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Observer: NRA Slipping With Voters, Though Media Has Moved on From Gun Control

Monday, September 10, 2018

The National Rifle Association is striking out with voters. A new report from the progressive think tank Navigator Research shows the NRA has suffered “lasting damage” since the Parkland shooting. In fact, Navigator writes “the group is now underwater, and shows no signs of bouncing back.”

Huffington Post: Republicans Plan To Run Close To Trump. A New Poll Shows Why That’s A Bad Idea.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Republicans have made clear they plan to run close to President Donald Trump in the campaign for November’s midterm elections, believing his ability to energize the Republican base is the only way to offset a blue wave of enthusiastic Democratic voters. A new poll from a coalition of Democratic groups casts doubt on that strategy, showing the GOP will suffer as campaigns center around the president’s personality and record, and Democrats portray Republicans as Trump’s servants.

New York Magazine: How Should Democrats Tackle Trump in the Midterms? Focus on His Narcissism

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The warning has been inescapable to the point of being exhausting over the first 18 months of the Donald Trump era. Democrats have been told that they simply must come up with a positive message that’s not just anti-White House; if they fail to do so, the midterms — and then 2020 — will surely bring years of unrelenting doom to the left. The party’s taken the basic message to heart: It’s now hard to find a candidate out there campaigning on anything other than bread-and-butter issues like health care, immigration, and economic opportunity. Some avoid mentioning Trump altogether.

VOX: Most Americans don’t realize Robert Mueller’s investigation has uncovered crimes

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

A majority of Americans — 59 percent — say in a new survey that Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia and the 2016 campaign has not yet uncovered evidence of any crimes, even though in reality, Mueller has already obtained five guilty pleas and 17 criminal indictments. That’s according to a new survey from Navigator Research that looks at Americans’ view of the probe and ought to reshape the debate over the Russia investigation’s role in both media coverage and Democratic Party messaging.

TIME: Democrats Have Avoided Talking About Russia. Here’s Why That’s Changing

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Surveys show many Americans remain unaware of the facts. One, conducted by Global Strategy Group, GBA Strategies and Navigator Research and released Wednesday, shows 41% of respondents said the Mueller probe has found no crimes. Among Republicans, that number is 85%.

McClatchy: Dem operatives craft Trump-Mueller message for 2018 elections

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

According to recommendations released Wednesday by Navigator, a group of leading party pollsters and strategists who are trying to help progressive leaders and Democratic candidates devise the most politically effective messages for 2018, 59 percent of the public thinks the special counsel investigation into Russia’s attempts to support Donald Trump’s campaign has yet to reveal any evidence of wrongdoing by his team.

The Washington Post: New coalition aims to improve Democratic messaging against Trump

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

THE BIG IDEA: Many Democratic talking heads make weak arguments on television that fail to move voters. To address this, several groups and top pollsters on the left are teaming up to launch a new project that will conduct surveys and convene focus groups to produce monthly guidance with the most politically potent lines of attack against President Trump and congressional Republicans.

NBC News: New project aims to frame progressive messaging on economy, corruption and Trump

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

A new research project spearheaded by a coalition of progressive pollsters and advocacy group leaders released their first findings Wednesday.

Called the Navigator Project, the group’s goal is to release monthly research designed to help progressive campaigns and advocates use language that resonates better with voters.

The Hill: New Dem polling effort aims to sharpen message for midterms

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

A high-profile group of Democratic strategists and pollsters are launching a new effort to help their party sharpen their messaging against President Trump and Republicans ahead of the 2018 midterms.

The new monthly polling project, named “Navigator Research,” focused its first round of research on the economy, corruption and Trump.