Polls (GOP Club)

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  • Another small sign the 2016 GOP race is insanely wide open

    09/17/2014 3:44:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Washington Examiner's Beltway Confidential ^ | September 16, 2014 | Byron York
    Everybody knows there is no real leader in the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. But ask voters an open-ended question — Whom do you want to be the nominee? — and the range of answers can be breathtaking. That's what I did in an unplanned and totally unscientific way on my Twitter feed Tuesday afternoon. On Monday evening I posted a piece about Mike Huckabee's preparations for another run for the nomination in 2016. Twitter reaction to Huckabee was almost entirely negative: Nobody, or at least nobody reading my tweets on a Tuesday afternoon, seemed to like the...
  • Why Iowa’s Senate race is one of the closest in the nation

    09/17/2014 1:11:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Public Broadcasting Service ^ | September 16, 2014 | Judy Woodruff
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)TRANSCRIPT JUDY WOODRUFF: A quick look at the calendar reminds us that today is just seven weeks away from this year’s midterm elections, when voters across the country will be deciding ballot issues and choosing state and local officeholders and members of Congress. With control of the U.S. Senate up for grabs, I headed to Iowa this past weekend, the site of one of the closest contests in the nation. If you love college football, the place to be in Iowa this past weekend was Iowa City, the home of the University of Iowa Hawkeyes, as they hosted the Iowa...
  • Clinton tops Democrats in Iowa while Huckabee leads Republicans

    09/12/2014 11:02:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | September 12, 2014 | Dan Merica
    Hillary Clinton is heading to Iowa as the politician that most Democrats would choose as their 2016 presidential nominee. According to a new CNN/ORC poll, 53% of all registered Democrats contacted in Iowa said they would support Hillary Clinton if the 2016 caucuses were held today. That number far outpaces the 15% that would opt for Vice President Joe Biden, 7% who would choose Sen. Elizabeth Warren and 5% who would pick Sen. Bernie Sanders. Clinton will be visiting Iowa for the first time in six years on Sunday when she headlines the last Harkin Steak Fry. Biden, likewise, will...
  • Wanted: A Top-Tier GOP Frontrunner for 2016

    09/05/2014 5:12:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | September 5, 2014 | Eric Pianin, Washington Editor and D.C. Bureau Chief
    Jeb Bush, Florida’s former governor, is still deciding whether to jump into the 2016 race. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie continues to endure an investigation into whether his administration abused its power by intentionally creating traffic jams. And Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is struggling to convince conservatives that he is not a foreign policy isolationist while Islamic terrorists run rampant through Iraq and Syria and execute Americans journalists. A dozen or more prominent Republicans have been testing the national political waters for more than a year trying to decide whether to make a bid for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination....
  • Wendy Davis is Dodging Big Questions About the Perry Indictment

    08/22/2014 9:18:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | August 21, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    Is the political indictment of Gov. Rick Perry already backfiring on Democrat governor hopeful Wendy Davis? Gov. Perry’s official courthouse portrait immediately became the Mugshot Seen ‘Round the World. Instead of becoming a liability, it became a badge of honor. It will probably be on campaign T-shirts, mugs and shot glasses (the Rick Perry “MugShot” is irresistible) before long. Perry followed that visit up with a trip for ice cream, sealing the win on what the Democrats hoped would be a terrible day for him and the beginning of the end of the Perry era. The case itself is already...
  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list won’t run, and some have adamantly claimed that they’re not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • A modest proposal for the troublesome tea party

    08/14/2014 11:21:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | August 14, 2014 | Rex W. Huppke
    The past few years have shown us that our political system is operating like a well-oiled machine, assuming that machine's primary purpose is to function horribly while producing nothing of value.. Stubbornness and disagreement have been raised to art forms, and the American people have made it clear they rate Congress only slightly more favorably than "scorpions in pants." The president isn't viewed much better, with an approval rating hovering around a dismal 40 percent. There's ample blame to go around — leftward, rightward, centerward (which isn't a word, but should be) — but a new poll homes in on...
  • Ted Cruz’s positioning in Iowa

