“Three strikes and you’re out” Following Trump’s victory in 2016, some in the political class concluded that his reliance on xenophobia reflected magical powers of insight into the American electorate.  This, in turn, led some pundits to predict that in the 2017 Virginia gubernatorial contest Republican Ed Gillespie’s reliance... Continuar »
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... Continuar »
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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... Continuar »
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... Continuar »
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... Continuar »
Ian Haney López Recommends a Message that Integrates Race and Class In a new op-ed for the New York Times, Ian Haney López, the author of “Merge Left: Fusing Race and Class, Winning Elections and Saving America,” argues that the most effective way to counter Trump’s racism is to... Continuar »
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... Continuar »
“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... Continuar »
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... Continuar »
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... Continuar »