Polling Matters

by Robert Bird and Frank Newport

Household income and education are strong predictors of Americans' views of what social class they are in, although the terms "lower class" and "upper class" are infrequently used regardless of income or education.

by Frank Newport

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.

by Frank Newport and Andrew Dugan

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.

by Frank Newport

Several aspects of Donald Trump's broad themes as he takes over the presidency fit well with general trends in U.S. public opinion.

by V. Lance Tarrance

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.

by Frank Newport

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.

by V. Lance Tarrance

Newly elected Vice President Mike Pence may be in line to expand the duties and power of the office of vice president.

by Frank Newport

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.

by Frank Newport

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.

by Frank Newport and Riley Brands

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.