NEWS & INSIGHTSThe latest and greatest updates on our firm and our clients.
Partner Brian Stryker: The Democratic Party can and must win back the working class
Brian Stryker, a partner at Impact Research, writes in the New York Times that the Democratic Party is losing its most important and historically loyal base: working-class Americans. “Many are abandoning the party for the Republicans because they think Democrats are not committed enough to fighting for their livelihood and way of life,” he says. Given the public’s anxieties about inflation and the economy in general, “this concern might be even more important now.”
Politico profile highlights the principled career of Congressman Pete Aguilar
Rep. Pete Aguilar of California is a focused and driven public servant with his heart in the right place. Just ask his colleagues, including Rep. Katie Porter, who says that Aguilar doesn’t have the “‘it’s my turn’ mentality that can sometimes be present in Congress. He really earns his turn.” Indeed, Pete isn’t interested in making the leap from the House to the Senate or even to any executive office. He says, “I’m happy to be someone who’s committed to the House and wants to be here. I want to make a difference.”
Wall Street Journal Poll continues with data on inflation, Ukraine
The latest data from the Wall Street Journal Poll—produced in collaboration with Impact Research and Fabrizio, Lee and Associates—has now been made available to the public. For key insights into how Americans are feeling and what next steps the nation should take, look no further than the articles linked below. For those looking for even more depth, the WSJ baseline has also been made public.
Impact Founder John Anzalone Discusses Midterms For Harvard Forum
Last week Impact Research founder and White House pollster John Anzalone joined conservative pollster Tony Fabrizio for a Harvard University Institute of Politics forum moderated by Gerald Seib, Executive Washington Editor for the Wall Street Journal. The discussion centered around the current outlook and strategies for the 2022 midterms, a topic Anzalone and Fabrizio researched as part of their joint Wall Street Journal media poll.
ALG Research is Now Impact Research
ALG Research, the Democratic polling and strategy firm founded by John Anzalone, is renaming itself Impact Research. In addition, Partner Molly Murphy is being named as President of Impact Research.
ALG Founder & Biden Pollster John Anzalone Joins Trump Pollster Tony Fabrizio in Discussion on Midterm Elections
There’s a new Odd Couple in American politics and it’s Biden pollster, John Anzalone and Trump pollster, Tony Fabrizio. You’d think these two wouldn’t get along, given their party affiliations, but watching their panel yesterday at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics reveals what John and Tony have in common: expertise and passion. Their Institute of Politics discussion—which can be viewed on the Institute’s YouTube channel—looks forward at what the midterms have in store by reflecting on last week’s results for both parties.
ALG Partner Brian Stryker Named AAPC 40 Under 40
ALG Research is proud to announce that Partner Brian Stryker is a recipient of the 2021 American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) 40 Under 40 Award, making him a member of the most accomplished new generation of pollsters in the United States.
Kevin Akins is ALG Research’s Newest Partner
We’re pleased to announce that Kevin Akins has been named partner, joining partners John Anzalone, Matt Hogan, Jeff Liszt, Zac McCrary, Molly Murphy and Brian Stryker.
ALG Partner John Anzalone Joins Panel “What Did Polls Get Right & Wrong in 2020?”
The panel, hosted by David Axelrod’s Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago and Cook Political Report, discussed what polls got right and wrong in 2020. John was joined by Tony Fabrizio, former President Trump’s lead pollster. Click here to watch!
Campaign HQ with David Plouffe: “Real Polls”
ALG Research founder John Anzalone joined David Plouffe on his podcast “Campaign HQ” to talk poll numbers and strategy heading into November.
Washington Post: Democrats should hammer the GOP over vote-by-mail
New ALG Research polling data has been circulating among Capitol Hill Democrats and strategists, showing that Republicans are vulnerable in the battleground for their continued efforts to block voting reforms that would make it easier for people to vote safely during the pandemic. Our polling memo was recently included in a Washington Post op-ed on
The Great Battlefield Podcast: Advising The Biden Campaign on Public Opinion with John Anzalone of ALG Research
ALG partner John Anzalone joined The Great Battlefield podcast to talk about his career in politics, what a pollster really does, and how he founded ALG Research. Listen here!
