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Polls (GOP Club)

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  • EXCLUSIVE: Roy Moore has 11-point edge over Doug Jones in new Senate race poll (Alabama)

    10/19/2017 10:54:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    WBRC-TV ^ | October 19, 2017 | Rick Journey
    Republican Roy Moore leads Democrat Doug Jones by 11 percentage points in a new Raycom News Network Senate Election poll conducted by Strategy Research. The survey of 3,000 likely Alabama voters finds Moore receiving 51% support to 40% for Jones. Nine percent remain undecided in the exclusive poll conducted on Monday. "The value of a poll depends on a range of circumstances. A number of recent polls have shown us with a strong lead, but at the end of the day, the one poll that matters above all others is taken on Election Day," Moore campaign chairman Bill Armistead said....
  • Trump Support Underrated in Surveys, says Ex-Clinton Pollster

    10/12/2017 6:58:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Newsmax ^ | October 12, 2017 | James Morrison
    A top Democrat pollster warned Thursday that surveys showing President Donald Trump with low approval ratings make the same mistakes as those last year that predicted a massive victory for Hillary Clinton. "The polls that failed to detect the full strength of President Trump on Election Day continue to underestimate the president's support for the job he is doing, paying way too much attention to the Twitter wars and ignoring the public support for many of the actions he is undertaking," wrote Mark Penn, a pollster for former President Bill Clinton and chief strategist for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. "Polls...
  • Poll: Democrats out of line with public on transgender pronouns

    10/11/2017 11:55:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 11, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Only yesterday we looked at a new law in California which could impose fines or even jail time for healthcare workers who refuse to refer to transgender patients using the pronouns which are opposite of their actual gender. At the time I wondered if that could possibly withstand a legal challenge, but that may not be their biggest problem. A new poll from the Cato Institute and YouGov examines a number of different speech issues in our country, and among others it finds that folks are not at all in favor of punishing people for refusing to indulge in unscientific...
  • Trump's gut knows that America agrees with him on NFL controversy

    09/26/2017 3:14:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    CNN Opinion ^ | September 26, 2017 | Scott Jennings
    If you are upset about President Donald Trump's position on NFL players who kneel during the national anthem -- an opinion he colorfully expressed in a speech in Alabama and in a series of follow-up tweets -- take a deep breath and listen. There's good reason to believe that public opinion is on his side. Understanding this doesn't mean that you are wrong or that your feelings are not valid; it just means that the President has again found a winning cultural issue with which to solidify his standing in Middle America. Last September, Reuters conducted a survey in the...
  • Poll: More GOP Voters See Themselves As ‘Trump Supporters’ Rather Than Republicans

    09/25/2017 12:04:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 22, 2017 | Liam Clancy
    An NBC/WSJ poll released Thursday reveals that more Republican voters consider themselves a “supporter of Donald Trump” rather than a “supporter of the Republican Party.” A whopping 58 percent of respondents indicated they considered themselves Trump supporters, while only 38 percent indicated they considered themselves supporters of the Republican party. 2 percent see themselves as both, while 1 percent said they were neither. The poll further reveals a split within the Republican party, as Trump supporters hold a far less positive opinions of many GOP politicians. For example, only 13 percent of Trump supporters view Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell...
  • Trump phones 'Rick & Bubba,' calls Roy Moore 'Ray' as he stumps for Strange

    09/25/2017 10:20:53 AM PDT · by The Numbers · 22 replies
    AL.com ^ | Sep 25 | Leada Gore
    A primary win by "Ray" Moore would open Alabama's U.S. Senate seat to Democrats, President Donald Trump told radio-hosts "Rick and Bubba" this morning. Trump called the popular syndicated radio show on Monday, just days after appearing at a Huntsville, Alabama rally for Republican Senate candidate Luther Strange. "Luther Strange is going to be a great Senator," Trump said. "He loves Alabama, he loves the state and he loves the country. He will absolutely win against the Democrat. Ray will have a hard time. If Luther wins, the Democrats will hardly fight. If Ray wins (Democrats) will pour in $30...
  • Trump Approval Rating Rises

