World Polling

Pollfish did some polls around the world. We have not had time to model and post-stratify them, so these are just raw polling results. But, Pollfish did ask a few validation questions, demographics and local party identification, and the data is reasonably representative. Every other country surveyed would have voted for Hillary Clinton, except Russia, Read more

Republicans are in to Russia and holding terror suspects indefinitly

Results of a poll that was run by PredictWise with Pollfish on April 4, 2017. Republicans demand increased spending on national defense and Democrats slightly opposed, but many support. Republicans heavily support warming relations with Russia, increasing threat to China, and loosening commitment to NATO. This is a clear case of the population updating their policy Read more

Random Interesting Findings on Voting

Party identification is a strong drug. No matter how ineffectual Congress becomes, there is still relatively strong support for one’s party in Congress. Poll was run by PredictWise with Pollfish on March 30, 2017. Congress is pretty unpopular right now, but both voters from both parties have majority support for their own party. Only 25 Read more

Americans on Trade and Immigrants

Americans are very polarized in how they view trade, with Republicans now strongly against it and Democrats slightly for it. Americans are also muddled on immigrants, with big partisan differences on the impact of immigrants on the job markets in the US. But, relatively strong support from both parties for long-term and high-skilled immigrants. Poll Read more

Americans trust the government

Americans like gun control measures. Americans also trust private business more than government to be efficient, but are nuanced on what they actually trust private business to do. Poll was run by PredictWise with Pollfish on March 20, 2017. 87 percent of American support “federal laws to make it more difficult for the mentally ill Read more

Ignorance on Immigration

There is a lot of interest in how much fake news people are absorbing, but we are a lot more concerned about how much real news people are not absorbing. Stemming both undocumented and legal immigration is a major part of President Trump’s platform, so it is unsurprising that the vast majority of Americans think Read more

Americans worry about wrong thing

There are three key facts about the integrity of American elections: (1) any voter fraud that occurs is negligible (2) voter suppression, for example through longer lines for minority or younger voters, might be a real factor. (3) Public opinion has it exactly reversed: Americans, including a majority of both Republicans and Democrats, are concerned Read more

Will Trump finish first term?

See article in Buzzfeed … A good chunk of Americans believe that President Trump either does not finish his first term or will not be the Republican nominee in 2020. And, almost every other American would prefer Vice-President Mike Pence to be president instead right now. But, while an insane quarter of Americans profess to talk Read more

Voters support cutting regulations in abstract not reality

Americans state that they support the concept of the Republican and Trump economic policies on cutting taxes and regulations, but they do not actually support cutting taxes and regulations. They are overwhelmingly opposed to cutting corporate income tax and overwhelmingly favor tax increase for higher income. Further there is strong support for maintaining both financial Read more

Lock Her Up

Americans like investigations into all kinds of things, from unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud to claims of Obama wiretapping the Trump campaign to Hillary Clinton’s private email servers. But, all things Russia are especially concerning to Americans: There is overwhelming bi-partisan support for investigations into both the Russian hacking of the DNC and the relationship Read more