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Polls (GOP Club)

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  • Experts: Support-base growth still challenges Huckabee

    05/06/2015 1:27:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / The Associated Press | May 6, 2015 | Sarah D. Wire
    Link only, due to copyright issues: http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2015/may/06/experts-support-base-growth-still-chall/?f=news-arkansas
  • What Americans do not want to see in a President

    05/06/2015 12:17:01 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 9 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 2015 | NBC News/WSJ Poll
  • Why it's so hard for conservatives to unify behind one candidate

    05/05/2015 6:24:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 5, 2015 | John Dickerson
    The field of announced Republican candidates has recently doubled to six, with the entry of Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, and Mike Huckabee. When you add the candidates who are almost certain to soon join the race--Jeb Bush, Gov. Scott Walker, Rick Perry, and Gov. Chris Christie--and the others who might, the field will be big enough to fill an airport shuttle van. The stage at the first Fox News debate in early August will have so many people on it, the organizers may need to put everyone on bleachers. The Republican presidential pageant is vastly more diverse than the Democratic...
  • 2016 Condorcet Presidential poll

    05/05/2015 3:02:46 PM PDT · by Randall Burns · 8 replies
    Condorcet Presidential Poll ^ | May 5, 2015 | Randall Burns
    Condorcet Voting Allows you to rank candidates so we can simulate a large number of pairwise elections between candidates. It can help uncover surprising strengths and weakenesses candidates have. This condorcet poll needs more input from Republican voters to more accurately reflect a cross section of voters.
  • Cruz roundup: Little love from Glenn Beck, straw poll sweep, few answers on Jade Helm 15

    05/05/2015 12:09:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Glenn Beck likes Sen. Ted Cruz’s devotion conservatism, but not much else. The conservative radio host called Cruz “a bulldog” Monday, but implied the senator couldn’t lead the nation. “We are looking at unbelievable times ahead of us,” Beck said. “And I would say on this, I’m not sure [Cruz] could get the coalition together. He’ll be a bulldog and he’ll stand for principles but I’m not sure that he could govern. I’m not sure yet.” Later, Beck attempted to clarify his remarks and blamed the media for taking his comments out of context. He said he equated governing with...
  • Zogby: Iowa Winner Isn't Accurate Predictor of GOP Nominee

    04/27/2015 6:53:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    NewsMax ^ | April 27, 2015 | Melissa Clyne
    The plentiful field of Republican presidential hopefuls may be both a blessing and a curse, according to conservative activist Bob Vander Plaats, who appeared Monday on "America’s Forum" with pollster John Zogby to discuss the weekend’s Faith and Freedom Summit in Iowa and the importance of a candidate doing well in the Hawkeye State. "The good news is a great field and a lot of full-spectrum conservatives," said Vander Plaats on Newsmax TV. "The bad news is it's a great field, which means it's going to divide our vote. If we have that kind of splintering, can we really unite...
  • What We Don’t Know About 2016: Almost everything

    04/26/2015 11:25:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | The May 4, 2015 Issue | Fred Barnes, executive editor
    In 1974, Nobel Prize-winning economist Friedrich Hayek criticized those who believed they could measure the real-world impact of economic theories with scientific precision. They were wrong, Hayek said in his Nobel lecture, entitled “The Pretence of Knowledge.” They didn’t have enough solid information. What they lacked couldn’t be reduced to a number. It wasn’t quantifiable. Yet economists continued to “proceed on the fiction that the factors which they can measure are the only ones that are relevant.” It might seem a stretch, but Hayek’s insight applies to politics, and notably to the 2016 presidential campaign. Reporters and commentators have been...
  • Krauthammer: Jeb ‘Is Lagging,’ ‘Should Not Be In Single Digits’

    04/25/2015 3:48:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | April 25, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Columnist Charles Krauthammer said that Jeb Bush “is lagging” and “should not be in single digits” on Friday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel. During the show’s Friday candidate casino segment where the panelists bet $100 of fictional money on presidential candidates, Krauthammer put $40 on Marco Rubio to win the GOP nomination, $25 on Bush, $20 on Scott Walker, $5 on Ted Cruz and the remaining $10 on wine, women, and song. He explained, “I’m increasing my investment in Rubio. I’m feeling vindicated and somewhat cocky, having been in on the deal very early when he was...
  • Poll: Utah Republicans widely undecided on favored presidential candidate (Cruz 2nd only to Jeb)

