Roll Call: Beating up on Manchin and Sinema won’t fix the Biden agenda

In today’s Roll Call, the Winston Group’s David Winston argues that progressives are ignoring political realities in their attempt to push through the reconciliation bill. Rather than take the political temperature down a notch, Biden’s shrill performance Monday was designed to appease an increasingly demanding progressive wing that believes it’s operating under a mandate forContinue reading “Roll Call: Beating up on Manchin and Sinema won’t fix the Biden agenda”

Roll Call: Odd couple Sanders and Manchin are 630 centuries apart

The Winston Group’s David Winston writes in today’s Roll Call about the divisions between moderate and liberal Democrats and the latest on the $3.5 trillion Build Back Better reconciliation bill. Washington has perhaps never seen two members of the same party further apart in their economic beliefs and priorities. Yet Sanders and Manchin are tiedContinue reading “Roll Call: Odd couple Sanders and Manchin are 630 centuries apart”

Taxing Capital Gains is Something Voters Get

By David Winston and Myra Miller As we have raised before, the electorate has significant concerns about raising taxes in this fragile economic environment, particularly any tax increase that could impact small business. Voters believe that we need to do everything we can to help businesses get back on their feet so they can getContinue reading “Taxing Capital Gains is Something Voters Get”

Roll Call: “GOP has to make 2022 about policy, not personality”

The Winston Group’s David Winston writes in today’s Roll Call about some of the takeaways from the California recall result and what they mean for Republicans looking ahead to the 2022 midterms. Hispanic voters in California went from favoring Biden over Trump by 52 points last fall (75 percent to 23 percent) to opposing theContinue reading “Roll Call: “GOP has to make 2022 about policy, not personality””

Roll Call: “Biden’s dug a hole for himself, but he keeps digging”

In an opinion column for Roll Call this week, The Winston Group’s David Winston checks in on President Biden’s job approval numbers and the concerning trends among independents in the context of the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion spending package. What should be even more concerning for Biden and his party is his decline with independents, aContinue reading “Roll Call: “Biden’s dug a hole for himself, but he keeps digging””

Opportunities for Republicans with Hispanic Voters

A  recent New York Magazine interview with Democratic pollster David Shor provided insights on how Democrats see challenges and opportunities for the 2022 midterm elections. One of the groups discussed in the interview is Hispanics, a group with which Republicans improved in the last election, taking Democrats by surprise. Based on the interview, Democrats seemContinue reading “Opportunities for Republicans with Hispanic Voters”

Roll Call: Biden’s summer of joy turns into frustration

In this week’s Roll Call, The Winston Group’s David Winston reassesses voters’ outlook on the pandemic, and their satisfaction with how President Biden and his administration have been handling the situation. People are tired of COVID-19, of one confusing message after another from what seems to be a reeling federal response. They are tired ofContinue reading “Roll Call: Biden’s summer of joy turns into frustration”

Roll Call: “Biden’s infrastructure choice: Progressives or bipartisanship?”

The Winston Group’s David Winston writes in today’s Roll Call about the recent developments in the infrastructure agreements, and what voters are looking for when it comes to infrastructure legislation. The White House and congressional Democrats thought they could bring voters along by simply calling social spending programs they’ve wanted for years “infrastructure” on theContinue reading “Roll Call: “Biden’s infrastructure choice: Progressives or bipartisanship?””

Roll Call: “As Democrats go hard left, Hispanics head to the center”

In yesterday’s Roll Call, the Winston Group’s David Winston wrote about Hispanic voters and Democrats’ mistake in 2020 in assuming this group was a monolithic voting bloc and in sync with their priorities. Hispanic voters, he writes, will be in play for both parties next year. What is becoming more and more evident is thatContinue reading “Roll Call: “As Democrats go hard left, Hispanics head to the center””