2018 Campaign & Lessons for 2020

By Tom Donelson
Chairman, AmericasPAC
ProjectDirector, AmericasMajorityFoundation
JD Johannes
President, VCREEK/AMG,
SeniorResearcher, AmericasMajorityFoundation

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Economic Growth and Inequality

Do voters prefer policies directed at economic growth or polices dealing with reducing the gap between the 1% and the rest of us? A national poll by Cygnal found that 51% of voters preferred economic growth and 40% preferred policies addressing the income gap between the 1% and the rest of America.

In the Voice Broadcasting polls, voters also supported Growth oriented policies with 61% of the voters preferring growth policies compared with 31% of voters wanting to deal with inequality. In February of 2018, in another Voice Broadcasting poll, 62% also supported growth-oriented policies so this is one number that stayed steady the entire political campaign.

Evolving Strategies, in their online poll, found numbers similar to Voice Broadcasting with less than 40% favoring policies dealing with inequality. With the rise of socialism within the ranks of the Democratic Party, the Republican Party is now the Party of growth and opportunity for the Middle Class and those at the bottom of economic ladder.

This particular data is important since the majority of voters are more interested in a policy of job creation and economic opportunity over dealing with inequality and the politics of envy has its limits. Punishing the rich without any corresponding benefit to the voters is not great trade off.


We asked voters if they wanted to keep Obamacare or should healthcare be reformed by allowing voters to choose less expensive plans with flexibility. Cyngal’s survey found 62% of voters preferring more flexible plans whereas only 29% of voters wanted to keep Obamacare.

In the Voice Broadcasting Poll 56% of voters wanted more flexible plan as opposed to keeping Obamacare and those who wanted to Keep Obamacare were similar to Cyngal with more notsure of which way to go.

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