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  • Some Democratic Delegates Are “Terrified” After Trump Takes The Lead In Polls

    07/25/2016 11:37:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Buzz Feed News ^ | July 25, 2016 | Emma Loop and Talal Ansari from Philadelphia
    With two polls released Monday showing Trump ahead of Clinton, attendees of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia shared their thoughts on Trump’s “post-convention bump.” Last week’s Republican National Convention gave Donald Trump an edge over Hillary Clinton, according to a new CNN poll — and some Democratic delegates at the convention in Philadelphia said they are “terrified” and that the party needs to “do some serious thinking.” In a two-way national matchup — conducted over telephone with over 1,000 random adults — Trump polled at 48% to Clinton’s 45%. Another poll by Morning Consult released on Monday also showed...
  • Who will win the presidency? (Trump 56.7%, Hillary 43.3% chance)

    07/25/2016 10:12:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | July 25, 2016 | Nate Silver
    (DATA-AND-CHARTS-AT-LINK)
  • Trump up in battleground states after convention, leads Clinton

    07/24/2016 3:32:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | July 24, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Support for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump ticked up across battleground states following the Republican National Convention last week, according to the new CBS News Battleground Tracker Poll. Trump now has 42 percent support across the 11 battleground states surveyed — up from the 40 percent he had last week before the convention. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has 41 percent support, unchanged from last week's poll. According to the poll, 55 percent of Republicans said Trump's message at the convention made them feel hopeful, and about 40 percent said it made them feel enthusiastic. Among independents, 32 percent...
  • Clinton campaign freaking out as Donald Trump leads in the polls

    07/23/2016 10:16:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    Regated ^ | July 23, 2016 | Victor Smith
    Amazing week at the RNC, huge rise in the polls, DNC leaks, pissed off Sanders supporters.. Not a good week for Hillary Clinton! In a recent poll done by OANN/Gravis where they asked a spread of 40% Democrats, 33% Republicans and 27% Independents who they would vote for, Donald Trump won with flying colors. Keep in mind these poll numbers came out before the DNC email leaks, where they were exposed for collusion with the media, lies and deception. Once new polls come out, there will be an even more drastic difference in people not wanting to vote for Hillary...
  • See Which Moment From Trump's Speech This Focus Group REALLY Liked

    07/23/2016 12:06:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | July 22, 2016 | The Hannity Show
    Frank Luntz said there was one moment from Donald Trump's convention speech that truly stood out, that his focus group rated higher than anything that preceded it in the past four days. That was when Trump talked about Hillary Clinton and corruption, specifically in regard to her emails. "Republicans, Independents and Democrats dialed it through the roof," Luntz said. Said one panelist who entered the RNC "Never Trump": "I'm 39 years old. That was the best speech by a presidential candidate I've heard in my entire life. And I don't say that lightly, 'cause I've heard them all." Another panelist...
  • CNN Poll: Viewers loved Trump’s RNC speech, majority more likely to vote for him (73%)

    07/22/2016 6:01:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | July 22, 2016 | Ryan Girdusky
    The media characterized Donald Trump’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Committee as “dark” and “dystopian,” but the American people watching the speech had an overwhelmingly positive opinion according to a poll. According to a CNN/ORC poll released right after the end of the convention, 73 percent of viewers had a positive opinion of Donald Trump’s message to the “forgotten man.” A majority, 57 percent, had a very positive reaction of Trump’s speech and another 18 percent had a somewhat favorable opinion. Only 24 percent had a negative opinion of the speech. Another 56 percent said that his speech made...
  • How the USC/LA Times Daybreak tracking poll works (Hillary Clinton: 42.2% Donald Trump: 43.3%)

    07/19/2016 10:03:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | July 15, 2016
    The USC Dornsife/L.A. Times Presidential Election "Daybreak" Poll asks more than 400 people each day about their voting intentions. The poll is part of the Understanding America Study (UAS) at the University of Southern California's Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research. Each day's poll respondents are a subset of the UAS election panel, roughly 3000 U.S. citizens who were randomly recruited from among all households in the United States. Respondents are asked three predictive questions: What is the percent chance that... (1) you will vote in the presidential election? (2) you will vote for Clinton, Trump, or someone else?...
  • After The Mike Pence Speech,Will Trump Gain Another Three Or Four Points?

