Category: Press Coverage of Our Research

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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Is the Jewish vote really up for grabs?

Charles Mahtesian, Politico – Do Republicans really have a shot at winning a sizable share of the Jewish vote in November? From the beginning of the GOP presidential primary season to Mitt Romney’s upcoming visit to Israel, Republicans have acted that way, convinced that unease over Obama’s policy toward Israel presents a unique opportunity to

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MindMellman

By Mark Halperin, Time.com – Smart Democratic pollster and strategist Mark Mellman is able to look at data without debilitating partisan blinders. So read his fascinating breakdown of some recent Pew research that suggests that the polarized attitudes of the American people have in some cases been shaped by the moves and views of their

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Spotlight on (Sea)Food Safety and Transparency

Malcolm Wittenberg, Huffington Post – As a company that promotes the consumption of clean, safe seafood as part of a healthy diet, it’s our belief that consumers have the right to know what’s in the food they’re eating — this belief represents one of the core values of Safe Harbor and one of the overarching

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Senate Democrats accuse Case of releasing dishonest poll

Aaron Blake, The Washington Post – The national Democratic Party is issuing a rare reprimand of one of its Senate candidates, speaking out against a poll released by former congressman Ed Case in the Hawaii Senate primary. The Case poll, conducted by the Merriman River Group, showed him leading Rep. Mazie Hirono in a primary

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Memo to Congress: With deficit deal done, time for that pivot to jobs

Greg Sargent, The Washington Post – I’ll forgive you in advance for being skeptical of what I’m about to tell you. But there’s finally a glimmer of evidence that officials are beginning to talk about that long-promised pivot to jobs that seemed to get snuffed out by the nonstop deficit chatter that has dominated Washington

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Eclipsed

Why the white working class is the most alienated and pessimistic group in American society. Ronald Brownstein, National Journal – Almost no one noticed, but around George W. Bush’s reelection in 2004, the nation crossed a demographic milestone. From Revolutionary days through 2004, a majority of Americans fit two criteria. They were white. And they

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American Dream Lives On Despite Rising Financial Insecurity: Survey

Maxwell Strachan, The Huffington Post Americans, despite the uncertainty of their own personal finances, continue to have faith in that well-worn concept of an American dream.   In a recent report conducted by The Mellman Group and Public Opinion Strategies for Pew Charitable Trusts, 68 percent of those surveyed “say they have achieved or will achieve

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Mellman: How Dems Can Shred GOP Deficit, Medicare Plans

J. P. Green, The Democratic Strategist – Pollster Mark Mellman has a brilliant piece of opinion data analysis, “Winning the Medicare Fight,” up at The Hill. Mellman’s post is of interest, not only for those concerned with political strategy and Medicare policy, but also for anyone interested in how to analyze a poll. Here’s some

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