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Views of Supreme Court Little Changed as Major Rulings Loom

Views of Supreme Court Little Changed as Major Rulings Loom

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Ideological Divide in Views of Court’s Ideology Public views of the Supreme Court are little changed since last summer, following the court’s ruling in the Hobby Lobby case and other end-of-term decisions. Currently, half of Americans (50%) have a favorable opinion of the Supreme Court, while 39% say…

Chris Christie bottoms out in New Jersey Polls

Chris Christie bottoms out in New Jersey Polls

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If Chris Christie ever thought he was presidential material, his ambitions are not shared with his constituents in New Jersey. In a poll of New Jersey voters , only 33 percent said they would vote for him should he run for president. 64 percent of his constituents were…

In U.S., Six in 10 Dissatisfied With Immigration Levels

In U.S., Six in 10 Dissatisfied With Immigration Levels

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Story Highlights 60% dissatisfied with current level of immigration; 33% satisfied Republicans more likely this year to be dissatisfied WASHINGTON, D.C. -- As congressional Republicans weigh whether to file a lawsuit against President Barack Obama for his executive actions on immigration, 60% of Americans say they are dissatisfied…

Reflecting a racial shift, 78 counties turned majority-minority since 2000

Reflecting a racial shift, 78 counties turned majority-minority since 2000

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Where Minorities Became the Majority Between 2000 and 2013 In the United States as a whole, the white share of the population is declining as Hispanic, Asian and black populations grow. But the shift to a more diverse nation is happening more quickly in some places than in…

New Hampshire could be make-or-break for Jeb Bush.

New Hampshire could be make-or-break for Jeb Bush.

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MANCHESTER, N.H. — Saint Anselm College has been a required stop on the pilgrimage for presidential aspirants, going at least as far back as John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon more than a half-century ago. When former Florida governor Jeb Bush (R) made his first speech there…

Managing Government Key Part of a President’s Image

Managing Government Key Part of a President’s Image

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Story Highlights Americans' ratings of presidents as managers reflect job approval 44% of Americans most recently say Obama can manage effectively Clinton, Bush and Obama show similar patterns PRINCETON, N.J. -- Most Americans believe that managing government effectively is an important requirement for a good president, and in…

Less Support for Death Penalty, Especially Among Democrats

Less Support for Death Penalty, Especially Among Democrats

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Supporters, Opponents See Risk of Executing the Innocent Smaller Majority Supports the Death Penalty A majority of Americans favor the death penalty for those convicted of murder, but support for the death penalty is as low as it has been in the past 40 years. A new Pew…

China to Build New Nuke Plants in Iran

China to Build New Nuke Plants in Iran

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New nuke plants major concern for critics of diplomacy with Islamic Republic Nuclear power plant near Bushehr, Iran / AP Iran announced that China has agreed to assist in the building of five new nuclear plants across the country, according to Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI). Iran plans…

Feds releasing hundreds of illegal immigrant rapists, murderers: report

Feds releasing hundreds of illegal immigrant rapists, murderers: report

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In this March 3, 2015 photo, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers make an arrest in New York, during a series of early-morning raids. Immigrant and Customs Enforcement say an increasing number of cities and counties across the United States are ... more > The administration is deporting fewer…

Democrats and Hillary Clinton’s Inevitability

Democrats and Hillary Clinton’s Inevitability

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Hillary Clinton and her strategy team appear to want to make her quest for the Democratic presidential nomination seem like hard work with nothing taken for granted. As Clinton said at the end of the video posted Sunday announcing her candidacy: "I want to earn your vote." This…

Bloomberg Politics National Poll: Rand Paul, Jeb Bush Face Primary Obstacles

Bloomberg Politics National Poll: Rand Paul, Jeb Bush Face Primary Obstacles

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Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul may have a problem with women, and Jeb Bush already has been written off by a large share of potential primary voters, according to a new Bloomberg Politics national poll that underscores the wide-open nature of the race four months before the first primary debate . …

Number of Independents Increases. Which Party Do They Lean Towards?

Number of Independents Increases. Which Party Do They Lean Towards?

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(Illustration: iStockPhotos) A new study provides insights into which demographics of the American public identify with each political party. In a report called “ A Deep Dive Into Party Affiliation ,” the Pew Research Center explores Americans’ political affiliations by categories such as religion, gender, race, age and…

A Rising Share of the U.S. Black Population Is Foreign Born

A Rising Share of the U.S. Black Population Is Foreign Born

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9 Percent Are Immigrants; and While Most Are from the Caribbean, Africans Drive Recent Growth Overview Immigrants Are a Growing Share Among Black Americans … As the Black Immigrant Population Has More than Quadrupled Since 1980 A record 3.8 million black immigrants live in the United States today,…

Obama’s Approval Advantage Among U.S. Jews Narrows

Obama’s Approval Advantage Among U.S. Jews Narrows

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Story Highlights Jewish approval of Obama now 54%, 8 points above national average Gap between Jews' and nationwide approval has narrowed recently Highly religious Jews are least positive about Obama PRINCETON, N.J. -- For the first quarter of 2015, 54% of American Jews approved of the job Barack…

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