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Counselor; President, Center for American Progress Action Fund
Executive Vice President, Communications and Strategy
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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.
Dec 5, 2019
John Halpin, Karl Agne, Nisha Jain
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.
Oct 24, 2019
Ruy Teixeira, John Halpin
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.
Jun 6, 2019
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.
Jun 20, 2018
John Halpin, Karl Agne
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.
May 24, 2018
John Halpin, Navin Nayak, Ruy Teixeira, 2 More
Geoff Garin, Guy Molyneux
CAP’s comprehensive new analysis of 2016 turnout and voting patterns reveals important and surprising results about what happened in the election.
Nov 1, 2017
Rob Griffin, Ruy Teixeira, John Halpin
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.
Sep 19, 2017
Michele L. Jawando, Igor Volsky, Sally Tucker, 1 More
Efforts to weaken the federal Gun-Free School Zones Act put students, faculty, and other staff at risk.
Apr 7, 2017
A majority of small-business owners support a nationally administered paid family and medical leave insurance program.
Mar 30, 2017
Shilpa Phadke, Danielle Corley
Americans have always fought to expand democratic freedoms and protect democratic society from being corrupted through unchecked private greed and undermined through grotesque inequality.
Mar 29, 2017
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.
Dec 18, 2015
Laura E. Durso, Sarah McBride, Caitlin Rooney
New polling data shows widespread support among small business owners for providing employees with birth control coverage.
Jul 16, 2015
Julisa McCoy, Donna Barry
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.
Jun 25, 2015
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.
Apr 7, 2015
Sarah McBride, Zenen Jaimes Pérez
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.
Feb 11, 2015
Sam Fulwood III
An examination of the Islamophobia network’s efforts to spread misinformation and propaganda about Islam and American Muslims in the United States.
Matthew Duss, Yasmine Taeb, Ken Gude, 1 More
Deep voter pessimism and a lack of an economic agenda from Democrats, not just structural obstacles, drove GOP gains in 2014.
Nov 6, 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.
Oct 22, 2013
Ruy Teixeira, John Halpin, Matt Barreto, 1 More
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.
Mar 27, 2013
Margie Omero, Michael Bocian, Bob Carpenter, 7 More
Linda DiVall, Diane T. Feldman, Celinda Lake, Douglas E. Schoen, Al Quinlan, Joshua Ulibarri, Arkadi Gerney
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.
Feb 14, 2013
The public has clear opinions on its priorities for the fiscal showdown and sequestration.
Dec 17, 2012
Conservatives may be allergic to spending on the unemployed and our social needs but the public clearly is not.
Dec 10, 2012
Americans think it’s time to raise taxes on the rich, and they don’t want to raise the Medicare eligibility age.
Dec 3, 2012
Americans want the Affordable Care Act to continue as law.
Nov 19, 2012
A recent post-election poll shows what American voters believe about our nation’s policy priorities and our road forward.
Nov 13, 2012
Most Americans think government help for the poor is a good thing.
Nov 5, 2012
Most Americans don’t support conservatives’ sacred causes of not raising taxes on the rich and doing away with the Affordable Care Act.
Oct 30, 2012
Conservatives may be fixated on deporting unauthorized immigrants but the public clearly isn’t.
Oct 15, 2012
Americans don’t think that President Obama and overregulation of the free market are to blame for our economic troubles.
Oct 9, 2012
The idea of transforming Medicare into a voucher program started out unpopular, and is just becoming less so.
Oct 1, 2012
Majority support for marriage equality is now the norm among the American public.
Sep 24, 2012
Americans think the economic stimulus program was the right thing to do.
Sep 17, 2012
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.
Sep 10, 2012
The public thinks spending on roads, bridges, and technology development will create jobs instead of cutting taxes, writes Ruy Teixeira.
Sep 4, 2012
Recent polls show the public doesn’t want to turn Medicare into a fixed-amount voucher, writes Ruy Teixeira.
Aug 27, 2012
The public wants to invest in education and infrastructure, raise taxes on the wealthy, and maintain government services, writes Ruy Teixeira.
Aug 13, 2012
The public continues to embrace strong government involvement in the health care system, writes Ruy Teixeira.
Aug 6, 2012
The public is clearly open to seeing taxes rise on the affluent, writes Ruy Teixeira.
Jul 30, 2012
New polls show a majority wants to keep the law intact or expand certain provisions, writes Ruy Teixeira.
Jul 9, 2012
Ruy Teixeira explains that the American public doesn’t share conservatives’ blasé attitude about outsourcing.
Jul 2, 2012
Ruy Teixeira finds a highly favorable response to the president’s decision two weeks ago to stop deporting some undocumented immigrants.
Jun 25, 2012
Americans believe economic inequality is getting worse, writes Ruy Teixeira.
Jun 18, 2012
The public and conservatives are in opposing camps on regulation according to a new Pew survey, writes Ruy Teixeira.
Jun 11, 2012
The latest Kaiser Health Tracking poll shows the public wants to keep the Affordable Care Act as is or expand it instead of repealing it, writes Ruy Teixeira.
Jun 4, 2012
Americans’ support for legalizing same-sex marriage has reached its highest level yet, writes Ruy Teixeira.
May 29, 2012
College-age voters are tired of our economic system favoring the wealthy, and their views contrast sharply with conservative ideology, writes Ruy Teixeira.
May 21, 2012
The bad economy hasn’t turned the public off to protecting the environment, writes Ruy Teixeira.
May 14, 2012
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