Posts by Nicole McCleskey
What We’re Hearing…

In a meeting this past Sunday, the partners of the firm were discussing some of the key trends we are seeing that are shaping this election.  With 35 days left to go, we thought it would be helpful to share our thoughts about what we are hearing and learning from around the country with GOP […]

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Health Care “Reform” in Western States

With the health care legislation signed by the President yesterday, did Democrats seal their fate in Western states? Prior to the signing, there were already signs of serious trouble for Democrats in Western states. Some key numbers from our March mid-March NBC/Wall Street Journal survey (March 11, 13-14): Fifty-four percent (54%) of voters in the […]

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Independent Voter Heartburn: Health Care Reform

By Bill McInturff and Nicole McCleskey, Partners, Public Opinion Strategies Comparing where we were during the first six months of 2009 to today offers a unique perspective on just how far the Obama Administration has fallen.  During the first six months of 2009, President Obama held a 56% approve/35% disapprove rating.  In contrast, Obama’s job […]

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By Bill McInturff and Nicole McCleskey In short order, seniors have changed their tune on several key political dimensions over the course of the last year.  As a critical political indicator, President Obama’s job approval has shifted from 54% approve/37% disapprove in the first six months of 2009 to 41% approve/57% today. Seniors have taken […]

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Western States Update: GOP Back on Top

By Nicole McCleskey The December NBC/Wall Street Journal survey confirmed a year-long trend of voters moving away from President Obama and The Democratic Party, setting the stage for what promises to be an exciting election year out West. Retirements this week prompted me to once again look at the data out West. While the trends […]

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