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May II 2010 Survey

by Lisa Mathias

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May 2010 Survey

by Lisa Mathias

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Movers and Shakers: Kristen Soltis

by Lisa Mathias

Politics magazine recently featured the Winston Group’s own Kristen Soltis as one of their “Movers and Shakers,” and asked her several questions about polling, policy and the Tea Party:

Politics: “Tea Party” is a bit of a loaded term on all sides of the debate. Does that make it hard to get an accurate reading?
Soltis: It depends on the question that you ask. Some pollsters ask “Do you support the Tea Party?” I believe there was a question some months ago, “Do you sympathize with the Tea Party?” We tried to ask a question that was pretty strong, so it was either yes or no, not how you feel about it. We wanted to get the most definite group.

To read the entire interview, go to politicsmagazine.com

Republicans See Big Chance, but Are Worried, Too

by Lisa Mathias

The New York Times features David Winston in their latest story on where the GOP stands in the midterm campaigns. Among some losses and successes, there is still one crucial question that Republicans must address:

“It’s a remarkable situation, given where things were a year ago, where Republicans clearly have an opportunity to do really well,” said David Winston, a Republican pollster who concentrates on Congressional races. “The door is open in terms of potential. But we have to answer the question, Why us?”

To read the full article, go to nytimes.com