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  • FOX NEWS POLL: Trump tops Clinton in head-to-head matchup, both seen as deeply flawed candidates

    05/18/2016 3:02:32 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 49 replies ^ | 5/18/16 | Dana Blanton
    Donald Trump tops Hillary Clinton in a hypothetical head-to-head matchup, according to a new Fox News Poll that also finds majorities of voters feel both frontrunners lack strong moral values and will say anything to get elected. Trump has a 45-42 percent edge over Clinton, if the presidential election were held today. That’s within the poll’s margin of sampling error. Last month, Clinton was up by 48-41 percent (April 2016).
  • Hillary Clinton Holds Slim National Lead Over Donald Trump: Poll

    05/17/2016 5:54:22 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 47 replies ^ | 5/17/16 | HANNAH HARTIG, JOHN LAPINSKI and STEPHANIE PSYLLOS
    Over the past couple of weeks, Donald Trump has become the presumptive Republican nominee and Hillary Clinton has continued to inch closer to the magic number of delegates she needs to lock up the Democratic contest. Clinton continues to lead Bernie Sanders in our national tracking poll (she is up by 14 points in this week's results). Attention is now rapidly moving to the hypothetical match-up between the leading candidates with an emphasis on a Clinton and Trump contest. In this week's poll, Americans are nearly split between their choice of Trump or Clinton; her margin over Trump narrows from...
  • Donald Trump masqueraded as a spokesman to brag about himself

    05/13/2016 6:08:23 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 68 replies ^ | 5/13/16 | Marc Fisher
    The voice is instantly familiar; the tone, confident, even cocky; the cadence, distinctly Trumpian. The man on the phone vigorously defending Donald Trump says he’s a media spokesman named John Miller, but then he says, “I’m sort of new here,” and “I’m somebody that he knows and I think somebody that he trusts and likes” and even “I’m going to do this a little, part-time, and then, yeah, go on with my life.” A recording obtained by The Washington Post captures what New York reporters and editors who covered Trump’s early career experienced in the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s: calls...
  • WSB-TV poll: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton in a statistical tie in Georgia

    05/09/2016 10:14:57 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 32 replies ^ | 5/9/2016 | Jim Galloway
    Here’s the reason that Republicans are so worried about having Donald Trump as their presidential nominee: In Georgia, Democrat Hillary Clinton is in a statistical tie with Trump, according to a Landmark Communications/Rosetta Stone poll conducted for Channel 2 Action News. Trump leads Clinton overall, 42.3 percent to 41.4 percent – well within the 4.1 percent margin of error. Clinton leads Trump among independents, and the undecided Republican voters are nearly double those in the Democratic column. And the gender split is on full display: Trump leads among men, Clinton among women. FYI, Landmark and Rosetta Stone are considered Republican-oriented...
  • Fox Business Network Poll: Cruz leads in Wisconsin

    03/31/2016 4:12:17 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 124 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/31/2016 | Dana Blaton
    Ted Cruz leads Donald Trump in the Republican nomination contest in Wisconsin, according to a Fox Business Network Poll released Thursday. Cruz garners 42 percent among Wisconsin likely GOP primary voters, while Trump receives 32 percent. John Kasich comes in third with 19 percent. Among just those who say they will “definitely” vote, Cruz’s lead over Trump widens to 46-33 percent, and Kasich gets 16 percent.
  • Some Rubio advisers say get out before Florida

    03/07/2016 3:59:24 PM PST · by CaptainK · 25 replies ^ | Updated 6:38 PM ET, Monday March 7, 20163/4/2016 | Jamie Gangel and Tal Kopan,
    Washington (CNN)A battle is being waged within Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's campaign about whether he should even remain in the Republican presidential race ahead of his home state primary on March 15, sources say. Rubio himself is "bullish" on his odds of winning the critical primary, despite some advisers who are less hopeful and believe a loss there would damage him politically in both the short- and long-term. Publicly, the campaign is maintaining they are still a contender in this race, touting a Sunday win in Puerto Rico's primary that delivered Rubio 23 delegates. But privately, the campaign is having...
  • Ted Cruz Overtakes Donald Trump in Latest Republican Presidential Poll

    02/17/2016 3:40:42 PM PST · by CaptainK · 53 replies
    Wall Street Journel ^ | 2/17/16 | Janet Hook
    Support for Donald Trump among Republicans has declined in the past month, leaving him slightly behind Sen. Ted Cruz in the race for GOP presidential nominee, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll conducted after a combative debate performance that soured some voters on the New York businessman. Mr. Trump had enjoyed a double-digit lead over his rivals, but the new poll found support for him falling by seven percentage points since mid-January. Among registered voters who said they would participate in a GOP primary, he drew 26% in the new survey, narrowly trailing Mr. Cruz, who had...

