In the News: The ideas and arguments that will define the next 12 months

“This is an issue that has legs,” said Robert Blizzard about the issue of education and its importance in the 2022 elections, especially those for governor, state legislature, and school board. Read more about the rising importance of education and other top issues for 2022 here.

In the News: G.O.P. Fights Covid Mandates, Then Blame Biden as Cases Rise

“McCarthy’s first hit on Biden is a competence hit – that he sold himself to voters as the guy who can make a difference in the fight against Covid, yet more Americans are dying,” said Neil Newhouse, a Republican pollster who has surveyed voters on the issue. Read more about growing Covid concerns across the […]

In the News: Inflation spikes lead to rising voter concerns. Will Biden be blamed?

“If inflation continues to rise, I think it’s very problematic for Democrats. It’s something we haven’t seen in 40 years,” said Glen Bolger, a veteran Republican pollster. “The longer this goes on, the more it impacts the economy and the mood of voters. Voters are nervous.” Read more about the current impact of inflation on […]

In the News: National Survey Shows Voters Support Paid Leave By Building On Existing System, Not Through A New Government-Run Program

Americans across the political spectrum want paid leave to be accomplished by building on and expanding existing employer-based paid leave benefits. At least three out of four voters support paid leave policy approaches that focus on: creating a paid leave program via a partnership between government and private plans for employees working in small businesses […]

Public Opinion Strategies releases results from a new national survey

Public Opinion Strategies is releasing results from a new national survey.  The results spell trouble for President Biden, and also indicate that Afghanistan is a big challenge for him with the American public.  The press release is attached, and below are a couple of quotes and notes on methodology.  Also attached please find a chart […]

In the News: Majority of Tennesseans believe public education is on the wrong track

As the new school year begins, Tennesseans are concerned about the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the youngest learners. The majority — more than 79% — are especially worried that too many schoolchildren fell behind in math and reading due to school closures and disruptions, according to new poll results released by Public […]

In the News: GOP rift widens amid growing hostility to Afghan refugees

“There’s just a sense that we are less safe as a country as a result of this,” said Neil Newhouse, a veteran Republican pollster. The rhetoric reflects “a general, overall increase” in concern in the country over the risk of terrorist threats after Afghanistan’s fall to the Taliban — not just in the short term […]

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