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  • He's baaaack!: Romney destroys all other potential Republicans in N.H. presidential primary poll

    07/11/2014 5:35:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | July 11, 2014 | David Martosko, U.S. Political Editor
    The WMUR/Granite State Poll gives Christie a first-place 19 per cent showing among New Hampshire Republicans But when Romney is added to the mix, he draws 39-percent support and leaves everyone else in single digits Paul Ryan has the highest 'favorable' numbers of the field, at 55 per cent Christie's 46 per cent favorable number is soft since a separate 36 per cent say they don't like him When asked which potential White House hopeful they would never support, More Republicans name Christie than any other pol.Chris Christie narrowly leads the pack of potential Republican presidential candidates in a poll...
  • Tom Cotton slightly ahead of Mark Pryor in Arkansas (poll)

    07/09/2014 2:26:53 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies
    Impact Management ^ | June 29, 2014
    Now, thinking about the U. S. Senate race in 2014… if the candidates are Senator Mark Pryor, the Democrat, and Congressman Tom Cotton, the Republican… For whom would you vote? Press 1. Senator Mark Pryor 43% Press 2. Congressman Tom Cotton 47% Press 3. Undecided 10%
  • Enough! Most Say They're Over Sarah Palin, Poll Shows (So we wrote yet another story about her)

    07/09/2014 1:21:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 9, 2014 | Mark Murray
    More than half of the country has a message for former Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin: enough. That's the result from a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Annenberg poll in which 54 percent of voters say they've heard enough from Palin and would prefer that she be less outspoken in political debates. That includes nearly two-thirds of Democrats, a majority of independents, and even nearly four-in-10 Republicans. And the results come as Palin has called for President Barack Obama's impeachment. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)But Palin isn't the only former politician voters wish would stay away from politics. Fifty-one percent of voters say they've heard...
  • Poll: Hillary Sweeps Dem Primary, Struggles Against GOP Challenger

    07/08/2014 6:05:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Jewish Political News and Updates ^ | July 8, 2014 | Jacob Kornbluh
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a clear lead in the Democratic primary, topping her potential challengers by an almost 50 percentage point margin, yet fails to hit the 50% mark against any of her potential Republican opponents, a Quinnipiac University National Poll, published Tuesday, shows. Hillary leads the Democratic primary with 58 percent, followed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts with 11 percent, Vice President Joseph Biden with 9 percent and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo with 4 percent. No other candidate tops 1 percent, the poll found. On the contrary, the Republican presidential primary is wide open....
  • Landrieu, Cassidy tied in runoff (Louisiana)

    07/07/2014 4:01:52 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 19 replies
    PPP's newest Louisiana poll finds a race largely unchanged from February: Mary Landrieu and Bill Cassidy are likely to advance to a December runoff, and that match up is a toss up. Landrieu leads with 44% for the November election to 27% for Cassidy, 8% for Rob Maness, and 5% for Paul Hollis. Neither of the Republican alternatives to the establishment candidate are gaining any steam. Even with 17% of voters undecided it will be a pretty difficult road to 50% for Landrieu in the November election- she has only an 8% approval rating with those remaining undecideds, and they...
  • How Hillary Clinton Is Like John McCain

    07/05/2014 10:57:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 30, 2014 | Professor Brendan Nyhan
    Hillary Clinton’s artificially inflated poll numbers have made her seem like an especially strong presidential candidate, but the Clinton bubble is quickly coming to an end. Earlier in June, Ross Douthat of The New York Times noted that she has been “leading every potential Republican candidate by around 10 points” and “running far ahead of President Obama’s job approval numbers.” Carl Cannon, the Real Clear Politics Washington bureau chief, cited her standing as the most admired woman in America, a contest in which she easily topped Oprah in 2013. But Ms. Clinton’s re-entry on the political stage over the last...
  • Obama's Supporters Said 'Go Gangsta' -- Too Bad He Listened

    07/03/2014 10:38:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | July 3, 2014 | Larry Elder
    Obama's poll numbers dropped below those of former President George W. Bush. By the end of Bush's term, focus groups were telling pollsters they despised the very four-letter word B-U-S-H. When John McCain faced Obama in 2008, Democrats gleefully slammed McCain's quest as the "third Bush term." Given Obama's light resume and see-no-flaws cheerleading by an adoring media, Obama's fall was inevitable. If absolute power corrupts absolutely, absolute adoration comes close. In practically anointing Obama, our "watchdog" media ignored a thin resume full of red flags. So in four years, Obama shoots from unknown state lawmaker, with little private sector...
  • Ronald Reagan Rated as Best President of Modern Era, Obama Worst