    04/25/2015 3:38:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    KSL-FM Newsradio ^ | April 25, 2015 | Lisa Riley Roche
    SALT LAKE CITY — Now that Utah's favorite son Mitt Romney is no longer a candidate for president, "undecided" is the top choice of the state's Republicans in the party's 2016 nomination race. A new UtahPolicy.com poll found that just over one-fourth, 26 percent, of Utah Republicans haven't picked a preferred presidential candidate yet. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was the candidate with the most support so far, 22 percent. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a close ally of Utah Sen. Mike Lee, followed with 13 percent. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who like Cruz and Lee is aligned with the tea...
  • 'Hotline' Shows Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz Rising in Polls

    04/24/2015 8:57:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    NewsMax ^ | April 24, 2015 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz have markedly improved ratings in the National Journal's "Hotline" rankings of GOP presidential candidates after officially announcing their campaigns this spring, but Sen. Rand Paul's standings dropped slightly. Rubio, of Florida, is now tied for second place with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker behind his friend and one-time mentor, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, while Cruz comes in just behind the two, according to the publication's rankings, which were released Friday. Paul, though, dropped one place in the Hotline rankings after his campaign rollout, after questions arose about his temper. Paul clashed with popular "Today"...
  • Clinton vs. Rubio et al

    04/23/2015 10:53:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Coquille Valley Courant ^ | April 22, 2015 | David M. Shribman, executive editor of the Post-Gazette
    One responded to the Kennedy-era call for a new generation of leaders, and the other renewed that call for a new generation to lead this country in a new direction in a new century. One is an untraditional figure who personifies the slow, traditional path to leadership in American life, and the other is a untraditional political figure who wants to leap ahead in the race for American leadership. One is an old-fashioned liberal, the other a new-era conservative. In many ways the two candidates who entered the presidential race in recent days define the 2016 political contest -- and,...
  • Clinton, Rubio lead in 2016 US election poll

    04/23/2015 10:13:07 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 22 replies
    yahoo news ^ | 2 hours ago | Andrew Beatty
    Washington (AFP) - Hillary Clinton and Marco Rubio are early frontrunners to become the next president of the United States, according to a well-regarded poll released Thursday. The youthful but relatively inexperienced Rubio launched his campaign earlier this month, calling for a new era of American leadership that is not "stuck in the 20th century." Rubio was the only Republican candidate to have double-digit support among hardline Tea Party supporters, evangelicals and party liberals.
  • A field guide to 2016: How to tell the A-listers from the publicity seekers

    04/23/2015 9:11:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Economist ^ | The April 25, 2015 Issue
    “RUNNING for office is real simple,” Ted Cruz told supporters in New Hampshire recently, within earshot of a Politico reporter. “You just surgically disconnect your shame sensor. Because you spend every day asking people for money. You walk up and say, ‘How are you doing, sir? Can I have money? Great to see you, lovely shirt, please give me money’.” This year should be a good one for shame surgeons: the Republican field for 2016 so far consists of 20 men and one woman who have either declared their candidacy for president, set up the machinery for a run or...
  • Hotline's GOP Presidential Power Rankings: Rubio on the Rise

    04/22/2015 11:27:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    National Journal ^ | April 23, 2015 | Staff
    Cruz and Rubio climb, and Paul slides, after their official campaign launches.Three Republicans have officially announced they're running for president—but only two of them improved their standing since Hotline's previous edition of its GOP Presidential Power Rankings. Sens. Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Marco Rubio kicked off their campaigns in early spring, with Cruz and Rubio in particular demonstrating unexpected financial might and taking advantage of the moment. Meanwhile the most memorable moment from Paul's rollout was a clash with the press. Still, as we mentioned last time, if you're going to make mistakes in the presidential race, it's better...
  • 2016 Elections: Why This Year is the Time To Focus on Asian American Voter Power

    04/21/2015 10:59:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Asian Fortune ^ | April 21, 2015 | Jennie Ilustre
    Next year, the country will elect a new president. But next year is already here. Notice how candidates are already positioning themselves for the primaries and caucuses? It is urgent that now–not next year–is when all candidates must realize that American voters of Asian and Pacific heritage will play a major role in the 2016 elections. Republican Jeb Bush was first at the gate, albeit unofficially, in next year’s presidential elections. Bush is of course, former Florida governor and son and brother of two former presidents. In a crowded Republican field, Senator Ted Cruz was the first to officially launch...
  • Michelle Obama: The Candidate?

