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

By: Thursday October 16, 2014 9:08 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.


A Closer Election May End Up a Less Consequential One

By: Wednesday October 10, 2012 12:13 pm

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 in its current divided state.

Americans Are Sick of Divided Government

By: Tuesday October 2, 2012 8:57 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 gridlock.

Americans Don’t Want a Divided Federal Government

By: Friday September 28, 2012 12:12 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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