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  • Why does the republican establishment like Marco Rubio?

    01/07/2012 7:11:49 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 16 replies
    Have you ever thought about that? How many times have you seen establishment types posit about how beautiful it would be to have a Romney/Rubio ticket? Even after Rubio has made it clear he isn't interested, I keep hearing it. It can be summed up in one word: Hispanic. The republicans have absolutely nothing in common with a conservative like Rubio, yet every time they mention his name, they always go off on a tangent about how he can win the hispanic vote. Because of his skin color?!?! Yep. The republicans are that superficial. It's that simple. They're in full...
  • Bill Kristol just said on Fox he has inside info that Barrett will concede tomorrow!

    06/08/2010 8:20:33 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 60 replies · 172+ views
    Tuesday June 8, 2010
    I doubt it...because of the GOP good ole boy system trying everything to destroy her....but a runoff with Haley leading by 28 points might cause damage...this might happen indeed.
  • NRI tops polls after Palin endorsement [Indian-American Nikki Haley]

    05/21/2010 2:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 581+ views
    The Hindustan Times ^ | May 22, 2010 | Anirudh Bhattacharyya
    Days after being endorsed by Sarah Palin, Indian-American Nikki Haley surged ahead in polls for the Republican primary for the post of Governor of the US State of South Carolina. Haley, a poll on Thursday showed, had grabbed a double digit lead over her closest Republican rival while previous polls had shown her fourth in the field. The 38-year-old Republican, born to Indian immigrants from Amritsar, led the poll conducted by Rasmussen Reports, with the backing of 30 per cent of the 900 South Carolina Republicans who were surveyed. After her were the State’s Attorney General with 19 percent and...
  • Poll: More Americans 'pro-life'

    05/16/2009 4:21:41 AM PDT · by Scanian · 2 replies · 252+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 16, 2009 | Jennifer Harper
    More Americans now say they are "pro-life" than "pro-choice," according to a Gallup poll released Friday. A majority of respondents 51 percent are against the practice of abortion, while 42 percent classified themselves as being pro-choice. "This is the first time a majority of U.S. adults have identified themselves as pro-life since Gallup began asking this question in 1995," said Gallup analyst Lydia Saad. The findings represent "a significant shift from a year ago," when 50 percent of the respondents were pro-choice and 44 percent pro-life. The numbers of Republicans, Protestants, Catholics, conservatives, men and women who identify themselves as...
  • More Americans “Pro-Life” Than “Pro-Choice” for First Time

    05/15/2009 8:41:35 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 47 replies · 2,067+ views
    Gallup ^ | 5/15/2009 | Staff
    PRINCETON, NJ -- A new Gallup Poll, conducted May 7-10, finds 51% of Americans calling themselves "pro-life" on the issue of abortion and 42% "pro-choice." This is the first time a majority of U.S. adults have identified themselves as pro-life since Gallup began asking this question in 1995.
  • How can the polls be so wrong? The Palin Effect, for one.

    11/03/2008 10:18:50 AM PST · by Jeliota · 32 replies · 1,855+ views
    The American Sentinel ^ | 11/03/08 | Paul Zannucci
    Much has been made in this election regarding the Bradley Effect, where pollsters are told by respondents that they intend to vote for the black candidate so that they don’t seem prejudiced, but then they end up voting for the white candidate on election day. Could there be a point or two here? Maybe, but there’s another “Effect” that people aren’t looking at. What if there is a Palin Effect? What if there are women out there who don’t want to seem to be voting for McCain-Palin just because Palin is female, but who will show up and vote for...
  • McCain-Palin Closing In... Obama's Lead Shrinks to 2.8 Points

    10/27/2008 9:26:07 PM PDT · by pissant · 31 replies · 1,230+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/27/08 | staff
    Obama's lead over McCain-Palin shrank over the weekend. The One slid from a 3.9 point lead down to a 2.8 point lead on Monday. IBD-TIPP, the most accurate pollster of the campaign season, has Obama's lead now down to within the margin of error. And, that was before the latest Obama Socialist-Nazi Regime tape was discovered today. After seesawing between 3.2 and 3.9 points over the weekend, Obama's lead slipped to 2.8 Monday. Battleground also has Obama up 3, and other polls have tightened, including Rasmussen, Zogby and Gallup to 5. Some polls show swings in independents, but IBD/TIPP has...
  • In-trade takes a 5 point over night bounce!!!

    09/08/2008 7:24:22 AM PDT · by politicalmerc · 29 replies · 479+ views
    Real Clear Politics/Intrade ^ | 09/08/2008 | Intrade
    Look at the Intrade numbers that have been holding at roughtly 60/40 for Obama until two nights ago. Last night they took a 10 point shift. This is one of the most predictive indicators of anything. People put their money where their polling is.
  • Gallup/Zogby on McCain/Palin

    09/07/2008 2:30:18 PM PDT · by Mongeaux · 25 replies · 308+ views
    Constitution Club ^ | Sunday, September 07, 2008 | The Hairy Beast
    The Beast’s predictions from Friday of a dead heat in the average and +2 McCain by Wednesday are looking pretty feasible. The race has shrunk to +.08 Obama in overall polls at, which is a 6 point shift in as many days. Expect it to continue on this way a little more as McCain’s convention sleigh coasts to a stop at the bottom of the hill. On Gallup (McCain +3): This is the most, but not all of convention bounce - expect it to maybe even tick up a point or two then drop back down somewhat. By...