    07/02/2014 11:05:43 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 45 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | July 2, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    In a Quinnipiac University poll released today, Americans rated Ronald Reagan as the best US President since World War II, while the current White House occupant, Barack Obama, was listed as the worst. The same revealed that for the first time since his term began, Americans consider former President George W Bush to have done a better job than President Obama. The poll also provided Obama with some of the worst approval ratings of his presidency, and an overwhelming number of Americans believe the nation would be better off had Mitt Romney won the election of 2012. Only 40 percent...
  • Poll: Obama worst president since WWII

    07/02/2014 5:23:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 2, 2014 | Justin Sink with Peter Sullivan
    President Obama is the worst president since World War II, according to a Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday. The poll finds that 33 percent of voters say Obama is the worst since the war, with George W. Bush trailing in second place at 28 percent. The only other president in double digits, at 13 percent, is Richard Nixon, who resigned from office after the Watergate scandal. The results raise the possibility that voters are choosing the presidents who are freshest in their memory. Or they could just think that this century has produced historically bad presidents. Obama ran in 2008 as...
  • Conservatives say the U.S. has done enough to create equality for blacks. Young liberals agree.

    07/01/2014 1:19:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Washington Post's Wonk Blog ^ | July 1, 2014 | Emily Badger
    One last dip into a big Pew survey we've been discussing about on the politics and policy views of Americans. Pew surveyed more than 10,000 adults earlier this year on topics ranging from their views of Hillary Rodham Clinton to taking the bus, and the report divides their responses along a set of political typologies that group respondents into generally coherent categories across the range of policy issues: i.e., the "business conservative," the "solid liberal," the young "next generation left." Across that spectrum, there is not surprisingly wide disagreement on racial progress in America and the steps government still must...
  • 'Hillary fatigue': Poll shows Clinton's presidential popularity sliding as her book tour drags on

    06/30/2014 5:41:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | June 30, 2014 | Francesca Chambers
    The Clintons have been in the news for a different reason every day since Hillary's book blitz began in late May Much of the coverage about the former first family has not been favorable as both Bill and Hillary have stumbled over questions about Hillary's health and their wealth Now, Americans are getting what Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus calls 'Hillary fatigue' In hypothetical match-ups against other prospective 2016 presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton would beat Republican contenders, but by an increasing smaller margin Hillary Clinton's presidential popularity has dropped significantly since she launched a media blitz to promote her...
  • Poll: Lankford holds narrow lead over Shannon (Oklahoma alert)

    06/22/2014 11:56:25 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 13 replies
    The Tulsa World ^ | June 22, 2014 | RANDY KREHBIEL
    Fifth District Congressman James Lankford held a narrow lead over former Oklahoma Speaker of the House T.W. Shannon heading into the final week of their U.S. Senate primary campaign, according to the latest Oklahoma Poll. Lankford led Shannon 41 percent to 38 percent in a survey of 415 likely voters in Tuesday’s election. The survey was conducted June 14-18 by and has a 4.81 percent margin of error. Former state Sen. Randy Brogdon was at 3 percent, with the other four candidates on Tuesday’s ballot totaling 2 percent. Sixteen percent were undecided. The poll results indicate a runoff between...
  • George W. Bush Was Wrong About Iraq War? ISIS Leader Used To Mock ‘Mission Accomplished’

    06/21/2014 3:08:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | June 21, 2014 | Staff
    Was George W. Bush wrong about the Iraq War? Because of recent events, some in the media have taken pot shots at the former U.S. President by claiming the younger Bush, and not President Obama, is responsible for an unsuccessful “mission accomplished.” In a related report by The Inquisitr, with the ISIS in Iraq having found Saddam Hussein’s chemical weapons stockpiles, some people are saying that George W. Bush was right to have pushed for the Iraq War since the original stated goal was to prevent terrorist groups from getting their hands on any WMD materials. Of course, people say...
  • FREEP THIS POLL - Should The Washington Redskins Change Their Nickname?

