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  • Florida voters "fed up" with Trump and Clinton speak out

    03/18/2016 2:40:18 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 58 replies
    Florida voters "fed up" with Trump and Clinton speak out CBS News March 18, 2016, 7:05 AM Voters in the key swing state of Florida are sharing their frustration about their options in the 2016 presidential race. A focus group comprised of Republican and Democratic voters who oppose both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump offered a revealing look at the anger toward the front-runners in both parties. Clinton and Trump share the distinction of being among the least-liked candidates. "I would rather not vote than vote for either one of these candidates," one woman told CBS News contributor and Republican...
  • Pollster Frank Luntz Melts Down After Former Client Rubio Drops Out

    03/17/2016 12:53:33 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 17, 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Breitbart News recently published a story that quoted The Tampa Bay Times confirming our reporting that Luntz has taken hundreds of thousands of dollars in payments to help shape Rubios political career. The scandal raised serious questions about Luntzs impartiality in conducting his Fox News post-debate focus groups, especially in light of a ridiculously pro-Rubio focus group that he conducted right before the Iowa caucus. National Journal picked up the story in a feature entitled Luntz Plays Favorites With Marco Rubio..
  • Trump Winning Over Black Women, says Herman Cain

    02/12/2016 1:18:21 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 27 replies
    According to Cain, the Trump phenomenon can be summed up in three words: "Leadership, fighter and winner." Cain, the former Republican presidential candidate, says the "Trump phenomenon" is so powerful that black women are leaving the Democratic Party to support Trump, a current Republican presidential candidate. Cain might not be that far off base, at least according to political consultant Frank Luntz, who told the online Politico page recently that Trump has a good chance of winning the black vote should he win the Republican nomination. "If he were the Republican nominee, he would get the highest percentage of black...
  • Donald Trump’s New Hampshire Win Means These Media Members Are Winners & Losers

    02/09/2016 10:16:55 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 39 replies ^ | February 8
    First, here are the biggest "losers." Nate Silver. Back in November, this liberal media darling and alleged prediction guru told the world that Trump had no real chance at the GOP nomination and that his poll numbers were nothing to be concerned about because they were likely to fade before any votes were cast. ... Frank Luntz. Luntz unequivocally declared that Trump was dead, gone and finished. Trump's poll numbers only got better from there. ... Rich Lowry & National Review. Lowry deserves to be singled out for his hilariously inaccurate and inappropriate analysis that Carly Fiorina had surgically removed...
  • Fox News Buries Cruz Iowa Victory with Rubio, Clinton Coverage

    02/01/2016 9:50:22 PM PST · by mitchell001 · 88 replies
    February 2, 2016 | Ralph Mitchell
    Coverage of the Ted Cruz Iowa Victory is being minimized by Fox News with excessive coverage of Rubio and Clinton. This is based on the evidence of those viewing.
  • Fox in Complete Rubio Pimp Mode (VANITY)

    02/01/2016 9:48:25 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 50 replies
    "Rubio is John Kennedy to Hillary Clinton's Richard Nixon." It began with the debate where they came out declaring Rubio the winner. Frank Luntz had a 'select group' who mostly said Rubio won and - surprise - Rubio showed up to chat with them. Cruz won tonight and they quickly dismissed him as unelectable, speech was too long, another Huckabee type victory. Trump's loss was a death blow to his campaign, said Krauthammer. They have all this scripted beforehand it seems. So the GOPe's go to guy is Rubio at this point. Gang of 8 membership paying off for him...
  • Does Glenn Beck Know Who Ted Cruz is?

    01/31/2016 7:55:37 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 54 replies ^ | January 30
    Speaking to a packed audience while introducing the Texas senator Saturday afternoon, Beck gave two main reasons for why Iowa voters should caucus for Cruz on Monday. ... Beck began by noting he had just run into Hollywood actor Richard Dreyfus, who for some reason is traveling around Iowa with Republican pollster Frank Luntz, and explained how he had a great conversation with the liberal star about Dwight Eisenhower. Beck also mentioned that he rode an elevator this morning with a Jeb Bush supporter and how he had a uplifting conversation with him despite not being a huge fan of...
  • Marco Rubio Previously Paid Pollster Frank Luntz, Who Praised Rubio on Fox News

