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Polls (GOP Club)

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  • Why Hillary Clinton Is Really Unpopular – Again

    07/18/2017 8:11:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | July 18, 2017 | Emily Peck
    Hillary Clinton is even less popular now than when she was running for president. Just 39 percent of Americans view Clinton favorably, according to a Bloomberg national poll conducted last week and released on Monday. A year ago, when Clinton was the presumptive Democratic nominee, her favorability was at 43 percent. The former secretary of state is viewed slightly more negatively than President Donald Trump, who has historically low poll numbers for a president this early in his administration. That puts Clinton at odds with every losing presidential candidate since 1992. Except for Clinton, the defeated candidate saw an increase...
  • Voters Don’t See Pence As A Trump Replacement

    07/18/2017 3:12:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | July 18, 2017
    Voters don’t think Vice President Mike Pence would do a better job than Donald Trump and say even if he did become chief executive, the media would be nearly as biased against him as they are against Trump. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 26% of Likely U.S. Voters believe Pence would make a better president than Trump. A plurality (45%) disagrees and says the former Indiana governor and congressman would not make a better chief executive. Slightly more (29%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.) Forty-three percent (43%), however,...
  • Support for Trump at 50% in counties he won

    07/17/2017 8:17:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | July 17, 2017 | Eugene Scott
    While President Donald Trump's approval rating continues to lag, many of his supporters in the Republican base remain by his side....
  • Poll of people attending Trumbull fair approve Donald Trump

    07/15/2017 9:43:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    WFMJ-TV ^ | July 15, 2017 | Janet Rogers
    TRUMBULL COUNTY, Ohio - In the November general election, 51.2 percent of voters in Trumbull County voted for Donald Trump in a county, known for favoring democratic candidates at the ballot box. Ratings are now tanking at 20 percent below what it's been for past presidents, according to a national Gallup poll. 21 News wanted to find out nearly six months after people elected Trump, are they having second thoughts? At the Trumbull County Fair, voters gave their opinions on the candidate who promised to drain the swamp. "I like that candidate Trump promised to renegotiate the North American Free...
  • Poll: Most Vocal Republican Critics of Trump Are the Least Popular

    07/14/2017 9:13:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    PoliZette ^ | July 14, 2017 | Edmund Kozak
    A new list of approval polls for all 50 U.S. senators released this week seems to indicate that the Republican senators with the lowest popularity among voters at home are those who have been the most vocally critical of President Donald Trump — and who have historically supported amnesty for illegal immigrants. The least popular GOP senators, according to the series of polls from Morning Consult, were — in this order — Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). McConnell, McCain, and Flake were the three least popular senators overall,...
  • Democrats have a huge leadership void heading towards the 2020 Presidential Elections

    07/12/2017 11:17:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Delphi Analytica ^ | July 9, 2017 | Staff
    According to the new Delphi Analytica poll that surveyed 333 voters in the Midwest region, a list that included 6 potential democratic nominees – most of the existing potential candidates barely seem to inspire any confidence among Democrats and Independents in their bid to take back the White House in 2020. We polled; former Vice President Joe Biden, Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Cory Booker (D-NJ), 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg....
  • Why support for Mr Trump’s presidency may hold up surprisingly well

    07/03/2017 8:36:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Economist ^ | July 1, 2017
    ON ONE WALL of Stephen Bannon’s office in the West Wing of the White House is a large whiteboard with a list of promises the president made on the campaign trail. Most of them fit the nationalist, nativist, populist programme that Mr Bannon has done more than anyone apart from the president himself to shape, but perhaps not all: one commitment is to build a safe zone for Syrian refugees. The president’s chief strategist is a revolutionary in a Ferragamo tie, an alumnus of Georgetown, Harvard and Goldman Sachs who rails against the establishment. He talks about building an alliance...
  • Owning the News in 140 Characters

    07/02/2017 11:55:54 AM PDT · by LS · 56 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 7/2/2017 | Larry Schweikart (LS)
    Those of you familiar with my columns know that for some time I have argued that Trump’s tweets are anything but “childish reactions” or “temper tantrums” or any other nonsense. They have been 100% strategic, deliberate, and focused, designed to provide the fake news media with a topic of conversation for a news cycle—or often two or three—while the administration methodically dismantles Barack Obama’s regulative state and erases his very existence from the historical record. Further, I have argued that the nature of the tweets, or the topic, is completely irrelevant and in some cases non-existent (“covfefe”). The point is...
  • Donald Trump is More Popular Now, His Approval Rating Crossing A Major Threshold In Multiple Polls

