David Winston

Winston Group

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Republican pollster and strategist with the Winston Group; senior strategist in charge of polling for 2012 presidential candidate Newt Gingrich (and director of planning under then-House Speaker Gingrich); strategic advisor to Senate and House Republican leadership for the past 10 years; former columnist for Roll Call newspaper and election analyst for CBS News; former senior staff role to four Republican National Committee chairmen; former senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation, where he did statistical policy analysis and econometric modeling

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, ends in six months.

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In a speech in South Carolina today, Donald Trump gave out the personal cell phone of Lindsay Graham, that state's US Senator and a fellow candidate for President.

Are Polls Trumping Political Reality?

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