    09/20/2017 10:20:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Multichannel News ^ | September 20, 2017 | John Eggerton
    While still historically low, President Donald Trump's approval rating is on the upswing, according to a new Politico/Morning Consult poll. After a lowest-ever showing of 39% in last month's poll, the most recent survey finds his overall approval rating up at 43%. Among Republicans, 80% gave their approval, up from 73% in the previous poll. Among Democrats 40% approve of his performance, up from 35% last month. The improvement likely has to do with Trump's recent signals he is willing to compromise with Democrats on a successor program to DACA, the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. "Trump's post-Charlottesville...
  • Geriatric Squad Off to Big Lead in Early 2020 Democrat Poll

    09/14/2017 9:27:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | September 13, 2017 | Keith Koffler
    Bernie Sanders leads the pack of potential Democratic 2020 candidates with 28 percent of the vote, followed by Joe Biden with 17 percent and Elizabeth Warren at 12 percent, according to a new poll by Zogby. Between the three of them, they have 57 percent of the vote. Their average age on Inauguration Day 2021 would be nearly 76 years old. Okay, Trump’s no spring chicken either, he’d be 74. But so much for the Democrats injecting new blood into their leadership, at least for now. Of course, the poll shows several potentially attractive – to leftists anyway – but...
  • Former Bill Clinton Pollster: Michelle Obama Is Best Candidate To Beat Donald Trump In 2020

    09/10/2017 7:25:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    Newsweek ^ | September 10, 2017 | Harriet Sinclair
    Former first lady Michelle Obama is the right candidate to run for Democrats in 2020, according to a former Bill Clinton pollster. Douglas Schoen said in an op ed for The Hill that Obama would fare better against incumbent Donald Trump than any of the other candidates who are being touted as potential future leaders. “As I’ve said before, the Democrats need an alternative plan to rebuild and unite the party if they have any hope in winning back seats in Congress in the 2018 midterms, nonetheless the White House in 2020,” Schoen wrote for The Hill. “This alternative plan...
  • Why GOP leaders should be scared (Trump has 98% approval with Republicans who voted for him)

    09/08/2017 6:34:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Only one poll number to remember this week: WSJ/NBC finds that Trump has 98% approval with Republicans who voted for him in both the primary and the general. Be smart: Don't underestimate Trump's power to do whatever the hell he wants and still keep his base voters. If they stayed with him through Charlottesville and "Access Hollywood," they're not going anywhere over a Beltway deal. Trump has an almost magical hold on his voters. He makes regular deposits in the Bank of Base, and has a nice balance.
  • Poll: 55% approve of Trump’s handling of Hurricane Harvey

    09/07/2017 11:25:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 7, 2017 | Allahpundit
    Conspicuously good numbers for a president whom Democrats despise and whose job approval has been stuck in the high 30s/low 40s for months. It’s hard to imagine Dems ever coming around on Trump, especially when so many view his victory as illegitimate due to Russiagate, but between the good vibes over his storm handling and his sudden outreach to Schumer and Pelosi, there may be some Strange New Respect in opinions about him soon. Of course, if things go to hell in Florida when Hurricane Irma hits, all bets are off. The President gets especially good ratings when it comes...
  • Why does Hillary Clinton think that her base is any bigger than Trump’s?

    09/07/2017 3:21:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 5, 2017 | Phillip Bump
    “I’m excited to sign up for @Verrit, a media platform for the 65.8 million!” Hillary Clinton tweeted Saturday night. “Will you join me and sign up too?” There are several ways in which this was a bad tweet. One is her decision to endorse Verrit, a site that, for the hours it was online after her tweet, appears to function a bit like early iterations of the website Upworthy. News articles portraying Clinton and Democrats in a favorable light or President Trump in a negative one are bunched together for easy sharing on social media networks. The hook, such as...
  • Poll: GOP voters say news media poses greater threat to US than white supremacists

    08/30/2017 11:20:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 30, 2017 | John Bowden
    A new Fox News poll released Wednesday finds that an overwhelming 69 percent of Republican voters believe the news media poses a greater threat to the United States than white supremacists. In comparison, just 18 percent of Republicans in the poll said that white supremacy was a greater problem. In the same poll, 70 percent of all respondents said that President Trump hates the news media more than he hates white supremacists. That number includes 83 percent of Democrats and 53 percent of Republicans. Participants were also polled on their view of Trump's response to violence in Charlottesville, Va., earlier...
  • Trump’s Irrelevant Approval Rating, and Other Various and Sundry Items

