APPC sponsors focus group discussion conducted by veteran pollster Peter Hart

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    On December 6, APPC sponsored a focus group of 12 local voters moderated by veteran pollster Peter Hart and held at the Policy Center on the University of Pennsylvania campus. During the session the group – which consisted of 10 Philadelphia-area residents who voted for Obama in 2008 but for a Republican candidate in the 2010 midterm elections and two Delaware residents who voted for former Delaware Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell – discussed the economy, taxes, Congress and the president, and their hopes for how Congress and the president might work together in the next two years.
     
    Read news coverage of the event:
     
    Voters Say Obama Has No Clear Narrative (U.S. News and World Report)

    Romancing the swing vote (The Los Angeles Times)

    Obama gets mixed grades from focus group (The Philadelphia Inquirer)

    Pollster: voters still can’t figure out Obama, but tax deal could help (The Christian Science Monitor)

    Tax Cut Deal: Focus Group Shows Democratic Frustration, Not Revolt (The Huffington Post)

    Analysis: Tax deal may reflect new power balance in D.C. (USA Today)

    Carl Leubsdorf: Focus group sees more positives in Obama (The Dallas Morning News)

    Tax Cuts: Why Compromise Could Help Obama (ABC News)