Public Education Update

With students across the country heading back to school, it seems like an appropriate time to update some past posts I’ve written on public education. Earlier this summer, Gallup* released its annual report on confidence in public institutions.  I first examined this data as it relates to public schools back in 2013.  The latest data […]

Public Release of Research: Strengthening HCAHPS Patient Experience Surveying

Last week, Bill McInturff sat down with Chip Kahn of the Federation of American Hospitals to discuss the results of research conducted by Bill and Micah Roberts on recasting and strengthening the HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and System) patient experience survey. The press release from the Federation of American Hospitals on the […]

Impeachment Fever Has Hit House Democrats

Over the last few weeks, more and more Democratic Members of Congress have come out in favor of impeachment hearings. According to the ShareBlue whip count, 55 currently elected Democratic House members, or nearly a quarter (23%) of their caucus, now support moving forward on impeachment. This slightly lags the 30% of Democrats who responded […]

Republicans and the 2020 Election

We wanted to share some important trends we are seeing in regards to 2020 turnout, improving numbers for the Republican party’s image, new work we are doing about political ideology, as well as highlight some of the challenges facing Republican candidates this cycle. We also focus on some elements of President Trump’s strengths and signs […]

Americans See China And Russia As Adversaries Posing Two Different Threats

Americans consider China a far greater economic threat than Russia. By a vast 62-point margin (81%-19%), respondents consider China, rather than Russia, to be a greater economic threat to the United States. There is a little partisan difference; both Republicans (85%-15%) and Democrats (78%-22%) agree that China poses a more serious economic threat than Russia. […]

A New Look At Ideology

Over the last few months in focus groups we have started hearing respondents make important distinctions between candidates they deem “liberal” and those they see as “progressive.”  The latter are described as being “forward-thinking” and “ahead of the curve,” while more traditional liberals often viewed as a thing of the past. As a response to […]

Is social media your friend or a frenemy?

A “frenemy” is a combination of “friend” and “enemy” – a person you are friendly with but ultimately do not like or trust. Looking at the numbers from our NBC/Wall Street Journal poll earlier this year, many Americans may see social media as more of a frenemy than friend. Only 36% have a favorable opinion […]

Trump’s numbers tied for his peak high as impeachment talk looms

Democratic presidential hopeful, Elizabeth Warren, became the first Democratic contender to float impeachment of President Trump in the wake of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s now-finished investigation into Russian election interference.  It remains to be seen just how palatable such proceedings would be to the American public now that the full report has been delivered and […]

Jarrett Lewis Named New Partner at Public Opinion Strategies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: BILL McINTURFF BILL@POS.ORG 703/836-7655 JARRETT LEWIS NAMED NEW PARTNER AT PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES National survey research firm Public Opinion Strategies is pleased to announce the addition of Jarrett Lewis as Partner to the firm’s public affairs and corporate practice. Lewis previously served as Executive Director at The Health Management Academy, a network […]

Watch: Bill McInturff on “Meet the Press”

This past Sunday, Public Opinion Strategies Partner Bill McInturff sat down on “Meet the Press” to discuss the latest polling numbers with Chuck Todd and Fred Yang of Hart Research.  He highlighted some of the key findings from the most recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey, including President Trump’s job approval.  The discussion touched on […]

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