News & Updates

Get the latest on what’s happening at the Action Fund, and our ongoing commentary on the political and policy conversation.

November 10, 2016

The Action Fund and Democracy Corps surveyed 1,300 voters between Nov. 7 and Nov. 9, 2016, including an oversample of 200 Rising American Electorate voters and 200 battleground state voters (AZ, FL, OH, IA, NC, NV, NH, PA, VA, WI). Select highlights are below; you can read the full survey here.

White Working Class Now Almost As Republican As Minorities Are Democratic

Voters Dissatisfied With Economy’s Progress and Fairness

Lots of Rising American Electorate, including unmarried women, thought Trump expressed legitimate frustration

Economic Contrast Would Have Been A Stronger Close

October 20, 2016Action Fund Research

Our live-dial reactions and focus groups for the third presidential debate found that it was a good night for Hillary Clinton, as she consolidated her support and improved Democrats’ downballot prospects. Donald Trump, on the other hand, didn’t do himself any favors by refusing to accept the results of the election and letting Sec. Clinton bait him into losing his temper.

October 19, 2016

For the last presidential debate on Wednesday night, October 19, we’ll be using Facebook Live to stream real-time dial reactions from five crucial segments of the electorate: white millennials, minority millennials, white unmarried women, ticket splitters, and white non-college persuadable voters. Make sure you don’t miss this incredible opportunity to find out how these key segments of the Rising American Electorate are reacting to the candidates as the debate happens!

October 7, 2016

A recently-surfaced 2005 recording of Donald Trump’s demeaning comments towards women confirms what we already knew about him: that he is a narcissistic sexist whose views on women are stuck deep in the past. American women reject a Trump presidency because he has insulted and disrespected women, time and time again.

October 7, 2016Action Fund Research

We’ve seen a major shift in millennial voters’ preferences within the past two weeks. Democratic millennials are consolidating around Hillary Clinton, but Republican millennials still have misgivings about Donald Trump… and many are gravitating to third-party candidate Gary Johnson. Read more from our October 2016 poll of millennial likely voters in 11 key battleground states.

September 27, 2016Action Fund Research

We measured real-time reactions from the Rising American Electorate and persuadable voters to the first 2016 presidential debate. Find out what resonated with them and what they didn’t like.

September 23, 2016Action Fund Research

Our latest poll in four battleground states — Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, and Pennsylvania — shows the Rising American Electorate continuing to bolster Hillary Clinton’s strength in the Electoral College.

September 9, 2016

by Page Gardner, founder and president of the Women’s Voices Women Vote Action Fund

In focus groups with women voters in Pennsylvania and Nevada this week, my organization posed a simple question: “I’m going to say a name and I want you to tell me the first thing that comes to your mind.” When we uttered the words “Donald Trump,” the comments came flying:


September 8, 2016

Last night in Pennsylvania, we held the first of two sets of focus groups we’re conducting to get women’s opinions on the 2016 election — not just the presidential contest between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and businessman Donald Trump, but also the downticket contests for the Senate and the House.

July 26, 2016

In 2016, women will determine the presidency—but they’re not monolithic. Find out about the role marital status, education, and race will play in women’s votes this November.