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Inside the GOP: Report on focus groups with Evangelical, Tea Party, and moderate Republicans
Posted By Guest Author On October 17, 2013 @ 5:30 am In Data Analysis,Politics,Psychology,Think Tank | Comments Disabled
If you want to understand the government shutdown and crisis in Washington, you need to get inside the base of the Republican Party. That is what we are doing in the Republican Party Project and these focus groups with Evangelicals, Tea Party, and moderate Republicans. All the passion, nuances and divisions found expression when we conducted this work in the summer.
Understand that the base thinks they are losing politically and losing control of the country – and their starting reaction is “worried,” “discouraged,” “scared,” and “concerned” about the direction of the country – and a little powerless to change course. They think Obama has imposed his agenda, while Republicans in DC let him get away with it.
Stan Greenberg, James Carville, and Erica Seifert
Democracy Corps, October 3, 2013
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