Trump Approval Highest on Terrorism, Economy

On 10 hot-button issues, President Donald Trump gets the highest approval ratings for his handling of terrorism (46%) and the economy (45%). His lowest ratings are for healthcare policy (28%) and relations with Russia (30%). Trump’s frosty relations with the news media meet with approval from 34% of U.S. adults. […] Read more »

U.S. Scores Biggest Fall in World Peace Study, Asia Advances

The U.S. declined the most in an annual study of global peace that cites political turbulence, deteriorating press freedom, a public perception of increasing crime and corruption, and less acceptance of Muslims and other minorities. The U.S. dropped 11 places to the 114th most-peaceful country out of 161 in the index […] Read more »

Few Americans support cuts to most government programs, including Medicaid

President Donald Trump’s first budget request to Congress would make deep cuts to government programs, including Medicaid, the health insurance program for low-income adults and children. Recent polls have found little public support for cuts to Medicaid, but that may not be a surprise: Americans tend not to favor budget […] Read more »

Fox News Poll: Trump approval down, voters support special counsel on Russia

American voters disagree with President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey, think the dismissal was for self-serving reasons, and approve of a special counsel being appointed to investigate Russian government efforts to influence the election and the Trump campaign. In addition, a majority opposes the Republican plan to replace […] Read more »

Fox News Poll: President Trump’s first 100 days getting mixed reviews

A Fox News Poll taken as the Trump administration nears its 100-day milestone gives mixed messages to the president. President Trump’s job ratings are underwater by three percentage points. Currently 45 percent approve of the job he’s doing. That’s down slightly from the 48 percent approval he received when he […] 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 »

The Foreign Policy Establishment or Donald Trump: Which Better Reflects American Opinion?

It is an open secret that most US foreign policy experts opposed the presidency of Donald Trump. In fact, more than one hundred Republican foreign policy professionals went so far as to sign an open letter declaring that they would not vote for him. For his part, as a candidate, […] Read more »

Majority of Republicans back Trump Russia policy

Republicans remain firmly supportive of President Donald Trump’s overtures to Russia, even as the GOP’s congressional leaders are wary. A new McClatchy-Marist poll found large majority of Republicans, 73 percent, appear ready to dismiss leadership’s concerns about getting too close to the longtime adversary amid worries about alleged meddling of […] Read more »