    01/29/2016 5:34:12 AM PST · by maggief · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 29, 2016 | PATRICK HOWLEY
    Fox News used a pollster to host a pro-Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)79% focus group after Thursday night's Republican debate, despite the fact that the pollster actually had Rubio as a client. Pollster Frank Luntz got significant airtime to direct a post-debate focus group that unsurprisingly was very favorable to Rubio, the GOP establishment pick in the primary race. "Megyn, you asked probably the toughest question of the debate. You gave the candidates no room to wiggle. You pressed him. And he responded," Luntz gushed to Megyn Kelly, awkwardly referring only to Rubio before even mentioning him by name. "I want...
  • Donald Trump: I have a great relationship with God and great poll numbers, too (VIDEO)

    Today on CNN's State of the Nation, Jake Tapper revisited an old question with Donald Trump. He asked him about his faith and specifically about if he had ever asked forgiveness. By my count this is the third time that Trump has been asked the question. At he Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, back in June: Trump, who told CNN earlier that he is both anti-abortion and anti-same-sex marriage, said people are surprised to learn about his Christian faith. "People are so shocked when they find ... out I am Protestant. I am Presbyterian. And I go to church...
  • Debate focus group in South Carolina unanimously picks Ted Cruz as winner

    01/15/2016 9:00:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | January 15, 2016 | Bryan Llenas
    A focus group of South Carolinians overwhelmingly chose Senator Ted Cruz as the winner of the first presidential debate of 2016 on Thursday night. The group of 26 Republican voters was assembled by pollster Frank Luntz at the request of Fox News Channel. When Luntz asked them, 'Who won this evening?" They unanimously yelled, "Cruz." The highlight of the debate, and the moment that seemed to resonate most with these voters, was the exchange between Cruz and Republican front runner Donald Trump after the real estate mogul renewed his suggestion that Cruz may not be eligible to serve as President...
  • Video: The winner of the Luntz focus-group prize last night was …

    01/15/2016 10:14:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Hot ^ | January 15, 2016 | ED MORRISEY
    … Ted Cruz, and by acclamation. The moment that convinced these South Carolina voters? Cruz’ riposte to Donald Trump on birther theories, even while Cruz led it off by emphasizing that the debate should focus on more important issues. Looks like Cruz was wrong about that, but the focus group’s reaction to his rebuttal went almost literally off the chart: Frank Luntz Focus Group Picks Their Overwhelming Winner of Fox Business GOP Debate Cruz also scored big when he blasted the Obama administration for the capture of 10 US Navy sailors by Iran, and the images gleefully published by Tehran...
  • BOOM! Frank Luntz focus group OVERWHELMINGLY says Ted Cruz WON THE DEBATE!

    01/15/2016 7:45:01 AM PST · by Isara · 57 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Jan 15, 2016 | The Right Scoop
    Frank Luntz’s focus group tonight overwhelmingly said that Ted Cruz won the debate. It wasn’t even close:Frank Luntz Focus Group Picks Their Overwhelming Winner of Fox Business GOP Debate (Video)I really feel that Ted had his best debate tonight. He’s gone from sounding too polished in the early debates to winning by a long shot tonight. Some will say it’s because I’m biased and what not, but really, his arguments tonight were passionate, emphatic, concise, and very effective. Cruz, simply put, did the best out of all of the candidates and this focus group proves it.
  • Iowa Voters Dismiss Trump's Questions on Cruz Citizenship

    01/10/2016 3:26:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 115 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 10, 2016 | Nicki Rossoll
    Donald Trump's questions about Ted Cruz's citizenship may not be helping him in Iowa. In fact, they may be boosting his rival according to one group of Hawkeye State voters. In his latest focus group, pollster Frank Luntz asked if the fact that Cruz was born in Canada, to an American mother, raised legitimate concerns about his eligibility for president, as Trump has suggested. Only six of 27 participants raised their hands, even though seven identified Trump as their first-choice candidate. One participant said the issue exposes Trump as "unserious," while another called it a "joke." "Just a few months...
  • Pollster on Supporters: Trump Isn't Negative, He's 'Telling the Truth'

