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WG 2020 Final Presidential Debate Report

by Caitlin Peartree

With the election less than a week away, check out our analysis of the last Presidential debate, complete with information and insight on question topics, candidate speaking times, and more across all the 2020 debates.

Click here for the full report.

WG Town Hall Debate Report

by Caitlin Peartree

Before President Donald Trump and Vice President Joe Biden face off in the final debate on Thursday, check out our report and analysis of last week’s Presidential town halls and the questions posed to each candidate.

Winston Group 2020 Vice Presidential Debate Report

by Caitlin Peartree

Interested in more debate analysis? Read our newly-updated debate report, with information and insight on candidate speaking times, question topics, and more from the October 7 Vice Presidential Debate between Senator Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence.

For the full report, click here.

Winston Group 2020 Presidential Debate Report – First Debate

by Caitlin Peartree

Before the Vice Presidential debate tomorrow night, read our analysis of the first debate between President Trump and Vice President Biden for information and insight on candidate speaking times, question topics, and more.

Read the full report here.

Winston Group Democratic Primary Debate Report- Through CBS (Feb 25)

by Caitlin Peartree

Before the South Carolina primary this Saturday and Super Tuesday, check out our newly updated Democratic Primary debate report, complete with information on question topics, candidate speaking times, and more from the most recent debate in South Carolina this past Tuesday.

 

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.

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.

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.

LA Times OpEd: “Never say #NeverTrump”

by Emily O'Connor

Commenting in an LA Times column by Doyle McManus, the WG’s David Winston lays out challenges for Republicans in the election ahead – Trump’s unfavorables, particularly among women, and Congressional Republican candidates’ potential need for ticket-splitting voters and a sense of direction for those candidates.

“The structural problem of the Trump candidacy is his ‘unfavorable’ numbers,” GOP pollster David Winston told me. “Among women, who — did I mention? — are the majority of the electorate, his unfavorables are in the 70s. Those aren’t easy numbers to turn around, particularly when a candidate has had as much exposure as Trump.”

…In some states, candidates “are going to depend on people who are voting for [Democrat Hillary] Clinton to switch sides and vote for the other party” when it comes to Congress, Winston noted. “That’s hard to do.”

…“House candidates are going to need a sense of direction, and they don’t necessarily want to rely on Trump to provide it,” Winston said. If Trump appears headed for defeat, the Ryan program could give them a lifeline.

Yet –

…“Everybody writes off a party after it has a bad election,” Winston said. “After 2008, when Obama won, people said it was the end of the Republican Party. But two years later we had 2010 and won a majority in the House.”

For more, head here.

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