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  • AP-GfK poll: Voters question Clinton health despite reports

    09/28/2016 12:52:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | September 28, 2016 | Lauran Neergaard and Emily Swanson, The Associated Press
    The "stamina," the "look": A new poll suggests voters are buying in to Donald Trump's insinuations about Hillary Clinton's health. They're ignoring the medical reports. Voters — especially men — have more confidence that Trump is healthy enough for the presidency than Clinton, according to the Associated Press-GfK poll. It's a disconnect considering Clinton has released more medical information than Trump, and that outside doctors who've looked at the available data say both candidates seem fine. But it shows the political points Trump scored after the Democratic nominee's much-publicized mild case of pneumonia....
  • Trump Returns to NH on Sept. 29 (Thursday in New Hampshire)

    09/28/2016 12:12:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Patch ^ | September 27, 2016 | Tony Schinella
    The day after Hillary Clinton is at Durham, the Republican nominee will hold another rally in the Granite State. Here are the details. BEDFORD, NH — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will be heading back to New Hampshire for a rally on Thursday, according to a press statement from the NH GOP. Trump will be holding the event at the NH Sportsplex, 68 Technology Drive in Bedford at 3 p.m. on Sept. 29, 2016. Doors open at noon. There will be limited parking on the actual site, according to the statement, but shuttle parking will be available at the Galaxy...
  • Trump Comes Out On Top! Billionaire Pulls Ahead In Electoral College Poll

    09/27/2016 9:27:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Radar Online ^ | September 27, 2016 | Staff
    The newly released poll reveals Hillary Clinton could lose the presidency. Donald Trump is riding high after Monday night’s debate performance! A new UPI/CVoter’s state tracking poll released the day after the big event shows that Trump could amass enough votes to win the presidency. According to UPI current numbers suggest that Trump would earn “292 votes and Clinton would get 246 with 270 needed to secure the oval office.” But Trump’s lead still remains narrow. “If the battleground states are not counted, the race would be tied 191-191,” UPI reported. Florida is one of the key swing states that...
  • Donald Trump Visiting Council Bluffs Wednesday, Hillary Clinton Traveling to Des Moines Thursday

    09/27/2016 4:20:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    WHO-TV ^ | September 27, 2016 | Staff
    COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa -- Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton both have rallies scheduled in the state of Iowa this week. Trump will instead hold a rally at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs Wednesday after his campaign initially set up the event in Ottumwa, but his plane was too big to land at the smaller airport. The rally is set for 2:30 p.m. Clinton is scheduled to be in Des Moines on Thursday where she'll hold a rally at Cowles Commons at 12:30 p.m. The visit coincides with the first day of early voting in Iowa.
  • Black voters critical to Hillary Clinton's chances in Florida

    09/27/2016 3:59:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Sun Sentinel ^ | September 27, 2016 | Anthony Man
    Geneva Reed-Veal, whose daughter Sandra Bland died in police custody in Texas; Sybrina Fulton, whose son Trayvon Martin was killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Sanford in 2012; and Gwen Carr, whose son Eric Garner died after New York City police used a banned chokehold on him, are part of Mothers of the Movement, women whose children were by guns or at the hands of police. They campaigned for Hillary Clinton in Pompano Beach on Sept. 26, 2016. The outcome of the presidential race in Florida could hinge on how many black voters, who turned out heavily for Barack...
  • Post Debate Poll: Clinton Won on Performance, Trump Won Votes

    09/27/2016 3:16:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    People's Pundit Daily ^ | September 27, 2016 | Staff
    A Post Debate Poll conducted after the presidential showdown at Hofstra University finds Hillary Clinton put on the best performance, but Donald Trump won votes. While voters 47% to 44% think that Mrs. Clinton “won the first presidential debate,” Mr. Trump won over undecided voters who changed their mind by nearly a 3 to 1 margin. Nine percent (9%) were undecided on the question of who won the debate. Among those who were undecided (5%) before the debate, 31% changed their mind and now say they’ll support the New York businessman. By comparison, only 11% of previously undecided voters said...
  • Former Gov. Sununu comes full circle, endorses Trump: Ayotte says Trump was 'fine' in debate

