Jennifer K. Marsico is a senior research associate at AEI, working in the Political Corner. Her research focuses on elections and election reform, as well as government continuity issues. She is a visiting fellow at the Independent Women's Forum. She is also a contributor to the AEIdeas blog, and has also written for many outside print and online publications, including TheWall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, and Roll Call. Ms. Marsico serves as assistant director of the AEI-Brookings Continuity of Government Commission, and has contributed to recent studies on Supreme Court continuity, voter registration modernization, and civic participation in the digital age.
How would you answer this simple question: “Do you consider the amount of federal income tax you pay as too high, about right, or too low?” Today, people divide their responses between the “too high” and “about right” answers. Hardly anyone ever says their federal taxes are “too low.”
It’s hardly news that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unpopular. The President’s ratings are seriously underwater on handling the issue. But does the current state of popular opinion mean people will embrace a Republican alternative if GOP members can coalesce around a single approach?
This AEI Special Poll Report takes a look at long public opinion trends on health care and the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which became law four years ago this month. Here are some conclusions from this new study of the polls:
• We examine the trends from nine major pollsters....
The March edition of AEI’s Political Report looks at the latest polls on the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which President Obama signed into law four years ago this month. Is the law popular, and how do Americans feel Obama is handling the health care issue?
One year ago, on March 18, the Republican National Committee issued its post-mortem on the 2012 election. Its Growth and Opportunity Project report argued that the party was “marginalizing” itself, making it increasingly difficult for it to win future presidential elections.
Tea Party supporters plan to rally at the Capitol on February 27 to celebrate the fifth anniversary of their movement. How are they faring in terms of national popularity? Is the public in tune with the Tea Party?
Five years ago, the Tea Party movement was just getting off the ground. In the time since then, the Tea Party has had a significant effect on many elections and on Republican candidates’ campaigns in particular. AEI’s political team takes a comprehensive look at polls on national reactions to the Tea Party movement in a special compilation.