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By / 6.28.2016

On what basis should presidential nominees pick their running mates? Theories abound, but there’s scant proof that vice presidential candidates ever change electoral outcomes. It’s still an important choice that says much about a nominee’s political psychology and needs. But selecting a veep, like pairing wines with food, is more art than science. There used […]

By / 6.23.2016

The ‘Brexit’ tide at last seems to have hit the sturdy seawall of British common sense. Heading into today’s national referendum, polls show rising support for staying in the European Union. True, the contest remains a dead heat and could go either way. But the momentum apparently shifted after last week’s shocking murder of Labour […]

The Hill’s Vicki Needham cited a PPI poll and quoted both PPI President Will Marshall and Senior Fellow for Trade and Global Opportunity Ed Gerwin in an article on how voter’s opinions on trade will impact the election. Voters in four battleground states — Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and Ohio — expressed positive views about the […]

By / 6.22.2016

On Saturday, Donald Trump issued an “emergency” appeal seeking $100,000 for his campaign “to help get our ads on the air.” This was odd for three reasons. First, according to his own commercials, the main premise of Trump’s campaign was that he would pay for it himself. Second, Trump’s campaign disclosure forms allege that his […]

By and / 6.22.2016

The Washington Post’s Catherine Rampell recently detailed the economic carnage that would result from Donald Trump’s reckless approach to trade — including likely recessions, millions of lost jobs, and higher prices for American consumers. As we’ve detailed, protectionism is bad economics. But, apparently, it’s been good politics for Trump as well as Bernie Sanders, both […]

PPI President Will Marshall was quoted in the Financial Times about his thoughts on who Hillary Clinton should choose for her running mate. The improbable elevation of Trump to the GOP nomination leaves open a vast swath of political terrain across the middle. It puts in play all kinds of moderate Republicans, particularly suburbanites, particularly […]

PPI President Will Marshall was quoted in an article from The News & Observer, which discussed the unpopularity of both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and how that will affect undecided voters. Somehow a brand is needed that will woo the swing voters, whose top priority is seeing their economic situation improve. That doesn’t lend […]

David Lightman of The Charlotte Observer cited a PPI survey in his article on general election swing voters. One survey in battlegrounds Colorado, Florida, Nevada and Ohio finds that swing voters are 21 percent of the electorate and voted for different parties in the last two elections, 2012 and 2014. They largely call themselves independents (84 […]

By / 5.3.2016

Now that Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas has announced Carly Fiorina as his vice presidential pick — an unusual move for a presidential candidate trailing in the polls and weeks out from his party’s convention — speculation will inevitably follow about who front-runners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump might select as running mates. Not only should […]

PPI President Will Marshall was quoted in a piece from U.S. News & World Report on the unpopularity of both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Clinton has a golden resume in conventional terms, having served as secretary of state, U.S. senator from New York and first lady when her husband Bill was president. She is […]