2016 POLL RESULTS:
Tuesday, November 8
Race/Topic Poll Results
Monday, November 7
Race/Topic Poll Results
December 2, 2016 - "Pence Well-Positioned to Further Expand the Vice Presidency," - "Pence brings one other strength to Washington: his relative popularity. According to Gallup's final pre-election poll, conducted Nov. 1-6, Pence ended the 2016 presidential campaign as the best-liked of the four candidates on the major party tickets. His 49% favorable rating among registered voters was significantly higher than Trump's 37%, Hillary Clinton's 42% and Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine's 39%." by V. Lance Tarrance, Jr.
November 7, 2016 - "America's Unique and Controversial Electoral College" - "Every four years, Americans choose their next president using a unique -- if not controversial and even arcane -- system called the Electoral College... The U.S. system is the only current example in the world in which a head of state of a democracy is elected so indirectly." by V. Lance Tarrance, Jr.
September 22 , 2016 - "It's All About the Debates Now" - "Debates have become the Super Bowl of the race for the White House, with candidates performing not only for the tens of millions of potential voters tuning in, but also for the millions more who may be influenced by secondary coverage days later." by V. Lance Tarrance, Jr.
August 3, 2016 - "Fear of the 'Greater of Two Evils' Could Spur High Turnout" - "Unable to transform their images with voters, the 2016 presidential candidates will likely focus on vilifying their opponent in an unprecedented race to the…" by V. Lance Tarrance, Jr.
July 6, 2016 - "Sometimes Party Loyalty Asks Too Much" - "Cross-pressures could impact this election in several ways. It could delay voter decisions, keep voters home, and conflict voter confidence and promote a "lesser of two evils" vote." by V. Lance Tarrance, Jr.
January 6, 2016 - FOXNews.com - "If Trump gets the GOP nomination will it hand Democrats a win in 2016? Not necessarily!" - "...For many Republicans outside the Washington area, Trump’s candidacy has been a breath of fresh air in an atmosphere of suffocating campaign double-talk, political correctness and the business-as-usual approach of the political class in the nation’s capital........ Trump, with his “Make America Great Again” theme, has the potential to win states in the Midwest like Michigan, Wisconsin and Ohio (“make the industrial states great again”) ........This would mean getting support from more blue-collar and white working-class voters, not just suburban, college-educated, white-collar voters. These angriest voters have been attracted to Trump largely for his unique leadership style – yes, I said “style,” not “policy” – and this is what makes this election year totally different, one that no Romney or McCain would understand........ Now is not the time to be conflicted. Now is the time to realign the Republican party with key Midwest states, and Trump may have the answer. In just a few weeks, the 2016 primaries may also have the answer." by V. Lance Tarrance, Jr.
"At lunch one day with James Carville in Washington D.C., I asked him which Republican consultant he most disliked going up against. He answered very quickly, 'Lance Tarrance, because he knows how to interpret a poll and understands strategy'. I learned how good Lance was in the 1982 campaign against us. I would use Lance in all campaigns after that," pg,171.
"Democracy for Hire, A History of American Political Consulting", by Dennis W. John (2016) Oxford University Press"
....political consultants are essential to modern campaigning...and make a positive contribution to democracy and public discourse... and have become key factors in the electoral success of candidates for high office...Chapter 2 looks at the formative years of public opinion research... Chapter 7 focuses on the evolution of polling, looking at how the science, techniques, and technology of public research have changed... by the time he was 30 years old, V. Lance Tarrance had climbed high in Republican circles (earlier)... Tarrance was elevated to Research Director of the RNC; at 28 he was the youngest ever to hold that position," see the Tarrance profile pgs. 154-156; other pgs. 89, 92, 108, 151, 247, 478, and 483.