Posts by Brent

Michigan – A Polling Experiment Explained 

Gretchen Whitmer dominated the Michigan governor’s race, winning by a large margin. Our polling firm, Cygnal, set out with an experiment to test our Momentum tracking methodology against traditional tracking polls. 

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Poll: Trump holds commanding lead in potential 2024 GOP presidential primary

A survey of 1,204 likely Republican presidential primary voters, conducted by the international polling and predictive analytics firm Cygnal, shows former President Donald Trump with a strong hold on the presidential primary ballot, and a GOP base motivated by inflation and pocketbook issues. 

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Brent Buchanan on Spicer & Co. Discusses Biden Image, Top Issues, & More Just A Few Weeks Out From Midterms

Check out this awesome interview with Cygnal’s President and Founder, Brent Buchanan, featured on Spicer & Co. on Newsmax! 

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Brent Buchanan on Spicer & Co. Discusses New Survey on Masks and Travel

Check out our President and Founder, Brent Buchanan, featured on Spicer & Co. on Newsmax! He responds to the surprising data from our recent poll on masks and explains Covid’s 2-year impact on Americans’ freedoms and decision-making.Watch the full episode!

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Poll: Westerners Feel Like Ukrainians – Do More

New Cygnal/Gradus/Response:AI international poll shows support for increased involvement  WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new international poll released today showed significant Western support for financial and armament aid to Ukraine but limited appetite for a no-fly zone or all-out war. In a joint effort between Cygnal, Gradus, and Response:AI, more than 3,500 citizens of Ukraine, the […]

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International Association of Political Consultants Taps Cygnal CEO for Board of Directors and Treasurer  

WASHINGTON – During the 54th Annual Conference of the International Association of Political Consultants (IAPC) last week, Cygnal CEO Brent Buchanan was elected Treasurer and will serve on the Board of Directors.   With this role, he will oversee the finances of the association and help the Board of Directors allocate funds and advance the organization’s mission.   Buchanan previously served as the 2020 IAPC Conference Program Co-Chair and hosted the 2021 IAPC Annual Conference. With this role, he will oversee the […]

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A Look Under the Hood: Virginia Wins (& Others) Predicted by Cygnal’s Awesome Team

Our first statewide poll and legislative data science project in Virginia was conducted in February 2021. It showed the best starting political environment we’d seen in cycles: D+4.  Republicans were more competitive in key state legislative seats based on the model than our polling showed (and final results bore out) in 2017 and 2019 (of course, we lost […]

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Cygnal’s Virginia Exit Poll Findings

On Tuesday, November 2, 2021, Cygnal conducted its own Exit Poll of 1,329 Virginia voters. The margin of error was ±2.62%. The results were spot-on! Republican statewide candidates would each win by 2.0% – 2.6% The statewide legislative generic ballot was R+2.2.  Joe Biden’s image stays underwater at 51% unfavorable and 47% favorable, a weight on Democrats […]

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Brent Buchanan on Spicer & Co. Ahead of VA Election

Check out our CEO and Founder, Brent Buchanan, featured on Spicer & Co. on Newsmax! He discusses the VA Governor election, voter profiles, and the important battle for the House of Delegates.Watch the full episode!

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Cygnal Poll: YOUNGKIN TIED; GENERIC REPUBLICAN +1

New Cygnal survey of 800+ likely voters shows steep declines for McAuliffe  WASHINGTON – The ground in Virginia has shifted. A new poll of 816 likely voters shows Glenn Youngkin and Terry McAuliffe dead even at 48% a piece, with one week to go until Election Day. Voters are shifting to down-ballot Republicans, as well, with the GOP holding a R+1 advantage on the generic General […]

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