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  • Do You Approve of Ted Cruz Calling Mitch McConnell a Liar on the Senate Floor? [POLL]

    07/28/2015 9:50:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 102 replies
    KFYO-AM ^ | July 28, 2015 | Chad Hasty
    Senator Ted Cruz has drawn both praise and scorn for comments made last Friday on the Senate floor. According to the Texas Tribune, Cruz upset some by calling Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a liar. “I have listened to the comments of my colleague, the junior senator from Texas, both last week and this week, and I would have to say that he is mistaken,” Cornyn said. At issue: Cruz on Friday accused Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — a Cornyn ally — of telling a “flat-out lie” to Senate Republicans over movement of legislation related to an obscure, controversial...
  • Poll: Trump surges to biggest lead in New Hampshire; popular with independents; no McCain damage

    07/28/2015 4:45:37 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 45 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 07/28/2015 | Byron York
    A new poll of voters likely to take part in the New Hampshire Republican primary shows Donald Trump with the biggest lead he has yet held in the GOP race. The Monmouth University poll, released Tuesday morning, has Trump at 24 percent -- double the support of the next-highest Republican, Jeb Bush, at 12 percent. Scott Walker and John Kasich are tied for third at seven percent apiece -- a significant drop for Walker from recent months and a significant advance for Kasich, who announced his candidacy on June 21. Following are Marco Rubio, at six percent; Ben Carson and...
  • CNN poll: 64% of Republicans prefer securing border and deportation of illegals over legalization

    07/27/2015 6:29:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 27, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    This should answer the question of why Donald Trump resonates with the Republican base. Despite having criticized Mitt Romney for being too hardline on immigration in 2012, Trump has until very recently embraced the hardline positions — and those turn out to be very popular among GOP voters. A new poll from CNN shows that normalizing the illegals who have been living here gets 55% support from the general public, but 64% of Republicans prefer deportation: The poll also finds Trump’s positions on immigration are at odds with those of most Americans, but may be providing him a boost in...
  • CNN/ORC poll: GOP voters want more Trump

    07/26/2015 5:57:16 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | Jennifer Agiesta
    Most Republican voters want Donald Trump to remain in the race for president, and he's the candidate GOP voters are most likely to say they want to see on the debate stage, according to a new CNN/ORC Poll. Trump, whose campaign for the presidency has come to dominate much of the news coverage of the Republican presidential field since he formally announced his candidacy in mid-June, remains a person Republican voters want to see more of, and a sizable 22% say they think he'll eventually win the party's nomination for president -- second only to Jeb Bush. Among Republicans and...
  • Donald Trump's Not Slowing Down: He's Up Big in New Hampshire, and Close in Iowa

    07/26/2015 6:22:41 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 96 replies
    nationaljournal.com ^ | Emily Schultheis
    Belittling a longtime senator's military service is usually a good way to end a political campaign. In Donald Trump's case, a new set of polls out from NBC/Marist Sunday morning suggest it's not stopping the business mogul's rapid rise in the GOP field. In New Hampshire, Trump comes in first with 21 percent; his closest competitor is Jeb Bush, who's at 14 percent. Scott Walker comes in third with 12 percent, then John Kasich at 7 percent, Chris Christie and Ben Carson at 6 percent and Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz at 5 percent. And in Iowa, where Trump made...
  • Donald Trump surging in New Hampshire, Iowa (Jeb plummets to 3rd in IA, 2nd in NH)

    07/26/2015 6:42:45 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 91 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/26/15 | STEVEN SHEPARD
    Donald Trump has surged to the lead in the New Hampshire GOP presidential primary and virtually erased Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s advantage in the Iowa caucuses, according to new NBC News/Marist polls released Sunday. In Iowa, Walker still tops the field with 19 percent, the poll shows — only two points ahead of Trump, who garners 17 percent. Interviews for the poll began on July 14 — the day after the Walker campaign’s launch event in Wisconsin. The only other candidate in double digits is former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, at 12 percent. Those lagging behind include a number of...
  • Donald Trump surging in New Hampshire, Iowa