    09/27/2016 1:31:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    WMUR-TV ^ | September 27, 2016 | John DiStaso
    MANCHESTER, N.H. —The morning after the first general election debate of the 2016 campaign, former Gov. John H. Sununu on Tuesday came full circle, formally endorsing Donald Trump for president. Sununu, who is also a former White House Chief of Staff and former New Hampshire Republican Party chairman, was among Trump’s harshest critics during the first-in-the-nation presidential primary campaign. But in a statement released by the Trump campaign, Sununu said: “Donald Trump is the only candidate in this race who can bring bold change to Washington, D.C. I support the Trump-Pence ticket for their pro-growth agenda and commitment to protecting...
  • As I Predicted, Trump "Won" the Debate about the Debate

    09/27/2016 8:27:07 AM PDT · by LS · 59 replies
    self | 9/27/2016 | LS
    As I predicted yesterday, Trump “won” the debate. If one looks at the various reactions, especially from “neverTrumpers” like Ben Shapiro or John Podhoretz, you get pretty much what you’d expect: “whaaaaa, whaaaa, we told you so, he can’t debate, she won.” The trouble is, these people are as out of touch with ordinary Americans as Cankles is. First, yesterday I said that it would not matter who “won’ the debate (the style points, etc.) What mattered was who the polls said won, and the vast, overwhelming majority say Trump won—often by 20 points or more. Now of course these...
  • Trump Pulling Even with Clinton in Minnesota

    09/26/2016 9:15:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Alpha News ^ | September 26, 2016 | Preya Samsundar
    Local and national polling shows a neck and neck race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in Minnesota. MINNEAPOLIS, M.N. — For over 50 years, Minnesota has remained a safe haven for democratic presidential votes. Even in 1984, Minnesota was the only state in the union to vote for Walter Mondale instead of Ronald Reagan, who won in a landslide. However, a new KSTP/SurveyUSA poll shows the race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is much closer than originally thought in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. The new poll numbers released by KSTP this morning show Clinton leading Trump 46%...
  • 3rd-Party Candidate Jill Stein Escorted From Hofstra by Police Before Presidential Debate

    09/26/2016 5:45:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 26, 2016 | Morgan Winsor
    Police escorted Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein off Hofstra University’s campus this afternoon before tonight’s first presidential debate. Authorities encountered Stein on the college campus in Hempstead, New York, and asked the third-party candidate, who has not garnered enough support to participate in the debates, to show the proper credentials, which she could not do, police said. She was “nicely escorted” off the grounds around 2:30 p.m. Eastern time, a Nassau County Police Department spokesman told ABC News. Stein tweeted about the incident, saying she was on the campus “doing an interview” when police put her and her team...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Electoral College lead could be vanishing, according to new polls

    09/26/2016 5:26:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Vox ^ | September 26, 2016 | Andrew Prokop
    Just before the first presidential debate Monday night, a new round of polls has been released that should strike fear into the hearts of Democrats. First off, the national race is looking very tight indeed. Democrats had hoped that Clinton had rebounded after a couple of respected polls last week showed her taking a 6-point lead over Trump. But the newest polls from major outlets — ABC News/Washington Post, Quinnipiac, and Bloomberg — show Clinton up 2, up 1, and down 2 to Trump in a four-way matchup that includes Gary Johnson and Jill Stein. But what’s probably scarier for...
  • After debate, Trump heads to Miami for Hispanic town hall

    09/26/2016 4:47:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The MIami Herald ^ | September 26, 2016 | Patricia Mazzei
    Donald Trump’s first order of business after Monday night’s big debate? Meeting with Miami Hispanics. For real this time. His campaign has asked about 150 South Florida Latinos to a town hall-style meeting 2 p.m. Tuesday at Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center, several people invited told the Miami Herald. It will be Trump’s first public event following his first debate against Hillary Clinton. He first plans to hit a $25,000-a-head fundraiser in Miami. Trump’s campaign twice scheduled small-scale meetings with Miami Hispanics over the summer, but both times the events had to be scrapped. A July 8 luncheon at Versailles...
  • Clinton, Trump deadlocked in two key battleground states, new polls show

