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Marshall for Medium: “Trump Has Earned Impeachment”

Originally shared on PPI's Medium channel. Donald Trump’s shambolic presidency has been one long, nauseating exercise in defining American democracy down. He’s relentlessly undermined the norms that uphold our Constitutional order, while abusing the powers of the presidency to pursue his own selfish interests at the expense of our nation’s interests. There is no clearer…

PPI’s Ben Ritz Discusses Social Security Trustees Report on C-SPAN

PPI's Ben Ritz joined an expert panel on Capitol Hill last week to discuss the recently published report by Social Security's trustees. The annual report projected that the program's trust funds face insolvency within the next 16 years, after which point beneficiaries face the prospect of an across-the-board cut of 23 percent. All panelists encouraged…

The Hill: Trade is popular in swing states, among Democrats

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…

Financial Times: Who will be Hillary Clinton’s vice-presidential pick?

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…

The News & Observer: The new Edsels? The hard selling of Clinton and Trump

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…

Charlotte Observer: How swing voters could swing – to Trump

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…

U.S. News: The Unpopular Winners

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…

Politico: Purple Reign?

A PPI survey was one of the topics of discussion in Politico’s Morning Trade. Veteran Democratic pollster Peter Brodnitz says there’s a big misconception about how voters view trade, noting a new Progressive Policy Institute poll that shows 65 percent of swing voters in four battleground states think manufacturing jobs have been lost to cheap…

Financial Times: White House Countdown – Toilet talk

The Financial Times referenced a PPI survey in an article about the American presidential primaries. As the campaigns inch towards the general election, new polling suggests that the eventual Republican and Democratic nominees will have to perform some nimble adjustments to their policy messages if they are to successfully lure swing voters, my colleague Sam…

McClatchy: Who will win over the voters who aren’t angry?

A recent poll conducted by the PPI was cited in this McClatchy article on swing voters in the upcoming election. Swing voters aren’t angry. But they’re tired of nasty, strident partisan rhetoric, and they don’t believe the economy is rigged against them. Those are among the findings of a survey of swing voters in four…
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