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  • Howard Schultz Gives Dems the Jitters: These kids are venti, venti upset. Need to switch to decaf!

    01/30/2019 8:01:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/30/2019 | Jim Treacher
    As a member of the Second-Greatest Generation, I vaguely remember H. Ross Perot. He was the funny little fella with the big ears who ran for president as an independent back in 1992. He was a Texas billionaire who made his money in computers, long before everybody had computers in their pockets, and he had never held public office. He seemed to be running for president because... well, because he damn well felt like it, that's why. As I recall, his solution to all of America's problems at the time was simple: "Fix it. Just fix it. What are...
  • The Democrats’very dangerous loss of the young voters, union voters and independent voters

    10/29/2018 6:56:17 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 15 replies
    vanity | October 29, 2018 | By Kevin Collins
    A June poll from the Public Religion Research Institute, published in The Atlantic magazine, reported that just 28% of young adults 18 to 29 said they were absolutely certain to vote; but 74% of seniors (a group that voted for Donald Trump) were absolutely certain to vote. So Republican supporting seniors said they would be voting and 18 to 29 year olds were distinctly disinterested in voting. Of course you didn’t hear anything about this; but that doesn’t mean it is not a dangerous red flag for the Democrats. “That was June, and things change”, some would say. Nevertheless, that...
  • By 28 points, independents disapprove of Dem Kavanaugh tactics

    10/09/2018 6:47:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/09/2018 | Rick Moran
    Independent voters are expressing overwhelming disapproval of the way that Democrats handled the Kavanaugh confirmation fight. A CNN poll shows that only 30% of independents approved of the way that Democrats handled the Kavanaugh confirmation while 58% dissapproved. The GOP didn't fare much better with a 55% to 35% disapprove versus approve.  Washington Examiner: What's interesting, however, is even though Democrats on the surface would seem to have public opinion on their side, just 36 percent approved of how they handled the nomination, compared to 56 percent who disapproved. (Republicans were at 55 percent disapproval and 35 percent approval). A...
  • Independents disapprove of Democrats' handling of the Kavanaugh nomination by a 28-point margin

    10/08/2018 3:26:54 PM PDT · by grayboots · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/8/2018 | Philip Klein
    After a blistering confirmation battle, Justice Brett Kavanaugh will take his seat for oral arguments on the U.S. Supreme Court with a skeptical public, a majority of which opposed his nomination. However, Democrats may not be able to exploit this fact in the upcoming elections as much as they hope, because the independent voters overwhelmingly disapprove of their own handling of the nomination by a 28-point margin, a new CNN/SSRS poll finds. Overall, just 41 percent of those polled said they wanted to see Kavanaugh confirmed, compared to 51 percent who said they opposed his confirmation. In previous CNN polls...
  • Voters are leaving the Democratic Party in #WalkAway campaign due to their hostility...

    06/28/2018 8:01:33 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 66 replies
    Twitter ^ | 27 June 2018 | Wired Sources
    Voters are leaving the Democratic Party in #WalkAway campaign due to their hostility to independent thinkers.
  • MAGA Earthquake Hits Minnesota: “The crowd at Trump’s Minnesota rally was 60% Democrat and Indep

    06/26/2018 6:10:10 PM PDT · by bitt · 106 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 6/26/2018 | SUNDANCE
    Quick, with MAGA-shocking news reverberating there’s a mid-west rush on winnamins. Remember that massive MAGA Trump rally last week in Duluth Minnesota? That would be the 9,000 strong rally where twice as many were turned away? Well, the data team at MAGA HQ have crunched the numbers and Brad Parscale shares the results: “The crowd at the Minnesota rally was 60% Democrat and Independent.”
  • State Dems don’t want Independents to vote in party primary (NY)

