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Presidential Pollster Mark Penn shares findings from the latest Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll, which is released by the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard and The Harris Poll. To sign up for regular updates and to learn more about poll results and coverage, visit harvardharrispoll.com/ and follow @Mark_Penn_Polls on Twitter.

Presidential Pollster Mark Penn shares findings from the latest Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll, which is released by the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard and The Harris Poll. To sign up for regular updates and to learn more about poll results and coverage, visit harvardharrispoll.com/ and follow @Mark_Penn_Polls on Twitter.
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Presidential Pollster Mark Penn shares findings from the latest Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll, which is released by the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard and The Harris Poll. To sign up for regular updates and to learn more about poll results and coverage, visit harvardharrispoll.com/ and follow @Mark_Penn_Polls on Twitter.

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GUNS - 80% of Americans Favor Increasing Minimum Purchase Age to 21

9/16/2019
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Let's talk a look at guns. Guns has been rising as an issue. Two thirds of people believe that murder by gun in America in the last five years has gone up. And when you ask them what do you think is such an increase related to, 21% say urban gangs, 30% say mental illness, and 48% say, hey, easy access to guns. Underscoring a lot of people believing that if access to guns were more limited, that you would see less gun violence. Do you favor or oppose tougher penalties for parents failing to...

Duration:00:04:23

Public Attitudes Toward China

9/16/2019
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Let's specifically look at public attitudes towards China and towards trade deals. Do you think it's necessary or unnecessary to confront China over its trade policy now? 67% say it's necessary, so there's significant backing of the policy of confronting China. Do you think President Trump is too tough, 40%. Too lenient, 41%. Or just right, 19%, when it comes to negotiating with China. A divided American public as usual, but when you read it this way there's about 60% that say he is too...

Duration:00:04:54

Deep Dive - IMMIGRATION REFORM

9/13/2019
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Perhaps at this point the hottest issue in terms of the partisan battle between the two parties and the president, is that of immigration. And so, we did a deep dive into immigration this month. Once again, we find overwhelming support for what is generally called comprehensive immigration reform, 73%. Generally, that means finding a path to work permits, possibly citizenship, for those who are here on an undocumented basis, along with all the DACA children or young adults. And at the same...

Duration:00:09:17

Election Fraud - Most Americans Believe It's Real

9/13/2019
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Now let's delve into election fraud. An issue that's talked about, and so I thought well, it'd be pretty interesting just to see what does the public think is really going on? I mean, that's quite different, we don't know really whether there's fraud and how much. A lot of studies show not much, but everybody on one side says that people are voting who shouldn't be allowed to vote. The other side, people say that voters are being suppressed. So, what does the American public think? Do you...

Duration:00:02:03

General Mood of the Country

9/13/2019
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Let's launch into the trends that we're seeing on the approval and mood of the country. In general, we haven't seen a lot of changes over time on the overall approvals of the key political figures in this country. President Trump remained this month at 45% job approval, where he's been for the last, really, three months within a point, coming down from a bump when we had 3.2% growth in the economy at 48. But again, within a tight and narrow range, 55% disapproving of his job. But, if you...

Duration:00:07:20

American Voters: Trump Is Racist

9/13/2019
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Another major area that has been in the news has been racial tensions. 77% believe that racial tensions in this country are increasing. President Trump gets called out for this by 69%, who believe that he is helping to cause an increase in racial tensions. Only 31% decrease. Surprisingly, the news media is at 75%, higher than President Trump, as being a disruptor of race relations in the United States. The Democratic Party, 51%. Democratic presidential candidates, 50%. Taking substantial...

Duration:00:03:52

The Road to 2020

9/13/2019
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When you're looking forward on the road to 2020, only 39% say they're voting for President Trump. Definitely, 28. Probably, 11. Right, and you've got 42% saying they're going to vote for the Democrat, you've got 9% voting for an independent, and 10% unsure. So no clear winner, but for an incumbent president with a good economy and 3.7% unemployment to have only 39% saying that they're going to vote to re-elect you is a real weakness, and suggests it's going to be a very tight presidential...

