How the Democrats Lost: The Failed Ground Game
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How the Democrats Lost: The Failed Ground Game

The combined Democratic campaign placed a large portion of its 2014 success on the premise that they would use a massive investment in technology, grassroots strategy, and boots on the ground to reprise the Obama urban coalition of minorities and younger voters. It failed miserably, and Democrats around the nation paid the price. Why? Because […]

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The NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey results are nothing short of eye-popping for President Obama.

How bad is it?  The president’s job approval (41%) is tied with his worst EVER job rating  recorded by NBC/WSJ.  The president has been bumping along the bottom for a while now – the other “41″ was measured just recently in March.  To put this number in context, the president’s job rating is worse now […]

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Congratulations to Curt Clawson

Public Opinion Strategies would like to congratulate POS-client Curt Clawson and those involved in his GOP primary campaign for Congress on their double-digit victory in last night’s primary election. From the beginning, the Clawson campaign used our survey research to guide its messaging in what was a hard-fought primary election. Curt Clawson’s business experience and […]

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The grim NBC News/WSJ survey: the ‘14 reality is likely worse for Democrats

Democratic after-action reports on their Florida-13 special election loss are clear: they lost because they didn’t turn out the vote.   While there is much parsing on the who, what, when and where of Obamacare, the facts are that Republicans showed up while Democrats didn’t. Take a look at what Alex Sink’s pollster Geoff Garin […]

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Repeated, protracted, bitter fights with Congressional Republicans are Obama’s only hope.

Recent survey results have shown that President Obama’s bungling (the economy, Obamacare, it doesn’t matter) has started to change the partisan architecture. A couple of quick points from the most recent NBC News/Wall St. Journal* data: ✓ President Obama’s job approval has settled in the low-to-mid 40s; the latest NBC News/WSJ survey pegs it at […]

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