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Memo: Drug Price Relief Act Begins with Strong 73% Support from Californians

August 3rd, 2016 · News

Press-Release-POST-DEFAULT-LOGO Yes on Prop 61/Californians for Lower Drug Prices has released the results of a statewide survey that demonstrates strong, across-the-board support for Proposition 61, The California Drug Price Relief Act, a measure to reduce drug prices paid by the State of California. “We’re pleased that California voters have expressed such strong support for this initiative to cap drug prices,” said Garry South, lead strategist for the Yes on Prop. 61 campaign. “We don’t underestimate the effect of Big Pharma’s $100-million campaign of lies, distortions and self-serving misstatements about Prop. 61, but we start off in a very strong position. We’ll see if voters get as sick and tired of the Pharma ads against 61 as they are of the omnipresent drug-pushing ads that dominate the TV screen.” Tulchin Research conducted the statewide survey on behalf of Yes on Proposition 61 to assess the prospects of the statewide ballot measure to help reduce the state’s prescription drug costs by requiring the state to purchase drugs from drug companies at the lowest price those companies charge the federal government. The results reveal strong bipartisan support for the measure across the state. The survey finds that nearly three-quarters of voters would vote yes in support of Proposition 61 (73% yes with leaners, 66% without leaners). “Our research finds Proposition 61, the measure to lower drug prices in California, carries strong support among voters across the state and across key demographic groups,” said Ben Tulchin, president of Tulchin Research, and the chief pollster for the Bernie Sanders for president campaign. “Voters recognize the high cost of prescription drugs and support this effort to address the problem.” According to Tulchin, the strong majority support for Proposition 61 extends across nearly all demographic groups across the state including party, region, ethnicity and age. For example, the measure is supported (total yes) by:
  • 77% of Democrats
  • 70% of Republicans
  • 71% of Los Angeles area voters
  • 70% of Bay Area voters
  • 74% of San Diego voters
  • 73% of Sacramento voters
  • 75% of White voters
  • 72% of Latino voters
  • 81% of African-American voters
  • 73% of voters 18-49
  • 73% of voters 50+
See the full memo by clicking here: Californians for Lower Drug Prices Memo Tulchin Research conducted the statewide online survey in California among 800 likely November 2016 voters. Interviews were conducted from July 21-24, 2016. The margin of error for this survey is +/- 3.46 percent. Proposition 61, on the November ballot, would require the state of California to negotiate with drug companies for drug prices that are no more than is paid for the same drugs by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA).  Unlike Medicare, the DVA negotiates for drug prices on behalf of the millions of veterans it serves, and pays on average 20-24 percent less for medications than other government agencies, and up to 40 percent less than Medicare Part D.  Prop. 61 empowers the state, as the healthcare buyer for millions of Californians, to negotiate the same or an even better deal for taxpayers, saving the state billions.


Memo: Why Bernie Sanders is Best to Defeat Donald Trump

March 29th, 2016 · News

Follow the link below to view our latest campaign memo on the state of the race. Tulchin Research Memo - Sanders Strongest Democrat 3-28-16 final


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January 4th, 2016 · News

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Bernie Sanders for President Polling Memo

November 18th, 2015 · News


‘Very Encouraging’ News for Sanders in Polls, Sanders Beats Republicans in General Election Matchups, Clinton Fares Poorly Among Independents and Republicans, Voters See Clinton as ‘Too Close to Special Interests and Wall Street’
WASHINGTON – Recent polls for major news organizations contained “very encouraging news” for Sen. Bernie Sanders and warning signs on Hillary Clinton’s general election prospects should she win the nomination, according to a memorandum by polling and strategic consulting expert Ben Tulchin. Significantly, Sanders fares better than Clinton in many head-to-head matchups with leading Republicans. The independent surveys show the senator from Vermont continues to close the gap with the former secretary of state while voters’ familiarity with Sanders and his favorability ratings are steadily rising, Sanders’ pollster said. Moreover, Sanders’ agenda has dominated the debate. His message about a rigged economy propped up by a corrupt campaign finance system “is driving the issue agenda within the Democratic primary,” Tulchin wrote. Looking ahead to next year’s general election, Sanders is much more popular than Clinton with independents and he is much better positioned with Republicans, factors Tulchin said raise “real questions as to which of these leading Democratic candidates is in fact the best positioned for the general election.” In several recent surveys Sanders outperformed Clinton in matchups with Republicans. In a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released on Nov. 3, Sanders outpolled Donald Trump by nine points, 50 percent to 41 percent, and the Vermont senator beat Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida by five points, 46 percent to 41 percent. In a McClatchy/Marist poll released Nov. 13, Sanders outpolled Donald Trump, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Ted Cruz and Carly Fiorina. Sanders outperformed Clinton against Cruz and Bush. In a new poll in Colorado, Sanders fared better than Clinton when pitted against four leading Republican White House hopefuls. Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University poll, said Clinton “would get bruised and beaten by all the top GOP opponents, and absolutely crushed” by Rubio or Carson. With the first primaries and caucuses less than three months away, the survey findings warn that Clinton “has real vulnerabilities within the Democratic primary electorate,” particularly for “being too close to special interests and Wall Street.” The analysis of recent polls for CBS News, NBC News, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal underscored the fact that Sanders has closed the gap with Clinton since he declared his candidacy on April 30. Half a year ago, Sanders barely registered in polls and pundits dismissed his chances. Today, Sanders “has made tremendous progress and is now the leading Democratic challenger to Hillary Clinton and within striking distance of her,” according to the memo. Nationally, Sanders trailed by 30 points in a New York Times/CBS News poll in September (58 percent to 28 percent) but trailed by only 19 points (52 percent to 33 percent) in the latest survey. In fact, Sanders gained a net 5 points on Hillary over the past month, a period one published report declared “the best month ever” for Clinton. In Iowa and New Hampshire, the states with the first caucuses and primary elections next February, the survey show that the more people know about Sanders the better they like him. “The bottom line is that as Democratic primary voters in key early voting states become more familiar with Sanders, they very much like what they hear and are much more likely to vote for him, thereby putting Sanders on a trajectory to make the Democratic primary horserace even more competitive as he campaigns aggressively and begins to advertise to get his message out more broadly.,” the pollster wrote. To put the numbers in historical context, then-Sen. Barack Obama in 2007 trailed Clinton by 27 points at the same stage of that campaign. A Gallup Poll released on Nov. 16, 2007, put her ahead with 48 percent of the vote to Obama’s 21 percent.


