Politics Polarize; Community Unites

By:             Scott Rassmussen News outlets are routinely filled with commentary and analysis suggesting that 21st-century America is a deeply polarized nation. Countless stories are presented as a battle between conservatives and liberals, Republicans and Democrats, private sector and public. Political activists fan the flames with talking points “proving” that they hold the moral and rational…

One Major Difference Between 2010 and 2018

By: Scott Rasmussen Republicans are understandably nervous about the parallels between the 2010 midterm elections that brought them to power and the 2018 midterms where Democrats envision a return to power. Eight years ago, a polarizing new president was facing his first midterm election. Progressives and conservatives offered wildly different interpretations of his every word.…

The President Presses His Advantage on Immigration

By: Scott Rasmussen Last week, I noted that President Trump won the shutdown because he instinctively understood the strategic situation far better than Senate Democrats, establishment Republicans, and his other beltway critics. He knew he had a stronger position than the Democrats and used that understanding to his advantage. This week, in his State of…

The Deeper Currents of American Politics

By: Scott Rasmussen Back when I was pollster, I would explain that following the daily polls was like watching a heavy rainfall on the surface of a river. There’s a lot of action and noise and splashing around, but nothing that gives you a real sense of where the river is going. For that, you…