    12/29/2015 2:50:47 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 109 replies
    Newsmax ^ | DECEMBER 29, 2015 | Cathy Burke
    Donald Trump s relentless and withering attacks on his critics are a healing balm for supporters who feel scorned by the governing and media elite pollster and communications adviser Frank Luntz says. In an opinion piece for the Financial Times, Luntz writes that a focus group of 29 Trump supporters helped him understand why the front running GOP presidential candidate's popularity is unlikely to fade with the millions who support him. His support denotes an abiding distrust in — and disrespect for — the governing elite," Luntz writes. "These individuals do not like being told by Washington or Wall Street...
  • "Trump Voters Are Not Just Angry - They Want Revenge"

    12/28/2015 2:25:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 131 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | December 27, 2015 | Frank Luntz
    Outraged by what Donald Trump says? You are not alone. No high-polling presidential candidate in the modern era has so intrepidly drawn the ire of so many within the American electorate. And there remains no end in sight. Yet in rendering one voting bloc utterly apoplectic, he has appealed viscerally to another. The balance of middle ground politics is not, shall we say, Mr Trump’s bailiwick. But America is no longer a middle ground country. We are already scared by our division — and it is getting worse. The simple truth is, the more provocative his language, the deeper and...
  • Donald Trump's bile is a healing balm for spurned Americans

    12/28/2015 10:35:10 AM PST · by EveningStar · 101 replies
    Financial Times ^ | December 27, 2015 | Frank Luntz
    Those who support him now will support him next November, writes Frank Luntz Outraged by what Donald Trump says? You are not alone. No high-polling presidential candidate in the modern era has so intrepidly drawn the ire of so many within the American electorate. And there remains no end in sight. Yet in rendering one voting bloc utterly apoplectic, he has appealed viscerally to another. The balance of middle ground politics is not, shall we say, Mr Trump's bailiwick. But America is no longer a middle ground country. We are already scared by our division -- and it is getting...
  • Muslims Say U.S. Government More Dangerous than ISIS

    12/22/2015 9:54:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/22/2015
    Frank Luntz, political strategist and CBS News contributor, spoke to a group of Muslim-Americans last week about the "anti-Muslim" sentiment in America.In the focus group, Muslim-Americans explained to Luntz why they don't fear ISIS. He also asked the participants if they had a problem with the government bombing ISIS."It's not going to solve anything," one female panelist said on bombing ISIS. "I was born in '93. My whole entire life we have been in a time of war ... ISIS does not have the capabilities to destroy America. Our military spending is better than the next 7 or 10...
  • Watch: CBS ‘Face the Nation’ Focus Group of Trump Supporters

    12/13/2015 8:37:58 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 13, 2013 | PAM KEY
    Video at site Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” political consultant and pollster Frank Luntz ran a focus group of Trump supporters. On Trump’s call to ban Muslims from entering the Untied States one woman said, “I think we’re all scared. I’m actually a little jumpy, I find Trump is the only one who would come out say something like this no one else would do it…You know what he says, he says something completely crazy and in inflammatory then he dials back starts explaining it” A man said, “Trump is smart like a fox. He’s in campaign mode. He...
  • Frank Luntz Focus Group: Cruz's "Don't Trust The Media" Line Went Through The Roof...

    10/29/2015 4:18:05 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 30 replies
    A Frank Luntz focus group aired on FOX News' The Kelly File after the CNBC Republican presidential debate agreed: Sen. Ted Cruz hit it out of the park with his warning not to trust the media. Luntz said he's never tested a line that scored as well as Cruz's. "Megyn, I've been doing this since 1996. This is a special moment. I've never tested in any primary debate a line that scored as well as this. It was all about what was wrong with the CNBC moderators and wrong with the media. The best line of the entire debate," Luntz...
  • BOOM! Frank Luntz’s focus group REALLY LOVED Ted Cruz

    10/29/2015 7:17:43 AM PDT · by Isara · 29 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Oct 29, 2015 | The Right Scoop
    Frank Luntz says he's never seen a line score as high as the answer Ted Cruz gave when he called out the CNBC moderators for their liberal bias. Not only did it score high, but several people in the room moved towards Ted Cruz because of it, with one former Ben Carson supporter saying that now Ted Cruz is her guy. Watch: Luntz Focus Group on 3rd GOP Debate (video)
  • Frank Luntz: "Trump does best going against political correctness, Rubio does best on substance."

