Forum: GOP Club

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Shock Poll: Trump Within 6 in Illinois

    09/22/2016 1:19:26 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 49 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 9/22/816 | Brenden Kirby
    Survey also shows written-off GOP senator trailing by just 2 points Republican Donald Trump is within 6 points of Democrat Hillary Clinton in President Obama’s home state, a poll released Wednesday suggests. The survey by Emerson College, which has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.6 percentage points, shows Clinton leading Trump 45 percent to 39 percent in Illinois. The state’s Democratic challenger for the Senate, Rep. Tammy Duckworth, leads incumbent Republican Mark Kirk by 2 points. That is closer than other polls; most observers consider Kirk the most endangered incumbent senator running for re-election this year. The...
  • Clinton asks why she isn’t beating Trump by 50 points

    09/21/2016 4:40:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Washington Post's PostPolitics ^ | September 21, 2016 | John Wagner
    ORLANDO — Hillary Clinton gave voice Wednesday to a question on the minds of many of her fiercest advocates in her race against the controversy-prone Donald Trump: Why isn’t she way, way ahead? The Democratic nominee raised the issue here during an address via video conference to a gathering in Las Vegas of the Labor International Union of North America. The former secretary of state ticked off her pro-union positions, including investing in infrastructure, raising the minimum wage and supporting collective bargaining. “Having said all this, ‘Why aren’t I 50 points ahead?’ you might ask?” Clinton said. “Well, the choice...
  • Jewish Support for Clinton Drops in NY

    09/21/2016 12:52:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Jewish Political Updates ^ | September 20, 2016 | Joyce Chu
    A new poll shows Clinton’s favorability has recently dipped among Jewish voters in New York, although she still has an overall lead in the community and in the state. The study conducted last week by Siena College Research Institute showed Clinton’s lead sliding from 51 percent in August to 45 percent, while Trump’s support grew from 25 percent to 31 percent. Although Jews represent a small percentage of the U.S. population, according to JNS, over 90 percent of Jews will be voting—significantly higher than the 74 percent of Americans who are projected to vote. This makes the Jewish vote especially...
  • Mike Pence draws crowd in Williamsburg, despite rain (Virginia)

    09/21/2016 12:28:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Virginia Gazette ^ | September 20, 2016 | David Ress, Sarah Fearing and Heather Bridges
    WILLIAMSBURG — The old capitol of Colonial Williamsburg served as a backdrop to Republican vice-presidential candidate Mike Pence, as he took to the stage in the midst of a downpour before a crowd of about 650 for a rally Tuesday evening. "This is what we call a moist evening," Pence said. "Tonight we're showing the media and we're showing the world, this is a movement that is going to elect Donald Trump." Ronald and Ella Weiss drove from Olde Towne, Portsmouth, for Tuesday's event. They've been Trump backers from the start. Ella Weiss said they like what Trump stands for,...
  • Donald Trump’s Duplin Co. campaign stop resonating with ENC residents

    09/20/2016 10:02:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    WNCT-TV ^ | September 20, 2016 | Katie Harden
    KENANSVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Donald Trump made another campaign stop in Eastern North Carolina Tuesday afternoon, this time stumping in Duplin County. With a community just short of 900 people in Kenansville, the town was saturated with visitors for the rally. Nearly 10,000 people lining up to hear about Trump’s vision for the country. About 6,000 people packed inside the Duplin County Event Center and say they were not disappointed. “We’re going to make our country strong again,” says Presidential hopeful Donald Trump. “Our military will be greatly enhanced. And we’re going to make our country safe again. And we...
  • Republican Voters Are Unifying Behind Donald Trump