Politico: ‘The Woman in Michigan’ Goes National
Be sure to read this Politico Magazine profile of ALG client, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
Here’s what Jewish voters think — about Trump, antisemitism, and the 2020 election
ALG Research worked with Bend the Arc to perform a national online survey of American Jewish voters from September 10-16, 2019. They wanted to perform this study because, ‘In an era of misinformation, Bend the Arc knows some politicians and special interest groups will claim to speak for the Jewish community, and they wanted to
MSNBC: “Second chances at the intersection of sports and politics in Louisiana”
ALG Research Partner Zac McCrary wrote a piece on winning strategies for democrats in the deep south based on his experience there. His op-ed was featured on MSNBC on January 24, 2020.
USA Today: How to beat Trump in 2020: Four clues for Democrats from Michigan’s winning 2018 playbook
ALG Partner Brian Stryker joined Lavora Barnes, chair of the Michigan Democratic Party, and Eric Goldman, Gretchen Whitmer’s 2018 gubernatorial campaign manager, to break down how democrats can win back the White House in 2020. The article was featured in USA Today on December 16, 2019.
ADL GLOBAL 100: AN INDEX OF ANTI-SEMITISM
ALG Research worked with he Anti-Defamation League (ADL) to study attitudes and opinions toward Jews in over 100 countries around the world. The research discovered that approximately one in four Europeans hold anti-Semitic beliefs, with such attitudes on the rise in eastern countries and mostly steady in the west.
Congratulations to Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards on Winning a Second Term
We are so proud to have worked with Governor Edwards on his reelection campaign. Thanks to him, 500,000 Louisianians who didn’t have access to critical health care services like preventive doctor visits, mammograms, and mental health treatment now do because of medicaid expansion. He raised teacher pay, put in place LGBTQ protections, passed strong criminal
Roll Call: DCCC polling shows half of voters support impeaching Trump
ALG Research worked with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on a poll that found more than half of likely voters in support of opening an impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump. Read the full story here.
Joe Biden for President Releases New Ad, “Bones”
We all know in our bones that this election is different. The stakes are higher. The threat is more serious. We have to beat Donald Trump.
John Bel Edwards for Louisiana Releases First Re-election Ad
Check out Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards new ad, Surplus, that talks about how he inherited a state on the brink of financial disaster and successfully turned a $2 billion dollar deficit into a surplus in his first term.
Joe Biden releases video blasting “the Trump Doctrine” of foreign policy
Embracing dictators. Threatening war. Embarrassing the United States. That’s the #TrumpDoctrine.
CNN: Why Democrats are ‘playing into Trump’s hands’ on impeachment
ALG Research Partner John Anzalone talked to CNN’s Chris Cillizza about Trump, impeachment and what democratic voters really care about. Read full story here.
Congratulations to Pollsters of the Year Lisa Grove and Molly Murphy
ALG Research Partners Lisa Grove and Molly Murphy were selected as the recipients of the Campaign Excellence Award for Pollster of the Year for their work on the Kyrsten Sinema for U.S. Senate campaign during the 2018 election cycle, the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) announced last week.Sen. Sinema is Arizona’s first female senator
ALG Partner Molly Murphy Recognized in AAPC’s 40 Under 40 2019 Class
The American Association of Political Consultants has named ALG Research Partner Molly Murphy to its annual 40 Under 40 class, which recognizes young leaders from across specialties and parties that have made a continuing impact in the political sphere. In 2018, Molly was one of the lead pollsters for Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s successful race,
Kyrsten Sinema Declared Winner in Arizona Senate Race.