    07/19/2016 8:17:57 PM PDT · by TrumpTrain_VS_TheClintonToilet · 13 replies
    Tomorrow, the 75 or so percent of potential voters will see Governor Pence make his first big speech. Why 70/75 Percent of Americans never heard of him till last week is a mystery being he has been a major GOP figure since 2012.But what happens after his RNC Speech? When the next set of polls come out will we finally see the Trump/Pence ticket reach the vital 50 Percent Mark? All we can do is wait. Mike Pence is a great speaker! He makes Obama look like the J.V. Team.
  • Sharp differences over who is hurt, helped by their race

    07/19/2016 6:17:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Pew Research ^ | July 18, 2016 | Shiva Maniam
    Black and white Americans have profoundly different views on racial equality, and a new survey finds they also differ on the extent to which a person’s race can be a burden or a benefit. For blacks, the answer is clear: 65% say “it is a lot more difficult to be black in this country than it is to be white.” Fewer than half as many whites (27%) agree. The racial gap in perceptions of white advantages is even starker: 62% of blacks say “white people benefit a great deal from advantages in society that black people do not have.” Just...
  • Democrat-funded protests backfire as officer killings boost support for police

    07/18/2016 11:52:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 18, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    The horrifying slayings of eight law enforcement officers in the past 10 days may come back to haunt Democrats funding protests against police behind the scenes in hopes of energizing black voters in November. Instead of juicing turnout for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, the unrest may wind up backfiring by whipping up public sympathy for police and creating an opportunity for Republicans to run on a law-and-order message, analysts say. “The proof of that will be on Election Day. But I would say the problem with the strategy is that it has contributed to a climate of support...
  • Best Thing About V.P. Pence.Left Wont Find Any Dirt/Scandals.Awe,Too Bad !!

    07/14/2016 2:14:21 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 42 replies
    Looks like Vice President Pence at this point.Many of you wanted Newt.But either way,both will be in the administration. But with Pence, the leftist loonies wont be able to find any scandals in his past. The man is clean!,Married his high school sweetheart, still together,great political record. Guess now we just wait and see what Debbie Wasserman will have to say about the Honorable Mike Pence.
  • What 2016 GOP Platform Pushes on 4 Key Issues

    07/13/2016 2:33:00 PM PDT · by milton23 · 9 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 7/13/2016 | Philip Wegmann
    Less than a week before the Republican National Convention kicks off, the GOP platform committee was racing into the night Tuesday to finish its work on a policy blueprint. A quadrennial exercise that occurs before each general election, a 112-member subset of the delegation gathers to hammer together the Republican Party’s official vision, a platform for the presidential nominee to campaign on. Construction of this year’s platform has taken on increased significance than documents drafted in past years. The party’s presumed presidential nominee, Donald Trump, has strayed from some traditional Republican positions.
  • Florida Poll Results: Trump 47%, Clinton 42%

    07/11/2016 5:11:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    JMC Analytics ^ | July 11, 2016
    Go to link to view poll.
  • Voters Now Rate Clinton, Trump Equally Prepared for Presidency

    07/11/2016 9:19:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 11, 2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    The same day FBI Director James Comey laid out a damning indictmentless indictment of Hillary Clinton for her “extremely careless” behavior with regard to her private email server, President Obama took to the campaign trail with the former secretary of state and claimed “there has never ever been any man or woman more qualified for this office than” her. But it seems even voters aren’t buying it. According to a new Rasmussen survey, voters now think Clinton is no better prepared for the presidency than her opponent, Donald Trump. Most voters have difficulty swallowing President Obama's superlatives for Hillary Clinton...
  • President Trump: an Accident Waiting to Happen (An Assessment from the Left)

    07/11/2016 8:53:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Huffington Post's The Blog ^ | July 10, 2016 | Robert Kuttner, Co-founder and co-editor, ‘The American Prospect’
    Every so often, history dishes up an awful convergence of events that leave great nations with horrific leaders — who then go on to create even worse crises. If you think Donald Trump is too bizarre, too reckless, too racist, too ignorant, or too contradictory to get elected, think again. By the usual rules of politics, Trump should be lagging Hillary Clinton by twenty points. But he is down by less than five, depending on which poll you read. Clinton just had a terrible week, and so did America. Collisions of racial catastrophe should not play into the hands of...
  • A view from Trump Tower: how Trump, inner circle are reading the tea leaves

