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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

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

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

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

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.

By 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.

By Ruy Teixeira | Monday, October 31, 2011

Public Warms to Occupy Wall Street Protesters

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

By Ruy Teixeira | 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.

By Ruy Teixeira | Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Parsing the Polls

The latest opinion polling on dissatisfaction with Congress might be accurate for once, writes Sam Fulwood III, and that could be a good thing.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, October 4, 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.

By Ruy Teixeira | Monday, October 3, 2011