Mar 10, 2018

Nearly 40% of Americans say they've lost faith in American democracy

Data: SurveyMonkey polls, March 6 to 8Poll methodology. "No answer" responses excluded. Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

At the South by Southwest festival today, I'm moderating a panel on "Reforming the Vote." Jon Cohen of SurveyMonkey, a great Axios partner, tees up the conversation with this exclusive data:

  • "People’s expressed faith in democracy is tightly coupled with their partisanship in ways that threaten the system itself."
  • "Concern about voter fraud peaks among Rs, while worry about hacking by foreigners is significantly higher among Ds."
Data: SurveyMonkey polls, March 6 to 8Poll methodology. "No answer" responses excluded. Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

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2024 lookahead poll: GOP voters eye Trump dynasty

Data: Online SurveyMonkey poll (Margin of error: ±2.5 percentage points). Chart: Axios Visuals

Ready to skip 2020 and go straight to 2024? In a SurveyMonkey poll for Axios, Republican voters chose children of President Trump — Don Jr. and Ivanka — as two of the top four picks for president in four years.

  • Why it matters: An early poll like this is largely a measure of name ID. But it's also a vivid illustration of just how strong Trump's brand is with the GOP.
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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

The deeply divided Democrats

Photos: Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe, Ron Adar/Echoes Wire/Barcroft Media, Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency and Alex Wroblewski via Getty Images

Democratic voters remain stubbornly divided on the top candidates in the four critical early states — and basically split in half between liberal and more centrist candidates.

Why it matters: A slew of new polls illuminates why many top Democrats think the 2020 race will be a long slog — and culminate with a fierce ideological battle between Sanders-style socialism and Biden-style tempered liberalism.

Go deeperArrowJan 11, 2020