Why The Elephants Are Dancing: Understanding the November 2014 Election
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Public Opinion Strategies’ Election Night Poll shows the 2014 election was defined by major dissatisfaction about the direction of the country, the economy, and President Obama: On Election Day, roughly two-thirds (65{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222}) of voters said the country is headed off on the wrong track. The weekend before the election 64{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} of voters said they were […]

Five weeks ago, the Democrats had a 1.2{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} edge on the generic congressional vote (40.0{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} GOP/41.2{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} DEM). Today, a few weeks later, Republicans have moved to a 4.0{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} edge (46.5{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} GOP/42.5{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} DEM), a net 5.2{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} movement in a month! Here are the week by week track averages as reported in Real Clear Politics: First, let’s […]

The other day, I found myself watching the 2000 Vice Presidential debate between Dick Cheney and Joe Lieberman on YouTube. At one point, Lieberman laid out the highlights of the Democratic ticket’s proposed tax reform, which included a number of specific credits and changes he said would help the middle class and spur growth. Though […]

For those who need reason for why Independents are leaning toward Republican candidates in this year’s election, look no further than the latest NBC-WSJ survey conducted July 30 – August 3, 2014 by Public Opinion Strategies and Hart Research Associates. The latest NBC-WSJ survey findings powerfully quantify just how crushing the Obama economy has been […]

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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