    09/30/2015 7:36:41 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 64 replies
    Twitter ^ | 9/30/2015 | Frank Luntz
    @FrankLuntz: @realDonaldTrump does best going against political correctness, @marcorubio does best on substance. #Hannity
  • Frank Luntz: "these sound like boos of agreement, not against him" (Trump)

    09/25/2015 6:22:31 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 69 replies
    Twitter ^ | 9/25/2015 | Frank Luntz
    Frank Luntz: "Im the last person youd expect to defend Donald Trump, but these sound like boos of agreement, not against him."
  • Scott Walker tries to reassure nervous donors (4 days ago)

    09/21/2015 1:29:31 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/17/15 | Jonathan Swan
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and his team are working hard to calm their major donors some of whom are worried that Walker is on a downward slide and did little to help his campaign in Wednesday night's GOP debate. On Thursday morning, less than 12 hours after Walker left the Simi Valley, Calif., debate stage, the presidential candidate and his team attended a fundraiser with several-dozen "bundlers" well-connected donors who collect money from their friends on behalf of a candidate at the Los Angeles home of Republican pollster Frank Luntz. My house is open to anyone who...
  • Top GOP pollster: Here's the only thing that can tear down Donald Trump

    09/16/2015 3:37:28 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 14 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 9/16/2015 | Maxwell Tani
    SIMI VALLEY, California A top pollster who has analyzed the motivations behind Donald Trump supporters says that there's only one thing that the real estate mogul can do wrong: Not be himself. Ahead of the second Republican debate in Simi Valley, California, on Wednesday, Republican pollster Frank Luntz told Business Insider that the only one way that Trump can lose support is if he forgoes his outspoken style. It's an outcome that Luntz doubts. "The key to Donald Trumps success is authenticity. The moment he comes across as the other candidates, the moment that he comes across as a...
  • A Mexican immigrant explains why she supports Trump

    08/26/2015 11:08:38 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 26, 2015 | Adam Banicki
    This woman was born in Mexico and legally immigrated to the US. At a panel hosted by Republican pollster Frank Luntz, she explained why she supports Donald Trump and his proposed wall.
  • Jorge Ramos to Megyn Kelly on Trump: He tried to silence me

    08/26/2015 9:34:34 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 135 replies
    Fusion ^ | Aug 26 2015 | Fusion
    Fusions Jorge Ramos appeared on Fox News Channels The Kelly File Wednesday evening to talk about his forced removal from Donald Trumps press conference in Dubuque, Iowa on Tuesday. Ramos went to ask Trump about his immigration proposals, and specifically, how he plans on deporting 11 million undocumented immigrants. The only thing that I wanted to do was to ask a question, Ramos told host Megyn Kelly. He tried to silence me and in this country you cannot do that. Im a citizen, Im an immigrant, Im a reporter. And I have the right in this country to ask any...
  • Ricky Martin Pens Powerful Takedown of Donald Trump: "Enough Is Enough!"

    08/26/2015 9:34:08 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 89 replies
    Cosmopolitan ^ | 08/26/2015 | Rebecca Rose
    "The fact that an individual like Donald Trump, a candidate for the presidency of the United States for the Republican party, has the audacity to continue to gratuitously harass the Latin community makes my blood boil," Ricky wrote. "When did this character assume he could make comments that are racist, absurd, and above all incoherent and ignorant about us Latinos?" He went on to write Trump's intentions were transparent: "Basically tell barbarities and lies to remain relevant in the public opinion, for votes or simply to stay on the media's radar." But it was the attack on Ramos, "one of...
  • Donald Trump -vs- The Decepticons The Fight Against The Media.

    08/26/2015 9:32:02 PM PDT · by Amntn · 57 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8/26/15 | Sundance
    Anyone who is viewing the battle between Donald Trump and Megyn Kelly as a representative battle of thin-skinned ego is entirely missing the point.
  • Frank Luntz: Trump Is First Person To Reach 100 In A Focus Group

    08/26/2015 10:25:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 25, 2015 | Staff
    On Tuesday's broadcast of FOX News' Hannity, pollster Frank Luntz revealed presidential candidate Donald Trump was the first person to ever score a perfect 100 during one of his focus groups.
  • GOP pollsters legs shaking after Trump focus group

    08/25/2015 5:37:41 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 91 replies
    Ballot Box ^ | August 25, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    Republican pollster Frank Luntz reported wobbly legs after hearing from a group of Donald Trump supporters, according to TIME. Luntz conducted a focus group of 29 people from Washington, D.C. and its suburbs that either like or adore the GOP front-runner, paying each participant for the more than two-hour session Monday night, the magazine reported. I used to sleep on my front porch with the door wide open, and now everyone has deadbolts, one man said during the session, according to TIME. I believe the best days of the country are behind us. Im frustrated beyond belief. I feel like...
  • Nothing Disqualifies Trump What A Focus Group Tells Us About His Supporters

