Polls

2018 Dec 03

CAPS/Harris Poll on the post-Midterms political landscape

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December 3, 2018
 

The midterms, a forward look to 2020, views on Congress and the Russia investigation are addressed in the November 2018 poll by the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard (CAPS) and The Harris Poll. The poll was conducted November 26-27, 2018 among 1,407 registered voters.

Political Climate and Midterm Response

President Trump’s approval rating – currently 46% -- has remained steady in the mid-40s since early in 2018. Trump continues to be credited with his work on the economy (56% approve), fighting terrorism (55...

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2018 Oct 01

CAPS/Harris Poll on Kavanaugh Nomination and Economic Attitudes

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October 1, 2018
 

The September 2018 CAPS -  Harris Poll study features pre- and post- Kavanaugh hearings research, as well as polling on the Russia investigation and economic attitudes. The poll was conducted September 26-27, 2018 among 1,228 registered voters, with a flash poll after the Kavanaugh hearings conducted Sept. 29-30, 2018 among 1,330 Registered Voters.

Political Climate

President Trump’s approval rating – currently 46% -- has remained in the mid-40s since early in 2018. Trump continues to be credited with his work on the...

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2018 Aug 27

CAPS/Harris Poll on Technology, Crime and Policing

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August 27, 2018
 

The Russia investigation, White House leaks, and government security clearances are addressed in the August 2018 poll by the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard (CAPS) and The Harris Poll.

Political Climate

President Trump’s approval rating remains steady in the face of scandal. For the seventh straight month, the president’s approval rating – currently at 46% -- is in the mid-40s according to the latest public policy poll by the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard (CAPS) and The Harris Poll conducted...

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2018 Jul 27

CAPS/Harris Poll on Foreign Policy and the Supreme Court

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July 28, 2018
 

Foreign policy, the Russia investigation, and the Supreme Court are addressed in the July 2018 poll by the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard (CAPS) and The Harris Poll.

Political Climate

The latest public policy poll by the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard (CAPS) and The Harris Poll was conducted July 24-25, 2018, among 1,323 registered voters in the United States.

President Trump’s job approval this month is 45%, remaining stable in the mid 40s for over the past six months. The President’s...

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2018 Jun 28

CAPS/Harris Poll on Immigration and Foreign Policy

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June 28, 2018
 

Immigration, North Korea, trade & tariffs, and the Russia investigation are addressed in the June 2018 poll by the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard (CAPS) and The Harris Poll.

Political Climate

At 47%, Donald Trump’s approval is the highest it’s been in over a year, and has been trending up steadily since March of 2018. The President’s approval on specific issues has also seen a bump – approval numbers on stimulating jobs (58%), his handling of the economy (57%), fighting terrorism (57%), foreign affairs (47%),...

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2018 May 29

CAPS/Harris Poll on the Special Investigation, Trade and Foreign Policy

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May 29, 2018
 

The Special Counsel investigation, gun control, trade with China, and North Korea among the issues addressed in the May 2018 poll by the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard (CAPS) and The Harris Poll.

Political Climate

In the latest public policy survey by the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard (CAPS) and The Harris Poll, conducted May 21-22, among 1,347 registered voters, President Trump’s job approval remains steady at 45%. Like previous months of the poll, voters credit Trump in his handling of the...

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2018 Apr 27

CAPS/Harris Poll on The Special Investigation, North Korea, and Syria

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April 27, 2018
 

The Special Counsel investigation, James Comey’s actions, North Korea and Syria are addressed in the April 2018 poll by the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard (CAPS) and The Harris Poll.

Political Climate

In the public policy survey conducted in April among 1,549 registered voters by the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard (CAPS) and The Harris Poll, President Trump’s job approval remains steady at 44%. Like previous months of the poll, voters credit Trump in his handling of the economy (54% approve),...

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2018 Apr 04

CAPS/Harris Poll on Gun Control, Trade, and Foreign Policy

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April 4, 2018
 

March 2018 poll by the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard (CAPS) and The Harris Poll shows that Americans favor the Second Amendment but also seek federal legislation to curb gun violence.

Voters support trade policy in principle, but wonder if current agreements do more harm than good. For American voters, tariffs may be a risky, but necessary means to better trade deals.

Poll looks deeply at Foreign Policy and the administration.

Political Climate

President Trump’s approval shows...

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2018 Feb 28

CAPS/Harris Poll on the State of the Union

(All day)

February 22, 2018
 

The February 2018 poll by the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard (CAPS) and The Harris Poll shows a rise in Presidential approval to 45% after the State of the Union address.

The February 2018 poll by the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard (CAPS) and The Harris Poll looks at public opinion on the state of the country and the President’s policy proposals following the State of the Union Address. The poll features topical deep dives on immigration, the Special Counsel's Russia probe, the "Me Too" movement,...

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2018 Jan 19

CAPS/Harris Poll on the State of the Union

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January 19, 2018
 

The January 2018 poll by the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard (CAPS) and The Harris Poll looks at public opinion on the state of the country and the President’s policy proposals ahead of the upcoming State of the Union address.

Poll features topical deep dives on capitalism in America, marijuana legalization, tax reform, immigration, and the Special Counsel’s Russia probe.

The twelfth CAPS – Harris poll, released on Friday, January 19, looks at the state of key public issues ahead of the...

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2017 Dec 13

CAPS/Harris Poll on Sexual Harassment, Tax Bill, and Russia Investigation

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December 13, 2017
 

The December 2017 poll by the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard (CAPS) and The Harris Poll looks at public opinion on sexual harassment, tax reform, a possible government shutdown, and the Special Counsel’s Russia probe.