    09/20/2016 8:57:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | September 20, 2016 | Janie Velencia, associate polling editor
    Republican support for Donald Trump is at an all-time high, with GOP voters now just as unified behind Trump as Democrats are behind Hillary Clinton, according to the HuffPost Pollster polling average. Polls have shown a tightening race in recent weeks, leaving Democrats on edge and concerned that Clinton is losing the comfortable lead she held over the summer. There’s data to back up Democrats’ hand-wringing. Republican voters who had previously withheld their support for Trump have come around recently. Trump has managed to gain 6 percentage points among Republicans since mid-August, and he’s on an upward trend, according to...
  • Trump is doing better with Hispanics than you think

    09/20/2016 8:26:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 20, 2016 | Niall Stanage
    Donald Trump is performing about as well with Hispanic voters as GOP nominee Mitt Romney did in 2012, according to opinion polls — something that unsettles Democrats and surprises even some Republicans. Skeptics had suggested that Trump would suffer a blowout among Hispanics, given that his rhetoric, on illegal immigration in particular, has been controversial. Trump’s promise to build a wall on the southern U.S. border and force Mexico to pay for it is perhaps the best known of his campaign pledges. And at his campaign launch in June 2015, he said people coming into the country illegally were “rapists.”...
  • Small NC town prepares for Trump rally; Clinton postpones Chapel Hill event

    09/20/2016 7:28:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    WNCN-TV ^ | September 20, 2016 | Staff
    KENANSVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — A small Eastern North Carolina town is preparing for Donald Trump’s appearance Tuesday just as a Hillary Clinton event in Chapel Hill on Tuesday was postponed. Trump will hold a rally in Kenansville Tuesday just two weeks after making a stop in Greenville. The rally will be held at the Duplin County Event Center and it is likely to be the largest event ever held in Kenansville, with a population of about 855. Duplin County Schools announced on Monday they would be closing at noon Tuesday in anticipation of Trump’s visit. High amounts of traffic are...
  • TIRED? After today, Hillary has nothing on public calendar until debate — in 6 days

    09/20/2016 6:58:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | September 19, 2016 | Kyle Olson
    Hillary Clinton noted there are just 50 days before voters head to the polls, but that’s not stopping her from apparently laying low for the next 6 of them. Clinton held a rally at Temple University today, and, according to her public schedule posted at HillarySpeeches.com, she has nothing public planned until the first presidential debate on September 26th. Hillary will appear on “The Tonight Show” this evening in a segment that was filmed last week. According to the schedule, over the next 6 days, Clinton’s running mate Tim Kaine will hold three events, and Kaine’s wife will appear at...
  • Clinton campaign memo to donors: Don’t panic

    09/20/2016 6:37:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 20, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Team Hillary has 49 days until Election Day to clinch what should be an easy victory. After Donald Trump’s August swoon, Hillary Clinton should have been able to coast to November 8th. Instead she has apparently stumbled back into a virtual tie, and Electoral College maps now make the race look like a dead heat with the first presidential debate on the near horizon. With allies and donors getting restive over her inability to close the deal, the Clinton campaign sent out a memo with one main message — don’t panic. Greg Sargent got a look at the Robby Mook...
  • IT’S A MOVEMENT! Trump Releases Fantastic New Ad …(With Jab at Hillary)

    09/20/2016 6:28:46 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 30 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/20/16 | Jim Hoft
    The Donald Trump campaign released a new ad today titled “Movement.” The ad focuses on historic popularity of the Republican candidate for president. Donald Trump’s campaign on Tuesday released a new television ad portraying the Republican nominee’s White House bid as a “movement.” “It’s a movement, not a campaign,” a narrator says at the beginning of the 30-second ad. “Its leader—Donald Trump.” The ad, titled “Movement,” shows videos of large crowds holding up signs in support of the GOP nominee. It continues to tout Trump as a “builder, businessman” and “success” who does “what others called impossible.” “Donald Trump’s priority:...
  • New Poll Has Trump Tied In...Maine?