    07/10/2016 10:18:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | July 10, 2016 | By John King, Chief National Correspondent
    A big test for President Barack Obama, a map challenge for Trump and the unconventional wrinkles of the GOP convention: It's all a part of our "Inside Politics" forecast. 1) 120 days out: 2016 looks like 2012 -- but Team Trump thinks positive If the election were held today, most top Trump advisers believe it would look a lot like 2012 -- meaning an overwhelming Democratic victory. Yet they are actually upbeat. Four years ago, President Obama won 332 electoral votes to 206 for Mitt Romney. The inside take at Trump Tower, among the political veterans, is that Trump is...
  • Paul Ryan Plummets to 43 Percent in New Primary Poll

    07/09/2016 4:39:30 PM PDT · by Defiant · 129 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 9, 2016 | Julia Hahn
    A poll of likely Republican voters shows House Speaker Paul Ryan well below 50 percent in his race to maintain his seat in Wisconsin’s first Congressional district. The poll was conducted by P.M.I., with 424 respondents randomly called from a file of 11,000 likely GOP primary voters. It shows that with one month remaining before Wisconsin’s August 9th vote, Ryan is polling at 43 percent. Ryan’s challenger, Wisconsin businessman Paul Nehlen, is polling at 32 percent. The Nehlen campaign notes that Ryan’s 43 percent “represents a drop of more than 30 points since the Nehlen campaign began polling likely Republican...
  • Rasmussen: Trump 42%, Clinton 40%

    07/07/2016 9:18:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Hidden Americans ^ | July 7, 2016
    From Rasmussen: The presidential race has grown a bit tighter in this week’s White House Watch survey. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey of Likely U.S. Voters finds Donald Trump with 42% of the vote, while Hillary Clinton earns 40%. Thirteen percent (13%) still like another candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) This survey was taken Tuesday evening following FBI Director James Comey’s announcement that his agency would not seek any indictments of Clinton despite her “extremely careless” handling of classified information while serving as secretary of State. Most...
  • Did the Polls Miss Brexit and Maybe Trump Too?

    07/06/2016 6:33:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Talking Point Memo's Editor's Blog ^ | July 6, 2016 | Josh Marshall, Editor
    After the UK voted to leave the European Union a week ago, there was a lot of talk about how the polls blew the result, predicting a "Remain" win when in fact "Leave" managed a close but clear victory. The rejoinder to this criticism - I think a valid one - was that the balance of polls showed "Remain" in the lead but only barely. A better interpretation of the data was that the race was too close to call. Beyond the statistical margin of error, there were aspects of the contest that made it difficult for pollsters to accurately...
  • Trump Victory in Pennsylvania Hinges on 10 Counties, Experts Say

    07/06/2016 9:12:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 6, 2016 | Salena Zito
    Republicans may not be committing political hyperbole this year when they say their presidential candidate can win Pennsylvania, experts say. Every election since Pennsylvania went for Bill Clinton in 1992, Republicans have declared “this time” the Keystone State will turn red. And every cycle they fail. This year might be different, according to experts in electoral math. “Republicans don't need Pennsylvania to win the electoral vote, but Democrats do, and a loss here for Hillary Clinton on election night would likely mean she loses the White House by the morning,” said Lara Brown, director of George Washington University's political management...
  • Nate Silver is happy to be wrong: Blowing Trump’s primary win made me humbler, smarter.

    07/05/2016 10:37:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 5, 2016 | Glenn Thrush
    Nate Silver is giving Donald Trump a 19 percent chance of becoming president – and that makes him a little nervous, as well it should. (AUDIO-AT-LINK) No, it’s not because he failed to predict Trump’s albino-swan victory in the Republican primaries (after nailing Barack Obama’s 2008 and 2012 wins when others were calling both tossups, or worse). It’s because he’s running with the pack, and that makes him suspect something’s a little off. Silver was at the bar the night before sitting down for POLITICO’s “Off Message” podcast last week after releasing his general-election forecast showing Hillary Clinton as the...
  • 'We don't like Hillary as a package': Why Clinton just doesn't feel the love from some U.S. voters