The eleventh CAPS – Harris poll, released on Wednesday, December 13, shows that sexual harassment is a major problem in workplaces across the country, with 70% of respondents saying that they have seen or experienced sexual harassment at work.

Over 4 in 10 women experiencing sexual harassment...

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2017 Dec 13

CAPS/Harris Poll on Sexual Harassment, Tax Bill, and Russia Investigation

(All day)

December 13, 2017
 

The December 2017 poll by the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard (CAPS) and The Harris Poll looks at public opinion on sexual harassment, tax reform, a possible government shutdown, and the Special Counsel’s Russia probe.

The eleventh CAPS – Harris poll, released on Wednesday, December 13, shows that sexual harassment is a major problem in workplaces across the country, with 70% of respondents saying that they have seen or experienced sexual harassment at work.

Over 4 in 10 women experiencing sexual harassment...

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2017 Oct 24

CAPS/Harris Poll on Current Events and the Supreme Court

(All day)

October 24, 2017
 

October 2017 Harvard CAPS - Harris Poll looks at public opinion on the state of the Republican and Democratic Parties, Iran Nuclear Deal, Tax Reform, and Hollywood.

The poll also includes a deep-dive on the Supreme Court, which will be released later this Fall.

The ninth Harvard CAPS – Harris poll, released on Monday, October 23, shows sustained confidence in the American economy despite declining sentiments on the direction of the country, the major parties, and the Trump administration.

Sixty-one...

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2017 Sep 22

CAPS/Harris Poll on Immigration and Tax Reform

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September 22, 2017
 

Latest Harvard CAPS - Harris Poll looks at public opinion on the government, immigration, healthcare, and tax reform.

Poll also includes a deep-dive on Race in America which will be released later this Fall.

The eighth Harvard CAPS – Harris poll was released on Friday, September 22, and takes an in-depth look at public and political discourse on immigration, tax reform, and race in America.

Key highlights from the poll include:

Government

  • New poll shows...
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2017 Aug 24

CAPS/Harris Poll on the State of the Country

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August 24, 2017

New Harvard CAPS - Harris Poll looks at public opinion on the Trump administration, the economy, North Korean tensions, and Charlottesville incident.

Poll also tracks the state of the county and differences between Urban, Suburban, and Rural America. Full results will be posted shortly.

The seventh Harvard CAPS – Harris poll, released on Thursday, August 24, shows a slight decline in approval for the Trump administration despite a continued trend of rising optimism on the economy and the administration’s efforts on this front.

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2017 Jul 27

CAPS/Harris Poll on Crime and Safety in America

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July 27, 2017

New Harvard CAPS - Harris Poll looks in depth at public opinion on crime and safety in America.

Poll also tracks the state of the county and the current healthcare debate.

The sixth Harvard CAPS - Harris Poll, released on July 27, 2017, focused on crime and safety in the U.S. The poll results show mixed perceptions about the country by U.S. voters: a continued optimism in the economy while most voters are concerned by the direction on the country and the direction of the Trump Presidency. The...

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2017 Jun 26

CAPS/Harris Poll on Current Affairs

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June 26, 2017

The fifth Harvard CAPS - Harris Poll, released on Friday, June 23, finds continued optimism in the economy although perceptions about the direction on the country continue to fall for the fourth month in a row. The poll also finds that a majority of voters say the investigations into Russia and Trump are hurting the country (64%), and a majority (62%) believe they will lead to the end of the Russia inquiry rather than the impeachment of President Trump. Six in 10 voters say they would not impeach President Trump for his actions, and do not think the President’s... Read more about CAPS/Harris Poll on Current Affairs
2017 May 25

CAPS/Harris Poll on Technology and Science

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May 25, 2017

The latest Harvard CAPS – Harris Poll, released this week in conjunction with The Hill, sees falling approval for President Trump in May – 45 percent vs. 48 percent last month – demonstrating that weeks of controversy around the Russia-ties probe and the firing of FBI director James Comey have taken a toll on the administration. While a majority of voters (54%) generally disapprove with President Trump’s firing of the FBI director, nearly half (49%) disagree with the way that Comey was removed versus 51% who disapprove with the act of his removal....

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2017 Apr 21

CAPS/Harris Poll on Budget and Taxes

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April 20, 2017

New Harvard CAPS – Harris Poll looks at public opinion on taxes, the Trump administrations first budget, and foreign policy on Syria and North Korea.

The third monthly Harvard CAPS – Harris Poll, released this week in conjunction with The Hill, finds low approval ratings among registered voters for the U.S. tax system and continued focus by voters on the need to stimulate the economy and jobs as the top priority for the administration and its proposed budget for 2018. The findings also show that most voters (60%) approve of President...

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2017 Feb 22

CAPS/Harris Poll on the Trump Administration

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February 22, 2017

A nationwide poll of 2,148 registered voters by Harvard University’s Center for American Political Studies (CAPS) and the Harris Poll reveals a strong yearning for compromise and bi-partisanship after a tumultuous honeymoon period for the Trump administration. More than 2 in 3 registered voters (68%) believe President Trump should compromise on his agenda and work together with Congress, and nearly 3 in 4 registered voters (73%) feel Democrats should look to cooperate with President Trump and his administration to make deals on the issues they support,...

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2016 Nov 29

CAPS Inaugural Poll

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Harvard CAPS Inaugural Poll Reveals What the American Public Wants the New President and the New Congress to Address

November 29, 2016

Harvard University’s Center for American Politics (CAPS) launches a monthly poll series with its first post election survey. The inaugural CAPS poll, conducted November 18-21, 2016, examines public attitudes about on wide range of issues facing the new Administration and the new Congress, including immigration, trade, taxes, health care, job creation, crime, family leave, lobbying reform, and building America’s...

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