Trump’s First State of the Union: How Will it Affect the State of Play?
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Tomorrow night, President Trump will deliver his first State of the Union (SOTU) address to Congress and the American people.  With Trump’s approval rating currently clocking in at 36{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} approve/59{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} disapprove according to Gallup, one might naturally assume that the SOTU offers the perfect opportunity for Trump to hit the reset button and attempt to […]

If you have ever felt stressed about what to order on a first date, do not fear; there is survey data to guide you. Or you need to make sure you are dining with someone in the 30{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} of adults who believes a person should order whatever they want on a first date, nothing is […]

This past May, I wrote a piece positing that the generic Congressional vote averages from surveys taken roughly until Memorial Day of the year preceding an election are not reliable indicators of a party’s performance in that election.  Seven months later – and now less than 11 months from Election Day – I thought it […]

M E M O R A N D U M TO: INTERESTED PARTIES FROM: THE POLITICAL TEAM RE: SURVIVING THE 2018 ELECTION DATE: NOVEMBER 9, 2017 Introduction The 2018 election will be the first mid-term election with a Republican in the White House since 2006, which was a grim year for Republican candidates.  That year, […]

Perhaps one of the more concerning aspects of the 2017 election in Virginia is the clear signal it sends about GOP troubles in the ‘burbs – urban suburbs to be more precise.  It was not just in Northern Virginia that Republican candidates experienced a suburban rejection, but also in the urban suburbs surrounding Richmond. The […]

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