    07/04/2016 1:59:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    CBC News ^ | July 4, 2016 | Mark Gollom
    When Hillary Clinton reached an historic milestone earlier this month, becoming the first woman poised to be a major party's nominee for president of the United States, self-avowed feminist Kathleen Graves was unmoved. "I watched her speech and felt nothing," said Graves, a 34-year-old liberal and founder of the Brooklyn-based group Babes for Bernie (Sanders), Clinton's rival for the Democratic Party nomination. "It was sort of like an eye roll, a shrug." Clinton obviously has many Democratic supporters who see her as a highly intelligent trailblazer with the experience needed to hold the Oval Office. But Graves's apathy toward that...
  • USA TODAY/Suffolk Poll: Clinton's lead over Trump narrows to 5 points

    07/04/2016 11:58:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    USA Today | July 4, 2016 | Susan Page and Fernanda Crescende
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/07/04/usa-today-suffolk-poll-voters-alarmed-trump-clinton/86632526/
  • Poll gives Trump huge lead in Luzerne County (Pennsylvania)

    07/02/2016 12:23:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Citizen's Voice ^ | July 2, 2016 | Michael P. Buffer
    Luzerne County is one of seven counties in seven battleground states that can be viewed as bellwethers in presidential elections, according to a consulting firm that last month conducted a poll putting Donald Trump ahead by 17 percentage points in the county. The firm, Axiom Strategies, is run by Jeff Roe, who ran Ted Cruz’s Republican presidential campaign. It polled Luzerne County voters June 3 through June 5. The poll found 51 percent supporting Trump, 34 percent backing Democrat Hillary Clinton, 4 percent for Libertarian Gary Johnson, 5 percent for someone else and 6 percent undecided. Wilkes University political science...
  • WashPost's Cillizza: Hillary Has 'Large-Scale Problems,' Trump 'Can Win This Race'

    06/30/2016 11:00:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 30, 2016 | Tom Blumer
    Apparently following up on his Washington Post column earlier this week, the paper's Chris Cillizza appeared on Thursday's Morning Joe show and observed that Hillary Clinton has "large-scale problems on honesty and trustworthines," that "she is the status quo" and "represents the past." Because of that, and despite the conventional wisdom in much of the establishment press that Mrs. Clinton can't possibly lose in November, Cillizza argues that her Republican opponent "can win this race." Cillizza has previously staunchly denied media bias in the coverage of Mrs. Clinton's campign. That's hard to square with what Tim Graham at NewsBusters observed...
  • Are Democrats kidding themselves?

    06/29/2016 4:41:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 29, 2016 | Chris Stirewalt
    In a chin-stroking Politico piece, David Plouffe and other Obama-Clinton senior strategists act as if there isn’t even a presidential race and this year isn’t even a contest. “You want people to feel as passionate about Hillary Clinton being president as they do about stopping Donald Trump,” President Obama’s 2008 campaign manager told the website, “If this isn’t a close race it’s going to matter a great deal for her presidency.” Geez Louise. The whole point of the piece is about how Obama sees his role in the election and how to win the race for Clinton in such a...
  • Trump vs. Hillary latest poll: New numbers show Clinton's lead shrinking dramatically

    06/29/2016 10:34:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | June 29, 2016 | Leada Gore
    The latest poll on the 2016 race for the White House shows Democrat Hillary Clinton leading Republican Donald Trump by just 2 percentage points. The Quinnipiac University poll showed Clinton was the choice of 42 percent of the voters compared to 40 percent for Trump. The poll reflects a closer race than previously thought, with some recent polls showing Clinton up by more than 13 points. The previous Quinnipiac poll, conducted June 1, had Clinton edging Trump 45 percent to 41 percent. When third party candidates are added to the results – Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party's Jill...
  • Clinton struggling in some reliably blue states

    06/27/2016 1:42:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | June 26, 2016 | Ashe Schow
    Despite an increasing lead over businessman Donald Trump in head-to-head matchups, presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is struggling to connect in some reliably blue states. Washington Post authors Philip Rucker and John Wagner report that there's concern among Clinton supporters who believe Trump might do well in three Rust Belt states: Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. "In Michigan, Pennsylvania and, to a lesser extent, Wisconsin, an affinity for Trump's message of economic populism and nationalism has surprised many Democrats," Rucker and Wagner wrote. "These are big, industrial states they have carried for the past three decades — and where Clinton,...
  • The Hillary Campaign Should Be Panicking

