Monday Morning Polls

It’s always fun to wake up on a Monday morning to new polling data.  It’s less fun to wake up to data that purports to be objective polling and yet misses that mark by a good bit. This morning ABC News/Washington Post reported a new poll on King v. Burwell under the screaming headline, “Public […]

 

Keep end-of-August start day for schools

Keep end-of-August start day for schools Robert Scott, For the Express-News | May 14, 2015 A surprising number of bills has been filed in the Texas Legislature to change the school start date, currently the fourth Monday in August. When I served as the state’s commissioner of education, my job was to analyze education policy […]

 

It’s Complicated: Millennials and the GOP

It’s the question President Obama’s campaign answered correctly, and arguably one of the most important lessons Republicans can learn from. After all, according to an analysis from the post-presidential election of 2012: “Mitt Romney would have cruised to the White House had he managed to split the youth vote with Barack Obama.” Since I am […]

 

Political Update | May 6th

As part of our continuing effort to keep our clients and friends up-to-date on the political environment as we head toward the 2016 Election, we distribute a political update every few weeks. This week we are sharing some insight on Direction of the Country Obama Job Approval Hillary Clinton’s Favorability National Unemployment Obama Approval on the […]

 

American voters to the Supreme Court: Let states decide on same-sex marriage

On Tuesday April 29th the Supreme Court began hearing oral arguments on the very controversial case of same-sex marriage. The Court will hear arguments surrounding two separate questions: first if same-sex marriages are Constitutional under the 14th Amendment. The second will address whether states banning gay marriage are required to recognize lawful same-sex marriage from […]

 

New Poll Shows Plurality Of Americans Support Religious Freedom

A new poll released by WPA Opinion Research on behalf of the Family Research Councill shows that the vast majority of Americans support religious liberty in the workplace. Last week saw Governor Mike Pence (R-IN) signing Indiana’s “Religious Freedom Restoration Act,” infuriating liberals zealots whom alleged his legislation encouraged discrimination against gays. It’s safe to assume these […]

 

Exclusive: Poll shows voter support for gas tax

Exclusive: Poll shows voter support for gas tax 16 February 2015 Aaron Gould Sheinin A majority of Georgia voters would support paying higher gas taxes to fund transportation improvements, a new poll released Monday shows. The poll, conducted for the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, shows strong support among Georgians for lawmakers to boost funding for […]

 

New WPA Study: African-Americans and religious top donors plan to increase their giving in 2015

African-Americans and the religious top the list of donors who say they plan to increase their giving in 2015 10 February 2015 Angie Chui It is better to give than to receive, so the saying goes. Based on the results of a 2015 Dunham+Company Study, many African-Americans will gladly give more to charity this year, […]

 

Big Data Remakes Texas Campaign Ad Spend

By Carl Lindemann TVNewsCheck, January 28, 2015 5:43 AM EST Republican Texas gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott’s team assembled a winning strategy featuring an integrated media marketing machine that included more for digital, less for TV. This story first appeared in TVNewsCheck’s Executive Outlook winter edition. When Republican Greg Abbott took to the stage last November to claim his resounding […]

 

Obama redefining the electorate

As we’ve been saying since 2008, President Obama is reediting the electorate in a myriad of ways. As this recent data from Gallup shows, clear movement can be seen with Jewish Americans. The outright hostility of Obama foreign policy toward Israel is having a distinct impact as Democrat affiliation among American jews is down ten […]

 

2014 Election Interview

WPA CEO Chris Wilson sat down with Michael Carnuccio of Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs for his Sunday TV show.  Following are the notes from their conversation: Polls showed voters favored Republican control of Congress by a single percentage point. How did this actually play out on Tuesday?   Obviously it played out a lot better […]

 

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