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  • Do you trust the Gravis Marketing poll which had Trump at 30.8% in July, 40% in August & now at 22%?

    09/20/2015 12:03:40 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 93 replies
    9/20./2015 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    No flaming others on this thread. Thanks. With the thread title in mind, which polls do you trust? Do you trust the "news" polls (as in CNN, ABC News/WaPo, NBC News/WSJ/Survey Monkey or do you trust unscientific online surveys/polls at Drudge Report and Breitbart? How about Gravis Marketing? NBC News Poll, Trump, August - 22%. NBC News poll, Trump, September 6, 2015 - 28%. Right now in the newest NBC News poll (thread at FR right now), Trump - 29%. No statistical improvement from 28%. But Trump is down in the new CNN poll (from 32% just recently to 24%...
  • Poll: Arizona Republicans say Carly Fiorina won this week's debate (Fiorina 46%, Trump at 16% in AZ

    09/19/2015 9:31:46 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 41 replies
    Phoenix Business Journal ^ | 9/18/2015 | Mike Sunnucks
    A new poll of Arizona Republican voters shows former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina as the big winner in this week's presidential debate on CNN. Summit Consulting Group surveyed 996 likely GOP voters on who they thought won the three-hour debate this week. Forty-six percent picked Fiorina, who touts her business background, as the winner. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida was second at 18.2 percent followed by GOP frontrunner Donald Trump with 16 percent. Several online, unscientific post-debate polls were dominated by Trump supporters. ...
  • Carson edges Trump as likely GOP nominee (Rasmussen Reports poll

    09/19/2015 8:30:50 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 172 replies
    WND ^ | 9/18/2015 | Staff
    A post-debate poll finds that Ben Cason has leap-frogged over businessman Donald Trump as the candidate most Republican voters believe will win the GOP nomination. Rasmussen Reports said that 59 percent of likely Republican voters believe that Carson will end up on top after the primary and caucus season is over next year. He is closely followed by Donald Trump, at 58 percent. Carly Fiorina at 40 percent and Jeb Bush at 40 percent.
  • Post-Debate Poll: Fiorina Surges to First Place, Tied With Trump (National poll for conservative OAN

    09/19/2015 7:45:59 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 82 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 9/17/2015 | Staff
    A post-debate poll conducted by Gravis Marketing for One America News Network (OAN) shows Carly Fiorina jumping to first place at 22%, tied with Donald Trump. ...
  • Poll: Fiorina takes lead in New Hampshire post-debate

    09/19/2015 7:16:56 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 102 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/18/2015 | Mark Hensch
    A Voter Gravity Poll [link at URL] released Friday shows Fiorina with 22 percent support among Granite State GOP Primary voters. She has a 4-point edge over her nearest competitor, billionaire Donald Trump, who has 18 percent support. ...
  • Which Do You Fear More, The "Training Camps" or the Reptilians That Control All Governments?

    09/18/2015 8:37:20 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 57 replies
    9/18/2015 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    LOL. The thread title is indeed sarcastic, but it proves my point nonetheless... The super secret training camps are all over America and they are out to get us all and some GOP candidate needs to take a stand for us and against them heaven protect us all (whew) meme is yet another fringe conspiracy theory that is along the lines of Trigerism (that Trig Palin is somehow not Sarah Palin's son) and is akin to Trutherism (9/11 was an inside job) as well. All conspiracy theories (like the aforementioned and the very recent one proffered by some goofball at...
  • If Someone's Speech Is Not PC, Does that Automatically Equate It To Biblical Acceptability?

