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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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Gay Marriage, The Bible and Democrats in Red Districts

 Gay Marriage, The Bible and Democrats in Red Districts Mayor Pete Buttigieg's political stardom is on the rise and, regardless of where he finishes in the presidential hustings, the question of the Bible and Gay Marriage is now a higher profile issue for political pra…

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Study Reveals Where Independent Voters are on Key Issues

 Study Reveals Where Independent Voters are on Key Issues: A Closer Look at “Independent Voters”  Part 2 We broke down the mid-March Pew Research Study of self-described “Independent Voters”. Earlier we explained that althou…

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A Closer Look at “Independent Voters” Reveals That Most Are Not

A Closer Look at “Independent Voters” Reveals That Most Are Not We broke down the mid-March Pew Research Study of self-described “Independent Voters”  and found several interesting data points of use for progressive candidates and campaigns. It’s More t…

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