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Polls (GOP Club)

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  • Scandal be damned, Republican base defends besieged Trump

    05/20/2017 11:23:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Yahoo! 7 News ^ | May 21, 2017 | Michael Mathes, Agence France-Presse
    Altamahaw (United States) (AFP) - While many see Donald Trump's presidency as a slow-motion car crash, the core voters who elected him are standing by their man, shrugging off the scandals and thrilled he is sticking it to Washington's establishment. That was a common view at the auto races at Ace Speedway in rural North Carolina, where America's stock car racing tradition was born. "I think the Democrats are trying to make things hard for him," Robin Hall said as she sat in the grandstands on Friday. The 53-year-old daycare worker dismissed the chaos cascading into the White House in...
  • Sunshine State Battleground Poll: Trump's Approval Rating in Florida Remains Strong

    05/04/2017 10:02:48 AM PDT · by LS · 7 replies
    People's Pundit Daily Polling ^ | 5/4/2017 | Richard Baris
    The People’s Pundit Daily (PPD) Sunshine State Battleground Poll finds President Donald J. Trump’s approval rating in Florida far above his national numbers. The President is above water in his adopted state, 52% to 45%. Unlike other oft-cited surveys, PPD Battleground State Polls pegged President Trump’s victories on the statewide level in all but two states we identified as battlegrounds within tens of percentage points, including Florida, North Carolina, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Our final PPD Sunshine State Battleground Poll released on Nov. 6 found him leading Hillary Clinton by 1.6%, rounded up to two points. He won by 1.2%....
  • Hillary Clinton's attacks on Donald Trump help him. Bigly.

    05/03/2017 9:41:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | May 3, 2017 | Chris Cillizza, Editor-at-large
    Hillary Clinton's aggressive attack on the legitimacy of Donald Trump's presidency -- she repeatedly noted she won the popular vote by 3 million votes, she lost because of James Comey and the Russian hacking -- on Tuesday drew huge amounts of attention in the political world. It also almost certainly helped Trump's political standing -- even for a brief time, Remember that the central reason Trump won in 2016 was because voters faced a binary choice between two choices they didn't like. The exit polling makes clear that voters were far from thrilled with Trump but that, with Clinton as...
  • Greg Sargent: Understanding why Obama voters abandoned the Democrats to support Trump

    05/01/2017 12:26:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The National Post ^ | May 1, 2017 | Greg Sargent, The Washington Post
    As the Democratic Party rebuilds itself for the 2018 and 2020 elections, Democratic strategists have been preoccupied with a pressing question: why did so many voters who backed Barack Obama in 2012 switch to Donald Trump four years later, and what can be done to win them back? Top Democratic pollsters have conducted private focus groups and polling in an effort to answer that question, and they shared the results with me. One finding from the polling stands out: a shockingly large percentage of these Obama-Trump voters said Democrats’ economic policies will favour the wealthy — twice the percentage that...
  • Trump Continues To Have Staunch Supporters And Determined Opposition

    04/29/2017 8:41:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | April 29, 2017 | Don Gonyea
    Talk to voters across the country about President Trump's first 100 days in office and a few things become abundantly clear: His supporters — those who turned out in force and voted for him — still overwhelmingly love him. His detractors — and they are many, given that Trump failed to win the popular vote — are still shocked by his election and appalled by his behavior. He has lost support, particularly among moderates and independent voters. That's a big reason that polls give him the lowest approval rating of any modern president this soon after taking office. And, at...
  • At 100 Days, Trump Supporters In State Like What They See

    04/27/2017 3:08:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | April 27, 2017 | Russell Blair
    One hundred days into his presidency, Donald Trump's supporters see a shrewd businessman who has roared into Washington, following through on campaign promises to cut government regulation, secure the border and be a fresh departure from business as usual. But at the same time his backers acknowledge that Trump has had difficulty navigating his way through the quagmire of Congress — facing opposition from Democrats and Republicans — and leaving some signature pledges incomplete. "He's in this to try to make this country a better place, to make things right," said state Rep. Tony D'Amelio of Waterbury, one of the...
  • Poll: Trump would beat Clinton in a rematch among 2016 voters