    07/26/2015 8:04:21 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 157 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/26/15 | Steven Shepard
    Donald Trump has surged to the lead in the New Hampshire GOP presidential primary and virtually erased Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s advantage in the Iowa caucuses, according to new NBC News/Marist polls released Sunday. In Iowa, Walker still tops the field with 19 percent, the poll shows — only two points ahead of Trump, who garners 17 percent. Interviews for the poll began on July 14 — the day after the Walker campaign’s launch event in Wisconsin. The only other candidate in double digits is former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, at 12 percent. Those lagging behind include a number of...
  • POLLS: DONALD TRUMP WAY OUT IN FRONT; TED CRUZ SURGES UNDERNEATH, MARCO RUBIO KEEPS SINKING

    07/26/2015 6:17:53 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/26/2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Call it failure to launch for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) as, despite a minor bump in the polls a month or so after his April presidential campaign launch, the 44-year-old junior senator from Florida is now officially relegated to the middle of the pack—where he’s been unable to climb out.
  • Trump pads lead in latest poll, scoring 28%, has higher numbers among veterans than McCain!

    07/24/2015 6:02:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | July 24, 2015 | Staff
    Real estate billionaire Donald Trump's recent showing in national polls looks less like a fluke with each passing day, and numbers from Friday's YouGov.Economist poll has him leading the pack with support from 28 per cent of Republican primary voters. The survey, which is based on Internet interviews, ranked Trump twice at high as second-place finisher Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor who leads in the fundraising sweepstakes but will fall far short of competing with Trump's $10 billion personal wealth. Bush is the first choice of 14 per cent of Republicans in the poll; Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is...
  • Donald Trump's support remains high following John McCain controversy

    07/24/2015 5:48:37 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 23 replies
    YouGov ^ | 07/24/2015 | Kathy Frankovic
    Trump: 28% Bush: 14% Walker: 13% Carson: 7% Paul: 5% Rubio: 4% Cruz: 4% Christie: 3% Fiorina: 3% Perry: 2% Kasich: 2% Graham: 2% Jindal: 1% Santorum: 1%
  • More Republicans Like Trump Than McCain, New Poll Finds (Rasmussen Reports)

    07/23/2015 8:11:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Phoenix New Times ^ | July 23, 2015 | Miriam Wasser
    A recent poll found that more Republican voters have a favorable view of presidential candidate Donald Trump than they do of Arizona's long-time U.S. Senator, John McCain. The telephone survey conducted by Rasmussen Reports polled 1,000 people on July 20 and 21 and revealed that at least 52 percent of likely Republican voters reported having at least a somewhat favorable view of Trump, while 51 percent feel that way about McCain. The margin of error for the study, +/- 3 percent, is greater than the difference in results, but when asked if they have a very favorable view of the...
  • Poll shows Ayotte ahead of Hassan in NH Senate matchup (New Hampshire)

    07/23/2015 1:16:34 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 23, 2015 | Ben Kamisar
    New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R) holds a slight lead over Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) in a new poll of a hypothetical matchup for Ayotte’s seat, a race that could prove to be one of the battleground elections determining the control of the Senate. Ayotte is ahead 47 percent to 41 percent with likely voters, according to a new poll by the University of New Hampshire and WMUR-9 News. That result is outside the margin of error. Most local and national Democrats see Hassan as the party’s best shot at winning the seat on the way to taking back the...
  • Trump's Anger Fits The Times, But His Popularity Has Peaked

    07/23/2015 12:56:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Investor's Business Daily's On The Left ^ | July 22, 2015 | Ruth Marcus
    Do not worry about Donald Trump becoming president. Worry, instead, about what his current — emphasis on current — stratospheric standing in the polls says about two things: the Republican Party and the other GOP candidates. Granted, the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll has Trump at 24% among Republican and Republican-leaning voters. He was at 4% on May 31. The chart for the rest of the crowded field looks like a flat-line electrocardiogram. Who are these Trump supporters? The Post poll indicates they are not the most ideologically extreme. Among those who identify themselves as very conservative, just 17% put...
  • Poll: Clinton slips in key swing states

    07/22/2015 2:32:04 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 22, 2015 | Ben Kamisar
    Hillary Clinton trails three top Republican presidential candidates in matchups in three key swing states — Iowa, Colorado and Virginia — a new Quinnipiac poll finds. The Democratic presidential frontrunner is already slipping in favorability ratings and is now behind in those states when facing former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Marco Rubio and Wiconsin Gov. Scott Walker. The GOP candidates lead Clinton outright in six of those matchups, while Clinton is still behind in the other three but within the margin of error. In Iowa, Rubio and Walker both hold an 8-percentage point lead over Clinton, while Bush would...
  • Poll: Donald Trump Still on the Rise, No Hit from John McCain Attack

