Posts by Brent

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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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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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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Polling Is Broken…At Least the Very Old & Very New Ways of Doing It

Not a conversation has gone by in the past several months that hasn’t devolved into “what’s wrong with polling” after someone finds out I work at a polling firm. And there’s good reason for the general public – and even practitioners – to doubt the accuracy of political polls. Let’s step into some minutia quickly […]

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Polling: the Panacea for Persuasion During a Pandemic

Think back to the end of the 2020 state legislative sessions. Legislative chambers across the country closed their doors as the pandemic spread. Some, like in Georgia, hit the pause button due to COVID-19 outbreaks among members then finished up in the summer. The public and lobbyists weren’t allowed in the building. It’s looking like […]

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Iowa voters would view Hart as an illegitimate congresswoman if installed by House: Poll

According to the survey, which was conducted for American Action Network by Republican polling firm Cygnal, 7-in-10 voters in the district say a dispute about election results should be decided by Iowa’s courts, while just 9% want the dispute decided by lawmakers in Washington. The poll includes two-thirds of voters who say they voted for […]

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2020 Is Insane! Understand Voter Emotions to Know Why.

It’s hard to find the right words to describe this election cycle. 2020 is like the gift that keeps on giving…🤯 Nothing feels normal, especially with a worldwide pandemic, an economic crisis, a vacant supreme court seat, and a divisive presidential election.

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CYGNAL ACQUIRES HARPER POLLING

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Cygnal, the New York Times’ #1 most-accurate polling firm in the nation, announced today a bold acquisition move to expand market share and bring on board more elite clients in the political and public affairs sector. Harper Polling, an industry-leading polling firm with an outstanding reputation in Congress and in state capitals […]

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