Entries by Adam Probolsky

It’s the News Media’s Job to Fact-Check Politicians, Report When They Lie

The new Probolsky Research national poll shows that the American People believe it is the responsibility of the news media to fact-check politicians and report when they lie. Thirteen percent disagree. Link to infographic: http://www.probolskyresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Fact-check.jpg Methodology: Probolsky Research surveyed a nationally representative sample of 1,000 adults living in the United States. Telephone interviews were conducted by […]

Majority of Americans Believe 1M Manufacturing Jobs Will Return Under Trump

The new Probolsky Research national poll shows that a majority (55%) of Americans expect one million manufacturing jobs to return to the U.S. during the Trump Presidency. And 41% say its not likely that these jobs will come back. Link to infographic: http://www.probolskyresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Manufacturing-jobs.jpg Methodology: Probolsky Research surveyed a nationally representative sample of 1,000 adults living in the […]

36% of Americans: U.S. Could Break Down and Cease to Exist as We Know it

Most Americans do not believe the country will end during President Trumps time in office. But 36% say it is likely that the U.S. will break down and cease to exist as we know it. Link to infographic: http://www.probolskyresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/End-of-America.jpg Methodology: Probolsky Research surveyed a nationally representative sample of 1,000 adults living in the United States. Telephone […]

Majority: It is Inappropriate for President Trump to Criticize Individual Companies

The new national poll by Probolsky Research shows that a majority (52%) of Americans say it is inappropriate for the President to single out companies for moving jobs out of the country and to publicly criticize them. However, 40% say it is appropriate. Link to infographic: http://www.probolskyresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/POTUS-on-Cos.jpg Methodology: Probolsky Research surveyed a nationally representative sample of 1,000 […]

Over 60% of Americans Oppose a Border Tax on Mexican Goods to Fund a Wall

Our new national poll shows that 62% of Americans oppose a 20% tax on products imported from Mexico – funds that would pay for President Trumps proposed border wall. Just shy of one-third of Americans support such a border tax. Link to infographic: http://www.probolskyresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Border-tax.jpg Methodology: Probolsky Research surveyed a nationally representative sample of 1,000 adults living in the United […]

Opinion Research in Action: Upgraded Electric Transmission Lines Approved by PUC

Here is another great example of how polling and focus groups play an important role in the process of understanding communities and building support for large-scale infrastructure projects. In this case, the South Orange County Reliability Enhancement (SOCRE) project. Probolsky Research worked on this project, conducting focus groups and polling to help identify the community’s understanding […]

A Playbook for the Multi-Agency Pitch

Published in Campaigns and Elections: Some political and public affairs consulting firms are big enough to have the resources to meet all a client’s needs in-house. But for the rest of us, we tend to partner with other firms who specialize in a particular practice area. Lucky for pollsters like us, even full-service firms tend […]