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  • Wisconsin voters are warming to Trump, despite impeachment

    02/02/2020 4:56:46 AM PST · by kevcol · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 1, 2020 | Salena Zito
    “I went to the election. I chose not to vote for president. I signed the everybody sucks campaign,” she deadpans. But in the years that followed, Goetz, 40, has gradually moved from “never Trump” to “probably Trump” . . . One day after the rally, Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale tweeted out data gathered from people who registered for the Milwaukee event: Of the 20,395 registered, 15,738 said they were voters from Wisconsin, 57.9 percent said they were not Republican and 4,313 said they didn’t vote in 2016. Some of those 4,313 nonvoters will be people just like Goetz, who...
  • Buying Impeachment: Nancy Pelosi-Aligned PAC Spends Millions to Help Swing District Democrats

    12/15/2019 7:52:50 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Dec 2019 | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s rush to impeachment is receiving an assist from the millions of dollars at least one PAC aligned with her has already spent on House Democrats who currently represent swing districts. Those financial incentives appear to be increasingly relevant as the final vote on the two articles of impeachment is scheduled to come to the House floor this week. Pelosi needs 216 ‘yes’ votes to pass each article (there are currently four vacancies in the 435 member House), and at least two Democrats have already announced they will vote no, barring any unknown developments, leaving...
  • Trump, allies target vulnerable Democrats ahead of House impeachment vote

    12/14/2019 12:12:24 PM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Dec 14, 2019 | Colby Itkowitz
    With articles of impeachments against President Trump headed for a vote on the House floor next week, Trump and his allies have trained their sights on the Democrats who represent districts that supported Trump in 2016. As public opinion on Trump’s impeachment remains splintered and mostly stagnant, more than half of the 31 Democrats targeted by Trump haven’t said yet how they’ll vote, but Democratic leadership has signaled they expect at most only six to 10 defectors. On Saturday morning Trump tweeted, quoting conservative pundit Jason Meister, who zeroed in on those Democrats during an appearance on “Fox & Friends.”...
  • Oh My: Fresh NYT Polling Shows Trump Leading or Highly Competitive in Every Swing State

    11/04/2019 7:44:29 AM PST · by rktman · 23 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 11/4/2019 | Guy Benson
    A fresh batch of polling from the New York Times and Siena College demonstrates that against Joe Biden, Trump is only a modest underdog at this point, battling within the margin of error among likely voters in a slew of battlegrounds. Against Bernie Sanders, Trump is a slight favorite. And in a potential battle with Elizabeth Warren, Trump is tied or leading in all six tossup states tested. Some on the Left are eyeing these numbers and getting nervous:
  • Exclusive poll: AOC defining Dems in swing states (Dems getting killed by The Squad))

    07/16/2019 12:45:47 PM PDT · by Liz · 53 replies
    Top Democrats are circulating a poll showing that one of the House's most progressive members — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (a member of The Squad)— has become a definitional face for the party with a crucial group of swing voters. Why it matters: These Democrats are sounding the alarm that swing voters know and dislike socialism, warning it could cost them the House and the presidency. The poll is making the rounds of some of the most influential Democrats in America. "If all voters hear about is AOC, it could put the [House] majority at risk," said a top Democrat who...
  • LIVE THREAD - TRUMP MAGA RALLY (MOSINEE, WI 6: 30 PM CDT )

    10/24/2018 8:19:33 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 170 replies
    Trump MAGA Rally in Mosinee, WI tonight at 6:30 PM CDT.
  • Trump voters in this Florida bellwether say don’t bet on ‘blue wave’

    10/19/2018 6:00:22 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 8 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | Jun 14, 2018 | Adam Smith and Langston Taylor
    NEW PORT RICHEY — The key to Donald Trump's success and whether Democrats can regain relevancy in governing Florida is tucked behind the shade-free sea of asphalt and strip malls stretching 20 miles along U.S. 19. In bucolic-sounding subdivisions like Jasmine Lakes, Beacon Woods, and Seven Springs live the voters essential to putting Barack Obama and Trump in the White House. The answers to questions about whether Republicans will lose the governor's mansion after 20 years or whether Rick Scott will win the U.S. Senate reside here. This working class area of West Pasco County is ground zero for Florida's...
  • Suburban voters will decide control of Congress