Congrats to our candidate, Kyrsten Sinema, on becoming the first woman to be elected as Arizona’s next U.S. Senator. Check out the article here:
Proud to have worked with Gretchen Whitmer this cycle.
We are looking forward to all of the damn roads being fixed in Michigan.
Here’s to Whitmer, Sinema, Hegar & the rest of the ladies to bring it tonight!
To all the ladies in the place with style and grace…..this is for you! https://people.com/politics/women-candidates-to-watch-midterm-elections/
Steve Sisolak for NV Gov releases new ad.
Sisolak releases new campaign ad targeting Laxalt for failure to protect Nevadans with pre-existing conditions. See the ad here:
Billie Sutton makes sense for South Dakota.
He wants to bring us all together to build a stronger South Dakota, and that’s why he’s been endorsed by both East and West River newspaper.
Former Republican AZ AG Grant Woods cuts an endorsement ad for Kyrsten Sinema.
Here’s to working with both sides of the aisle.
It’s all good in Florida. Let’s Bring It Home!
Poll: Sinema leads McSally in Arizona Senate race.
MJ Hegar defying the odds and we’re here for it.
From a Helicopter Crash in Afghanistan to a 2018 Congressional Run: MJ Hegar Loves ‘Insurmountable Odds’
Democrats Lost Rural America. This Former Rodeo Star Thinks He Can Win it Back.
Great profile on ALG Client, Billie Sutton, in the NY Times. Check out the article here: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/21/us/south-dakota-rodeo-billie-sutton.html
Massachusetts Is an Unlikely Battleground for the Future of Trans Rights, But Here We Are.
Here’s a good feature story about our trans rights ballot measure in Massachusetts and what it means for the movement. https://theslot.jezebel.com/massachusetts-is-an-unlikely-battleground-for-the-futur-1829814405
Denny Wolff (PA CD 09) releases new ad.
This ad shows him on his Pro Twin Slinger tractor which spreads three tons of manure a minute. You see where this is going. This is a must see ad:
Lindy Miller for GA Public Service Commission releases new ad.
The ad shows how the bills in GA are too high, the GOP incumbent is part of the problem, and Lindy is the reason it will get better. Check out the ad here:
Rep. Sinema for Arizona Launches 60-Second TV Ad, “Go Forward”.
The ad tells the story of Kyrsten’s Arizona roots and commitment to delivering results for Arizona. See the ad here:
ALG Client Sean Shaw (FL-AG) releases powerful new ad.
Shaw who is running for Attorney General of Florida released a new ad today describing how it’s easier to gain access to high powered weapons than it is to receive proper health care. Check it out here:
Great article on Georgia’s Congressional District 6 race featuring insights from our ALG partner, Zac McCrary.
Can Gun Control Advocate Lucy McBath Win In Gun-Loving Georgia? McBath, whose son was shot dead in 2012, is running for Congress in Georgia’s 6th ― a district that may be a bellwether of a changing state. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/lucy-mcbath-gun-control-georgia-candidate_us_5bb69ebfe4b028e1fe3c2465
NEW AD: Steve Sisolak and daughters discuss education, health care.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Steve Sisolak (NV) today released a pair of new ads featuring his two daughters, Ashley and Carley. The ads focus on two of Sisolak’s top priorities — improving Nevada’s public education system and protecting health care for Nevada families.
The Cook Political Report moves Billie Sutton for Governor of South Dakota to a toss-up race.
Check out the article here: https://www.cookpolitical.com/analysis/governors/governors-overview/governors-rating-changes-four-states
New ad from Denny Wolff in PA-09.
We need more people like Denny Wolff in Congress. A farmer who knows what it is like to do hard work. He could teach Washington a few things. Check out the ad here:
Gretchen Whitmer (MI-Gov) Launches Campaign Ad Focused on Health Care, Protecting People with Pre-Existing Conditions.
The ad focuses on Whitmer’s time battling an insurance company that denied her mom’s chemotherapy when she was dying from brain cancer. Check out the ad here:
Andrew Gillum’s new ad for the general election cycle.