    02/14/2016 2:53:16 PM PST · by CaptainK · 75 replies ^ | 02/14/16 | Elizabeth Price Foley
    COULD OBAMA MAKE A RECESS APPOINTMENT TO REPLACE SCALIA?: The answer appears to be yes because (once again), the GOP-controlled Senate voluntarily has left itself vulnerable to the exercise of such presidential power. Article II, section 2 of the Constitution gives the President power to fill vacancies “during the recess of the Senate”: The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.
  • Long Island woman sues Nassau County cops after cleared of stealing diamond ring from jewelry store

    01/29/2016 4:50:01 PM PST · by CaptainK · 28 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/28/2016 | John Marzulli
    The mall cops would have done better investigating this caper. A 48-year-old Long Island woman who was arrested for stealing a diamond sapphire ring from a jewelry store is suing the Nassau County detectives now that she has been exonerated by surveillance tape showing the real thief. Angela Bianco was shopping elsewhere in Roosevelt Field Mall on Oct. 27, 2014 when the grand larceny went down inside Helzberg Diamonds, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court. An unidentified man and a woman, clearly in their 20s, stole the ring valued at $2,499 when a clerk's back was turned,...
  • Al-Jazeera Producer: Disrespectful to Show San Bernardino Jihadi Without Burqa

    12/08/2015 7:33:18 AM PST · by CaptainK · 60 replies ^ | 12/8/2015 | Mary Chastain
    Al-Jazeera America digital producer Hashem Said triggered a social media storm when he told ABC News it was “disrespectful” to show San Bernardino terrorist Tashfeen Malik without her burqa.
  • 9-Year-Old Girl Dies After Long Island Pit Bull Attack

    11/08/2015 8:17:27 PM PST · by CaptainK · 57 replies
    A 9-year-old girl died Sunday after a pit bull attacked her while she played with friends in a Long Island backyard, authorities said. Nassau County police officers responded to a 911 call at a Holland Avenue house in Elmont at around 10:30 a.m. and found the dog attacking the girl. When one of the officers entered the yard from the house, the dog charged at the officer, who shot and killed the animal, said Detective Michael Bitsko. "It was a violent attack," he said. "They had to put the dog down." The girl's identity hasn't been disclosed by police. There...
  • NBC/WSJ Poll: Carson Surges Into Lead of National GOP Race

    11/02/2015 3:56:03 PM PST · by CaptainK · 343 replies ^ | 11/2/2015 | Mark Murray
    Ben Carson has surged into the lead of the Republican presidential race, getting support from 29 percent of GOP primary voters, according to a brand-new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. That's the highest percentage any GOP candidate has obtained so far in the survey. Carson's 29 percent is followed by Donald Trump at 23 percent, Marco Rubio at 11 percent, Ted Cruz at 10 percent and Jeb Bush at 8 percent. These findings are similar to a New York Times/CBS poll released last week, which also showed Carson in first place in the national GOP contest.
  • Trump Now On CNN (Erin Burnett)

    09/28/2015 4:01:39 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 29 replies
    CNN | 9/28/2015 | Erin Burnett
    I haven't watched her in years.
  • CNN Poll: 53% of Democrat Voters Want Someone Other Than Hillary

    08/19/2015 5:56:49 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 29 replies ^ | 08/19/2015 | John Nolte
    Among Democrat voters Hillary Clinton is still the frontrunner by a comfortable margin but the trends are moving against her. For the first time in a CNN poll, Clinton has slipped below 50% support among Democrats. Only 47% say they support Clinton when offered alternatives like Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) or Joe Biden. This is a massive -9 point slide since July. The poll was also taken days before her shocking meltdown yesterday over her secret email account. In July, Sanders was down a full -37 points against Hillary, 19% – 56%. In less than a month that gaps has...
  • Fox News Poll: Shakeup in GOP field after first debate, Sanders gains on Clinton

