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Polls (GOP Club)

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  • Trump Approval Rating Rises

    09/20/2017 10:20:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Multichannel News ^ | September 20, 2017 | John Eggerton
    While still historically low, President Donald Trump's approval rating is on the upswing, according to a new Politico/Morning Consult poll. After a lowest-ever showing of 39% in last month's poll, the most recent survey finds his overall approval rating up at 43%. Among Republicans, 80% gave their approval, up from 73% in the previous poll. Among Democrats 40% approve of his performance, up from 35% last month. The improvement likely has to do with Trump's recent signals he is willing to compromise with Democrats on a successor program to DACA, the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. "Trump's post-Charlottesville...
  • Geriatric Squad Off to Big Lead in Early 2020 Democrat Poll

    09/14/2017 9:27:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | September 13, 2017 | Keith Koffler
    Bernie Sanders leads the pack of potential Democratic 2020 candidates with 28 percent of the vote, followed by Joe Biden with 17 percent and Elizabeth Warren at 12 percent, according to a new poll by Zogby. Between the three of them, they have 57 percent of the vote. Their average age on Inauguration Day 2021 would be nearly 76 years old. Okay, Trump’s no spring chicken either, he’d be 74. But so much for the Democrats injecting new blood into their leadership, at least for now. Of course, the poll shows several potentially attractive – to leftists anyway – but...
  • Former Bill Clinton Pollster: Michelle Obama Is Best Candidate To Beat Donald Trump In 2020

    09/10/2017 7:25:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    Newsweek ^ | September 10, 2017 | Harriet Sinclair
    Former first lady Michelle Obama is the right candidate to run for Democrats in 2020, according to a former Bill Clinton pollster. Douglas Schoen said in an op ed for The Hill that Obama would fare better against incumbent Donald Trump than any of the other candidates who are being touted as potential future leaders. “As I’ve said before, the Democrats need an alternative plan to rebuild and unite the party if they have any hope in winning back seats in Congress in the 2018 midterms, nonetheless the White House in 2020,” Schoen wrote for The Hill. “This alternative plan...
  • Why GOP leaders should be scared (Trump has 98% approval with Republicans who voted for him)

    09/08/2017 6:34:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Only one poll number to remember this week: WSJ/NBC finds that Trump has 98% approval with Republicans who voted for him in both the primary and the general. Be smart: Don't underestimate Trump's power to do whatever the hell he wants and still keep his base voters. If they stayed with him through Charlottesville and "Access Hollywood," they're not going anywhere over a Beltway deal. Trump has an almost magical hold on his voters. He makes regular deposits in the Bank of Base, and has a nice balance.
  • Poll: 55% approve of Trump’s handling of Hurricane Harvey

    09/07/2017 11:25:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 7, 2017 | Allahpundit
    Conspicuously good numbers for a president whom Democrats despise and whose job approval has been stuck in the high 30s/low 40s for months. It’s hard to imagine Dems ever coming around on Trump, especially when so many view his victory as illegitimate due to Russiagate, but between the good vibes over his storm handling and his sudden outreach to Schumer and Pelosi, there may be some Strange New Respect in opinions about him soon. Of course, if things go to hell in Florida when Hurricane Irma hits, all bets are off. The President gets especially good ratings when it comes...
  • Why does Hillary Clinton think that her base is any bigger than Trump’s?

    09/07/2017 3:21:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 5, 2017 | Phillip Bump
    “I’m excited to sign up for @Verrit, a media platform for the 65.8 million!” Hillary Clinton tweeted Saturday night. “Will you join me and sign up too?” There are several ways in which this was a bad tweet. One is her decision to endorse Verrit, a site that, for the hours it was online after her tweet, appears to function a bit like early iterations of the website Upworthy. News articles portraying Clinton and Democrats in a favorable light or President Trump in a negative one are bunched together for easy sharing on social media networks. The hook, such as...
  • Poll: GOP voters say news media poses greater threat to US than white supremacists