    09/10/2015 10:17:26 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 28 replies
    9/10/2015 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    I'm not saying that we have a theocracy or should have one, nor am I saying that if someone messes up from time to time in their choice of words or choices in life that this means they are automatically not a Christian or aren't seeking to follow the Bible to the best of their ability. Nor should anyone use yet another Straw Man (that I have to knock down before they are lobbed onto this thread) and say that "At least this person isn't Obama." Being anti-PC is often a good thing, for it can remove the endless quibbling,...
  • Donald Trump on Kim Davis: 'This was not the right job for her'

    09/09/2015 12:19:51 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 207 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/9/2018 | David Sherfinski
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said that while it was too bad Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis was put in jail over her refusal to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples, people have to abide by the Supreme Court's ruling on the matter. "Well, you know, she was released and that was good, and it was too bad that she had to be put in jail, and I'm a very, very strong believer in Christianity and religion, but I will say that this was not the right job for her," Mr. Trump said on Tuesday evening's "The O'Reilly Factor" on...
  • Can Gay Marriage Lead To Polygamy & Can Opposition To Gay Marriage Lead to Religious Sectarianism?

    09/08/2015 1:21:55 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 34 replies
    9/8/2015 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    For quite some time now I have stated that the same arguments that have been used in support of consensual gay marriage can also be used in support of consensual polygamy. With that in mind, I am also one of the few who has argued for some time now (long before Kim Davis appeared on the scene) against the dangers of religious sectarianism (i.e. pre-Cromwell RC times in Europe and also Cromwell using God's authority to close down the theaters, etcetera) and that the citing of scriptures in opposition to gay marriage can lead to or at least open the...
  • Trump Publicly Bashed Hugh Hewitt After Praising Him In Private (Trump First Praised Hugh Hewitt?

    09/05/2015 11:46:07 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 49 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 9/5/2015 | Allegra Kirkland
    Donald Trump trashed conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Twitter early Saturday morning, a day after Hewitt denied asking Trump "gotcha questions" during an appearance on his show. ... "Why would a very low ratings radio talk show host like Hugh Hewitt be doing the next debate on @CNN. He is just a third-rate "gotcha guy! A producer for Hewitt's radio show responded by posting a handwritten note Trump left for the host telling him it was a "great honor" to appear on his show. ...
  • Video: Trump's Top Security Guard Hits Protester In The Face

    09/04/2015 12:06:32 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 177 replies
    Gothamist ^ | 9/4/2015 | Emma Whitford
    One of Donald Trump's security guards punched a protestor in the face outside of Trump Plaza yesterday-in front of a large crowd of reporters-during a protest coinciding with Trump's official pledge of loyalty to the Republican Party. ... Video first published by NY1 Noticias [link at URL] shows the guard, identified by the Daily Caller [link at URL] as Trump's director of Security Keith Schiller grabbing a large blue sign that reads "Trump: Make America Racist Again" from several protestors. ...
  • Donald Trump signs the wrong date on loyalty pledge

    09/03/2015 1:09:14 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 107 replies
    CBS News ^ | 9/3/2015 | Staff
    In a Thursday press conference, the Republican presidential candidate finally signed the RNC's pledge to not run on a third-party ticket - but as one crowd member pointed out, Trump listed the wrong date on the document.
  • Clinton Goes Under Water. Trump Polarization Grows (Trump now at 37% favorable, 59% unfavorable

    09/03/2015 11:37:20 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 31 replies
    Langer Research ^ | 9/2/2015 | Staff
    Negative views of Hillary Clinton have jumped to nearly their highest on record in ABC News/Washington Post polls, while Donald Trump's personal popularity has grown more polarized along racial and ethnic lines. ... Trump is much farther under water than Clinton, rated favorably by 37 percent of Americans and unfavorably by 59% of Americans. That reflects a slight 4 point-rise in favorability since mid-July, entirely among whites, +6 points. Non-whites see Trump negatively by a vast 17-79 percent, unchanged among Hispanics and more negative among blacks, by 16 points, since midsummer.
  • Chris Christie Rand Paul scraping the bottom in new PPP poll (60%+ Trump voters: Obama not U.S. born

    09/01/2015 7:05:00 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 36 replies
    MSNBC (Maddow Blog) ^ | 8/31/2015 | Will Femia
    Tonight, Public Policy Polling gave the Rachel Maddow Show a sneak peek at their results of their August 28-30 poll to be released tomorrow. While the findings at the top of the poll are what we've come to expect from the Republican field - Donald Trump and Ben Carson - securing the top spots - what is more surprising is to find beltway-favored candidates Chris Christie and Rand Paul floundering at the bottom with barely any support. The poll also shows the tea party character of the Republican Party, with strong birther views and a dubious grasp of some key...
  • How to give a Donald Trump stump speech, in 12 easy steps