    08/25/2015 11:56:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 24, 2015 | Alex Pappas, Political Reporter
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. Nothing disqualifies Trump. That was the takeaway of Frank Luntz, the public opinion guru, after leading a focus group Monday night of supporters of Donald Trumps Republican presidential campaign.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) For two and a half hours, Luntz quizzed a group of current and past ardent Trump fans about their views on the businessman. He discussed the candidates past liberal stances and played past video of Trump saying provocative things about women. Yet when the focus group was over, not a single person who was planning to vote for him said they had changed their mind. At one point,...
  • Trump may be 'impossible to take down,' top Republican pollster says

    08/25/2015 9:31:05 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 50 replies ^ | 08/25/2015 | Claude Brodesser-Akner
    LEXANDRIA, Va. A new focus group commissioned by GOP pollster Frank Luntz shows Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump is virtually invulnerable to attack by rival 2016 candidates and the media, leading Luntz to say that it is now "totally conceivable" that Trump will become the Republican Party's nominee for president. "The Republican leadership needs to wake up and see that the grass roots has abandoned them," said Luntz, the head of Luntz Global, a top GOP polling and messaging consultancy. "This is a different cat,"Luntz added. "It's not like Ross Perot in 1992, where people were simply unhappy with...
  • Pro-Trump Focus Group Make Frank Luntzs Legs Wobble

    08/25/2015 6:01:08 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 95 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 25, 2015 | John Nolte
    After overseeing a focus group of 29 fervent Donald Trump supporters, Republican pollster and consultant Frank Luntz told a group of reporters that, My legs are shaking. Although the Middle East is in chaos, our Southern border is in chaos, and our inner-cities are in chaos; although we are entering our seventh year of economic malaise as the national debt tops $18 trillion, the so-called Smart People in politics and media still cant quite figure out why a wildly successful businessman promising change and to stick it to these same Smart People, is so danged popular.
  • Trump may be 'impossible to take down,' top Republican pollster says (Guess who?)

    08/25/2015 5:24:30 AM PDT · by angelrod · 78 replies ^ | 08/25/2015 |
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. A new focus group commissioned by GOP pollster Frank Luntz shows Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump is virtually invulnerable to attack by rival 2016 candidates and the media, leading Luntz to say that it is now "totally conceivable" that Trump will become the Republican Party's nominee for president.
  • Post-Fox Debate Frank Luntz Focus Group Fails to Forecast Direction of GOP Race

    08/18/2015 9:32:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | August 18, 2015 | Jeff Poor
    Its been 12 days since the first Republican presidential debate was broadcast on the Fox News Channel. Immediately following that event on the networks The Kelly File, pollster Frank Luntz conducted a focus group on location in Cleveland, the site of the debate. According to the participants of his focus group, real estate mogul Donald Trump, the frontrunner of the race, fared poorly, but they gave a mixed response as to who was the strongest in the debate. Many of the respondents gave a favorable reactions to former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon...
  • Donald Trump wants Fox News star 'fired'

    08/18/2015 3:52:09 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 132 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 8/18/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Donald Trump has a message hed like to give Fox News political pollster Frank Luntz: Youre fired. Fresh off his confrontation with Fox News superstar Megyn Kelly, Donald Trump is now lashing out at Luntz and calling on Fox News to fire him from overseeing its post-debate focus groups. The participants in Luntzs focus group bashed the real-estate moguls performance during the Fox News Republican presidential debate on Aug. 6, calling Trump mean and bombastic. Trump was quick to criticize the focus group, calling Luntz a clown and a low class slob on Twitter. It has now come to light...
  • Roger Stone calls Frank Luntz a pathetic turd

