A Snapshot of the Electorate: Economically Disillusioned, Political Disaffected
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A Snapshot of the Electorate: Economically Disillusioned, Political Disaffected

In a recent NBC-WSJ poll, conducted April 23-27, 54{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} of Americans agreed and 43{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} disagreed with the following statement: “Because of the widening gap between the incomes of the wealthy and everyone else, America is no longer a country where everyone, regardless of their background, has an opportunity to get ahead and move up to […]

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Oklahoma Incident Not a Death Knell for the Death Penalty

On behalf of NBC News, Public Opinion Strategies and Hart Research Associates conducted a survey May 7-10, 2014. The survey, found here, measured attitudes about the death penalty and awareness of a recent lethal injection mishap in Oklahoma. KEY FINDINGS 1) A majority (59{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222}) of voters support the death penalty for persons convicted of murder. […]

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Independents on the Issues in 2014: What’s up now?

A post earlier this week showed Independents are very supportive of Congressional Republican candidates and have made major gains since the government shutdown in October 2013. A review of the key issues facing voters in 2014 suggests Republicans can maintain that momentum through the November mid-term elections. While Independents do favor increasing the minimum wage, […]

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The Independent vote in 2014: What’s up now?

According to the last five national exit polls, when a majority of Independents vote for Congressional candidates from one party, that party controls Congress. Independents helped to flip the House of Representatives to Democrats in 2006 and they helped flip the House back to Republicans in 2010. My September 2013 post titled “What’s up with […]

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Ten Key Data Points from the March 2014 NBC-WSJ Survey

The NBC-WSJ March 2014 survey is out and can be found here. Below are ten key findings from the data. The public mood remains negative. Public pessimism about the direction of the country is frozen in place in the Mid 60’s (26{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} Right Direction – 65{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} Wrong Track) and just 26{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} say the economy will […]

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