    08/16/2015 7:07:36 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 28 replies ^ | 08/16/2015 | Dana Blanton
    The explosive first Republican debate has shaken up the 2016 GOP presidential race. Who’s up? Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and businesswoman Carly Fiorina. Who’s down? Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. The Democratic side’s getting more interesting too, as Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders continues to make gains on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Those are just some of the highlights in the latest Fox News national poll of registered voters. First, the nomination races: Businessman Donald Trump still leads the field for the Republican nomination. He gets...
  • CNN / ORC Poll: Trump tops in Iowa as Scott Walker drops

    08/12/2015 1:22:27 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 43 replies ^ | 08/12/2015 | Jennifer Agiesta, CNN Polling Director
    Washington (CNN)Donald Trump has a significant lead in the race to win over likely Iowa caucus-goers, according to the first CNN/ORC poll in the state this cycle. Trump tops the field with 22% and is the candidate seen as best able to handle top issues including the economy, illegal immigration and terrorism. He's most cited as the one with the best chance of winning the general election, and, by a wide margin, as the candidate most likely to change the way things work in Washington. READ THE POLL RESULTS Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson follows Trump in overall preference with 14%,...
  • Gangs on LI trying to recruit newly arrived Central American children

    07/26/2015 8:00:15 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 27 replies
    Newsday ^ | 07/26/2015 | KEVIN DEUTSCH
    Latino street gangs led by MS-13 have tried to lure Long Island's newest child immigrants into their ranks, police said, causing concern among local investigators as well as immigrant advocacy groups. The violent, drug-dealing gangs have been vying for new members among the more than 3,000 children younger than 18 who resettled in Nassau and Suffolk counties between September 2013 and September 2014, authorities said. Many of those kids were fleeing violence carried out by MS-13 and other gangs in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala."They were targeted by the Latino gangs that were already established here," Det. Sgt. Mike Marino,...
  • Donald Trump continues to rise in recent GOP poll, now almost even with Jeb Bush, Christie 3rd

    07/12/2015 8:15:27 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 83 replies ^ | 07/11/15 | Denis Slattery
    Donald Trump’s polling numbers somehow continue to rise, as he is now virtually tied with Jeb Bush in a recent Reuters-Ipsos poll. Donald Trump’s stock is on the rise. The billionaire blowhard and presidential candidate has surged into a virtual tie with former Florida governor Jeb Bush atop the crowded field of Republican contenders, according to a Reuters-Ipsos poll released Saturday. Trump had the support of 15.8% of respondents in the online poll of self-identified Republicans compared to 16.1% for Bush. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie trailed the top two at 9.5%.
  • ‘The View’ May Cut Rosie Perez, Nicolle Wallace in Latest Revamp (Palin Karma)

    07/02/2015 6:28:51 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 34 replies ^ | 7/2/2015 | Ramin Setoodeh
    ABC executives are finalizing a plan to reboot “The View” next fall, for the second consecutive year, with a flurry of changes that could include the departure of at least one of its regular hosts, Variety has learned. While moderator Whoopi Goldberg will remain as the face of the struggling daytime talker, the future of two of her co-hosts, Nicolle Wallace and Rosie Perez, is in doubt. One or both women could be dropped because network execs are underwhelmed with their contributions to the show’s signature Hot Topics segment, which is expected to shift focus permanently toward more lighthearted celebrity...
  • NTSB: No evidence that Amtrak engineer used phone at time of crash

    06/10/2015 6:40:55 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 54 replies ^ | 6/10/15 | By Rene Marsh and Jason Hanna
    Investigators examining last month's fatal crash of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia now believe they know whether the engineer was using his phone when the derailment happened, a source with knowledge of the probe said Wednesday. The source didn't reveal the National Transportation Safety Board investigators' conclusions. But the NTSB is expected to make an announcement about the crash at 9 a.m. ET Wednesday.
  • Riots Reported at Summer Jam Concert at MetLife Stadium (New Jersey)

    06/07/2015 8:02:35 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 47 replies
    hasbrouck heights patch ^ | 06/07/2015 | Kayra Seymour
    Rioting has been reported at a concert at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford. According to multiple reports, the Hot 97 Summer Jam concert grew rowdy Sunday night, prompting State Police to use tear gas outside the gates, the Asbury Park Press reported. A state police armored vehicle tear gassed the crowd because concert goers, angry the gates were closed, threw bottles, the Asbury Park Press said. State Police officers were wearing riot gear and had their batons out, according to NBC New York. NBC New York reported tasers may have been used.
  • Arrest warrant issued for suspect in quadruple murder at upscale DC home