    04/21/2015 8:44:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Root ^ | April 14, 2015 | Mary C. Curtis
    Too soon, too soon, of course. After observing close-up the kind of headwinds her husband has met in Washington, D.C., and beyond, there is absolutely no indication that first lady Michelle Obama is looking to place her own name on any ballot. She has, in fact, said the opposite, although in his just-released book, Michelle Obama: A Life, veteran journalist Peter Slevin reports that she has always been a full partner in her husband’s political career. But it is significant that former first lady, U.S. Sen. and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has hired Michelle Obama’s former communications chief as...
  • Rubio rises to double digits in new national poll, leads Hillary by six

    04/20/2015 8:20:23 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | APRIL 20, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Rubio’s out-polling Rand Paul among tea partiers now, eh? Interesting footnote to the CNN results: Of the three Republicans who’ve formally announced they’re running, only two have seen their numbers improve since last month. Cruz gained three points (not coincidentally, Ben Carson, a competitor for the social conservative vote, lost five) and Rubio gained four points. Rand actually lost a point after jumping in. Maybe all of that is just an artifact of the margin of error, or maybe it’s an early warning that Rand’s “conservatarian” ceiling will be lower than everyone thinks.
  • Cruz wins straw polls in Greenville, Spartanburg

    04/18/2015 6:48:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Greenville Online | April 18, 2015 | Rudolph Bell
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/news/politics/2015/04/18/ted-cruz-scott-walker-jeb-bush/25987009/
  • Three Republican 'colonels' plot their coup (Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio)

    04/17/2015 11:12:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The British Broadcasting Company ^ | April 17, 2015 | Anthony Zurcher, North America reporter
    It's almost always the colonels who lead the coups. Why? Because they're usually young, hungry and oh-so-close to holding the reins of power, if only those pesky generals weren't in the way. The US isn't big on military putsches, but in the past month the Republican Party has witnessed a political equivalent, as three Republican "colonels" - first-term senators with little establishment authority but lots of ambition - made their moves for the White House. Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio may be junior players in congressional chambers but Republican politics, and US electioneering in general, have changed in...
  • Things In Politico That Make Me Want To Guzzle Antifreeze, Part The Infinity

    04/17/2015 3:32:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Esquire Magazine ^ | April 17, 2015 | Charles Pierce
    In which we learn that old memes do not learn new tricks as Politico explains the biggest factors facing Hillary Clinton in her presidential campaign.Remember how important it was for Democratic senatorial candidates in the 2014 midterms to "distance themselves" from the massively unpopular policies of the massively unpopular incumbent president? Remember how well that worked out for Senators Bruce Braley, Alison Lundergan Grimes, and Michelle Nunn? Well, thanks to Tiger Beat On The Potomac this morning, we see that someone's rolled back the stone on that particular meme. The two factors that might be most vital to Hillary Clinton's...
  • The What Ifs of the 2016 GOP Presidential Race

    04/17/2015 11:02:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Roll Call's RothenBlog ^ | April 16, 2015 | Stuart Rothenberg
    If Jeb Bush doesn’t win any of the first four GOP contests — Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada — does that eliminate him from the Republican race? Or does he have the staying power to survive those losses? If Texas Sen. Ted Cruz finishes first in the Iowa caucuses, does that all but eliminate hopefuls such as Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Ben Carson from the race? If Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul finishes fourth in Iowa (which would be worse than his father’s third-place showing in the caucuses...
  • If You Live In Colorado,Iowa,or Ohio. Can You Already "Call Your State" A Win In 2016?

