Many Americans Are Weirdly Indifferent About How the Federal Government Is Controlled

By: Thursday October 16, 2014 10:45 am

This is a poll answer that has always confused me. Apparently a plurality of Americans, 37 percent, still thinks it makes no difference if the federal government is controlled by one party or is divided. From Gallup: I find this so perplexing because I don’t know how you could have watched the past six years [...]

Only Eight Percent of Voters Want Divided Government

By: Monday October 22, 2012 1:42 pm

I think one of the most interesting questions in the recent NBC/WSJ poll is that it ask voters what total election outcome they wanted. Almost everyone said they wanted their preferred party to win full control of Washington, while just eight percent said they desired a divide government. From NBC: Which of the following best [...]

A Closer Election May End Up a Less Consequential One

By: Wednesday October 10, 2012 11:57 am

As it currently stands Democrats are in a solid position to narrowly hold onto control of the Senate, while Republicans are likely to keep control of the House. A big win for Mitt Romney could have enough of a coattail effect to help Republicans take control of the Senate, while a very large win for President Obama might help Democrats take the House. A close Presidential election, though, is most likely to leave Congress its current divided state.

Americans Are Sick of Divided Government

By: Tuesday October 2, 2012 9:58 am

Overwhelmingly, the American people think it would be better for one party to control both Congress and the White House. Apparently, the last two years of continuous fighting between President Obama and House Republicans as they stumbled from one artificially created crisis to the next has convinced voters that divided government only results in crippling [...]

Americans Don’t Want a Divided Federal Government

By: Friday September 28, 2012 1:48 pm

Traditionally, Americans have not considered it important to have both Congress and the Presidency controlled by the same party, but that has changed dramatically this year. According to Gallup, a record number of Americans would prefer having both branches of government controlled by a single party. A large plurality, 38 percent, would prefer one party control. [...]

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