A new study suggests that Americans in both red or blue areas mostly agree about what government should do – even on issues like immigration and Social Security. 'Gridlock in Congress is not driven by the people,' one expert says.
As Tax Day nears, Americans in the throes of preparing their returns may be dreaming of a simpler tax code. Here's why tax reform is such a tall order for Congress – and how two lawmakers are laying the groundwork for it now.
A new Pew study shows that less and less people are willing to respond to public opinion surveys. This increases the cost of reliable surveys and raises the question of whether the minority of respondents are representative of the population as a whole.
In a Pew national poll, President Obama leads Mitt Romney by 20 points among women voters and leads Rick Santorum by 26 points. Pew president Andrew Kohut spoke about the poll at a Monitor breakfast.
The tea party movement has lost public support, including in the 60 House districts represented by member of the Congressional Tea Party Caucus. Is that just a blip, or is it significant?
Economic conditions have seemed ripe for a popular uprising from the left, and now 'Occupy Wall Street' protests are marshaling those forces. But so far the tea party has greater focus and intensity.