    04/16/2015 5:24:09 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 16 replies
    The GOP pretty much has to take at least six swing states to take out Hillary in 2016. The first path to victory is Iowa,Colorado,Florida,North Carolina,Ohio,and Missouri.That should bring us to 268(ish).But if we have a latino on the ticket,that should give us New Mexico. But for now, Can We Call Iowa and Colorado for Ted Cruz?
  • Poll: Would You Pick Christie, Paul, Cruz, Rubio As 2016 Republican Presidential Nominee? (FReep)

    04/14/2015 7:01:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 117 replies
    WLNY-TV ^ | April 14, 2015
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas got the ball rolling: On March 23, he announced he was running for president and became the first Republican to enter the 2016 presidential race. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky quickly followed suit and became the second Republican to officially declare his candidacy. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida officially joined the race Monday. They could all face New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in the Republican primary. Though the governor of the Garden State hasn’t officially declared, Christie has formed a political action committee to explore a run is in New Hampshire for a week...
  • GOP Armageddon. (Clinton nostalgia)

    04/14/2015 3:41:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Thy Black Man ^ | April 14, 2015 | Arthur L. Jones, III
    “I was dreamin’ when I wrote this Forgive me if it goes astray… But when I woke up this morning Could’ve sworn it was Judgment Day. The sky was all purple, There were people runnin’ everywhere Tryin’ to run from the destruction You know I didn’t even care ‘Cuz they say 2000 zero zero party over, oops, out of time!” So begins the classic Prince song “1999.” Although it’s Monday morning as I’m writing this, yesterday was Judgment Day for conservatives throughout America. Hillary Rodham Clinton – former First Lady, former distinguished Senator from the great state of New...
  • Daily Caller: Rubio's Candidacy May Cut Into Scott Walker's Appeal

    04/14/2015 11:20:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    NewsMax ^ | April 14, 2015 | Elliot Jager
    The formal entry of Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida into the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination could spell trouble for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, according to W. James Antle III of The Daily Caller. Walker has been running ahead of the pack of declared and undeclared candidates. The most recent Fox News poll of national Republican primary voters has him maintaining his lead, with 15 percent support. He is generally out front in Iowa and New Hampshire polling, too. Since he declared his presidential aspirations, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has also been pulling double-digit poll numbers. If the...
  • The 7 GOP Long Shots Who Still Have a Chance (180 degrees from reality)

    04/13/2015 11:58:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Bloomberg View | April 13, 2015 | Jonathan Bernstein
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-04-13/the-7-gop-long-shots-who-still-have-a-chance
  • The Official 2016 GOP Field Gets Its First Real Contender: Marco Rubio

    04/13/2015 10:33:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | April 13, 2015 | Harry Enten
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s campaign, which officially kicks off Monday, has so far attracted paltry support from Republican voters, according to polls in Iowa and New Hampshire, as well as nationally. He’s down near Chris Christie! Yet, when we talk about him in the FiveThirtyEight office, we usually put Rubio in the top tier, in front of everyone except Jeb Bush and Scott Walker, the two candidates at the top of the polls. Why? Rubio is both electable and conservative, and in optimal proportions. He’s in a position to satisfy the GOP establishment, tea party-aligned voters and social conservatives. In...
  • Hillary Clinton will make it to the White House if the Republicans remain divided

    04/13/2015 8:10:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    London's City A.M. Business Paper ^ | April 14, 2015 | Andrew Hammond
    HILLARY Clinton announced on Sunday her intention to run to become the first female President in US history. She is the overwhelming favourite to win the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, despite recent controversies over her personal email use when she was US secretary of state between 2009 and 2013. Although general election day remains over a year and a half away, Clinton’s announcement is the clearest sign yet that the US presidential election has already begun. While the Democratic race is already hers to lose, the Republican contest could be the most competitive in a generation. In the last...
  • Senator Ted Cruz campaigns in North Carolina

    04/13/2015 6:25:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    WTVD-TV ^ | April 13, 2015 | Joel Brown
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)RALEIGH (WTVD) -- Ted Cruz arrived in Raleigh Monday to help dig an even deeper foothold with conservative voters. Since the junior senator from Texas announced he was running for president in March, he's shot up in the polls here. PPP, a Democratic pollster in Raleigh, showed a dramatic rise in support from North Carolina Republican voters. Cruz's support rose from 5 percent over the winter to 16 percent now. Cruz found a receptive audience at the North Raleigh Hilton where he addressed a crowd of conservatives from across the state at a $100 a ticket luncheon hosted by the...
  • The Insiders: The Democratic Whackjob Survey

