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Colorado 2016 Presidential Voter Opinion Survey

Download Survey Summary, Toplines and Tabs Magellan Strategies 2016 Colorado Presidential Survey Results Magellan Strategies today released the results of a live landline and cell phone survey of 500 likely general election voters in Colorado. The interviews were conducted August 29th to 31st and the survey has a margin of error of +/- [...]

By |September 8th, 2016|

Raise The Bar / Amendment 71 Voter Opinion Survey

Download Survey Summary, Toplines and Tabs     Amendment 71 Survey Results Magellan Strategies today released the results of a live landline and cell phone survey of 500 likely general election voters in Colorado. The interviews were conducted August 29th to 31st and the survey has a margin of error of +/- 4.38% at [...]

By |September 7th, 2016|

Colorado Minimum Wage / Amendment 70 Voter Opinion Survey

Download Survey Summary, Toplines and Tabs     Colorado Minimum Wage / Amendment 70 Survey Results Magellan Strategies today released the results of a live landline and cell phone survey of 500 likely general election voters in Colorado. The interviews were conducted August 29th to 31st and the survey has a margin of error [...]

By |September 6th, 2016|

ColoradoCare / Amendment 69 Voter Opinion Survey

Download Survey Summary, Toplines and Tabs   Amendment 69 Survey Results Magellan Strategies today released the results of a live landline and cell phone survey of 500 likely general election voters in Colorado. The interviews were conducted August 29th to 31st and the survey has a margin of error of +/- 4.38% at the [...]

By |September 6th, 2016|

Are Colorado Republicans Going to Vote This November?

What's the million dollar question for Colorado political pundits, reporters, campaign professionals and pollsters this election cycle?  If you ask the team here at Magellan Strategies it is ... drum roll please ... How many Colorado Republicans will turnout to vote this November? That's right, how many registered Republicans will decide to hang in there, bite [...]

By |August 23rd, 2016|

The Huge Benefits of Using Modeled Voter Data

Using modeled voter data to target voters can provide huge benefits and advantages for a political campaign. If you have ever managed or worked on a political campaign it is likely you had to make decisions about voter targeting. In other words, what voters should receive the candidate's first biography mail piece? What voters should [...]

By |August 15th, 2016|

4 Things Every Ballot Initiative Should Have to Win Voter Approval

The Colorado Constitution contains a provision called the Taxpayer Bill of Rights, or "TABOR", which requires state, local and county governments to obtain voter approval to issue bonds (increase debt), increase a mill levy or a sales tax. Basically any time a government wishes to raise revenue for any purpose they are required to [...]

By |August 4th, 2016|

Automated Voice Recorded Voter Opinion Surveys: The Good and The Bad

Political candidates, campaign professionals, political observers and the media refer to automated voice recorded surveys in many different ways. These include "IVR (interactive voice recorded) survey", "flash poll", "robo-poll", or a "push-button poll". These connotations do not exactly inspire trust and confidence in the survey method to measure voter opinion accurately. However, as a [...]

By |July 28th, 2016|

The Truth: Why Online Sample Sucks for Voter Opinion Surveys

As a political pollster I often get asked by clients and the media if Magellan Strategies uses online sample for voter opinion surveys. This is a very good question, and shows that people are aware of the rapid decline of voter households with a landline telephone, and the growth of "cell phone only" or "cell [...]

By |July 21st, 2016|

Democratic Legislative Candidate Highlights Issue of Family Safety and Security

Last Sunday I came home from picking my kids up from camp and found a palm card on my doorstep from a Democratic legislative candidate. It always surprises me when a Democratic candidate leaves something at our house or knocks on our door because my wife and I are Republican Primary voters.  The political pollster [...]

By |July 19th, 2016|