Shock of Coronavirus Begins to Wear Off for Americans

Coronavirus Tracking Update Three months after the start of the crisis and two months after the start of this tracking poll, the shock of coronavirus begins to wear off as Americans move towards returning to their normal lives. According to our latest data, the final in this series of tracking, the number of Americans that are at least somewhat worried … Read More

Save Our Schools Arizona Statement on Arizona Supreme Court Decision, 2020 Initiative

We are extremely disappointed in the Arizona Supreme Court ruling denying Arizona voters their fundamental right to participate in the initiative process. It would not have been difficult for the Court to grant voters both safety and their Constitutional rights, but today, they refused to do that despite the immediate availability of the E-qual online signature collection system and the … Read More

Polling Shows Americans Are Concerned About Loosening Restrictions Too Quickly

Coronavirus Tracking Update:  Despite the building economic pressure to reopen states, the majority of Americans continue to support stay at home restrictions. According to the latest numbers from the Firehouse Strategies and 0ptimus Analytics coronavirus tracking survey, 78% of Americans support current stay at home restrictions in their area.  Our numbers also show concern for the consequences of moving too quickly to … Read More

Scott Moore: Strong, Steady Leadership in Trying Times

Dear Fellow Paradise Valley Resident: As your former Vice Mayor and current Paradise Valley Town Council member, I’m excited to announce my run for re-election. Born in Phoenix, my current home in Paradise Valley is just a couple miles away from where I grew up. I have raised my family in Paradise Valley and cherish our Town’s unique values. In … Read More

Optimism Grows for Economic Outlook Amidst Reopenings

Coronavirus Tracking Update  As Americans begin a new month fighting the coronavirus pandemic, the Firehouse Strategies and 0ptimus Analytics coronavirus tracking survey shows public outlook on the economy growing more optimistic. The number of Americans who believe the US economy will get worse over the next month has decreased from 54% last month to 43%. Our numbers also show the … Read More

Trump’s Coronavirus Approvals Hit Their Lowest Point in April

Coronavirus Tracking Update Over the past week, the Firehouse Strategies and 0ptimus Analytics coronavirus tracking survey shows approval of the president’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak hitting its lowest point this month at 48%, with viewership of the White House briefings dropping 10 points since the start of April. Our tracking also shows Biden’s 8-point lead over Trump with likely … Read More

Coronavirus Tracking Update: New Poll Numbers – Biden Beats Trump in Head-To-Head

Firehouse Strategies and 0ptimus Analytics have teamed up on two parallel online tracking surveys asking Americans about the current coronavirus pandemic and their attitudes in the midst of the crisis. We will be sharing the results of our surveys with you on a regular basis here, as well as through biweekly updates on our website every Monday and Thursday. The tracking … Read More

Playing The Field

According to Scottsdale City Clerk Carolyn Jagger and save for any petition challenges these are the mayoral and City Council candidates that will appear on the city’s August 4th ballot. Candidates for Scottsdale Mayor: Lisa Borowsky– 285 Sheets, 1,955 Signatures Suzanne Klapp– 146 Sheets, 1,298 Signatures; 29 Sheets, 217 Signatures (Supplemental) Virginia Korte– 250 Sheets, 1,562 Signatures Bob Littlefield– 169 … Read More

The Reality Of The Coronavirus Challenge

By Michael Auerbach A college professor once asked a class I was in, “What one word would you use to describe the United States of America?” I said defiant.  Because both the connotation and denotation of the word apply.  The dictionary defines the word connotation as-something suggested by a word.  Denotation is defined as- sign or indication. Looking back on … Read More