Articles providing context for the 2016 presidential election
Daily, weekly and monthly updates on key indicators that provide context for the 2016 presidential election
In 1962, Americans largely favored banning cigarette sales to minors younger than 16. Yet Americans weren't as keen on an outright smoking ban for this age group.
Americans' view of Donald Trump is now identical to their view of Hillary Clinton, at 37% favorable and 58% unfavorable. Previously, Clinton has always had the more positive image.
In his recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association, President Obama relied on data from the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index to assess changes and identify patterns in states' uninsured rates.
The relationship between economic hardship and favorable views of Donald Trump is not as neat as some commentators have suggested. Those who like Trump tend to live in areas far from the Mexican border that are relatively unexposed to trade competition.
George H.W. Bush went into the 1988 convention trailing his opponent on the ballot and garnering so-so ratings for several key character traits. He came out of the convention with a new image and a commanding lead.