A new national survey of likely Democratic primary and caucus voters in the 2020 election finds that conventional wisdom is off-base when it comes to Democratic voters’ views of Israel, American policy toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, or America’s role in the Middle East. In fact, similar to American Jews, Democratic primary and caucus voters hold very nuanced views on these issues – they support Israel despite their distaste for Prime Minister Netanyahu, they want the U.S. to be an honest broker that will push both Israelis and Palestinians to end their conflict, and they don’t support BDS (the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement) but they don’t want to penalize people who boycott Israel.
Venezuelan society is highly-polarized, and its volatile political climate and dire economic conditions pose multiple challenges for domestic and international actors trying to navigate the situation. A new GBAO poll, conducted with global strategy firm Albright Stonebridge Group last month in Venezuela, sheds light on public opinion on key issues related to the ongoing crisis.
Qualitative and quantitative research conducted by GBAO on behalf of Center for American Progress reveals important gaps in voters’ basic understanding of U.S. foreign policy objectives and widespread confusion about what the nation is trying to achieve in the world, and provides overwhelming evidence that American voters want the United States to be “strong at home” first and foremost to help it compete in the world.
This year, Chicago saw a political earthquake unlike anything it had previously experienced. In a town known for its impenetrable “political machine”, a newcomer took the reins of the city as its 56th mayor. Lori Lightfoot will not only be the first woman of color and the first openly gay person to lead Chicago, but she did so by taking on the machine and winning. GBAO is proud to be part of the Lightfoot team from day one.
Jewish voters heard the dog whistles too - 72% say Trump was responsible for the shooting in Pittsburgh. Not only does Trump's embrace of Netanyahu fail to mitigate his embrace of right-wing extremists, Jews disagree with Netanyahu and Trump on their policies.