    10/08/2018 10:54:57 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | Oct 8, 2018 | Reid Wilson
    House Republicans struggling to preserve their majority are facing a wave of Democratic money and enthusiasm in suburban districts across the country, as well-educated and moderate voters consider new checks on President Trump. An analysis of the types of districts in play shows that two-thirds of the Republican-held seats that a top election handicapper sees as vulnerable are in suburban areas. That has Republicans on defense in an area where Trump has bled support, even in the 2016 election he won. The Cook Political Report lists 64 Republican-held seats as either pure toss-ups, or leaning slightly toward Democrats or Republicans....
  • Republicans start to pull plug on members

    09/26/2018 6:05:07 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/26/18 | Melanie Zanona
    Republicans are performing critical triage to their midterm spending strategy as they seek to hold on to their House majority in a difficult midterm year. The House GOP’s campaign arm pulled the plug on its remaining ad buys last week for the Pittsburgh media market, where Rep. Keith Rothfus (R-Pa.) is desperately fighting to hang on to his seat in a race against Rep. Conor Lamb (D-Pa.). It’s grim news for Rothfus, who has largely been seen as a dead man walking since redistricting left him with a Democratic-leaning district and a difficult opponent in Lamb. For the GOP, it’s...
  • The Eight States that Will Determine Which Party Controls the House of Representatives

    06/11/2018 5:18:19 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 11 replies
    brietbart ^ | 06/10/2018 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    The majority of the 99 seats in the House of Representatives identified by the Cook Political Report as “competitive” in 2018 are in eight states: California, Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, and Michigan. Of the 435 seats in the lower chamber of Congress, 336 are not competitive–180 held by Democrats, 156 held by Republicans, according to the Cook Political Report’s ratings. Only 15 of the 99 competitive seats are currently held by Democrats, while 84 are held by Republicans. The simple math–24 more non competitive seats are held by Democrats than are held by Republicans–and the Republicans...
  • White Americans, Swing Voters in Battleground Districts: Immigration Has Made Life ‘Worse’

    06/10/2018 6:34:17 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 67 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 9 Jun 2018 | John Binder
    The majority of white Americans and swing voters in 2018 swing districts say that change has made life “worse” in the U.S. In the latest CBS News/YouGov poll, nearly 60 percent of white likely voters who see changes in their neighborhood from mass immigration said that immigration made their community “worse.” Only 15 percent of these voters said immigration has made American life “better.” These likely voters live in swing districts which could be swayed towards either the Republicans or Democrats in the 2018 midterm elections. Likewise, the majority of swing voters in swing districts say immigration has been a...
  • G.O.P. Governors in Key States Failed to Deliver for Bush (Flashback)

    11/04/2017 9:56:15 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 5 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 14, 2000 | Jim Yardley and Sam Howe Verhovek
    They were among the most powerful and, in many cases, most popular political figures in their states, proven Republican vote-getters who coalesced remarkably early around one of their own for the presidency: George W. Bush. And so, from Tom Ridge in Pennsylvania to John Engler in Michigan to his own brother Jeb, in Florida, Mr. Bush could count on the company of an important Republican governor when he campaigned in the biggest battleground states. These governors and others like Tommy Thompson in Wisconsin helped define Mr. Bush's very candidacy, vouching for his character, policies and record on the network talk...
  • Trump team set to do 'Thank America tour'

    11/18/2016 6:05:05 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | 11-18-16 | Daniella Diaz
    President-elect Donald Trump will host a new round of rallies in the coming weeks to celebrate his 2016 election win, according to one of his top aides. George Gigicos, the head of the Trump advance team, spoke to reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York City Thursday, where he said their team is working on "the victory tour now." He asked Trump's former campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, who was behind him, to ask when the tour would be happening. She came forward to reporters and said, "'Thank you tour.' It's not a 'victory tour,'" to which Gigicos...
  • Why the 2016 Election Proves America Needs the Electoral College

