Counselor; President, Center for American Progress Action Fund
One year out from the 2020 election, American voters support a range of pragmatic government actions to expand health care access and reduce costs; increase taxation on the wealthy; help low-income families with basic living necessities; and check corporate power.
One year out from the 2020 election, the contours of the eventual vote, both demographically and in the Electoral College, seem clear—but the paths both parties may eventually choose to successfully harness these tangible trends remain in flux.
Federal law requires college accreditation agencies to include public representation on their boards, but too often, these commissioners lack backgrounds sufficiently independent of the colleges they oversee.
Voters overwhelmingly support clean slate legislation to automatically seal records for nonviolent crimes and marijuana possession. Support also crosses party and demographic lines for legalization of marijuana.
A major new study of voter attitudes finds deep partisan divides on trust in government under President Trump and serious concerns about a range of the president’s and his team’s actions and decisions.
CAP’s comprehensive new analysis of 2016 turnout and voting patterns reveals important and surprising results about what happened in the election.
This week, Michele and Igor speak with David Litt, a former speechwriter for then-President Barack Obama, who discusses his experiences at the White House.
Efforts to weaken the federal Gun-Free School Zones Act put students, faculty, and other staff at risk.
A majority of small-business owners support a nationally administered paid family and medical leave insurance program.
Americans have always fought to expand democratic freedoms and protect democratic society from being corrupted through unchecked private greed and undermined through grotesque inequality.
Study results suggest that professional teams that endorse an LGBT-inclusive vision of diversity in sports are viewed favorably by the public and could gain support from LGBT fans.
New polling data shows widespread support among small business owners for providing employees with birth control coverage.
As the U.S. Supreme Court’s Burwell v. Hobby Lobby ruling becomes the law of the land, small business owners show just how unnecessary the religious accommodations for contraceptive insurance are.
Americans from diverse faith traditions are responding to the threat of climate change and working to protect the environment, its inhabitants, and its resources.
A new Generation Progress poll shows widespread support among Millennials for legislation that bans discrimination against LGBT people in employment, housing, and other areas of life.
While the importance of free speech cannot be understated, the amount of negativity we observe and consume on a daily basis threatens to undermine the quality of civic life.
An examination of the Islamophobia network’s efforts to spread misinformation and propaganda about Islam and American Muslims in the United States.
Deep voter pessimism and a lack of an economic agenda from Democrats, not just structural obstacles, drove GOP gains in 2014.
Americans are open minded about our society’s changing demographics and believe, on the whole, that there are more benefits to the nation from rising diversity than costs.
There is clear consensus around a variety of common-sense gun laws, as well as consensus around what limits are unacceptable. Congress is fighting over questions that are simply not controversial.
Polls show that Americans as a whole agree more than disagree on controversial issues—and on this day of love, let’s embrace this emerging trend.
The public has clear opinions on its priorities for the fiscal showdown and sequestration.
Conservatives may be allergic to spending on the unemployed and our social needs but the public clearly is not.
Americans think it’s time to raise taxes on the rich, and they don’t want to raise the Medicare eligibility age.