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Trump vs Biden Poll (Sept 2023)

ActiVote’s September 19th, 2023 presidential poll finds that former President Trump leads current President Biden by 3.4%. The poll was taken among 676 likely presidential election voters: ActiVote app users who recently updated their presidential candidate preference. The poll has been weighted to represent the national electorate (including voting chance in presidential elections) and has…
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What does it mean to overlap?

The ActiVote Political Matrix provides a visually appealing 2-dimensional view of where people are on the Political Spectrum. Generally speaking: the closer two people are in the Political Matrix, the more they will have in common. Thus, as a tool to determine who the most interesting candidates are to research and whether they deserve our…
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What gets folks to the polls?

The United States has approximately 331 million residents of which about 250 million are eligible to vote. Of those 250 million eligible voters about 200 million are registered to vote, but even registered voters often don’t vote. In the 2020 presidential election 156 million people cast a vote for president, and during the 2022 Midterms…
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What do we really think about Immigration?

In June 2023, AllSides, CommonSense American and ActiVote collaborated on an Immigration Survey with 10 questions, each with 5 possible answers and 1 historic immigration bill with a yes/unsure/no vote. The poll was processed using ActiVote’s standard polling methodology. The average sample size was 1042 per question, leading to an expected polling error of about…
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Who uses ActiVote?

We love activating voters. We work hard to reach a broad set of voters across the country and across the political spectrum. We frequently get asked where those users are and who they are. So far in 2023 we’ve seen a Supreme Court election in Wisconsin, local elections in Illinois in April and then local…
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Biden’s Consistently Low Approval Rating

Over the past 12 months more than 13,000 ActiVote voters have rated President Biden’s performance with a 1 to 5 star rating. The results aren’t pretty with an overall average rating of just 2.33. Biden’s lowest rating came just before the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision in late July 2022 at 2.17. He then steadily climbed…
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ActiVote turns 4!

January 3rd is our ActiVote birthday and this year we turn 4 years old. Presidents serve a 4 year term and so do many governors and mayors and other local officials. The anniversary of our founding is a good moment for us to look back at what we’ve done and what we still want to…
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Student Loan Debt Relief

On August 24th, 2022 President Joe Biden announced his plan to forgive about $500 billion of the total almost $1.8 trillion in student debt held by some 43 million borrowers. For the average borrower it means a reduction in their debt of $10,000 or $20,000, depending on various rules, where eligibility is focused on those…
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Support for Abortion Rights Increased post-Dobbs

After the landmark Dobbs vs. Jackson (June, 2022) Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade (1973) and Planned Parenthood vs. Casey (1992), it is now up to the states to decide whether abortion is legal in their state. While the dust has not settled on the actions taken by each of the state legislatures,…
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Voter Apathy or is it just difficult to cast a vote?

As you may or may not know while America may lead the world in many facets of life, voting is not one of them. Americans are generally not great voters, only 20-65% of Americans vote in a given election. If we look at the 2020 election which had record turnout, the result was still only…
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