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Fans Agree Coaching Changes, Signing DeSean Jackson Were Team’s Best Offseason Moves 

Alexandria, VA – As training camp begins today, Vox Populi Polling found the majority of Washington, DC area residents who list the Redskins as their favorite team have limited hopes for this upcoming season. Specifically, 48 percent believe the team will win 6-9 games, 14 percent believe they will win 4-5 games and 6 percent believe they will win 3 or fewer. However, a little over a quarter of Redskins fans remain optimistic about the 2014 season, with 25 percent believing the Redskins will win 10-15 games and 3 percent believe they will go undefeated this season. Redskins fans also said that firing Mike Shanahan and signing DeSean Jackson were the team’s best offseason moves, along with hiring new Coach Jay Gruden.
 
“After the heartache of last season, the majority of Redskins fans are lukewarm about the upcoming season,” said Vox Populi Polling spokeswoman Lisa Boothe. “They are, however, happy with the team’s coaching changes and the signing of DeSean Jackson.”
 
The sample size for the survey is 701 self-declared NFL fans. The margin of error for the full sample is +/- 3.7%.  352 interviewees indicated that the Redskins are their favorite DC area sports team. The margin of error for this subsample is +/- 5.2%. All interviews were completed using automated telephone technology and conducted July 20-21, 2014 by Vox Populi Polling. All respondents live in either Washington, DC, the Commonwealth of Virginia within the Washington DMA, or in one of the following counties in the state of Maryland: Montgomery, Prince George’s, Charles, St. Mary’s, and Calvert. The total percentages for responses may not equal 100% due to rounding.
 
For more information and to see the survey results, click here.
 
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Local Fans Don’t Find Redskins Name Offensive, Won’t Purchase New Team Merchandise 

On the eve of the Redskins reporting to training camp, a new Vox Populi poll found that in the Washington, DC area 65 percent of NFL fans reject changing the team name. Among Redskins fans, that number rises to 77 percent. Of the NFL fans polled, 71 percent said the Redskins name is not offensive and 83 of the individuals who identified themselves as Redskins fans do not find it offensive. Further, 56 percent of those polled said that they would not purchase new merchandise if the Redskins were to change their name. 

“It appears that Washington Redskins fans are standing behind owner Dan Snyder’s commitment to keep their team name,” said Vox Populi polling spokeswoman Lisa Boothe. “Despite calls from some to change the Redskins’ namesake, the vast majority of fans do not find the team name offensive. In another sign of support, the majority of Washington, DC fans would not purchase new team merchandise if the Redskins changed their name.”

The Vox Populi survey of 701 self-declared NFL fans was conducted July 20-21. All respondents live in either Washington, DC, the Commonwealth of Virginia within the Washington DMA, or in one of the following counties in the state of Maryland: Montgomery, Prince George’s, Charles, St. Mary’s, and Calvert.

For more information and to see the survey results, click here.


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Vox Populi Poll Finds That Majority of Americans are Tuned in and Blaming Obama’s Policies, Concerned About Costs 

Alexandria, VA – A new national Vox Populi Polling survey found that 86 percent of Americans are paying attention to media reports about the current immigration crisis surrounding the influx of unaccompanied minors from various Central America countries. The survey which was conducted from July 15th to the 16th found that a high number of voters find President Obama’s immigration policies to blame for the crisis. Additionally, Americans are concerned about the costs associated with individuals crossing the border.

Key Findings

·       47 percent of Americans are paying a lot of attention to the current immigration crisis and 39 percent are paying some attention.

·       38 percent of Americans believe we need to completely secure the border, refuse government services to illegal immigrants, and encourage undocumented immigrants to return to their home countries. 

·       In response to a question about President Obama’s $3.7 billion funding request, 53 percent of Americans believe we cannot afford to house and care for individuals who have crossed the border.

·       62 percent of Americans believe our weakness in enforcing immigration laws, our failure to secure the border, and passage of laws like the DREAM Act has encouraged the influx.

·       52 percent of Americans disagree with the statement that unwillingness on the part of Republicans to support President Obama and Congressional Democrats’ comprehensive immigration reform is to blame.

To see the full results and methodology, click here. For crosstabs, click here


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Over 70 Percent of Primary Voters in SC, NH and IA Would Consider Supporting Romney

 Alexandria, VA – In surveys conducted in the early primary states of South Carolina, New Hampshire and Iowa, Vox Populi Polling found that over 70 percent of Republican primary voters would be open to a Mitt Romney presidential run in 2016.

“Even though he did not capture the presidency in 2012, it is clear that there is still a lot of goodwill amongst Republican voters for Mitt Romney,” said Vox Populi Polling partner and pollster Alicia Downs.

Among 576 active South Carolina voters, 415 active New Hampshire voters and 572 active voters in Iowa, we found that Republican primary voters were open to voting for Mitt Romney if he sought the 2016 nomination. The surveys were conducted July 11-13, 2014. 

