Author: Mackenzie Wilkes

Americans Like What’s In The Build Back Better Act. They’re Lukewarm On The Bill Itself.

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. It looks like Democrats’ legislative agenda will have to wait until 2022. It no longer appears that the Build Back Better Act, a $1.75 trillion social-services bill that passed the House last month, will pass the Senate by Christmas, the deadline that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer had […]

North Carolina Republicans Passed A Heavily Skewed Congressional Map. How Will The Courts Respond?

After considering at least 11 proposals, the North Carolina General Assembly finally passed a new congressional map on Nov. 4 — and it’s one of the most Republican-biased maps they could have chosen. But this likely isn’t the end of the redistricting saga in the Tar Heel State. Redistricting is usually a once-a-decade process, but […]

We’re Tracking Trump’s And Harris’s Popularity Ahead Of The 2024 Presidential Election. (Yes, It’s Early.)

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. Former President Donald Trump ended his presidency more unpopular than any of the last 12 presidents at the end of their first terms and he is still unpopular post-presidency according to FiveThirtyEight’s new average of Trump’s favorability numbers. Currently, 41.4 percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of […]