First 100 Days Have Not Changed Voter Preference for Control of Congress

The April NBC/WSJ survey finds voters prefer a Democrat controlled Congress to a Republican controlled Congress by a margin of 47{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} to 43{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222}. That’s no different than where we left off in late October 2016 when all registered voters preferred Democrat over GOP control of Congress by 46{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} to 44{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222}. And, as the chart below […]

While President Trump’s approval has hit the mid-30’s on national polls of adults, our recent Public Opinion Strategies poll of voters (conducted March 23-27) shows the President with a 40{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} national approval rating.  Importantly, though, his support among base Republicans has remained high. Comparing our current polling to the February NBC/WSJ poll shows Trump’s approval […]

After President Trump’s well-received address to Congress, all eyes turned to the Democrats’ rebuttal. Surprisingly, the Democrats did not tap one of their high-profile rising stars such as Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, or Kristen Gillibrand to speak directly to millions of Americans about the party’s opposing vision. Instead, 72 year-old former Governor Steve Beshear of […]

Tell me if you’ve heard this one…America elects a president based more on celebrity than on credentials and more on his promises than on his actions. He is the unlikely candidate that vanquishes the opposition’s establishment candidate, one with decades of experience in government and in foreign relations. He has a captivating presence, is an […]

Last week Donald Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch, a conservative federal appellate judge, to the Supreme Court. Though most Americans do not yet have an opinion on Gorsuch, recent polling states that a conservative pick is supported by Americans. The Supreme Court nomination was an important issue to 2016 voters. According to NBC News exit polling, one-in-five voters said […]

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