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Public Supports Birth Control Provision

Ruy Teixeira finds strong public backing for the federal requirement that insurance plans cover the full cost of birth control for women.

By Ruy Teixeira | Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Public Supports Obama’s Progressive Proposals

The public approves of plans the president laid out in his State of the Union address to keep powerful institutions accountable and responsible, writes Ruy Teixeira.

By Ruy Teixeira | Monday, February 13, 2012

Americans Want to Extend the Payroll Tax Cut Now

The public clearly wants the payroll tax cut extended to the end of the year, writes Ruy Teixeira.

By Ruy Teixeira | Monday, February 6, 2012

The Public Is Ready for Tax Reform

Ruy Teixeira looks at a just-released poll showing that Americans think wealthy citizens should pay their fair share.

By Ruy Teixeira | Monday, January 30, 2012

Americans Believe Our Economic System Favors the Wealthy

Conservatives need to pay closer attention to the opinions of most Americans who believe our economic system is unfair, writes Ruy Teixeira.

By Ruy Teixeira | Monday, January 23, 2012

Un vistazo a la opinión pública: Sí, los ricos son diferentes. Tienen demasiado poder.

Los conservadores son alérgicos a las conversaciones sobre la desigualdad económica. Según ellos, esa conversación no es más que una " lucha de clases," provocando a los estadounidenses a que se pongan contra ellos cuyo único crimen ha sido tener éxito y crear empleos. Sin embargo, el público no está de acuerdo.

By Ruy Teixeira | Thursday, January 19, 2012

Yes, the Rich Are Different. They Have Too Much Power

The public is well aware of the inequality in our society, writes Ruy Teixeira.

By Ruy Teixeira | Tuesday, January 17, 2012

La actual campaña de primarias del partido Republicano ha hecho la hostilidad hacia los inmigrantes --- y cualquier política que podría mejorar su situación—clara como el agua. De hecho, los candidatos conservadores están tratando de superarse unos a otros proclamando en voz alta su oposición a todas las políticas pro-inmigrantes. Esto sugiere que a los conservadores les costara mucho trabajo atraer el apoyo de los hispanos en las futuras elecciones presidenciales de noviembre.

By Ruy Teixeira | Thursday, January 12, 2012

Ruy Teixeira on the Path to 270 Electoral Votes

play_alt icon Video Center for American Progress Senior Fellow Ruy Teixeira outlines the demographic and economic factors that will drive the 2012 presidential election.

By Ruy Teixeira | Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A Reminder to Conservatives: Hands off Medicare and Social Security!

Conservatives remain oblivious to the public’s opposition to cutting important social programs. Ruy Teixeira offers some recent polls to help them get the message.

By Ruy Teixeira | Monday, December 19, 2011

Earth to Conservatives: Don’t Raise Taxes on the Poor and Middle Class

Failing to extend the payroll tax cut would be a grave mistake on conservatives’ part, writes Ruy Teixeira.

By Ruy Teixeira | Monday, December 12, 2011

The American Public Still Backs Health Reform

Ruy Teixeira explains why conservatives’ obsessive drive to dismantle the Affordable Care Act is unlikely to generate high levels of public support.

By Ruy Teixeira | Monday, December 5, 2011

The Path to 270

book_alt2 icon Report Ruy Teixeira and John Halpin explain how the shifting demographic balance of the American electorate, and the objective reality and voter perception of the economy in key battleground states will both play huge roles in determining the 2012 presidential election.

By John Halpin and Ruy Teixeira | Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Millennials: Still Progressive After All These Years

Ruy Teixeira shows that the economic doldrums of the last few years haven’t affected the youth generation’s progressive bent.

By Ruy Teixeira | Monday, November 21, 2011

Americans Favor Action on Inequality

Pollsters are finding large majorities of the public support correcting disparities in our society, writes Ruy Teixeira.

By Ruy Teixeira | Monday, November 14, 2011