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Roll Call: “Will Democrats end up with a platform or a plank?”

by Caitlin Peartree

The Winston Group’s David Winston writes in today’s Roll Call about the divisions within the Democratic party and 2020:

If the primaries have shown us anything to date it is that the ideological divide within the Democratic Party, embodied by Pelosi’s strained relationship with AOC, is far from a temporary fluke. The party’s shift to the left is real and should not be underestimated.

Read the full piece here.

Winston Group Democratic Primary Debate Report – Through NBC/MSNBC/Telemundo (Feb 19)

by Caitlin Peartree

With the next Democratic primary debate happening in South Carolina tonight, here is our latest debate report, including questions from the latest debate in Nevada last Thursday. Who received the most questions, and what topics were asked about most? Check out all this and more, compared across the all of the debates so far.

Roll Call: “Democrats remain in denial over the Trump economy”

by Caitlin Peartree

The Winston Group’s David Winston writes in today’s Roll Call about the economy and the Democratic Presidential Primary:

“By the time this column is published, New Hampshire will be over. But regardless of who wins the Granite State, or the nomination for that matter, every Democratic candidate has already embraced and is now saddled with an economic message that contradicts the general view of a majority of the electorate.”

Read the full piece here.

Winston Group Democratic Primary Debate Report – Through ABC/Apple News (Feb 7)

by Caitlin Peartree

With the New Hampshire Primary happening tomorrow, we are releasing our Democratic Primary Debate report data from the latest debate this past Friday in New Hampshire. Which topics have been covered the most, and who has had the greatest amount of speaking time? Check out these numbers and more, compared across the all of the debates so far.

Winston Group Democratic Primary Debate Report – Through CNN/Des Moines Register

by Caitlin Peartree

With the next Democratic Primary Debate happening this Friday in New Hampshire, we are releasing our report of the Democratic Primary debates to date. Which topics have been covered the most, and who has had the greatest amount of speaking time? Check out these numbers and more, compared across the all of the debates so far.

Roll Call: “Adam Schiff throws the ballot box under the bus”

by Caitlin Peartree

The Winston Group’s David Winston writes in today’s Roll Call about how, through impeachment, Democrats risk undermining voters’ faith in American democracy.

Critics who question the validity of an election without proof ought first to consider the harm an unsubstantiated claim might have on our democratic elections and the faith Americans have placed in them for almost 250 years. This is something both Democrats and Republicans have warned about in the past.

Read the full piece here.

Winston Group 2016 Debate Reports

by Caitlin Peartree

In anticipation of our forthcoming 2020 Democratic Primary debate report, here are the Winston Group analyses of the 2016 primary and general election debates. Take a look, and keep an eye out here for our next report where we will analyze the current Democratic primary debates in anticipation of the 2020 general election.

Roll Call: “When it comes to Trump’s future, ‘the people’ would rather do it themselves”

by Caitlin Peartree

The Winston Group’s David Winston writes in today’s Roll Call about whether Democrats have succeeded in convincing voters of the necessity of impeachment:

These numbers don’t mean the electorate’s concerns over the impeachment allegations have disappeared. But with the election just over nine months away, Democrats’ argument for it is steadily losing standing with voters at exactly the wrong time for them.

Read the full piece here.

Roll Call: “Pelosi’s poor choices helped sink her impeachment gambit”

by Caitlin Peartree

The Winston Group’s David Winston writes in today’s Roll Call about some of the positives of the last month, despite the impeachment process in the background.

In fact, in contrast to the Democrats’ overwrought warnings, the world continued to turn, the sun came up every morning, and more than a few positives have characterized the last 28 days.

Read the full piece here.

Roll Call: “Reflexive anti-Trumpism, AOC’s shrink-the-ten-strategy will cost Democrats in November”

by Caitlin Peartree

Happy New Year! In his first column of 2020, the Winston Group’s David Winston writes about the Democratic Party’s progressive tilt and the need for both Democrats and Republicans to focus on building majority coalitions for the next elections:

Here’s what AOC and her like-minded progressives don’t seem to understand: That kind of rigid thinking doesn’t build winning coalitions. It’s what loses elections. A fact Republicans ought to remember as well.

Read the full piece here.

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