    08/18/2015 1:57:15 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | August 18, 2017 | Nick Gass
    Roger Stone, a former top adviser with Donald Trumps campaign, took to Twitter on Tuesday to blast Republican pollster Frank Luntz for his profanity-laced tirade against the presidential candidate. Pathetic turd FrankLuntz begged @realDonaldTrump for corporate polling work - trashes Trump only after Trump declines, Stone tweeted Tuesday afternoon. Stone also challenged members of the media to find any Republican pollster who would say on the record that Luntz is competent. The remarks come after a POLITICO story published earlier in the day quoted Luntz saying that the campaigns of Trump and Bernie Sanders are delivering a big f- you...
  • Foxs Luntz blasted Trump at Koch Seminar (Luntz F-Bombs on Trump)

    08/18/2015 9:58:35 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 86 replies
    Politico ^ | 3-18-2015 | Hadas Gold and Kenneth P. Vogel
    Donald Trumps feud with GOP pollster Frank Luntz escalated Monday with Trump calling on Fox News to fire Luntz from overseeing its post-debate focus groups, and Luntz launching a profanity-laden tirade to describe the real estate showman turned renegade presidential candidate. In an interview with POLITICO, Luntz said Trump and Democratic presidential insurgent Bernie Sanders are delivering a big f- you to the elites in America. And that resonates on both sides, Luntz said. But f- you doesnt solve anything. F- you doesnt make life any better. F- you makes you feel good, but it doesnt get...
  • Donald Trump just launched 'World War III' on a top GOP pollster

    08/11/2015 7:47:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 116 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/11/2015 | HUNTER WALKER
    Donald Trump is all but accusing a top Republican pollster of trying to shake him down. After the presidential debate on Thursday night, Fox News featured a focus group conducted by Frank Luntz that utterly slammed Trump. On Monday, Trump told Business Insider that he thought he was panned by Luntz's group because he declined to hire Luntz's research firm. "This has been going on, he's putting the arm on me all the time, and then he does these polls that are totally in violation of every other poll that was done," Trump said of Luntz. Trump said post-debate polls...
  • This is #CruzCountry! (from debate to campaign trail)

    08/09/2015 12:00:52 PM PDT · by Isara · 64 replies ^ | 08/08/15 | Jeff Roe
    Wow — what a week! I’m writing from in between stops on the #CruzCountry Bus Tour as we continue our #CruzToVictory through southern states that will play a huge part in making Ted our Republican nominee for President of the United States.As you likely know, the Republican candidates met in Cleveland, Ohio, for the first debate of the 2016 season on Thursday. And it was a great night for Ted — but don’t just take it from me:Frank Luntz declared the debate “great news for Ted Cruz.”Charles Krauthammer named Ted Cruz a “winner of the night.”The Press Enterprise wrote “Cruz...
  • Luntz On Trumps Debate Performance: I Saw The Destruction Of A Presidential Campaign'

    08/09/2015 3:12:45 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 88 replies
    CBS Washington DC ^ | 8/7/15 | CBS Washington DC
    Republican strategist Frank Luntz came down hard on Donald Trumps Republican presidential debate performance, calling it a destruction of a candidacy. The CBS News contributor explained to CBS This Morning why Trump did not do well with the post-debate focus group he conducted. What do you say when you wont guarantee to support the Republican nominee, when you call women some pretty horrific names, when you insult the moderator of the debate, when you dont answer questions specifically, when you cant even explain why you even went bankrupt. I have to tell you, this was an amazing debate performance. Not...
  • Kelly Focus Group (Not Luntz)Video: Carly Fiorina comes out of GOP Debate with momentum (Must See)

    08/08/2015 6:25:00 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 118 replies
    Megyn Kelly Focus Group: Carly Fiorina Comes Out Of GOP Debate With Fresh Momentum This is a "WOW" Video.
  • Trump Loses Zero Ground After Foxs Unfair, Unbalanced Attack In Debate

    08/09/2015 7:59:39 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 113 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 7, 2015 | by Alex Swoyer
    CLEVELAND, Ohio: A Wall Street Journal report suggests that despite critics opinions predicting GOP frontrunner Donald Trumps poll numbers would fall, two early though unscientific polls predict that may be wrong. Time Magazine found that Mr. Trump took 47% of nearly 55,000 votes. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) of Florida was in second place with just 10%. The Drudge Reports poll found more than half of nearly 362,000 voters favored Mr. Trump, well above everyone else, the Wall Street Journal noted. After Frank Luntzs made his opinion on Trumps performance suggesting tonight his act wore thin, conservative talk radio...
  • Are voters ready to tune out Donald Trump?

