Emily Ekins is a research fellow at the Cato Institute. Her research focuses primarily on American politics, public opinion, political psychology, and social movements, with an emphasis in survey and quantitative methods.
Competing motives of compassion for the needy and resentment of the successful may play a role in dividing the Democratic primary voters approaching 2020.
Averaging national public opinion polls conducted in 2018 reveals that 6 in 10 Americans oppose building a border wall. But just a few years ago, at least that many supported a wall.
Reports say Democrats will use their new power to investigate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. That could hurt them with voters, just like ruining his reputation did in 2018.
Despite racial disagreement on the way police interact with their communities, no demographic is ‘anti-cop’—and a majority agrees on needed reforms.
I wanted to attend the women’s march but was turned off by its divisiveness, exclusiveness, and politicization.
If Trump can ‘soften’ on immigration and bring some of his core supporters with him, that could be a positive thing in his otherwise tumultuous legacy.
Yes, polls are occasionally wrong. But they are pretty reliable, pointing all in one direction, and not likely biased against Donald Trump.
The high number of candidates in the Republican primary helps us measure the underlying structure of the race and the intra-party civil war.
Those who chalk up the growing momentum behind Black Lives Matter to racism or a desire to hurt cops are making the same mistake as those who tarred the Tea Party for racism.
Heading into the GOP primary debates Thursday, let’s find out who got Donald Trump there by sending him to the top of the polls.
Contrary to Republican voters’ perceptions, Marco Rubio’s and Rand Paul’s stances on non-traditional issues may capture independent-leaning Democrats.
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