Worry Polarization

Americans are concerned about very different things.

Politics, Memory, and Reality

Americans look back more fondly on the Trump economy than they did in 2020.

Biden Has Lowest Approval in History, Should Still Win

A famed political forecaster doesn’t believe the polls.

Faith In Democracy on the Decline

People around the world are more skeptical about governing institutions.

Age Inversion in American Politics?

Suddenly, old voters are aligning Democrat and young ones Republican.

If Inflation is Down, Why Are Prices Up?

Shockingly, most people aren’t economists.

Stupid Poll Tricks

Two data points are not a trend.

A Modest Racial Realignment

Explaining the inexplicable.

The Republican News Bubble

We’re entitled to our own facts.

Shocking Headline of the Day

Mo’ money, less problems.

The Old Man and the Felon

Turning 80 and being charged with a felony are equally disqualifying.

Foreign Policy Tops American Priorities!

A misleading survey result.

Where The Gays Are

A breakdown of new survey data.

Trump’s Outrageous Statements Helpful With Republican Base

Shocking if unsurprising poll results.

President Joe Biden in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, October 9, 2023. President Joe Biden in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, October 9, 2023.

Biden Approval at Record Low

He’s at 61 percent disapproval in the lastest Monmouth poll.

Fake Nikki Haley Boomlet Continues

The media’s favorite Republican is doing better in some polls than the other candidates losing to Trump.

Why Americans Are So Anxious About Inflation

Prices are way up, even though the CPI is back under control.

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Americans No Longer Believe in the American Dream

Most no longer believe it’s possible to get ahead through hard work.

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Old Man Biden and Young Would-Be Voters

The President has tepid support in the 18-29 demographic.

A Few Thoughts on the Election and Poll Interpretation

And, not surprisingly, about parties.

The Polls Are Skewed!

Survey research is not without flaws. But we dismiss it at our peril.

Swing State Voters Prefer Trump

Bidenomics is dragging Biden’s approval.

Stupid Poll Tricks

Or, if you prefer, stupid headline tricks.

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Why Doesn’t Biden Get More Credit?

Some people say there’s a reporter to blame.

Trump Has Huge Lead With Those Who Won’t Vote

Oh, the irony.

More Stupid Poll Tricks

Corrupt and crazy versus old and confused.

Stupid Polling Tricks

Americans don’t want either Trump or Biden! Film at 11.

Indictments Are Hurting Trump

The people want a fast trial and think he’s guilty and should go to jail.

Vice President Kamala Harris participates in a meeting on Native American Voting Rights Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in the Vice President’s Ceremonial Office in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. Vice President Kamala Harris participates in a meeting on Native American Voting Rights Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in the Vice President’s Ceremonial Office in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House.

Kamala Harris Taking Leading Role in 2024 Campaign

A counterintuitive move.

Public Confidence in Military Lowest in Decades

There has been a steady decline the last five years.

Could Trump Really Be President Again?

It’s not nearly as far-fetched as most of us would like to believe.

The Two-Income Trap

It’s just as possible to live on one income as it was in 1970. But not really.

Americans Becoming More Socially Conservative?

Gallup’s annual Values and Beliefs survey has some interesting results.

The Threat of Political Violence

Separating rhetoric from action.

Young Men Becoming More Right-Wing?

Some interesting (and potentially disturbing) polling trends.

Americans Think Neither Biden Nor Trump Mentally Sound to be President

Shockingly, the current President’s numbers are worse than his predecessor’s.

Trump Bolstered by Indictment?

A new poll seems to show that. Be skeptical.

Republicans Divided on Foreign Policy

As memory of the Cold War fades, so does support for American primacy.

Biden Too Old! Trump Pretty Old Too!

Another poll showing the same thing as the other polls.

Trump Remains Odds-On Favorite for 2024 Republican Nomination

As tired as we may be of him, his nominating electorate appears ready for another round.

Approval Polling and Starting to Think about 2024

Some numbers from the Emerson poll.

On Polling and Media Narratives

Some thoughts on polling and the news since 2016.

28% Personally Know Someone Who Died From COVID Vaccines

More than a quarter of Americans know something that isn’t true.

The Perfect President

What Americans say they want in the Oval Office.

Speaking of 2024

Trump currently has a comfortable lead.

Americans Want Compromise

Some numbers from an NPR/PBS Marist
poll.

Voters Don’t Want Biden or Trump to Run in 2024

Americans want some new choices.

Beware The Exit Polls

The numbers aren’t real. Not yet, anyway.

Crystal Ball Final 2022 Ratings

Describe the sound made when a sheep explodes.

Red Wave? Blue Wave? No Wave?

We really have no idea how Tuesday’s election will unfold.