    09/26/2016 2:03:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    WTTE-TV ^ | September 26, 2016 | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    With just hours to go before Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are to appear on stage together before an expected audience of 100 million viewers, just a single point separates the two candidates in two key battleground states: Colorado and Pennsylvania, according to the most recent polling from CNN. In Colorado, Trump leads with 42 percent of voters compared to Clinton with 41 percent. Third party candidates Gary Johnson and Jill Stein come in third and fourth places, respectively, with 13 and 3 percent of voters. Meanwhile, Clinton maintains a razor-thin 45-44 percent lead over the Republican in Pennsylvania. Johnson...
  • Polls Show Trump, Clinton Tied in Minnesota with Pennsylvania, North Carolina Tightening

    09/26/2016 12:25:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 26, 2016 | Neil W. McCabe
    Three Breitbart/Gravis state polls of likely voters — Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina — demonstrate how close the presidential election between Democrat Hillary R. Clinton and her GOP rival Donald J. Trump has become just before the first presidential debate. In Minnesota, Clinton and Trump are tied with each having 43 percent of the vote, said Doug Kaplan, the managing director of Gravis Marketing, the Florida-based polling firm that executed the poll. In Pennsylvania, Clinton leads Trump with 46 percent to his 43 percent, and in North Carolina the former first lady leads Trump 44 percent to the New York...
  • Newest poll shows 'Minnesota is in play' with Clinton up by 7 percentage points (MOE 4)

    09/26/2016 12:25:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Inforum ^ | September 26, 2016 | Don Davis and Reuters
    ST. PAUL—A new Minnesota presidential poll continues to show a closer contest than is common in the state, with Hillary Clinton up by 7 points. However, if Minnesota voters are like Americans in general, half were waiting for debates to begin to make up their minds. A just-released SurveyUSA poll from the Twin Cities' KSTP-TV indicates that if the election were held before the Monday, Sept. 26, opening presidential debate that 46 percent would vote for Democrat Clinton while 39 percent were behind Republican Trump....
  • Trump surges in the polls as the first presidential debate with Clinton looms (Wins 538!)

    09/26/2016 11:11:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    CNBC ^ | September 26, 2016 | Katie Little
    As the first one-on-one presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump nears, Trump has surged in the polls and the candidates are now in a dead heat. A new poll from Bloomberg shows Trump leading his Democratic rival by 2 points. Other polls show Clinton still holding the lead, though not by much. Clinton leads Trump by just 1.5 points, according to a Real Clear Politics poll average, down from 2.4 points a day ago. As recently as last month, this spread was considerably wider, with Clinton leading Trump by as much as 7.6 points. FiveThirtyEight's forecast...
  • Pre-Debate: Who Wins and Who "Wins?"

    09/26/2016 8:27:40 AM PDT · by LS · 57 replies
    self | 9/26/2016 | LS
    It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, mainly because it’s pretty obvious what has happened: Trump has regained momentum (if, indeed, he really ever lost it at all), aided by Cankles abrupt “fainting” spell on 9/11 and her “deplorables” comment. More important than those, however, I think Trump’s series of policy speeches with a teleprompter, in which he laid out solid, logical, and achievable programs reassured millions of Americans that, in fact, he can and should be taken seriously. These speeches nuked any notions that he “didn’t have specifics,” but also (in tried-and-true political fashion) spoke to...
  • Trump to hold rally in Waukesha Wednesday (Wisconsin)

    09/26/2016 6:21:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Daily Cardinal ^ | September 25, 2016 | Jake Skubish
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will make a campaign stop in Waukesha Wednesday, according to his website. Trump will hold a rally in the Waukesha County Expo Center, according to the campaign. Doors open at 3 p.m. for the event, which begins at 6 p.m. Trump’s running mate, Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence, will also hold an event in Waukesha Tuesday. Pence will speak at Weldall Manufacturing, Inc. at 5:30 p.m. The presidential race is tightening in Wisconsin, with the latest Marquette University Law School Poll showing Hillary Clinton with a two-point lead among likely voters. Trump has held...
  • Nate Silver: Trump closing in, Clinton lead 'a lot less safe' than Obama's in 2012

