Category: Press Coverage of Our Research

MGM poll highlights jobs

By Brian Lockhart, ctpost BRIDGEPORT — A majority of city residents back MGM’s proposal to build a $675 million waterfront casino in town, believing the company’s pitch that it will create 7,779 job — many filled by locals. That is according to the Washington D.C.-based Mellman group, hired to conduct a poll for MGM that

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New survey reveals support levels for proposed Bridgeport casino

By Jacquie Slater, WTNH Reporter BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) — A new survey conducted by a group for MGM Resorts International has revealed support for a proposed casino in Bridgeport. The survey, conducted by The Mellman Group, asked 500 registered voters in the city of Bridgeport a number of questions regarding the casino. Related Content: Capitol Report: Connecticut’s casino battle The survey found

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Americans Are Sick Of The ‘Tough On Crime’ Era

An overwhelming number of voters want to reform the federal justice system, a new poll finds. Matt Ferner National Reporter, The Huffington Post For decades, politicians have been celebrated — sometimes even rewarded — for spouting “tough on crime” rhetoric and supporting laws that have inflated the nation’s inmate population and made the U.S. the world’s leading jailer.

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Survey: Americans want ability to legally wager in the Super Bowl

Howard Stutz, Las Vegas Review-Journal Super Bowl 50 viewers not only want to watch the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos this weekend, they want the opportunity to wager on the game as well. The American Gaming Association said Wednesday that 80 percent of those planning to watch the game want to see the country’s current

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The kingmaker’s kingmaker

Raphael Ahren, The Times of Israel – How did Yesh Atid become the biggest success of the elections? A dedicated candidate, a resonant message, and relentless hard work, says its American-Jewish adviser, Mark Mellman Last Hanukkah, veteran American-Jewish political consultant Mark Mellman spent an evening at the home of Yair Lapid. Mellman, who played a

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Secret of Lapid’s success: Mark Mellman

Chemi Shalev, Haaretz – Mark Mellman, the U.S. political consultant with deep ties to Israel, tells Haaretz that Lapid is ‘sweet and smart’ and very easy to work with. Politically speaking, he adds, Israel is not as unique as it likes to think.   From the moment they were introduced, political strategist Mark Mellman knew

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Playing a ground game: Explaining Lapid’s success

Sam Sokol, The Jerusalem Post – Former journalist Yair Lapid’s meteoric rise can be attributed to his focus on the middle class, says pollster Mark Mellman. Former journalist Yair Lapid’s meteoric rise can be attributed to his focus on the middle class, says pollster Mark Mellman. Mellman is president and CEO of the Mellman Group,

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Not Your Grandmother’s Presidential Debate

From web polling to Xbox streaming to Big Data analytics, interactive politics has come of age Cecilia Tom and David Feinleib, Forbes It’s 2012.  What can be more social and mobile and interactive than to head out to a bar where comedy and drinking games are promised to help you shed your normal partisan cloak and get all rowdy over the

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Jewish voters remain overwhelmingly Democrats, study shows

David Lauter, Los Angeles Times – July 11, 2012 Despite speculation every four years that American Jews are on the verge of dropping their allegiance to the Democratic Party, the Jewish population has grown more Democratic and liberal than it was throughout the 1980s and into the 1990s, according to a new, long-term study of

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