    08/30/2017 11:20:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 30, 2017 | John Bowden
    A new Fox News poll released Wednesday finds that an overwhelming 69 percent of Republican voters believe the news media poses a greater threat to the United States than white supremacists. In comparison, just 18 percent of Republicans in the poll said that white supremacy was a greater problem. In the same poll, 70 percent of all respondents said that President Trump hates the news media more than he hates white supremacists. That number includes 83 percent of Democrats and 53 percent of Republicans. Participants were also polled on their view of Trump's response to violence in Charlottesville, Va., earlier...
  • Trump’s Irrelevant Approval Rating, and Other Various and Sundry Items

    08/24/2017 10:08:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | August 25, 2017 | Scott McKay
    Musings upon a sultry August. Earlier this week, I spoke to a local Republican women’s group, and one topic of conversation which came up is something often discussed in this space; namely, the Left’s tone-deaf insistence on cultural aggression as a form of power politics. In my speech I described the effect of this thusly: it makes little difference what Trump’s approval rating is, because the Democrats’ rating is a lot lower. That might be hard to poll, because the Democrat Party might poll better than Trump and at the moment none of the potential candidates of that party are...
  • Bernie Sanders Voters Helped Trump Win and Here's Proof

    08/24/2017 1:28:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Newsweek ^ | April 23, 2017 | Jason Le Miere
    Bernie Sanders supporters switched their allegiance to Donald Trump in large enough numbers last November to sway the election for the real estate billionaire, according to an analysis of voter data released Tuesday by the blog Political Wire. Since Trump’s shock victory over Hillary Clinton, much discussion has focused on the degree to which passionate Sanders supporters’ refusal to embrace Clinton led to the Republican winding up in the White House. According to the analysis of the 2016 Cooperative Congressional Election Survey, fewer than 80 percent of those who voted for Sanders, an independent, in the Democratic primary did the...
  • Beware of Prematurely Declaring Trump Defeated

    08/23/2017 1:35:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Bloomberg View | August 23, 2017 | Jonathan Bernstein
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-08-23/beware-of-prematurely-declaring-trump-defeated-j6ozywdv
  • Trump Is Killing McConnell In Kentucky

    08/22/2017 10:48:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | August 21, 2017 | Josh Marshall, editor and publisher
    A few moments ago I noticed a new PPP poll showing that Mitch McConnell seems to have been damaged significantly in his home state of Kentucky by the effort to repeal Obamacare. The number that caught my eye was that McConnell has an astonishing 74% disapproval rating with just 18% approving of his performance in office. A hypothetical Democrat beats him by 7 percentage points. But that only tells part of the story. McConnell is down at 18% approval. But Trump has a 60% approval rating in the state. If voters are upset with McConnell’s dogged efforts to repeal Obamacare,...
  • Polls Show Trump Cratering? Not So Fast

    08/22/2017 2:17:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 22, 2017 | Steve Kornacki
    Diagnosing the state of President Donald Trump’s political health should be a simple matter. The story that the traditional metrics tell is straightforward. On a good day for him, Trump’s approval rating might crack 40 percent. But a more typical day lately will put him in the mid- to high-30s, while the worst day, so far, had him plunging to 33 percent. Since his inauguration, Trump’s approval in Gallup’s daily tracker has never exceeded 46 percent, and he only hit that number once — during his first week on the job. By any historical standard, these numbers are politically catastrophic....
  • Trump's favorable ratings in the Rust Belt are basically the same as on Election Day

    08/21/2017 12:59:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | August 21, 2017 | Ryan Struyk
    A new poll in Rust Belt states over the weekend had some stark news for President Donald Trump: His job approval was under 40%. Only about a quarter said they were proud of him. Broad majorities said they were embarrassed. But his favorable ratings? They are basically the same as what they were on Election Day. The new numbers from a NBC/Marist survey show that the President's favorable numbers look very, very similar to where they were almost 10 months ago when he was elected.....
  • Poll: Plurality believes far-right groups were *not* mostly to blame for violence in Charlottesville