    07/22/2015 1:48:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 21, 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    In a poll conducted from July 17th to July 20th, support for GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump hasn’t taken a hit despite Trump’s comments about Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Saturday, July 18th, while attending the Family Leadership Summit in Iowa. A recent Morning Consult poll reveals Trump leads all of the GOP contenders, with 22 percent of the vote. This places Trump seven percentage points ahead of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who held 15 percent of the vote. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker came in third place with 12 percent of the vote. According to the poll, Dr. Ben...
  • One word explains Donald Trump’s rise

    07/21/2015 9:46:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Washington Post's Wonkblog ^ | July 21, 2015 | Christopher Ingraham
    Donald Trump is now the 2016 GOP frontrunner. That sentence would have sounded ridiculous a month ago, but here we are. The billionaire real estate mogul and reality star has tough-talked his way to the top of the ticket for 24 percent of Republican voters, according to the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll. As The Upshot's Nate Cohn explains, Trump's post-announcement poll bump is of a completely different magnitude than what we're seeing elsewhere in the crowded GOP field. All of which has observers scratching their heads and asking: what do people see in the guy? A lot, as it...
  • Stop laughing at Donald Trump

    07/19/2015 10:12:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 17, 2015 | William H. Frey
    He may not have a shot at becoming president, but Donald Trump has already succeeded in uniting America — one nation, awash in snark. Pundits from the left and the right have declared open season on the Donald. As longtime Democratic strategist Paul Begala told The Washington Post, “I am a person of faith — and the Donald’s entry into this race can only be attributed to the fact that the good Lord is a Democrat with a sense of humor.” Or, as conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer said on Fox News: “This is the strongest field of Republican candidates...
  • The mystery of the Trump coalition: Pollsters can’t get a read on his supporters.

    07/19/2015 9:10:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 17, 2015 | Ben Schreckinger and Cate Martel
    Last weekend, Donald Trump added to his long list of bold claims by declaring himself the champion of a new “silent majority” of Americans. While 17 percent of Republican voters isn’t a majority, and the 4,000 raucous supporters cheering him in Arizona were anything but silent, Trump has hurtled to the top of several recent GOP primary polls. Apparently, he speaks for some Americans. So who are they and where did they come from? As it turns out, the Trump coalition looks a lot like the rest of the Republican Party. Other than a spike in support in the Northeast,...
  • New Poll: Impact of Trump's remarks about McCain, on his poll standing

    07/18/2015 6:59:07 PM PDT · by mystery-ak · 104 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | July 18, 2015 | truth_seeker
    New Poll open to guests..Question: Do you think Trump's remarks concerning McCain's POW status will improve, have no impact, or decrease his polling results?
  • Trump Leads Nevada Poll with Overwhelming Hispanic Support

    07/18/2015 6:24:32 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 74 replies
    prnewswire.com ^ | July 16, 2015 | PRNewswire
    Trump Has Commanding Overall Lead of 27.7% in Nevada Poll with 31.4% Support by Hispanics WASHINGTON, July 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- One America News Network, "OAN", a credible source for 24/7 national and international news, released today its most recent 2016 Republican and Democratic Presidential Polling Results for Nevada conducted by Gravis Marketing. The results show that GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump has a commanding lead of 27.7%, with recently announced Presidential Candidate Scott Walker in second with 15%. In third is Ben Carson with 7.8% with Jeb Bush a point behind at 6.8%. Marco Rubio rounds out the top...
  • To know Hillary is to hate Hillary

    07/17/2015 4:49:42 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/17/15 | Jeff Crouere
    Other than her last name and big donors, the only advantage Hillary has is her gender. Some Americans will vote for her only because they want to see the first woman President in our history It is now crystal clear to any objective observer; Hillary Clinton is a horrible candidate. As Americans get to know Hillary, they like her less. In the latest Associated Press-GFK poll, Hillary scores an abysmal 39% approval rating, compared to an unfavorable rating of 49%. In the three months since Hillary launched her campaign, her numbers have dropped dramatically. Back in April, Clinton had a...
  • Hillary's Numbers in Free-Fall

