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  • Voters don’t actually want Oprah to run for president: poll

    01/17/2018 3:17:44 PM PST · by conservative98 · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 17, 2018 | Chris Perez
    Oprah running for president may sound like a good idea to some, but Americans aren’t buying it. A new Morning Consult/Politico poll found that just 24 percent of the nearly 2,000 registered voters surveyed actually want her to compete for the White House in 2020. Fifty-nine percent think she shouldn’t run — and 17 percent said they weren’t sure or had no opinion on the matter. “If you were watching cable news the Monday after the Golden Globes, you would have thought the numbers would say 99 percent of Americans want her to run,” explained Robert Thompson, director of the...
  • Dems pick up another GOP seat in Wisconsin; voted 59% for Trump

    01/17/2018 4:56:47 AM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 78 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | January 16, 2018 | Patrick Marley
    MADISON - Democrats snagged a GOP-leaning state Senate seat in western Wisconsin on Tuesday, buoying progressive hopes that they could ride a wave of victory this fall.
  • Russian Alcohol Consumption Falls 80% in 5 Years, Says Minister

    01/16/2018 9:10:09 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 25 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | Jan 16, 2018
    Russia’s health minister has said that Russians consume 80 percent less alcohol than they did five years ago, amid a decrease in smoking levels and an increase in the number of people who do sports. The latest World Health Organization figures put Russia’s alcohol consumption below that of France and Germany. “We have managed to reduce the consumption of alcoholic beverages per capita by 80 percent [in 5 years],” the Kommersant business daily cited Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova as saying Tuesday. Official statistics show average alcohol consumption in Russia plummeting by a third between 2009 and 2016. Consumer rights watchdog...
  • The race for Jeff Flake’s Senate seat just got interesting yet again

    01/15/2018 4:45:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 142 replies
    Hot ^ | January 15, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    The question of who will be the next senator from Arizona, replacing Jeff Flake, is looking less clear than ever this week. For quite a while now it had been looking like Dr. Kelli Ward might have a fairly clear shot at it. She’s the same Tea Party candidate who had been trying to replace John McCain and has quite a following in conservative circles. But now two new flies have dropped into the ointment. In only a week, Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Congresswoman Martha McSally have entered the fray. And the initial polling of this new alignment shows that...
  • Stalin popularity among Russians reaches a 16-year high, poll shows

    01/10/2018 5:46:52 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 19 replies
    The Spokesman-Review ^ | 2017 | Adam Taylor
    While Stalin is a widely reviled figure in the West, he has a more complicated legacy in Russia, where many remember him as being a strong figure in the country, especially during World War II. In recent years, Russian President Vladimir Putin has pushed for a revised view of Stalin’s legacy that downplays his role in mass purges as simply mistakes made by a great leader. A total of 46 percent of Russians expressed some kind of positive view of Stalin in Levada’s poll, the highest percentage of positive answers since Levada began asking the question in 2001. Thirty-two percent...
  • First Year Presidential Approval Ratings for Trump vs. Obama [semi-satire]

    12/31/2017 9:56:18 AM PST · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 31 December 2017 | John Semmens
    The 2017 Rasmussen year-end poll of presidential approval ratings for President Trump of 46% approve vs. 53% disapprove matched those of his 2009 year-end presidential approval poll of President Obama. In polls taken shortly after each man's inauguration, Obama's approval rating was 67% while Trump's was 59%. Considering that Trump's first year had to endure an unrelenting barrage of negative media coverage while Obama received relatively little criticism makes the Rasmussen results all the more amazing. According to the Pew Research Center, Obama received 42% positive coverage vs. only 20% negative coverage. In contrast, Trump received only 5% positive coverage...
  • Minnesota voters to Franken: Don’t quit — let us fire you

    12/28/2017 5:40:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Hot ^ | December28, 2017 | ED MORRISSEY
    Luther Strange isn’t the only current US Senator on his way out the door. In a few days, Al Franken will submit his resignation as promised last week, and Tina Smith will take his seat at least until a special election in November chooses his successor. As it turns out, Minnesota voters aren’t entirely happy about Franken’s resignation — and half of them want Franken to renege on his pledge to resign, according to a new PPP poll: -50% of voters think he should not resign, to only 42% who think he should go through with his planned resignation. There...

