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New Hampshire’s Role in the 2020 Democratic Primary

New Hampshire’s Role in the 2020 Democratic Primary Brad Chism’s time at the annual AAPOR Conference included an interesting presentation about New Hampshire and potential models for the 2020 cycle. Here were four possible scenarios discussed. The Front-runner Stumbles (1984)…

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Best Practices from Leading Research and Polling Firms

Nielsen, a leading global research firm for media, advertising, retail and the consumer goods industries is using old fashion robocalls to increase response rates and save money. Nielsen is best known now to political practitioners for measuring viewership among different network show…

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Pearls from the AAPOR Annual Conference

Advances in Exit Polling Brad Chism recently attended the American Association of Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) annual conference and returned laden with charts, graphs and analysis from some very big brains in attendance. Here are some of the more interesting tidbits about exit polling…

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Growth in Support for Same-Sex Marriage Stalls

Growth in Support for Same-Sex Marriage Stalls According to Pew Research Center1, public support for same-sex marriage has experienced little variation since 2017:  Slightly more than a year after the Supreme Court’s 2015 same-sex marriage decision, the increase in support leve…

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John Spencer Jones Joins Chism Strategies as a Summer Fellow

We are pleased to welcome John Spencer Jones as our Summer Fellow. John Spencer is a sophomore at the University of Richmond studying Politics, Philosophy, Economics and Law. He is a native of Jackson who packed a lot into his high school career: Eagle Scout, AP Scholar and captain of the st…

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Gary Tunstall Joins Chism Strategies as a Summer Fellow

We welcome Gary Tunstall as a Summer Fellow. A senior at Jackson State University’s Business School, Gary brings a refreshing combination of life experiences to his political consulting role this summer. A native of Holly Springs, MS, he worked in retail s…

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2018 Midterms: Women Continued to Turn Out at Higher Rates than Men

2018 Midterms: Women Continued to Turn Out at Higher Rates than Men A recent Pew Research Study confirms that women continue to vote at higher rates than their male counterparts in midterm elections—reinforcing a pattern that first began in 1998. The cumulative gender gap in 2…

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Anne Piervil Joins Chism Strategies as a Summer Fellow

We are pleased to announce that Anne Piervil has joined our Research and Communications team in preparation for the August Democratic Primary elections. Anne earned her bachelor's degree in social work at Florida State before enrolling in Mississippi College School of Law, where sh…

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Rethinking the Twittersphere

We dug deep into a recent Pew Research Study2 and NYT1 analysis of Twitter users in light of the challenges that many down-ballot campaigns face in resource allocation. In reality, Twitter users actually represent a small portion of Americans and more specifically, only a fraction1 of Demo…

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Molly Ambrose Joins Chism Strategies as a Summer Fellow

We are pleased to announce that Molly Ambrose has joined our communications team in the lead-up to the August Democratic primary elections. Molly will pause briefly from her work with us in July to graduate from the University of Central Florida Master's Program in Political Science. Molly&…

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