    06/26/2016 7:51:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 26, 2016 | Sarah Isgur Flores, The Weekly Standard
    <p>If Hillary Clinton's campaign headquarters isn't in a state of panic right now, it should be.Senior operatives in Brooklyn just watched Donald Trump spend the last month flailing from one gaffe to another, all while failing to raise as much money as a mildly competitive congressional campaign.</p>
  • Bad News for Hillary: Huge Percentage of Bernie Supporters Won’t Vote for Her

    06/23/2016 10:23:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Anti-Media ^ | June 22, 2016 | Claire Bernish
    Sen. Bernie Sanders’ supporters don’t lack in enthusiasm, as a cursory perusal of social media proves. In fact, mainstream media once likened their zealotry to that of an “unhinged cult.” And now, with Hillary Clinton all-but cementing the Democratic nomination, the Bernie-or-bust crowd has drawn a line in the proverbial sand: nearly half of voters who support Sanders refuse to capitulate to the Democratic establishment by casting a vote for Clinton in the national election. According to a recent national poll from Bloomberg Politics, just over half, 55 percent, of the Vermont senator’s followers said they would toe the Democratic...
  • Nearly Half of Sanders Supporters Won't Support Clinton

    06/22/2016 8:00:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Bloomberg Politics | June 22, 2016 | Joshua Green and Sahil Kapur
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-06-22/nearly-half-of-sanders-supporters-won-t-support-clinton
  • Voters trust Trump over Clinton on economy

    06/21/2016 6:31:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    When it comes to the economy, Donald Trump is the preferred choice of American voters. Voters overwhelmingly think Democrat Hillary Clinton will be the next president (whether they want that or not), but when they are asked specifically who would be the better candidate to “handle the economy,” 51% say Trump and only 43% say Clinton, according to the latest CNN/ORC poll released Tuesday morning. Clinton is fighting back to change that impression. In a fiery speech Tuesday, she lashed out at Trump, calling him “reckless” and “dangerous” for the economy. His policies would cause 3.5 million Americans to lose...
  • Poll: Security Concerns, Support for Trump Rise After Orlando (Statistical tie)

    06/20/2016 11:28:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Morning Consult ^ | June 20, 2016 | Cameron Easley
    A new Morning Consult poll shows national security is back at the forefront of voters’ minds following the mass shooting in Orlando that left dozens dead and injured. In a national survey taken in the days after Omar Mateen’s attack on Pulse, a gay nightclub, almost three out of 10 voters (29 percent) said security was their top issue under consideration when casting their vote — a 10-point increase from a poll in early June. Similar spikes in voters’ concerns about national security were observed following the attacks in Paris, San Bernardino and Brussels....
  • Clinton's lead over Trump slips after Florida shooting: Reuters/Ipsos poll

    06/17/2016 7:43:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 17, 2016 | Chris Khan
    Donald Trump chipped away at Hillary Clinton's lead in the presidential race this week, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday, as the candidates clashed over how to respond to the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The poll, conducted from Monday to Friday, showed Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, with a 10.7 point lead among likely voters over Trump, her likely Republican rival in the November presidential election. That's down from a lead of 14.3 points for Clinton on Sunday, the day an American-born shooter who declared allegiance to militant group Islamic State killed 49 people at...
  • Swing state polls show Clinton and Trump in close race

    06/15/2016 6:33:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    United Press International ^ | June 15, 2016 | Eric DuVall
    At the outset of the general election campaign, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are running neck-and-neck in polls in several battleground states that are likely to decide the winner. While state-specific polling is still scant, the handful of surveys conducted in the last few weeks show Clinton leading in Ohio and Virginia, while she and Trump are tied in Pennsylvania and each has claimed a lead in one of two surveys conducted in Florida. Trump leads in North Carolina. Nationally, Clinton holds a 5.5 percentage point lead, according to the Real Clear Politics polling average. Most of the state-level surveys...
  • Poll: white men really, really don’t like Hillary Clinton

    06/15/2016 4:12:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    Vox ^ | June 15, 2016 | Andrew Prokop
    The new Washington Post/ABC poll released Wednesday has tons of dreadful news for Donald Trump, who is viewed unfavorably by 70 percent of its respondents. But it isn’t all rosy for Hillary Clinton either. First off, the poll shows that Clinton is viewed unfavorably by a remarkable 75 percent of white men and is only viewed favorably by 23 percent of that demographic. Now, Trump’s numbers among white men are also negative, but only slightly — 46 percent view him favorably, and 52 percent view him unfavorably. Second, according to the poll, white women aren't particularly bowled over by the...
  • Poll: Trump leads in 4 bellwether counties

