President Obama and the Dreaded “K-Word:” Katrina
Posts by Bill McInturff
President Obama and the Dreaded “K-Word:” Katrina

These have been difficult weeks for the president, but it needs to be understood how potentially consequential these weeks could be on the arc of his presidency.  Our latest slide deck looks at key data for President Bush before and after Hurricane Katrina and comparable data for President Obama before and after the roll-out of […]

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The Affordable Care Act: Businesses Report Negative Impact Now and Anticipate More to Come

We just completed a survey which extensively examined the Affordable Care Act (ACA) from the perspective of the owners and C-level executives of franchise and non-franchise businesses which employ between 40 and 500 people. Dun and Bradstreet tells us that of the more than 19 million businesses in America, only about 600,000 franchise and non-franchised […]

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The October Shockwave—New Insights from the Latest NBC/WSJ Survey

Well, I used the wrong word. In writing about this month’s earlier NBC/WSJ survey, I said “this type of data creates ripples that will take a long time to resolve …” Ripples? Wow, was that too careful! The correct word is “shockwave.” October has witnessed a substantial rewriting of a generation of NBC/WSJ data. Here […]

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The Government Shutdown: An After Action Report

This slide deck tries to put the government shutdown in perspective, starting with the lack of support for totally eliminating federal funding for the new health care law if it meant shutting down the federal government, and including our thoughts about why the shutdown happened, the initial consequences, and the road ahead.  The report ends […]

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A Pivot Point in American Opinion: The Debt Ceiling Negotiation and its Consequences

In 2011, we took a close look at the consequences of the contentious debt ceiling negotiations.  As we approach the debt ceiling again, we thought it would be worth re-examining what we said two years ago on the topic. Please see this PDF document for more information.

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