    07/01/2017 12:13:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Newsweek ^ | June 29, 2017 | Tim Marcin
    It has been mostly bad PR for Donald Trump on Thursday. He, of course, brought it on himself when he tweeted insults at television host Mika Brzezinski. But the president did notch himself a minor victory. His approval rating across a number of polls showed he was at or above 40 percent, which isn’t exactly stellar but represents an improvement nonetheless. Trump has been a remarkably unpopular president and has spent much of his tenure wallowing well below where his predecessors stood at the same points in their first term. Just this week Trump lost the title of least popular...
  • Why Trump Is Earning Latino Support

    06/26/2017 5:16:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 26, 2017 | Steve Cortes
    One of the little-told stories of the 2016 election was Donald Trump’s 28 percent take of the Hispanic vote, besting Mitt Romney’s 2012 showing. We on Team Trump won’t throw parades for winning less than one-third of the Latino vote nationally, but lessened enthusiasm for Hillary Clinton among Hispanics represents a key reason, perhaps the primary reason, she was ultimately uncompetitive in Florida. Why did Latino support for Trump massively outperform expectations? For one thing, millions of Hispanics rejected the relentless mainstream media narrative that Trump is an anti-Mexican racist. In addition, only U.S. citizens can vote, and according to...
  • Hey, Congress, Get Off Trump-Russia Probe, Do Something Else, Majority of Americans Say in Poll

    06/23/2017 6:41:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Newsweek ^ | June 23, 2017 | Greg Price
    For months, Americans have been engrossed by the numerous twists and turns surrounding President Donald Trump and his former campaign’s ties to Russia during last year’s election. But now it turns out many have tired of this drama. A Harvard-Harris poll released Friday found that 64 percent of voters believe the investigations are “hurting the country” and 56 percent want Congress to instead work on issues like national security, the economy and health care, The Hill reported. The online survey was conducted from June 19 to June 21 and gathered responses from 2,237 registered voters. To be sure, a good...
  • Alex Green: Why Your Kids Hate Capitalism

    06/20/2017 8:38:05 PM PDT · by RicocheT · 14 replies
    THE CRUX ^ | June 20, 2017 | Alexander Green
    Alex Green: Why your kids hate capitalism THE CRUX - From Alexander Green, Chief Investment Strategist, The Oxford Club: Equity investors rarely stop to think about it, but the stock market is the essence of capitalism: the private ownership of the means of production. With very little money and a quick phone call – or a click of the mouse – you can own a fractional interest in any of thousands of the nation’s most profitable businesses. The system is fair too. You will pay (and receive) no more or less for your shares than the wealthy do. And thanks...
  • [FLASHBACK] A Simple Way to Think About the Election

    06/18/2017 10:06:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | October 3, 2016 | James Fallows
    I think this is simple, rather than simplistic: 1.The people who are for Donald Trump, are for him. And almost nothing he can say or do, or that can be said or revealed about him, will undercut that support. The things that ordinarily would be considered “shocking” or “disqualifying” haven’t eroded belief among his base, and probably won’t. 2.But there are not enough of these people to get 270 electoral votes for Trump. There were enough to give him an initial plurality in a huge GOP field, and to keep him coming out ahead as his GOP rivals foolishly attacked...
  • Poll Shows Ossoff's Lead Over Handel Narrow Slightly In Georgia House Race

    06/18/2017 8:59:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | June 17, 2017 | Caitlin MacNeal
    A new poll released by WSB-TV on Friday night showed Democrat Jon Ossoff’s lead over Karen Handel Shrink slightly in the special election to fill an open U.S. House seat in Georgia. Ossoff led Handel by 1.7 points, 49.7-48, among likely voters in the poll conducted by Landmark Communications. In the last WSB-TV/Landmark poll released last week, Ossoff led Handel by 2.5 points. The poll released on Friday surveyed 800 likely voters on June 15 with a margin of error plus or minus 3.46 percentage points.
  • Some polling discussions from Twitter (good!)

