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Polling Point of Contention: Despite Stigma, Pre-Election Polls Remain Reliable
Opinion Polls
Polling Point of Contention: Despite Stigma, Pre-Election Polls Remain Reliable
2020-07-21 17:37:00
by Reece Nations

Since Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Electoral College defeat, public sentiment towards presidential polling numbers often centers around skepticism. Although many were blindsided by that year’s election results, exit polling data tracked closely with popular vote results. Presidential polling leading up to... Read More

Gallup Says Six Issues Are Top of Voters' Minds
Opinion Polls
Gallup Says Six Issues Are Top of Voters' Minds
2020-01-15 16:35:14
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - When presented with a list of 16 issues, at least 30% of adults rated five as being "extremely important" to determining how they will vote in 2020, the Gallup organization said Tuesday. The issues were healthcare, national security,... Read More

Trump, Battered In New Poll, Says 'Love Me Or Hate Me' You Have to Vote For Me
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Trump, Battered In New Poll, Says 'Love Me Or Hate Me' You Have to Vote For Me
2019-08-16 19:06:06
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - With polls suggesting his disapproval rating is near an all-time high, President Donald Trump told attendees at a boisterous New Hampshire campaign rally Thursday night they had to vote for him "whether you love me or hate me."... Read More

Democrats Favor Building on ACA Over ‘Medicare for All’
In The News
Democrats Favor Building on ACA Over ‘Medicare for All’

WASHINGTON — Most Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents would prefer to expand the Affordable Care Act rather than replace it with a “Medicare for All” plan, according to a new tracking poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation. The poll, released Tuesday,... Read More

Del. Holmes Norton ‘Sees Good News’ In a Poll Finding a Majority Reject DC Statehood
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Del. Holmes Norton ‘Sees Good News’ In a Poll Finding a Majority Reject DC Statehood

WASHINGTON — Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton “sees good news” in a new Gallup poll that found a majority of Americans reject D.C. statehood. The Gallup poll, conducted in June and released Monday, found 64% of Americans oppose making Washington a... Read More

NBC, Fox News and Facebook Stop Running Trump's Anti-Immigrant Campaign Ad
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NBC, Fox News and Facebook Stop Running Trump's Anti-Immigrant Campaign Ad

NBCUniversal said Monday that it is pulling President Donald Trump’s controversial anti-immigrant campaign advertisement, hours after the spot ran prominently during “Sunday Night Football.” Fox News said it decided to... Read More

New Peterson Foundation Poll Finds Voters’ Concern for National Debt Is a “Significant Factor” Heading Into Midterm Election
Spotlight
New Peterson Foundation Poll Finds Voters’ Concern for National Debt Is a “Significant Factor” Heading Into Midterm Election
2018-11-02 11:18:05
by TWN Staff

A new poll released by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation finds the national debt is a driving factor for a majority of Americans. According to the poll, conducted by the bipartisan team of polling firms, Global Strategy Group and North... Read More

Veteran Featured in GOP Congressman’s Midterm Election Ad Posted Racist Rants and Violent Threats on Facebook
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Veteran Featured in GOP Congressman’s Midterm Election Ad Posted Racist Rants and Violent Threats on Facebook

On the home page of his campaign website, Rep. Steve Knight has posted a television ad showing a veteran praising the California Republican congressman for helping him get a lung transplant. It turns out that veteran, David... Read More

Midterms 2018: Polling Recap October 28-31
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Midterms 2018: Polling Recap October 28-31
2018-10-31 01:27:16
by TWN Staff

NATIONAL President Trump Job Approval: Approve 48, Disapprove 51 (Rasmussen Reports,10/30) Approve 40, Disapprove 54 (Gallup, 10/29) Direction of Country: Right Direction 43, Wrong Track 53 (Rasmussen Reports, 10/29) SENATE Arizona Senate:  Sinema (D) 50, McSally (R) 44 (NBC News/Marist,... Read More

New Poll Finds Voters Deeply Frustrated by Health Costs, Transparency
Health
New Poll Finds Voters Deeply Frustrated by Health Costs, Transparency
2018-10-30 22:48:38
by TWN Staff

In the final stretch before Election Day, a new survey by Ipsos and Consumers for Quality Care (CQC) found that voters are deeply frustrated by unpredictable costs and the lack of transparency in health care. Health care consistently factors into... Read More

Midterms 2018: Polling and Ads Update - October 26
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Midterms 2018: Polling and Ads Update - October 26
2018-10-26 21:44:11
by TWN Staff

The Republican Governors Association released a new TV ad in the Ohio governor's race on Thursday criticizing Democrat Richard Condray's record. NEW POLL: New York Times and Siena College released a poll on Wednesday... Read More

Midterms 2018: Polling and Ads Update
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Midterms 2018: Polling and Ads Update

House Republicans Running Against Pelosi: Republicans are playing hardball. This week, the NRCC released ads attacking Democratic candidates in 4 additional districts across the country, including... Read More

Campaign Ad: Scott Peters for Congress - “Looking Out for Us” [CA-52]
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Campaign Ad: Scott Peters for Congress - “Looking Out for Us” [CA-52]

This week, the Scott Peters for Congress campaign released their second ad of 2018: “Looking Out for Us.” The ad features San Diego resident and Navy Veteran Kevin Inman, who uses the Housing and Urban... Read More

Campaign Ad: Joe Donnelly for Indiana -
2018 Midterms
Campaign Ad: Joe Donnelly for Indiana - "Axe" [IN (Senate)]

Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly's campaign released a new TV ad, “Axe,” which discusses how Joe splits with his party when it’s right for Hoosiers. Variations of the ad will run across the state in rotation with previous campaign ads. Read More

Campaign Ad: Rep. Brad Schneider -
2018 Midterms
Campaign Ad: Rep. Brad Schneider - "Bygone Era" [IL-10]

Rep. Brad Schneider's (IL-10) campaign released their second TV ad this week highlighting his work reaching across the aisle to make progress on health care and get dark money out of politics. Watch Rep. Schneider's first TV ad, "Always There."