    06/20/2014 6:49:54 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 35 replies
    Poll: Should the Washington Redskins change their nickname? Results # of votes % of votes Yes 1219 51% No 1191 49% Total Votes 2410
  • Is Hillary imploding?

    06/18/2014 5:23:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 18, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Keep hope alive, says Jonathan Last. Not only has she been gaffe-ing up America’s airwaves — the “dead broke” remark, that gay-marriage meltdown interview with NPR, and some offhanded inanity about how smart the Russian reset was — but it’s all been happening against a backdrop of fiasco for American foreign policy. How’d you like to be a former Secretary of State running on this record? Obama — perhaps you’ve heard this? — got bin Laden. But other than that, his foreign policy record is disastrous: Libya, Egypt, Syria, the South China Sea, Crimea, Iraq, Afghanistan. It is difficult to...
  • Peters Leads Land by 3% (Michigan alert)

    06/14/2014 11:52:16 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 23 replies
    Mitchell Research & Communications ^ | June 11, 2014 | Steve Mitchell
    —Governor Rick Snyder continues to lead his Democratic challenger, former U.S. Congressman Mark Schauer, while Congressman Gary Peters now leads former Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land in the U.S. Senate race according to the latest Mitchell Poll of Michigan conducted for MIRS (Michigan Information Research Services) and announced during a presentation for Farmers Group, Inc. at a meeting in Lansing today. However, Snyder’s lead has dropped since an April poll while Peters has taken the lead over Land. According to the new Mitchell Poll, Snyder leads Schauer by 5% (46%-41% with 13% undecided). In an April 9, 2014...
  • KSTP/SurveyUSA: Franken, Dayton Have Single-Digit Leads

    06/14/2014 11:45:34 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 17 replies
    KTSP Channel 5 NEws ^ | June 12, 2014 | Tom Hauser
    Gov. Mark Dayton and Sen. Al Franken survived recounts when they won their first elections to the governor's office and U.S. Senate. According to our latest KSTP/SurveyUSA poll, they might have to sweat our close races again in 2014. Franken clings to a six-point lead over his closest Republican challenger Mike McFadden, 48 percent to 42 percent. The poll has a margin of sampling error of +/- 3.1 percent. "This poll is a cannon burst into the Minnesota U.S. Senate race," says political science professor Larry Jacobs of the University of Minnesota Humphrey Institute. Jacobs says if the race remains...
  • What Eric Cantor's Defeat Means for Hillary Clinton ("Advantage, Clinton")

    06/13/2014 5:59:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 12, 2014 | Ronald Brownstein
    The Democratic presidential prospect could have demographics on her side.The best news for Hillary Rodham Clinton this week wasn't the mostly positive reviews for her memoir Hard Choices. It was the hard fall taken by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor when he was ousted by a tea-party challenger who denounced him as insufficiently conservative, particularly on immigration. The Virginia Republican's defeat virtually extinguishes the already flickering chances that House Republicans will pass immigration reform before the 2014 election, and even dims the odds that the chamber will take action before 2016. And that significantly improves prospects in the next presidential...
  • Magellan Strategies poll shows Tom Cotton slightly ahead in Arkansas

    06/12/2014 1:53:50 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 18 replies
    Magellan Strategies ^ | June 12, 2014
    T4. If the election for the United States Senate were being held today, would you vote for Mark Pryor, the Democrat candidate or Tom Cotton, the Republican candidate? Tom Cotton ............................................................. 49% Mark Pryor .............................................................. 45% Some Other Candidate .............................................. 2% Undecided ................................................................ 4%
  • South Dakota Senate: Rounds (R) 44%, Weiland (D) 29%, Pressler (I) 18%

    06/12/2014 1:44:47 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 9 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | June 9, 2014
    Former Governor Mike Rounds still leads his Democratic opponent Rick Weiland by double digits in South Dakota’s U.S. Senate race, but Republican-turned-Independent Larry Pressler has made the race a bit closer. A new Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely South Dakota voters finds Rounds with 44% of the vote to Weiland’s 29%. Pressler, a former three-term Republican senator, picks up 18% of the vote. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate in the race, while seven percent (7%) are undecided.
  • Montana Senate: Daines (R) 53%, Walsh (D) 35%

