Political Polarization and Ideological Silos

Last month, I reviewed Pew’s report entitled Political Polarization in the American Public and showed how it tracked with the growing polarization in Congress (https://pos.org/2014/06/polarization-showing-no-signs-of-narrowing/). Over the last decade, the number of consistent conservative and liberal Americans has nearly doubled – this blog post looks at how these Americans are isolating themselves in areas where […]

In April, we wrote about the challenges of building constituencies of young voters due to the multiple platforms vying for their attention. In this post, we continue to look at how young people are spending their time on various media and the importance of reaching them now and on their terms. As we have noted […]

The below chart from the firm of Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti has been featured on this blog numerous times over the past several years. The latest version shows the polarization that exists in the U.S. Congress has continued to grow. A recent Pew study, based on interviews with over 10,000 adults nationwide, (http://www.people-press.org/2014/06/12/political-polarization-in-the-american-public/) shows this growth […]

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. […]

A recent Gallup poll of adults in the United States focused on the ways Americans connect digitally with political campaigns (http://tinyurl.com/kxl6nry).  Gallup found that while Democrats are more likely to receive communication from a campaign digitally, Republicans are more politically active on social media sites.  Republican campaigns should not discount reaching their voters digitally – […]

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