    09/20/2016 4:55:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Townhall ^ | September 20, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    "Yeah, I think Maine will be a toss-up state this year," said nobody ever.* As if anyone needed proof that the 2016 election is absolutely bizarre, please see this new Maine People's Resource Center (a liberal think tank) poll that has Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton tied with 37 percent of the vote each. This is a slight improvement from a poll from last week that had Trump within the margin of error behind Clinton. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson polled at 11 percent, and Green candidate Jill Stein came in at five. In Maine's 2nd congressional district, Trump has a...
  • It's down to New Hampshire if this trend continues

    09/20/2016 1:41:31 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 63 replies
    538
    I've just started looking at 538 for a couple of weeks now. This is the highest chance of winning Trump has gone since I have been looking at it. He's up 2% since this morning. A lot can change but little New Hampshire is the highest non Trump state but it is up also. Looking at the snake graph at the bottom little NH with the other states and we would be saying President Trump with right over 270 electoral votes. The establishment has got to go scorched earth now.
  • The fight isn’t going Clinton’s way

    09/19/2016 6:17:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | September 19, 2016 | Niall Ferguson
    This fight isn’t going as planned. The conventional wisdom, as August drew to a close, was that Donald Trump’s campaign was in free-fall. Some of Hillary Clinton’s supporters had even begun to anticipate a landslide like 1964, when Lyndon Johnson crushed Barry Goldwater by 61-to-38 percent. What a difference a couple of working weeks have made. Slumped in the Democratic corner, her haggard visage being fanned by anxious trainers, is Clinton, candidate of the status quo. Impatiently bouncing off the ropes on the other side of the ring is the overweight, orange-featured personification of very, very risky change. The status...
  • Trump wins more black voters: Poll shows attracting support of more African Americans

    09/19/2016 4:04:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | September 19, 2016 | Ariel Zilber and Nikki Schwab
    LA Times/USC survey indicates that Trump's support among blacks has grown from 3.1 percent to 19.6 percent in less than two weeksClinton's backing among African Americans has dropped from 90.4 percent on September 10 to just 71.4 percent Pollster says that the numbers began to shift after questions about Clinton's health and stamina arose on September 11 Other polls show tight race between Trump and Clinton in key battleground states....
  • Polls: Trump ONE STATE From Being President

    09/19/2016 2:29:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | September 18, 2016 | Ben Shapiro
    There was a time when Hillary Clinton’s team believed she would win every swing state, many by double digits. That time has passed. According to today’s Washington Post, the Clinton team is now “pessimistic” about holding Iowa and Ohio, and they believe Florida and North Carolina will be close. Right now, the latest polls have Donald Trump ahead in all four states. If he were to win those four states, as well as Nevada, he would be one state away from winning the presidency. Here are the remaining battleground states and where they stand....
  • Trump chips away at Clinton Minnesota advantage; Poll follows national trend of narrower race

    09/19/2016 12:21:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Detroit Lakes Online ^ | September 19, 2016 | Don Davis
    ST. PAUL—A new Minnesota Poll shows Donald Trump closing Hilary Clinton's lead in the state, which mirrors national polls showing the presidential race tightening. The Star Tribune's Minnesota Poll indicates Clinton would receive 44 percent of the vote and Trump 38 percent if the election were held now. North Dakota native Gary Johnson, the Libertarian candidate and former New Mexico governor, received 12 percent support, although more than a quarter of those surveyed said they did not know who he is. Democrat Clinton's strongest support came in the heavily Democratic areas of Minneapolis and St. Paul, where she held a...
  • Heebie-jeebies for the Democrats: The party’s dash to the left opens the ranks to a Trump appeal

    09/19/2016 12:12:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 18, 2016 | The Editors
    To hear the big media tell it, the Republicans are angry, split and spoiling for a fight with each other. This is not altogether bad. Democrats and cats have fought for years and the result is more cats and more Democrats. Maybe it will work for Republicans. If Hillary Clinton, plagued by persistent health issues, decides that leaving the field is the better part of inevitability, if not valor, the Democrats will see how divided they are. Bernard Sanders and his millennials would no doubt consider Hillary’s unlikely withdrawal as heaven-sent (if they actually believed there was anybody in heaven)....
  • Donald Trump Could Win This Blue State in November