    08/11/2014 10:30:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn ^ | August 11, 2014 | Jennifer Rubin
    With each trip to an early primary state, potential 2016 Republican candidates are defining the issues and their own experience in ways that will bolster their presidential prospects. Pundits call this sort of activity “creating a narrative,” but whatever you call it, it can provide insight into the candidates’ self-image and what they think the primary electorate will want in a nominee. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), in an Iowa visit, sought to define five conservative victories: “Stopping the gun legislation that followed the Newtown shooting;” “stopping a bill reforming the International Monetary Fund that would have put more taxpayer money...
  • Paging Doctor Carson: The rise of Ben Carson and the GOP’s fractured flock of 2016

    08/09/2014 4:01:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The National Review ^ | August 8, 2014 | Myra Adams
    ’What do you think about Dr. Ben Carson as the GOP candidate for president in 2016?” Republican friends frequently ask me, to which my response is: “Did he win World War II?” In 1952, General Dwight David Eisenhower became the last president of the United States to be elected without first holding a lower elective office. Carson’s path from a very tough childhood to the head of neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University is certainly impressive. (In a political field where many Ph.D’s insist on being called “doctor” and few office holders wow you with their intelligence, Carson stands out by...
  • Racial Voting Lines In Hawaii Senate Primary Leave Pollsters Mostly Clueless

    08/08/2014 6:45:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | August 7, 2014 | Harry Enten
    I don’t know who is going to win Saturday’s special Democratic Senate primary between Sen. Brian Schatz and Rep. Colleen Hanabusa — and it’s not just because there’s a lot going on in Hawaii right now (an earthquake rattled Hawaii on Thursday, and two tropical storms are on course to hit or come near Hawaii in the next five days). Instead, the polling picture in the Aloha State is a mess. One poll has Hanabusa up by 8 percentage points, and another puts Schatz up 8 points. Why the discrepancy? Hawaii’s diversity has troubled pollsters in the past and looks...
  • Even Hawaii Hates Obama Now

    08/08/2014 4:59:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 8, 2014 | David Freedlander
    Getting the president’s backing isn’t what it used to be—he looks set to go 0-2 on Saturday, with the two candidates he endorsed in his home state apparently headed for defeat.When Barack Obama vaulted onto the national stage a decade ago, part of his appeal was that he seemed to be from so many places at once. All corners of the country could lay claim to him: He was Hawaiian by birth, Illinoisan by choice, and Kansan by heritage, and he spent his formative years in New York City. He marched through the 2008 primaries by winning in both the...
  • The Man Who Wouldn’t Be King: Rand Paul becomes an object of liberal curiosity

    08/08/2014 12:15:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The National Review ^ | August 8, 2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Robert Draper’s New York Times magazine piece, “Has the ‘Libertarian Moment’ Finally Arrived?” dutifully if rotely runs through the greatest hits: Kennedy was on MTV, Nick Gillespie wears black and quotes Jack Kerouac, people bring guns to PorcFest, David Koch exists, libertarians disagree about abortion, and Rand Paul is not the ideologue his father is. There are some notable false notes, too: Draper describes Glenn Beck as a “partisan gunslinger” when he is if anything the opposite, a man who believes that “the Republicans have betrayed their own values” and who pronounces himself “done with them.” Glenn Beck no longer...
  • Newt Gingrich: Obama’s upcoming executive order on amnesty will start a civil war in his own party

