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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.

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