    09/25/2016 2:51:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 25, 2016 | Paige Winfield Cunningham
    (TWEET-AT-LINK) A model from election-forecasting whiz Nate Silver shows Donald Trump once again closing in on Hillary Clinton, as he did right after the party conventions in July, and warned that Clinton's lead is "a lot less safe" than President Obama's lead in the polls in 2012. Silver's FiveThirtyEight website currently gives Clinton a 58.1 percent chance and Trump a 41.9 percent chance of becoming president. That's not the closest the two candidates have been, as Silver's widely-respected projection showed them neck-and-neck on July 30. Clinton opened a wider lead over Trump in August in Silver's model, but Trump has...
  • Morning Call/Muhlenberg Poll: Clinton 44% Trump 41% (Pennsylvania)

    09/25/2016 2:22:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Politics PA ^ | September 25, 2016 | Nick Field, Managing Editor
    It appears the race in PA has tightened. That’s according to the latest Morning Call/Muhlenberg survey, which has Hillary Clinton at 44% and Donald Trump at 41%. Just a week ago, Morning Call and Muhlenberg College had Clinton with a 47% to 38% advantage over Trump. If Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson and Green Party nominee Jill Stein are included, Clinton’s lead over Trump narrows to two points, 40% to 38%. Johnson and Stein get 8% and 3% respectively. Demographics Digging into the crosstabs, Trump’s gains seem to come from additional support from Republicans (85/5) and the middle of the...
  • Clinton Campaign to Counter Trump's Wisconsin Visit with Anne Holton, Chelsea Clinton

    09/25/2016 7:21:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    WDJT-TV ^ | September 24, 2016 | David Ade
    Anne Holton, wife of Democratic Vice Presidential Candidate Tim Kaine, and Chelsea Clinton will campaign in Wisconsin on back to back days. The Hillary for America campaign announced the stops Saturday afternoon. Holton will stop in Wisconsin next Thursday. According to the campaign, she will, "...lay out the stakes of November's election and urge Wisconsinites to vote early and support Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine's vision of an America that is stronger together..." Next Friday, Chelsea Clinton will stop in Wisconsin to deliver a similar message as Holton....
  • Trump Edges Above Clinton Ahead of First Debate (39/38)

    09/25/2016 7:20:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Morning Consult ^ | September 25, 2016 | Fawn Johnson
    Donald Trump leads Hillary Clinton by 1 percentage point among likely voters who were polled a few days ahead of the much-anticipated debate between the two presidential candidates. The debate will take place Monday evening. The ratings for the televised matchup between the two candidates are expected to be at record highs. Two-thirds of registered voters say they expect to watch the debate, with 41 percent saying they are “very likely” to watch it. In a nationwide poll of 1,712 likely voters taken Sept. 22 through Sept. 24, 39 percent of respondents chose Trump, while while Clinton was the choice...
  • Gennifer Flowers Says She Will Attend First Presidential Debate As Trump’s Guest

    09/24/2016 7:54:25 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 135 replies
    Huffpost ^ | 09/24/16
    Gennifer Flowers said she will attend Monday night's debate.
  • Clinton asks why she isn’t beating Trump by 50 points

    09/21/2016 4:40:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Washington Post's PostPolitics ^ | September 21, 2016 | John Wagner
    ORLANDO — Hillary Clinton gave voice Wednesday to a question on the minds of many of her fiercest advocates in her race against the controversy-prone Donald Trump: Why isn’t she way, way ahead? The Democratic nominee raised the issue here during an address via video conference to a gathering in Las Vegas of the Labor International Union of North America. The former secretary of state ticked off her pro-union positions, including investing in infrastructure, raising the minimum wage and supporting collective bargaining. “Having said all this, ‘Why aren’t I 50 points ahead?’ you might ask?” Clinton said. “Well, the choice...
  • Jewish Support for Clinton Drops in NY

