The New Partisan Landscape

The latest Greenberg Quinlan Rosner survey for Democracy Corps and a close examination of the three months of surveys this year reveal a new partisan landscape in the country. Its contours were evident after Katrina and confirmed last November, but the public’s preference for Democrats has widened even further since then, pervading almost every area of political combat. Many commentators noted the different levels of enthusiasm of Democratic and Republican voters for their respective presidential candidates; others commented on the growing Democratic advantage in party identification and most recently in fundraising.

Democracy Corps with Greenberg Quinlan Rosner conducted a survey of 1,000 likely voters November 29-December 3, 2007 that took an extensive look at the issue of illegal immigration. While few issues inspire so much passion as illegal immigration, voters are looking for a solution – after this era of failing on most major problems – that builds on our immigrant tradition. In their latest strategy memo, Stan Greenberg, Al Quinlan, Mark Feierstein, and James Carville offer a progressive approach to illegal immigration that shows Democrats are very serious about getting the problem under control, and solving this problem in ways consistent with America’s values.

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