As we officially enter autumn, it is clear that voters’ long tempestuous relationship with their elected officials may be heading for a break-up. This has been the summer of our discontent. Take, for example, that: 71 percent of Americans say the country is off on the wrong track; 76 percent predict that the next generation […]

Recently, Glen Bolger wrote a blog post about how voters are not in love with any of the potential outcomes of the election. In the same NBC/WSJ poll (September 2014)*, voters were also asked which party control would they prefer after the election. Unsurprisingly, the country is split right down the middle: 45{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} prefer a […]

Given a choice of three potential outcomes for the November election, Americans underscore their lack of love for the political parties by opting for none of the above. The latest WSJ/NBC poll offered respondents the choice of three outcomes for the election, and asked whether each was acceptable or unacceptable. A plurality of voters turned […]

There is no special insight in saying the American electorate is deeply unhappy with our political leadership, the economy, and the direction of the country. But, as pollsters, we do keep looking to find new and insightful ways to measure this discontent and compare it across time. Even after a decade of a plurality to […]

In the run­up to this fall’s midterm elections, much has been written about the ways a mid­term electorate differs from a Presidential electorate. However, some data put together by Dr. Michael Bitzer, a professor of politics and Provost at Catawba College in North Carolina, suggests that there is not just a significant difference in WHO […]

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