    08/05/2014 11:38:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 5, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Via RCP, I want to believe it, I almost believe it — but I don’t really believe it. All the makings of a Democratic clusterfark are there. If O legalizes five million workers, plenty of blue-collar Democrats are bound to put two and two together and wonder what that means for their wages. And plenty of Democratic Senate incumbents in red states, like, oh, let’s say Mark Pryor, are going to panic, knowing what could happen if the backlash among conservatives is as ferocious as everyone expects. In fact, as Newt alludes to, both Pryor and North Carolina’s Kay Hagan...
  • GOP Congressman Accuses Democrats of Waging a ‘War on Whites’

    08/04/2014 4:58:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | August 4, 2014 | Rick Moran
    As expected, such a pithy observation has elicited howls of outrage from the left. The comment was made by Alabama Republican Congressman Mo Brooks, who used the phrase in a purely political context — that the GOP’s immigration stance wouldn’t hurt the party, while the Democrats’ push for immigration reform was politically stupid. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) doesn’t think that the hardline stance Republicans have taken on immigration could hurt the party’s standing with Hispanic voters. Instead, he thinks Democrats are hurting their prospects with white voters. “This is a part of the war on whites that’s being launched by...
  • Ted Cruz’s hard-line stance renders border crisis key 2016 issue

    08/01/2014 8:23:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    MSNBC ^ | August 1, 2014 | Benjy Sarlin
    In the short term, the House GOP’s failure to pass an emergency immigration bill on Thursday over tea party opposition was another embarrassing moment for Speaker Boehner in a growing list. But the political damage may be limited: Americans tend to pay little attention to process stories in Congress, and the 2014 elections haven’t been particularly focused on immigration. Something Americans do pay attention to, however, are presidential elections. Here’s where this week’s border skirmish starts to look more significant. The key player in this drama is Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who has been working to corner the market...
  • Exclusive-Polling Shows GOP Voters Think Republicans Standing Tough On Immigration Most Important

    07/31/2014 5:31:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 31, 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Polling data compiled by Tea Party Patriots and provided exclusively to Breitbart News shows that a majority of Republican voters think Republicans standing strong on immigration is more important than repealing Obamacare, getting to the bottom of the Benghazi or IRS scandals—or anything else for that matter. When asked by TPP’s pollster which issue they think is the important for Republicans in Congress to deal with, 34.6 percent of GOP voters said stopping the flow of illegal immigrants across our southern border. Stopping Obama’s “illegal overreach” with executive power came in a distant second with 24 percent of GOP voters...
  • Hot Air Survey: July Results (2016 presidential poll)

    07/30/2014 7:04:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 30, 2014 | Patrick Ishmael
    Cruz control, indeed. Taking 41% of the vote, Ted Cruz is your new primary leader, taking over from Scott Walker who finished in second at 15%. Rick Perry, Rand Paul and Mitt Romney round out the top 5.Cruz also won the second choice vote, although by a much smaller margin, edging Walker and Perry. Bobby Jindal and Ben Carson round things out.Cruz, Walker, Perry, Jindal and Carson are the most “acceptable” among the candidates posed.As to the most important issue, readers believe general election voters will be most interested in the economy, followed by immigration, health care and foreign policy....
  • Hot Air Survey: July Edition

    07/28/2014 7:01:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 28, 2014 | Patrick Ishmael
    Hot Air Presidential Survey After you click Submit the page may appear blank, but there should be a confirmation message at the top of the page. If you scroll up and see it, your votes have been received... ---snip--- ***** Polls to FReep on candidates for 2016 and issues. Please hurry, they usually close these pretty quickly,
  • Right wing’s worst nightmare: The master stroke that turns red states blue

    07/27/2014 2:33:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 109 replies
    Salon ^ | July 27, 2014 | Paul Rosenberg, Al Jazeera & Senior Editor, Random Lengths
    (FAKE COLLAGE PHOTO AT LINK) Our divisions are phony: There's broad agreement on more issues. Here's how we convert the Tea Party. Elizabeth Warren’s rock star reception at Netroots Nation came as a surprise to absolutely no one, but not so her popularity as a draw for red state Democrats running for Senate, like West Virginia’s Natalie Tennant or Kentucky’s Alison Lundergan Grimes. Yet, there shouldn’t be anything surprising about Warren’s broad economic populist appeal. It was, after all, the foundation of Democratic Party power from 1932 through 1968, a period in which Democrats won seven of nine presidential elections...
  • Familiar names lead 2016 presidential race in South Carolina poll