    11/15/2016 4:27:08 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 14, 2016 | Jarrett Stepman
    In the last week since Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in a stunning electoral blowout, there have been calls from many on the left to abolish America’s unique presidential election system.It still hasn’t been settled whether Trump or Clinton won the popular vote, but many Democrats are upset about the possibility that their candidate may have won more total votes, yet lost the election.Progressives are taking aim at the Electoral College and want to replace it with a national popular vote. This would both remove the indirect mediation of the electors’ votes, and more damagingly, eliminate the power of states...
  • ELECTION ALERT: Presidential Election to Be Determined by Just 17 Counties

    11/07/2016 9:42:03 AM PST · by Freedom56v2 · 109 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Chriss W. Sweet
    The winner of the U.S. presidential election will be determined by about 17 swing counties, with a total of about 500,000 swing voters between them. The American public has heard that 12 swing states will determine who will be the next president. But a book, Presidential Swing States: Why Only Ten Matter, by Hamline University Professor David Schultz, who also edits the Journal of Public Affairs Education, predicts a very small number of America’s 3,142 counties and county equivalents will tip the balance. In Ohio, it’s Hamilton County, home to Cincinnati; In Pennsylvania, the key counties are Bucks and Chester...
  • Trump in Sarasota FL

    11/07/2016 7:02:06 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    November 6,2016 | Hojczyk
    Would have gone but just learned about it People lining up at six in the morning
  • [From September 5, 2016] Presidential Election to Be Determined by Just 17 Counties

    10/24/2016 6:18:14 AM PDT · by Hostage · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 September 2016 | CHRISS W. STREET
    The winner of the U.S. presidential election will be determined by about 17 swing counties, with a total of about 500,000 swing voters between them. The American public has heard that 12 swing states will determine who will be the next president. But a book, Presidential Swing States: Why Only Ten Matter, by Hamline University Professor David Schultz, who also edits the Journal of Public Affairs Education, predicts a very small number of America’s 3,142 counties and county equivalents will tip the balance. In Ohio, it’s Hamilton County, home to Cincinnati; In Pennsylvania, the key counties are Bucks and Chester...
  • Hillary Clinton Makes Pitch for Mandate and a Swing-State Sweep

    10/21/2016 10:36:05 PM PDT · by Innovative · 45 replies
    NY Times ^ | Oct. 21, 2016 | TRIP GABRIEL and ASHLEY PARKER
    Hillary Clinton entered the final phase of her campaign on Friday, working to ensure a victory that is decisive enough to earn a mandate for her presidency and a surge of voters to help Democrats win congressional races. Emerging from a nine-day absence from the trail, Mrs. Clinton seized on the momentum of her performance in the final presidential debate, choosing Ohio — a battleground state where she has struggled the most against Donald J. Trump — as her first stop on a four-day swing. With new polls showing Mrs. Clinton closing in on Mr. Trump in the state, her...
  • Hillary Sent Out This Email Last Night in Major Panic About Trump in Ohio…She’s Desperate

    Hillary Clinton and her entire team is in a pure panic about what is happening in Ohio, which everyone knows is a significant swing state. Trump is up 5 points in the latest poll, which prompted Hillary’s campaign to send out an email literally begging for money. You can see a copy of the email below. They are clearly growing more and more desperate by the day as Trump continues to pick up steam. Here is what the email said… Friend — According to a Bloomberg News poll just released, if this election were held today, we’d lose Ohio to...
  • CNN/ORC polls: Trump's national gains extend to Florida, Ohio

    09/14/2016 1:31:20 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | 09/14/2016 | Jennifer Agiesta
    Washington (CNN)With eight weeks to go before Election Day, Donald Trump holds a narrow lead over Hillary Clinton in Ohio and the two are locked in a near-even contest in Florida, according to new CNN/ORC polls in the two critical battleground states. Among likely voters in Ohio, Trump stands at 46% to Clinton's 41%, with 8% behind Libertarian Gary Johnson and 2% behind Green Party nominee Jill Stein. In Florida, likely voters split 47% for Trump to 44% for Clinton, within the poll's 3.5 percentage point margin of error, and with 6% behind Johnson and 1% backing Stein.