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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

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.

by 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.

by 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.

by 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.

by Ruy Teixeira | 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.

by 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.

by Ruy Teixeira | Monday, August 22, 2011

Unfinished Business After the Debt Deal

The public’s priorities are jobs, not cutting spending, and they want higher taxes on the wealthy to help lower the deficit, says Ruy Teixeira.

by Ruy Teixeira | Monday, August 8, 2011

Leave Medicare Out of It

New polls show the public doesn’t want Medicare cuts to even be considered in deficit reduction discussions, says Ruy Teixeira.

by Ruy Teixeira | Monday, August 1, 2011

Who’s on Whose Side?

The public is starting to think conservatives’ unwillingness to compromise on the debt ceiling is an expression of their loyalty to corporations and the rich, says Ruy Teixeira.

by Ruy Teixeira | Monday, July 25, 2011