    07/27/2014 2:25:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Forgive South Carolina voters if the looming 2016 presidential contest is giving them a strong sense of deja vu. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is leading the Democratic pack among this state's voters, according to a new Palmetto Politics poll, while former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is receiving the most love here on the GOP side. "I think it's hilarious," College of Charleston political scientist Gibbs Knotts said. "This is not 1992 all over again, but we've still got Bush and Clinton. Of course, we're talking about a different Bush and a different Clinton." About one-third of 1,000 likely...
  • MERRY: Handicaps in Hillary’s way; Contrary to conventional wisdom, she’s probably finished

    07/21/2014 11:31:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 18, 2014 | Robert W. Merry, political editor, The National Interest
    Hillary Clinton isn’t likely ever to become president of the United States. In fact, there is a greater possibility than is generally recognized by the Washington cognoscenti that she won’t even run. If she does, though, the barriers she faces will prove overwhelming. Her 2008 campaign was her last good shot for the office, and she failed. Since then, numerous developments have conspired steadily to diminish her prospects. Those prospects are now near zero. This analytical framework holds absolutely no credulity in Washington, where thinking rarely extends beyond the conventional. The conventional wisdom, of course, is that Mrs. Clinton’s nomination...
  • Vacation loving president reaches new high in popularity polls

    07/20/2014 3:40:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 20, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    How can a president who seems to do so many things wrong and spends so much time running around on vacation surge to all time highs in popularity? Some of you look a little confused, so allow me to reassure you… I’m not talking about Barack Obama. This story is about Russian leader Vladimir Putin. As our good friend (and Prince of Twitter) Andrew Malcolm notes, Putin is more popular than ever in his home country, at least according to a major polling outfit. As Obama wallows in the low 40′s in overall job approval among Americans, with even lower...
  • Hillary Clinton for president: She will run, she will win, and she will be excellent

    07/19/2014 10:12:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Yahoo! News Canada ^ | July 19, 2014 | David Kilgour
    Anyone who believes that Hillary Clinton will not run for President in 2016 should examine her recently-published book, Hard Choices, which in places reads like a campaign manifesto. The 600 pages of text offer much more, but on myriad domestic and international issues readers can readily predict her positions as president, even beyond what she has already indicated as first lady, senator from New York, and Barack Obama’s first secretary of state. With the escalating violence in Israel and Gaza, for example, her chapter on the Middle East indicates in detail how she dealt with key regional leaders in earlier...
  • Hillary Clinton for president: She will run, she will win, but she will struggle

    07/19/2014 9:55:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Yahoo! News Canada ^ | July 19, 2014 | David T Jones
    There are three questions surrounding Hillary Clinton: Will she run? If she runs, will she win? And if she wins, will she be President Barack Obama in a skirt or Bill Clinton in a pantsuit? Will She Run? The Hillary Inevitability, far in advance of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, has a “déjà vu all over again” atmospheric. That's because 2008 was really supposed to be Hillary’s year: She had the highest name recognition, deep financing, major political backers and her politically canny husband to game-plan campaign tactics. But a funny thing happened on the way to the nomination: "Black...
  • Todays Presidential Response To Ukraine.Another"What Difference Does It Make"Moment?

    07/17/2014 6:59:56 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 20 replies
    Today was the day we never wished we would ever see.The shooting down of a commercial passenger plane via ground to air missile attack.Could this be Barry's 9/11?And all he could say that it looks like a terrible tragedy?It's as if we are reliving the moment when Hillary said "What Difference Does It Make"?.The country is in utter shock! And then he's off to another fund-raiser right after Americans have been murdered in Ukraine.Can anyone take another two years of this?
  • Editorial: Let's see leadership from Palin at JBS Institute event (Quick push-back, pardner!)