    09/21/2016 12:52:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Jewish Political Updates ^ | September 20, 2016 | Joyce Chu
    A new poll shows Clinton’s favorability has recently dipped among Jewish voters in New York, although she still has an overall lead in the community and in the state. The study conducted last week by Siena College Research Institute showed Clinton’s lead sliding from 51 percent in August to 45 percent, while Trump’s support grew from 25 percent to 31 percent. Although Jews represent a small percentage of the U.S. population, according to JNS, over 90 percent of Jews will be voting—significantly higher than the 74 percent of Americans who are projected to vote. This makes the Jewish vote especially...
  • Mike Pence draws crowd in Williamsburg, despite rain (Virginia)

    09/21/2016 12:28:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Virginia Gazette ^ | September 20, 2016 | David Ress, Sarah Fearing and Heather Bridges
    WILLIAMSBURG — The old capitol of Colonial Williamsburg served as a backdrop to Republican vice-presidential candidate Mike Pence, as he took to the stage in the midst of a downpour before a crowd of about 650 for a rally Tuesday evening. "This is what we call a moist evening," Pence said. "Tonight we're showing the media and we're showing the world, this is a movement that is going to elect Donald Trump." Ronald and Ella Weiss drove from Olde Towne, Portsmouth, for Tuesday's event. They've been Trump backers from the start. Ella Weiss said they like what Trump stands for,...
  • Donald Trump’s Duplin Co. campaign stop resonating with ENC residents

    09/20/2016 10:02:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    WNCT-TV ^ | September 20, 2016 | Katie Harden
    KENANSVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Donald Trump made another campaign stop in Eastern North Carolina Tuesday afternoon, this time stumping in Duplin County. With a community just short of 900 people in Kenansville, the town was saturated with visitors for the rally. Nearly 10,000 people lining up to hear about Trump’s vision for the country. About 6,000 people packed inside the Duplin County Event Center and say they were not disappointed. “We’re going to make our country strong again,” says Presidential hopeful Donald Trump. “Our military will be greatly enhanced. And we’re going to make our country safe again. And we...
  • Republican Voters Are Unifying Behind Donald Trump

    09/20/2016 8:57:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | September 20, 2016 | Janie Velencia, associate polling editor
    Republican support for Donald Trump is at an all-time high, with GOP voters now just as unified behind Trump as Democrats are behind Hillary Clinton, according to the HuffPost Pollster polling average. Polls have shown a tightening race in recent weeks, leaving Democrats on edge and concerned that Clinton is losing the comfortable lead she held over the summer. There’s data to back up Democrats’ hand-wringing. Republican voters who had previously withheld their support for Trump have come around recently. Trump has managed to gain 6 percentage points among Republicans since mid-August, and he’s on an upward trend, according to...
  • Trump is doing better with Hispanics than you think

    09/20/2016 8:26:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 20, 2016 | Niall Stanage
    Donald Trump is performing about as well with Hispanic voters as GOP nominee Mitt Romney did in 2012, according to opinion polls — something that unsettles Democrats and surprises even some Republicans. Skeptics had suggested that Trump would suffer a blowout among Hispanics, given that his rhetoric, on illegal immigration in particular, has been controversial. Trump’s promise to build a wall on the southern U.S. border and force Mexico to pay for it is perhaps the best known of his campaign pledges. And at his campaign launch in June 2015, he said people coming into the country illegally were “rapists.”...
  • Small NC town prepares for Trump rally; Clinton postpones Chapel Hill event

    09/20/2016 7:28:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    WNCN-TV ^ | September 20, 2016 | Staff
    KENANSVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — A small Eastern North Carolina town is preparing for Donald Trump’s appearance Tuesday just as a Hillary Clinton event in Chapel Hill on Tuesday was postponed. Trump will hold a rally in Kenansville Tuesday just two weeks after making a stop in Greenville. The rally will be held at the Duplin County Event Center and it is likely to be the largest event ever held in Kenansville, with a population of about 855. Duplin County Schools announced on Monday they would be closing at noon Tuesday in anticipation of Trump’s visit. High amounts of traffic are...
  • TIRED? After today, Hillary has nothing on public calendar until debate — in 6 days

