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Current Political & COVID-19 Environment – Early May 2021

Yeah, I know. You’re tired of hearing about COVID-19. Trust me, I am too–and so is the rest of America. But we still conducted a national survey on the topic along with a generic ballot (further down the article). Based on our recent national survey of the general population, COVID-19 concern is on the downswing […]

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New Poll Shows Majority of Americans Support Compensating NCAA Athletes

A nationwide survey of 1,030 Americans, conducted by the national survey research and polling firm Cygnal on behalf of Fans for Fair Play, which promotes fair compensation and economic opportunities for college athletes, shows substantial nationwide support to allow college athletes to be compensated.  The nationwide survey revealed not only that 58% of respondents support allowing college athletes to be paid, but […]

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Poll: NC voters favor right-to-work and limits on government spending

A Civitas poll out Thursday, May 13, finds North Carolina voters are growing sightly in their support for Republicans in the N.C. legislature, and decreasing slightly in their support of legislative Democrats. If the election were held today, 48% of those polled said they would support the Republican candidate, up from 46 % in March. […]

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New poll offers insights into NC electorate, 2022 Senate race

Republicans are gaining slightly in positioning early in the 2022 election cycle, and the leading candidates for U.S. Senate have cause for comfort and concern, all according to a new Civitas poll conducted by the John Locke Foundation. The survey was conducted by Cygnal, May 6–8, 2021, with 600 likely 2022 general election voters. It has a […]

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2021 REED AWARD WINNER!

Cygnal is proud to be a 2021 Reed Award Winner. This year, we took home the award for “Best Employer Professional Development Initiative.” When the COVID-19 pandemic hit and the economy (read “fundraising”) slowed, many of our clients put their projects on hold. We knew Election Day was still approaching and that the “dam” would […]

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Ron DeSantis challenges party-flipping, ‘slithering’ Charlie Crist ahead of campaign kickoff

Recent polls have shown the Governor’s popularity up amid the late stages of the pandemic. According to one Cygnal poll, 60% of Floridians approve of his pandemic response. States run by Democrats, like New York, New Jersey and Illinois, are facing disastrous economic and educational damages stemming from prolonged lockdowns, according to the Governor. Read […]

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‘Bad bill’: Donald Trump Jr. criticizes Alabama gambling legislation

“The comprehensive gaming bill has many more players behind it than the former president’s son,” said Brent Buchanan, a GOP pollster based in Montgomery. Buchanan said that if the former president weighed in, it could affect the debate in Montgomery Thursday “If Donald J. Trump himself came out against the legislation, that would tank it, […]

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Poll Finds Adequate Support for St. Tammany Casino Resort in Slidell, La.

Cygnal, a DC-based polling and analytics firm, recently surveyed 300 likely voters in St. Tammany to gauge their stance on the proposed casino resort at the Lakeshore Marina in Slidell.  Of those asked, a strong majority — 93 percent — said they support allowing area residents to decide if the parish’s longstanding ban on commercial […]

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In New Electoral College Map, Shifting Battleground Dynamics

“I’m skeptical of the idea that if Biden were to prevail that somehow that would trigger a reimagining of the Republican Party in the aftermath,” said Brock McCleary, a Harrisburg-based pollster whose political practice specializes in working for GOP campaigns and candidates.

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Polling is More Than a Ballot Test

Show me the political environment, election trends, and candidate images in any district in the country, and I’ll tell you where the race stands today. Too often, campaigns, consultants, and committees get tied around the axel over the ballot test. What matters more is what has to be done to win the race by shifting […]

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