Insights From the 2018 VOTER Survey

The Voter Study Group commissioned the 2018 VOTER Survey (Views of the Electorate Survey), which interviewed 6,005 Americans between April 5 and May 14, 2018 — 4,705 of whom have been interviewed previously and 1,300 of whom were part of an additional sample of 18- to 24-year-olds and Hispanics. The survey allows for ongoing longitudinal analysis, and surfaces voter reactions to the events, policies, and happenings of the Trump Administration's first year.

Not Buying It

Felicia Wong takes a deep dive into Americans’ reactions to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and their views on tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations.

Far From Settled

Patrick Ruffini analyzes Americans' attitudes toward immigration, finding deep divisions that cut across racial and ethnic lines, driven mainly by partisanship.

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Spoiler Alert

Lee Drutman, William Galston, and Tod Lindberg explore the recent, unprecedented support for a third party, Americans’ dissatisfaction with current partisan representation, and why a multiparty system remains improbable.

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Religious Trump Voters

Emily Ekins explores the effects of religious participation on Americans’ views on race, immigration, and identity — finding that religious voters are more supportive of diversity and immigration.

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In the Red

Robert Griffin and John Sides dispute claims that Americans experiencing economic hardship are President Trump’s base by using a detailed set of questions that measure “economic distress” rather than general views about the economy.

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Tipping the Scales

Henry Olsen presents findings from the 2018 VOTER Survey and explores implications and potential paths to victory for both Republicans and Democrats in the upcoming elections.

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Jumping to Collusions

Robert Griffin and Joe Goldman examine Americans' reactions toward special counsel Robert Mueller and the Russia investigation.

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Methodology

The 2018 VOTER Survey was conducted in partnership with the survey firm YouGov. Read the methodology behind the survey.

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Top Lines and Crosstabs

Get the 2018 VOTER Survey top lines and crosstabs, with and without panel weights, provided courtesy of YouGov.

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