Five Key Takeaways about Campaign Contact from the Pre-election NBC/WSJ Poll
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Five Key Takeaways about Campaign Contact from the Pre-election NBC/WSJ Poll

2014 will be the most expensive and competitive midterm election in our country’s history. Yet, national polling predicts historically low voter turnout. But, the latest data from NBC/WSJ suggests that will not be due to a lack of effort by either party or their candidates. The poll, conducted October 30 through November 1, asked 1,200 […]

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Obama’s Big Mistake

Pundits and political insiders on both sides of the aisle have said Team Obama made a big mistake writing a speech that had the president saying “every single one” of his policies are “on the ballot” in November. The latest data suggests they are right because the president is today an extremely flawed spokesperson, especially […]

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No Diving: Research in the Shallow-End of the Public’s Policy Knowledge

The other day, I found myself watching the 2000 Vice Presidential debate between Dick Cheney and Joe Lieberman on YouTube. At one point, Lieberman laid out the highlights of the Democratic ticket’s proposed tax reform, which included a number of specific credits and changes he said would help the middle class and spur growth. Though […]

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Independents Crushed In Post-Recession Obama Economy

For those who need reason for why Independents are leaning toward Republican candidates in this year’s election, look no further than the latest NBC-WSJ survey conducted July 30 – August 3, 2014 by Public Opinion Strategies and Hart Research Associates. The latest NBC-WSJ survey findings powerfully quantify just how crushing the Obama economy has been […]

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America to Obamacare: We got it and we still don’t like it

In July 2013 and then again in December 2013, I provided some sobering observations from publicly available polling data on Obamacare. In December, following the fumbled rollout of healthcare.gov and the frustration and anger felt by many Americans whose plans were cancelled, I made the following observations: Being “nebulous” was the best thing going for […]

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