    09/20/2016 6:58:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | September 19, 2016 | Kyle Olson
    Hillary Clinton noted there are just 50 days before voters head to the polls, but that’s not stopping her from apparently laying low for the next 6 of them. Clinton held a rally at Temple University today, and, according to her public schedule posted at HillarySpeeches.com, she has nothing public planned until the first presidential debate on September 26th. Hillary will appear on “The Tonight Show” this evening in a segment that was filmed last week. According to the schedule, over the next 6 days, Clinton’s running mate Tim Kaine will hold three events, and Kaine’s wife will appear at...
  • Clinton campaign memo to donors: Don’t panic

    09/20/2016 6:37:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 20, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Team Hillary has 49 days until Election Day to clinch what should be an easy victory. After Donald Trump’s August swoon, Hillary Clinton should have been able to coast to November 8th. Instead she has apparently stumbled back into a virtual tie, and Electoral College maps now make the race look like a dead heat with the first presidential debate on the near horizon. With allies and donors getting restive over her inability to close the deal, the Clinton campaign sent out a memo with one main message — don’t panic. Greg Sargent got a look at the Robby Mook...
  • IT’S A MOVEMENT! Trump Releases Fantastic New Ad …(With Jab at Hillary)

    09/20/2016 6:28:46 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 30 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/20/16 | Jim Hoft
    The Donald Trump campaign released a new ad today titled “Movement.” The ad focuses on historic popularity of the Republican candidate for president. Donald Trump’s campaign on Tuesday released a new television ad portraying the Republican nominee’s White House bid as a “movement.” “It’s a movement, not a campaign,” a narrator says at the beginning of the 30-second ad. “Its leader—Donald Trump.” The ad, titled “Movement,” shows videos of large crowds holding up signs in support of the GOP nominee. It continues to tout Trump as a “builder, businessman” and “success” who does “what others called impossible.” “Donald Trump’s priority:...
  • New Poll Has Trump Tied In...Maine?

    09/20/2016 4:55:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Townhall ^ | September 20, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    "Yeah, I think Maine will be a toss-up state this year," said nobody ever.* As if anyone needed proof that the 2016 election is absolutely bizarre, please see this new Maine People's Resource Center (a liberal think tank) poll that has Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton tied with 37 percent of the vote each. This is a slight improvement from a poll from last week that had Trump within the margin of error behind Clinton. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson polled at 11 percent, and Green candidate Jill Stein came in at five. In Maine's 2nd congressional district, Trump has a...
  • It's down to New Hampshire if this trend continues

    09/20/2016 1:41:31 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 63 replies
    538
    I've just started looking at 538 for a couple of weeks now. This is the highest chance of winning Trump has gone since I have been looking at it. He's up 2% since this morning. A lot can change but little New Hampshire is the highest non Trump state but it is up also. Looking at the snake graph at the bottom little NH with the other states and we would be saying President Trump with right over 270 electoral votes. The establishment has got to go scorched earth now.
  • The fight isn’t going Clinton’s way

    09/19/2016 6:17:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | September 19, 2016 | Niall Ferguson
    This fight isn’t going as planned. The conventional wisdom, as August drew to a close, was that Donald Trump’s campaign was in free-fall. Some of Hillary Clinton’s supporters had even begun to anticipate a landslide like 1964, when Lyndon Johnson crushed Barry Goldwater by 61-to-38 percent. What a difference a couple of working weeks have made. Slumped in the Democratic corner, her haggard visage being fanned by anxious trainers, is Clinton, candidate of the status quo. Impatiently bouncing off the ropes on the other side of the ring is the overweight, orange-featured personification of very, very risky change. The status...
  • Trump wins more black voters: Poll shows attracting support of more African Americans

    09/19/2016 4:04:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | September 19, 2016 | Ariel Zilber and Nikki Schwab
    LA Times/USC survey indicates that Trump's support among blacks has grown from 3.1 percent to 19.6 percent in less than two weeksClinton's backing among African Americans has dropped from 90.4 percent on September 10 to just 71.4 percent Pollster says that the numbers began to shift after questions about Clinton's health and stamina arose on September 11 Other polls show tight race between Trump and Clinton in key battleground states....
  • Polls: Trump ONE STATE From Being President