    06/12/2014 1:40:03 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 4 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | June 12, 2014
    Republican Congressman Steve Daines has moved to an 18-point lead over interim Senator John Walsh in the U.S. Senate race in Montana. Daines now picks up 53% up the vote to Walsh’s 35%, according to a new Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Montana Voters. Three percent (3%) like some other candidate in the race, while nine percent (9%) are undecided.
  • Poll: Veterans Overwhelmingly Oppose Obama's Bergdahl Swap

    06/09/2014 1:29:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | June 9, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    A new public opinion poll shows that veterans oppose Obama’s decision to trade five Guantanamo detainees for the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl by overwhelming numbers. According to the poll conducted by USA Today and Pew Research, 68 percent of veterans polled said that Obama made the wrong decision. Only 16 percent supported the decision. Forty-three percent of respondents said that Obama was wrong to make the deal, while 34 percent said that it was the right thing to do...
  • Half of Americans say gay marriage is a constitutional right

    06/06/2014 5:47:39 PM PDT · by LonelyCon · 61 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/6/14 | Niraj Chokshi
    A full 50 percent say gay marriage is protected by the Constitution’s Equal Protection clause, an argument repeated by judge after judge in a string of federal rulings against state bans since a pivotal Supreme Court decision last summer. Some 43 percent do not believe gay marriage enjoys constitutional protection. Support for gay marriage overall — regardless of views on whether it is constitutionally protected — enjoys broader support, with 56 percent saying they back the right for same-sex couples to marry and 38 percent opposing it. In states that ban same-sex marriage, opinions tilt narrowly in support, 50 percent...
  • Kingston Atop Perdue in GOP Runoff for US Senate and Right to Face Nunn in November;

    06/06/2014 2:48:10 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 18 replies
    Survey USA ^ | June 5, 2014
    6 weeks to the 07/22/14 Georgia Republican Primary, Jack Kingston is 11 points ahead of fellow Republican David Perdue in the battle for the Republican nomination, and the right to face Democrat Michelle Nunn in the 11/04/14 general election, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted for WXIA-TV, the Gannett owned station in Atlanta. Today it's Kingston 52%, Perdue 41%. Encouraging for Perdue is that among seniors, who are the most reliable voters, the contest is tied, 47% to 47%. Encouraging for Kingston is that he is above 50% among men, whites, independents, conservatives, middle and upper income voters, more educated...
  • Iowa Senate Ernst (R) 45%, Braley (D) 44%

    06/06/2014 2:38:06 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 2 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | June 6, 2014
    The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Iowa Voters finds Republican Joni Ernst, the winner of Tuesday’s crowded party primary, with 45% support to Democratic Congressman Bruce Braley’s 44%. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate in the race, while nine percent (9%) are undecided.
  • Semi Vanity: What the h*ll is up with Rasmussen?

    06/05/2014 11:08:57 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 17 replies
    Rasmussen/Real Clear Politics
    Okay, I've watched Rasmussen's polls with amusement over the past year, and I understand that Scott no longer handles it, but they're really off their rocker now. Rasmussen has Obama at 52% approval and 46% disapproval (+7). This while all of the other polls are dumping downward and in light of severe disapproval overall during the VA and Bergdahl scandals. Real Clear Politics has Obama at and average of 43.4 approval to 52.4 disapproval (-9). Drop out the ridiculous Rasmussen number at that average drops to 42.1% approve to 53.3% disapprove (-11). It almost seems at this point that they're...
  • Less than 1 Hour till polls close in Mississippi, Vote Senator Chris McDaniel & other Conservatives

    06/03/2014 4:10:21 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 34 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 3, 2014 | Steelers6
    Here is an interview Chris McDaniel did with Glenn Beck
  • Ted Cruz must change if he wants to be president

    06/02/2014 12:34:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    all voices ^ | May 31, 2014 | "Punditty"
    Analysis Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, hero to the tea party and villain to liberals, predicted Saturday that Republicans will win control of the Senate in November, then went on to edge out Dr. Ben Carson in a straw poll taken on the last day of the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans. Cruz had uplifting words for the party faithful in attendance. “I am convinced we are going to retake the United States Senate in 2014,” the junior senator from Texas said, no equivocation whatsoever in his distinct voice. Cruz is the latest in a long line of polarizing...
  • Poll: Joni Ernst Opens Up 18-Pt Lead in Iowa