    08/07/2015 11:58:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 7, 2015 | Ben Schreckinger
    He pleased fans with his blustery defiance, but others saw anger and ego.Much like the past two months of the presidential campaign, the first Republican debate on Thursday night featured all the hallmarks of a Donald Trump production. But after two hours of blustery denunciation and defiance from the former Apprentice star, voters may be inching closer to changing the channel. From the opening bell, the Fox News moderators and his Republican rivals made Trump the center of attention, hammering him with contentious questions which he would complain afterward were not nice and frontal attacks. So far, the...
  • GOP strategist: I saw "destruction" of Trump's candidacy

    08/07/2015 3:52:42 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 81 replies
    CBS News ^ | 8/7/15 | CBS News
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump may have outscored his fellow candidates in talk-time during Thursday night's GOP primary debate, but Republican strategist and CBS News contributor Frank Luntz said he saw the "destruction of a candidacy." "Trump was the number one person walking into that debate. Almost all of his supporters (of the focus group) abandoned him because of what he said," Luntz said Friday on "CBS This Morning."
  • ICYMI: Frank Luntz: #GOPDebate Great News for Ted Cruz

    08/07/2015 6:26:59 AM PDT · by Isara · 49 replies ^ | 08/06/15
    Sen. Cruz also discusses tonight’s debate with Sean HannityCLEVELAND, Ohio — Following tonight’s Republican presidential debate on Fox News, Frank Luntz conducted a focus group on the Kelly File where he noted that the result was “great news for Ted Cruz.” The video of the segment is available here:Frank Luntz: #GOPDebate "Great News for Ted Cruz"Also this evening, Sen. Cruz joined Sean Hannity to give his reaction to tonight’s debate where he discussed why he believes the 2016 presidential election could be much like the Reagan Revolution of 1980. Video is available here:Ted Cruz with Sean Hannity After the #GOPDebateAdditional...
  • Real Possibility Trump Runs as a Third Party Candidate

    07/21/2015 11:05:17 AM PDT · by Coronal · 147 replies ^ | July 20 2015 | Pam Key
    Monday on AM 970s The Joe Piscopo Show, pollster Frank Luntz suggested that since Republican presidential candidate and longtime Clinton friend Donald Trump refused to say he would endorse whoever got the Republican party nomination, it is a real possibility Trump is planning a third party run. This, as host Joe Piscopo pointed out, would allow Hillary to walk right in to the presidency and be an astonishing historical repeat, because Ross Perots third party candidacy is credited for President Bill Clintons victory over President George H.W. Bush in 1992.
  • Frank Luntz is Depressed

    01/06/2014 3:56:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Rush ^ | January 6, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: You know Frank Luntz, the pollster, Frank Luntz? There's a story here at Mediaite. I just got this. We'll get to the Obama soap opera just a second, 'cause it's classic. It's already begun. I'll set the plot line for you here in just a mere moment. Apparently, it's a profile of Frank Luntz who, as you know, does political focus groups on Fox. He assembles a bunch of people that are said to be a cross-section of America, and he gives 'em little electronic devices, and they register their opinion and other reactions as they're listening...
  • Frank Luntz and Focus Groups are Destroying the GOP Message

    04/29/2013 8:40:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 29, 2013 | C. Edmund Wright
    Frank Luntz may smugly believe that Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin and other right wing talk radio hosts are "responsible for the stark polarization within the nation's political discourse" and therefore "problematic" for the Republican Party. I submit the problem is that Luntz, and a misguided over-reliance on focus groups, has neutered and thus destroyed any semblance of courage in the GOP's message. Luntz is conflating, as many wonks and number crunchers do, cause and effect with regard to the bigger realities and polarization. The country is polarized because, well, we are polarized. Rush and "the great one" didn't make it...
  • Frank Luntz and Focus Groups are Destroying the GOP

    04/29/2013 4:12:01 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 62 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/29/2013 | C. Edmund Wright
    Frank Luntz may smugly believe that Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin and other right wing talk radio hosts are "responsible for the stark polarization within the nation's political discourse" and therefore "problematic" for the Republican Party. I submit the problem is that Luntz, and a misguided over-reliance on focus groups, has neutered and thus destroyed any semblance of courage in the GOP's message. Luntz is conflating, as many wonks and number crunchers do, cause and effect with regard to the bigger realities and polarization. The country is polarized because, well, we are polarized. Rush and "the great one" didn't make it...