ones)

With the release of his first budget proposal Thursday, President Trump is aiming to make good on his promise to dramatically change how federal dollars are divided among the government’s departments and agencies. … These enduring priorities have become critical elements of both parties’ brands in the public’s mind, a […] Read more »

Trump’s unpopular budget

For better or worse, President Trump has displayed little interest in adopting polices that enjoy public support. Republican members of Congress ought to be uncomfortable with this approach. … Last year, the University of Maryland’s Program for Public Consultation provided a representative panel of more than 7,000 registered voters with […] Read more »

American Teens are Politically Engaged but Pessimistic about Country’s Direction

American teenagers, on the cusp of assuming their rights and responsibilities as voters and citizens, perceive a country divided and are pessimistic about America’s current situation. However, they aren’t entirely gloomy and do hold flashes of optimism for the future. Teens have long been excluded from most research about politics […] Read more »