Randall Woodfin Elected Mayor of Birmingham

Alabama's largest city voted for new leadership yesterday giving Randall Woodfin and progressives an impressive victory. Chism Strategies joined a broad coalition of organized labor, civil rights and equal rights advocates in an aggressive grassroots campaign that resulted in an 18% win marg…

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Mississippi Voters Gradual in Shift Away from Current State Flag

For the first time on record, support for the current Mississippi state flag polls less than a majority. But those who want to keep this controversial banner still outnumber advocates of a new state flag. This recent polling shows a 16% change in public opinion over the last sixteen years. …

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Non College Whites on Russian Meddling in 2016 Elections: Who Cares?

For the last four months Chism Strategies has conducted 8 waves of surveys, asking a total of more than 6700 non college whites what should be the #1 issue for our elected leaders in Washington. Absolutely zero have offered Russian hacking into our elections as the top concern. What is the m…

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Senior Voters Rule in Municipal Elections

A recent publication by Portland State University reminds us how important older voters are in municipal elections. A 2016 study of 45 cities in the USA found that the average age of a municipal voters was 15 years older than the average age of the registered voter.  And not surpri…

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Don’t Dishonor Our Vets

A plurality of Non College Whites agree that President Trump was too slow in condemning Nazi’s and other hate groups and that dishonors the memory of brave servicemen and women who fought in WWII to defeat Nazis.” 47% agree. 37% disagree.  The older the non college white, th…

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