Category: Press Coverage of Our Research

North Carolina voters dump Democratic sheriff who backed ICE deportation program

The winner, an ex-homicide detective who once hosted a true-crime series based on his career, will end Charlotte’s participation in Trump’s effort to go after undocumented immigrants. by Alex Seitz-Wald NBCNews.com WASHINGTON — It wasn’t even close. Voters in North Carolina’s largest county, which includes Charlotte, ousted their sheriff last week in a Democratic primary fought

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Cooperating With Trump on Immigration Takes Political Toll on Sheriffs

There may be no politics more local than a campaign for sheriff, but the charged national issue of immigration has become suddenly salient. The defeat of two prominent sheriffs in North Carolina may set a template for progressive challenges nationwide. BY ALAN GREENBLATT | Governing.com President Trump’s immigration policies are having an effect in unexpected places — namely,

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Legal issues aside, popular March Madness pools grow more sophisticated

by Jeff Barker, Contact Reporter The Baltimore Sun Just as mouse clicks online have mostly replaced photocopied NCAA Tournament brackets filled out by pencil — often with a good eraser at hand — the popular pools themselves may be starting to look antiquated. Like college basketball itself, which often tinkers with its rules, March Madness pools are evolving

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OUT OF THE TRENCHES

Your direct marketing colleagues take a big-picture look at things  BY CHUCK PRUITT AND MARK MELLMAN  Study: Progressive Nonprofits in Strong Position for Fundraising Growth What issues are important to grassroots progressive nonprofit donors? How did the 2016 elections impact their opinions, priorities and commitment to the progressive institutions, candidates and causes they support? How

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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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