    05/20/2015 8:48:01 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 86 replies ^ | 05/20/15 | FoxNews
    Washington D.C. police issued an arrest warrant late Wednesday for a suspect in the murder of a corporate executive, his wife, their 10-year-old son, and a family housekeeper in their home last week. The suspect is named as 34-year-old Daron Dylan Wint. He is charged with first-degree murder while armed. Police told the Washington Post that Wint is a native of Maryland, and they did not know his whereabouts.
  • Amanda Knox Case: Italian Court Overturns Murder Conviction

    03/27/2015 2:52:26 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 161 replies
    WWW.NBCNEWS.COM ^ | 3/27/2015
    The highest court in Italy on Friday has overturned the murder convictions of Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend in the sensational 2007 stabbing death of her British roommate. The ruling was the latest turn in an odyssey of international justice for Knox, who spent four years in an Italian jail after the killing. She has returned to the United States and vowed not to return to Italy. She and the ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, were convicted in 2009, then acquitted and freed in 2011. An appeals court overturned the acquittals and ordered a new trial, and they were convicted again last...
  • Mexico: Burned remains probably are 43 missing

    11/07/2014 5:40:15 PM PST · by CaptainK · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/7/14 | Associated Press
    MEXICO CITY — Suspects in the disappearance of 43 college students have described a macabre and complicated mass murder and incineration of the victims carried out over an entire day and ending with their ashen remains being dumped into a river, Mexican authorities said Friday. In a somber, lengthy explanation of the investigation, Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam played video showing hundreds of charred fragments of bone and teeth fished from the river and its banks. He said it will be very difficult to extract DNA to confirm that they are the students missing since Sept. 26 after an attack...
  • New Marquette University Law School Poll shows Gvr. Scott Walker ahead of Burke with Likely voters

    10/01/2014 10:32:41 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 15 replies
    Marquette University Law School ^ | 10/1/2014 | Marquette University Law School
    From an ongoing press conference. The official poll will be released in an hour New Marquette University Law School Poll shows Gvr. Scott Walker, among likely voters, out of the 4.1 range of error Poll done from Sept 25-28 801 registered voters Sept 25-28 585 likely voters Among LIKELY voters Walker 50% Burke 45% Among registered voters Scott is 1% ahead
  • Tony Stewart Kills Driver In Tragic Collision, As NASCAR Reels And Police Investigate

    08/10/2014 5:04:09 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 497 replies ^ | 8/10/2014 | Dan Diamond
    NASCAR star Tony Stewart hit and killed another driver who was walking on the track in a sprint car race on Saturday night. The other driver, Kevin Ward Jr., had collided with Stewart on the previous lap, leaving Ward’s car with a flat tire and pushed into the wall. As officials threw a caution, Ward left his car and began walking down the track — gesturing angrily toward Stewart — before being clipped and dragged 50 feet by Stewart’s car. Several spectators told Bob Pockrass of The Sporting News that Stewart appeared to throttle his car before colliding with Ward.
  • Supreme Court: EPA can regulate greenhouse gas emissions, with some limits

    06/23/2014 9:58:21 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 53 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/23/2014 | Robert Barnes
    The Supreme Court on Monday mostly validated the Environmental Protection Agency’s plans to regulate power plant and factory emissions of greenhouse gases blamed for global warming, while imposing some limits on the agency’s reach. The justices said the EPA could not rewrite specific standards written into the law, but they still handed the Obama administration and environmentalists a big victory by agreeing there was another way for the EPA to carry out its program.
  • IRS employs former cop convicted of FBI snooping

    03/21/2014 6:19:14 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 7 replies
    The Washington TImes ^ | 3/20/14 | Kelly Riddell
    The Internal Revenue Service, already facing accusations that its workers improperly snooped through tax files, has hired a former police officer convicted just a few years ago of illegally accessing FBI records and providing information to a subject of a counterterrorism investigation involving an infamous al Qaeda figure. Mohammad Weiss Rasool, or Weiss Russell as he is known at the IRS, was sentenced to two years of probation in 2008 after pleading guilty in federal court to illegally accessing the FBI's National Crime Information Center database to run license tag numbers for a friend he thought was being followed. That...
  • Mayor de Blasio angry at Albany for tabling pre-K

