PublicationsNovember 15, 1987

The People, the Press and the 1988 Campaign

Report Summary Public Favorability Toward the Press The public continues to regard news organizations less favorably than it did before news of the Iran-Contra affair changed public opinion.  A Gallup/Times Mirror survey conducted last January found that the President’s declining popularity had a fallout effect on other institutions, including the press.  Since January, there has […]

PublicationsSeptember 30, 1987

The People, the Press & Politics

Report Summary There are 11 distinct groups in the American electorate — 10 that vote in varying degrees, and one that does not vote at all. How Americans vote is a much more complex process than previously defined. There have been many attempts to analyze political attitudes in this country. Some analysts have focused on […]

PublicationsJanuary 15, 1987

The Press and the Presidency

Report Summary Reagan’s Fall The extent to which President Reagan’s image has been tarnished by the Iran-Contra arms scandal has been evident in the major public opinion surveys released over the last month.  The current Gallup/Times Mirror survey results further document Reagan’s fall.  The number themselves — the proportion of Reagan supporters versus critics — […]