South Carolina

·       23 percent would definitely vote for him

·       51 percent would consider voting for him

New Hampshire

·       30 percent would definitely vote for him

·       47 percent would consider voting for him

Iowa

·       21 percent would definitely vote for him

·       53 percent would consider voting for him

To see the full results and methodology, click here.


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“There is a rare, overwhelming and incredibly diverse consensus among voters that ECPA needs to be updated. In every area surveyed, more than 80 percent of voters feel it is time to update the law. These levels of support are nearly unheard of in politics today. And what may be even more remarkable than the consensus is the consistency of this support regardless of gender, age, race or party affiliation. All candidates should note that this issue carries power whether they are involved in general election races or primary campaigns,” said Brent Seaborn of Vox Populi Polling

On behalf of the Digital 4th Coalition we ran surveys in six states (AR, CO, GA, NH, NV, and VA) as well as the Los Angeles media market. You can read about the results here

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Fans Agree Coaching Changes, Signing DeSean Jackson Were Team’s Best Offseason Moves 

Alexandria, VA – As training camp begins today, Vox Populi Polling found the majority of Washington, DC area residents who list the Redskins as their favorite team have limited hopes for this upcoming season. Specifically, 48 percent believe the team will win 6-9 games, 14 percent believe they will win 4-5 games and 6 percent believe they will win 3 or fewer. However, a little over a quarter of Redskins fans remain optimistic about the 2014 season, with 25 percent believing the Redskins will win 10-15 games and 3 percent believe they will go undefeated this season. Redskins fans also said that firing Mike Shanahan and signing DeSean Jackson were the team’s best offseason moves, along with hiring new Coach Jay Gruden.
 
“After the heartache of last season, the majority of Redskins fans are lukewarm about the upcoming season,” said Vox Populi Polling spokeswoman Lisa Boothe. “They are, however, happy with the team’s coaching changes and the signing of DeSean Jackson.”
 
The sample size for the survey is 701 self-declared NFL fans. The margin of error for the full sample is +/- 3.7%.  352 interviewees indicated that the Redskins are their favorite DC area sports team. The margin of error for this subsample is +/- 5.2%. All interviews were completed using automated telephone technology and conducted July 20-21, 2014 by Vox Populi Polling. All respondents live in either Washington, DC, the Commonwealth of Virginia within the Washington DMA, or in one of the following counties in the state of Maryland: Montgomery, Prince George’s, Charles, St. Mary’s, and Calvert. The total percentages for responses may not equal 100% due to rounding.
 
For more information and to see the survey results, click here.
 
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Local Fans Don’t Find Redskins Name Offensive, Won’t Purchase New Team Merchandise 

On the eve of the Redskins reporting to training camp, a new Vox Populi poll found that in the Washington, DC area 65 percent of NFL fans reject changing the team name. Among Redskins fans, that number rises to 77 percent. Of the NFL fans polled, 71 percent said the Redskins name is not offensive and 83 of the individuals who identified themselves as Redskins fans do not find it offensive. Further, 56 percent of those polled said that they would not purchase new merchandise if the Redskins were to change their name. 

“It appears that Washington Redskins fans are standing behind owner Dan Snyder’s commitment to keep their team name,” said Vox Populi polling spokeswoman Lisa Boothe. “Despite calls from some to change the Redskins’ namesake, the vast majority of fans do not find the team name offensive. In another sign of support, the majority of Washington, DC fans would not purchase new team merchandise if the Redskins changed their name.”

The Vox Populi survey of 701 self-declared NFL fans was conducted July 20-21. All respondents live in either Washington, DC, the Commonwealth of Virginia within the Washington DMA, or in one of the following counties in the state of Maryland: Montgomery, Prince George’s, Charles, St. Mary’s, and Calvert.

For more information and to see the survey results, click here.


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Vox Populi Poll Finds That Majority of Americans are Tuned in and Blaming Obama’s Policies, Concerned About Costs 

Alexandria, VA – A new national Vox Populi Polling survey found that 86 percent of Americans are paying attention to media reports about the current immigration crisis surrounding the influx of unaccompanied minors from various Central America countries. The survey which was conducted from July 15th to the 16th found that a high number of voters find President Obama’s immigration policies to blame for the crisis. Additionally, Americans are concerned about the costs associated with individuals crossing the border.

Key Findings

·       47 percent of Americans are paying a lot of attention to the current immigration crisis and 39 percent are paying some attention.

·       38 percent of Americans believe we need to completely secure the border, refuse government services to illegal immigrants, and encourage undocumented immigrants to return to their home countries. 

·       In response to a question about President Obama’s $3.7 billion funding request, 53 percent of Americans believe we cannot afford to house and care for individuals who have crossed the border.

·       62 percent of Americans believe our weakness in enforcing immigration laws, our failure to secure the border, and passage of laws like the DREAM Act has encouraged the influx.

·       52 percent of Americans disagree with the statement that unwillingness on the part of Republicans to support President Obama and Congressional Democrats’ comprehensive immigration reform is to blame.

To see the full results and methodology, click here. For crosstabs, click here


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