    07/16/2014 10:58:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Midland Reporter-Telegram ^ | July 16, 2014 | The Editors
    The John Ben Shepperd Leadership Institute at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin raised some eyebrows Wednesday with the announcement that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will be the speaker at its Distinguished Lecture Series event on Feb. 12. For many of our readers, a night with Sarah Palin is a must-attend event. Fortunately for some of those readers, there will not be a four-digit-a-plate price tag to hear the former Republican nominee for vice president. If you are into politics, we would encourage you to make the event at the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center on UTPB’s...
  • Rasmussen: 58% of Republicans 32% of ALL Americans Favor Impeachment

    07/14/2014 4:09:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | July 14, 2014 | Gary P. Jackson
    We just talked about the HuffPo/YouGov poll, which is rather cut and dried. This Rasmussen poll, however is a bit different, as it gives voters different choices. More people favor electing an opposing Congress [Republicans] than impeaching Obama, as a solution to the problem. This troubles me, simply because those folks must not have been paying attention as Obama has ignored Congress, and the Rule of Law, for quite some time. We already have proof positive that Obama will never follow the Rule of Law, and will continue to do as he pleases until he is removed from office. The...
  • Zogby Report Card: America is 'just giving up' on Obama

    07/12/2014 7:54:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that the troubles dogging President Obama and his inability to handle them have prompted even his most ardent supporters to give up. "Now some people have really bad weeks. Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff got an 'F' after the nation's soccer team lost to Germany. “But President Obama's week was just as bad. Israel and the Palestinians are at war again. The president should have visited the U.S.-Mexican border where so many immigrant children are in danger and so many American citizens are worried. “It just seems that even those...
  • He's baaaack!: Romney destroys all other potential Republicans in N.H. presidential primary poll

    07/11/2014 5:35:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | July 11, 2014 | David Martosko, U.S. Political Editor
    The WMUR/Granite State Poll gives Christie a first-place 19 per cent showing among New Hampshire Republicans But when Romney is added to the mix, he draws 39-percent support and leaves everyone else in single digits Paul Ryan has the highest 'favorable' numbers of the field, at 55 per cent Christie's 46 per cent favorable number is soft since a separate 36 per cent say they don't like him When asked which potential White House hopeful they would never support, More Republicans name Christie than any other pol.Chris Christie narrowly leads the pack of potential Republican presidential candidates in a poll...
  • Enough! Most Say They're Over Sarah Palin, Poll Shows (So we wrote yet another story about her)

    07/09/2014 1:21:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 9, 2014 | Mark Murray
    More than half of the country has a message for former Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin: enough. That's the result from a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Annenberg poll in which 54 percent of voters say they've heard enough from Palin and would prefer that she be less outspoken in political debates. That includes nearly two-thirds of Democrats, a majority of independents, and even nearly four-in-10 Republicans. And the results come as Palin has called for President Barack Obama's impeachment. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)But Palin isn't the only former politician voters wish would stay away from politics. Fifty-one percent of voters say they've heard...
  • Poll: Hillary Sweeps Dem Primary, Struggles Against GOP Challenger

    07/08/2014 6:05:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Jewish Political News and Updates ^ | July 8, 2014 | Jacob Kornbluh
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a clear lead in the Democratic primary, topping her potential challengers by an almost 50 percentage point margin, yet fails to hit the 50% mark against any of her potential Republican opponents, a Quinnipiac University National Poll, published Tuesday, shows. Hillary leads the Democratic primary with 58 percent, followed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts with 11 percent, Vice President Joseph Biden with 9 percent and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo with 4 percent. No other candidate tops 1 percent, the poll found. On the contrary, the Republican presidential primary is wide open....
  • How Hillary Clinton Is Like John McCain

