Feb 8, 2017

Americans give Trump a deadline to make America great again

We reported yesterday that President Trump might not accomplish his biggest goals within his first 100 days. Here's a new Morning Consult/Politico poll of how long Americans have given him to fulfill his famous promise.

Data: Morning Consult/Politico, 2,070 respondents; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon / Axios

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Poll: Biden top but lower tier candidates enjoy debate boost

Former Vice President Joe Biden during the sixth Democratic primary debate in Los Angeles. Photo: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images

Joe Biden made the most favorable impression following last week's debate, but lower-tier 2020 candidates Andrew Yang, Amy Klobuchar and Tom Steyer all enjoyed a boost from the spotlight, a Morning Consult poll published Monday shows.

Go deeperArrowDec 24, 2019

How Trump decided to kill Iran's Soleimani

President Trump. Photo: Stringer/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

President Trump was interrupted during campaign planning at his Mar-a-Lago resort last Sunday and pulled into another meeting which resulted in the final call to authorize a drone strike that killed Iran's top general Qasem Soleimani, the New York Times reports.

Why now: Officials said the decision to strike Soleimani emerged in response to the death of an American contractor the Friday before Christmas in Iraq by Iranian-sponsored militia groups. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claimed Soleimani was "actively" planning an attack on Americans, the Washington Post reports.

Go deeperArrowJan 4, 2020

Poll: Fewer than half of Americans think Trump should be removed

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A new Reuters/Ipsos poll released Thursday found that less than half of Americans polled believe Donald Trump, now the third president in U.S. history to be impeached, should be convicted in a Senate trial and removed from office.

Why it matters: The poll, conducted hours after the House charged Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, signifies that voters remain divided on impeachment and found that Wednesday's vote did little to change public opinion.

Go deeperArrowDec 19, 2019