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Against the Grain

May 16, 2019

Matt Mowers is only 29, but the top Trump adviser has a long record of experience in rough-and-tumble politics. The former top aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talks about why he decided to join the Trump campaign, his behind-the-scenes work with Secretaries of State Rex Tillerson and Mike Pompeo, and...


May 9, 2019

Democratic pollster Jim Gerstein explains why Robert Mueller's expected testimony before Congress could boost Democrats, assesses Joe Biden's strength in the crowded Democratic field, and cautions his Democratic colleagues not to underestimate President Trump.


May 1, 2019

Former DCCC Executive Director Dan Sena, one of the architects of the Democrats' new House majority, names the freshmen who he thinks will be national stars, explains why some Hispanic voters are surprisingly conservative, and identifies the GOP's key policy mistake leading up to the midterms.   


Apr 25, 2019

Wes Anderson, the founding partner and pollster at OnMessage Inc., identifies President Trump's toughest Democratic challenger in 2020 (hint: it's not Joe Biden), talks about the evolution of campaign polling and offers a pessimistic note on the GOP's chances to win back the House.


Apr 17, 2019

Republican pollster Whit Ayres explains why he’s pessimistic that President Trump can win again, talks about the opportunity for Republicans to solidify support in Florida and explains why Lindsey Graham (his longtime client) has become a Trump loyalist.