Pollster Peter Hart conducted a focus group on Jan. 8, 2015 with a dozen voters — Democrats, Republicans, and independents — in Aurora, Colo., near Denver, for the Annenberg Public Policy Center. Hart, director of APPC’s “Voices of the Voters,” convened the group just as a new, Republican-controlled Congress takes office and as candidates start emerging for the 2016 election. Hart has been conducting focus groups with voters for APPC as part of an ongoing examination of the views of the electorate since 2004.

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