In the News: Poll of area adults shows high level of regard for VCU

The poll of 601 adults in Richmond, Henrico, and Chesterfield counties that was conducted by Public Opinion Strategies and FrederickPolls shows that respondents ranked VCU first among six major employers in the Richmond area for economic impact, with 31% of those polled saying VCU has the most significant economic impact. Read more about how VCU […]

In the News: The 80-Million-Vote Man Has a Very Fragile Coalition

Neil Newhouse, a partner in the Republican polling firm Public Opinion Strategies, provided data to The Times showing that in 1980, Republicans won 76 of the 100 counties with the largest share of college degrees. In 2020, Democrats won 84 of these high education counties. Read more here about how the Democrats are gaining higher […]

UMMS Survey Reveals While A Majority of Marylanders Plan To Get COVID-19 Vaccine, Many Not Changing Thanksgiving Plans Due To Pandemic

Public Opinion Strategies conducted a regional online survey in Maryland among 525 adults ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday to see whether the coronavirus was having any impact on people’s in-person holiday plans.  More than four in ten (44%) residents interviewed said they were not canceling their in-person Thanksgiving or other holiday plans because of the […]

Key Findings: Public Opinion Strategies 2020 Record

Our firm was involved in winning statewide campaigns in eleven states. We polled for at least seven new Members of Congress and helped flip at least four seats to the GOP. Our firm now polls for approximately one-quarter of the House GOP caucus. This year, we polled for winning legislative campaigns in twelve states: Arizona, […]

Key Findings: Ticket splitting

While there are numerous examples of ticket-splitting between Presidential preference and Congressional preference, our election night poll shows that fully 91% of voters voted a straight ticket. Click here to learn more about the highest percentage of straight-ticket voting in 20 years.

Key Findings: Suburban Women

Women wrestled with this decision – waiting longer to make up their minds – with a high number keeping their vote a secret. It came down to the economy and the virus with suburban women prioritizing each equally. Click here to learn more about the suburban woman.

Key Findings: “Shy Trump Voters”

Unlike Bigfoot, “Shy Trump Voters” exist, and they tend to be female, higher educated, suburban and married. Click here for the full slide deck on “Shy Trump Voters.”

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