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.
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.
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.
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.
Navigator Research is a new initiative aimed to provide monthly guidance for progressives on winning key policy arguments. The inaugural report explores what the most effective messaging is on the economy, corruption, and norm-breaking in the Trump administration.
Key findings indicate the best way for progressives to talk about the economy is to focus on Americans' worries about their future finances and their sense that most economic gains are going to "the top".