Politics and Public Opinion

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Please join us for the annual Walter Berns Constitution Day Lecture as Philip Hamburger considers recurring threats to the due process of law from extralegal power.

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US presidential hopeful Donald Trump speaks during a press availability after signing a pledge with the Republican National Committee (RNC) at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York September 3, 2015. Reuters

Trump’s issues, still raging for older voters, don’t seem to resonate with the young. And they don’t point to a way for Republicans to appeal to the electorate of the future.

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Labor Day is around the corner— but before you head out of town for the weekend, check out AEI polling expert Karlyn Bowman’s latest AEI Public Opinion Study on attitudes about work in America.

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In celebration of Labor Day, this AEI Public Opinion Study examines workers’ satisfaction with different aspects of their jobs, concerns about job security and employment, and how Americans balance work with personal life.

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As the United States celebrates Labor Day, polls show the majority of Americans are satisfied with their jobs.

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Evidence from the recent nationwide Quinnipiac poll suggests millennials are souring on the Democratic candidates.

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during a dinner at the USA Pavilion at the World Expo site in Shanghai May 22, 2010. Reuters

Hillary Clinton in 2009 set out to raise tens of millions of dollars from giant US corporations. In order to do so, she called on her cadre of lobbyist friends whose job was to hit up their clients and other corporations.

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump signs autographs during the National Federation of Republican Assemblies at Rocketown in Nashville, Tennessee August 29, 2015. Reuters

There are many reasons the non-politicians — Trump, Ben Carson, and Carly Fiorina — are doing so well, but near the top is the fact that they haven’t internalized the language of political consultants and pundits.

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According to Fellow Marc Thiessen, Donald Trump and Jeb Bush have been engaged in a mutually beneficial feud. Bush has distinguished himself from the other Republican candidates, who have been unwilling to engage Trump, meanwhile Trump has solidified his position as the anti-establishment candidate.

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AEI Director of Education Policy Studies Rick Hess discusses GOP candidates and their criticisms of the Common Core.

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Polls from the summer demonstrate a disgust with Washington made evident by the fact that the top four Republican candidates — Trump, Carson, Fiorina and Cruz — are all political outsiders.

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