Biden Approval Up

Gallup has him at his highest point in a year.

Dems in Midterms: You’re Saying There’s a Chance?

A 2020 blowout has long been presumed. But maybe it won’t happen.

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the passing of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Tuesday, August 10, 2021, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the passing of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Tuesday, August 10, 2021, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

How Low Can Joe Go?

Approval is down (again).

Failed and Has-Been Politicians Start New Party

The Forward Party will almost certainly go nowhere.

Fixing the Primary Problem

Could Alaska point the way to a solution?

Unity My Ass

Are you going to believe this index or your own lyin’ eyes?

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on Earth Day prior to signing an executive order strengthening the nation’s forests, resilience to extreme weather events, and local economies, Friday, April 22, 2022, at Seward Park in Seattle. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden delivers remarks on Earth Day prior to signing an executive order strengthening the nation’s forests, resilience to extreme weather events, and local economies, Friday, April 22, 2022, at Seward Park in Seattle. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

The Messaging is Medium

The Democrats have lots of problems. Salesmanship is pretty far down the list.

Two Years After George Floyd

Very little progress has been made towards racial justice.

The Least Dangerous Branch?

The apparently eminent demise of abortion rights has reignited an old debate.

Voters in Sour Mood Ahead of Midterms

The polls do not bode well for Democrats.

Ukraine Updates

Links and infographics.

Both-sidesing COVID

Being too cautious and careless are not equal sins.

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the passing of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Tuesday, August 10, 2021, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the passing of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Tuesday, August 10, 2021, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Breaking: Country Polarized

And Biden approval down.

Partisanship and Ideology Redux

Aggregate self-identification doesn’t tell us much, but the breakdowns do.

Stevie Wonder feeling the White House Bust of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr during a visit to the Oval Office in 2016 by White House Photographer Peter Souza. Stevie Wonder feeling the White House Bust of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr during a visit to the Oval Office in 2016 by White House Photographer Peter Souza.

In honor of MLK, some dubious tweets & a lesser-known speech

Once again, today marks a day where folks who would never have supported Dr. King decide they should praise him

Partisan ID in the United States

Gallup has the 2021 numbers.

Violence Inequality

The safety gap between affluent, white and poor, minority communities has grown over the last three decades.

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Americans Feel Economy Much Worse Than it Is

It turns out “the economy” isn’t just one thing.

Back to SCOTUS Reform and “Legitimacy”

Doing nothing is still a choice, and the legitimacy crisis is here, like it or not.

Biden’s Polls and Magical Thinking

The President’s approval has plummeted, largely because of factors outside his control.

Biden’s Plunging Job Approval!

Democrats and Independents are losing their enthusiasm. But some perspective is needed.

Religion and the Capitol Attack

What we know about those arrested for the 6 January insurrection.

Is the Pandemic Over?

A lot of Americans think so.

Democrats Increasingly Frustrated with Congress

It turns out a 51-50 Senate majority isn’t enough.

Democrats Have 9 Point Advantage

49 percent of Americans lean Democratic, compared to 40 for Republicans. Yet a plurality identify as Independent.

Additional Thoughts on Vaccine Passports

It makes sense for large-scale venues, yes? But making sense is not the issue.

Insecurity-in-Chief

Trump brags about being the “most admired” and provides yet another example of poor understanding of data.

Election 2020 Scenarios

Some thoughts on voter enthusiasm and EV scenarios.

Could Trump Shock the World Again?

Fear of a reprise of 2016 is still with us.

Judiciary Approves Barrett Despite Democratic Boycott

Chuck Schumer and company sent a signal to their base against a fait accompli.

President Donald J. Trump boards Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Friday, July 10, 2020, en route to Miami International Airport in Miami President Donald J. Trump boards Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Friday, July 10, 2020, en route to Miami International Airport in Miami

No, Trump Isn’t Above 50%

Let’s just say Rasmussen is an extreme outlier.

Biden’s Lead is Historic

He has the largest lead of any challenger since modern polling began in 1936.

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Dissatisfied

Will we ever be satisfied?

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Republicans Refuse to Wear Masks

A majority of Americans of every sex, race, education, income, or region do the right thing. With one exception.

Biden’s Record Gender Gap

If the Democrats win back the White House in November, it’ll be no thanks to men.

Is Partisanship a “What” or a “Why”?

The conversation continues. (Warning: it is over 3000 words).

President Donald J. Trump, joined by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, left, and Attorney General William Barr, displays his signature after signing an Executive Order to Prevent Hoarding and Price Gouging, Monday, March 23, 2020, in the Oval Office of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead) President Donald J. Trump, joined by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, left, and Attorney General William Barr, displays his signature after signing an Executive Order to Prevent Hoarding and Price Gouging, Monday, March 23, 2020, in the Oval Office of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

Trump Approval Up During Crisis

The President seems to be enjoying a mild rally effect.

America Ready for a Gay President?

It’s a reasonable question but not the right one.

Would Trump Boycott The Presidential Debates?

President Trump is reportedly considering boycotting the General Election debates next fall.

Americans Disagree With Trump On Trade

New polling shows that the American public does not support the President and his trade war.

Paul Volcker, Fed Chairman Who Slew The Inflation Dragon, Dies At 92

Paul Volcker, the Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board who put an end to the rampant inflation that threatened to choke the American economy, has died at 92.

Majority Supports Life In Prison Over Death Penalty, Poll Finds

A new poll finds that a strong majority of Americans support life in prison instead of the death penalty.

Polling Shows Growing Support For Trump’s Impeachment And Removal

New polling is showing increased public support for President Trump’s impeachment and removal

American Public Mostly Ignoring War In Afghanistan

Eighteen years after it started, the American public seems to be mostly ignoring the war in Afghanistan. But that isn’t an excuse for not bringing it to an end.

Polling Shows Mostly Bad News For Trump

It’s still early in the election cycle but there’s plenty for the President to worry about.

As Doubts Grow About The Economy, Trump’s Job Approval Suffers

As doubts about the health of the economy start to mount, President Trump’s job approval is starting to suffer.

Most Americans Support Ban On Assault Weapons And Other Gun Control Measures

Another poll in the wake of this month’s mass shootings shows increased support for several gun control measures. That doesn’t mean Congress will act, though.

Poll Shows Increased Support For Gun Control Measures, But Will It Last?

In the wake of the back-to-back shootings in Texas and Ohio, a new poll shows increased support for some gun control measures. But we’ve been here before.

What is American Patriotism?

There’s an inherent tension in our national ethos.