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Townhall – Polls Show Americans Support Militarizing the Border and a Detain and Deport Policy

College students are being murdered while out for a run, NYPD officers brutally attacked in the streets, and daily video releases of untold masses of military-aged men freely crossing our southern border. That is the current state of the American immigration system. With eight months till Election Day, the impacts of the Biden Administration’s complete failure at border enforcement will now be the deciding issue for voters come November.  

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Listen – Brent Buchanan Joins Steve Scully on SiriusXM P.O.T.U.S. Radio, February 2024

Listen to the SiriusXM interview of our President & Founder Brent Buchanan who joined Steve Scully on the P.O.T.U.S. channel February 15th, 2024. Learn more on polling numbers and strategy, how the news cycle impacts voter perception of top issues, Biden v. Trump, and just how accurate our latest Cygnal poll was on the Chiefs victory in this year's Super Bowl 👀.

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National Poll: Voters Support a Detain-and-Deport Policy as Illegal Immigration Surges to a Top Concern 

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 15, 2024) – Cygnal, the nation's fastest growing and most accurate private polling firm, released this national poll (conducted Feb. 6-8) of general election voters.  “Illegal immigration can no longer be treated as a secondary or even a tertiary issue on the campaign trail,” said Pollster and Director of Client Strategy, Chris Lane. “Not only are voters bombarded with media coverage on the impacts of the border crisis, but they’re also experiencing it in their communities, and that gives credence to the narrative that every town is a border town. This confluence works in the Republicans’ favor because 48% of voters now say they trust the Republican Party more to address our nation’s border security, including a 2:1 margin of Independents.”

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Battleground Poll: Two Kinds of Democrats Reveal Party Division While Republicans Won’t Move Without Trump 

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 24, 2024) – Cygnal, the nation's fastest growing and most accurate private polling firm, released the following poll (conducted Jan. 16-18) of America’s toughest battleground congressional districts in the 2024 general election.  “What really stands out in this poll is the impact Donald Trump has on voter propensity in these battleground districts,” said Vice President of Polling, Brock McCleary. “Too much emphasis is put on scenarios where Trump is not the Republican nominee, but our battleground data shows Trump’s absence on the ballot would likely result in lower turnout. In other words, Republicans have more to lose than gain without Trump on the ballot.”

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Poll: 65% Willing to Deport Illegal Immigrants; 64% Want to Militarize the Border as Immigration Surges as Top Priority for Congress 

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 16, 2024) – Cygnal, the nation's fastest growing and most accurate private polling firm, released a new national poll (conducted Jan. 11-12) on an array of trending issues in the 2024 general election.  “This new national data shows just how voters view an unsecure border and the subsequent illegal immigration as a crisis, one that they believe is not being addressed by the Biden Administration,” said Cygnal President Brent Buchanan. “Republican candidates at all levels would be wise to tap into this sentiment and contrast themselves with a sheepish bench of Democrats who have largely let the issue fester to a boiling point no locality can afford to further ignore because it’s impacting voters day-to-day lives. This is also likely why our data shows huge support for mass deportations and the militarization of the Southern border.”

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Townhall – Iowa Is Not a Battleground – But It’s Always a Game Changer

Iowa is enjoying the perennial political limelight as it hosts the first true contest in the GOP presidential primary. Not surprisingly, leftists have taken to deriding this largely white, agrarian, “fly-over state” as purely symbolic of the GOP’s primary race to nominate someone they’ll end up painting as extreme anyway. While Iowa is not a battleground state under this new political landscape, its place as the first-in-the-nation in a major political party primary is incredibly important to not just tradition but setting the tone for the rest of the primary. 

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Townhall – These Five States and 50,000 Voters Will Decide America’s Future

With less than a year from the close of the 2024 presidential election, most people think the political landscape could not be more uncertain. Will Trump secure the GOP nomination? Will Biden remain on the Democratic ticket? Will Robert F. Kennedy Jr. get his name on the ballot in all states, or at least those that matter? Will No Labels field a unity ticket? Will Trump’s indictments (which most see as politically motivated) lead to convictions, and will Hunter Biden’s corruption investigations bludgeon his father’s chances? 

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Poll: RFK Jr., Manchin’s Impact on 2024 + Newsom’s Failed ‘Plan B’ Experiment and Party Extremism 

WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 13, 2023) – Cygnal, the nation's fastest growing and most accurate private polling firm, released a new national poll (conducted Dec. 5-7) on an array of trending international and domestic topics along with the 2024 general election.  “With less than a year until the 2024 election, our final poll of the year offers some clear insights on the potential impact of RFK Jr. and Joe Manchin in a Biden-Trump rematch,” said Vice President of Polling, Brock McCleary. “Despite prevailing narratives suggesting RFK ‘steals’ equally from Trump and Biden, he is hurting Biden more than Trump. Kennedy wins more Democrats and left-leaning Independents than he does Republicans. Add Manchin to the mix and the race moves back to a tie.”

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The Dallas Morning News – Hispanics in the Rio Grande Valley are now swing voters

In the 2020 presidential election, no region of the country surprised national political experts more than the Rio Grande Valley  in south Texas. Counties like Starr which Hilary Clinton won overwhelmingly with 79% of the vote in 2016 shifted hard towards Donald Trump and the Republican Party four short years later.  Some political analysts have […]

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Listen – Mitch Brown Joins Randy Tobler on Missouri Radio Interview

Listen to the radio interview of our Pollster & Director of Political Strategy Mitch Brown who joined Randy Tobler on central Missouri's flagship station 93.9 The Eagle and capital Jefferson City’s KWOS channel on Tuesday, November 21, 2023. Listen to discover insights on 2024 head-to-head matchups, the impact of third party candidates, public vs. private polling, and more.

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