    02/11/2014 9:24:06 PM PST · by CaptainK · 15 replies ^ | 2/11/14 | JONATHAN LEMIRE
    NEW YORK (AP) -- A day after receiving a stinging rebuke from a powerful Albany lawmaker who threatened to block his prekindergarten tax hike plan, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio angrily demanded a vote while coordinating a show of force to defend his signature proposal that now appears to be in substantial jeopardy. De Blasio rallied with dozens of influential African-American clergy leaders, including the Rev. Al Sharpton, in Brooklyn, while his close ally Melissa Mark-Viverito, the city council speaker, did the same with local elected officials and parents at City Hall, all urging lawmakers 150 miles to...
  • Just in; Caleb Jacoby has been found. Safe and well more to follow as details become available.

    01/09/2014 6:22:33 PM PST · by CaptainK · 21 replies
    Brookline Police Dept ^ | 1/9/2014 | Brookline PD
    Just in; Caleb Jacoby has been found. Safe and well more to follow as details become available.
  • Family Says They Did Tip Gay Server, Didn't Leave Note (another PC tipping hoax?)

    11/25/2013 8:22:05 PM PST · by CaptainK · 63 replies ^ | 11/25/2013 | Brynn Gingras
    After a gay server at a New Jersey restaurant said a customer denied her a tip and wrote her a hateful note on the receipt, a local family contacted NBC 4 New York and said their receipt shows they paid a tip and didn't write any such note. Dayna Morales, a former Marine and a server at Gallop Asian Bistro in Bridgewater, posted a photo on Facebook earlier this month, showing the bill with a line through the space for a tip. The photo of the receipt showed someone had written, "I'm sorry but I cannot tip because I do...
  • Audit gives China green light to process U.S.

    09/05/2013 9:35:19 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 18 replies ^ | BILL TOMSON and TARINI PARTI
    U.S. officials have given the thumbs-up to four Chinese poultry plants, paving the way for the country to send processed chicken to American markets, according to audit reports obtained by POLITICO. The audit reports expected to be made public Friday show that the Chinese processing plants passed U.S. Department of Agriculture inspections performed in March and the positive results make it likely the foreign producers soon will become eligible to export to the U.S According to the audit, at first, China will only be able to process chicken that has been slaughtered in the U.S. or other certified countries.
  • Sopranos' star James Gandolfini guzzled at least eight drinks during his final meal: source

    06/21/2013 4:57:49 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 106 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/21/13 | REBECCA ROSENBERG
    “Sopranos” star James Gandolfini, who struggled with booze addiction in his final weeks, scarfed down a decadent final meal that included at least eight alcoholic drinks, The Post has learned. Gandolfini guzzled four shots of rum, two pina coladas, and two beers at dinner with his son — while he chowed down on two orders of fried king prawns and a “large portion” of foie gras, a hotel source in Rome said. The Emmy Award winner had attended several Alcoholics Anonymous meetings on Perry Street in the West Village, but people who saw him there “didn’t think that he was...
  • My Medical Choice (Angelina Jolie has voluntary double mastectomy)

    05/13/2013 10:08:45 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 159 replies
    New York Times ^ | 5/14/13 | Angelina Jolie
    MY MOTHER fought cancer for almost a decade and died at 56. She held out long enough to meet the first of her grandchildren and to hold them in her arms. But my other children will never have the chance to know her and experience how loving and gracious she was. We often speak of “Mommy’s mommy,” and I find myself trying to explain the illness that took her away from us. They have asked if the same could happen to me. I have always told them not to worry, but the truth is I carry a “faulty” gene, BRCA1,...
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (R 49 O 48)

    11/06/2012 5:23:20 AM PST · by CaptainK · 21 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 11/6/2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    The final Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll of Election 2012 shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 49% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns the vote from 48%. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate. See daily tracking history. Rasmussen Reports will continue tracking the president’s job approval rating and other topics, and new results will be updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). Both candidates are viewed favorably by 50% of voters nationwide. When it comes to the economy, 50% trust Romney more, while 47% have more confidence in the president.
  • Fox News Poll: Support for Obama Dips in Ohio (46 O-43 R)

