“Given the polarized environment, it is not likely that many minds will shift. But if Democrats can boost the number wanting to remove Trump from office from 50 to 60%, that would substantially alter the public opinion climate and make some Republican legislators nervous about continuing to support Trump. They want to make sure he doesn’t take them down with himself.”
"Republican senators have not moved very much. A few of them have criticized Trump, but no one has suggested they’re ready to impeach the president. Republican voters are still not sympathetic to the impeachment effort, so I think Republican senators will not shift unless there’s a major change in public opinion.”
The political conditions have been the best in a number of years to actually pass comprehensive [immigration] reform but the Boston events already are emboldening critics ... It's going to slow down the process and in D.C. anytime you slow down the process it creates openings for critics to try to torpedo the overall legislation.
Voters don't want to think Hollywood celebrities are telling them how to vote. They understand their expertise is outside the political world. [But there are exceptions.] Celebrities can help in particular niches, particularly in terms of get out the vote efforts because there you can match a celebrity and target and appeal to those types of communities.
Democrats have been slow to embrace super PACs because many of them are ideologically opposed to them... [Democrats have started to embrace them] because they don't want to be at a competitive disadvantage to Republicans.
During the debate, Romney needs to turn the race back into a referendum on Obama... Right now, the president has the upper hand due to intemperate remarks from Romney, and the GOP nominee will need to soften his image and crystallize the differences between the candidates.