    09/19/2016 11:36:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Charisma News ^ | September 19, 2016
    Yesterday, we made the case that Donald Trump could win Michigan, despite the fact that no Republican candidate for resident has won in the Wolverine State since 1988. Today, two more items have surfaced confirming Trump's surge in the union-heavy traditionally Blue state: the announcement that 100 Syrian and Iraqi refugees would be placed in troubled and nearly bankrupt Flint, Michigan, without consultation with or the consent of local authorities, and the release of a Detroit Free Press poll showing that 53 percent of the Great Lake State's voters oppose settling more refugees in the hard-pressed state. According to this...
  • Hillary Clinton needs to do these 3 things right now to save her campaign

    09/19/2016 10:46:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 88 replies
    CNBC ^ | September 19, 2016 | Jake Novak
    With the polls continuing to show a decided trend in Donald Trump's favor, it's time for Hillary Clinton and her campaign to make some serious changes. There are probably 100 things a candidate who was once seen as a shoo-in winner needs to change once the tide turns, but let's get right to the three top priority musts: 1) Accept the facts The biggest danger now for the Clinton team and her key backers is to brush off the polls as statistical noise or just a very brief trend that will flame out. The reason brushing off the polls is...
  • PPD Daily: Trump 45.4 Cankles 40.1 (Trump 5.3)

    09/19/2016 10:13:01 AM PDT · by LS · 11 replies
    Trump up .1 from yesterday, Cankles rebounds by .3
  • Rove: Clinton Must Tell Voters That "In A Time When You Want Change, (truncated)

    09/19/2016 5:46:35 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 26 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 9-18-2016 | Tim Hains
    Full Title: Karl Rove: Clinton Needs Make Case To Voters That "In A Time When You Want Change, You Want Stability And Continuity" Former adviser to President George W. Bush Karl Rove explains what Trump and Clinton need to focus on ahead of their first debate. Trump needs to reassure voters that he represents change, Rove says. About Clinton, he says: "Her job is to persuade [voters that ]in a time when you want change, you want me, stability and continuity." (snip) ROVE: I’d say to Hillary Clinton, you've been emphasizing a vision for the future of the country, share...
  • Panic Mode: LAT Poll Shows Donald Trump Skyrocketing as Hillary Clinton Falters in Black Community

    09/18/2016 11:30:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 18, 2016 | Neil W. McCabe
    Republican Donald J. Trump has the support of 20 percent of the African-American vote in Sunday’s “Daybreak Poll” by the University of Southern California and The Los Angeles Times. Trump’s Democratic opponent Hillary R. Clinton is the choice of 71 percent of black voters. For the week after Trump’s Aug. 16 speech on the status of African-Americans in America in West Bend, Wisconsin, the Republican had support in the Daybreak Poll between 13 percent and 15 percent....
  • DNC Chair: ‘Although She Had to Be Lifted Into That Van,’ Hillary Clinton ‘Kept Fighting’

    09/18/2016 8:52:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 112 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 18, 2016 | David Rutz
    Democratic National Committee interim chair Donna Brazile said Sunday that Hillary Clinton inspired her after her widely seen fainting spell last week, because even though “she had to be lifted into that van,” she got up and kept fighting. Clinton left a 9/11 memorial event in New York early last Sunday, complaining of feeling overheated, and was videoed nearly collapsing as she was helped into her van. Her campaign later revealed she was diagnosed pneumonia two days earlier, leading to criticism of not disclosing the illness earlier. MSNBC host Joy Reid, who worked for Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign, asked if...
  • Trump’s Polling “Surge” Is Turning Into A “Wave”

