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Polling Matters

by Frank Newport

Americans' views of Donald Trump are complex, with highly variable levels of support for the actions he has taken and distinctly differing evaluations of elements of his leadership style.

Opinion
by V. Lance Tarrance

A destabilizing level of public dissatisfaction persists despite an improving economy and radical shifts in the person occupying the White House.

by Frank Newport

Americans are not opposed to reforming the tax system but don't want tax cuts for the wealthy or corporations. They also support changing the ACA but not necessarily repealing it.

by Frank Newport and Jim Harter

Workers value the same leadership traits in their CEO as Americans value in President Donald Trump. CEOs rate significantly higher than Trump on the traits that matter most.

by Frank Newport and Jim Harter

As was the case in 2016, Donald Trump scores highest on the leadership dimensions of being competitive, intense and emphasizing success, and does least well on being prepared, consistent and analytical.

by Frank Newport

President Donald Trump's public pronouncements of his focus on a narrow reference group -- his "base" -- may have important consequences.

by Frank Newport

As U.S. businesses face pressure to grow, Americans persistently report much more confidence in small business than in big business.

by Justin McCarthy

While North Korea's recent advancements in nuclear technology present new challenges to the U.S. in keeping international peace, Americans have long had North Korea on their radar as a threat.

by Frank Newport

President Trump's job approval rating is at 34% for the three-day period from Friday through Sunday -- by one point the lowest of his administration so far.

by Zacc Ritter and Dato Tsabutashvili

Daily stress and worry among Hispanics rose after Trump's election. These increased rates were greater for Hispanics interviewed in Spanish compared with Hispanics interviewed in English.

by Frank Newport and Andrew Dugan

Republicans and Democrats have increasingly different views on many policy and social issues, but on several, the party gap has not changed or has even narrowed.

by Andrew Dugan

Why is polygamy, which remains illegal in all 50 states, becoming permissible to an increasing percentage of the country?

by Frank Newport and Robert Bird

While many Americans see abortion as morally wrong, significantly fewer say it should be totally illegal.

by Frank Newport

Donald Trump's job approval rating, currently at 39%, has not changed materially over the past four months and remains highly polarized.

by Frank Newport

Americans may be as focused at this point on how their elected representatives are going about the process of passing a new health law as they are on the legislation itself.

by V. Lance Tarrance

While skeptics have a point in doubting tax reform can happen this year, the president, and now Paul Ryan, insist it will. Public support for middle-class tax relief, particularly from the GOP rank and file, works in reform's favor.

by Frank Newport

President Trump's budget proposal calls for trillions of dollars in government cuts, but Americans' real priority is for Congress first to fix the way it operates and then to debate government funding.

by Frank Newport

Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement pits climate change concerns against concerns about jobs and the economy. Americans have deep interest in issues on both sides and will probably react along partisan lines.

by Robert Bird and Frank Newport

White Americans became less racially resentful during the Obama years compared with the years before he took office. This change was evident among independents and Democrats, but not among Republicans.

by Frank Newport and Julie Ray

Gallup editors put President Donald Trump's trip to the Middle East and Europe in the context of public opinion in the U.S. and in the places he will be visiting.