For weeks, talking head pundits have been all over TV and cable proclaiming how undecided voters will be the key for determining the outcome of this year’s contentious election. Looking beneath the numbers at undecided voters (21.7% of voters overall) several interesting bits of data pop out, according to Prosper Insights & Analytics’ October survey of over 7,700 respondents.
While this year’s presidential election is shaping up to be one of the most divisive match-ups in recent history, it appears that Halloween will unite consumers across all party lines this year. Seven out of ten Americans are set to celebrate on or around October 31 with planned spending on costumes, candy, decorations, and greeting cards expected to reach $82.93 per household ($8.4 billion total), a record high. So why are consumers eager to scare up some fun this year? For more than a decade, Prosper Insights & Analytics has been surveying U.S. adults on their Halloween plans for the National Retail Federation and new analysis reveals that presidential election years prove to be pivotal for scaring up Halloween spending among shoppers. Continue reading →
Perhaps Time Magazine will choose the Voter as the “person(s) of the year” for 2016. This might just be the year when historians say the voters, not their parties and ideologies, took control of the election process. Ever since the Indiana Primary win by Donald Trump, there have been numerous articles dissecting how the pundits and political elites misjudged Trump’s presumptive nominee status. Some attempted to explain Trump’s popularity in a derogatory way by claiming it to be a cult of personality, as if he were a dictator. Others simply said, in a condescending manner, that it is anger from less educated, lower income Trump voters that is driving his popularity. Neither of these analyses fits the profile. Continue reading…
Voters are rejecting the old traditional party ideology which has been illustrated in a hotly contested presidential primary and will likely carry over to the presidential election. It is important for campaign marketers to recognize that these same feelings are going to translate to state and local campaigns. Prosper Insights & Analytics developed the Political Changer Score to provide better insights on the degree that various voter groups are: 1. not happy with the government, 2. are excited for the election and 3. prefer a non-politician candidate. Continue reading →
Worthington, OH – 3/18/16 — Voters are said to be angry this year and Political Mindset data from Prosper Insights & Analytics™ confirms that many are unhappy with government and seek a non-politician as a solution. This unhappiness is also translating into increased excitement for the current campaign season. Excited voters have largely driven an election season full of emotions that have overflowed into a situation that has never been seen before. Continue reading →