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Election 2019: Dems Control Virginia, Win Governor’s Race in Kentucky

Democrats had a banner night yesterday as candidates won back the state House and Senate in Virginia, and picked up the Governor’s seat in Kentucky. Last night’s results show once again that Trump’s politics, and the politics of hate, don’t pay. Overwhelming turnout led to progressive victories, even in places where Trump had specifically taken … Continue reading »

A Year Out from 2020, Don’t Forget About Rural America

In his op-ed for the New York Times, George Goehl, Director of People’s Action, describes the need to and how to connect with often-overlooked voters in rural communities. If progressives don’t, white nationalists will fill that vacuum and use “racism to help make sense of the changing economic conditions and racial demographics.” Organizations like Goehl’s … Continue reading »

Virginia Republicans Revert To Racist, Anti-Immigrant Ads — Again

Virginians will head to the polls this November 5, to decide the fate of the closely contested state legislature. Polling suggests a race leaning in Democrats’ favor and the Republican response has been to turn to the same strategy that failed them in the last two election cycles.         Virginia Republican candidates have once again resorted … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “Democrats Seek to Build on 2018 Gains With Latino Voters”

With just over a year until November 2020, Emily Glazer, Joshua Jamerson, and Jim Carlton, writing for the Wall Street Journal, spotlight Latino voters’ high turnout in 2018 and what it could mean for 2020. As the article notes, Latino turnout in 2018 jumped 96% nationally from the 2014 midterms, compared with a 37% increase … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “Trump backfire: Americans increasingly embrace ‘nation of immigrants’ history and future”

Facing impeachment, Donald Trump’s reelection strategy has become a full on attempt to stop immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers from entering the country. But the ugliness of Trump’s many attacks, policies and plans continue to backfire. The reality is that the more Trump has sought to isolate America, the more Americans welcome a melting pot. … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Ronald Brownstein: “Why race is moving center stage for 2020”

“Trump’s Xenophobia in Office has Democratic Candidates Talking” Since Trump’s 2016 campaign, racism and xenophobia have become the rallying call, attracting white nationalist supporters and summoning the conversation of race to the forefront of the Democratic debates. In his latest piece for CNN, Ronald Brownstein analyzes the increased centrality of racism and related issues for … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Pollster Stan Greenberg on Why Trump’s Xenophobia May Backfire Again in 2020

New Conventional Wisdom Now Aligns with Previous AV Polling & Analysis In a provocative New York Times op-ed, Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg marshals public opinion data and the recent lessons from the 2018 midterms to make the case that the Republican Party is headed toward defeat in 2020. The piece includes a detailed exploration of … Continue reading »

Ahead of Primary Debate, New Data Shows How Latinos Will Shape the 2020 Election

Key Insights Nationally and in Arizona, Nevada and Texas, view the report online here. A recording of today’s call is available here. Ahead of this week’s Democratic presidential debate in Houston at Texas Southern University, experts today provided analysis on new and recent data on Latino voters, both from the results of the 2018 midterms … Continue reading »

How is Trump Going to Win in 2020 on Immigration When Strong Majorities Oppose Him on Immigration?

“Trump may believe he is the chosen one, but these numbers don’t lie.” President Trump clearly believes immigration should be the central issue in his reelection strategy. Stephen Miller clearly concurs. And many pundits seem to agree, believing Trump must have some special insight into the electorate on the issue, given that he won in … Continue reading »