    09/19/2016 2:29:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | September 18, 2016 | Ben Shapiro
    There was a time when Hillary Clinton’s team believed she would win every swing state, many by double digits. That time has passed. According to today’s Washington Post, the Clinton team is now “pessimistic” about holding Iowa and Ohio, and they believe Florida and North Carolina will be close. Right now, the latest polls have Donald Trump ahead in all four states. If he were to win those four states, as well as Nevada, he would be one state away from winning the presidency. Here are the remaining battleground states and where they stand....
  • Trump chips away at Clinton Minnesota advantage; Poll follows national trend of narrower race

    09/19/2016 12:21:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Detroit Lakes Online ^ | September 19, 2016 | Don Davis
    ST. PAUL—A new Minnesota Poll shows Donald Trump closing Hilary Clinton's lead in the state, which mirrors national polls showing the presidential race tightening. The Star Tribune's Minnesota Poll indicates Clinton would receive 44 percent of the vote and Trump 38 percent if the election were held now. North Dakota native Gary Johnson, the Libertarian candidate and former New Mexico governor, received 12 percent support, although more than a quarter of those surveyed said they did not know who he is. Democrat Clinton's strongest support came in the heavily Democratic areas of Minneapolis and St. Paul, where she held a...
  • Heebie-jeebies for the Democrats: The party’s dash to the left opens the ranks to a Trump appeal

    09/19/2016 12:12:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 18, 2016 | The Editors
    To hear the big media tell it, the Republicans are angry, split and spoiling for a fight with each other. This is not altogether bad. Democrats and cats have fought for years and the result is more cats and more Democrats. Maybe it will work for Republicans. If Hillary Clinton, plagued by persistent health issues, decides that leaving the field is the better part of inevitability, if not valor, the Democrats will see how divided they are. Bernard Sanders and his millennials would no doubt consider Hillary’s unlikely withdrawal as heaven-sent (if they actually believed there was anybody in heaven)....
  • Donald Trump Could Win This Blue State in November

    09/19/2016 11:36:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Charisma News ^ | September 19, 2016
    Yesterday, we made the case that Donald Trump could win Michigan, despite the fact that no Republican candidate for resident has won in the Wolverine State since 1988. Today, two more items have surfaced confirming Trump's surge in the union-heavy traditionally Blue state: the announcement that 100 Syrian and Iraqi refugees would be placed in troubled and nearly bankrupt Flint, Michigan, without consultation with or the consent of local authorities, and the release of a Detroit Free Press poll showing that 53 percent of the Great Lake State's voters oppose settling more refugees in the hard-pressed state. According to this...
  • Hillary Clinton needs to do these 3 things right now to save her campaign

    09/19/2016 10:46:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 88 replies
    CNBC ^ | September 19, 2016 | Jake Novak
    With the polls continuing to show a decided trend in Donald Trump's favor, it's time for Hillary Clinton and her campaign to make some serious changes. There are probably 100 things a candidate who was once seen as a shoo-in winner needs to change once the tide turns, but let's get right to the three top priority musts: 1) Accept the facts The biggest danger now for the Clinton team and her key backers is to brush off the polls as statistical noise or just a very brief trend that will flame out. The reason brushing off the polls is...
  • Rove: Clinton Must Tell Voters That "In A Time When You Want Change, (truncated)

    09/19/2016 5:46:35 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 26 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 9-18-2016 | Tim Hains
    Full Title: Karl Rove: Clinton Needs Make Case To Voters That "In A Time When You Want Change, You Want Stability And Continuity" Former adviser to President George W. Bush Karl Rove explains what Trump and Clinton need to focus on ahead of their first debate. Trump needs to reassure voters that he represents change, Rove says. About Clinton, he says: "Her job is to persuade [voters that ]in a time when you want change, you want me, stability and continuity." (snip) ROVE: I’d say to Hillary Clinton, you've been emphasizing a vision for the future of the country, share...
  • Panic Mode: LAT Poll Shows Donald Trump Skyrocketing as Hillary Clinton Falters in Black Community