    09/18/2016 6:46:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 16, 2016 | Stewart Lawrence
    Two weeks ago, some pundits began talking about a Trump “surge.” Suddenly, that surge is looking like a full-fledged “wave.” In one battleground after another, the billionaire real estate mogul is opening up a lead over Hillary Clinton – or making that state’s race competitive again. He’s also beating Clinton in several of the latest national polls. Mainstream pundits are reeling from the shock. Take Ohio. Three straight polls now find Trump with a solid single-digit lead. Trump has closed the gap with women to low single-digits while preserving his robust double-digit lead among men. And Trump’s leading among college-educated...
  • Donald Trump will win US presidency, Tim Farron predicts (UK Liberal Democratic Party Leader)

    09/18/2016 4:40:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    BT ^ | September 18, 2016
    Donald Trump will win the US presidency because the same groups of people who swung the Brexit referendum will turn out to vote for him, Lib Dem leader Tim Farron has predicted. Mr Farron said that the fiery Republican candidate will be boosted, like the Leave cause was, by a high turnout from people who do not usually vote. "My gut tells me he won't win. Do people really want his hand on the button? But, logically, I assume he will," Mr Farron said to delegates at the party conference. Mr Farron was taking part in a jovial conversation with...
  • Clinton Campaign In Crisis Over Plunging Support Among Younger Voters

    09/18/2016 3:57:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Counter Currents ^ | September 18, 2016 | Zaida Green
    The campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is responding to poll numbers and other indications of declining support among younger voters by deploying its most prominent surrogates to college campuses. The moves come a day after two national surveys, one conducted by Quinnipiac University and the other by CBS News and the New York Times, found that more than a third of voters under the age of 30 plan to vote for third-party presidential candidates. Clinton is widely despised, especially by young people. According to the Quinnipiac University poll, Clinton has the support of just 31 percent of voters...
  • As Trump returns, Clinton still absent: Dems focus less on NW Ohio this year

    09/17/2016 9:51:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Toledo Blade ^ | September 18, 2016 | Tom Troy
    By this point in the last three presidential election campaigns, northwest Ohio had received at least one campaign visit from the Democratic presidential candidate. So far this year, however, no city in northwest Ohio has made it on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s calendar, while Republican Donald Trump has scheduled his second rally in Toledo. Mr. Trump is to appear in the Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., at noon Wednesday. Nor have any high-level Clinton surrogates set foot on the flat and formerly swampy soil of northwest Ohio so far in the general election campaign — although one is scheduled...
  • One Trump Side-Effect: Democrats Are Reaching Out To Muslim Voters

    09/17/2016 6:00:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | September 17, 2016 | Asma Khalid
    Muslims are a tiny fraction of the U.S. population, making up somewhere around one percent, according to the Pew Research Center. But a lot of Muslims live in key battleground states like Florida, Virginia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Ohio, which makes them a small but important group. That's why Hillary Clinton's campaign is trying to make sure they show up in large numbers on Election Day. This week across the state of Florida, Democrats were making a major voter registration push tied to Eid, the Muslim holiday. Muslims lean Democrat, but they're less likely to be registered than your average American....
  • Preparations for Estero Trump rally begin after law enforcement gala (Florida)

    09/17/2016 5:44:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    WBBH-TV ^ | September 17, 2016 | Trent Kelly
    ESTERO - Hundreds of law enforcement officers from all across Lee County are gathering at Germain Arena in Estero. It's all part of this year's "Law and Order" Ball, which is the first time the annual gala honoring law enforcement is being held in the 7,000-seat arena. But that's not the only big event coming to Germain this week as preparations for Monday's Donald Trump rally are set to get underway in just a matter of hours. "It's pretty cool having somebody that could be the potential next president of the United States coming so close," said Estero resident Michael...
  • New poll shows Clinton and Trump nearly tied in Michigan

    09/17/2016 4:34:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Detroit Free Press | September 16, 2016 | Todd Spangler
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.freep.com/story/news/politics/2016/09/15/donald-trump-hillary-clinton-michigan-poll/90381296/
  • Fox NH: Clinton 42, Trump 41

    09/17/2016 3:19:29 PM PDT · by LS · 26 replies
    Fox News per Twitter | 9/17/2016
    Cankles up only one in state where Bush in 2000 last Republican to win = another sign of impending tsunami.
  • Free Donald Trump Rally tickets being sold online at steep price (Florida)