Andrew Gillum for Governor of Florida releases new ad about how education is key and why it is important to work together. Check out the ad here:
NV Democratic gubernatorial candidate Steve Sisolak released a new ad underscoring his plan to improve the state’s education system.
This ad shows Steve’s own personal story as someone who attended public schools and sent his daughters to local public schools reinforces the importance of education. Check the ad here:
A Champion we can all rally behind – Congressman Scott Peters (CA 52)
U.S. Congressman Scott Peters was named a “2018 Beer Champion” by the Beer Institute for championing policies that support brewers and beer importers. Rep. Peters supported the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act, which provided temporary tax relief to brewers and beer importers. Rep. Peters has called on the Department of Justice to investigate irregularities
Seventeen Years After 9/11, We Need Our Allies More Than Ever.
Great op-ed article from ALG Client, MJ Hegar, on remembering 9/11 and how we move forward as a country. Check out the article here.
Zephyr Teachout’s ultrasound stars in her new campaign ad.
Check out ALG client, Zephyr Teachout’s, “literally” moving ad. Teachout’s NY Primary for Attorney General comes down to the ballot on Thursday. http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/09/10/zephyr-teachouts-ultrasound-stars-her-news-campaign-ad/?utm_term=.3514decd5d44
New Ad Highlights Sinema’s Strong Record on Military and Defense
The new spot highlights Kyrsten’s record of fighting to keep Arizonans safe and to make sure our servicemembers get the care they deserve when they return home. Check out the ad here:
Joe Cunningham’s first TV ad of the 2018 general election.
Joe is running for South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District. His new ad talks about why he’s working to serve you. Check out the ad here:
Gretchen Whitmer for Michigan Governor releases her latest ad.
Whitmer was the star legislator who helped expanded Medicaid and increase the minimum wage. She was also a great county prosecutor as told in this new ad. Check out her ad here:
Really powerful new ad for ALG client Billie Sutton in the SD Gov race.
This tells Billie’s story of how he became paralyzed and how it has inspired his public service by growing up on the family ranch near Burke. Check out the ad here:
Ayanna Pressley Upsets Capuano in Massachusetts House Race (07).
Congratulations to Ayanna Pressley on her big win in MA-07 last night! Proud to be apart of this winning team! Looking forward to bringing it home in November. Check out the article here.
Here is the latest video from our candidate MJ Hegar in TX-31.
This online ad emphasizes MJ’s commitment to affordable healthcare and using that issue to tell her story in a unique way. Check out the ad here:
Check out ALG’s very own Partner, Molly Murphy, on HILL TV’s “What’s America’s Thinking” show.
ALG is proud to be recognized as one of the most diverse firms in the industry. Thanks Jamal for the shout out! Check out the clip here.
Zephyr Teachout is the right choice as (NY) Attorney General for Democrats
Check out the New York Times article highlighting that this office is a potential firewall against an out-of-control president and a historically corrupt New York State government. Here’s the article: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/19/opinion/zephyr-teachout-new-york-attorney-general.html?ref=oembed
Rep. Kyrsten Sinema for AZ Senate is up with her 5th ad of the cycle focused on healthcare.
The spot highlights how Kyrsten voted to stop a new age tax on Arizonans age 50 and over and to protect coverage for the 2.8 million Arizonans with a pre-existing condition. Check it out here:
Must watch new video ad featuring Governor Bob Graham
Watch Gwen Graham’s latest ad highlighting her father, Bob Graham’s, public service to the State of Florida. #FLGov
Gwen Graham for Florida latest TV ad!
Gwen Graham’s latest ad focuses on Gwen’s proposals to expand Medicaid and allow Floridians to purchase the same health insurance Tallahassee politicians get. Check the ad here:
Our candidate in TX-31, MJ Hegar, released a video about her story today.