    07/05/2014 10:57:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 30, 2014 | Professor Brendan Nyhan
    Hillary Clinton’s artificially inflated poll numbers have made her seem like an especially strong presidential candidate, but the Clinton bubble is quickly coming to an end. Earlier in June, Ross Douthat of The New York Times noted that she has been “leading every potential Republican candidate by around 10 points” and “running far ahead of President Obama’s job approval numbers.” Carl Cannon, the Real Clear Politics Washington bureau chief, cited her standing as the most admired woman in America, a contest in which she easily topped Oprah in 2013. But Ms. Clinton’s re-entry on the political stage over the last...
  • Getting Democrats to Vote (Lefty thinks Ted Cruz will face Hillary in 2016)

    07/04/2014 7:10:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | July 4, 2014 | Bob Burnett, Berkeley writer, retired Silicon Valley executive
    After an absence of several years, the new Pew Research Center political typology poll was just released. It breaks the American political electorate into eight groups. And, it makes clear what the Democratic challenge is in November midterm election. The Pew political typology has two dimensions. One is the likelihood of voting. Pew factors voters into three categories: "General Public," "Registered Voter," and "Politically Engaged." I'll assume the "Politically Engaged" are those likely to vote in the November midterm election and focus on those percentages. The second Pew dimension is the degree of partisanship. Pew sees three clusters. The first...
  • Assuming Charlie Crisp Loses To Rick Scott,Then It's Off To 2016.Crisp/Warren Ticket?

    07/03/2014 5:09:45 AM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 14 replies
    As Charlie Crist has pretty much established his persona as a incompetent Democrat,along with becoming another laughing stock for Floridians,Debbie Wasserman being at the top of the list,so what happens when Floridians say "Sorry Charlie" come November? Is he off to 2016? God Help Us Please!Charlie Crist,and easy contender for a nightmare Democrat Ticket!.Hard to say what would be the worst Democratic ticket for 2016,but Charlie Crist will easily make the list of possibilities along with Howard Dean,Bernie Sanders and John Kerry.
  • Wendy Davis: ‘Absurd’ to suggest she can’t overtake Greg Abbott

    06/29/2014 11:19:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Houston Chronicle's Texas Politics blog ^ | June 28, 2014 | Peggy Fikac
    DALLAS – Democratic Sen. Wendy Davis said Saturday it’s “absurd” to suggest it’s too late for her to overtake Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott in the race for governor Davis, pausing to speak to reporters after a breakfast speech at the Texas Democratic Convention, said her campaign will have the resources to compete with Abbott. He has a substantial war chest, years in the making, and his campaign recently confirmed to the Express-News that he has reserved $10 million of airtime in October ahead of the general election. Davis, however, has raised millions since announcing last year, and observers are...
  • As Cochran Courts Blacks, Tea Party Vows to Police Polls

    06/24/2014 3:22:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 24, 2014 | Jonathan Weisman
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. — With only hours before the polls were to close in the Republican Senate runoff here, Senator Thad Cochran’s campaign was still reaching out to traditional black Democrats in his effort to defeat his Tea Party-backed opponent, State Senator Chris McDaniel. But turnout in African-American precincts appeared to be low, and McDaniel supporters were optimistic. The hard feelings generated by the race were also in evidence, with both conservative groups and the N.A.A.C.P. sending out poll watchers to look for what they considered to be fraud or intimidation. The United States Justice Department also said that it was...
  • Poll: Romney the frontrunner in 2016?

