The WG’s David Winston discusses how Republicans can sell the tax reform plan after passage: The 2017 Republican tax cuts will soon become law, but the debate over the GOP’s economic plan to jump-start a growth economy is just beginning. As often happens with tax cut proposals, it can be a tough sell initially forContinue reading “Roll Call: Tax Cuts by the Numbers”
The Democracy Fund Voter Study Group has released two new reports exploring the views and values motivating the American electorate. As part of the Voter Study Group, the WG’s David Winston used a unique longitudinal dataset of 5,000 voters to explore which issues mattered most in 2016. Read the full report here or take a lookContinue reading “Placing Priority: How Issues Mattered More than Demographics in the 2016 Election”
David Winston’s latest for Roll Call reviews the 2016 election and the importance of voter issue priorities: So what does this analysis show really happened in 2016? Trump won the issues that mattered. In the future, both political parties need to recognize that the electorate has a clear set of priorities. Issues matter — andContinue reading “Roll Call: “Issues Matter in Elections Even More Than You’d Think””
What did voters tell Washington in 2016? They wanted to “rock the boat.” Read through our in-depth 2016 Post Election Analysis to find out how voters defined their choice, and what role deeper concerns over the direction of the country, the economy, and the political system played in that decision.
From our 2014 post-election analysis: As a result of voter unhappiness not only about the economy but moving forward generally, people expect Republicans in Congress to focus their efforts on proposing and passing policies to improve the economy (71%). They didn’t vote for Republicans simply to be a check and balance on President Obama (23%)…Continue reading “What Voters Want”
From our 2014 post-election analysis: As the 2014 campaign unfolded, the economy remained the number one issue. Our post-election survey showed that the top issue overwhelmingly was the economy/jobs, with no other issue coming close. This was true across ideology, party, race, age, gender – virtually any subgroup of the electorate you could define. Continue reading “No Matter What Party, This Was Voters’ #1 Issue in the 2014 Midterms”
In the 2014 midterm elections, what did voters tell Washington? “Fix it.” Read through our in-depth analysis to find out more about what voters want, who comprised the 2014 electorate, and what challenges and opportunities are ahead for both parties. Access the PDF here.