March 25, 2023
For many, their personal finances are a source of major stress AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research Most adults say their financial situation is a source of stress, including 36% who say it is a major source of stress, as people experience increasing expenses and debt. These problems are especially acute in households with incomes under $50,000.
Reuters/Ipsos Issues Survey: Trump leads the Republican primary field Annaleise Azevedo Lohr & Chris Jackson, Ipsos The March Reuters/Ipsos Issues Survey shows that Trump continues to lead the Republican primary field, with DeSantis dragging behind by double digits. A large percentage of Americans are concerned about the federal deficit, and majorities report that they would like to solve the problem by increasing taxes on the highest earners rather than cut spending on programs that help the poor and elderly.
DeSantis agenda wins in Florida but could cost him in 2024: Reuters/Ipsos Jason Lange & Gram Slattery, Reuters Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' policy agenda includes new restrictions on abortion and further loosening gun laws, stances that may help him in his expected run for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination but could hurt his chances of actually being elected, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll. How the public feels about the Silicon Valley Bank failure Clifford Young & Sarah Feldman, Ipsos In five charts, we explore how Americans are approaching the banking crisis and how opinions on government bailouts have changed in the past decade.
1 in 4 Transgender Adults Say They’ve Been Physically Attacked Kaiser Family Foundation A new KFF-Washington Post partnership survey provides a groundbreaking portrait of the diverse identities and experiences of transgender adults in the United States, including how they define themselves, childhood experiences, gender transitions, and the hostility and discrimination they face.
Which occupations do Americans think will be most affected by advances in AI? Taylor Orth, YouGov A recent YouGov poll explored American opinions on the effect of artificial intelligence (AI) advancements on job availability in the United States. The poll asked Americans whether they believed AI would increase, decrease, or have no effect on the number of available jobs in 20 occupations. Vermont: Most Approve of Biden's Handling of Ukraine But Are Divided on Increasing Aid University of New Hampshire Survey Center Nearly two-thirds of Vermont residents approve of how President Biden is handling the war in Ukraine. Although nearly two-thirds of Vermonters are worried about a direct confrontation between Russia and the U.S. in the near future, state residents consider China to be the greatest foreign threat to the United States by far. Iowa: Nearly 2 in 3 Iowans say their public schools share their family's values Samantha Hernandez & Katie Akin, Des Moines Register [via Yahoo] A majority of Iowans say their family’s values align with those of their public school district, but fewer say families have the right amount of control over what’s taught in the classroom, according to a new Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll. Jimmy Carter and the Challenge of Identifying Evangelicals Frank Newport, Gallup The most commonly used method for putting people into an evangelical bucket is the simplest: asking respondents if they would describe themselves as evangelical. This certainly has research value. But as an effort to segment a group that shares common religious beliefs and practices, it falls short for several reasons. How Working-Class White Voters Became the GOP’s Foundation Ronald Brownstein, The Atlantic [via opiniontoday.com] The escalating confrontation between the parties over the federal budget rests on a fundamental paradox: The Republican majority in the House of Representatives is now more likely than Democrats to represent districts filled with older and lower-income voters who rely on the social programs that the GOP wants to cut. What’s ‘Woke’ and Why It Matters Nate Cohn, New York Times A marker of just how much American politics has changed over the last eight years. Here’s who doesn’t pay attention to political news (not you) Philip Bump, Washington Post Groups that pay attention to political news are often those who benefit from politics. Where Do Democrats Win White Voters? Lakshya Jain, Harrison Lavelle & Armin Thomas, Split Ticket For all the decline that their voting power has seen over the last few decades, white voters still constitute a supermajority of the American electorate. To better understand the current state of American electoral politics, then, it is important to gain a better understanding of the white vote. Meet ‘the five families’ that wield power in McCarthy’s House majority Adrian Blanco, Marianna Sotomayor & Hannah Dormido, Washington Post The “five families” represent a range of views, from the most moderate who are willing to work with Democrats to the ultraconservative who often push leadership to accept their demands in return for their votes. Equine analogy helps in assessing impact of a Trump indictment Nathan L. Gonzales, Roll Call Ex-president presents yet another unprecedented event to try to analyze. Ron DeSantis' donors and allies question if he's ready for 2024 Dasha Burns, Jonathan Allen, Allan Smith & Henry J. Gomez, NBC News At a recent gathering of 16 prominent Republicans, a number of DeSantis supporters discussed if he should run against Trump or wait until 2028. Pollster Rankings Poll Hub podcast, Marist Institute for Public Opinion We can't complain about getting an "A" from FiveThirtyEight's pollster ranking, but plenty of people in the polling business question whether the rankings do more harm than good. Tweet of Note
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