Tulchin Research is Officially Bernie Sanders’ Pollster

October 26th, 2015 · News

Sanders Team Exciting news here at Tulchin Research, we are officially a part of Bernie Sanders' Presidential Campaign! Please check out the links below of recent media coverage detailing our work with Bernie's campaign as well as his official campaign website. Here at Tulchin research we are #feelingthebern!   New York Time's Article- Bernie Sanders Hires Pollster Who Worked on Dean Campaign "Mr. Sanders’s campaign, flush with cash from low-dollar donors, has hired a pollster of its own, his senior adviser Tad Devine confirmed. Mr. Sanders has brought on Ben Tulchin, who polled for Howard Dean, the insurgent Democratic presidential candidate of the 2004 cycle." Yahoo News Live-Debate day-after: Sanders raises cash, Clinton camp pleased "In another sign of its maturing operation, the campaign has hired Democratic pollster Ben Tulchin, whose past clients have included former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, who ran for president in 2004, former California Gov. Gray Davis and Sen. Patty Murray of Washington state." Bernie Sander's Official Campaign Website kromp sanders    


Voters Strongly Support Public Access to Police Misconduct Reports, Body Cam Footage

August 26th, 2015 · News

aclu Tulchin Research recently conducted a California statewide survey on behalf of the ACLU of California Center for Advocacy & Policy to assess how likely voters think and feel about criminal justice and law enforcement, especially with regard to police misconduct. With the issue in the news in recent months due to high profile events, this research aims to gauge voter sentiments towards these issues in California specifically and help inform elected officials in Sacramento about the public’s desire to reform how police interact with the public, especially in communities of color. The poll found California voters want more transparency with how police misconduct cases are handled. Specifically, they demand public access to investigations of acts of misconduct and use of force by police. Voters see body cameras on police officers as a helpful tool in making policing more transparent and for holding officers accountable for how they interact with the public, especially in cases of misconduct and use of force. Furthermore, voters want access to the footage, especially when force or misconduct is involved.   Read Detailed Polling Data Here. Read the ACLU Press Release Here. Regards, The Tulchin Research Team   Contact Us     To find out more about Tulchin Research and how we can help you with your research needs, visit our website, www.tulchinresearch.com, email Ben at ben@tulchinresearch.com, or call us at (415) 874-7441.  


New Poll Results: 67% of Californians support a bill to curb racial profiling

August 13th, 2015 · Poll release


New Tulchin Research Poll Shows Majority of California Voters Support ACLU-backed Assembly Bill 953 to Curb Racial Profiling
A new Tulchin Research poll, conducted on behalf of the ACLU of California Center for Advocacy & Policy, finds that a solid majority of voters in California believe police discriminate against communities of color and support proposals to address the current crisis in biased policing. According to a new poll conducted by Tulchin Research, 67% of likely California voters support AB 953: The Racial and Identity Profiling Act of 2015, a state bill introduced by Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) to combat racial and identity profiling by law enforcement. The poll results of 900 likely November 2016 voters come as the bill heads to the California Senate Appropriations Committee. Other Notable Findings • Nationwide events: Nearly every voter (95%) reports having heard of the recent high-profile police shootings and misconduct cases in Ferguson, New York and Charleston and most voters (80%) believe something like that could very well happen in California. • Police discrimination: 71 percent of California voters believe police are most likely to discriminate against young black men. Similarly, voters view Latinos (58%) and young Latino men (61%) as groups that are more likely to be discriminated against. • Use of force legislation: There is strong voter support (71%) for legislation aimed to increase transparency and accountability when it comes to law enforcement’s use of force reporting practices, such as AB 619 (Weber) and AB 71 (Rodriguez). Click here to read the official ACLU press release Click here to read Tulchin Research's full poll memo


New National Poll Finds Strong Support for Endangered Species Act

July 7th, 2015 · News

Tulchin Research poll conducted on behalf of Defenders of Wildlife and Earthjustice finds support for landmark conservation law spans the political spectrum
  While the Endangered Species Act is currently under attack by corporate special interests and their allies in Washington, a new national survey finds a broad-based national consensus on the value of and need for this landmark environmental safeguard. Tulchin Research recently conducted a survey among 600 registered voters nationwide on behalf of the Defenders of Wildlife and Earthjustice. Our poll finds that nine out of ten voters (90%) support the law – including a majority (53%) who say they strongly support it – and that support extends across the country, across all demographic groups, and across the political spectrum. In today’s highly polarized political environment, it is notable that the Endangered Species Act is supported by overwhelming majorities of self-identified liberals (96% support), moderates (94%), and conservatives (82%). Additionally, the poll finds 68 percent of registered voters indicating they would be more likely to vote for a member of Congress “who supports environmental safeguards such as the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Air Act, and the Clean Water Act,” while just 10 percent say they would be less likely to vote for that member. You can read the full news release from Defenders of Wildlife and Earthjustice here and read our poll memo here .