Jennifer K. Marsico is a senior research associate at AEI, working in the Political Corner. Her research focuses on elections and election reform, as well as government continuity issues. She is a visiting fellow at the Independent Women's Forum. She is also a contributor to the AEIdeas blog, and has also written for many outside print and online publications, including TheWall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, and Roll Call. Ms. Marsico serves as assistant director of the AEI-Brookings Continuity of Government Commission, and has contributed to recent studies on Supreme Court continuity, voter registration modernization, and civic participation in the digital age.
This Political Report presents public opinion on a variety of current topics, including the increased violence in Iraq, Iran, and Nixon's resignation, as its 40th anniversary approaches on August 8, 2014. This issue also gives a midterm election lay of the land as we head into November.
Four years after the passage of Dodd-Frank, the severity of the crash and ensuing downturn continue to shape beliefs about financial and other key institutions, government regulation, and the gap between the rich and poor.
Six pollsters ask people whether they have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of the Tea Party. All of the polls with recent askings show that unfavorable sentiment has risen, sometimes quite sharply, since the questions were first asked.
After twenty-three years in the public eye, is there anything we don’t know about Hillary Clinton? Her actions and personal qualities have been scrutinized by an army of journalists for more than two decades, but hardly anyone has summarized the public’s judgments about her.