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Americans' focus on national politics is on the rise this year. Democrats and older Americans are particularly likely to report following national political news "very closely."
More Americans say the Democratic Party (47%) than the Republican Party (39%) is better able to handle the "the most important problem" facing the U.S. They most often name the government and the coronavirus as the top problem.
The presidential candidates are delivering potent messages about China and Russia, reminding their respective base voters what's at stake in November.
Black Americans have become more liberal on abortion rights, but they remain less so than is the case among Democrats overall.
It appears likely that President Trump is a driving force behind the wide partisan gap in virus-related attitudes and behaviors.