    06/01/2014 3:56:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 1, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst has opened up an 18-point lead and is on pace to win the nomination on Tuesday, according to the results of a Des Moines Register poll three days before the primary. Ernst, who has been endorsed by former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and became a household name with her hog castration ad, has 36% in the poll, which was released on Saturday evening. Mark Jacobs, the more liberal businessman who has poured millions of his own money into the race, has 18%. A candidate needs to receive more than 35% of the vote to...
  • Ted Cruz wins presidential straw poll at Republican Leadership Conference

    05/31/2014 5:31:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    CNN's Political Ticker ^ | May 31, 2014 | Conor Finnegan
    Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has won another straw poll, boosting his national profile and elevating his name among potential 2016 presidential contenders. The firebrand freshman senator and tea party favorite was among a handful of 2016 hopefuls speaking at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans this week. Cruz finished in first place in the annual conference's presidential straw poll at 30.33%. Dr. Ben Carson, a Fox News commentator and conservative activist, finished in second with 29.38% while Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, was third with 10.43%. Fox News host and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Texas Governor Rick Perry rounded...
  • Abortion Polls and Hidden Conservatism

    05/27/2014 6:50:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/27/2014 | Bruce Walker
    I have written a great deal about the solid conservative majority in America. Most conservatives seem to think that Americans describe themselves as “conservative” when in fact they are not – but polling data on the public policy question of abortion shows that this is not true. In fact, this data strongly suggests what I have long suspected: many Americans decline to call themselves “conservative” when in fact they are conservative. When we grasp the madness and wickedness of leftism, this makes sense. No sane or moral person could ascribe to that that toxic misology. What do people mean when...
  • Georgia Senate: Nunn (D) Holds Slight Edge Over GOP Finalists

    05/24/2014 11:19:19 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 25 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | May 23, 2014
    Georgia Republicans won’t have a specific nominee for a couple more months, but the final two contenders are running slightly behind Democrat Michelle Nunn in Rasmussen Reports’ first look at the U.S. Senate race in Georgia. A new statewide telephone survey of Likely Georgia Voters finds Nunn leading Congressman Jack Kingston 47% to 41%. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, while nine percent (9%) are undecided. In a matchup with businessman David Perdue, Nunn earns 45% support to her GOP rival’s 42%. Seven percent (7%) favor another candidate in this contest, and six percent (6%) are undecided.
  • Poll: Lamar Alexander Ahead of Primary Challenger, Under 50 Percent

    05/22/2014 12:10:43 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 65 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | May 22, 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) is well ahead of his Republican primary challenger but polling under 50 percent a few months ahead of his August primary, a new poll provided exclusively to Breitbart News shows. Alexander leads Tea Party-backed state Rep. Joe Carr 44-20, the Triton Polling poll of approximately 1037 likely GOP primary voters and conducted Wednesday this week found. The poll was commissioned by Tea Party Nation.
  • Immigration Overhaul Backed by Growing Number of Tea Partyers (Grover Norquist again)

    05/14/2014 1:39:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Roll Call's 218 ^ | May 14, 2014 | Emma Dumain
    More Republicans are pushing for an immigration overhaul.House Republican leaders are mum on a timetable for advancing immigration overhaul legislation and have so far been noncommittal on moving on the issue before the end of the 113th Congress. But a group of mayors and business leaders from across the political spectrum is determined to prove that momentum is growing for a rewrite of the nation’s immigration laws — even among conservatives. The coalition, Partnership for a New American Economy, on Wednesday held the first in a series of monthly conference calls moderated by Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist...
  • Sullivan expands advantage in GOP primary, Begich holds small leads

    05/13/2014 4:19:52 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies
    PPP's newest Alaska poll finds the Republican primary for Senate becoming increasingly less competitive. Dan Sullivan is now out to a 14 point lead with 40% to 26% for Mead Treadwell, 14% for Joe Miller, and 3% for John Jaramillo. The race has been moving more and more in Sullivan's direction in our polling over the last nine months. In July Treadwell led Sullivan 33/25. Since then Sullivan's support has moved from that 25% mark last summer to 30% in February and now 40%. Meanwhile Treadwell dropped from 33% in July to 25% in February and is now pretty much...
  • North Carolina Senate: Tillis (R) 45%, Hagan (D) 44%

