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Toward Renewal and Leadership
Thursday, June 03 2010

Tags: democracy corps | Democrats | economy | national | obama | Republican Party | third way

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Download this file (dcor051810fq5.web_1.pdf)Frequency Questionnaire[ ]86 Kb
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As President Obama issues his new national security strategy, a new Democracy Corps-Third Way survey shows the president continues to earn stronger marks on national security than on the economy or on his overall approval. Moreover, there are signs the president's recent efforts to address nuclear dangers and terrorism have improved the public's trust in Democrats on these issues, relative to the Republicans. Since our last joint survey in February, Democrats also slightly narrow the gap with Republicans on national security generally.

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Getting to a Powerful Choice on the Economy
Thursday, May 20 2010

Tags: Citizen Opinion | democracy corps | Democrats | economy | national | obama | Republican Party

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Download this file (dcor051810fq5.web_.pdf)Frequency Questionnaire[ ]40 Kb
Download this file (Economic-tracking-final.pdf)Memo[ ]53 Kb
Download this file (message-ectrack-05202010-FINAL1.pdf)Graphs[ ]245 Kb

The lack of movement in our monthly economic monitor even after a quarter of job growth underscores the urgency of progressives advancing an effective economic message. The current messages coming from President Obama and the national Democrats are demonstrably ineffective - indeed, out of sync with what is happening to people in the real economy. The message has voters looking backward instead of forward, fails to take full advantage of voters' continuing contempt for Republicans and fails to offer voters a powerful contrast and choice. But there are powerful alternatives to the current approach, which would strengthen the case for progressives and individual candidates.

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How to Survive 2010
Wednesday, May 05 2010

Tags: democracy corps | Democrats | national | Republican Party | rising american electorate | wvwvaf

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Download this file (dcor042010fq4.web2_.pdf)Frequency Questionnaire[ ]75 Kb
Download this file (wvwv-democracy-corps-oversample-memo-4-10.pdf)Memo[ ]105 Kb

Democrats need to make substantial political progress in the next six months.  The basic problem is math.  Currently independent voters prefer Republicans over Democrats by two to one in congressional trial heats.  Other groups, such as blue collar whites and white seniors are similarly lopsided in their preferences.  More competitive margins are possible with these groups, but that could come too late, and there are more immediate places to make up the numbers. Good places to start are among unmarried women, young people and people of color.  Voters we call the Rising American Electorate (RAE), who make up the majority of the voting age population in the country and voters who drove progressive victories in 2006 and 2008.  They remain supportive but not nearly in the same numbers.  They can help rescue Democrats from a very forgettable electoral cycle in 2010.  Unmarried women alone make up 25 percent of the population and can have the biggest impact. This joint project by Women's Voices. Women Vote Action Fund and Democracy Corps highlights distinct opportunities among these voters, but also core problems that need real attention and major political investments to make right.

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Special Database Reports: A Deep Look at Shifts Among Independents and Seniors Since 2008
Friday, April 30 2010

Tags: democracy corps | independents | national | seniors

We've used our extensive database to take a serious look at two of the most important blocs of voters for the midterm election, seniors and independents.

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Is this the Final Chapter or a New Chapter?
Tuesday, April 27 2010

We still do not know how this story ends.  We could be at the beginning of a new, six-month chapter with voters growing more invested in the country's current course and shifting their thinking about the issues and stakes.  Or we could be locked into this current chapter as a final one full of angry citizens determined to cast their votes against Washington, the elites, Democrats and government.  There is some evidence the former is possible, if the president and Democrats throw themselves behind emergent trends, though there is even more evidence for the latter ending. 

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