    06/15/2016 11:36:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 15, 2016 | Kyle Cheney
    In the most pivotal counties in seven critical swing states, Donald Trump has a decided edge, according to a recent set of polling data collected by Axiom Strategies, the firm of Ted Cruz's former campaign manager Jeff Roe. Axiom identified seven counties in seven battleground states that have proven to be bellwethers in the last four elections. Trump, so far, has an edge in four of them, Hillary Clinton has an edge in two, and they're statistically tied in one. The selected counties correctly predicted the statewide result in each of the last four elections and came closest to the...
  • Trump gains slightly on Clinton after Florida attack: Reuters/Ipsos poll

    06/14/2016 6:36:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 14, 2016 | Chris Khan
    Hillary Clinton's lead over Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential race has narrowed since late last week, according to the results of the first Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted since the Orlando shooting rampage on Sunday. Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for the Nov. 8 election, has blamed Democratic policies for the worst mass shooting in U.S. history and doubled-down on his pledge to ban Muslim immigration, while Clinton has warned against demonizing Muslim-Americans. The poll, conducted from Friday to Tuesday, showed Clinton with an 11.6-point lead - 44.6 percent to 33.0 percent - over Trump, down from the 13-point lead she...
  • [Vanity]What We Can All Hope For.In One Week,Polls Have Donald Trump 10 Points Ahead!

    06/12/2016 7:14:13 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 18 replies
    Can we say goodbye to the phony three point lead the MSM has given to Hillary? After the "Horror In Orlando", how could Hillary possibly gain in the polls? If anything, she should shoot down to 35% and Trump should easily move closer to 50%. Why would anyone even consider voting for Hillary after we all saw a "Preview Of President Hillary" last night?
  • Hillary falls to third place among Independent voters - dropping behind Trump and Johnson

    06/12/2016 4:12:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | June 12, 2016 | Kelly McLaughlin
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has sunken to third place among independent voters, a new poll reveals. Clinton pulled just 22 per cent of the independent vote in the latest Fox News poll, finishing behind Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson. Trump led among independents, pulling 32 per cent of the vote, while Johnson, a former governor of New Mexico, got 23 per cent. 'This is very bad news for Hillary Clinton,' Republican strategist Susan Del Percio told the New York Post. 'She needs independents to win in November.' Clinton did, however, show a three-point...
  • Trump vs. Clinton Polls: Trump Gets Stronger In Electoral College...

    06/11/2016 12:33:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | June 10, 2016 | Jonathan Vankin
    New polls out this week matching the two presumptive presidential nominees, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, could spell danger for the Democrat even as she appears to be pulling away from Trump in the nationwide head-to-head matchup. Polling from crucial swing states that had previously been controlled by Clinton now appears to be heading back in the direction of the Republican candidate. What that means for the general election is that, even though Clinton appears to be consolidating her support among voters across the United States, the Electoral College, where the next president will actually be chosen, has started to...
  • Why are Trump voters so angry about immigration?

    06/10/2016 4:23:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 99 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | June 10, 2016 | Peter Grier
    Building a wall is one of Donald Trump's big applause lines. But why? Some research surveys suggest that many Trump followers aren’t so much anti-Hispanic as they are worried about the perceived effect of immigration on their culture and pocketbooks. Donald Trump’s supporters have negative views about immigrants, particularly those who entered the United States illegally. That’s not a news flash. Mr. Trump’s vow to build a wall along the southern border – financed by Mexico – remains one of his biggest rally applause lines. But what, specifically, is behind this anger? Is there anything about undocumented immigration that even...
  • The “missing” white voters: Why Trump is more likely to win than everyone thinks

    06/09/2016 11:46:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 9, 2016 | Allahpundit
    How much more likely is unclear, but still. Read this smart, well-researched piece by Nate Cohn challenging the conventional wisdom that there are no more white votes to be had by the GOP and therefore Trump is stuck somehow picking off minority support from Hillary if he’s going to win. Not true, says Cohn. Long-term it’s true that a candidate who appeals almost exclusively to whites is a sure loser in a national election, but there’s good reason to think that the national exit polls in 2012 understated how many white working-class voters showed up to vote that year —...
  • How popular is Trump with Hispanic voters?

