A recent post-election poll shows what American voters believe about our nation’s policy priorities and our road forward.
A rising electorate, recovering economy, and rejection of conservative ideology drove the president’s historic re-election in 2012.
Most Americans think government help for the poor is a good thing.
Most Americans don’t support conservatives’ sacred causes of not raising taxes on the rich and doing away with the Affordable Care Act.
Conservatives may be fixated on deporting unauthorized immigrants but the public clearly isn’t.
Americans don’t think that President Obama and overregulation of the free market are to blame for our economic troubles.
The idea of transforming Medicare into a voucher program started out unpopular, and is just becoming less so.
Majority support for marriage equality is now the norm among the American public.
Americans think the economic stimulus program was the right thing to do.
In order to reduce the deficit, conservatives want to slash Social Security and Medicare benefits and keep tax cuts for the rich. The public doesn’t like that plan.
The public thinks spending on roads, bridges, and technology development will create jobs instead of cutting taxes, writes Ruy Teixeira.
Recent polls show the public doesn’t want to turn Medicare into a fixed-amount voucher, writes Ruy Teixeira.
The public wants to invest in education and infrastructure, raise taxes on the wealthy, and maintain government services, writes Ruy Teixeira.
The public continues to embrace strong government involvement in the health care system, writes Ruy Teixeira.