    06/19/2014 3:36:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 425 replies
    CNN's Political Ticker ^ | June 19, 2014 | Paul Steinhauser, political editor
    He's said over and over that he won't run for the White House a third time, but a new poll indicates that if Mitt Romney changed his mind and made another bid for president, he'd be the frontrunner among Republicans in the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire. According to the Suffolk University/Boston Herald survey, which was released Thursday, 24% of Granite State Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP say that Romney would be their first choice for their party's presidential nomination. Among the potential 2016 GOP contenders, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was a distant second, at...
  • ‘Ready for Hillary’ Enthusiasm for Clinton’s candidacy is based on identity politics, not substance

    06/12/2014 10:23:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The National Review ^ | June 13, 2014 | Mona Charen
    Have you seen the “Ready for Hillary” bumper stickers? I’ve seen one already, and wondered about the implied insult to the current occupant of the White House. You’re “Ready for Hillary” when the greatest statesman of our age isn’t even halfway through his second term? Are you ready because Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state was such a rousing success? As of this writing, Islamist forces are marching south from newly conquered Mosul and Tikrit in Iraq. Wasn’t Clinton the chief architect of our foreign policy when we failed to negotiate a status-of-forces agreement with Iraq in 2011? Reviewing that...
  • Joni Ernst Leads Two IA Polls after Bruce Braley Insults Women, Farmers

    06/07/2014 10:03:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 7, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Just days after becoming Iowa's Republican Senate nominee, Joni Ernst has taken the lead over Democrat Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA) in two polls in a race that could decide which party controls the U.S. Senate. A poll by Loras College's Public Opinion Survey Center found Ernst leading with 48% to Braley's 41.7%. A Rasmussen Reports poll also has Ernst leading Braley by one percentage point (45%-44%). Ernst navigated the GOP civil war, getting the endorsements of everyone from Sarah Palin to Mitt Romney. Republicans, who need to gain six seats to take back the Senate, coalesced around her because, as...
  • Interesting Question.If It's Ben Carson 2016,Which Black President Will He Be?,The First?

    06/01/2014 5:51:23 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 53 replies
    Now this would make for an interesting debate.What if Ben Carson wins the election in 2016?,Will this change the order of Black Presidents?,Then we will have to rearrange the order.As of today,many still consider Bill Clinton to be the "First Black President",who is second?,Jimmy Carter?,Al Gore?,Hillary?.This would make for a great debate/conversation on media outlets."Ben Carson", First or Second Black President.Let's hear the views from our "All Star Panels" !!
  • Poll: Joni Ernst Opens Up 18-Pt Lead in Iowa

    06/01/2014 3:56:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 1, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst has opened up an 18-point lead and is on pace to win the nomination on Tuesday, according to the results of a Des Moines Register poll three days before the primary. Ernst, who has been endorsed by former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and became a household name with her hog castration ad, has 36% in the poll, which was released on Saturday evening. Mark Jacobs, the more liberal businessman who has poured millions of his own money into the race, has 18%. A candidate needs to receive more than 35% of the vote to...
  • Ted Cruz wins presidential straw poll at Republican Leadership Conference

    05/31/2014 5:31:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    CNN's Political Ticker ^ | May 31, 2014 | Conor Finnegan
    Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has won another straw poll, boosting his national profile and elevating his name among potential 2016 presidential contenders. The firebrand freshman senator and tea party favorite was among a handful of 2016 hopefuls speaking at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans this week. Cruz finished in first place in the annual conference's presidential straw poll at 30.33%. Dr. Ben Carson, a Fox News commentator and conservative activist, finished in second with 29.38% while Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, was third with 10.43%. Fox News host and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Texas Governor Rick Perry rounded...
  • Republicans need a positive message to win back the White House in 2016 (Brit anti-Tea Party screed)

    05/24/2014 3:08:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | May 24, 2014 | Peter Foster in Washington
    A strong showing in this year's US mid-term elections should not seduce Republicans into thinking they have cracked the code for taking back the White House. After four years of Tea Party insurgency, the Republican Party last week finally appeared to have caught hold of itself and embraced a more commonsense kind of politics. That, at least, was the pundits' big take-away from the poor showing of Tea Party candidates in last Tuesday's primary races for November's mid-term elections. From Idaho to Georgia, the "wacko birds", as John McCain so memorably dubbed his Tea Party colleagues, took a beating from...
  • Poll for Anti-RINO's:

    05/24/2014 10:45:55 AM PDT · by Vinylly · 24 replies
    If the election was held today, who would you rather see in office, Hitlery Clinton or a RINO? If you don't want a RINO in office who would it be?
  • So The GOP Has Nothing To Run On?,Are Liberal Commentators Naive&Oblivious?

