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What Do the Voters Want?

A recent post-election poll shows what American voters believe about our nation’s policy priorities and our road forward.

by Ruy Teixeira | Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Return of the Obama Coalition

Arizona Democrats of all ages celebrate as President Barack Obama is declared the winner of the presidential race at a Democratic Party gatheringA rising electorate, recovering economy, and rejection of conservative ideology drove the president’s historic re-election in 2012.

by Ruy Teixeira and John Halpin | Thursday, November 8, 2012

Public Rejects ‘You’re on Your Own’ Economics

Most Americans think government help for the poor is a good thing.

by Ruy Teixeira | Monday, November 5, 2012

Public Supports Raising Taxes on the Rich, Opposes Repealing Obamacare

Most Americans don’t support conservatives’ sacred causes of not raising taxes on the rich and doing away with the Affordable Care Act.

by Ruy Teixeira | Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Public Wants to Give Legalization a Chance

Conservatives may be fixated on deporting unauthorized immigrants but the public clearly isn’t.

by Ruy Teixeira | Monday, October 15, 2012

The Public Blames Bush and Favoring the Wealthy for Our Economic Problems

Americans don’t think that President Obama and overregulation of the free market are to blame for our economic troubles.

by Ruy Teixeira | Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Just Say No to Voucherizing Medicare

The idea of transforming Medicare into a voucher program started out unpopular, and is just becoming less so.

by Ruy Teixeira | Monday, October 1, 2012

Are We Past the Tipping Point on Support for Marriage Equality?

Majority support for marriage equality is now the norm among the American public.

by Ruy Teixeira | Monday, September 24, 2012

The Path to 270 Revisited

Election book_alt2 icon Report The complex mix of demographics, economics, and ideology makes the already-close presidential race even more vigorously contested.

by Ruy Teixeira and John Halpin | Thursday, September 20, 2012

Stimulus Plan Not So Bad After All

Americans think the economic stimulus program was the right thing to do.

by Ruy Teixeira | Monday, September 17, 2012

2 Different Approaches to Deficit Reduction

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.

by Ruy Teixeira | Monday, September 10, 2012

Public Supports Infrastructure Spending to Create Jobs

The public thinks spending on roads, bridges, and technology development will create jobs instead of cutting taxes, writes Ruy Teixeira.

by Ruy Teixeira | Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Public Says Keep Medicare the Way It Is!

Recent polls show the public doesn’t want to turn Medicare into a fixed-amount voucher, writes Ruy Teixeira.

by Ruy Teixeira | Monday, August 27, 2012

Americans Have a Different Plan to Grow the Economy

The public wants to invest in education and infrastructure, raise taxes on the wealthy, and maintain government services, writes Ruy Teixeira.

by Ruy Teixeira | Monday, August 13, 2012

Public Still Backs Government Role in Health Care

The public continues to embrace strong government involvement in the health care system, writes Ruy Teixeira.

by Ruy Teixeira | Monday, August 6, 2012