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  • Michael Cohen: rigging polls 'was at the direction of' Trump

    01/17/2019 9:48:17 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 97 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/17 | Reuters
    Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, said on Thursday he paid a firm to manipulate online polling data "at the direction of and for the sole benefit of" Trump. The Wall Street Journal reported that Cohen had paid the data firm RedFinch Solutions to manipulate two public opinion polls in favor of Trump before the 2016 presidential campaign. "As for the @WSJ article on poll rigging," Cohen wrote on Twitter on Thursday, "what I did was at the direction of and for the sole benefit of @realDonaldTrump @POTUS. I truly regret my blind loyalty to a man...
  • Wall Street Journal: Michael Cohen paid thousands to rig polls in Trump's favor

    01/17/2019 8:06:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | 01/17/2019 | Devan Cole
    Washington (CNN): President Donald Trump's former "fixer" Michael Cohen paid the head of a small technology company thousands in 2015 to rig online polls and elevate Cohen's character to benefit Trump's presidential campaign, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. According to the paper, Cohen paid John Gauger, the owner of RedFinch Solutions LLC, between $12,000 and $13,000 for activities related to Trump's campaign, including "trying unsuccessfully to manipulate two online polls in Mr. Trump's favor" and creating a Twitter account called "@WomenForCohen" that "praised (Cohen's) looks and character, and promoted his appearances and statements boosting" Trump's candidacy. In making the...
  • Good News For The Wall, Bad News For Trump In New WaPo, CNN Polls On Shutdown

    01/13/2019 6:21:42 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/13/2019 | AllahPundit
    Let’s accentuate the positive and start with the good. According to WaPo, support for the wall is up since last year. It’s still a minority proposition but as you refine the question to focus on registered voters instead of American adults generally, it’s practically a coin flip:Support for a border barrier is building. Not only that, wall supporters are more dug in on the current standoff than wall opponents are. Overall, Democrats appear somewhat more conciliatory than Republicans. The poll finds that 42 percent of Democrats who oppose the wall say congressional Democrats should refuse to budge even if...
  • FREEP THIS POLL: VOTE: Do you think the U.S. should build a border wall?

    01/10/2019 11:37:40 PM PST · by BradtotheBone · 52 replies
    Yahoo.Com ^ | January 9, 2019 | Elisabetta Bianchini
    Wall or no wall? The partial U.S. government shutdown continues to wage on after significant back-and-fourth about president Donald Trumps border wall at the Mexican border. Negotiations continue on Thursday, the 19th day of the government shutdown, in another attempt to agree on the wall demands and reopen government.
  • POLL: Do you approve or disapprove of the job President Trump is doing? (Scroll to Bottom)

    01/10/2019 1:40:51 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 42 replies
    WKRN ^ | Jan 10, 2019
    Link to poll (Scroll to Bottom)
  • New poll shows nearly half of US adults blame Trump for the government shutdown

    12/27/2018 6:43:53 PM PST · by conservative98 · 142 replies
    BI ^ | 50m ago 12/27/18 | Sarah Gray
    A new Reuters/Ipsos poll showed that 47% of adult Americans surveyed hold President Donald Trump responsible for the partial government shutdown, which officially began at midnight on December 22. The poll, which was conducted between December 21 and December 25, also found that 33% of those surveyed blame congressional Democrats for the shutdown, while 7% hold congressional Republicans responsible for the shutdown.
  • Most Americans want action on climate change. Republicans are the exception: Poll

    12/18/2018 6:37:20 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 88 replies
    CNBC ^ | December 17, 2018 | by John Harwood (D-NBC)
    Americans have reached consensus on the need to act in response to climate change with one conspicuous exception: Republicans. A new NBC News/ Wall Street Journal poll identifies that sharp break in the evolving pattern of public opinion as scientists have amplified their warnings of rising global temperatures and linked them to a range of natural disasters. Overall, 66 percent of Americans now say they've seen enough evidence to justify action, up from 51 percent two decades ago. That figure incorporates 85 percent of Democrats, 79 percent of independents, 71 percent of women, 61 percent of men and strong majorities...
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll [Rasmussen]

    11/26/2018 6:18:52 PM PST · by familyop · 37 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | November 26, 2018 | Rasmussen Reports
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trumps job performance. Forty-eight percent (48%) disapprove. The latest figures include 36% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 40% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -4. (see trends).
  • Are Voters Losing Confidence in the Integrity of Our Elections?

    11/25/2018 10:25:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 79 replies ^ | November 25, 2018 | Julio Rivera
    The political climate in the United States has been perpetually explosive for what feels like generations. This sentiment was evident as voters went to the polls for the 2018 midterm election. As a result of this, the 2018 midterm had the highest voter turnout since 1914. Despite the passion exhibited by both parties this election, in the shadow looms a serious issue that can affect the very foundation of our democracy. That issue is the growing distrust in our election results.According to recent surveys, 31% of American voters have not very much or no confidence at all in our election...
  • Virgil: Amazon and the Geography of Plutocracy How the Rich and Blue Get Richer...

    11/24/2018 7:19:19 PM PST · by familyop · 19 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | November 23, 2018 | Virgil
    Moreover, as we also know, the gentrification of the cities has actually made these places more liberal and more Democratic. Yes, in a complete inversion from the past pattern, the Democrats are now the party of the rich. Thats why, in 2016, nine of the ten richest states voted for Hillary Clinton, while nine of the ten poorest states voted for Donald Trump. The enrichment of the Democrats was even more pronounced in the voting this year: In First Things, Williams College political scientist Darel E. Paul points out that of the 66 richest Congressional districts in the country, the...
  • White men, Republicans are the only Americans who think Trump's handling race relations well...