    04/23/2017 9:17:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 23, 2017 | Allahpundit
    Good lord. It’s one thing to blow an election once, but to lose hypothetically to a guy with a 42 percent approval rating again? Is there no limit to the humiliation the Clintons will suffer at Trump’s hands? We’ll have our answer when Ivanka and Chelsea inevitably square off in 2024. The same ABC/WaPo poll found that when 2016 voters were asked who they actually did vote for last November, 46 percent said Clinton versus 43 percent who said Trump — the same number he gets in this hypothetical rematch. In other words, given the option of a do-over, virtually...
  • Trump supporters don't have buyer's remorse but some Clinton voters do: Poll

    04/23/2017 10:18:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Toronto Sun ^ | April 23, 2017 | Aaron Blake, The Washington Post
    Anecdotal stories about disillusioned supporters of Donald Trump are overdone. The fact is that, on a broad scale, Trump supporters say they aren't disappointed. In fact, a poll showed they were more pleased than disappointed, by about 5 to 1: "...The Pew Research Center released a poll showing very little buyer's remorse among Trump voters. The poll showed just 7% of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents say Trump has performed worse than they expected him to. Fully 38% - five times as many - say he has performed better." A new Washington Post-ABC News poll confirms this - in spades. And,...
  • There is no real evidence that Trump voters are turning on Trump

    04/19/2017 12:13:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Week ^ | April 19, 2017 | Edward Morrissey
    We are nearly 100 days into Donald Trump's presidency, and the most remarkable aspect of it thus far is that the political environment hasn't changed much at all. The same media that largely ignored the widespread dissatisfaction with the political establishment and wrote off Trump's electoral chances continue looking for evidence that the president has lost traction with the people who elected him. The effort to write the Trump-remorse narrative began in the Republican primaries, when analysts and the media expected GOP voters to eventually rally around a Trump alternative, and continues even now. But still, reality continues to confound...
  • Hillary ran the worst presidential campaign ever

    04/18/2017 9:02:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    The New York Post ^ | April 18, 2017 | John Podhoretz
    So guess what? In the last weeks before the election, the Hillary Clinton campaign did no polling. No. Polling. Whatsoever. Oh, it had data. Lots and lots of data. Analytics, even. Data analytics! But it had no independent information on the overall field of battle in states like Florida, Michigan, Virginia, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. So when the election began to turn Donald Trump’s way, the Clinton campaign had no idea. This is one of the thousand revelations in “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign,” the new book by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes that, for political junkies, redefines the...
  • Trump voters discontented? So far that's not what polls say.

    04/18/2017 3:01:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | April 18, 2017 | Peter Grier
    President Trump’s rocky first months in office haven’t much bothered his voters. At least, not yet. Yes, there have been lots of stories from the Rust Belt about stirrings of discontent among the Trump faithful. But those are mostly anecdotal and so far data – meaning polls – don’t back that thesis up. For instance, in a big new Pew Research survey fully 92 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents say Mr. Trump has done as well or better than they expected. Only 7 percent say he’s done worse. What this means is that Trump’s base remains intact. In turn,...
  • WBUR Poll: In Central Mass. Towns, Trump Voters Are Sticking By Him

    04/12/2017 2:58:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    WBUR-FM ^ | April 12, 2017 | Anthony Brooks
    Despite setbacks on his effort to repeal and replace Obamacare and court challenges to his executive orders on immigration, President Trump remains very popular among his supporters in Massachusetts. That's according to a new WBUR poll (topline results | crosstabs) of voters in towns across the central part of the state that voted for Trump in November. In Townsend, voters chose Trump over Hillary Clinton 50 to 41 percent. It's one of about 50 towns in the central part of the state that went for Trump. And they are the focus of the WBUR poll. 'Pretty Much A Total Polarization'...
  • Democrats burned by polling blind spot

    03/27/2017 11:11:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Politico ^ | March 27, 2017 | Steven Shepard
    As they investigate the forces behind the party’s stunning losses in November, Democrats are coming to a troubling conclusion. The party didn’t just lose among rural white voters on Election Day, it may have failed to capture them in its pre-election polling as well. Many pollsters and strategists believe that rural white voters, particularly those without college degrees, eluded the party’s polling altogether — and their absence from poll results may have been both a cause and a symptom of Donald Trump’s upset victory over Hillary Clinton in several states. . . Determining what exactly happened is one of the...
  • Poll: Trump controversies make him more popular among supporters

