Data For Progress
August 10, 2018 8:47 AM   Subscribe

The New Progressive Agenda Project gives policymakers and advocates reliable congressional district and state-level polling data that would normally be out of reach for even the best-funded campaign. In the coming weeks, we’ll be periodically releasing new data on progressive proposals that are message-tested and ready to be introduced in the 116th Congress. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand makes the case for family leave - Senator Tammy Baldwin makes the case for employee governance (also known as worker co-determination) - Senator Cory Booker makes the case for a federal investment in fair housing - State Senate candidate Zellnor Myrie looks at public housing from a state perspective - State Senator Kevin de León makes the case for free college - Political scientist David Faris makes the case for DC, Puerto Rico and territory statehood. Polling The Left Agenda: numbers show support for broad leftist policy among rural, urban, and suburban voters.
posted by The Whelk (6 comments total) 29 users marked this as a favorite
I am loving the new wave of progressive think tanks such as Data for Progress and the People's Policy Project.

I was surprised to see how well statehood for DC, Puerto Rico et al performs, even when respondents are told it is highly likely to advantage the Democratic Party. I was interested in David Faris' idea of granting statehood to DC and our various colonial possessions, but skeptical that it would be feasible in our political system; but with such wide-ranging support it seems like an absolute no-brainer to me.
posted by miltthetank at 9:10 AM on August 10, 2018

Loving this data, but for a document on the internet really wishing they made some different choices with regard to contrast for their charts. Makes reading them a little difficult as I try to tease out which gradient belongs to which group in places.

But that's a small grump; this is fascinating data.
posted by nubs at 10:14 AM on August 10, 2018

Here in Wisconsin, legislators run their own surveys sometimes. Sometimes those legislators' biases or inexperience can hamper the quality of those surveys. I think we would be well-served by having a non-partisan government agency that specializes in this stuff to survey the constituents. This is in a certain sense complementary to the ideally non-partisan work of drawing district maps.
posted by Jpfed at 10:23 AM on August 10, 2018 [1 favorite]

Fuck yeah! Reasonable policies presented by viable politicians. Its like we're trying to win :)
posted by Anchorite_of_Palgrave at 12:17 PM on August 10, 2018 [1 favorite]

Election Data
posted by The Whelk at 1:01 AM on August 15, 2018

The gender gap: women are far more likely to support progressive policy
posted by The Whelk at 12:26 PM on August 15, 2018

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