    07/17/2015 7:17:10 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 64 replies
    Powerline ^ | 7-17-15 | John Hinderaker
    The latest Associated Press-GfK poll numbers are brutal for Hillary Clinton. Only 39% view her favorably, a seven-point drop since April. This graphic sums up the bad news. Note that only 31% of respondents in the AP survey view Hillary as honest: What is remarkable, to me, is that Hillary’s decline is occurring at a time when a large majority of Americans aren’t paying much attention. She is, in my view, an awful candidate, and when more Americans begin to focus on the upcoming election, her numbers are likely to continue dropping.
  • Fox News Poll: Reshuffling of GOP field, many agree with Trump on immigration (Jeb in 3rd place)

    07/16/2015 3:16:27 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/16/15 | Dana Blanton
    The latest Fox News national poll finds another reshuffling in the race for the 2016 Republican nomination, as Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker gets a post-announcement bump and businessman Donald Trump claims more of the spotlight. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton still dominates the Democratic race. Yet the poll also warns trouble may be ahead for her. Among Republican primary voters, Trump captures 18 percent. He’s closely followed by Walker at 15 percent and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at 14 percent.
  • Free Republic STRAW POLL (July 2015 Edition)

    07/16/2015 9:41:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 125 replies
    FreeRepublic | July 16, 2015 | 2ndDivisionVet
    If you had to vote in your state primary/caucus today, knowing what you know now about the various declared and probable candidates, who would you vote for? Why? Who would you like to see as the running mate for your preferred candidate? If you could help staff your candidates cabinet and other top appointments, who would you choose? If you could recommend different congressional leaders than we have now, who would they be? And who would you like to see on the Supreme Court and why? And finally, feel free to donate to Free Republic.
  • Uh Oh: Americans Not Warming to Her Majesty, New Poll Finds

    07/16/2015 8:00:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 16, 2015 | Guy Benson
    It's far too early for Democrats to hit the panic button, but voters' attitudes toward their would-be First! Woman! President! are decidedly cool -- and have headed in the wrong direction ever since she announced (and re-announced) her campaign. The Associated Press' latest national poll is jammed with worrisome signs for The Queen. She's not going to be happy about these numbers, especially in the wake of her excruciating "listening tour" personality makeover/reboot. And you wouldn't like her when she's angry -- or in general, it would appear: As you can see, her overall favorability has dropped nine net points since last summer, clocking...
  • AP-GfK Poll: Clinton's standing falls among Democrats

    07/16/2015 7:17:36 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    MyWay.com ^ | July 16, 2015 | Lisa Lerer,Emily Swanson
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's standing is falling among Democrats, and voters view her as less decisive and inspiring than when she launched her presidential campaign just three months ago, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.
  • Trump Leads GOP Presidential Field in New National Poll: He's followed by Bush, Walker, and Cruz.

    07/14/2015 1:10:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 165 replies
    National Journal ^ | July 14, 2015 | Emily Schultheis
    Donald Trump is taking hits from Democrats and top Republicans officials for his comments—but the controversy hasn't knocked him from the top of national field among Republican primary voters, according to a poll released Tuesday. Trump comes in as the first choice of 17 percent of likely GOP primary voters in the latest national poll, conducted by USA Today and Suffolk University. His closest competitor is Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at 14 percent. After Bush, it's Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (8 percent), Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas (6 percent), Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida (5 percent), neurosurgeon Ben Carson, Sen....
  • Reuters: Trump, Bush Locked in Dead Heat; Rubio Sinks to Tenth Place

    07/11/2015 8:46:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 11, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Real estate magnate and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump has skyrocketed to Republican frontrunner status, as a new poll from Reuters/Ipsos has Trump tied for first place with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. The rest of the pack is far behind them. Trump pulled in 15.8 percent, compared to Bush’s 16.1 percent in the poll of 404 self-identified Republicans taken from July 6 to July 10. Since the poll’s credibility interval is 5.7 percent, that puts both Bush and Trump in a league of their own atop the field as the next best candidate, New...
  • The Trump Card (Flashback)