Duration:00:05:25

Big Tech Antitrust Sentiment

9/13/2019
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Let's take a look at antitrust, and perhaps the newest target of antitrust, big technology companies. Do you think that Internet giants such as Google, Facebook and Amazon, among others, are helping or hurting innovation in the economy? Good news, tech companies can look at this, 62% say that they are helping innovation in this country, and only 37% say hurting. Do you believe that Internet giants such as Google, Facebook, Amazon, among others, are helping or hurting competition in the...

Duration:00:03:50

Should We Buy Greenland?

9/12/2019
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Well, let's take a look at Greenland. I personally haven't been to Greenland. But I think that we asked the American public a few questions about it. Do you believe the Arctic is today a region of global competition? Yes, 45. No, 55. Are you concerned that Russia and China are using new Arctic routes through the melting ice to gain economic advantage? 56, yes. But the most important question, do you support or oppose the Trump administration trying to purchase Greenland from Denmark? 38%...

Duration:00:01:10

Trump-Russia Investigation Voter Sentiment

9/12/2019
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This month we also did a short section on the Russian investigation. Something that has been less and less in the news compared to it having dominated the media for over two years. Do you think that the Russia investigations are hurting the country or helping the country? 64% hurting, an uptick. 36%, helping. What should happen to President Trump for his actions? Impeach, 36%. Censured, 21%. No action, 42%. Again, we're seeing impeachment trend down from 40 to 36%. Do you think evidence of...

Duration:00:04:07

Harvard/Harris Monthly Poll Overview

9/9/2019
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Each month, Presidential Pollster Mark Penn shares findings from the latest Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll, which is released by the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard and The Harris Poll. To sign up for regular updates and to learn more about poll results and coverage, visit harvardharrispoll.com and follow @Mark_Penn_Polls on Twitter.

Duration:00:46:07

What Voters Really Think About Big Tech and Anti-Trust

9/5/2019
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Let's take a look at antitrust, and perhaps the newest target of antitrust, big technology companies. Do you think that Internet giants such as Google, Facebook and Amazon, among others, are helping or hurting innovation in the economy? Good news, tech companies can look at this, 62% say that they are helping innovation in this country, and only 37% say hurting. Do you believe that Internet giants such as Google, Facebook, Amazon, among others, are helping or hurting competition in the...

Duration:00:03:50

What Voters Really Think About Immigration

9/5/2019
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Let's delve more deeply into the issue of immigration. 66% support comprehensive immigration reform. Down a little bit from the June wave, 71–29. Still about two thirds of the public that's behind that. Of course, what does that really mean? Generally, comprehensive immigration reform means dealing with the issues of the people who are here and giving them work permits or a path to citizenship if they're responsible citizens. And on the other hand, really closing the borders and getting a...

Duration:00:05:32

Harvard/Harris Poll Deep Dive

9/5/2019
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The monthly Harvard Harris Poll is where we talk about the American public, and using 2,000 interviews with registered voters, really analyze what they think about today's hot issues. In particular, not only are we going to cover the 2020 election, but we're also going to do deep dives into the economy, immigration, guns, and of course, growing concern about tech companies over the subject of antitrust. You won't to miss the in-depth topics that we cover in this month's Harvard Harris...

Duration:00:44:27

What Voters Really Think About Guns

8/21/2019
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Just replaying a few numbers from the June poll. Because gun safety has emerged following those incidents in Texas and Ohio, is a major issue in the US. And I think it's good to just refresh our recollection on some data that we gathered in June, which is more relevant than ever.Which is, do you think gun laws should be mostly at the federal level or at the state and local level? 57%, nearly six in 10 believe the federal government is the right place for gun laws.Do you think that murder by...

Duration:00:05:17

What Voters Really Think About The Economy

8/21/2019
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Okay. Let's do a little bit of a deep dive into the economy and see what the voters think. If I take a 1 to 10 scale and ask people to rate the economy on the health, only 5% say very strong. 7% are at 9, 14% ... so 18% are at 7.So even though a solid majority's will be 5 and above. In fact, there'll be almost no one, maybe one out of five, who will rate the economy 4 and below. And if I take what's conventionally the top three boxes though, I'm only at 25%, 26%. And if I take the top box,...

Duration:00:05:03