    09/18/2016 11:30:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 18, 2016 | Neil W. McCabe
    Republican Donald J. Trump has the support of 20 percent of the African-American vote in Sunday’s “Daybreak Poll” by the University of Southern California and The Los Angeles Times. Trump’s Democratic opponent Hillary R. Clinton is the choice of 71 percent of black voters. For the week after Trump’s Aug. 16 speech on the status of African-Americans in America in West Bend, Wisconsin, the Republican had support in the Daybreak Poll between 13 percent and 15 percent....
  • DNC Chair: ‘Although She Had to Be Lifted Into That Van,’ Hillary Clinton ‘Kept Fighting’

    09/18/2016 8:52:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 112 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 18, 2016 | David Rutz
    Democratic National Committee interim chair Donna Brazile said Sunday that Hillary Clinton inspired her after her widely seen fainting spell last week, because even though “she had to be lifted into that van,” she got up and kept fighting. Clinton left a 9/11 memorial event in New York early last Sunday, complaining of feeling overheated, and was videoed nearly collapsing as she was helped into her van. Her campaign later revealed she was diagnosed pneumonia two days earlier, leading to criticism of not disclosing the illness earlier. MSNBC host Joy Reid, who worked for Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign, asked if...
  • Trump’s Polling “Surge” Is Turning Into A “Wave”

    09/18/2016 6:46:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 16, 2016 | Stewart Lawrence
    Two weeks ago, some pundits began talking about a Trump “surge.” Suddenly, that surge is looking like a full-fledged “wave.” In one battleground after another, the billionaire real estate mogul is opening up a lead over Hillary Clinton – or making that state’s race competitive again. He’s also beating Clinton in several of the latest national polls. Mainstream pundits are reeling from the shock. Take Ohio. Three straight polls now find Trump with a solid single-digit lead. Trump has closed the gap with women to low single-digits while preserving his robust double-digit lead among men. And Trump’s leading among college-educated...
  • Donald Trump will win US presidency, Tim Farron predicts (UK Liberal Democratic Party Leader)

    09/18/2016 4:40:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    BT ^ | September 18, 2016
    Donald Trump will win the US presidency because the same groups of people who swung the Brexit referendum will turn out to vote for him, Lib Dem leader Tim Farron has predicted. Mr Farron said that the fiery Republican candidate will be boosted, like the Leave cause was, by a high turnout from people who do not usually vote. "My gut tells me he won't win. Do people really want his hand on the button? But, logically, I assume he will," Mr Farron said to delegates at the party conference. Mr Farron was taking part in a jovial conversation with...
  • Clinton Campaign In Crisis Over Plunging Support Among Younger Voters

    09/18/2016 3:57:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Counter Currents ^ | September 18, 2016 | Zaida Green
    The campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is responding to poll numbers and other indications of declining support among younger voters by deploying its most prominent surrogates to college campuses. The moves come a day after two national surveys, one conducted by Quinnipiac University and the other by CBS News and the New York Times, found that more than a third of voters under the age of 30 plan to vote for third-party presidential candidates. Clinton is widely despised, especially by young people. According to the Quinnipiac University poll, Clinton has the support of just 31 percent of voters...
  • As Trump returns, Clinton still absent: Dems focus less on NW Ohio this year

    09/17/2016 9:51:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Toledo Blade ^ | September 18, 2016 | Tom Troy
    By this point in the last three presidential election campaigns, northwest Ohio had received at least one campaign visit from the Democratic presidential candidate. So far this year, however, no city in northwest Ohio has made it on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s calendar, while Republican Donald Trump has scheduled his second rally in Toledo. Mr. Trump is to appear in the Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., at noon Wednesday. Nor have any high-level Clinton surrogates set foot on the flat and formerly swampy soil of northwest Ohio so far in the general election campaign — although one is scheduled...
  • One Trump Side-Effect: Democrats Are Reaching Out To Muslim Voters

    09/17/2016 6:00:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | September 17, 2016 | Asma Khalid
    Muslims are a tiny fraction of the U.S. population, making up somewhere around one percent, according to the Pew Research Center. But a lot of Muslims live in key battleground states like Florida, Virginia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Ohio, which makes them a small but important group. That's why Hillary Clinton's campaign is trying to make sure they show up in large numbers on Election Day. This week across the state of Florida, Democrats were making a major voter registration push tied to Eid, the Muslim holiday. Muslims lean Democrat, but they're less likely to be registered than your average American....