    08/24/2017 10:08:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | August 25, 2017 | Scott McKay
    Musings upon a sultry August. Earlier this week, I spoke to a local Republican women’s group, and one topic of conversation which came up is something often discussed in this space; namely, the Left’s tone-deaf insistence on cultural aggression as a form of power politics. In my speech I described the effect of this thusly: it makes little difference what Trump’s approval rating is, because the Democrats’ rating is a lot lower. That might be hard to poll, because the Democrat Party might poll better than Trump and at the moment none of the potential candidates of that party are...
  • Bernie Sanders Voters Helped Trump Win and Here's Proof

    08/24/2017 1:28:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Newsweek ^ | April 23, 2017 | Jason Le Miere
    Bernie Sanders supporters switched their allegiance to Donald Trump in large enough numbers last November to sway the election for the real estate billionaire, according to an analysis of voter data released Tuesday by the blog Political Wire. Since Trump’s shock victory over Hillary Clinton, much discussion has focused on the degree to which passionate Sanders supporters’ refusal to embrace Clinton led to the Republican winding up in the White House. According to the analysis of the 2016 Cooperative Congressional Election Survey, fewer than 80 percent of those who voted for Sanders, an independent, in the Democratic primary did the...
  • Beware of Prematurely Declaring Trump Defeated

    08/23/2017 1:35:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Bloomberg View | August 23, 2017 | Jonathan Bernstein
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-08-23/beware-of-prematurely-declaring-trump-defeated-j6ozywdv
  • Trump Is Killing McConnell In Kentucky

    08/22/2017 10:48:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | August 21, 2017 | Josh Marshall, editor and publisher
    A few moments ago I noticed a new PPP poll showing that Mitch McConnell seems to have been damaged significantly in his home state of Kentucky by the effort to repeal Obamacare. The number that caught my eye was that McConnell has an astonishing 74% disapproval rating with just 18% approving of his performance in office. A hypothetical Democrat beats him by 7 percentage points. But that only tells part of the story. McConnell is down at 18% approval. But Trump has a 60% approval rating in the state. If voters are upset with McConnell’s dogged efforts to repeal Obamacare,...
  • Polls Show Trump Cratering? Not So Fast

    08/22/2017 2:17:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 22, 2017 | Steve Kornacki
    Diagnosing the state of President Donald Trump’s political health should be a simple matter. The story that the traditional metrics tell is straightforward. On a good day for him, Trump’s approval rating might crack 40 percent. But a more typical day lately will put him in the mid- to high-30s, while the worst day, so far, had him plunging to 33 percent. Since his inauguration, Trump’s approval in Gallup’s daily tracker has never exceeded 46 percent, and he only hit that number once — during his first week on the job. By any historical standard, these numbers are politically catastrophic....
  • Trump's favorable ratings in the Rust Belt are basically the same as on Election Day

    08/21/2017 12:59:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | August 21, 2017 | Ryan Struyk
    A new poll in Rust Belt states over the weekend had some stark news for President Donald Trump: His job approval was under 40%. Only about a quarter said they were proud of him. Broad majorities said they were embarrassed. But his favorable ratings? They are basically the same as what they were on Election Day. The new numbers from a NBC/Marist survey show that the President's favorable numbers look very, very similar to where they were almost 10 months ago when he was elected.....
  • Poll: Plurality believes far-right groups were *not* mostly to blame for violence in Charlottesville

    08/18/2017 5:19:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 18, 2017 | Allahpundit
    Your daily reminder via Survey Monkey and Axios that virtually all issues are partisan now. Since our national future of Antifa reds slugging it out with alt-right brownshirts in running street battles looks increasingly assured, we might as well start tracking reaction polls like this: Watching media coverage, you’d think Trump is nearly alone in believing “both sides” share fault for the Charlottesville violence. Turns out, most Republicans have his back… Far more blame “the far right groups” for Charlottesville (46%) than “the counter-protesters” (9%), but a remarkable 40% concur with Trump’s assertion that both were equally responsible. “Beneath the...