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A Word to the Wise: Y'all Politics poll unwittingly suggests GOP candidates are vulnerable

Y’all Politics released a poll today that should be embarrassing to all those involved, as it fails to even attempt to mirror the demographic profile of the state’s electorate.  The poll falls short in the typical ways IVR can be problematic. An IVR survey is a survey condu…

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Democrats gave Brad Chism a big birthday present yesterday.

Here’s what our own Brannon Miller surmised from the August 7 election results. (Brannon is our Director of Voter Targeting and our unofficial election contest handicapper.) Republicans are sweating on Wednesday morning. All eyes were on Ohio’s 12th Congressional Distr…

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Millsaps College-Chism Strategies State of the State Survey: Voters Back Early Voting, Automatic Registration

Survey Finds Mixed Support for Electoral Reforms, State Elected Leaders Mississippians support several potential policy changes to help improve the state's electoral process, including the expansion of early voting and automatically registering eligible voters upon turning 18 years of age. …

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Mississippi Voters Want Stronger Gun Safety Laws: Statewide Survey Shows Broad Support for Commons Sense Reforms.

Jackson, MS, March 5, 2018:  Mississippi voters agree with a majority of Americans on a number of proposed gun law reforms.  A recent statewide poll confirms that opinions are changing in the wake of another school mass shooting. The survey conducted February 23–27 of 410 lik…

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Facebook May Be Less of a Campaign Power Tool in the Upcoming Midterm Elections

In the last 3 months of 2017, the total amount of time spent on Facebook decreased by 5%. This decrease came before the recent announcement that Facebook would be changing its algorithm to fill your newsfeed with more content from friends and family. The implications of this for Facebook bu…

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State of the State Survey Released: Mississippi Voters Strongly Favor Creating State Lottery and Directing Proceeds to Public Education.

Magnolia State voters are concerned about the direction of their state, disapprove of the work being done by the state legislature, and rank infrastructure, healthcare access and cost, and increasing public school funding as their top priorities. Nearly 70% of voters favor creating a state l…

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Our POLLING OF WHITE WOMEN IN ALABAMA COVERED BY THE NEW YORK TIMES, BUZZFEED AND THE UK TIMES

Chism Strategies' polling of white women in the recent Alabama US Senate race garnered national and international media attention.  Our surveys on the  contest included transcriptions of comments by supporters of each candidate and undecided voters who were conflicted over their ch…

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ANALYST INSTITUTE TAPS CHISM STRATEGIES FOR EXPY AWARD

Our firm was honored this week in the Analyst Institutes' annual ceremony to recognize some of the most significant voter behavior research in 2017. We conducted nine waves of A/B message testing using Moral Foundations Theory as a guide. This research in 15 key midterm states will prove use…

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Big Wins in Atlanta and Fulton County

Yesterday a number of Chism Strategies clients were victorious in the runoff elections in Atlanta and Fulton County, Georgia. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Atlanta Mayor Elect Keisha Lance Bottoms, Councilwoman Cleta Winslow, Councilwoman-Elect Marci Overstreet, State Sena…

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Congratulations to Cheikh Taylor in MS HD 38

Mr. Taylor won the special election by an impressive margin for State Rep. and will succeed long serving State Rep. Tyrone Ellis.  We welcome this strong advocate for public education to the MS State Capitol and are grateful to have been a part of the effort.

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