President Trump faces a highly polarized nation, as did Obama and Bush before him. How he can most effectively deal with this divided nation remains his biggest challenge.
Public opinion changed in significant ways over the course of Barack Obama's presidency on issues such as the economy, trust in government and race relations.
Several aspects of Donald Trump's broad themes as he takes over the presidency fit well with general trends in U.S. public opinion.
Time magazine's labeling of Donald Trump as president of the "Divided States of America" may summarize the election results, but it is not how the Trump vs. Clinton states view the issues.
President-elect Donald Trump faces the challenges of figuring out the proper role of government, making government work more efficiently and dealing with the people's overwhelming disrespect for Congress and its members.
Newly elected Vice President Mike Pence may be in line to expand the duties and power of the office of vice president.
Find out which of President-elect Trump's proposals are in sync with American public opinion, which are not and which fall in the middle.
Hillary Clinton's margin over Donald Trump in the national popular vote will be close to two percentage points, making the 3.3-point Clinton margin in the pre-election national poll average remarkably accurate.
Find out where Americans stand on four key issues that were on the ballot in several states: marijuana legalization, the death penalty, gun control and increasing the minimum wage.
Gallup's Editor-in-Chief reports on eight things we learned from the American people during the presidential campaign of 2016.
The U.S. system for electing presidents is controversial, unpopular and not well understood, but has stood as the law of the land since George Washington was elected in 1789.
As the presidential campaign reaches the home stretch, terrorism and immigration for Donald Trump -- and race relations and the role of government for Hillary Clinton -- may be the highest return-on-investment areas for each to discuss.
To a remarkable degree, Americans -- now and in the past -- think about "emails" when asked what they have heard or read about Hillary Clinton.
Americans are generally happy with their own healthcare, more negative than positive about the Affordable Care Act and leery of federal involvement in running healthcare.
Immigration policy has taken on new resonance in this presidential election cycle. Gallup reviews American public opinion on immigration, including what the public wants government to do going forward.
Americans continue to be more likely to report having read, heard or seen something about Donald Trump than about Hillary Clinton. In recent days, 83% of Americans have heard something about Trump, 78% about Clinton.
A weekly update on Americans' recall of news about the two presidential candidates shows that Trump has clearly regained his position as more in the news than Clinton, fueled in large part by Americans' focus on his tax situation.
Americans' recall of having read, seen or heard anything about Clinton and Trump jumped to record levels after the first debate, but there has been little meaningful change in the two candidates' images.
Americans' recollections of what they heard about Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump this week included many references to the New York and New Jersey bombings. By late in the week, references to Clinton in conjunction with the coming debate were frequent.
Presidential debates aren't always pivotal in campaigns, but they can be -- and they are always high theater. The elements are in place for 2016 to be one of those times the debates really matter.