    05/13/2014 4:15:11 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 7 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | May 09, 2014
    The North Carolina Senate race is now almost dead even. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely North Carolina Voters finds that State House Speaker Thom Tillis, the winner of Tuesday’s Republican primary, earns 45% support to incumbent Democratic Senator Kay Hagan’s 44%. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate, and seven percent (7%) are undecided.(To see survey question wording, click here.)
  • Ok Sen: T.W. Shannon Leads Lankford In Head-To-Head Battle

    05/09/2014 7:43:13 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/9/14 | Tony Lee
    Another Oklahoma Senate poll released on Wednesday has former conservative House Speaker T.W. Shannon with a slight lead over Rep. James Lankford (R-OK), the more moderate candidate in the nation's most conservative state who once led by 35 points before former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin endorsed Shannon.
  • Demographics May Be Destiny -- But Not One Political Direction

    05/13/2014 10:24:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | May 13, 2014 | Michael Barone
    Demography is destiny, we are often told, and rightly -- up to a point. The American electorate is made up of multiple identifiable segments, defined in various ways, by race and ethnicity, by age cohort, by region and religiosity (or lack thereof), by economic status and interest. Over time, some segments become larger and some smaller. Some prove to be politically crucial, given the political alignments of the time. Others become irrelevant as they lose cohesion and identity. From the results of the 2008 presidential election, many pundits prophesied a bleak future for the Republican Party, and not implausibly. The...
  • Forget Benghazi. Clinton’s Real Problem Is Obama Fatigue.

    05/10/2014 8:17:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The New York Times' The Upshot ^ | May 8, 2014 | Brendan Nyhan
    The latest investigation into the Benghazi attack reminds us that the issue isn’t going away any time soon. Pundits are already speculating about potential damage to Hillary Clinton’s presidential prospects, but don’t believe the hype: Scandals rarely matter much in presidential election campaigns. A far more significant threat to her potential candidacy is Americans’ desire for new leadership after eight years of the Obama administration. A Pew Research Center/USA Today poll found this week that 65 percent of Americans would “like to see a president who offers different policies and programs.” Only 30 percent said they wanted ones “similar to...
  • The Tea Party’s Over As Only 41% Of Republicans Support The Far-Right Movement (Another obituary)

    05/08/2014 9:42:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    PoliticusUSA ^ | May 8, 2014 | Justin Baragona
    <p>Gallup released a new poll on Thursday which shows that opposition to the Tea Party is at its highest level since the polling firm started tracking the far-right, anti-government movement in 2010. Currently, 30% of adults nationwide oppose the Tea Part, while only 22% support it. Meanwhile, 48% have no real opinion of the Tea Party. The number of people opposing the Tea Party is matches the highest mark that Gallup has tracked, which occurred in November 2010, which is when a number of Tea Party-backed Republicans won House and Senate seats.</p>
  • Whistling Past the Bad Polls

    05/07/2014 8:01:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | May 7, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    In March 2006, CBS News announced that President George W. Bush had stumbled into a "record low" approval rating of 34 percent. All the other networks jumped on the poll. CNN was reporting the number every hour on the hour. The survey confirmed their suspicions. The wheels on the Bush presidency had come off. Last week, ABC and the Washington Post found President Barack Obama is "facing the worst poll numbers of his presidency," with an approval rating of 41 percent, and 52 percent disapproving. It's another administration on political life support. ABC offered its own survey a mere 18...
  • Hot Air survey results: Presidential primary candidate and issue testing

    05/07/2014 7:16:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 7, 2014 | Patrick Ishmael
    Longtime Hot Air readers may recall that the first “winner” we ever had in these surveys was Chris Christie. Four years ago he earned 29% of the vote, but my, how things change. Christie now has 1% of the vote and sits well behind everyone except Mike Huckabee, who he ties, Rick Santorum, and Joe Scarborough, who out of over 3000 votes received a grand total of 6. Your current leader? Ted Cruz, who earned 29% of the vote. The top five is rounded out by Scott Walker, Rand Paul, Rick Perry and Mitt Romney. As to issue testing, the...
  • Zogby Report Card: Obama is an 'ogre of a hellish national security state'

    05/03/2014 6:32:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama is no longer seen as an agent of change, but the boss of an oppressive national security state. "Not only did the president not get a triumph from his Asia trip, but he hit a wall of bad news. First quarter economic growth is worse than expected, just 0.1 percent. "Next, the administration admits that its Middle East efforts is on life support. And the Europeans haven't jumped on board with another round of sanctions against Russia. “Mr. Obama is no longer seen as the transformational...

