Is Polling Dead? Far From It.

One of the things we hear a lot about in our industry and the media is that it’s hard to find a good poll these days. As you may know, we disagree. And while I don’t want to digress into the often misunderstood differences between media polls, professional campaign polls, and market research survey work, […]

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About Last Week (6/24/2016)

Well, that was an interesting week. Interesting enough for me to bring back this little set of ramblings just to make some obscure observations and bad jokes. So, as I sit outside a Starbucks with the sea breeze in my hair and the smell of salt in my nose (my readers would be jealous if […]

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The Importance of How You Ask Questions 

Are you a conservative or a liberal? Do you believe government is the answer to our nation’s problems or their cause? Notice something about the two questions above. You’ve probably seen them in an online survey. They’re great for generating clicks and getting people riled up, but they’re largely meaningless statistically. As anyone who has […]

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Three Thoughts on the Iowa Polls

So Ted Cruz won.  That was unexpected to a lot of people, included otherwise very good pollsters like Ann Selzer (who conducts the Des Moines Register poll) and Douglas Schwartz (who is the head of the Quinnipiac poll). The cat is pretty much out of the bag now though that it wasn’t unexpected to us […]

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About Last Week…

Hello there, imaginary readers, it’s me again.So our marketing director (hi Sara!) wants more blog content.  And perhaps foolishly, she even offered to edit and post these Friday ramblings if I promise to write them. I think she’s making a mistake, but here it goes.Another busy week in politics as we’ve now officially hit the […]

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Is Student Loan Forgiveness Encouraging Educated Deadbeats?

Catch up online if you missed this spot on Fox & Friends earlier this week. Forgiving Graduate student debt is encouraging highly educated deadbeats. Student debt forgiveness is among the fastest growing entitlements in play right now. Income based repayments program has doubled under president Obama in the past 2 years. Student Loan debt forgiveness happens […]

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Top 10 Most Unfortunate Named Candidates

In recognition of the 15-year-old North Carolina sophomore “Deez Nuts” the teen presidential candidate, we decided to step away from research to take a look back at other political candidate names that inspired a chuckle.   1) Young Boozer  |  The 39th State Treasurer of Alabama.   2) Janelle A. Lawless  |  Former chief judge of […]

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Deez Nuts- a Methodological Artifact

This is an excerpt from the Bend Bulletin Article published August 23rd by Ben Brody.  Click here read the complete article. Historically, a handful of people have also embraced joke and protest candidates even at the moment that they went into the ballot box, said Bryon Allen, a partner in WPA Opinion Research, a political data company. […]

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Are Minimum Wage Hikes Backfiring?

Check out Lisa Marie Boothe on Team Cavuto, Fox News on August 17th. “Liberals are putting low skilled workers in a dangerous position with these Fight for 15 campaigns. The reality is – when cash goes into one pocket, it comes out of another.  So what you’re doing is forcing these businesses to either pass the […]

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Guns: The Liberal Soapbox vs. Reality

Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. suffered an unimaginable tragedy on Wednesday, June 17th. According to police shots were fired during a Bible study meeting by 21-year-old suspect Dylann Roof, killing nine people. America is mourning for the innocent lives lost, their families, and friends. It is a time for everyone to reflect. […]

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