RNC Dispatch: American Views


Bill McInturff is now giving a presentation at the Humphrey Institute on the polling that we previously posted on.

One of the most striking things he highlighted were the convergence of views by Republicans, Democrats, and Independents on international concerns (slide 5 below). “American’s Dependence on Foreign Oil,” “The Global Economy and Trade,” and “Terrorism” were in each group’s top three. This bodes well for building consensus to move forward on each. This is true for “America’s dependence on foreign oil” in particular, which was listed as the top priority by twice as many voters (33% vs. 67%) in July 2008 as in September 2007 (slide 3 below).