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Public Opinion Snapshot

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.

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.

Monday, December 5, 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.

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.

Monday, November 14, 2011

The Public’s Priorities for Government

The public is unwavering in its support for helping the 99 percent instead of the wealthy, notes Ruy Teixeira.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Public Calls for Fair Economy

Ruy Teixeira finds the Occupy movement’s charges of economic inequality are shared by many Americans.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Public Warms to Occupy Wall Street Protesters

Ruy Teixeira finds the public in agreement with the movement in recent polling.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Tax the Rich, Pass the Jobs Bill

Ruy Teixeira finds strong public backing for the president’s jobs plan—particularly taxing millionaires to pay for it.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Americans Support Immigration

Polls show that Americans believe immigration strengthens our society and support creating a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants already in the country, writes Ruy Teixeira.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Strong Public Support for Action on Jobs

The public is hungry for the ideas the president is calling for in his American Jobs Act, says Ruy Teixeira.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Lessons of 9/11

The public shows a different approach to fighting terrorism than conservatives 10 years after that fateful day, writes Ruy Teixeira.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Public Ready for American Jobs Act

The public supported the ideas in President Obama’s jobs proposal before his speech last Thursday, writes Ruy Teixeira.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Focus on Jobs, Don’t Mess with Medicare and Social Security

Ruy Teixeira parses recent public opinion polls to discern America’s mood about jobs versus cuts to government safety net programs.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Public Shows No Love for Tea Party, Bush

The public still thinks President Bush deserves most of the blame for our current economic problems, and its view of the Tea Party is dropping, writes Ruy Teixeira.

Monday, August 29, 2011

“Yes” for Public School Choice, “No” for Vouchers

The public wishes conservatives would give up their futile pursuit to give parents public money to send their kids to private schools, writes Ruy Teixeira.

Monday, August 22, 2011