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  • Optimism About Trump Falls in May
    The public’s satisfaction with Trump continues to fall this May behind the level Obama achieved during his final months as president, according to the Fishlinger Optimism Index™, a breakthrough measurement of public opinion centered on Americans’ optimism about the future from the Fishlinger Center for Public Policy Research at the College of Mount Saint Vincent.
    Published June 7, 2017
  • Americans Significantly Less Optimistic About National Leadership in May
    Americans’ optimism about the Trump administration has fallen significantly in May, according to the Fishlinger Optimism Index™, a breakthrough measurement of public opinion centered on Americans’ optimism about the future from the Fishlinger Center for Public Policy Research at the College of Mount Saint Vincent.
    Published June 7, 2017
  • Americans More Optimistic About National Leadership, Social Progress, and Prosperity
    The Fishlinger Optimism Index™, a breakthrough measurement of public opinion centered on Americans’ optimism about the future from the Fishlinger Center for Public Policy Research at the College of Mount Saint Vincent, indicates that Americans’ optimism about federal policy, national leadership, social progress, and personal prosperity increased in April from March lows.
    Published May 9, 2017
  • First 100 Days: Satisfaction with Trump Significantly Trails Still-High Obama Levels
    The Fishlinger Optimism Index™, a breakthrough measurement of public opinion centered on Americans’ optimism about the future from the Fishlinger Center for Public Policy Research at the College of Mount Saint Vincent, indicates that satisfaction with Trump’s first 100 days in office falls far behind Obama’s still-high approval levels.
    Published May 9, 2017
  • Fishlinger Optimism Index: Americans’ Concerns About Federal Policy, National Leadership Grows
    The new Fishlinger Optimism Index™, a breakthrough measurement of public opinion centered on Americans’ optimism about the future from the Fishlinger Center for Public Policy Research at the College of Mount Saint Vincent, indicates that Americans’ concerns about federal policy, national leadership, and social progress increased in March. In contrast, optimism about personal prosperity and world affairs has held steady.
    Published April 11, 2017
  • Fishlinger Optimism Index: More Americans Satisfied With Obama Than Optimistic about Trump
    The new Fishlinger Optimism Index™, a breakthrough measurement of public opinion centered on Americans’ optimism about the future from the Fishlinger Center for Public Policy Research at the College of Mount Saint Vincent, indicates that Americans are more satisfied with former president Barack Obama than optimistic about President Trump.
    Published April 6, 2017
  • The February Fishlinger Optimism Index Suggests Americans Less Optimistic About Future
    The new Fishlinger Optimism Index™, a breakthrough measurement of public opinion centered on Americans’ optimism about the future from the Fishlinger Center for Public Policy Research at the College of Mount Saint Vincent, indicates that Americans’ concerns about national leadership, social progress, and personal prosperity increased significantly from January to February of this year.
    Published March 22, 2017
  • New Fishlinger Optimism Index Shows Americans Increasingly Concerned about National Leadership and Social Progress
    The Fishlinger Center for Public Policy Research at the College of Mount Saint Vincent has launched a breakthrough measurement of public opinion: the Fishlinger Optimism Index™.
    Published March 1, 2017
  • Public Sentiment Post-Inauguration
    In the wake of Inauguration Day and the Women’s March on Washington, there appears to be little change in the public’s attitudes toward the new president.
    Published February 3, 2017
  • Public Sentiment Pre-Inauguration
    Ahead of Inauguration Day and the Women’s March on Washington, satisfaction with Barack Obama increased as his second term ends.
    Published January 20, 2017
  • Public Sentiment at the End of 2016
    Most Americans continue to say the country is headed in the wrong direction and few are happy any feature of the government or its policies.
    Published January 13, 2017
  • Presidential Election 2016: A Retrospective
    Few pollsters or pundits expected Donald Trump’s Electoral College win last month. A Hillary Clinton victory was predicted by forecasters and reinforced in the media.
    Published December 6, 2016
  • Election 2016 – Race Tightens Before the Final Drive to Election Day
    While Hillary Clinton continues to have a significant advantage over her Republican rival, Donald Trump, the race has tightened slightly, according to the latest national poll from the Fishlinger Center for Public Policy Research at the College of Mount Saint Vincent.
    Published November 7, 2016
  • Election 2016 – Before the F.B.I. Disclosure, Hillary Clinton was Leading and Most Voters Expect to See Her Win
    In the final weeks before the end of the presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton, the Democratic candidate, enjoys a substantial lead over her Republican rival, Donald Trump.
    Published October 31, 2016
  • Election 2016 – Presidential Race Tightens Ahead of the First Debate
    Less than eight weeks before Election Day, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are locked in a close contest in which the challenge from third party candidates could make a difference.
    Published September 26, 2016
  • Election 2016– Post-Convention: Heading Toward the Home Stretch before Labor Day
    Now that the Republican and Democratic candidates have been officially chosen for the 2016 presidential election, the latest national poll from the Fishlinger Center for Public Policy Research at the College of Mount Saint Vincent finds fewer voters are unhappy with the process.
    Published September 8, 2016
  • Election 2016–Americans’ Views on the Election Process and Campaign Funding
    There is growing dissatisfaction with the American process of electing a president and strong support for efforts to rein in the power of money on campaigns.
    Published August 12, 2016
  • Election 2016–Pre-Conventions: The Electorate is Dissatisfied and Polarized
    In advance of the Republican and Democratic conventions this month, the latest national poll from the Fishlinger Center for Public Policy Research at the College of Mount Saint Vincent finds most voters feeling negative about the direction of the country and the state of the government’s policies.
    Published July 13, 2016

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