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  • Voters Have Defeated the Establishment, Now Will Decide Nominee

    03/18/2016 6:23:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | March 18, 2016 | Scott Rasmussen
    After years of pushing unwelcome candidates on an unhappy conservative base, the GOP Establishment has been soundly defeated in 2016. But some establishment players still dream of John Kasich or Paul Ryan emerging from the wreckage of a contested convention. Donald Trump pointed out that there would be riots if he entered the convention with a big lead and the party leaders denied him the nomination. Ted Cruz agrees and thinks the idea of a convention would be "an absolute disaster." Cruz added that "The way to beat Donald Trump is at the ballot box." Cruz, of course, is the...
  • The 2016 Finalists: Donald Trump and Ted Cruz

    03/12/2016 4:09:42 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | March 12, 2016 | Scott Rasmussen
    Donald Trump's lead in the Republican race is real, but far from secure. At the moment, the billionaire has 458 delegates and Ted Cruz has 359. That's a 99 delegate lead with more than 1,400 delegates still to be selected. Cruz has plenty of room to come from behind if he's able to defeat Trump in a head-to-head match-up. While the headlines have been great for Trump over the past week, Cruz has actually held his own in the delegate race. Last Saturday, the two men each won a pair of states. But Cruz won his states big and ended...
  • Things Will Get Worse Before They Get Better

    10/10/2014 8:14:00 AM PDT · by Abakumov · 15 replies ^ | October 10, 2014 | Scott Rasmussen
    There was a time, not really all that long ago, when the local banker was a pillar of the community. A good relationship with him (and it was always a him) was essential to every business owner. Not only that, every potential homeowner had to trek down to his office in hopes of getting a mortgage. Countless workers walked into the branch every week to cash their paychecks, make deposits to a Christmas Club account and more. That world doesn’t exist anymore.... As the reality begins to sink in, the big banks will use their political clout to try and...
  • Scott Rasmussen: Hillary Clinton not liberal enough to win nomination

    05/02/2014 11:40:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    A new French book that decries income inequality has become such the rage among the U.S. left that it is sparking debate on a smoldering political issue: That Hillary Clinton isn't liberal enough to win the Democratic nomination in 2016. Thomas Piketty's “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” uses a mountain of historical data to show that income inequality, a subject President Obama has seized on, will grow without government intervention. One idea is to devote up to three-quarters of income to taxes. Progressives, many of whom are eyeing Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren or even Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders leading up...
  • Rasmussen: Obama job approval among uncommitted voters at 20%; Update: Obama 44, Santorum … 45 ?

    02/04/2012 7:35:15 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 3, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Some have suggested that Republicans could nominate a syphilitic camel in 2012 and still beat Barack Obama. (Hey, I’m willing to hear the camel out; what’s his position on taxes?) That sounded like hyperbole until Scott Rasmussen released this video today, discussing the internals of his head-to-head matchups in weekly tracking polls. Mitt Romney now ties Obama 45/45 in the latest three-day cycle, but the uncommitted voters — 420 respondents, 12% of their sample — have a distinctly sour take on the President:
  • Rasmussen: Deficit Closer to $4 Trillion for 2012

    02/01/2012 9:24:56 PM PST · by iowamark · 6 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 01 Feb 2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    Pollster and political analyst Scott Rasmussen says the U.S. is in the middle of a worsening fiscal crisis and the federal office charged with estimating the country's debt has missed the mark by trillions. Rasmussen, of Rasmussen Reports, released this statement today following yesterday's Congressional Budget Office report on the nation's debt: The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) yesterday reported that the federal budget deficit is projected to reach $1.1 trillion in 2012. That number is troubling enough but the reality is much worse. The United States will actually go about $4 trillion further in debt during the year. The difference...
  • Scott Rasmussen Makes Top 100 "Dream Talk Show Interview Guests" of 2010 List

    01/20/2011 12:21:26 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 2 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 1-20-11 | Rasmussen Reports
    Wednesday, January 19, 2011 Email to a Friend NEW YORK, NY (January 19, 2010)-- The results are in from the poll of the Top 100 "Dream" Interview Guests of 2010, conducted by in conjunction with other PR agencies and professionals throughout the broadcast media business. Scott Rasmussen, author, independent pollster and founder/president of Rasmussen Reports, the electronic media company that specializes in the collection and distribution of public opinion data, ranks 15th on the list. That positions him as a more desirable interview ahead of such notable personalities as actor Johnny Depp, Kiss frontman Gene Simmons and presidents Barack...
  • Why There Won't Be Exit Polls in Massachusetts

    01/19/2010 11:25:33 AM PST · by tennmountainman · 11 replies · 1,576+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 1/19/2010 | John Fund
    The Massachusetts Senate race was a complete snoozer until January 5, when pollster Scott Rasmussen released a survey showing Republican Scott Brown trailing Democrat Martha Coakley by only nine points. That surprised many, but still wasn't a true wake-up call that the race would be a barnburner. As late as January 10, the Boston Globe carried a headline trumpeting a poll showing Ms. Coakley with a 15-point lead. Mr. Brown's surge was so sudden that many of the usual accoutrements of closely-contested elections are missing in the Bay State.
  • Scott Rasmussen Tells Greta Americans "Strongly Oppose" ObamaCare by 20-Point Margin - Video 8/27/09

    08/27/2009 8:46:55 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 10 replies · 716+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 27, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of outstanding pollster Scott Rasmussen talking with Greta Van Susteren about how President Obama and his Government Health Care plan are doing. Rasmussen said 43% strongly oppose ObamaCare while only 23% strongly favor it. When all of those polled are taken into account, ObamaCare is being rejected by a 53%-43% margin. As has been true since the debate began, those opposed to the congressional overhaul feel more strongly about the legislation than supporters. Forty-three percent (43%) now Strongly Oppose the legislation while 23% Strongly Favor it. Those figures, too, are similar to results from earlier in August.Scott...
  • VIDEO: Scott Rasmussen (On FOX News): Obama Approval Falls To 47%

    08/13/2009 7:55:03 AM PDT · by ianschwartz · 18 replies · 1,227+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 13, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    Rasmussen: The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 29% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-seven percent (37%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -8.
  • OBAMA's poll numbers LOWER than BUSH's?

    03/14/2009 9:36:59 PM PDT · by jodiluvshoes · 35 replies · 2,508+ views ^ | 03.15.09 | Kevin McCullough
    There is much more to the fact that President Obama now polls lower than President Bush did at fifty days into his presidency than merely what bi-partisan pollsters Schoen and Rasmussen were able to point out this week. In nearly every category of performance, President Obama has adeptly demonstrated that he is in over his head, and sinking fast. "We the people" sense his inability to make sound decisions and thusly, the President has wiped out nearly all of the Republican support he enjoyed not long ago, and Independents are not far behind. When you consider the sector of the...
  • McCain fell from 55% to 49% nationwide overnight (vanity)

    02/11/2008 12:59:35 AM PST · by Kurt Evans · 163 replies · 265+ views
    February 11, 2008 | Kurt Evans
    From Rasmussen Reports on February 9: "… polling since Mitt Romney suspended his campaign shows John McCain leading Mike Huckabee 55% to 24% in the race for the Republican Presidential Nomination. McCain also leads Huckabee 724 to 196 in delegates and there is no viable path to the nomination for Huckabee. As a result, Rasmussen Reports will no longer conduct daily tracking polls of the race for the Republican Presidential nomination." From Rasmussen Reports on February 10: "In the race for the Republican Presidential Nomination, Mike Huckabee had a good day on Saturday. He won the caucuses in Kansas handily,...