Americans tend to be supportive of Israel, but there is a partisan divide over whether or not the US provides enough support to Israel. Israeli ... read more
Americans are good at predicting their own shopping and spending habits, though a number of people who may not have intended to go shopping on ... read more
President Obama's approval rating has fallen substantially over the last year, but people increasingly dislike him as a person, too. One year ago, a few ... read more
More than half of Americans want the new health reform law repealed, while a majority of Americans hold an unfavorable opinion of President Obama. The ... read more
Americans are split down the middle on whether filibuster rules in the Senate are good or bad, but only 6% of Americans approve of the ... read more
President Obama's approval rating has continued to drop, while people who have used state insurance exchange websites report far better experiences than people who have ... read more
Support for direct negotiations with the Iranians has dropped since September, while trust in the Iranian government to follow through on a nuclear deal is ... read more
Americans tend to say that healthcare in Canada is both better and cheaper than in the United States, though Republicans are skeptical that Canadian healthcare ... read more
The public is gloomy about prospects for the US economy, thinking the President should do more to create work, while a majority of Americans want ... read more
Americans generally have very positive views of Medicare but are notably more skeptical of Obamacare, with most of those who say that they have been ... read more
Model Politics’s mission is to help readers engage modern political puzzles by bringing YouGov-collected survey data to bear on popular political questions. The blog is written by professional political scientists and is devoted to the rigorous analysis of data on politics, polling, public affairs, and culture. It aims to replace polemics often found in popular accounts of politics with evidence-based argument.
Model Politics was founded by Doug Rivers(YouGov) and Lynn Vavreck (UCLA) in the summer of 2010, and is produced, funded, and hosted by YouGov. Blog posts rely on survey data run each week on a representative sample of 1000 Americans.