    10/19/2012 4:15:05 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 30 replies
    Fox ^ | 10/19/2010 | Dana Blanton
    Despite a dip in support, Barack Obama retains a narrow 46-43 percent edge over Republican challenger Mitt Romney in the Buckeye state. Obama topped Romney by seven percentage points in Ohio a month ago (49-42 percent). The president has lost ground among independents (down 10 points from September), women (down eight points) and voters under age 35 (down six points).
  • Presidential contest tight nationally ahead of second debate (49O-46R +9Dem advantage)

    10/15/2012 5:13:47 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 21 replies ^ | 10/15/2012 | Dan Balz and Jon Cohen
    On the eve of their second debate, President Obama and challenger Mitt Romney remain locked in a virtual dead heat nationally, with Republicans showing increased enthusiasm for their nominee after his big win in the first debate, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. Likely voters in the new poll split 49 percent for Obama to 46 percent for Romney, basically unmoved from the poll two weeks ago, just before the two candidates met in Denver for their first debate. On topic after topic, the survey portrays an electorate that remains deeply divided along partisan lines and locked in...
  • Fox News poll: Romney erases Obama's lead nationally after first debate

    10/10/2012 3:17:43 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 15 replies ^ | 10/10/2012 | Dana Blanton
    Mitt Romney now holds a narrow advantage over Barack Obama in the race for the White House -- 46 percent to 45 percent, if the election were held today, according to a Fox News national poll of likely voters released Wednesday. That’s a six-point turnaround and a three-point “debate bounce” for Romney. Before the first presidential debate in Denver last Wednesday, Romney had 43 percent to Obama’s 48 percent (September 24-26, 2012). Romney’s edge comes mainly from independents, white voters and men. Just over half of men (51 percent) back Romney now, the highest level of support he’s received among...
  • Poll: Romney and Obama tied after first debate

    10/08/2012 5:07:44 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/08/2012 | Paul Steinhauser
    The Gallup poll indicates that Obama held a 50%-45% advantage over Romney from September 30-October 2, the three days leading up to last Wednesday's presidential debate in Denver, Colorado. According to the survey, Romney and Obama were deadlocked at 47% each in the three days after the debate, from October 4-6.
  • ‘Katie’ Drops Again,‘Steve Harvey’Top New Syndicated Talker Women 25-54 Thursday(good news Fri)

    09/14/2012 6:00:46 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 17 replies
    Deadline/Hollywood | September 14, 2012 | By Nellie Andreeva
    Uh-oh. In its fourth airing on Thursday, Katie Couric’s new syndicated talk show dropped 26% in households to a 1.7/5 in the metered markets and 38% to a 0.8/5 in the key Women 25-54 demographic. In households, Katie still finished first among the freshman daytime talk shows but by a smaller margin. In W25-54, it was edged by Steve Harvey (0.9/6 in W 25-54, 1.3/4 in HH), which finished as No.1 for the first time since the launch of Katie.
  • Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking Poll(Obama 47-Mitt 44)

    08/27/2012 6:47:45 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 156 replies ^ | Monday, August 27, 2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows President Obama attracting support from 47% of voters nationwide, while Mitt Romney earns 44% of the vote. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided. A president’s job approval rating is one of the best indicators for assessing his chances of reelection. Typically, the president’s job approval rating on Election Day will be close to the share of the vote he receives. Currently, 50% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's job performance. Forty-nine percent (49%) at least somewhat disapprove of...
  • NBC/WSJ poll: Heading into conventions, Obama has four-point lead (48 to 44)

    08/21/2012 4:23:14 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 57 replies
    After Mitt Romney selected his vice presidential running mate, and just days before the political conventions kick off next week, President Barack Obama maintains his advantage in the race for the White House, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. A Democratic ticket featuring Obama and Vice President Joe Biden gets support from 48 percent of registered voters, and a Republican ticket of Romney and new running mate Paul Ryan gets 44 percent. These numbers are only slightly changed from July, when Obama led Romney by six points in the survey, 49 percent to 43 percent, suggesting a...
  • Campaign staff charged in McCotter petitions probe