    07/10/2015 7:10:31 PM PDT · by parksstp · 9 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04-26-2011 | Thomas Sowell
    The boomlet for Donald Trump as a Republican nominee for President of the United States ought to be a wake-up call for Republican candidates and Republican Party leaders alike. Why has Trump surged ahead of other Republican candidates and potential candidates in the polls? It is not likely that his resurrection of the issue of Barack Obama's birth certificate has aroused all this support.
  • Rand Paul leads candidates in county GOP straw poll (WA: Cruz 2nd, Carson 3rd, Trump dead last)

    07/08/2015 8:15:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Daily News ^ | July 8, 2015
    An unscientific straw poll conducted by the Cowlitz County Republicans at last week’s Go 4th Festival put Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul at the top of the list of GOP presidential candidates in the 2016 race. Rounding out the top three favorites for president were Ted Cruz, a U.S. senator from Texas who ranked second, and Ben Carson, a pediatric neurosurgeon and author, who place third. The least favorite among the 16 Republican presidential candidates? Donald Trump. “I thought he would be at one extreme or another. He would either be at the top or at the bottom,” party chair Arne...
  • Bush, Walker, Trump, Carson are in. Here’s who’s out of 1st debate.

    07/08/2015 12:47:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    McClatchyDC ^ | July 7, 2015 | David Lightman
    <p>Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Donald Trump, Ben Carson and six others would be in the first Republican presidential debate next month, while two governors, a U.S. senator and the 2012 Iowa Republican caucus winner would be out, according to a survey by NBC News’ political unit.</p>
  • Illinois 18th CD Special Election Results

    07/07/2015 6:14:16 PM PDT · by parksstp · 10 replies
    Page for Election Results (This was hard to find and I couldn't find another post on it) http://www.connecttristates.com/elections/results/
  • Christie ranks last among 2016 Republican candidates in NJ.com user straw poll

    07/07/2015 9:14:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Hunterdon County Democrat ^ | July 6, 2015 | Brent Johnson
    TRENTON — Last week, we asked NJ.com users to rank the crowded field of candidates vying for the 2016 Republican nomination for president in an informal straw poll — and they placed their own governor last. Gov. Chris Christie fell at the bottom of the 14 contenders who have officially declared their candidacy. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush finished first. See the full chart below. If you rank the candidates by up votes, Christie would be No. 6. But he received the most down votes by far of any candidate, dropping him to the bottom. This poll is unscientific, but...
  • Christie insists his N.J. polls will improve in 2016, 'after I am the nominee'

    07/07/2015 8:57:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Times of Trenton ^ | July 6, 2015 | Claude Brodesser-Akner
    TRENTON — A defiant Gov. Chris Christie appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" to defend his badly listing New Jersey job approval polls as the effect of incessant media attacks, rather than his true record. Asked why his job approval dropped from 70 plus percentage ratings to the current 36 percent low, Christie answered, "How 'bout nightly specials on this network, for like, five months, calling me Attila the Hun? How 'bout relentless attacks from the New York Times and the media?" However, he also acknowledged the negative effect that his decision to seek the GOP 2016 nomination was taking. "Then,"...
  • Will Slippery Slope Follow Confederate Flag Battle?

    07/07/2015 6:24:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 72 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 6, 2015 | Byron York
    Some conservatives have seen efforts to remove the Confederate battle flag from the statehouse in Columbia, South Carolina, and also from other public places around the South, as the beginning of a slippery slope in which roads and landmarks named after Confederate figures are changed, monuments are removed, and a significant part of American history is obscured from view. "The Left's 21st century agenda: expunging every trace of respect, recognition or acknowledgment of Americans who fought for the Confederacy," tweeted Weekly Standard editor William Kristol on June 23. "It's our own mini-French revolution, expunging history in a frenzy of self-righteousness."...
  • GOP Presidential Preference Thread Poll

    07/04/2015 6:21:44 AM PDT · by parksstp · 55 replies
    Vanity Poll | 07-04-2015 | parksstp
    Fourth of July GOP Presidential Preference Poll Reply in this thread to the following question: (1) If the GOP Primary/Caucus were held TODAY in your area, whom would you vote for as your choice for the Republican Nominee for President (Choose 1 Only) NOTE: They don't have to be officially declared so vote for whomever you want. (2) If you could choose one GOP Presidential Candidate to be removed from contention immediately, who would you choose (Choose 1 Only). (3) Optional - In choosing the person you would vote for TODAY or choosing the candidate you would want removed from...
  • Confederate Flag Flop: Public Opinion Remains Unchanged From Where It Was 15 Years Ago

    07/03/2015 5:10:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | July 2, 2015 | Debra Heine
    The latest polling shows that most Americans still view the Confederate flag as a symbol of Southern pride as opposed to racism — an opinion that has not significantly changed in 15 years. After the last couple of weeks of anti-Confederate hysteria, you don’t have to be a fan of the rebel battle flag to appreciate that the public is basically shrugging their shoulders. Via CNN: American public opinion on the Confederate flag remains about where it was 15 years ago, with most describing the flag as a symbol of Southern pride more than one of racism, according to a...
  • Why Is Donald Trump Polling So Well?