    08/31/2015 8:47:59 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/31/2015 | Chris Moody
    1.) Arrive to the sound of a 1980s montage song, like "I am a real American" from Hulk Hogan's WWE Days. ... 2.) pay your respects to the American flag. ... 3.) Remark on the yuuuuge sixe of the crowd. ... 6.) When discussing trade and foreign policy, mention China as often as possible. 7.) Remind everyone that you have more money than they do,. 8.) Say the Bible is your favorite book and everyone will give you a thumbs up. ...
  • Donald Trump's Newest Campaign Ad [satire]

    08/30/2015 11:27:44 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 217 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8/28/2015 | Jimmy Kimmel Live
    ... "Donald Trump, a man with a vision for America. Not a specific vision, a great vision - the best vision." ...
  • Poll disputes Donald Trump claim on black voter support (Quinnipiac: Trump at 3% with black vote

    08/28/2015 9:22:59 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/28/2015 (6 hours ago) | Eugene Scott
    Republican presidential front-runner said Thursday that his plans to improve the economy for black Americans is why he is leading in the polls with black voters, though at least one recent poll disputes Trump's claim. "I lead with almost every group. including with the African-American groups," Trump told reporters at an event in Greenville, South Carolina. "I have tremendous support." Quinnipiac University released a national poll Thursday showing that while Trump is leading the Republican Party nationally, he is polling poorly with black Americans in the general election. The poll found... When asked "If the election for President were being...
  • That Time Donald Trump Had A Meeting With DREAMers And Said "You Convinced Me" On Immigration

    08/28/2015 8:06:21 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 114 replies
    BuzzFeedNews ^ | 8/26/2015 | Adrian Carrasquillo
    Two years ago, Trump met with immigration activists who told them their stories and asked for his support on immigration. "You convinced me" Trump said as the meeting ended. Donald Trump with Antonia Tijerino, Estuardo Rodriguez, and DREAMer activists at his office in 2013. Courtesy Estuardo Rodriguez On an August day two years ago, Donald Trump was in a much different place: He was just a billionaire with the simple goal of connecting his beauty pageant business with the upcoming Hispanic Heritage Awards. So at his New York penthouse office atop Trump Tower, he convened a meeting. Trump ushered in...
  • Quinnipiac poll: Joe Biden stronger against GOP than Hillary Clinton

    08/27/2015 10:10:49 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 51 replies
    CBS News ^ | 8/27/2015 (5 hours ago) | Staff
    A new poll shows Joe Biden performing a little better than Hillary Clinton against the leading GOP candidates in a general election matchup, and his favorability is better than that of any candidate - Democrat or Republican. Quinnipiac University's national poll [link at URL], released Thursday, finds that Clinton remains the Democratic frontrunner with 45%, but her lead over Bernie Sanders has slipped by 10 percentage points. sanders has 22 percent, and Biden comes in third at 18 percent. ... On the Republican side, Trump broadened his lead - he's now at 28 percent, with Ben Carson trailing at 12...
  • Questioning Trump like wrestling an eel

    08/27/2015 9:12:37 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 74 replies
    Chicago Sun Times Press Reader ^ | 8/26/2015 | Roger Simon
    On Sunday, ABC's George Stephanopoulos, an excellent interviewer, tried to break through the Trump persona and get some answers on something - anything! Stephanopoulos chose the sole plan listed under "Positions" on the official Trump website. It is Trump's plan for making Mexico pay for a wall on our southern border, deporting "criminal aliens" from the United States, and ending "birthright citizenship" among other complex, controversial and expensive programs. Stephanopoulos attempted to find out how Trump would carry out his plan. Specifically. Did I say it was like wrestling an eel? It is more like punching a pillow. "You have...