We strongly encourage you to watch – she has had an amazing life and is running a great race. Check out the online ad here:
If you’re ready to end 20 years of Republican rule in Florida, check out Gwen Graham’s first TV ad of the cycle.
Over the past year, we have built a strong coalition of Democratic voters across the state. Now, the campaign is taking the next step by introducing Gwen to millions of new voters. Gwen is the best candidate to take back the governor’s office in 2018. Check out the ad here:
Here is Steve Sisolak’s latest GOTV ad.
One week away from election day. #NVgubernatorial Check out the ad here:
ALG client Gwen Graham is featured in this article and it is such a good read
How full-time motherhood prepared a new class of women for politics. Check out the article here: https://www.glamour.com/story/stay-at-home-moms-running-political-office.
New ad from ALG Client, Christopher Hunter (FL CD 12)
American service is an enduring promise that crosses generations, connects us to one another, and inspires hope. Glad to be working with Chris this cycle. Check out the ad here:
Iowa Gubernatorial Candidate Fred Hubbell Releases Latest Ad.
Iowans like steady leadership and that is why Fred Hubbell is going to win the Dem nomination for Gov. Watch his latest ad.
This is the video you all should be watching from our client, Fred Hubbell.
In the early 80’s Fred and his wife were on a plane that was hi jacked in Afghanistan and then flown to Syria. It is an amazing and emotional story that lasted 13 days. Check it out here:
Great new ad for Steve Sisolak featuring Congresswoman Dina Titus.
This is an important ad because Dina is defending Steve from attacks by our opponent for not being a progressive. Check out the ad here:
Kyrsten Sinema’s campaign for Senate today announced the launch of its third ad of the 2018 election.
Kyrsten shares personal story that drives her commitment to make health care more affordable. The ad, “Affordable,” affirms Kyrsten’s commitment to fixing the problems with the health care system, making coverage more affordable, and giving Arizonans access to the lowest-cost prescription drugs. Check the ad here:
ALG congressional candidate, Alison Friedman, just went on TV in her primary in VA-10.
This is a really competitive primary with 9 total candidates. Our candidate has raised more than her opponents and is the first candidate to go on TV. Check out the ad here:
ALG Client, Steve Sisolak, releases latest ad regarding the Nevada school system.
Democratic NV gubernatorial candidate Steve Sisolak is launching a new television ad highlighting his goals of reducing class sizes and raising teacher pay. Check out the ad here:
Check out POLITICO’s profile piece on our client and gubernatorial candidate, Gwen Graham, in Florida.
Gwen Graham could be Florida’s first female governor and a national leader in her party—but only if earnestness hasn’t gone out of style. Check out the article here: https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/05/03/gwen-graham-democrat-florida-governor-campaign-2018-anti-trump-218119?cmpid=sf
Great profile on ALG client, North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein
Josh Stein, the product of a bluer North Carolina, is on the front lines fighting Trump. Read the article here: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article209284739.html.
Here’s the latest ad for Steve Sisolak in the NV Gov race
Steve was in a leadership position when the horrible Las Vegas shooting last October happened – and Steve and the Las Vegas Sheriff, started a victim’s fund that raised millions of dollars. Since then, he’s made common-sense gun reforms a critical part of his campaign.
ALG client Dr. Hans Keirstead is up with his first ad in CA Congressional 48.
It is time to send a scientist to Congress. First step in beating Putin’s congressman and science denier, Dana Rohrabacher. Check it out here:
Speaker Ryan announces his retirement and we have feelings about it.
ALG partner, Zac McCrary, believes things are shaping up well for the “IronStache” after Ryan’s retirement announcement. Check out the article here
Check out Stacey Evans’ new ad in the race to be Georgia’s next Governor.
Glad to be working with her this cycle.
Check out FL Gubernatorial candidate, Gwen Graham’s, first digital ad of the cycle!
Donald Trump won’t stand in Gwen Graham’s way of doing what’s right for the people of Florida.
