It has become routine to talk about the polarization in Washington leading to gridlock and dysfunction in Congress. But Washington need not be irretrievably broken.
The sharp political divide that Americans say they hate may be becoming the new normal. A USA TODAY/Bipartisan Policy Center poll taken this month, the fourth in a year-long series, shows no change in the overwhelming consensus that U.S. politics…
The poll reflected an expected divide between self-identified Republicans and Democrats with the former prioritizing the integrity of the voting process and the latter focused on minimizing barriers to accessing the polls.
The capital’s shutdowns and showdowns have tested the patience even of the Senate chaplain. “Save us from the madness,” he prayed at the opening of one session last week. But how, exactly? The roots of the nation’s polarized and sometimes…
National Commission on Political Reform Releases New Poll on American Attitudes Toward Public and Community Service at National Town Meeting
BPC’s Commission on Political Reform and USA TODAY released a national poll that shows Americans are interested in participating in public service, but are reluctant to run for and serve in public office.
The poll reveals a deeply polarized America where voters take their cues from the political parties with which they identify.