The survey research firm of Public Opinion Strategies (POS) polled for winning efforts in 18 campaigns this year.
The firm worked as part of successful campaign teams in (by state in alphabetical order):
- Arizona, where Tucson voters stopped an effort to create a sanctuary city. Also, three bond issues won handily in Scottsdale.
- California, where Megan Dahle won a special election in the First Assembly District. The firm polled for the California Republican Assembly Caucus.
- Indiana, where campaigns for a casino measure in Vigo County, the Duke Bennett for mayor of Terre Haute, the Steve Collier for mayor of Lawrence, and Evansville city council member Ron Beane all won.
- Kentucky, where Phillip Wheeler won a special election to flip an eastern Kentucky State Senate seat to the GOP despite Democrats having a two-to-one party registration advantage in the district.
- Mississippi, where David McRae was elected State Treasurer and received more votes than any other Republican statewide candidate and where the state’s first female Attorney General, Lynn Fitch won. The firm served as pollster to the Republican Attorneys General Association for Fitch’s race.
- New Jersey, where state Assembly Minority Leader John Bramnick was re-elected.
- Ohio, where campaigns for both a renewal tax levy for emergency funding for Cincinnati Public Schools and Issue 22 (eliminating the Cincinnati earnings tax) both passed overwhelmingly.
- Texas, where voters overwhelmingly passed Proposition 6, an amendment to the state Constitution to continue the funding of the state’s ground-breaking Cancer Prevention and Reseach Institute of Texas.
- Virginia, where Siobhan Dunnavant was re-elected in state Senate District 12, a seat the Democrats expected to win. Carrie Coyner won an open seat in HD 62. And, the city of Danville passed a ballot issue allowing pari-mutuel wagering in the city.
There is a possibility the number of winning campaigns could increase to 19, as Chris Stolle is headed for a recount in Virginia HD 83.