Category: Press Coverage of Our Research

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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Poll: Voters Give Nod to WA’s Colville Forest Collaboration

Public News Service COLVILLE, Wash. – Can loggers, recreational land users and conservationists see eye-to-eye on management of the same national forest? In northeastern Washington, they’ve been trying. For almost a decade, an unusual coalition has brought conservationists and the timber industry together to brainstorm about how to best manage the forestland in a three-county

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How Harry Reid’s pollster got it right

J. Patrick Coolican, Las Vegas SunAll the late public polling in the race between Sen. Harry Reid and his Republican challenger Sharron Angle turned out to be wrong, including the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s final Mason-Dixon poll that had Angle up 49-45. Reid won by 5. But Reid pollster Mark Mellman nailed it. Just as he did

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Barbara Boxer overcame several hurdles to defeat Carly Fiorina in Senate race

Despite perennially weak approval ratings, a pro-Republican political climate and her ‘toughest and roughest campaign,’ she beat the former Hewlett-Packard CEO 52% to 42.6%. By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times If ever there was an election in which Sen. Barbara Boxer’s foes appeared to have their chance to defeat her, it was this one. Voters

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