AEI Political Report

The AEI Political Report is a monthly newsletter covering current topics in public opinion and in the American political realm. These topics include the executive, legislative, and judicial branches, as well as elections, polls on current social issues, and issues pertaining to state government. AEI Political Reports are a review of historical and current polling on the most prominent issues in American politics today.

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In the June issue, we look at the idea of impeaching a president, the legality of abortion, and the Apollo 11 landing 50 years later.

In this issue, we look at the high early interest in and enthusiasm about the 2020 presidential election and at some initial impressions of the contenders.

In the April issue, we look at deep divisions between the two political parties over climate change, views on NATO, and opinions of the 2017 tax reform law and President Donald Trump’s handling of taxes.

In the March issue of AEI’s Political Report, we look at how Americans have assessed the US health care system over time, what role they think government should play, and their views on Medicare for All.

In the February issue of AEI’s Political Report, we look at how Americans feel about the rich, where they see themselves in the income distribution, and their views about taxing the rich. We also look at how people feel about the shutdown and, separately, marriage.

In the January issue, we examine the public mood going into a new year, focusing on a variety of economic assessments. We also look at how people view Trump’s handling of the economy and opinions of the tax law passed under his administration. Finally, we review views on Wall Street a decade after the financial crisis.

In the women’s issue, we look at views about women in Congress, of Trump, female voters’ attitudes and demography, and views on prominent women including Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, Melania Trump, and Michelle Obama.

In the November issue of AEI’s Political Report, we look at voters’ views on key issues using the National Election Pool exit poll data of voters leaving the polls and the 2018 AP VoteCast.

In the October issue, we look at voters’ enthusiasm, top voting issues, and party advantages on various issues.

Russia indictments and cybersecurity

We examine Americans’ views on the Mueller investigation and surrounding issues, as well as how the financial crisis of 2008 affected public opinion on job prospects, the economy, and financial institutions.

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