    06/09/2016 4:49:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 3, 2016 | Steven Shepard
    Donald Trump has promised to build a wall along the southern border. He’s referred to Mexican immigrants as rapists and criminals. He's attacked the Republican Hispanic governor of New Mexico. He’s done much to alienate Latino voters since entering the presidential race, yet according to some polls he’s running ahead of 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney among them. Trump and his surrogates frequently cite online NBC News/SurveyMonkey polls that have Trump winning just under a third of the Hispanic vote, more than Romney’s 27-percent performance against President Barack Obama. But other polling shows Trump well below historical benchmarks for winning...
  • What Ever Happened To The Possible Trump/Walker Ticket?

    06/08/2016 2:47:37 PM PDT · by TrumpTrain_VS_TheClintonToilet · 40 replies
    Although we really don't know who is on the final list of running mates, yes, we do have a general idea, but what happened with Scott Walker? His name hasn't been mentioned lately. Scott Walker is well liked by both the GOP and Conservatives. Does anyone have any insight if he and "The Donald" are speaking on the VP issue.
  • Would You Vote For Hillary Clinton Over Donald Trump? (FReep a Poll)

    06/07/2016 12:05:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Elite Daily ^ | June 7, 2016 | John Haltiwanger
    On Monday, Associated Press reported Hillary Clinton earned the 2,383 delegates necessary to clinch the Democratic nomination for president. She’s now being called the presumptive Democratic nominee. Bernie Sanders’ campaign, and many of his supporters, took issue with this announcement due to both its timing and the fact superdelegates don’t count until they vote at the Democratic National Convention in July. Even still, it looks highly likely Hillary Clinton will be officially confirmed as the Democratic nominee for president in July, as she has a significant lead over Sanders in terms of both pledged delegates and the popular vote. Meanwhile,...
  • Poll: Voters prefer Trump to Clinton on economy

    06/02/2016 9:09:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | June 2, 2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    A majority of voters think Donald Trump would be better at handling the economy than Hillary Clinton, a new poll finds. A Gallup poll released Thursday shows 53 percent of voters think Trump would be the best presidential candidate for the economy, compared to the 43 percent who prefer Clinton...
  • Donald Trump isn't doomed with women. Here's how he can turn things around.

    06/02/2016 1:48:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Week ^ | June 1, 2016 | Andrea Tantaros
    Donald Trump has a big problem with women. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee lags 23 points behind Hillary Clinton with women, according to an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll taken in April. It's become conventional wisdom that the combination of Clinton's gender and Trump's spotty record with women will lead to him getting crushed with female voters in November. But that's not necessarily the case. First of all, Clinton isn't as strong with women as she looks. Bernie Sanders beat Clinton by seven points among women in New Hampshire. A full 82 percent of women under 30 supported the male Sanders...
  • Donald Trump's Sizable Lead Among White Male Voters Increases

    06/01/2016 5:24:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 1, 2016 | Meghan Keneally, ABC's Good Morning America
    A new poll of registered voters showed Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton with a slight lead over Donald Trump in a general election matchup, but the presumptive Republican nominee continued to excel among white males. The Quinnipiac University poll released today had Trump leading among white men and white women, with the gap most pronounced among white men without a college degree. The poll had Trump leading Clinton among white men, 60 percent to 26 percent, in a head-to-head matchup. Among white women, Trump had a 1 point lead, 41 percent to 40 percent, which was within the poll's margin of...
  • The Trump-Clinton Race Is Not As Close As It Looks

    05/31/2016 4:38:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 102 replies
    National Journal ^ | May 30, 2016 | Charlie Cook
    With its nomination settled, the GOP has been healing its wounds, but Democratic feelings are still raw because of the ongoing fight between Clinton and Sanders. The latest round of polls re­leased pri­or to Me­mori­al Day week­end, which showed Hil­lary Clin­ton and Don­ald Trump in a vir­tu­al tie, set off in­tense hand-wringing among Demo­crats, Clin­ton back­ers, and Trump de­tract­ors alike. They much pre­ferred the polls from a month earli­er giv­ing the former sec­ret­ary of State a double-di­git lead over the real-es­tate mogul. What’s lost on many people is that any tri­al heat between Trump and Clin­ton today is like com­par­ing...