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On Memorial Day, we honor the lives of military men and women who died in the service of their country. We can also pause to consider the sacrifices of those who serve today in the military, which is the institution Americans hold in the highest esteem.

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Obamacare. Same-sex marriage. Race relations and President Obama. Trade. The Patriot Act. The 2016 Campaign. Summer is here, and the June issue of AEI’s Political Report assesses the latest polls on the hottest topics in the news.

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With regard to trade, the public does not seem to be taking a protectionist turn, and neither do voters in either party.

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Polling provides useful information, but information whose reliability is often ephemeral and increasingly, it seems, limited. Good luck to British and other pollsters in the continuing struggle to get it right.

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There is no indication from the polls at this point that the public is engaged on the fine points of the debate on trade authority and the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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A close look at how the Conservatives won so many marginal seats, the polls, and the youngest member of Parliament.

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Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Ed Miliband waits to hear the results of the count of his seat in Doncaster, northern England, Britain, May 8, 2015. Reuters

Although it is early to speculate about exactly what went wrong with the British polls this year, here are some possible explanations.

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Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron speaks after retaining his parliamentary seat, at a count centre in Witney, Britain May 8, 2015. Reuters

The Conservative victory in Great Britain shows that, once again, the appeal of economic redistribution and the opposition to “austerity” have been overestimated. Maybe that’s a lesson for America too.

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If one looks closely at Indian-Americans, they could actually be a natural fit for the Republican Party for three important reasons.

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The lesson of Michigan’s latest tax-hike fight isn’t merely a corrective for mistaken reporters buying into conventional wisdom. More important, Proposal 1 should be a lesson for Republicans going forward.

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