    08/09/2012 2:45:23 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 12 replies ^ | August 09, 2012 | Associated Press
    Michigan's attorney general has charged four of former U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter's campaign staffers in an investigation into fake and duplicate signatures on nominating petitions. Attorney General Bill Schuette announced charges Thursday ranging from forgery and conspiracy to falsely signing election documents.
  • Fox News poll: 37 percent of voters say they are better off than four years ago (Obama 45 / Mitt 41O

    07/18/2012 3:54:53 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 22 replies ^ | 7/18/12 | Dana Blanton
    Are you better off than you were four years ago? Ronald Reagan asked Americans voters that in a pivotal 1980 debate with then-President Jimmy Carter. Today, fewer than four voters in ten answer yes to the question. Thirty-seven percent of voters say they are better off than four years ago. Nearly half -- 48 percent -- say they aren’t. Another 13 percent say their situation is unchanged.
  • Obama, Romney in dead heat in presidential race (CBS Poll 47 Mitt/ 46 Obama))

    07/18/2012 3:43:03 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 40 replies ^ | 7/18/12 | Brian Montopoli
    (CBS News) President Obama and Mitt Romney are effectively tied in the race for the presidency, according to a new CBS News/New York Times survey. Forty-seven percent of registered voters nationwide who lean towards a candidate back Romney, while 46 percent support the president. Four percent are undecided. The one percentage point difference is within the survey's three point margin of error. Romney leads by eight points among men; the president leads by five points among women. The president's supporters are more likely to strongly back their candidate. Fifty-two percent strongly favor Mr. Obama, while just 29 percent of Romney...
  • NBC/WSJ poll: Obama, Romney remain in dead heat (47-44)

    06/26/2012 6:46:41 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 47 replies ^ | June 26, 2012 | Mark Murray
    President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney remain locked in a tight contest, with each candidate displaying significant strengths and weaknesses four months before Election Day, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. For Obama, he runs stronger than Romney does in the key swing states, and he holds a strong base of support among young voters, African Americans and Latinos. What’s more, the president continues to be personally popular.
  • Romney reports tax bill of $6.2 million for 2010-11

    01/23/2012 9:51:35 PM PST · by CaptainK · 59 replies
    Rueters ^ | 12-24-11 | Steve Holland and Kim Dixon
    Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney released tax records on Tuesday indicating he will pay $6.2 million in taxes on a total of $42.5 million in income over the years 2010 and 2011. Bowing to increasing political pressure to provide more detail about his vast wealth, the former private equity executive released tax returns indicating he and his wife, Ann, paid an effective tax rate of 13.9 percent in 2010. They expect to pay a 15.4 percent rate when they file their returns for 2011. Romney's tax rate is below that of most wage-earning Americans because most of his...
  • Grapevine massacre victim sought divorce from gunman (Gunman ID'd)

    12/26/2011 10:57:05 PM PST · by CaptainK · 47 replies ^ | 12/27/11 | ABC affiliate WFAA
    Grapevine massacre victim sought divorce from gunman from ABC affiliate WFAA GRAPEVINE — We're learning more about the Christmas Day massacre in Grapevine that left seven people dead. Police Monday revealed that the gunman was dressed in a Santa Claus outfit and waited until the presents were opened to kill the victims and then himself. Neighbors confirmed to News 8 the identities of at least four of the victims in the tragedy. Grapevine police say it was an apparent murder-suicide that took place right after a Christmas celebration, and say the shooter was wearing a Santa suit when he got...
  • Joshua Komisarjevsky Found Guilty of Murder In Connecticut Home Invasion Trial

    10/13/2011 12:53:36 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 11 replies
    Fox News | 10/13/2011 | Fox News
    Joshua Komisarjevsky has been found guilty of murder. Hopefully he'll be rewarded with death at the 10/24 sentencing
  • Reuters/Ipsos poll: Obama gets slight boost from jobs speech

    09/15/2011 5:05:24 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 11 replies · 1+ views ^ | 9/15/2011 | Patricia Zengerle
    WASHINGTON, Sept 14 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's approval rating got a small lift after he unveiled a jobs plan last week, keeping him ahead of all potential Republican rivals in the 2012 election, a Reuters/Ipsos poll said on Wednesday. The percentage of Americans who view Obama's performance favorably edged up to 47 percent in the poll conducted Sept. 8-12. The president, a Democrat, unveiled his $447 billion job creation proposal on Sept. 8. Obama's approval rating was 45 percent in August and has hovered between 43 and 51 percent for more than a year.