    07/01/2015 12:54:57 PM PDT · by Mariner · 108 replies
    National Journal ^ | July 1st, 2015 | By Lauren Fox
    July 1, 2015 Macy's is ditching him, NBC has let him go, and Univision refuses to broadcast his famed beauty pageant. But American voters are still entertaining the idea of President Donald Trump. In a Republican presidential field rich with esteemed governors and senators, tough-talking businessman Trump has managed to rise in the polls to be a top-tier candidate even after he elicited controversy for his statements about Mexican immigrants during his campaign announcement. A CNN/ORC poll released Wednesday showed Trump had 12 percent of the vote among Republicans and Republican-leaners, second only to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who...
  • HUFFPOLLSTER: What The Latest Polls Don't Mean For 2016

    06/26/2015 10:32:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Huffington Post's HuffPollster ^ | June 26, 2015 | Mark Blumenthal, Ariel Edwards-Levy and Janie Velencia
    A flurry of new national polls this week (from NBC/Wall Street Journal, Fox News and YouGov/Economist), as well as new surveys in Iowa and New Hampshire have political junkies buzzing, many focusing on a modest increase of support on some of these polls for businessman Donald Trump. With more than six months before the first primaries and over a year until the party conventions, it's a good time to revisit reasons why such minor shifts are less meaningful than they may appear. National polls sample primary voters too broadly - National media polls ask their horserace questions on the Republican...
  • CU’s Bossie Says Trump’s 2nd Place Showing in Poll Shows Base ‘Desperately Looking for Leadership’

    06/24/2015 5:51:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 24, 2015 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, Citizens United chief David Bossie says the Fox News poll released on Wednesday reinforces results his organization obtained in a survey of its own. The Fox poll shows Donald Trump in second place among 2016 Republican presidential contenders, and Bossie calls that a clear sign that “the conservative movement that makes up the Republican party voter base is desperately looking for leadership.” The stunning new Fox News poll shows Jeb Bush in the lead with the support of 15 percent of likely Republican primary voters, but Trump is right behind him in second...
  • Citizens United Poll: Trump Surges, Rubio Collapses (Cruz a strong third place)

    06/24/2015 11:24:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 24, 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    Results of a new poll show that Americans are fed up with career politicians and the establishment Republican base. In a Citizens United poll, Dr. Ben Carson came out as the top pick out of 2016 GOP presidential candidates. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker came in second by just .1 percent. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) came in third at 15.9 percent, and real estate mogul Donald Trump came in at fourth place with 13.1 percent. Citizens United, an organization for limited government, surveyed its members across America to find out whom they are currently supporting in the full field of GOP...
  • Trump and Christie lead the field in poll of GOP candidates voters can't see supporting

    06/23/2015 11:03:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The New Orleans Times-Picayune ^ | June 23, 2015 | Bruce Alpert
    You've seen the polls that measure Republican voters first choice for the party's 2016 presidential nomination. But there's another measure of public perception -- this one on the negative side -- with pollsters asking voters to list candidates they could not see supporting. Pollsters for NBC News/Wall Street Journal asked that very question of GOP primary voters, and in that one, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal did fairly well. Jindal is expected to announce his presidential candidacy on Wednesday. While Jindal remains toward the bottom of the list in terms of voters' first choice for the GOP presidential nomination, with just...
  • Bush leads in N.H. poll; Trump is second

    06/23/2015 2:32:50 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 48 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/23/15 | Nick Gass
    Among likely Republican primary voters, former Florida Gov. Bush picked up 14 percent, while the billionaire real-estate mogul Trump grabbed 11 percent. Most respondents—29 percent—are undecided.
  • 2016 Republican Presidential Nomination

