Majorities of Americans support abolishing the filibuster and restoring the Voting Rights Act.
In focus groups, Black Americans express concern about GOP Extremism, have “hope” for Biden agenda, and address concerns about COVID vaccine.
As Biden’s inauguration approaches, majorities of Americans support ending gerrymandering, eliminating the filibuster, and abolishing the Electoral College.
This analysis seeks to understand how voters in the 2020 election evaluated important political, cultural, and social issues facing the country.
Most Americans desire “major change,” and believe various reforms such as elimination of the filibuster, voting rights reforms, and even some SCOTUS reform would have a positive impact on government.
Majorities of Americans believe Trump has not done enough to discourage white supremacist violence while making disorder across the country worse; half say Republicans in Congress have not shown independence from Trump and are seen as “yes men” with “no backbone.”
The public remains opposed to a potential rollback of the ACA and are overwhelmingly supportive of the $2.4 trillion coronavirus relief package.
The public believes it is likely the ACA will be struck down and Roe v. Wade overturned if Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed; Americans are bothered by Trump’s tax returns revealing he has paid no income tax 10 of the last 15 years.
Americans continue to believe the “worst is yet to come” with the coronavirus pandemic and expect we may not have presidential election results quickly.
Less than two in five Americans support the Senate considering Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court before the election, and express deep concern about the ACA and reproductive rights before the Court; a growing majority think it will take longer than the day after the election to know who won the presidency, and nine in ten Americans agree it is the most important election of their lifetimes.
Americans have conflicting views when it comes to the economy, but solidly support enacting measures to ensure “safe voting” in future elections.
Americans show openness to sweeping political reforms, are increasingly negative toward the tax law, and want Congressional oversight post-Mueller
Americans believe Washington is broken, the economy benefits the rich, and are concerned about a cover-up
Young Americans Weary of Trump and Republicans in Congress, Support Women Running for Office