Looking at ideology by party over the last thirty years

Members of the news media have been saying in recent years that American politics is becoming more polarized, with Democrats moving further to the left and Republicans further to the right than they have ever been. Our years of experience conducting the NBC/Wall Street Journal poll along with Hart Research can help quantify this relationship […]

Who’s watching? A look at the demographics of cable news channel watchers

Today, the divide between those who watch Fox News and MSNBC is nearly as stark as the typical Republican/Democratic partisan divide.  Fox News watchers give President Trump a 64% approve-34% disapprove rating, while MSNBC viewers disapprove at a rate of 21% approve-78% disapprove.  However, there are some parallels in some key demographics of the audiences […]

In NBC/WSJ Data, President Trump Has Solid Standing in Key Trump Counties

Starting in 2017, the NBC/WSJ poll has tracked two types of key Trump Counties in competitive states: Trump Surge and Trump Flip. The Trump Surge counties are those where Trump outperformed Mitt Romney’s 2012 net vote percentage by 20% or more. And, the Trump Flip counties are the counties that flipped from voting for Barack […]

Record 2018 turnout is powered by an “easy” voting experience

The 2018 midterm election had the highest voter turnout since 1914, the last year midterm turnout broke 50%, and was way above the average of 40.3% over the last 50 years (1914 turnout was 50.1%, and 2018 was 50.3%). According to a Pew Research Center survey conducted in November 2018 (http://www.people-press.org/2018/12/17/most-voters-have-positive-views-of-their-midterm-voting-experiences/) 92% of midterm voters […]

George Nassar Named New Partner at Public Opinion Strategies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: 703/836-7655 GEORGE NASSAR NAMED NEW PARTNER AT PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES The political and public affairs survey research firm of Public Opinion Strategies is pleased to announce the promotion of Vice President George Nassar to Partner. Since joining the firm in 2017, Nassar has polled on behalf of the California state Senate […]

A Year-to-Year Look At President Trump’s Approval Rating

As a pollster, there are multiple positive reasons to enjoy having monthly national surveys.  The two primary reasons are the ability to look at data over time, and also to merge data into huge cell sizes. My partner, Bill McInturff has served as the Republican half of the bi-partisan NBC/Wall Street Journal surveys since 2004, […]

Key Findings from the NBC-WSJ December 2018 Poll

The latest NBC News and The Wall Street Journal poll was conducted December 9-12, 2018. Please click the links below to see the key findings and charts associated with each of these issue areas covered across the poll. 2018 & 2020 Election Measures Policy Expectations 2018 in Review & Economic Outlook Party Feeling Thermometers Additional […]

Following the 2018 election, 60% of Democrat voters say U.S. political and economic systems are stacked against people like them

Following the 2018 mid-term election, American voters are equally divided about how they view the U.S. political and economic systems. Roughly half of voters (49{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222}) agree these systems are stacked against people like them and a roughly equal share, 46{09f965da52dc6ab4c1643a77bd40d1f729d807040cd8db540234bb981a782222}, disagree with that assertion. Having half or more Americans agree with the idea that these […]

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 […]

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