New Poll Shows Voters Feel Personal Values Under Attack
GU Politics released a new edition of the Battleground Poll on September 20 — which shows American voters continue to send mixed messages to lawmakers about the importance of compromise. 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.
What Is The Battleground & Civility Poll?
GU Politics became the home of the Battleground Poll in early 2019, with the first poll under GU Politics released in April 2019. This poll was specifically designed to capture how voters see the other side of the aisle. It investigates trends in demographics and voter attitudes, and investigates where independent voters stand on candidates and contemporary issues. The Battleground Poll presents conclusions from the same dataset through the perspectives of Lake Research Partners and the Tarrance Group.
After the Battleground Poll became a part of GU Politics, a second component to the Battleground Poll was developed to specifically measure and track voter attitudes on civility in politics. The Civility Poll looks at opinions of registered voters on the state of civility in our national political conversation, painting a long-term picture of how Americans view compromise and common ground in the political arena.
Meet The Pollsters
Ed Goeas, President of The Tarrance Group, and Celinda Lake, President of Lake Research Partners, are leaders in developing, analyzing, and publishing the Battleground Poll.
With Support from American Policy Ventures
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.
GU Politics Executive Director Mo Elleithee discusses the major findings from our July 2022 Battleground Poll on Morning Joe.
GU Politics Executive Director Mo Elleithee discusses the major findings from our June 2021 Battleground Poll on Morning Joe.
GU Politics Executive Director Mo Elleithee broke down the major findings from our August 2020 Battleground Poll on Morning Joe.
GU Politics Executive Director Mo Elleithee sat down with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews and former Fellow Michael Steel to discuss some of the highlights found in the April 2019 Battleground Poll.
Recent Poll Coverage
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