Tag Archives: election 2016

Presidential Election Boosts Halloween Spending Plans To Record High

From Forbes on October 5, 2016:

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

How Party Establishment Missed The Mark With Trump Voters

From Forbes on May 13, 2016:

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…