Posts by Nicole McCleskey
The Democrat Gender Problem

There was a gender gap in 2014, but not the one Democrats were banking on. Public Opinion Strategies’ election night survey showed a mere six point differential on the congressional generic ballot among women – 46{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} GOP/52{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} Democrat. And Republicans won white women by an eight point margin (53{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} GOP/45{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} Dem). The real story is […]

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The Myth of the Security Mom, Disputed

I read with interest Anna Greenberg’s column on The Myth of the Security Mom Revisited. With due respect to Dr. Greenberg and her significant contributions to the field, she seems to suggest that Security Moms don’t really exist, and perhaps that a growing concern about terrorism and national security may be an artificial construct. Quite […]

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GOP Resistance: Women Continue to Rebuff Republicans

Republicans trumpet the further demise of President Obama as evidence of his political and policy failures. This most certainly means sweeping GOP gains come November. Not so fast. The President is certainly suffering, yet the Democrats continue to cling to life on the congressional preference ballot leading by a single point (43{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} GOP – 44{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} […]

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Winning Women: What Republicans Can Do in 2014

In our on-going effort to better understand key electoral sub-groups, Public Opinion Strategies commissioned a national survey of women voters on May 21-30, 2014. The survey was designed to provide a perspective on how the Republican Party and its candidates can productively move to engage women voters on issues they care about.   It reflects an […]

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For GOP, long-term challenges remain

On the heels of a significant victory in Florida last week, Republicans gleefully look forward to November.  A Democrat party reeling from Obamacare failures and unable to turn out its base leaves Republicans a fantastic opportunity to expand its majority in the House, recapture the Senate, and make bold advances in the states. But, the […]

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