    05/15/2018 5:48:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/14/18 | Carl Campanile
    New York Democratic leaders say they want more people to vote — except they won’t allow anyone but registered Democrats to vote in party primaries. The New York State Democratic Party plans on blocking a proposed resolution at its May 23-24 convention that would allow independent or “unaffiliated” voters to vote in this year’s Democratic primary for governor. New York’s restrictive voting laws became a national embarrassment in 2016 as many younger voters realized they couldn’t vote for Bernie Sanders in the presidential primary against Hillary Clinton because they missed the deadline to enroll as Democrats.
  • Applause for Tolls From Audience of Construction Workers

    01/25/2018 7:06:05 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    CT News Junkie ^ | January 19, 2018 | Christine Stuart
    SOUTHINGTON, CT — In alphabetical order, a majority of Democratic and one unaffiliated candidates for governor endorsed the idea of installing electronic tolls on Connecticut’s highways and received applause for it. The nine candidates participated in a forum Friday sponsored by the Connecticut Construction Industries Association. The same group sponsored a similar forum in December for the Republican gubernatorial candidates as well. None of the candidates who are still in the “exploratory” phase of their campaigns for governor were invited to either forum — only the declared candidates. The problem: Connecticut’s special transportation fund will start running a deficit in...
  • An independent and Democrats say tolls are necessary

    01/22/2018 11:11:06 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Connecticut Mirror ^ | January 19, 2018 | Mark Pazniokas
    Southington — Oz Griebel, a petitioning candidate for governor who once led the state Transportation Strategy Board, told an audience of construction executives and union members Friday that Connecticut must embrace electronic tolling and higher gasoline taxes to preserve and improve its transportation infrastructure.At a transportation forum for Democratic and unaffiliated candidates, Griebel offered the broadest prescription for how to stabilize and grow a special transportation fund now projected to hit insolvency by 2022, leaving the state unable to borrow money to address a growing backlog of transportation needs.Many of the Democrats, unlike the Republican field at a similar event...
  • 81 Percent of Republicans Say Russia Investigation Is Politically Motivated

    12/07/2017 10:33:03 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12-07-2017 | Michael van der Galien
    One of the major potential weaknesses of Robert Mueller's Russia investigation is that voters could consider it a political hack job. This is especially a problem since several (former) members of his team are partisan Democrats who aggressively criticized President Trump when he was still a candidate for president. Clearly, voters -- especially Republicans and independents -- are paying attention. According to a new CBS News poll, 81 percent of Republican voters believe that the investigation into Trump associates and Russia is "politically motivated." 48 percent of independents feel the same way. Only 17 percent of Republican voters and 42...
  • Poll: 55% approve of Trump’s handling of Hurricane Harvey

    09/07/2017 11:25:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 7, 2017 | Allahpundit
    Conspicuously good numbers for a president whom Democrats despise and whose job approval has been stuck in the high 30s/low 40s for months. It’s hard to imagine Dems ever coming around on Trump, especially when so many view his victory as illegitimate due to Russiagate, but between the good vibes over his storm handling and his sudden outreach to Schumer and Pelosi, there may be some Strange New Respect in opinions about him soon. Of course, if things go to hell in Florida when Hurricane Irma hits, all bets are off. The President gets especially good ratings when it comes...
  • If 2016 Election Were Held Again, Unaffiliated Voters Would Vote Trump

    08/24/2017 12:24:07 PM PDT · by Boomer · 13 replies
    NC Civitas ^ | 8/23/2017 | Demi Dowdy
    RALEIGH – The latest Civitas poll has found that 43 percent of likely North Carolina unaffiliated voters say if the presidential election were held again today, they would vote for Donald J. Trump while just 39 percent of them said they would vote for Hillary Clinton.
  • Pew: Majority Of Dems Feel ‘Stressed’ Talking To Trump Supporters

    07/23/2017 2:33:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 21, 2017 | Ted Goodman
    A majority of Democrats find it stressful to talk with supporters of President Donald Trump, according to a Pew Research Center poll released Thursday. The latest national survey by Pew, conducted June 27 through July 9 among 2,505 adults, found that 68 percent of both Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents find it “stressful and frustrating” to talk about politics with people who have a different opinion of Trump. Just 28 percent of the two groups found it “interesting and informative.” Republicans in the same poll were more split on the question. Only 52 percent of Republicans or Republican-leaning independents said that...
  • Trump Cracked the Firewall: Can it happen again?