    05/01/2014 5:35:18 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 44 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | May 1,2014 | Tony Lee
    Former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel has surged into a virtual tie for first in the GOP Senate primary a month after receiving the endorsement of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who seems to have helped her gain support from suburban women. According to the Augusta Chronicle, a new Insider Advantage poll shows establishment candidate David Perdue with 22%; Handel with 21%; Rep. Jack Kingston with 17%; Rep. Paul Broun with 14%; Rep. Phil Gingrey with 12%; and 11% are undecided before the May 20 primary. The poll was conducted April 27-29, and the margin of error is +/-...
  • Hot Long Summer

    05/01/2014 4:55:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | May 1, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    June 21 is officially the first day of summer, but -- as happens during any election year -- the heat is going to set in well before then. It's going to be a long, hot spring and an even longer, hotter summer. Unless things are going swimmingly, mid-term elections are never easy for the party of a sitting president. If they are not, then the inclination of the electorate is to split the power between the political parties of the president and the legislature. This means that the party opposite the president's political party gets a boost. In other words,...
  • Poll: GOP voters like Huckabee most, say he's best qualified

    04/30/2014 12:39:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Washington Examiner's Washington Secrets ^ | April 29, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    Republicans like former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee the most and consider him the best qualified potential GOP presidential candidate among the major contenders. But, as with the rest, they aren't psyched for him to run, according to a new Economist/ survey. Some 72 percent of Republicans like Huckabee, a Fox host and conservative populist. That beats Sen. Rand Paul, at 66 percent, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at 62 percent, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at 60 percent. And 51 percent of Republicans also view him as qualified to be president, more than the rest again. But as previous...
  • Trust in government declines among young adults

    04/29/2014 9:58:58 AM PDT · by Flame Retardant · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4-29-14 | Mario Trujillo
    Trust in nearly every federal government institution has fallen in the last year among young adults, according to a new poll by Harvard's Institute of Politics. The survey of 18-to-29-year-old adults released Tuesday found overall trust in the federal government stands at 20 percent, a 2-point drop since last year....
  • Terrible poll results for Obama and Senate Dems

    04/28/2014 2:08:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/28/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Ronald Brownstein of the National Journal is reporting on the findings of a new poll, the 20th quarterly Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor Poll conducted by the Strategic Communications Practice of FTI Consulting, and it looks very grim for Senate Democrats. The entire poll, including internals, is yet to be published, but the summary offered today should alarm Dems and delight Repubs. Some highlights: Obama's overall approval, standing at just 41 percent, remains near the lowest level ever recorded in the 20 Heartland Monitor Polls since April 2009. And only one in four adults say his actions are increasing economic opportunity...
  • Poll Shows Problems for Obama, Peril for Senate Democrats

    04/28/2014 9:44:15 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 36 replies
    NationalJournal ^ | April 28, 2014 | Ronald Brownstein
    President Obama's approval rating remains ominously weak among the constituencies that could tip the battle for control of the Senate in November, the latest Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor Poll has found. In the latest poll, Obama also faces a formidable intensity gap that could foreshadow turnout challenges for Democrats: The share of adults who strongly disapprove of his performance (39 percent) is nearly double that of those who strongly approve (21 percent).
  • FReeper Poll: Who is your pick for president & vice president in 2016?

    04/24/2014 11:24:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    Free Republic | April 24, 2014 | 2ndDivisionVet
    Okay, it has been suggested that it's time for a poll. Who is your pick, at this point in 2014, to run for the presidency and vice-presidency? What combinations would you like to see, and why? Who is the real thing and who are the RINOs and CINOs? How can conservatives win? What is Plan A, Plan B and Plan C? What are you willing to do if the "right" candidates are nominated? Any ideas for fundraising? What can the grassroots and Tea Party do so we don't get steamrolled again? Who will you not support under any circumstances?