    06/18/2017 5:54:09 PM PDT · by LS · 32 replies
    Zogby, Reuters via twitter ^ | 6/18/2017 | various tweets
    <p>Interesting discussion including a screenshot from 538 showing Trump 53% favorable, 41% unfavorable, and a new Reuters with a D+12 sample and Trump 51.9% favorable to 42% unfavorable.</p> <p>This is right in line with Rasmussen's 50%.</p> <p>But, as I maintain, if you exclude CA and NY, and look at 10-15 "battleground" states including FL and AZ, GOP voter registrations are marching upwards so D+12 is likely off by 13!!!</p>
  • Impeaching Trump is a heavy lift

    06/17/2017 4:57:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Brookings ^ | June 16, 2017 | Jonathan Rauch·
    Suppose most Americans were to conclude that President Trump is unfit for office. How long would it take to remove him? If President Nixon’s example provides any guidance, the answer is: a long time—if ever.(GRAPH-AT-LINK) Consider the first chart, which shows Nixon’s approval ratings throughout his truncated second term, and also Trump’s approval ratings so far. (All of the approval numbers cited here are from Gallup’s Presidential Job Approval Center.) Nixon’s second-term approval started strong, in the high sixties, but plummeted as Watergate revelations emerged. By the time the Senate Watergate hearings began, in May of 1973, his ratings were...
  • Pollsters miss mark again on Trump voters in Virginia Republican governor’s primary

    06/17/2017 2:48:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 17, 2017 | Stephen Dinan and Seth McLaughlin
    Pollsters had major trouble spotting the surge of support for Corey Stewart in Virginia’s Republican governor’s primary this week, suggesting they still can’t figure out how to successfully survey Trump supporters. Mr. Stewart, chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors and onetime Trump campaign chairman in Virginia, ran as the Trump figure in the race, pursuing an anti-establishment message that centered around a tough approach to illegal immigration. Polling — which was strikingly infrequent — showed Mr. Stewart failing to crack 20 percent support, trailing Ed Gillespie, the putative front-runner, by as much as 27 percent. In the...
  • Democrats Have A Slight Edge In The Georgia 6 Runoff: But the race is too close to call.

    06/12/2017 10:27:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | June 12, 2017 | Harry Enten
    Democrat Jon Ossoff fell just short in his bid to capture the seat representing Georgia’s 6th Congressional District in a first-round knockout. Polls show a tight race, but it looks like he might have better luck in next week’s decisive Round 2. The June 20 runoff in the Georgia 6 special congressional election pits Ossoff, a former congressional aide, against Republican Karen Handel, Georgia’s former secretary of state. In the first round April 18, Ossoff won 48 percent of the vote, far more than any of the other 17 candidates but short of the 50 percent he would have needed...
  • Why You Should Be Skeptical About Polls on Impeaching Trump

    06/08/2017 4:04:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | June 7, 2017 | Jack Brewster
    The numbers are stark: Among registered voters in a Politico/Morning Consult poll at the end of May, 43% want Congress to begin impeachment proceedings against President Trump, up from 38% the week before. But experts say the polls may mean less than they appear to show. Three polls by CNN/ORC showed roughly similar numbers of adults—about 30%—wanted to impeach President Clinton in 1998, President Bush in 2006 and President Obama in 2014, even though the presidents were in very different circumstances. And Gallup polls from the Watergate era show a clear majority of Americans didn't support impeaching Nixon and removing...
  • A Noun, a Verb and Vladimir Putin: Why the Democrats are making a big mistake obsessing over Russia

    06/06/2017 1:21:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 4, 2017 | Matt Latimer
    The Democrats’ strategy could be summed up in two words: Donald Trump. He was, they asserted again and again, unacceptable, immoral and corrupt. Every focus group they assembled raised serious questions about his disparagement of various ethic groups, his brutish mannerisms, his business ties to foreign governments, his lack of qualifications. Almost every professional polling firm showed deep and mounting disapproval of his behavior—he was, they calculated, the most unpopular candidate in American history. Many in the Republican establishment criticized or outright denounced him. And yet, defying all the confident predictions right up until election night, Trump managed to eke...