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  • Trump Gains Support From Teamsters, Who Normally Vote For Democrats

    03/07/2016 8:01:13 AM PST · by King of Florida · 144 replies
    NPR ^ | March 7, 2016 | Steve Inskeep
    Antonio Caracciolo is a member of the Teamsters local 282 in New York. He supports Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and tells Steve Inskeep why.
  • Why Rand Paul supporters should resist the #FeeltheBern calls

    02/07/2016 3:37:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 7, 2016 | TAYLOR MILLARD
    There’s a new push by Bernie Sanders supporters to try to lure Rand Paul supporters into the #FeeltheBern fold. Julie Borowski was the first to notice a meme circulating around the web, and put it up on her Facebook page. First off, it’s doubtful Borowski is even considering Sanders as a potential candidate because of her videos on economic freedom and past criticism of Sanders. But it’s not surprising at all to see Sanders supporters go after Paul ones based on the stances listed in the meme. After all, Paul supporters have targeted Sanders supporters over certain issues before turning...
  • Many 'lost' voters say they have found their candidate in Trump

    01/17/2016 1:26:09 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 50 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 16 Jan 2016 | By James Oliphant, Chris Kahn and Megan Cassella
    WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ted Wade hasn't cared about politics enough to cast a vote in a U.S. presidential election for almost a quarter of a century, back when he supported Ross Perot's independent candidacy in 1992. But Republican Donald Trump's 2016 White House bid has motivated Wade to get involved and he plans to support the real estate mogul in Nevada's nominating caucus next month. Trump is a "non-politician" who can fix the "chaos" in Washington, he says. About one in 10 Americans who plan to cast a vote this election will do so for the first time in...
  • Poll: 20% of Dems would defect for Trump

    01/11/2016 1:02:30 PM PST · by presidio9 · 179 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/09/16 | Sarah Ferris
    About 20 percent of likely Democratic voters say they would buck the party and vote for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in a general election, according to a new poll. The willingness of some Democrats to change sides could be a major problem for Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton this fall. The new figures were released by Mercury Analytics, a research company with clients that include MSNBC and Fox News, as the result of an online poll and dial-test of Trump's first campaign ad. A smaller number of Republicans say they’d vote for Clinton - about 14 percent. Ron Howard, the...
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice N. Patrick Crooks dies

    09/22/2015 4:22:00 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 9-21-15 | Bruce Vielmetti
    Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice N. Patrick Crooks died Monday at the court in Madison. Crooks, 77, had announced last week he would not seek re-election at the end of his term next year. He was in his 39th year as a Wisconsin jurist, with nearly 20 as a member of the state's high court. Crooks did not appear in person for oral arguments before the court on Friday, though he listened on Wisconsin Eye and participated in votes, Chief Justice Patience Roggensack said then. He did come to work on Monday for an administrative hearing, but excused himself before the...
  • Why Staten Island Went for McCain

    11/03/2012 11:27:39 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 10 replies
    CityRoom Blog NYTimes ^ | November 6, 2008 | JONATHAN P. HICKS
    In Tuesdays election, New York City was firmly Obama country with the Democratic candidate sweeping the city with huge margins of victory. But that was not the case in all parts of the city. While Barack Obama won 88 percent of the votes in the Bronx, 85 percent of Manhattan, 79 percent of Brooklyn and 74 percent of Queens, Staten Island went for John McCain, giving the Republican senator 52 percent of the boroughs vote, according to unofficial returns tabulated by The Associated Press. Those results again underscored the distinctive position that Staten Island has had in the fabric of...
  • Gallup: More 2008 Obama voters plan to switch sides than 2008 McCain voters

    08/07/2012 7:40:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/07/2012 | Rick Moran
    Yes, it's buyer's remorse and it will probably be one of the deciding factors in the race this year. Gallup: Eighty-six percent of voters who say they voted for Barack Obama in 2008 are backing Obama again this year, a smaller proportion than 92% of 2008 John McCain voters who are supporting 2012 Republican candidate Mitt Romney. Nine percent of 2008 Obama voters have switched to supporting Romney this year, while 5% of McCain voters have switched to Obama. The results are based on July 23-29 Gallup Daily tracking with more than 2,000 registered voters who reported voting in the...
  • Romney To Hold 24 'Strengthening The Middle Class" Events in 13 Swing States

