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Polls (GOP Club)

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  • 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 · 101 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?
  • Poll: Clinton's Margin Narrows in Key Swing States

    03/31/2015 11:53:22 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 13 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | March 31, 2015 | Caitlin Huey-Burns
    Voters in Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania question the former secretary of state’s trustworthiness and honesty, according to a new Quinnipiac University survey taken after the controversy surrounding Clinton’s use of a private email server for government communications. Her favorability ratings are down in all three states. Pennsylvania, a key state that has been elusive for Republicans recently, could be competitive this cycle, with Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul narrowly topping Clinton, 45 percent-44 percent. Clinton beats Bush by six percentage points, Walker by five and Rubio by four in the Keystone State.
  • Matt Mackowiak Talks About Ted Cruz Campaign [VIDEO]

    03/30/2015 10:38:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    KFYO-AM ^ | March 30, 2015 | Jody Smyers
    (AUDIO-AT-LINK)On Monday, The Chad Hasty Show was joined by GOP strategist Matt Mackowiak to recap the last week and weekend in state and national politics. Mackowiak talked about Ted Cruz’s announcement that he is running for president, and discussed standings of Cruz (R), Martin O’Malley (D), Hillary Clinton (D) and Elizabeth Warren (D). When asked how he thought Cruz’s campaign is going so far, Mackowiak replied, I think fairly well. Particularly the first two or three days, he earned a lot of media. Looks like he’s raised about three million dollars so far. He said he wanted to raise about...
  • Being first doesn't help, hurt Cruz

    03/28/2015 9:16:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | March 28, 2015 | Eric Heyl
    John Zogby, founder of the Zogby Poll and the Zogby companies, is an internationally renowned pollster, author and political pundit. He spoke to the Trib regarding U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas becoming the first Republican candidate to officially announce a 2016 presidential bid. Q: Does Cruz benefit at all by being the first GOP candidate to be formally out of the gate? A: I don't think so, but it doesn't hurt him, either. He got the news cycle on a slow news day, so he took advantage of that and he got the announcement in his hometown newspaper first,...
  • Another"Place Your Bets"Poll:This Time,Betting On The GOP Ticket.

    03/28/2015 5:20:24 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 22 replies
    Last week we were betting $200.00 on all of the potential presidential candidates, this weekend lets see how we are visioning the GOP Ticket, or an "Any Combination"Ticket. At this point of the race, the leading four or five candidates are to no surprise and haven't changed much over the last six/seven months. So how many combinations are there among Cruz, Walker, Rubio and Paul? But will the winner select a "Wild Card Pick" for his V.P.? So pull out the "Crystal Ball" and Place Your Bets.
  • Humiliating Home State Poll Numbers For Jeb Bush As He Trails Hillary Clinton in Florida

    03/25/2015 2:51:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | March 25, 2015 | Keith Brekhus
    A Public Policy Polling (PPP) survey released on March 24, 2015, shows Hillary Clinton leading all Republican 2016 presidential contenders in the state of Florida. Her lead ranges from 2 percentage points over Florida Senator Marcio Rubio (48-46), to an 8 point margin over both Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (49/41) and Texas Governor Rick Perry (50/42). Notably, neither Marco Rubio, nor former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, have a lead over Hillary Clinton in their home state. Clinton holds a 47-44 lead over Jeb Bush in the Sunshine State. Florida is the most populous competitive state in presidential elections. George W....
  • Cruz told Megyn Kelly that his 2012 race proves he can win 2016. It’s impossible to prove him wrong.

    03/25/2015 11:31:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix Blog ^ | March 25, 2015 | Chris Cillizza
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) had a simple response to Fox News Channel's Megyn Kelly when she asked him whether he could win the presidency: Look at 2012. That was the year in which Cruz, then Texas's solicitor general, was elected to the Senate. “We brought together conservatives and libertarians and evangelicals and women and young people and Hispanics and Reagan Democrats,” Cruz said of that race. To which I say: Who knows? The reason for the uncertainty is that there was no exit poll in 2012 in Texas. It was one of 19 states where the broadcast networks and the...
  • What to make of Ted Cruz?

    03/23/2015 10:23:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | March 23, 2015 | Peter St. Onge
    The horse race for 2016 is several months old now, so it might surprise you that no presidential candidate left the gate before today. That changes with Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas declaring for the presidency later today in a speech at Liberty University. He made it official this morning...
  • Does Cruz have a path to the nomination?

