KATHLEEN A. FRANKOVIC is one of the world’s leading experts in public opinion polling. She has been an election and polling consultant for CBS News and other research organizations.
She speaks and writes internationally about public opinion research, journalism and elections as an invited speaker in places as diverse as Italy, Jordan, Hong Kong, Manila, Mexico, Lisbon, Chile and India. In 2009 she retired after more than 30 years at CBS News.
She received an A.B. from Cornell University in 1968, and a Ph.D. in political science from Rutgers University in 1974. Before joining CBS News, she taught political science at the University of Vermont, and has also held visiting professorships at Cornell and at the Annenberg School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Nearly six in ten (59%) Americans put "a lot" of the blame for the collapse on the decisions the bank's executives made — something that majorities of Democrats (58%) and Republicans (61%) agree on.
By 46% to 34%, Americans say Trump should face criminal charges over paying adult-film star Stormy Daniels money for her silence about a sexual encounter in 2006. Democrats (77% to 11%) and Independents (44% to 30%) are more likely than not to say Trump should face criminal charges — but only 14% of Republicans agree.
Last week, more Americans believed Ukraine was beating Russia (31% to 18%). This week, as many believe Russia is ahead as say Ukraine is (23% to 23%); 36% say neither is.
The latest Economist/YouGov poll explores Americans' stances about the conflict and finds that while Americans' sympathies have shifted little over the past five years, the shares who view the U.S. government as siding with Israel and who see see helping as Israel as an important goal for the U.S. in the Middle East have declined.
One 9% of Americans see China's rapid economic rise as having been good for the U.S. Far more see it as either bad (33%) or neither bad nor good (39%).
Today, one-third of Americans (34%) say the people involved in the Capitol takeover were participating in “legitimate political discourse,” while roughly half (48%) say they were participating in “a violent insurrection.”
Nearly half of Republicans (45%) view the charge that the Trump campaign paid an adult film actress $130,000 to remain silent about an alleged sexual encounter with Trump as a very or somewhat serious issue; 87% of Democrats and 65% of Americans overall agree.
According to the latest Economist/YouGov poll, 66% of Americans — including 53% of Democrats and 85% of Republicans — say it is definitely or probably true that the COVID-19 virus originated from a lab in China.
Regardless of whether they have personally struggled to afford medication, Americans generally support the government negotiating prices with insurance companies.
One in four Republicans and 16% of Democrats would support their state’s secession.