    09/17/2016 2:59:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    WFTX-TV ^ | September 16, 2016 | Stephanie Tinoco
    LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump will be filling Germain Arena with the dynamic energy he's known for on Monday night. Free tickets are still available online, but people are using Facebook, Craigslist, and Ebay to sell those tickets for what they claim is a sold out event. Four In Your Corner found tickets ranging from $50-$200 even though the website is still accepting submissions for free tickets. Ralph Santillo, the founder of the Veterans Foundation in Cape Coral says people have been calling his organization inquiring about getting tickets once Trump announced he would be in...
  • How Hillary’s pneumonia has left her campaign ailing less than two months before Election Day

    09/17/2016 2:12:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | September 17, 2016 | Adam Edelman
    Hillary's pneumonia could end up sickening her entire presidential bid, politicos are warning. Clinton's forced disclosure of her diagnosis after a fainting episode on Sept. 11 not only reinforced fears of her campaign's secrecy and dishonesty, but it also came at the exact same time Donald Trump suddenly decided to run a more traditional campaign. And if voter attitudes continue to change as quickly as they already have, according to polls, the Clinton camp could be facing a negative prognosis. "There can be little doubt that the presidential race has not only tightened, but there are indications that Donald Trump...
  • Trump, Clinton now running close in Electoral College

    09/17/2016 1:24:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 17, 2016 | Joseph Lawler
    Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are running close in the Electoral College, according to a new analysis released Saturday. A Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation analysis based on a weekly tracking poll in all 50 states shows that the two candidates are nearly even, with the Republican Trump projected to win the key swing state of Florida. Clinton still has a slight edge in the comparison, but the race has tightened significantly in recent weeks, with several battleground states better contested by Trump. The analysis is based on a weekly tracking poll of more than 15,000 Americans....
  • Interview with Decius--author of the famous Flight 93 Election essay!

    09/17/2016 10:23:03 AM PDT · by conservativecass · 9 replies
    American Greatness ^ | September 17, 2016 | Decius
    "The pseudonymous Publius Decius Mus has angered and mystified his critics with his bracing assessment of our political moment in his essay, “The Flight 93 Election,” which—along with the follow-up essay—quickly went viral and generated commentary from left and right. With so many questions and so much controversy swirling around his ideas, American Greatness spoke with Decius this week about the pursuit of greater clarity in thinking through the politics of our time."
  • Weird and Wild Stuff: Why Democrats should be worried

    09/16/2016 9:53:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 16, 2016 | Matthew Continetti, editor-in-chief
    “This shouldn’t be close, but it’s close,” President Obama told the audience at a fundraiser this week in New York. “The presidential race, we should win. But Donald Trump got the nomination, so weird stuff happens.” How weird? The president’s approval rating is at 51 percent, unemployment is at 4.9 percent, incomes rose in 2015, Democrats lead the generic ballot, and the Republican presidential nominee is historically unpopular. Yet Donald Trump is closing in on Hillary Clinton, narrowing her lead to two points in the Real Clear Politics average. The battleground states are tight as well. The odds favor Clinton....
  • Reuters Poll: Trump Likely to Win Florida

    09/16/2016 8:26:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    NewsMax ^ | September 16, 2016
    An election analysis conducted in the Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation project shows that the race has tightened considerably over the past few weeks, with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump projected to win Florida, an essential battleground state, if the election were held today. The project, which is based on a weekly tracking poll of more than 15,000 Americans, shows that the 2016 presidential race could end in a photo finish on Nov. 8, with the major-party candidates running nearly even in the Electoral College, the body that ultimately selects the president. The States of the Nation project, which delivers...
  • Hillary Clinton: ‘Black Girl Magic Is Real’

