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Our research below provides messaging guidance for progressives to win key policy debates.

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Public Reaction to the Storming of the Capitol

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

More than 80 percent of Americans oppose the storming of the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters and consider themselves “horrified” and “shocked” by the event; majorities of Americans support Trump’s removal from office and oppose him running for president again or pardoning himself before leaving office.

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Economic Outlook and How to Talk About Student Loan Debt Relief

Friday, December 18, 2020

There is near-unanimous support for additional economic relief as three in four Americans view the state of the economy negatively; nearly two in three support canceling at least some student loan debt, and find convincing arguments framing it as an economic stimulus and closing the racial wealth gap.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus Update

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Nearly three-fourths of Americans now know someone who has been infected with coronavirus; three in five Americans now say they are likely to get a coronavirus vaccine when it’s available.

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Reaction to the Post-Election Environment

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

More than three in five Americans now want Trump to concede the election, including one-third of 2020 Trump voters; by a nearly 20-point margin, a majority of Americans give Biden positive marks on his handling of the presidential transition.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus and The Vote: Navigator Update

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

With election season nearing an ending, both Biden and Trump voters say it is more important to count every vote in the presidential election than to quickly announce the results. Americans are pessimistic about the direction of the country today, and the pandemic trumps the economy as the most important election issue for voters.

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A Comprehensive Report On Democracy Reform

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

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.

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10 Days Out: The Final Pre-Election Update

Friday, October 23, 2020

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.”

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How to Talk About The Counting of Votes

Thursday, October 22, 2020

As most Americans expect to know the outcome after more than a day, overwhelming majorities find arguments to be patient in awaiting election results convincing; the public also has serious concerns that Trump’s rhetoric will inspire violence following the election.

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Responding to an ”Out of Control” Pandemic

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

A majority say the pandemic is “out of control,” and it continues to dominate negative conversation around Trump. Americans worry most about Trump’s ignoring of experts, failure to prepare, and downplaying the pandemic; most trust Fauci to make decisions over the president.

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