    03/10/2017 10:56:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | March 10, 2017 | Ron Faucheux
    Donald Trump’s compulsion to exaggerate the magnitude of his election victory––talking about a landslide that didn’t happen and miscounting electoral votes––has distracted from the true strategic importance of his triumph. From one perspective, the size of Trump’s win wasn’t so impressive. He received 45.9 percent of the popular vote––two points less than his opponent and four points shy of a majority––and he captured fewer electoral votes than the winners of seven of the last nine elections. From another angle, Trump’s win was very impressive. He won the battleground states of Ohio, Florida, North Carolina and Iowa––states that swing back and...
  • Scarborough: Trump Will Blow GOP Apart—W Last Republican Prez

    01/16/2017 8:47:12 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 67 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Is the party—the Republican party, that is—over? That's what Joe Scarborough is predicting. On today's Morning Joe, Scarborough surmised that "Donald Trump, by the end, will blow apart the Republican party" and that people are "going to look at George W. Bush as the last Republican president." Scarborough depicted Trump as "in a sense, the first independent president." Joe also suggested that Bernie Sanders might have the same party-demolishing impact on the Democrats. View the video here.
  • Fox News Poll: Clinton ahead of Trump by two points

    11/04/2016 3:42:44 PM PDT · by Sonar5 · 126 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/4/2016 | Dana Blanton
    Trump has an 8-point edge over Clinton among independents (41-33 percent). That’s down from his 13-point advantage last week (41-28 percent). Johnson takes 11 percent.
  • NC Early Vote Update (10/29) - Another good day for Republicans

    10/29/2016 9:17:20 AM PDT · by JerseyRepub · 10 replies
    Michael Bitzer's Blog ^ | 10/29/2016 | Dr. Michael Bitzer
    Another good day for the registered Republicans and relevant poor day for registered Democrats. The good guys continue to show up more than they did in 2012 and the Democrats are fewer, especially black voters. Unaffiliated votes are the biggest surprise this time as 35% more of them early voting relative to 2016. It's a long blog, but towards the end is a most interesting find, based on Dr. Bitzer's analysis: "Finally, I was interested in the rise of the unaffiliated voter and if they had participated in the state's March 2016 presidential primary election in one of the two...
  • Blue-Collar Voters Flocking To Trump – Special Alert! (video)

    10/27/2016 6:35:41 PM PDT · by Signalman · 18 replies
    dickmorris.com ^ | 10/27/2016 | Dick Morris
    Synopsis: There is a massive surge for Trump from HS Graduates. Analysis of Fox News polling shows a massive surge for Trump with both men and women who have HS education. Last week, Trump was 18 pts ahead with HS educated men. Now he is 30 points ahead. Last week, Trump was ahead with HS educated women by 27 pts. He is now 34 pts ahead with this group. Neither group can stand Hillary. This is highly significant because while the College educated voting group has "maxed out" in terms of what percentage of them have previously voted and who...
  • THIS IS HUGE: TRUMP UP BY 12 in MN Working Class District! And Dems Going Independent

    10/27/2016 6:32:57 PM PDT · by GilGil · 47 replies
    American Lookout.com via Gateway Pundit ^ | October 26, 2016 5:17 pm | Jim Hoft
    The eighth Congressional District of Minnesota is a working class area in Eastern Minnesota. It has voted for a Democrat in the last four Presidential elections. It has a Democrat Congressman and will likely be the most expensive Congressional race this year. Usually, a Democrat Presidential candidate would win. But a recent poll held a shock: Donald Trump is up 12 points! And more: Trump is winning among women. And the Democrat Party is losing members. They’re becoming Independents.
  • Rassmusen , Trump up 38% , hrc 33% among indie voters

    10/24/2016 1:32:23 PM PDT · by wright2bear · 61 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 10/24/2016 | Rasmussen
    https://twitter.com/rasmussen_poll/status/790651239658876929