NEWS & INSIGHTSThe latest and greatest updates on our firm and our clients.
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.”
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.”
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.
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 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 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.
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!
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!
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Embracing dictators. Threatening war. Embarrassing the United States. That’s the #TrumpDoctrine.
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.
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
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,
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:
We are looking forward to all of the damn roads being fixed in Michigan.
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/
Here’s to working with both sides of the aisle.
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
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
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:
The ad tells the story of Kyrsten’s Arizona roots and commitment to delivering results for Arizona. See the ad here:
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
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.
Check out the article here: https://www.cookpolitical.com/analysis/governors/governors-overview/governors-rating-changes-four-states
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 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:
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
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.
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
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 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:
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:
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:
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.
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:
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.
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
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:
Watch Gwen Graham’s latest ad highlighting her father, Bob Graham’s, public service to the State of Florida. #FLGov
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:
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.
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:
Iowans like steady leadership and that is why Fred Hubbell is going to win the Dem nomination for Gov. Watch his latest ad.
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:
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:
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:
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
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.
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.
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:
ALG partner, Zac McCrary, believes things are shaping up well for the “IronStache” after Ryan’s retirement announcement. Check out the article here
Glad to be working with her this cycle.
Donald Trump won’t stand in Gwen Graham’s way of doing what’s right for the people of Florida.
Check out the latest ad from our NV Gubernatorial candidate, Steve Sisolak.
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.
All eyes are on the Yellow Hammer state tonight. Check our article here.
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.
Gretchen Whitmer’s advice for young women: Just Run Check out the article here.
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.
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.
We’re excited to see Denny shake up Pennsylvania this cycle. Check out his announcement video here.
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.
Anzalone talks about the upcoming AL senate race and his life in politics. Check out the podcast here.
ALG client & candidate for Governor in Iowa, Fred Hubbell, continues to put the people of Iowa first: Check out the article here.
Democratic leaders plead for the party to reconnect with rural voters. Check out the article here
Rockeymoore Cummings seeks to challenge Hogan for Governor of Maryland. Check out the announcement video here
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.
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.
Proud to be working for Kyrsten Sinema as she kicks off her bid for Senator of Arizona. Check out the article here.