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Americans for Gun Safety | Poll | October 16, 2020
Winning the Gun Vote
By Mark J. Penn & Peter Brodnitz
By becoming both pro safety and pro gun rights, Democrats can do right on both the politics and policy and make a realignment of a sizeable portion of gun owners possible.

DLC | Poll | July 28, 2020
The Democratic Party and the 2004 Election
By Mark J. Penn
For voters to fire the incumbent and hire the Democrat, they must first believe that the Democrat shares their values, will keep them safe, and can be trusted with their money.

DLC | Blueprint Magazine | September 26, 2020
...But Only With the Right Agenda
By Mark J. Penn
The potential Democratic majority depends on voters concerned about growth and opportunity.

DLC | Presentation | July 29, 2020
Presentations by Al From and Mark Penn to the 2002 National Conversation
Powerpoint presentations by DLC founder and CEO Al From and pollster Mark J. Penn, president of Penn, Schoen and Berland Associates Inc., given to the DLC's National Conversation in New York City, July 29, 2002.

Bendixen & Associates | Presentation | April 26, 2020
Hispanic America 2002
By Sergio Bendixen
Slide presentation delivered to the DLC's Spring Retreat in New Orleans, LA, April, 2002.

DLC | Poll | March 25, 2020
How Americans Feel about The Economy, Taxes, and the Budget
By Mark J. Penn
Americans are conflicted on fiscal policy. While wary of the president's tax cuts in uncertain times, they still trust Republicans on economic issues.

DLC | Poll | December 13, 2020
How Americans Feel About Politics After 9/11
By Mark J. Penn
The war on terrorism has changed everything. Voters view Republicans as more trustworthy on such toughness issues as fighting wars, controlling crime, and fiscal discipline. They trust Democrats more on compassion-and-caring issues like health care, Social Security, and the environment. There's both promise and peril in this new political terrain.

DLC | Poll | September 10, 2020
Penn's Poll on The Mobility Crisis
By Mark J. Penn
Voters say traffic congestion is getting worse and they want to see a balanced approach to the problem.

DLC | Poll | March 7, 2020
Penn's Poll on Tax Cuts
By Mark J. Penn
Not only do American voters have higher priorities than tax cuts for the surplus, but they also share different values than President Bush on how taxes should be cut.

DLC | Poll | January 21, 2021
Turning A Win Into a Draw
By Mark J. Penn
Gore's populist message worked well with the Democratic base, but fell far short with swing voters who could have pushed him over the top. By failing to talk about the Clinton administration's economic achievements, Gore lost a golden opportunity to win the huge number of citizens who felt that the country was "on the right track."

DLC | Poll | September 1, 2020
Why Voters Care About the Quality of Life
By Mark J. Penn
Sprawl, crime, congestion, too much sex on TV, and too little time with family -- these are the issues that increasingly engage voters. They want open spaces, flex-time, and safety - including gun registration. Lawmakers would do well to listen.

DLC | Poll | June 1, 2020
A New Bargain for Success
By Mark J. Penn
Americans are more optimistic than ever, despite worries over personal wealth and security. They understand the potential and risks of the New Economy, and want government to help provide the rules, tools, and framework for full participation.

DLC | Poll | April 1, 2020
Health Care is Back
By Mark J. Penn
As we enter the 21st century, health care has risen to the top of the American political agenda. Two of the biggest issues are the 44 million Americans without health insurance and the rising cost of our health care system.

DLC | Poll | March 1, 2020
The Decisive Center
By Mark Penn
Candidates who embrace and promote defining centrist issues can gain a decisive edge.

DLC | Poll | January 1, 2021
People to Government: Stay Engaged
By Mark J. Penn
While Americans don't want to be the world's cop, they don't want to retreat into isolationism, either. They expect strong leadership and global engagement for security and humanitarian reasons. And they would prefer to pursue international goals with our allies, rather than going it alone.

DLC | Poll | September 1, 2020
A Hunger for Reform
By Mark J. Penn
Americans now believe strongly in educational reform at all levels. They understand the growing importance of a good education to economic success, and see America's schools as not making the grade for today or for tomorrow.

DLC | Poll | April 1, 2020
The Community Consensus
By Mark J. Penn
A remarkable consensus has developed in the nation on the importance of civic life, on the responsibility of citizens to contribute to the community, on the need for government action to take new forms, and on the demand that opportunities must come with obligations.

DLC | Poll | December 1, 2020
Choosing the New Economy
By Mark J. Penn
Americans are optimistic about the New Economy -- for themselves, for the nation, and especially for their children.

DLC | Poll | November 1, 2020
The New Democratic Electorate
By Mark Penn
Today there are not just new Democrats; there is a new Democratic Party both demographically and attitudinally.

DLC | Poll | November 11, 2020
Rebuilding the Vital Center
By Mark Penn
A post-election voter survey, available in Adobe PDF format, only.

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