Overwhelming majority of Latinos frustrated with Trump

According to a new poll released today by Latino Victory Project, Latino Decisions, and America’s Voice, an overwhelming majority of Latinos – 76 percent – disapprove of President Donald Trump’s performance and 7 out 10 believe the Republican Party doesn’t care about or is hostile toward Latinos. Additionally, for the […] Read more »

The Power of Voice: A new era of cause activation & social issue adoption

We are witnessing the rise of what may become the most vocal generation in nearly half a century. Each year since 2009, Achieve has studied millennials’ actions and behaviors related to causes. Each Millennial Impact Report adds to a body of knowledge about the generation born 1980-2000 that’s recognized by […] Read more »

Among White Americans, Limits to Empathy for Poverty-Related Issues Run Along Class Lines

A survey released today by PRRI finds that white Americans’ support for policies to address poverty is limited in different ways by education level—by perceived social distance to racial minorities among non-college-educated whites and by lower commitments to equal opportunity among college-educated whites. The survey was conducted by PRRI, a […] Read more »

Why the wiring of our brains makes it hard to stop climate change

… Humans aren’t well wired to act on complex statistical risks. We care a lot more about the tangible present than the distant future. Many of us do that to the extreme — what behavioral scientists call hyperbolic discounting — which makes it particularly hard to grapple with something like […] Read more »

Obamacare repeal still tops GOP voters’ to-do lists

Republican leaders want to move past Obamacare repeal, but most GOP voters aren’t ready to let them do it. According to the latest POLITICO-Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health poll, a key finding shows the Trump administration’s messaging on health care is clearly resonating with the party’s base. CONT. […] Read more »

Government Still Top Problem, but Race, Immigration Are Up

Americans continue to cite dissatisfaction with government above all others as the United States’ top problem, even as recent events have resulted in a reshuffling of other issues. Healthcare has fallen precipitously on the list since Congress failed to pass legislation to reform the Affordable Care Act, and Americans’ mentions […] Read more »

President Trump is living up to his critics’ worst predictions, but Democrats remain in need of a winning message

Over six months into a turbulent Presidency, and Donald Trump has become an even more profound force for division and polarization than many thought possible. In this sense, he is living up to his critics’ worst predictions, driving a deep wedge between his political party and the rest of the […] Read more »

Negative Emotions are the Key Turnout Catalyst for Mid-Term Elections

Mid-term elections are often about voting against something. For example, the historic Republican gains in the 1994 mid-term elections were about voter frustrations with the liberal policies of the Clinton administration, especially a failed attempt at health care reform. Not since the calm and decisive leadership of President George W. […] Read more »

CNN Poll: Nearly seven in 10 judge Congress a failure so far

Here’s a silver lining for President Donald Trump: he’s still more popular than Congress. Both Democrats and Republicans in Congress have earned the ire of most Americans, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS, with nearly seven in 10 (68%) judging the Republican Congress a failure so far […] Read more »