A President Misjudges His Audience

… As you may have heard, President Trump held a long and contentious press conference yesterday that left the press with a lot to chew on—not least because journalists themselves were primary targets of Trump’s anger and sarcastic contempt. One instinctive response to such a development is to engage in […] Read more »

Young Republicans hopeful, young Democrats fearful

Young Republicans are more hopeful about the future of America by a margin of 10 to 1 after President Donald Trump’s inaugural address, while young Democrats are fearful and independents are split between hopeful and fearful, finds a new national poll of America’s 18- to 29- year-olds by Harvard Kennedy […] Read more »

Democrats have basic fact problem

We ran a new PredictWise/Pollfish Poll on facts about politics on January 26, 2017 and found that Republican talking points are much more salient than Democratic talking points. This is not a story about partisan asymmetry around what people believe (although that exists), but about how Democrats also believe key […] Read more »

The Numbers Game of Donald Trump

… Mr. Trump, who has branded himself as everything from a world-class developer to a reality-television star to, later, a plausible presidential candidate, has long deployed what he described in his first book, “The Art of the Deal,” as “truthful hyperbole,” and others might call lies. … But to the […] Read more »