    11/23/2018 5:15:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Independent | November 23, 2018 | Chris Riotta
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  • The worthlessness of the RCP Polling Averages

    11/10/2018 12:10:09 PM PST · by TexasGurl24 · 25 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 11/10/18 | RealClearPolitics
    I just want to give everyone a sense of how bad the RCP Senate polls were this election. Here are the final RCP averages vs the final results in each of the high profile Senate races. TN - Final RCP Average Blackburn +5.2 Actual Blackburn +10.8 (5.6 Point bias in favor of Democrats.) OH - Final RCP Average +13.25 Brown Actual Brown +6.4 (6.85 point bias in favor of Democrats.) MI - Final RCP Average +8.3 Stabenow Actual +6.6 Stabenow (1.7 Point bias for Democrats.) WV - Final RCP Average +5 Manchin Actual +3.2 Manchin (1.8 point bias in favor...
  • Reasons to bet the polls are still flawed

    11/06/2018 9:50:34 AM PST · by TBP · 46 replies
    The New York Post ^ | November 6, 2018 | Leonid Bershidsky
    A big political gambler I met in Las Vegas in 2016 is in London betting that the Republican Party will keep control of the US Congress. Robert Barnes is essentially wagering that US pollsters havent fixed any of the problems that led them astray during the 2016 presidential campaign. Barnes, a trial lawyer, lives in Las Vegas, but he has to travel to the British Isles to wager on US politics since its not allowed in the US. The bookies know him as a high roller; the political betting team at Ladbrokes even tweeted his photo to mark his arrival...

    11/06/2018 4:50:16 AM PST · by LS · 132 replies
    self | 11/6/2018 | LS
    Whatever happens, please do NOT be goaded into hysteria by Drudge or ANY sources (including me) saying "this is happening" or "that is happening," or above all . . . "EXIT POLLS SHOW . . . " Let me remind some of you newer Freepers about election day 2004. Everything came down to OH. If George W. Bush won OH, he won the election. If Lurch (John Kerry) won it, he would win. I was working for the Bush campaign in Dayton, OH as a "Poll flusher." Perhaps now technology has mitigated this, but at that time, teams would fan...
  • Voting Problems in New Jersey

    11/06/2018 6:12:41 AM PST · by Mr Ramsbotham · 44 replies
    Self ^ | 11/06/2016 | Mr Ramsbotham
    Any New Jersey Freepers headed out to vote today: be forewarned.
  • Vanity - Well, we know Media/Pundits/Pollsters can't about Rally predictions?

    11/05/2018 1:57:21 PM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 17 replies
    Well, the American voters know that the spoken words of prediction from the American media, pollsters and pundits ain't really worth a plug nickel, these days, at best. Shucks, maybe we should begin judging the outcome of elections by sizing up and rating the political rallies that abound across the entire country. Common sense would reveal that if we measured the attendance & performance at Republican Political Rallies against the Democrat Political Rallies, we could come up with what the future will hold or deliver to we, the American people. Nah...we can't do that, The Trump political rallies are massive...
  • We Gave Four Good Pollsters the Same Raw Data. They Had Four Different Results.

    11/05/2018 9:57:14 AM PST · by SpeedyInTexas · 23 replies
    NY Times ^ | SEPT. 20, 2016 | NATE COHN
    Youve heard of the margin of error in polling. Just about every article on a new poll dutifully notes that the margin of error due to sampling is plus or minus three or four percentage points. But in truth, the margin of sampling error basically, the chance that polling different people would have produced a different result doesn't even come close to capturing the potential for error in surveys. Polling results rely as much on the judgments of pollsters as on the science of survey methodology. Two good pollsters, both looking at the same underlying data, could come...
  • Politico: Generic Ballot Down To A D+3 On Election Eve

    11/05/2018 8:56:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/05/2018 | Ed Morrissey
    What happens if you threw a wave party, and only a low tide showed up? The last midterm poll from Politico/Morning Consult shows Republicans have cut the Democratic lead in the national generic ballot by more than half. A week ago, that poll series showed a D+8 lead, but in the final iteration it’s down to just three points: According to the poll, 43 percent of registered voters would vote for the Democratic congressional candidate in their district — only slightly more than the 40 percent who would vote for the Republican candidate. Eighteen percent of registered voters are...
  • GOP's narrow path to deny Pelosi gavel could run through key districts offering shot to flip seats

    11/04/2018 6:52:09 PM PST · by familyop · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 4, 2018 | Paul Steinhauser
    Theyve been nervous since day one. Since I declared my candidacy in April 2017, theyve been nervous. And it shows right now. Nancy Pelosi has spent well over half-a-million dollars in the last week to try and distort my campaign, the Republican nominee in New Hampshires 1st Congressional District said Saturday...Its one of the precious few Democrat-held seats Republicans have a chance at flipping, from blue to red. Those open races include battles for Minnesota's 8th District seat, held by a retiring Democratic incumbent; Minnesota's 1st, where incumbent Democrat Tim Walz is running for governor; and Nevada's 3rd, where incumbent...
  • CNN op-ed suggests sex strike before midterms to help Democrats

    11/03/2018 7:34:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 112 replies
    Conservative Firing Line ^ | 11/3/2018 | Joe Newby
    This is CNN On Friday, the outlet once dubbed the least-trusted name in network news for its rabid anti-Trump and anti-Republican bias, published an op-ed suggesting that women engage in a sex strike before the midterm election, no doubt to help Democrats. Its time for a revolution, wrote Wednesday Martin. At the polls, and in the bedroom. And in our understanding of who women are, sexually and otherwise. Given the tight interweaving of economic and political power with sexual entitlement, female sexual autonomy has never been more urgent, and womens sexual pleasure has never been more political. Lets consider what...