    04/11/2015 9:22:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | April 10, 2015 | Ed Rogers
    Yesterday, in a somewhat useful exercise, my Democratic friend and sometimes sparring partner Carter Eskew compiled a “Republican Nutcase Check List” for Republican presidential candidates to take. (If you want to see how you’d rank, you can take that survey here.) With his quiz as motivation, and in the same spirit, I wrote a corresponding checklist for Democrats in general, given that their presidential candidate bench is so weak. In order to slant his test and present Republicans as Democrats want them to be, Carter had to scour some remote corners of the country in search of narrow positions and...
  • N.H. poll: Scott Walker leads Jeb Bush, Rand Paul third

    04/10/2015 10:37:27 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/10/15 | Cate Martell
    A new poll shows New Hampshire Republicans leaning toward Scott Walker over Jeb Bush, with Rand Paul, who announced his candidacy and visited the Granite State this week, in third place. The NH1 poll released Friday shows Walker, the Wisconsin governor, leading Bush, 23 percent to 17 percent – outside the margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points. Paul, the first-term Kentucky senator, is at 15 percent.
  • Freeper Predictions:What Order Will The Candidates Line Up For The GOP Debates,"Left To Right".

    04/10/2015 4:01:47 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 12 replies
    Have any of us already visioned what the GOP debates will look like? Who will be in the middle and who will be on the left and right of the leading candidate. Maybe we can already "Envision The Conservatives" on stage in a strategic order. I think we can all presume that Ted Cruz will be dead center. So who will be to the left and right of Cruz along with the other three or four. Try to go with an "Even Seven Candidates". Although by the time of the first debate we may be down to five or six.
  • Governor Walker jumps ahead of the pack in latest Fox News poll.

    04/10/2015 3:43:26 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 212 replies
    Walker 15 Bush 12 Carson 11 Cruz 10 Huckabee 10 Paul 9 Rubio 8 Christie 4 Perry 3 Santorum 2 Jindal 2 Kasich 1
  • Bush reclaims lead over Walker in North Carolina poll (Cruz up 8, Walker down 8)

    04/10/2015 3:36:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Wisconsin Gazette ^ | April 10, 2015 | Staff
    The latest North Carolina survey from Public Policy Polling suggests that conservative U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz entering the race is stunting Scott Walker's momentum in North Carolina. The PPP poll released on April 10 shows Jeb Bush now leads the GOP field in North Carolina with 19 percent to 16 percent for Walker, with Cruz, Mike Huckabee and Marco Rubio each at 11 percent, Ben Carson at 9 percent, Chris Christie at 7 percent, Rand Paul at 6 percent and Rick Perry at 2 percent. Cruz is up 8 points from his 3 percent standing a month ago, while Walker...
  • 2016: An Unanchored, Puzzling Presidential Election | Commentary

    04/10/2015 3:19:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Roll Call's Beltway Insiders Blog ^ | April 10, 2015 | Special to Roll Call
    So far, the 2016 presidential campaign is not about anything very much, excepting issues specific to the leading and emerging candidates. It has been mostly about controversies swirling around Hillary Rodham Clinton, including the legacy question, which she shares with Jeb Bush. And more recently the focus has turned to the qualifications and electability of the emerging GOP newbies, from Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who stand in the way of a possible third Bush presidency. In none of this do we see anything that speaks to the general state of...
  • Democrats Keep Lead in Party Identification (GOP making inroads among younger minority voters)

    04/10/2015 12:34:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The New York Times' The Upshot ^ | April 10, 2015 | Nate Cohn
    The party identification of American voters was one of the most hotly debated topics among analysts before the 2012 presidential election. Many Republicans thought there were roughly equal numbers of Democrats and Republicans, and so doubted polls showing President Obama with the lead. In the end, the polls were right. This week, a Pew Research report based on about 25,000 interviews in 2014 took a new measure of partisanship. Here are the most interesting findings: Partisan Leanings Favor Democrats Forty-eight percent of adults identify as Democrats or lean Democratic, compared with 39 percent who identify as Republicans or lean Republican....
  • Rush Limbaugh: Drive-Bys Shocked by Cruz Fundraising, Clinton Collapse in Swing State Poll

