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”

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”

What Voters Want

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”

No Matter What Party, This Was Voters’ #1 Issue in the 2014 Midterms

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”

“Put out the fire!” – An analysis of the 2010 midterm elections

(Note: This analysis is based on a combination of the media Exit Poll and a New Models Post-Election survey conducted election night of 1,000 people who said they had voted.) Download the PDF Version President Obama’s strategy for the 2010 election was to increase the Democratic base turnout. He was successful as base voter groupsContinue reading ““Put out the fire!” – An analysis of the 2010 midterm elections”