Key Factors That Shaped 2018… And A Brief Look Ahead

We have just witnessed a historic and consequential midterm election. Somewhere between 20 to 25 million more people will have voted than in any midterm in our country’s history, the highest percentage of eligible voters participating in over a century. A new high said their vote was to either support or oppose President Trump. There is a new […]

Swinging Suburban Women

For a host of reasons, this was a Year of the Woman in American life.  There was an all-time record 234 women running for Congress, 182 Democratic women and 52 Republican women. There will be 88 new Members in the House of Representatives, 35 of them are women. More women ran and won state legislative […]

The Kavanaugh Nomination: The Highs and Lows

The midterm elections – and the September surprise that upended them – are now in the rearview mirror.  Of course, I’m alluding to the sexual assault allegations lodged against Justice Brett Kavanaugh by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and others. Apart from fiercely dividing the country, this episode had two primary quantifiable repercussions: it cemented the […]

Farm to Fork Initiative Survey Release

The Farm to Fork Initiative presents key findings on farm and food programs by Republican polling firm Public Opinion Strategies. To read the full release, please click here: Farm to Fork Initiative Survey Release Final.

Public Opinion Strategies Election Night Survey – Key Findings

The most positive voter election day mood in more than a decade (42{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} Right Direction), two-thirds (65{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222}) satisfied with the economy and Trump approval at 46{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} all mitigated what could have been a Blue Wave yesterday.  Instead, voters gave the country a split-decision, giving Democrats a narrower than expected margin in the House, while adding […]

Major Polling Stories of the 2018 Cycle

It’s official, it’s a barn burner! The highest interest in a midterm election we have ever seen. Early voters exceed 2016 presidential levels. Please click here to read more from our latest NBC/WSJ survey: Major Polling Stories of the 2018 Cycle

Major Political Trends of the 2018 Cycle

Public Opinion Strategies identified ten major political trends of the 2018 midterm election cycle. To view the memo, please click here: Major Political Trends of the 2018 Cycle

Is it time for my Quarter-Century Crisis?

Last week I turned 27, and have officially survived two years past a quarter century. But I have yet to have a quarter-century crisis, and recent data suggests I’m in the minority. A recent poll of 25-33 year olds found that 75{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222} have experienced such a crisis. The survey also found that the top cause […]

Supremely Partisan: the Kavanaugh Nomination Likely to Confirm Recent Trend

The retirement of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Anthony Kennedy once again puts the Supreme Court back in the headlines during a heated campaign cycle.  And, like the nomination of Neil Gorsuch in 2017, recent survey data surrounding the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh tends to further cement the “new normal” I hypothesized last year […]

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