    06/22/2015 12:22:05 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 35 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 06/18/2015 | RCP
    Real Clear Politics Average as of 6/18/2015 12.7 Bush 11.7 Walker 10.7 Rubio 9.7 Carson 8.7 Huckabee 8.0 Paul 6.5 Cruz 4.5 Christie 3.5 Perry 3.2 Trump
  • Handicapping the Insane Republican Presidential Race

    06/19/2015 7:10:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Vice Magazine ^ | June 19, 2015 | Kevin Lincoln
    With Donald Trump's escalator ride into the presidential race this week, the Republican 2016 primary has now officially spun off its axis, hurtling out of orbit into some weird reality television show universe, where any truth is magnified to clownish absurdity. On some level, modern politics has always been a little like this—but if 2012 was Jersey Shore, innocuous in its meaningless, this year's race is more like peak Real World—a messy house filled with insane, hysterical people where the stakes are unclear, and also ominously high. Trump, of course, is Trump: Ostensibly a real-estate magnate and television personality, he...
  • Free Republic STRAW POLL.

    06/18/2015 6:07:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 373 replies
    Free Republic | June 18, 2015 | 2ndDivisionVet
    If you had to vote in your state primary/caucus today, knowing what you know now about the various declared and probable candidates, who would you vote for? Why? Who would you like to see as the running mate for your preferred candidate? If you could help staff your candidates cabinet and other top appointments, who would you choose? If you could recommend different congressional leaders than we have now, who would they be? And who would you like to see on the Supreme Court and why? And finally, feel free to donate to Free Republic.
  • One America News Network Announces its 2016 GOP Presidential Candidate Straw Poll Results

    06/18/2015 5:51:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | June 18, 2015
    One America News Network, a credible source for 24/7 national and international news, announced today the results from its 90 day online One America News Network 2016 GOP Presidential Candidate Straw Poll. The results show strong numbers for Senator Ted Cruz, the first GOP candidate to announce, leading the pack just breaking the 30% mark at 30.4%. Senator Rand Paul comes in second with a strong 24.2% showing. Governor Scott Walker rounds out the top three with 9.6%. Rounding out the top five are Dr. Ben Carson at 6.6% and Senator Marco Rubio at 6.1% running neck and neck. Governor...
  • Oh my: Two polls now show Bernie Sanders within 12 points of Hillary in New Hampshire

    06/16/2015 8:36:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/16/2015 | AllahPundit
    Is it worth caring about this, knowing that a socialist from the northeast has zero chance of beating Hillary in a national primary, just for the ephemeral pleasure of watching Clintonworld dissolve into a pool of angst if they drop an early state?I’m leaning towards “yes.” According to a survey released Tuesday by Suffolk University, 41% of likely Democratic primary voters said if the Granite State presidential primary was held today, they’d vote for Hillary Clinton, with 31% saying they’d back Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont.Until now, Clinton has been the overwhelming frontrunner for the Democratic nomination in just...
  • Searching for Intelligent Life in the Republican Party

    06/11/2015 12:50:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Huffington Post's Politics The Blog ^ | June 11, 2015 | Bob Burnett
    As a Berkeley liberal, I'm convinced that whomever the Democrats nominate as their 2016 presidential candidate will soundly defeat the GOP nominee. Nonetheless, I'd like to see a sensible Republican candidate, one that agrees with me (and most voters) on the important national issues. Unfortunately, we've yet to see signs of intelligence in this set of GOP candidates. The most recent Huffington Post summary of Republican Candidate Polls shows a tightly bunched group. The top ten are Florida Senator Marco Rubio (13.2 percent), Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (12.7 percent), former Florida Governor Jeb Bush (10.9 percent), retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson...
  • How did political polls become so inaccurate? Blame our obsession with data.

    06/09/2015 5:38:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    The Week ^ | 06/09/2015 | Damon Linker
    When Nate Silver, the undisputed king of election forecasting, declares that "The World May Have a Polling Problem," it's time to take notice. Why are public opinion polls increasingly proving unreliable? It seems clear that two things could be happening. Either those who agree to cooperate with the pollsters are unrepresentative of the population, or they are deliberately lying to pollsters about their preferences. Why on Earth would either of those, or both, be happening? Because there are so many polls in the field that few "normal" people are willing to answer questions honestly, leaving responses to oddballs or those...