Chicago Release: Public Opinion, Foreign Policy, and the Road to 2016

David Axelrod, Director, Institute of Politics; former Senior Advisor to the President, White House; Alex Castellanos, Chairman and Founding Partner, Purple Strategies; Ivo H. Daalder, President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs; Dina Smeltz, Senior Fellow, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy

Chicago Release: Public Opinion, Foreign Policy, and the Road to 2016 by The Chicago Council

With the world seemingly lurching from one crisis to the next, foreign policy will be a major issue in the 2016 presidential campaign. Against this backdrop, a new survey by The Chicago Council highlights the dramatic partisan dividing lines over how the United States should respond. As the primary campaigns gather momentum, candidates must delicately craft foreign policy platforms that appeal to their core party positions, but that must also, if they are nominated, attract independents and swing voters. In such a crowded primary field, how can candidates use foreign policy to elevate their profile? And how might the foreign policy statements of the nominees evolve between the primaries and the presidential election?


Speaker Bio


"America Divided: Political Partisanship and US Foreign Policy," Chicago Council Survey, 9/15/2015

"American Worry About Islamic Fundamendalism at Highest Peak Since 9/11," Morgan Chalfant, The Washington Free Beacon, 9/15/2015 

"GOP Fear of Radical Islam Near 9/11 Levels," Michael Crowley, POLITICO, 9/15/2015

"How can the US Help Crisis in Syria,Morning Joe, MSNBC, 9/15/2015 

"Partisan Divide Grows on Foreign Policy, Poll Finds," Julian Hattem, The Hill, 9/15/2015 

"Survey Finds Widening Partisan Divide on Israel and Iran," Rachel Oswald, CQ Roll Call, 9/15/2015 


11:30 a.m.          
Registration and lunch

12:00 noon          
Presentation and panel discussion

1:15 p.m.