    08/18/2017 5:19:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 18, 2017 | Allahpundit
    Your daily reminder via Survey Monkey and Axios that virtually all issues are partisan now. Since our national future of Antifa reds slugging it out with alt-right brownshirts in running street battles looks increasingly assured, we might as well start tracking reaction polls like this: Watching media coverage, you’d think Trump is nearly alone in believing “both sides” share fault for the Charlottesville violence. Turns out, most Republicans have his back… Far more blame “the far right groups” for Charlottesville (46%) than “the counter-protesters” (9%), but a remarkable 40% concur with Trump’s assertion that both were equally responsible. “Beneath the...
  • 6 In 10 people who approve of Trump say they'll never, ever, ever stop approving

    08/18/2017 2:39:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    WENY-TV ^ | August 18, 2017 | Ryan Struyk, CNN
    Most people who are on the Trump train say they are definitely, absolutely never getting off -- no matter what. Six in 10 people who approve of President Donald Trump (61%) say they can't think of anything Trump could do that would make them disapprove of his job as President, according to a Monmouth University poll released this week. Almost an identical number (57%) who disapprove of Trump say they are never going to change their minds on the President's job performance either. This means a majority of Americans (53%) admit they have their opinion of Trump completely, totally and...
  • Trump's approval rating shoots up after week of North Korea escalation

    08/11/2017 2:31:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    AOL News ^ | August 11, 2017 | Christina Gregg
    As tensions rise and explosive language flies between Trump and North Korea, the president has regained standing in his national approval rating. According to the latest Rasmussen survey, 45 percent of Americans approve of President Trump -- the highest his rating has been in the same poll since July 12. His approval rating exactly one week ago stood at a staggeringly low 39 percent. Where 62 percent of Americans say North Korea poses a "very serious threat" to the U.S., President Trump's blunt rhetoric -- including phrases like "locked and loaded" and "fire and fury" -- the commander in chief's...
  • Scarborough: Republicans who would favor postponing election should hide faces in 'shame'

    08/10/2017 6:20:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 10, 2017 | Julia Manchester
    Autoplay: On | Off "Morning Joe" host Joe Scarborough is ripping Republicans who said in a new poll that they would support delaying the 2020 presidential election if President Trump called for it to ensure only eligible American citizens can vote. "If you believe this, hide your face in shame. Your values are objectively un-American. Read the US Constitution and repent," Scarborough tweeted on Thursday. (TWEET-AT-LINK) In an earlier tweet, the MSNBC host said the "party of Reagan is sick and beyond repair." (TWEET-AT-LINK) The former congressman, who recently announced his departure from the GOP, was referring to a new...
  • Rep. Duffy: If Polls Were Right, Hillary Would Have Won

    08/08/2017 4:54:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    NewsMax ^ | August 8, 2017 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wis., Tuesday encouraged stepping back and reconsidering polls giving President Donald Trump low numbers, as polls are not always believable. "If we believe polls, we would have Hillary Clinton getting 300 electoral votes and she would be president of the United States," Duffy told CNN's "New Day." Duffy said, though, the negative news stories about Trump have been relentless. "The president has been a steady stream of leaks that have come from the deep state, from the West Wing itself," Duffy said. "He's had a lot of negative stories that have come from the media, and it's...
  • There's no such thing as a Trump Democrat

    08/07/2017 11:52:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Ventura County Star | August 7, 2017 | Dana Milbank, Washington Post Writers Group
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.vcstar.com/story/opinion/columnists/2017/08/07/theres-no-such-thing-trump-democrat/545956001/
  • In the key 2018 battlegrounds, Trump's support is as high as ever

    08/04/2017 10:52:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Vox ^ | August 4, 2017 | Jeff Guo
    Why Democrats can’t really crow about the president’s declining approval numbers. Ever since Inauguration Day, the public’s faith in the president has been eroding. According to the latest Gallup surveys, only about 38 percent of Americans approve of Trump’s performance, which is down roughly 5 points from February. Vox’s own polling, conducted in partnership with SurveyMonkey, shows a similar drop — from 46 percent at the outset of his term to 41 percent in July. For the president’s critics, these slipping approval numbers seem like vindication. They show that Americans aren’t blind to the disorder in the White House —...