Dad knows best! Steve Sisolak releases his latest ad!
Check out the latest ad from our NV Gubernatorial candidate, Steve Sisolak.
Why MJ Hegar (TX-31) is running for congress
This is an amazing interview by ALG client Major MJ Hegar who describes herself as an “ass kicking, motorcycle riding Texas Democrat.” Today Show Video
ALG’s newest congressional client: Mallory Hagan
Former Miss America Mallory Hagan is running for Congress in eastern Alabama (District 03). Read the article here.
Welcome our new ALG client, State Representative Sean Shaw, who is running to be the next Attorney General of Florida.
Democratic state rep. makes his bid to be the next Attorney General of Florida. Check out the article here.
It’s finally here: What I’ll be Watching on Election Night in Alabama
All eyes are on the Yellow Hammer state tonight. Check our article here.
New poll shows Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel maintains strong voter support
ALG Partner, Brian Stryker, weighs in on how Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has made progress towards rebuilding his standing with voters. Check out the article here.
Glad to call Gretchen Whitmer who is running for Governor of MI our next client
Gretchen Whitmer’s advice for young women: Just Run Check out the article here.
Doug Jones’ culture war conundrum
ALG partner, Zac McCrary, gives insight on how the AL Sen election could shape out for Jones with AfAm support. Check out the article here.
Steve Sisolak is the Las Vegas Savior We All Need Right Now
ALG client and NV Gubernatorial candidate, Steve Sisolak, is the man behind raising close to $10 million to help the victims of last weekend’s Las Vegas shooting. Proud to be working with him this cycle. Check out the article here.
New ALG client out of Arizona – January Contreras for Attorney General
Contreras has dedicated her career to protecting our most vulnerable communities in Arizona. Looking forward to working with her this cycle. Check out her site here.
Bold Leadership in the Music City
ALG client & Nashville Mayor, Megan Barry, is doing big things in the Music City. Her poll numbers seem to agree. Check out the memo here.
Welcome our new client, Denny Wolff, who is running for PA-11.
We’re excited to see Denny shake up Pennsylvania this cycle. Check out his announcement video here.
ALG picks up new client, Jesse Ruiz, for Illinois Attorney General
Illinois Attorney General candidate, Jesse Ruiz, announced his bid for 2018. We are excited to work with him this cycle. Check out his announcement video here.
ALG partner, John Anzalone, on this week’s The Arena’s podcast
Anzalone talks about the upcoming AL senate race and his life in politics. Check out the podcast here.
What Drives Fred Hubbell in Life, Iowa Gubernatorial Candidate
ALG client & candidate for Governor in Iowa, Fred Hubbell, continues to put the people of Iowa first: Check out the article here.
ALG partner, John Anzalone, on the panel of New Democracy’s forum in Iowa
Democratic leaders plead for the party to reconnect with rural voters. Check out the article here
Welcome our new client, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, who announced her campaign for Governor of MD
Rockeymoore Cummings seeks to challenge Hogan for Governor of Maryland. Check out the announcement video here
ALG client, Haggman, making moves and fundraising in Florida
Matt Haggman (FL-27), raking it up with $512,000 in the third quarter making him one of the most successful fundraisers in top-tier races. Check out the article here.
Battle for Bama: How the Tide Could Turn Against Roy Moore
ALG partners Zac McCrary and John Anzalone break down the AL Senate race and how it won’t be a cakewalk for Roy Moore. Check out the article here.
Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema launches Arizona senate bid
Proud to be working for Kyrsten Sinema as she kicks off her bid for Senator of Arizona. Check out the article here.
2017 Special Elections Look Like a Wave
ALG Partners, Brian Stryker & Zac McCrary, dive in on the 29 Trump-era legislative special elections being a great sign for Dems. Check out the article here.
ALG Research continues expansion with opening of new office in Cambridge
ALG partner, Matt Hogan, making moves in the New England area. Check out the announcement here.