    05/20/2014 3:10:29 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 18 replies
    Right through November we will likely hear from the likes of Matthews,Schultz and Juan Williams that conservatives and republicans have nothing to run on.Really?,are they aware of the two primary issues that will have them racing to the polls in November are Health-Care and Harry Reid?,You will probably never hear from any leftist network the up most urgent issues of which will have them lining up to vote come November. Harry Reid alone is within the top 3 reasons conservatives will be standing in long lines the week going into November 4, aside from the other 6 or 7 scandals.
  • The Georgia Primary’s Biggest Surprise

    05/19/2014 5:03:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    BuzzFeed Politics ^ | May 19, 2014 | Kate Nocera
    Karen Handel’s surge in advance of Tuesday’s GOP primary has stunned some Republicans in the state. “I have been underestimated my whole life,” Handel says. ATLANTA — The Republican primary for Georgia’s Senate seat has been long and grueling, pitting seven candidates against one another in an unpredictable race. But before voters even head to the polls on Tuesday, Karen Handel is already acting like a winner. The former Georgia secretary of state has surged in recent weeks despite a significant cash disadvantage, a lack of paid media, and a number of political foes stemming from her brutal 2010 gubernatorial...
  • President Hillary Clinton?,Four More Years Of,"What Difference Does It Make"?

    05/16/2014 7:02:14 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 20 replies
    Now here is another reason not to vote for Hillary.Do we really need another four years of hearing the excuse,"What Difference Does It Make?",and "I Don't Recall".Do we really want another four years of monthly scandals&embarrassing debacles where all of the Democrat Leaders will refuse to answer any questions regarding the latest Presidential Oops?,By 2016 we would have already dealt with 8 years of blaming Bush/It's not my fault,"I Know Nothing"and "Dude Excuses".So can we expect to hear "What Difference Does It Make" from Hillary every time someone in her cabinet really screws up under her watch?,or will she just...
  • Fear Of Hillary Clinton Leads Conservatives To Illogically Blame Her For Boko Haram

    05/10/2014 5:32:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | May 10, 2014 | Justin Baragona
    On April 16th, in Nigeria, about 250 schoolgirls were kidnapped by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. The story didn’t become widely known in the US for a while. However, now that efforts are being made by the United States government to assist in recovering these girls, conservatives have decided to use this time to play the blame game. Over the past couple of days, the right-wing media has focused their attentions solely on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Based on the logic they are presenting, Clinton is to blame for Boko Haram’s actions due to her not designating...
  • The Tea Party’s Over As Only 41% Of Republicans Support The Far-Right Movement (Another obituary)

    05/08/2014 9:42:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    PoliticusUSA ^ | May 8, 2014 | Justin Baragona
    <p>Gallup released a new poll on Thursday which shows that opposition to the Tea Party is at its highest level since the polling firm started tracking the far-right, anti-government movement in 2010. Currently, 30% of adults nationwide oppose the Tea Part, while only 22% support it. Meanwhile, 48% have no real opinion of the Tea Party. The number of people opposing the Tea Party is matches the highest mark that Gallup has tracked, which occurred in November 2010, which is when a number of Tea Party-backed Republicans won House and Senate seats.</p>
  • Republicans Should Hope Jeb Bush Runs

    05/08/2014 9:03:45 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 55 replies
    The Upshot ^ | 5-8-14
    "The influx of Democratic-friendly Hispanics and broader Democratic gains among Hispanics combined to flip Florida’s Hispanic vote."