    04/09/2015 11:56:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Excellence In Broadcasting Network ^ | April 9, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This is classic, too. You know these two guys, Heilemann and Mark Halperin, that we talk about a lot here? They've got this Internet show at Bloomberg, and they're classic. Halperin may be a little bit more informed about us than your average Drive-By Media person, but it doesn't do him much good. These are the two guys that write campaign books. They learn all the stuff that would kill a Democrat candidate, and they hold it for after the election for their book, it's those two guys. Halperin used to be at ABC, political director, whatever....
  • Rand Paul: Playing to Everyone, Going Too Far Off on Foreign Policy, Lost the Ron Base?

    04/08/2015 2:03:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Reason Magazine's Hit & Run Blog ^ | April 8, 2015 | Brian Doherty, senior editor
    In a relentless stream of Rand Paul-talk in the past 48 hours, three bits stood out for width of their perspective or freshness of their data. McKay Coppins at Buzzfeed reads the Paul campaign strategy as trying to be everything to everyone in his Party for maximal potential appeal. Some points from Coppins: On one side, there are those in Rand world who argue his best bet is to unite his core base of libertarian activists with elements of the GOP establishment and traditional donor class. In the other camp are advisers who say conservative evangelicals — many of whom...
  • Rand Paul's First Challenge: Defeat Ted Cruz

    04/07/2015 3:01:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Bloomberg Politics | April 7, 2015 | David Knowles
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-04-07/rand-paul-s-first-challenge-defeat-ted-cruz
  • Monmouth GOP Prez Poll: Christie loses in head-to-heads with Bush, Walker and Cruz

    04/06/2015 11:13:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Politicker New Jersey ^ | April 6, 2006 | Politicker Staff
    The 2016 Republican field continues to be crowded, with no single contender breaking from the pack according to the latest Monmouth University Poll of Republican voters nationwide. In hypothetical head-to-head contests for the GOP presidential nomination, the surging Scott Walker draws about even with both Jeb Bush to his left and Ted Cruz to his right, while Bush bests Cruz in a two-man match-up. Chris Christie, on the other hand, would end up on the losing end of a one-on-one with Walker, Bush, or Cruz. When asked to name who they would like to see as the party’s nominee for...
  • Hillary Clinton is killing it with women and young voters — even more than Obama did in 2012

    04/04/2015 6:16:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Fusion ^ | April 4, 2015 | Brett LoGiurato
    Early 2016 polls continue to show former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton building an impressive demographic coalition — even surpassing the heights President Barack Obama reached in 2008 and 2012 — and one that will make it tough for Republicans to beat. Most impressive: Her strengths with women — particularly college-educated women — and young voters. “On the plus side, Secretary Clinton is considered a strong leader — a key characteristic for voters when picking a president, more so than her leading, but lesser-known, potential GOP opponents,” said Peter Brown, the assistant director of the Quinnipiac University poll, which conducted...
  • Ted Cruz surges to second place in polls

    04/04/2015 10:41:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 4, 2015 | Newsmachete
    Ted Cruz, starting at nearly nothing at the polls, has surged to second place, at 13%, just above Scott Walker, at 12%, and behind Jeb Bush, at 20%. A big part of the surge undoubtedly was caused by the press attention Cruz received when he announced for president. But he also received a lot of negative press, with many, many articles by the liberal media and Republican establishment types saying he is too "extreme" to be elected. I think a lot of his rise is attributable to his taking very specific stands on the issues. If you follow the link...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz Surging in Polls Since Announcement (Many Nat'l & State Polls)

    04/02/2015 4:33:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 2, 2015 | Sarah Rumpf
    The early bird is getting the worm when it comes to the 2016 Presidential race, as Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is reaping the benefits of being the first to officially enter the race. Recent public polling shows a surge of support for Cruz among Republican primary voters. As Breitbart News reported, Cruz launched his campaign with a speech on March 23rd at Liberty University that invited his audience to imagine a future for our country where millions of “courageous conservatives” stood up to “reclaim the promise of America.” The message seems to be hitting home with Cruz’s conservative base, concerned...
  • Jeb Bush's Florida Lead Dwindles as Ted Cruz Rides Presidential Announcement Bump (+more polls)

