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Results of 2020 Covid-19 Poll and Political Analysis


This analysis is based on the results from our poll of 542 randomly sampled California voters fielded March 26 and 27, 2020. The margin of sampling error is +/-4.2% at the 95% confidence level. This survey was conducted online with voters who have a cell phone number or email address on the voter file. Invitations were sent via email and text message.

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Edgy Interview: Tony Manolatos

A San Diego Union-Tribune reporter in a previous life, I met Tony Manolatos while he served as Communications Director for then-Councilman Kevin Faulconer. So Tony is one of those savvy San Diego City Hall veterans with a background in journalism. Probably more important to his success in campaigns and elections, Tony has a knack for putting together and managing crack teams of professionals who work in synch to move the needle for his clients. It’s not easy balancing client demands with diverse talents, but that’s what he does at his brand-new firm Manolatos Public Affairs. Read more

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Helping clients win is our business; insight is our currency. “Knowledge is power” isn’t just an old saying; it is the truth. We understand that at Competitive Edge Research & Communication, Inc. (CERC). Since 1987, we have been serving clients with best-in-class research and communication services. We provide strategic advice based on accurate, rich, and detailed pictures of constituents, customers, organization members, or the general public.

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