    08/02/2012 8:48:14 AM PDT · by kingattax · 24 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 8-2-12 | Tony Lee
    Mitt Romneys campaign will hold 24 Strengthening The Middle Class events today and Friday in 13 swing states, which include Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin, Florida, and Colorado. Local business owners and politicians will headline the events that will emphasize how Romneys economic policies will make conditions better for the middle class. In Florida on Thursday night, Sen. Marco Rubio will headline an event in Orlando. .
  • Poll: Obama Struggling With Independents

    TalkingPointsMemo today is trumpeting a new McClatchy/Marist poll showing Obama edging Romney on both the economy and foreign policy. The nationwide poll of registered voters shows Obama ahead 2-points, 46-44, on being better able to handle the economy and 6-points, 47-41, on being better able to handle foreign policy. Overall, the poll shows Obama ahead of Romney 48-46. Of course, the poll's sample undercounts GOP voters. Republicans make up 29% of the poll universe, a number far below their share of the electorate in recent elections. The overall sample is D +7, which would mirror the 2008 electorate. There is...
  • The Catholic Vote Swings (Why it could swing BIG this year)

    06/13/2012 4:11:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/13/2012 | Michael Novak
    The new wisdom is that Catholics vote just like everybody else. That purported wisdom isnt wise. The Catholic vote differs in four decisive ways from the Protestant, Jewish, and secular votes. (1) The Catholic vote is concentrated mainly in the largest states in the Electoral College: California, Texas, New York, Florida, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, New Jersey. (2) A larger proportion of Catholics than of any other religious group except Jews votes regularly, every election. In some jurisdictions (Chicago, Boston) Catholic voters have been known to vote at a rate of 104 percent or more when necessary, some of them...
  • The Return of the Reagan Democrats

    06/08/2012 7:55:29 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | June 8, 2012 | Robert Tracinski
    Scott Walker beat the spread. Sometime politics is like betting on football. It's not just about whether your team wins. It's about whether you beat the spread. The rough calculation going into Tuesday's recall election in Wisconsin was that if Governor Scott Walker won by less than five percentage points, the race would not have any clear national-level implications, but if he won by five points or more, it would. The final result, 53.2% to 46.3%, is a margin of 6.9 percentage points. He beat the spread... --snip-- But we are finally reaching the Thatcher Line: the point at which...
  • Fickle independents returning to Barack Obama

    01/24/2011 8:51:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/23/2011 | Alexander Burns
    President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats learned at least one big lesson in the November elections: What the independent voter gives, the independent voter can also take away. But now, the same temperamental bloc that threw House Democrats out of power appear to be in a giving mood again - at least as far as Obama is concerned. That unpredictable, cranky group of voters who helped carry the president into office two years ago before turning against him in dramatic fashion, may be turning back in Obamas direction even more quickly. A series of national polls released over the last...
  • In MN-08, Indys Break Sharply Republican, Give DFL Incumbent Oberstar Tightest Fight of His Career

    10/30/2010 7:15:31 AM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 9 replies
    SurveyUSA ^ | 10/30/2010 | Staff
    DFL congressman Jim Oberstar, accustomed to winning with 65% or more of the vote in Minnesota's 8th Congressional District, finds himself running even with Republican challenger Chip Cravaack, heading into the final weekend of the campaign, a new SurveyUSA poll conducted for KSTP-TV in Minneapolis shows. Today, it's 47% Oberstar, 46% Cravaack, a result within the survey's theoretical margin of sampling error.
  • Swing Voters Are Flocking to GOP