Campaign Ad: Chris Hunter for Congress Campaign -
2018 Midterms
Campaign Ad: Chris Hunter for Congress Campaign - "Sold Out" [FL-12]
2018-10-19 19:19:32
by TWN Staff

The Chris Hunter for Congress Campaign released “Sold Out.” The television ad is running in Florida’s 12th congressional district. Hunter, a former Justice Department prosecutor and FBI agent, is challenging incumbent Gus Bilirakis. Read More

Campaign Ad: EDF Action TV -
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Campaign Ad: EDF Action TV - "Cost" [NJ-03]

This week EDF Action launched a new television ad, “Cost,” targeting Congressman Tom MacArthur in New Jersey’s 3rd Congressional District. The ad is part of a previously announced $1 million joint effort by LCV Victory Fund, EDF Action, Environment America ... Read More

Polling and Ads
Yet Another Poll Says Missouri Senate Race is Tight. A Look Inside the Numbers Shows Why

Yet another independent poll shows Missouri’s U.S. Senate race very close, but its underlying results on questions about issues and intensity reveal much more about the state of one of the nation’s most-watched... Read More

New Poll Shows Democrat Shalala Trailing GOP Opponent in a District Trump Lost Badly
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New Poll Shows Democrat Shalala Trailing GOP Opponent in a District Trump Lost Badly

Donna Shalala may be in trouble. Shalala, a Democrat running in a Florida district that President Donald Trump lost by nearly 20 percentage points in 2016, is trailing Republican TV journalist Maria Elvira Salazar by 2... Read More

Poll: Abrams and Kemp in Tight Race in Georgia; Trump’s Approval Up
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Poll: Abrams and Kemp in Tight Race in Georgia; Trump’s Approval Up

Republican Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams remain locked in a tight race for Georgia governor less than a month before the election, according to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution/WSB-TV poll that showed an... Read More

In The News
The Dirty Side of the Storm: Attack Ads Fly as Hurricane Michael Strikes

Before Hurricane Michael’s 155-mile-per-hour winds blasted the Florida Panhandle Wednesday afternoon and eventually knocked out the power to thousands of households, scores of voters watching TV for news of the... Read More

Rep. Stephanie Murphy Fights for Veterans' Disability Benefits
Spotlight
Rep. Stephanie Murphy Fights for Veterans' Disability Benefits
2018-10-09 22:28:09
by TWN Staff

Throughout her first term in Congress, Florida Representative Stephanie Murphy has been quietly working to secure disability benefits owed to veterans and their families. Murphy's office says they have handled 1,200... Read More

Polling and Ads
Florida Governor’s Race Poll Shows Gillum, DeSantis in Dead Heat

A new poll shows a much tighter race for Florida’s governor. A survey by Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy, Inc. of Jacksonville released Tuesday shows Democrat Andrew Gillum with 45 percent to Republican Ron DeSantis’... Read More

House Majority PAC Releases Two New Ads in Key VA House Races
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House Majority PAC Releases Two New Ads in Key VA House Races
2018-10-03 09:21:15
by TWN Staff

On Tuesday House Majority PAC, the Democratic super PAC focused on helping Democrats win seats in the House, announced the release of two new ads in key House races in Virginia. The ads are currently running in... Read More

Campaign Ad: House Majority PAC -
2018 Midterms
Campaign Ad: House Majority PAC - "Thinking" [VA-07]

“Thinking” began running on broadcast and cable on Tuesday in the Richmond media market and cable in the D.C. media market with a buy of approximately $308,000 behind it. This brings HMP’s total buy in VA-07 to... Read More

Campaign Ad: House Majority PAC -
2018 Midterms
Campaign Ad: House Majority PAC - "Making It Worse" [VA-02]

“Making it Worse” is the second ad running as part of an approximately $418,000 total buy on broadcast in the Norfolk media market where Democrat Elaine Luria is running against Republican Representative Scott Taylor. Read More

Campaign Ad: Xochitl Torres Small -
Polling and Ads
Campaign Ad: Xochitl Torres Small - "Too Common"
2018-09-29 00:48:01
by TWN Staff

“It’s a story all too common in rural New Mexico up at dawn, in the car, and on the road. Sometimes for hundreds of miles, all for a routine medical visit. I am Xochitl Torres Small, I am running ... Read More

Poll: With Growing Support From Women, Democrats Poised for Major Gains in Midterm
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Poll: With Growing Support From Women, Democrats Poised for Major Gains in Midterm

Boosted by growing support among suburban women and widespread antipathy toward President Donald Trump, Democrats approach the midterm election poised to make major gains nationwide, a new University of Southern California Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll shows. Read More

A New Poll Released in Key CA Congressional Districts Shows Overwhelming Support  for Environmental Issues Across Party Lines
2018 Midterms
A New Poll Released in Key CA Congressional Districts Shows Overwhelming Support for Environmental Issues Across Party Lines
2018-09-22 02:00:42
by TWN Staff

The environment is shaping up to be a key issue in California battleground congressional districts this election, according to a new poll released from the CA League of Conservation Voters. Read More

Internal GOP Poll: ‘We’ve Lost the Messaging Battle’ on Tax Cuts
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Internal GOP Poll: ‘We’ve Lost the Messaging Battle’ on Tax Cuts

A survey commissioned by the Republican National Committee has led the party to a glum conclusion regarding President Donald Trump’s signature legislative achievement: Voters overwhelmingly believe his tax overhaul helps the wealthy instead of average Americans. Read More

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