Midterms 2018: Polling and Ads Update

Voters cast their vote in the South Carolina Republican presidential primary at Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church in Lexington, South Carolina, on January 21, 2012. (C. Aluka Berry/The State/TNS)

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 MI-08, KS-02, MN-02 and VA-10.

House Dems Go on Offense: This week, the DCCC launched new ads in 4 districts across the Midwest and West. The Dems went on offense, going after Republican candidates in MN-03, MN-02, NM-02 and KS-02.

University of New Hampshire Survey Center: Granite State poll shows Trump’s approval in New Hampshire mirrors Obama’s on the cusp of the midterm elections.

House Majority PAC: HMP launched a media blitz in 16 districts across the country with new TV ads in AZ-01, CA-10, CO-06, FL-07, FL-18, IL-12, IL-13, MN-02, MN-08, NC-13, NY-19, NY-24, NV-03, TX-32, WA-08 and WI-06. In launching the ads, House Majority PAC Communications Director Jeb Fain said, “From coast to coast, we’re making sure voters know the truth – Congressional Republican candidates aren’t looking out for hardworking families.”

Congressional Leadership Fund: This week, CLF launched ads targeting Democrats in NY-22, ME-02, IA-03 and KS-03.

Polling and Ads

Polling Point of Contention: Despite Stigma, Pre-Election Polls Remain Reliable
Opinion Polls
Polling Point of Contention: Despite Stigma, Pre-Election Polls Remain Reliable
July 21, 2020
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 the general election is meant to... Read More

Gallup Says Six Issues Are Top of Voters' Minds
Opinion Polls
Gallup Says Six Issues Are Top of Voters' Minds
January 15, 2020
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, gun policy, education and the economy.... Read More

Trump, Battered In New Poll, Says 'Love Me Or Hate Me' You Have to Vote For Me
Political News
Trump, Battered In New Poll, Says 'Love Me Or Hate Me' You Have to Vote For Me
August 16, 2019
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." A Fox News survey on Wednesday... 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, also examines opinions on a generic... Read More

Del. Holmes Norton ‘Sees Good News’ In a Poll Finding a Majority Reject DC Statehood
Polling and Ads
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 separate state. It was released to... Read More

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

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