    10/29/2010 6:47:31 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 27 replies · 1+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10-30-10 | PETER WALLSTEN AND NEIL KING JR.
    The Democrats' final push to woo undecided voters appears to have fizzled, potentially putting dozens of competitive House races beyond reach and undermining the party's chances in at least four toss-up Senate seats, according to party strategists and officials. Independents, a crucial swing bloc, seem to be breaking sharply for Republicans in the final days of the campaign. One nonpartisan prognosticator, Stuart Rothenberg, said Friday he thought the Republicans could pick up as many as 70 House seatssomething no party has achieved since 1948. The Republicans need 39 seats to take the majority. Fading Democratic support among independents is also...
  • Politico poll shows independents flocking to GOP (Late October Poll )

    10/25/2010 12:46:50 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 25, 2010 | Ed Morrissey
    Politicos new poll reinforces the fact that momentum remains strong with fired-up Republicans, mainly because of fired-up independents. The numbers look daunting for Democrats with just one week to go before Election Day, and in many places, past the time many have already voted. And its not as though the Democrats didnt have warnings that their massive expansion of government wouldnt have dire consequences: Expressing deep dissatisfaction with President Obamas policies and performance, independents have increasingly sided with conservatives in the belief that government grew too large, too fast under Obamaand that it can no longer be trusted. In the...
  • President Obama in trouble

    10/24/2010 12:53:47 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 56 replies · 1+ views
    YNet News ^ | Oct. 24, 2010 | Yitzhak Benhorin
    Op-ed: As elections loom, US president losing support of once - sympathetic voters In the last elections campaigns, it was possible to point to a political gender-based gap. While men tended to vote Republican, women tended to vote Democrat. Yet the recent polls show that the female vote is also shifting to the Right. Some 52% of women still support the Democrats, yet this marks a sharp drop in the face of the masculine zeal to topple the Left, and Obama knows it. Hence, his West Coast trip is dedicated to meetings with women and efforts to boost two female...
  • Swing Vote: Newly Dead Now Oppose Obama

    10/04/2010 2:52:14 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 16 replies
    Swing Vote: Newly Dead Now Oppose Obama By Stephen Miller As a Chicago pol, President Barack Obama must be familiar with rumors that the cemeteries vote. If so, hed probably be worried to find out that in this campaign year, hes even lost the dead. In death notices from around the nation, the recently deceased are reaching back to canvass the living. In lieu of flowers, Hal has requested that donations be made to your local animal shelter or to any candidate running against Barack Obama in 2012, reads the death notice of Harold Groves, a retired Air Force fighter...
  • Gallup: Dems lose hispanic voters

    10/01/2010 8:32:59 PM PDT · by pissant · 34 replies
    Wash Times ^ | 10/1/10 | Kerry Picket
    Well here is a punch in the stomach to those who pandered to Hispanics over the summer by bashing Arizona and its Republican Governor Jan Brewer for passing the immigration law known as SB 1070. According to the latest report from Gallup, Hispanics have peeled off from Democrats in August and September. Hispanics' Preferences Shift, While Whites' and Blacks' are Stable Hispanic voters' support for Democratic candidates waned in August and September. As a result, Hispanics in September favored Democrats by a 13-point margin (51% to 38%), compared with 32-point margins in June and July. Whites in September favored Republican...
  • Fewer Young Voters See Themselves as Democrats

    09/02/2010 8:34:56 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 2, 2010 | KIRK JOHNSON
    FORT COLLINS, Colo. The college vote is up for grabs this year to an extent that would have seemed unlikely two years ago, when a generation of young people seemed to swoon over Barack Obama. Though many students are liberals on social issues, the economic reality of a weak job market has taken a toll on their loyalties: far fewer 18- to 29-year-olds now identify themselves as Democrats compared with 2008. Is the recession, which is hitting young people very hard, doing lasting or permanent damage to what looked like a good Democratic advantage with this age group?...
  • How the Democrats lost the middle (O Governs as if only liberals matter)

    08/27/2010 4:46:10 AM PDT · by Liz · 19 replies
    NY POST ^ | 8./27/01 | Rich Lowry
    As former Bush speechwriter Peter Wehner writes, liberals "are expressing deepening alienation from our nation and turning on the American people with a vengeance." They thought they had a mandate from heaven in 2008 and can't bear the thought that they deluded themselves. They've gone from triumphalism to a petulant and uncomprehending tantrum in less than two years. The rump majority looks more exhausted by the day.