    09/16/2016 6:54:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | September 16, 2016 | Sam Levine, Associate politics editor
    “You are the changemakers, the path breakers, and the ground shakers,” Clinton said at the Black Women’s Agenda. Hillary Clinton on Friday celebrated the achievements of African American women, telling an audience at the Black Women’s Agenda that they were proof that “black girl magic was real.” Black girl magic, which isn’t in the dictionary just yet, is a phrase used to celebrate the awesomeness of black women. The event was hosted by the Black Women’s Agenda Symposium Workshop, which is the organization dedicated to addressing disparities faced by black women. Clinton said that all women have to work harder...
  • Why I’m voting for Donald Trump

    09/16/2016 5:36:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    MacLean's ^ | September 15, 2016 | Allen Abel
    Ordinary Americans explain why they plan to vote for Donald Trump on Nov. 8 <Donald Trump supporters, from left to right: Susan Bates, Royce Barnes, Sabrina Kim, Maya Brudnay, and Arthur Robertson. These are Donald Trump’s “deplorables,” as Hillary Clinton calls them—11 unashamed Trump-train riders from across the United States, writing in their own words. To Clinton, they—or at least “half of them,” as the Democratic nominee chuckled last weekend in a stunning display of contempt before hurriedly apologizing­—can be lumped together as “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic­­—you name it.” Our contributors would disagree. The Trump supporters who volunteered to...
  • Politico: Trump has broken Hillary’s Electoral College lock

    09/16/2016 3:25:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 16, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    For now, anyway. A month ago, analysts thought Hillary Clinton had enough of a lead in the Electoral College that she could coast to the finish line. She’s coasted ever since, and that has finally caught up to her — and so has Donald Trump. Politico polling analyst Stephen Shepard writes that current polling would give Trump 266 electoral votes, with any number of states available to give him the majority: Just six weeks ago, Hillary Clinton’s advantage in the Electoral College looked insurmountable. Now, based on the latest round of public polls, it’s a different story. If the election...
  • New Poll: Trump Leading Clinton In Nevada

    09/16/2016 11:47:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    KUNR-FM ^ | September 16, 2016 | Anh Gray
    In the battleground state of Nevada, Republican Donald Trump is now slightly leading Democrat Hillary Clinton in the race to the White House. That’s according to a new poll by Monmouth University. Our reporter Anh Gray has the details.(AUDIO-AT-LINK) Trump leads Clinton 44 to 42 percent and continues to be ahead with mostly white and male voters. Seth Richardson is a political reporter with the Reno Gazette-Journal. “It’s within the margins of error, but it shows what we’ve seen from previous polls over the last few weeks that Nevada is really, really close. I can’t stress enough how close it...
  • 'The Entire Election Could Boil Down To Pennsylvania,' New York Times Says

    09/16/2016 11:23:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Patch ^ | September 16, 2016 | Kara Seymour
    Think your one vote doesn't really matter? According to experts, it will — a lot. Hey Pennsylvania voters: you're important. Like, really important. It's no secret Pennsylvania is an extremely-coveted battleground state for both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump this fall. But some experts are now predicting the entire 2016 presidential election could essentially boil down to how we vote here in the Keystone State. Is that enough pressure for you? (By the way, the deadline to register to vote is Oct. 11.) In a piece published Friday by the New York Times, expert David Rothschild, an economist at Microsoft...
  • Clinton sharpens, Trump softens. He’s rising, she’s falling.

    09/16/2016 10:04:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 15, 2016 | Dr. Charles Krauthammer
    If you are the status quo candidate in a change election in which the national mood is sour and two-thirds of the electorate think the country is on the wrong track, what do you do? Attack. Relentlessly. Paint your opponent as extremist, volatile, clueless, unfit, dangerous. Indeed, Hillary Clinton’s latest national ad, featuring major Republican politicians echoing that indictment of Donald Trump, ends thus: “Unfit. Dangerous. Even for Republicans.” That was the theme of Clinton’s famous “alt-right” speech and of much of her $100 million worth of ads. Problem is, it’s not working. Over the past month, Trump’s new team,...
  • Clinton stumbling in Democrat-friendly Michigan

