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Whit Ayres

What Nate Silver's Analysis Misses About 2016

Greg Speed | Posted 06.05.2016 | Politics
Greg Speed

Psychology matters in elections. Throughout my career I've seen how having confidence from start to finish impacts campaigns. Understanding your strengths puts the wind at your back. It emboldens candidates and allies, and energizes volunteers, donors and supporters. And it can set the stage for sweeping victories.

Elise Foley

Latino Vote Poll: Some Would Consider A Republican In 2016

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two right-leaning groups released a poll on Wednesday that shows Latino voters still highly favor Democrats, but there's hope for improv...

Romney's Video Remarks Have Deep GOP Roots

National Journal | Ronald Brownstein | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney’s decision to reaffirm rather than renounce his controversial taped comments about dependency underscores the extent to which Republican...

Elise Foley

Latino Strategist: I 'Pray And Hope' Romney Won't Talk Immigration In Speech

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

Latino politicians and operatives had some advice on Wednesday for GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney: Don't talk about immigration during the Thurs...

Latino Voters Are GOP's 'Great Challenge,' Strategist Says

The Christian Science Monitor | Dave Cook | Posted 03.08.2012 | Latino Voices

Republican Party strategist Whit Ayres says a new Fox News poll showing a strong preference for Democrats among Latino voters underscores what he call...

For the Strength of Rosie the Riveter: Make It in America

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Shuttered factories and off-shored manufacturing are sapping American strength. Manufacturing needs help, and with unemployment stuck at 9.5 percent, so do the American people. "Make it in America" is that aid.

Hayworth, Norquist and CPAC: The Republican Fork in the Road on Immigration

Frank Sharry | Posted 02.19.2010 | Politics
Frank Sharry

Does the GOP choose the backward-looking, anti-immigrant route led by Senate candidate J.D. Hayworth, or the path toward real immigration solutions, led by Grover Norquist, who is supporting Hayworth's primary opponent John McCain?

Health Care: 'Willing to Pay' How Much?

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

My NationalJournal.com [column][1] for today takes a skeptical look at questions that ask Americans if they are "willing to pay" more in taxes to fund...

Re: Pollster Smackdown

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

A quick follow-up on yesterday's back-and-forth between Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg on behalf of the organization known as Democracy Corps and ...