    03/23/2015 5:09:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 23, 2015 | Allahpundit
    He sure does, says Team Cruz. But the key to victory, Cruz advisers believe, is to be the second choice of enough voters in the party’s libertarian and social conservative wings to cobble together a coalition to defeat the chosen candidate of the Republican establishment… To them, the Republican primaries are a series of single-elimination brackets where the four GOP leaders who best represent the party’s libertarian, establishment, social conservative and tea party wings will survive as the field winnows. Cruz will vie for the support of the tea party electorate, his advisers say, but will fare well enough with...
  • Why Ted Cruz Is Such a Long Shot

    03/23/2015 10:06:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The New York Times' The Upshot ^ | March 23, 2015 | Nate Cohn
    In nearly every presidential primary, a few candidates attract a lot of news media attention even though they have almost no chance to win the nomination. Sometimes they even lead national polls or win states, but invariably their appeal is too narrow to allow them to build the broad coalition necessary to unite a diverse party. Ted Cruz, the Texas senator and Tea Party favorite, who on Monday became the first major candidate to formally enter the race, has seemingly been on track for this role since he first ran for the Senate in 2012. He is the darling of...
  • Rubio Doesn't Scare Or Annoy Liberals, So Of Course He's Low In The Polls

    03/21/2015 10:06:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Crooks and Liars ^ | March 21, 2015 | Steve M.
    Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report is somewhat baffled. A recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll gave Republican voters a list of potential presidential candidates and asked whether the voters could support each candidate in the primaries. On that measure, Marco Rubio finished first. And yet when pollsters have asked GOP voters to name a top pick, Rubio inevitably finishes far from the top. Why is that? And why is Scott Walker doing better? Walter writes: Yet, if Rubio’s got such obvious advantages, why is he stuck in the low single digits while Walker has become a “co-frontrunner” with Bush?...
  • Just For Fun,Place Your Bets On 2016 Race As They Do On Fox Special Report.

    03/20/2015 7:11:38 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 31 replies
    For those of you who watch Bret Baier every night on Fox,lately he has been asking his panel of "All Stars" to place their evening bets on the GOP and sometimes the Democrat race. Instead of betting $100.00, lets up it to $200.00 and bet on the 5 to 7 candidates for President. Odds are Cruz,Walker and Rubio will get most of the money and Hillary in the lower tier.Feel free to throw in O'Malley,Warren,Biden,Christie etc.
  • Scott Walker makes 2016 South Carolina debut

    03/19/2015 6:22:17 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 41 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/19/2015 | James Hohmann
    COLUMBIA, S.C.—On his inaugural trip to South Carolina as a presidential candidate, Scott Walker is trying hard to show that he shares the cultural values – and tastes – of the region that serves as the heart of the modern Republican Party. He even started peppering his stump speech with some “y’all”s for the occasion. Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/03/scott-walker-makes-2016-south-carolina-debut-116246.html#ixzz3Usutrtiw
  • Early line: 3-man race for 2016 GOP nomination (GOP-e. I could just faint)

    03/19/2015 5:01:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Bellingham Herald | March 19, 2015 | David Lightman, McClatchy Washington Bureau
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2015/03/19/4195411/early-line-3-man-race-for-2016.html
  • Why the Rush to Jump on a Bandwagon in the 2016 Field?

    03/18/2015 6:22:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The National Review's Campaign Spot ^ | March 18, 2015 | Jim Geraghty
    From the Morning Jolt: Why the Rush to Pick a Favorite in the 2016 Field? Breitbart.com’s Matt Boyle goes in to overdrive, insisting that Scott Walker is ensnared in a massive, race-changing scandal because his newly-hired strategist, Liz Mair, has… er, dual citizenship.* (Hey, if that’s a big deal, what about Ted Cruz’s former dual-citizenship status? What, is the senator some sleeper agent for the poutine menace? “The Manitoban Candidate”?) This morning, Liz Mair departed Scott Walker’s campaign – presumably not because of her dual-citizenship status than from the vocal whining from Iowa Republican Party officials over her previous mockery...
  • OK, fine: Here’s the 2016 election if it were an NCAA bracket

    03/16/2015 8:37:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix Blog ^ | March 16, 2015 | Philip Bump
    It is March, as you know, which means that media outlets such as ours use interest in the upcoming NCAA college basketball tournament as an excuse to develop imaginary brackets of other important contests. In part, this is because we are not bound by the stupid rules that govern advertisers, so we can refer to the Final Four™ without having to pay money to the NCAA (which, we assume, then gets distributed among the players or something). In fact, we can write Final Four™ without the trademark if we want. Final Four. Final Four. Pretty great. But, in part, this...
  • Wait… so now Rubio is the frontrunner?

    03/15/2015 12:10:23 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | MARCH 15, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
  • Hot Air Poll: Walker Is By Far The Early Favorite (Walker 48%, Cruz 28%, all others single digits)

    03/15/2015 2:11:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Townhall ^ | March 14, 2015 | Daniel Doherty
    Our friends over at Hot Air have conducted a 2016 Republican primary poll and the results are instructive, if not earth-shattering. And yet you’re probably wondering to yourselves why the hell is he blogging about this. I’ll tell you why: Because polls such as these survey a specific kind of audience. That is to say, I suspect most people who regularly read Hot Air (and care enough to participate in their surveys) represent the base of the party. They strike me as informed, conservative Republicans who can give us greater insight into who the most popular and likable conservative candidates...