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Celinda Lake

Learning From 2014 and Turning to 2016: Democrats Still Need a Compelling Economic Message

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 02.22.2015 | Home
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

The greatest mystery of the 2014 mid-term election is the question of why all of our leading analysts knew how important it is for Democrats to have a compelling economic message aimed at middle class voters, and yet we managed to get to the end of the election cycle without coalescing around an effective narrative.

The State of the Progressive Movement: Maryland

Dana Beyer | Posted 09.02.2014 | Home
Dana Beyer

We can no longer ignore the economic reality, thanks to Professor Piketty, that without forceful government intervention on behalf of the people, inequality will increase.

Women Running for Governor: Three Things to Watch For in 2014 Races

Barbara Lee | Posted 03.23.2014 | Home
Barbara Lee

We know women have to jump through hoops to do well at the polls -- be qualified, likable, warm, strong, competent, compassionate, polished but not too pretty -- and the list goes on. Time and again, we see women up for the challenge.

A Popular Movement For Higher Taxes? Now There's a Story

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 08.31.2013 | Home
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Change is possible. There's a strong alignment between the interests and desires of most voters and those of small and medium-sized businesses. People overwhelmingly support increasing tax contributions from large corporations.

A Progressive Economic Narrative

Mike Lux | Posted 04.15.2013 | Home
Mike Lux

No surprise that a populist progressive Democrat like me would like President Obama's State of the Union address that talked so much about lifting up the middle class. But there's a background story on getting to the president's message last night.

Were They Discussing How To Beat The Tigers?

John Celock | Posted 11.05.2012 | Home
John Celock

Kansas Democrats had a packed agenda at their delegation breakfast Wednesday morning in Charlotte. Before dispensing out for an action-packed day that...

Celinda Lake: North Carolina Anti-Amendment-One Win Could Change LGBT Rights Movement Forever

Karen Ocamb | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home
Karen Ocamb

The anti-Amendment-One campaign has reframed the perennial anti-gay "kids" message. According to prominent pollster Celinda Lake, if they can raise the money to air TV ads, Amendment One could be stopped, and this could change the LGBT movement forever.

Elise Foley

Pollster: There's No Democrat Conspiracy On Sandra Fluke | Elise Foley | Posted 03.10.2012 | Home

Pollster Celinda Lake responded on Friday to the rumblings of conservative commentators who claim the Obama administration planted Georgetown law stud...

Amanda Terkel

Veterans Group Gears Up For 2012 Election | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.12.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Jon Soltz was one of the first soldiers deployed to Iraq in 2003, and now, he's one of the last to come home, as the U.S. war in Iraq co...

By Not Challenging the Tea Party, the White House Makes It Stronger

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 08.16.2011 | Home
Richard (RJ) Eskow

This country is discouraged, angry, and frightened. That's the mood that the Tea Party has successfully tapped.

Sam Stein

Martha Coakley Pollster Sees Exoneration In 2010 Dem Wipeout | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Tuesday's elections didn't provide much, if any, good news for Democrats. But it did grant a bit of vindication for Martha Coakley, the Massachusetts ...

This just in: The measure of a female candidate isn't in her measurements

Sam Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sam Bennett

I never understood the toxic level of sexism in our society until I experienced it firsthand. And then I realized something else: Politics remains one...

Joe Trippi, 3 Other Consultants Sign On With Romanoff

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

If Andrew Romanoff's Senate Campaign is dead, somebody forgot to tell the candidate. Romanoff, the former Democratic Speaker of the Colorado State Ho...

Sam Stein and Ryan Grim

Obama Emphasizes Bipartisanship: Dems And GOP Unite In Displeasure | Sam Stein and Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

President Barack Obama pledged on Wednesday night to push forward with the agenda he set in place upon entering office, declaring to a packed House ch...

The Lessons of the Massachusetts Race for the State of the Union

Celinda Lake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Celinda Lake

As we head into the State of the Union, the Democrats and the president need to note the real lessons of the Massachusetts special election. Here are five key points to take away.

The Message of Massachusetts: Jobs

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leo W. Gerard

Bill Clinton saw it clearly when he was running for President against Bush I. It became his mantra: "It's the economy, stupid." Clinton wanted to ref...

The Lion, the Glitch, and the Centerfold

Michelle Schweiger Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michelle Schweiger Schecter

The Liberal Lion is rolling over in his grave His seat even the President could not help save A state senator for only five years Has brought the Democratic establishment to tears

How Massachusetts Can Turn Out to Be a Blessing for Democrats

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Arianna Huffington

If the White House learns the right lessons from the stunning loss in Massachusetts, it will turn out to be a blessing. A blessing in a very heavy disguise, yes, but a blessing nonetheless.

"Shoot Anything That Moves": Brave New Films Interviews Coakley Campaign Pollster Celinda Lake and PCCC Co-Founder Stephanie Taylor [VIDEO]

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert Greenwald

Why did the Democrats lose this week in Massachusetts? Brave New Films put this question to Celinda Lake, pollster for the Coakley campaign, and Step...

Should Tim Kaine Be Fired?

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Cenk Uygur

You could have dismissed Virginia as leaning conservative and New Jersey as unique in their anger at Corzine. But there is no excuse for Massachusetts, and three is an undeniable trend. Is it fair to blame that problem on Kaine?

Sam Stein

2010 Campaign Off With A Bang | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The abrupt announcements from Sens. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) and Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) that they will not seek re-election in 2010 signaled the beginning ...

Massachusetts Reaction Roundup

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mark Blumenthal

A round-up of Pollster-centric reactions to the Massachusetts results: This Boston Herald lead speaks volumes: "High turnout in Bay State 'burbs and a...

Health Care Costs vs. Coverage: Part II

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mark Blumenthal

My National Journal column for this week expands on my post from last week that reviewed the inconsistent results from polls that push Americans to ch...

McAuliffe Wins One for the "Farm Team": VA Debates

Mike Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mike Smith

Former DNC Chairman and Democratic Party activist Terry McAuliffe killed with kindness the opponents for the June 9 Virginia Dem Primary.