Category: Battleground Poll

Title: September 2023 Battleground Civility Poll

With the potential of a government shutdown looming over Washington, a new national poll sheds light on the challenge facing lawmakers seeking a compromise.

According to the latest Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service (GU Politics) Battleground Civility Poll, 72% of voters feel that their personal values are under attack.

Voters continue to send mixed messages to lawmakers about the importance of compromise. While 83% of respondents agree that compromise and common ground should be the goal for political leaders, an equal number (82%) agree that they are tired of leaders compromising their values and ideals and want leaders who will stand up to the other side.

Furthermore, more than eight-in-ten voters agree that politicians trying to control what is being taught in school is a serious problem and fifty-six percent of voters agree that woke culture is a problem. However, the U.S. Military, criminal justice and judicial institutions still enjoy majority respect.

Americans want politicians to work together, but are unsure how they want politicians to navigate compromise when their personal values are at stake. However, an overwhelming majority of voters agree mutual respect is essential in having a functioning government.

The most recent Georgetown University Institute of Politics and Public Service Battleground Civility Poll was conducted among 800 registered, likely voters nationwide between September 10th – 14th, 2023 and has a margin of error of 3.5%. The poll was conducted by Republican pollster and former GU Politics Fellow Ed Goeas and Brian Nienaber of the Tarrance Group, and Democratic pollsters Celinda Lake, Daniel Gotoff, Sandra Markowitz, McCauley Pugh, Ronan Ferrentino, and Lina Tate of Lake Research Partners.

The poll is made possible by the generous support of American Policy Ventures, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to reducing polarization through more productive policy dialogue across party lines.

To learn more about the poll visit:

View the full press release with detailed results here, or click on the links below to view data and individual summaries from Lake Research Partners and The Tarrance Group:

Lake Summary                                                                             Graphics and Slides

Tarrance Summary                                                                      Crosstabs

Questionnaire and Toplines                                                       Dataset

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