PublicationsOctober 10, 2019

Partisan Antipathy: More Intense, More Personal

Division and animosity between the two political parties in the U.S. has deepened. Most partisans view the other side as ‘closed-minded’; Republicans see Democrats as ‘unpatriotic.’

Survey ReportsAugust 7, 2019

Republicans Now Are More Open to the Idea of Expanding Presidential Power

Neither party has an edge in favorability among the public

PublicationsJuly 18, 2019

Democrats’ Ratings of Party’s 2020 Field: Better Than in 2016, Similar to 2008

Democratic voters report high levels of satisfaction with the Democratic candidates as a group. The election also is attracting more interest than past elections did at similar points in the cycle.

PublicationsMay 16, 2019

Trump’s Staunch GOP Supporters Have Roots in the Tea Party

Republicans who did not agree with the tea party during Obama era were somewhat less likely to remain affiliated with GOP years later. Republicans who had positive views of the tea party movement in 2014 or 2015 were among Trump’s most enthusiastic backers during the 2016 campaign.

PublicationsMarch 14, 2019

Political Independents: Who They Are, What They Think

Most independents are not all that “independent” politically. And the small share of Americans who are truly independent stand out for their low level of interest in politics.