    03/23/2017 7:34:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 23, 2017 | Olivia Beavers
    Some of President Trump's supporters expressed a more favorable view of him following a number of recent controversies surrounding his administration, according to an online poll released Thursday. In a handful of cases, while most registered voters expressed a negative view of Trump after the controversies, a plurality of Trump voters felt more favorably toward him, according to the Politico/Morning Consult poll. Nearly 20 percent of respondents said the polled controversies did not change their opinions of the president. Some of the controversies in the poll include the resignation of Trump's first national security adviser Michael Flynn last month, Attorney...
  • Poll: Just Over 3 Percent of Trump Voters Regret Their Choice

    03/23/2017 1:51:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    NewMax ^ | March 22, 2017 | Jeffrey Rodack
    Just over 3 percent of those who backed Donald Trump for president now regret their vote, according to a Mood of the Nation poll from Penn State's McCourtney Institute of Democracy. "Of the 339 poll participants who originally voted for Trump, only 12 (3˝ percent) said they would do something different," Michael Berkman, director of the institute and Eric Plutzer, who directed the poll, wrote in The Washington Post. Here are some of the reasons given by those surveyed, according to Berkman and Plutzer: •"I don't like his decisions so far." •"Trump's actions since the inauguration." •"… Trump cannot get...
  • Trump's Core Supporters Remain Loyal

    03/22/2017 4:55:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | March 22, 2017 | Kenneth T. Walsh
    President Donald Trump's core supporters are staying with him in his hour of need. Polls by Gallup and other survey researchers indicate that at least 80 percent of fellow Republicans approve of his job performance, even though the latest Gallup tracking survey finds that Trump has poor ratings with the general electorate. Only 39 percent of Americans approve of his job performance and 55 percent disapprove. But because his core supporters remain committed to him, it's unlikely that his overall job approval rating will decline much more, political strategists of both major parties say. This is particularly important now because...
  • Trump Cracked the Firewall: Can it happen again?

    03/10/2017 10:56:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | March 10, 2017 | Ron Faucheux
    Donald Trump’s compulsion to exaggerate the magnitude of his election victory––talking about a landslide that didn’t happen and miscounting electoral votes––has distracted from the true strategic importance of his triumph. From one perspective, the size of Trump’s win wasn’t so impressive. He received 45.9 percent of the popular vote––two points less than his opponent and four points shy of a majority––and he captured fewer electoral votes than the winners of seven of the last nine elections. From another angle, Trump’s win was very impressive. He won the battleground states of Ohio, Florida, North Carolina and Iowa––states that swing back and...
  • KING: The Democratic Party doesn't get why it's so unpopular

    03/10/2017 12:59:26 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | March 9, 2017 | Shaun King aka Talcum X
    A troubling new poll was just released showing that the Democratic Party is significantly less popular than both Donald Trump and Mike Pence. My gut tells me that Democrats will ignore this poll, or blame it on bad polling, and continue down the same course they are currently on: being funded by lobbyists and the 1%, straddling the fence or outright ignoring many of most inspirational issues of the time, and blaming Bernie Sanders for why they aren’t in power right now. As a general rule the Democratic Party doesn’t listen well and struggles to hear the truth about itself....
  • Wow: Two new polls show massive majorities favor new infrastructure spending

    03/09/2017 12:57:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 8, 2017 | Allahpundit
    Man alive. How often do you see poll results like this anymore?That’s from Quinnipiac. CNN asked the same question and got a slightly less enthusiastic response — but note the partisan numbers: Republicans are now more gung ho to spend on infrastructure than Democrats are, huh? Gotta be “the Trump effect” at work, with the right rushing to embrace Trump’s priorities as the left inches away from them. Here’s a famous bit from an interview Steve Bannon gave last November, 10 days after Trump’s victory: “The globalists gutted the American working class and created a middle class in Asia. The...
  • Trump approval rating gets big bounce: It’s thanks to millennials and minorities

    03/07/2017 9:45:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | March 7, 2017 | Ryan Girdusky
    Despite wall to wall negative coverage from the press, President Trump’s approval ratings have risen over the last two weeks even among millennials. According to a polling report by Quinnipiac University, Trump’s approval rating has enjoyed a slight bounce from 38 percent on Feb. 22 to 41 percent on Tuesday. Meanwhile, his disapproval rating dropped from 55 percent to 52 percent over the same period. Among millennials, the change has been even more drastic. Trump’s approval rating was a dismal 21 percent, and his disapproval was 69 percent two weeks ago. In the latest poll, however, his approval went up...