    04/02/2015 11:56:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Miami New Times ^ | April 2, 2015 | Tim Elfrink
    As Jeb Bush has learned on the turn of April Fool's Day, it's never too early in a presidential campaign to have a rough week. With Bush backpedalling on his support for Indiana's hotly contested gay discrimination law and rival Ted Cruz riding a surge off his official announcement, Jeb's once commanding lead in key primary states has disappeared, a pair of new polls today finds. Though Jeb still leads his native Florida, even the Sunshine State race is tightening up, with his support from Republican voters dipping nearly 10 points and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker close on his heels....
  • Two new polls show Ted Cruz in top tier of 2016 GOP field

    04/02/2015 10:36:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 2, 2015 | Allahpundit
    Some high-five material for Cruz fans from WaPo and PPP. A little post-announcement bounce here or something more? In the contest for the Republican nomination, Bush tops the field with 20 percent of Republicans and GOP-leaning independents saying they would support him if their primary or caucus were held today. He is followed by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at 13 percent and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker at 12 percent. Five other Republicans receive at least 6 percent support, with an additional six candidates at either 2 or 1 percent. Bush, Cruz and Walker are the only three to register noticeable...
  • Ted Cruz Is Surging. Ignore It.

    04/02/2015 10:21:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Bloomberg View | April 2, 2015 | Jonathan Bernstein
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-04-02/ted-cruz-is-surging-ignore-it-
  • Nevada poll: Sandoval early favorite to succeed Reid; Cruz surges to lead pack with Walker

    04/02/2015 12:33:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Gravis Marketing ^ | March 31, 2015 | Neil W. McCabe, political director
    Less than a week after Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid announced his retirement, the March 27 Townhall/Gravis poll of 850 registered Nevada voters found that Republican Gov. Brian E. Sandoval has strong leads over possible Democratic opponents. “Sandoval is a very strong candidate and being of Mexican descent gives him inroads to the minority voters,” said Doug Kaplan, the managing partner of Gravis Insights, the Florida-based firm that conducted the poll. The poll surveyed 433 registered Republicans, 319 registered Democrats and 98 Independents on their preferences for the Senate race to succeed Reid and their presidential preferences, said Kaplan. The...
  • Walker, Bush lead RCP Poll Averages

    04/01/2015 9:51:53 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 13 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Thru 3/31/2015 | RCP
    Latest Poll PPD (D) 3/26 - 3/31 Walker-------20 Bush---------17 Cruz---------16 Paul---------10 Carson-------10 Huckabee------6 Christie------4 Rubio---------6 Perry---------3 Santorum------x Jindal--------x Kasich--------x RCP Averages of all polls through 3/31/2015 Walker-------17.3 Bush---------17.0 Paul----------8.8 Carson--------8.8 Huckabee------8.5 Cruz----------7.5 Christie------6.3 Rubio---------5.8 Perry---------2.8 Santorum------1.7 Jindal--------1.5 Kasich--------1.5
  • GOP Descends Into Madness As Ted Cruz Vaults Into Top Tier Of 2016 GOP Candidates

    04/01/2015 6:31:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | April 1, 2015 | Keith Brekhus
    A Public Policy Polling (PPP) national survey conducted from March 26-31, 2015 shows Ted Cruz pulling into contention with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, for the GOP presidential nomination. The survey, released on April 1st, but apparently not as an April Fool’s joke, shows Ted Cruz gaining ground on the leaders, and sitting in a strong third place position for the Republican nomination. His presidential announcement speech at Liberty University appears to have resonated with Republican voters. Cruz has surged from 5 percent support a little over a month ago, to 16 percent now. Wisconsin...
  • Your Opinion Of A "Cruz/Rubio Ticket".A Double Whammy Slap In The Face To Liberals.

    04/01/2015 4:11:02 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 123 replies
    Assuming Cruz takes the nomination, will it be an agonizing choice for VP? We just have to wait and see what States Cruz will need to win. But what if he chooses Rubio? How will the far left media react and later pounce on "The First Latino Ticket"? So Conservatives and Republicans hate Blacks and Latinos? What will they do? try to convince America that both are illegal aliens? Will that be all they got?