    09/16/2016 9:31:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Fresno Bee ^ | September 16, 2016 | David Lightman
    Hillary Clinton’s lead in Michigan, regarded as a strong state for the Democratic nominee, is slipping. Clinton is ahead of Donald Trump, 38-35 percent, in a new Detroit Free Press/WXYZ poll. Michigan has voted Democratic in every presidential election since 1992. Libertarian Gary Johnson had 10 percent support, while the Green Party’s Jill Stein had 4 percent. Trump’s gains have included white voters and men. Clinton was ahead by 2 last month while Trump now is ahead by 8. Clinton had a slight edge among men in August, but Trump is now up 5. Her backing in union households was...
  • Ohio may decide who the next president is—and right now, it’s pointing to Trump

    09/15/2016 10:07:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    CNBC ^ | September 15, 2016 | Jake Novak
    If history is any guide, this election could come down to one state: Ohio. You can almost bet that whoever wins the Buckeye State — Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton — will win the White House. The reason isn't Ohio's 18 electoral votes — plenty of battleground states like Florida and Pennsylvania are worth more. And it isn't because Ohio is a so-called "blue collar" state, because Ohio is harder to define in any singular way. In fact, it's Ohio's incredibly diverse demographic, economic, and geographic makeup that makes it matter so much in elections. I learned that 20 years...
  • Clinton: Trump has 'incited violence'

    09/15/2016 9:36:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | September 15, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Hillary Clinton is stepping up her criticism of Donald Trump, accusing him of inciting violence and aligning himself with hateful supporters. "I do really believe we are stronger together. But I also accept the responsibility, making sure that we do everything we can to try to heal these divides to bring people together," the Democratic presidenital nominee told the "Tom Joyner Morning Show" in an interview airing Thursday. "But it starts by standing up and calling out the bigotry and the hatred that we see coming from Trump. He has incited violence and he has been more than willing to...
  • Donald Trump plans Duplin County rally (North Carolina September 20th)

    09/15/2016 5:12:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Jacksonville Daily News ^ | September 15, 2016 | Staff
    The Republican presidential candidate will be stopping in Duplin County next week. Donald Trump will make a campaign stop at Duplin County Events Center in Kenansville on Sept. 20 at 5 p.m. Doors open at 3 p.m. Tickets, which are free, are available on a first come, first serve basis at donaldjtrump.com. There is a limit of two tickets per mobile number. This is the candidate’s first stop in Duplin County and the closest rally to Onslow. He has previously held events in Wilmington, Fayetteville and Greenville.
  • Snicker all you want, but Trump’s appearance on Oz was a triumph

    09/15/2016 3:13:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | September 15, 2016 | John Ibbitson
    Clinton wanted to make this election about Trump’s fitness to lead. Now thanks to Trump's silly TV stunt, all anyone can talk about is their physical health He doesn’t need much sleep, he hates vacations, he shrugs off stress, and “I don’t get much with the colds,” Donald Trump told Dr. Mehmet Oz on Thursday, as this beyond-strange election campaign turned on the question of who has the stamina to endure the White House. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Hillary Clinton wanted to make this election a referendum on Mr. Trump’s fitness to lead. She wanted voters to focus on his vows to aggressively...
  • Hillary Clinton’s campaign just admitted she has a real problem

    09/15/2016 2:31:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    The Washington Post's The Plum Line ^ | September 15, 2016 | Greg Sargent
    Hillary Clinton returns to the campaign trail today with a speech in North Carolina, amid a real tightening in the polls that has raised questions about whether she has been damaged by her temporary disappearance from the national spotlight. And the Clinton campaign is now hinting that it may undertake a change in strategy as the race enters the final stretch. The Clinton campaign today made a key concession about its analysis of the fundamentals of the race. This concession was made almost in passing, as an afterthought, in a statement released late last night by Clinton communications director Jennifer...