Why cutting corporate tax and raising the deficit might not hurt Trump politically

For those who have tracked Republican politics over the past few years, the Trump administration’s proposal to slice the corporate tax rate without worrying about deficits seems like an anathema. … But recent polling bolsters the idea that the move is politically safe for Trump — assuming that he continues […] Read more »

With Budget Debate Looming, Growing Share of Public Prefers Bigger Government

As Congress faces an April 28 deadline to fund government operations, the public is now split in their general preferences on the size and scope of government: 48% say they would rather have a bigger government providing more services, while 45% prefer a smaller government providing fewer services. This marks […] Read more »

Public Dissatisfaction With Washington Weighs on the GOP

Nearly three months after the Republican Party took control of the White House and Congress, the public gives low job ratings to the president and even lower ratings to the speaker of the House. … On issues, the Republicans hold their traditional advantage on terrorism, and the two parties continue […] Read more »

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 »