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

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics
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.

An Agenda and Narrative That Wins Elections

Mike Lux | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

The story that we can tell is about an America that built a prosperous and expanding middle class where everyone who wanted a job was able to find one, where workers actually got raises and decent benefits most of the time, and where there was dignity in work and our families had the chance to pursue our version of the American dream.

Democrats Failed to Tell Their Story

Mike Lux | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

What Democrats failed to get in 2014 is that every election is now a national election, and the party with the stronger narrative -- the party on offense, not defense -- will win most of the competitive races.

Advice To Democrats: Don't Say 'Recovery'

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 04.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Election-year memo to Democratic candidates: Don't talk about the economic recovery. It's a political loser. So say Democratic st...

Sam Stein

Chuck Schumer's 2014 Strategy For Democrats: 'I Don't Think You Run On The Past'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has a vision for this year's congressional midterm elections. Instead of the apocalyptic scenario of Democra...

Sam Stein

After Mandela Ended Apartheid, He Had To Learn How To Run A Presidential Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The election outcome may seem preordained when you’re running for president after you've helped end apartheid and spent 27 years in pr...

Measuring GOP Extremism: What Carville and Greenberg's Latest Polling Reveals

Joe Conason | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics
Joe Conason

It is becoming increasingly plain that the most formidable obstacle to national progress and global security is the Republican Party -- and specifically the extremist factions that currently dominate the GOP.

A Progressive Economic Narrative

Mike Lux | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics
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.

Can Democrats Retake the House in 2014?

Mike Lux | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

The pundits will be predicting doom and gloom for sure. Not only did we fail to win the House back in a good Democratic year, they will remind us, but in the sixth year of a presidency the president's party almost always loses seats.

James Carville and Stan Greenberg: Is College Worth the Cost?

92nd Street Y | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
92nd Street Y

Colleges across America are preparing for a new school year and the cost of tuition and student loans is becoming a bigger election issue than ever ...

Is Presidential Race a Dead Heat? We Really Don't Know

David Paul | Posted 12.30.2012 | Politics
David Paul

The unknowns as we head down to the wire are significant. If the ground game is not accurately taken into account, as Obama advisor David Axelrod suggests, no doubt polling firms are struggling to account for the air war as well.

Dem Pollster Delivers Wake-Up Call To Obama

Washington Post | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics

Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg is not known for flinching from delivering bad news to Democratic politicians, and his new diagnosis of Obama’s s...

Great Convention, Tough Election

Mike Lux | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

I really enjoyed the last two weeks of party conventioneering, and not just because I'm a political junkie. I mostly enjoyed them because I am a Democrat, and I thought we thoroughly won the convention wars.

Sam Stein

Obama, Democrats Plot Out Follow-Through On Jobs Speech

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the wake of Friday's dismal employment report, which reported no net change in the number of U.S. jobs, Top officials in the Democrat...

Mark Blumenthal

Pollster Urges Democrats To Face 'Real Economy'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 08.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A prominent Democratic pollster has a blunt warning for the Party: Despite a turn in economic growth and job creation statistics, Americ...

Stan Greenberg: Afghanistan War Likely Cause of Primary Challenge

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Press reports have suggested that the White House is trying to make Democratic voters forget that the Administration promised to start drawing down troops from Afghanistan in July 2011.

Sam Stein

James Carville Blasts Obama's Economic Message

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two of the top consultants in the Democratic Party leveled unusually blunt criticisms on Thursday over what they deemed a "total mis-fra...

Sam Stein

Obama Better Off Now Than Clinton In '94, Says Clinton Pollster

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Bill Clinton's chief pollster when the Democratic Party suffered massive losses in the 1994 midterm election said the landscap...

Sam Stein

Tea Party Candidates Have Drained GOP Resources

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The conclusion of the 2006 congressional elections was supposed to be a euphoric moment for Democrats. But within hours of winning majorities in both ...

Polls, Research Show Dems Can Win Talking Trade (GOP too)

Lori Wallach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lori Wallach

Recent polling shows that anger about U.S. job-offshoring and "free trade" has become a powerful election issue nationwide - across stunningly diverse...

A Message That Actually Works

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

This memo ranks right near the top of being one of the most important that I have ever seen, because it definitively lays out a strategy for Democrats, even at this late date, to make these elections far more competitive.

Sam Stein

Chris Van Hollen: GOP Prematurely Popping Champagne, No Chance For '94 Repeat

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Responding to Democratic doomsayers who see the potential for an electoral bloodbath in 2010, the man in charge of running House races for the party s...

Sam Stein

Clinton Pollster: If Election Were Today, It Would Be Like '94

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The pollster manning the ship for President Bill Clinton during the disastrous 1994 congressional elections is experiencing some déjà vu as the Demo...

Need Cover for Betraying the Democratic Base? Ask The Democratic Strategist!

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Derrick Crowe

Look, "strategists," this is very simple. Decisive majorities of Democrats oppose sending more troops to Afghanistan.

Teabaggers Out Of Touch, New Study Finds

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg and strategist James Carville have set their sights on the Republican base, exploring the conspiracy theories fueli...