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National Surveys
38 Percent: A new national survey on the ACA
Wednesday, October 16 2013
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A new national survey conducted for Democracy Corps and the Women’s Voices Women’s Vote Action Fund[1] shows an intense new majority for implementing and improving the Affordable Care Act. A minority of voters want to repeal or replace “Obamacare,” which has been the core demand of the Republicans in Congress who have shut down the government. 

We want to be clear because so much of the punditry assumes Obamacare is “unpopular.”  Many supporters assume that support will come once the benefits take effect in January.  Neither of these assumptions is true.  Support has shifted dramatically since 2010 when reforms were unpopular and supporters paid a high political price. Some of that reflects perceptions of new positive benefits by people over 50 years, white older women and unmarried women.  While supporters and opponents are divided evenly on the health care reforms, 8 percent are opposed because they do not go far enough.  Just 38 percent are opposed because it is big government – very close to the number who stick with the Republican call to repeal and replace the law.

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New Survey From Democracy Corps and Women's Voices. Women Vote Action Fund
Wednesday, October 09 2013
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The latest national survey by Democracy Corps and Women's Voices. Women Vote Action Fund shows that Republicans are paying a big price with the public and are now bleeding seriously in their congressional vote.  Up until now, they have had peaks of voter disapproval, but this spike is the highest.  This is the first time we have seen voters' disapproval really translate into the vote -- a named ballot where we identify incumbents by name, not a generic vote.

  • Americans are not buying Republicans’ shutdown politics, and Republicans are likely to pay the price. For the first time we asked voters who they prefer to control Congress after the 2014 elections, and by 4 points likely voters say Democrats. And when asked if shutting down the government over defunding Obamacare will make them more or less likely to vote for their named Republican incumbents, nearly half (47 percent) of 2014 likely voters say less likely, with over one-third (35 percent) saying much less likely.
  • The Republican Party brand has continued to fall since July, with fully half of voters now viewing the party negatively. Importantly, the party's strong negatives have grown 8 points since July, and now more than a third (36 percent) say they are strongly unfavorable to the Republican Party. The Democratic Party, meanwhile, has maintained their standing from July, even showing an increase in those who are strongly favorable to the party (21 percent strongly favorable, compared to 18 percent in July).
  • Republicans in Congress are now at one of the lowest points we have ever recorded, with 51 percent viewing them negatively -- a 5-point increase since March. Voters remain disdainful of how they are handling their job in charge of Congress, with over two-thirds (69 percent) saying they disapprove; furthermore almost half (48 percent) now strongly disapprove, an increase of 6 points since July.
  •  Democrats in Congress now have an 8-point lead in favorability over their Republican colleagues, with 37 percent of voters viewing Democrats in Congress positively, compared to 29 percent viewing Republicans in Congress favorably.
  • John Boehner has also suffered from the shutdown. Half of voters are giving him negative ratings, making him the most negatively viewed politician in the country.


Putting the spotlight on the Republican Party
Tuesday, July 23 2013
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Democracy Corps is announcing a new initiative -- the Republican Party Project -- by releasing results from the project's first national survey. 

The President and Democrats won big in 2012 but Republicans now set the terms of the debate -- governing from the gerrymandered House and half the states where they have complete control over the governorships and state legislatures.  But instead of moving to the center, brokering compromise, and working with Democrats, the Republican Party has moved dramatically to the right and endangered itself as a national party -- yet pundits are convinced the party will pay no price for having little national appeal.

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The Women’s Economic Agenda
Monday, July 22 2013
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Last week, House Democrats released a new policy agenda called “When Women Succeed, America Succeeds.”   Their agenda is divided into three broad policy areas—pay, work and family balance, and childcare—with policies in each category aimed at addressing fundamental challenges in women’s economic lives.

While the ways in which American families earn income has changed dramatically over the last 30 years, the laws, assumptions, institutions, and structures that govern the economy have not. This has left many women on the edge—or struggling to keep up with demands at work and costs at home.

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The Urgent Policy Agenda
Sunday, March 24 2013
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Less than a week after Paul Ryan released his latest budget—which would slash funding for Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, and child care—Republicans released a new report announcing that they will try harder to connect with young voters, minorities, and women. 

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