The Society of Presidential Pollsters Endowed Lecture 2021 - Shared screen with speaker view
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Do you think younger people's views on bipartisanship versus one-party governance may be related to their being raised during a time of polarization or do you think it is just "life cycle" impatience?
So, do you think that the debate over the Dems reconciliation bill should be about substance as opposed to size of the package ($3.5T vs. $1.5T)?
To what extent do you think that attitudes toward institutions are explained by Democrats being happy they won and Republicans feeling cheated?
To what extent do you think that attitudes toward Congress reflect the large spending on Stimulus/Pandemic Relief, especially with money going directly into peoples’ pockets?
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It doesn’t look like you asked about Afghanistan. Do you think this could be a severe blow to Biden’s credibility?
This is fascinating. It appears that voters know that some of the changes that started post-1994 have made our Congress less workable.
I agree Dr. Brown.
Is it a bit of utopian thinking by Democrats to believe that bipartisan solutions are on the uptick since Biden took office? I believe the Republicans still have their self-interests in mind.
William -- Yes -- and/but Dems wanting to move forward absent bipartisanship is also about their self-interest. Famously Sen. Henry Clay (who was known as the "Great Compromiser") defined compromise as being about "giving up something you want" for a larger goal.
Yay! Constitution Preamble questions!
Interesting, this is something of a "flip" (age splits) with confidence about the future (older were more confident)...what do you think this is about?
There was an "impatience" among conservatives on nominating and confirming conservative Supreme Court justices -- and they were willing to "break" the norms/system to wield raw power (like getting rid of the filibuster and packing the court).
Post Trump political fatigue
Yes, I think there is post-Obama and post-Trump fatigue (each side organized and exhausted themselves to combat their opposition president).
Have you generated any data (public opinion) on the Democratic in-fighting between progressives (AOC), moderates (Schumer) and conservatives (Manchin)?
Pew's validated voter analysis confirms this -- see: https://www.pewresearch.org/politics/2021/06/30/behind-bidens-2020-victory/
Persuasion matters -- mobilization may not be the end thing about this.
Sorry -- meant to type "mobilization may not be the only thing to focus on" (can't type and talk at the same time!)
And the Republicans are more unified around the more conservative agenda (less infighting or not??
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