Mark Kelly and Martha McSally are neck and neck already. What that means for 2020

Opinion: Gear up for another fight: A new poll suggests Arizona's U.S. Senate race could be even closer than it was in 2018. If you liked all the political ads in 2018, you will absolutely love 2020. Arizona could become the center of the political universe by this time next year. The most recent polling by [...]

By |2019-05-21T17:37:08-07:00May 19th, 2019|Political Analysis|Comments Off on Mark Kelly and Martha McSally are neck and neck already. What that means for 2020

APS secretly paid to defeat the campaigns I ran. Here’s how it can make things right

Opinion: APS's involvement in the 2014 election raised plenty of legal and ethical questions. But there are ways to restore shattered trust. Arizonans now know what has been suspected for years – that Pinnacle West, the parent company of Arizona Public Service, secretly spent more than $10 million in 2014 to defeat pro-clean energy commission candidates Vernon Parker, [...]

By |2019-06-06T10:10:51-07:00April 13th, 2019|Political Analysis|Comments Off on APS secretly paid to defeat the campaigns I ran. Here’s how it can make things right

It’s OK to believe in climate change and be a Republican

Opinion: Take it from a Republican: Our party is missing the point of climate change. And if we don't change, voters will replace us. It’s OK to believe in climate change and be Republican. Actually, it's OK to believe in climate change and be a good Republican. A few months ago, I had lunch with a senior Republican official in [...]

By |2019-05-21T17:34:17-07:00February 23rd, 2019|Political Analysis|Comments Off on It’s OK to believe in climate change and be a Republican

Why I’m pulling for Kelli Ward to lead the Arizona Republican Party

Opinion: AZ GOP has always been highly conservative, so Kelli Ward is no aberration. And she brings skills that could put the party in great shape for 2020. What will Kelli Ward's chairmanship mean for the Arizona Republican Party? One thing is clear: Being extremely conservative isn't an aberration for the Arizona Republican Party. In order to even [...]

By |2019-05-21T17:35:11-07:00January 30th, 2019|Political Analysis|Comments Off on Why I’m pulling for Kelli Ward to lead the Arizona Republican Party

Always the Economy (Stupid): Key for Republicans on the Campaign Trail

With just a few days until one of the most consequential midterm elections of our time, indicators suggest that Republicans may struggle to retain unified control of Congress. But maintaining control simply isn’t enough, as losing any seats can make the difference between conservative policies passing or failing in the future. But all is not [...]

By |2018-11-03T18:48:59-07:00November 3rd, 2018|Political Analysis|Comments Off on Always the Economy (Stupid): Key for Republicans on the Campaign Trail

The Politics of Personal Destruction

Politics can be frustrating. This, I know from personal experience, and anyone who has followed U.S. politics—especially in the last two years—is likely to agree. It’s frustrating because for many of us, politics are personal. So when politicians make promises they don’t keep, or do things we feel will damage our great nation, we sometimes [...]

By |2017-05-09T19:03:59-07:00May 9th, 2017|Lincoln Strategy Group, Nathan Sproul, Political Analysis|Comments Off on The Politics of Personal Destruction

Technology Created Social Media Bubbles. Can it Burst Them Too?

When social media was first popularized, not long after the rise of the Internet itself, it seemed like a great equalizer. In the physical world, you barely rub shoulders with people that look and think different from you--online, there are endless possibilities to expose one's self to new lines of thought. The ability to connect with [...]

By |2017-02-17T11:39:31-07:00January 20th, 2017|Political Analysis|Comments Off on Technology Created Social Media Bubbles. Can it Burst Them Too?

The AI that Predicted the 2016 Election Winner

One notable model succeeded in predicting the election results where others failed. Called EagleAi, this artificial intelligence tool was programmed to analyze and understand various data on an unprecedented scale.

By |2016-12-16T20:07:41-07:00December 13th, 2016|Political Analysis|Comments Off on The AI that Predicted the 2016 Election Winner

Nathan Sproul| Are Undecided Voters Really That Undecided?

As Election Day is upon us and voters young and old come together at their local polling stations or send off their absentee ballots to cast their votes, I’ve been thinking more about how important it is to vote. It baffles me that so many young Americans who are legally able vote choose not to [...]

By |2016-11-08T22:43:48-07:00November 8th, 2016|Industry News and Research, Political Analysis, Politics 101|Comments Off on Nathan Sproul| Are Undecided Voters Really That Undecided?

The American Electorate Is Pulling Apart

Republished from TheHill.com.  On the turbulent heels of a historic election, one can’t help but wonder just how we’ve arrived here. Donald Trump, a party outsider, is the nominee for the Republican party, up against Democrat Hillary Clinton, a polarizing establishment figure. As if you needed reminding, discourse is steeped in hostility: just take a look at [...]

By |2017-09-15T15:53:41-07:00October 30th, 2016|Political Analysis|Comments Off on The American Electorate Is Pulling Apart