Study: How the U.S. Foreign Policy Debate Misses What Voters Really Want

Qualitative and quantitative research conducted by GBAO on behalf of Center for American Progress reveals important gaps in voters’ basic understanding of U.S. foreign policy objectives and widespread confusion about what the nation is trying to achieve in the world, and provides overwhelming evidence that American voters want the United States to be “strong at home” first and foremost to help it compete in the world.

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May 5th, 2019|

Lori Lightfoot Makes History As Chicago’s Next Mayor

This year, Chicago saw a political earthquake unlike anything it had previously experienced. In a town known for its impenetrable “political machine”, a newcomer took the reins of the city as its 56th mayor. Lori Lightfoot will not only be the first woman of color and the first openly gay person to lead Chicago, but she did so by taking on the machine and winning. GBAO is proud to be part of the Lightfoot team from day one.

April 29th, 2019|

Nov. 6, 2018 Election Night Survey: The Jewish Vote

Jewish voters heard the dog whistles too - 72% say Trump was responsible for the shooting in Pittsburgh. Not only does Trump's embrace of Netanyahu fail to mitigate his embrace of right-wing extremists, Jews disagree with Netanyahu and Trump on their policies.

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November 7th, 2018|

The Evolution of Public Opinion on Taxes

Public opinion research over the past several years demonstrates the public believes the tax system is steeply tilted toward the wealthy and corporations. Recent Navigator polling finds Americans think the Republican tax law deepens the imbalance in a deeply unfair system and shows progressives have a competing story that is deeply resonant and popular with more voters.

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October 24th, 2018|

National Survey Finds Americans Want A Balanced Supreme Court

Our latest poll with Navigator Research finds Americans want a balanced Court, not a politically charged Supreme Court that may fall out of step with American values. Concerned about the fate of health care, many Americans worry protections for pre-existing conditions may be revoked.

Abortion, the influence of money in politics, and conflicts of interest are also top-of-mind for Americans.

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July 11th, 2018|