    12/28/2017 6:41:45 AM PST · by mandaladon · 79 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 28 Dec 2017
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-three percent (53%) disapprove.
  • Pew: Trump Media Three Times More Negative Than For Obama, Just 5 Percent Positive

    12/28/2017 6:32:13 AM PST · by blam · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12-28-2017 | Paul Bedard
    The media’s coverage of President Trump has been overwhelmingly negative, more than three times more critical than the initial coverage of former President Barack Obama and twice that of former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. The Pew Research Center said that the early coverage of Trump was 62 percent negative. By comparison, Obama’s coverage was just 20 percent negative. “About six-in-ten stories on Trump’s early days in office had a negative assessment, about three times more than in early coverage for Obama and roughly twice that of Bush and Clinton. Coverage of Trump’s early time in office moved...
  • Democrat advantage 2018 midterms

    12/20/2017 2:46:22 PM PST · by mikelets456 · 54 replies
    Cnn ^ | 12/20/2017 | Cnn
    Democrats' already wide advantage over Republicans in a hypothetical Congressional matchup has grown, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS. At the same time, enthusiasm about voting next year has increased among Democrats nationwide following an unexpected win in Alabama's Senate special election and a strong showing in Virginia's state government elections last month. Among registered voters, 56% say they favor a Democrat in their congressional district, while 38% prefer a Republican. That 18-point edge is the widest Democrats have held in CNN polling on the 2018 contests, and the largest at this point in midterm election cycles...
  • "Fake" Poll against Trump's phrase "Fake News" touted by Drudge

    12/19/2017 11:31:47 AM PST · by drpix · 37 replies
    Various ^ | 12/19/17 | Vanity
    What's with Drudge and his headline and link to a fake Marist Poll of "most annoying phrases." Marist's article on the poll writes about "Fake news" but doesn't go so far as the make that their headline and then Drudge takes that extra step and make his headline about "Fake news."
  • Has Trump Made Approval Polls Meaningless? (media stomps its feet)

    11/30/2017 3:01:02 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 38 replies ^ | 11/29/17 | Andrew Harnik
    The stock market keeps breaking records, and the latest gross domestic product data show that the real economy is roaring, too. The tax cut bill—despite being about as popular as North Korea—moved significantly closer to Senate passage on Wednesday, as Republican senators on the fence swallowed their doubts and voted to move it to the floor for a Thursday vote. This same tax bill will do much to gut the same Affordable Care Act that was “saved” a few months ago by three defecting Republicans. Another Trump nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals was confirmed by the Senate, meaning...
  • POLL: Who should be Time Person of the Year?

    11/26/2017 10:55:20 AM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 83 replies
    POLL: Who should be Time Person of the Year? Donald Trump Pope Francis Mohammed bin Salman James Comey Robert Mueller The Dreamers Colin Kaepernick Hillary Clinton
  • Two polls show Roy Moore leading Doug Jones in Alabama Senate race

    11/24/2017 7:52:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/24/2017 | Thomas Lifson
    Alabama voters may not behave as MSM liberals and NeverTrump conservatives expect them to.  Both groups are not taking the bait expensively dug up by Bezos Washington Post reporters sent into Alabama to dig up dirt on Moore.  Maybe it is distrust of the media, or maybe it is something else, but Roy Moore has surged into a lead in two different polls of Alabama voters (hat tip: Breitbart). Alabama Today on Wednesday: Alabama's special U.S. Senate election is less than one month away and a new poll shows Republican nominee Roy Moore holding a solid lead over his Democratic opponent Doug Jones....
  • Exclusive: Roy Moore rebounds in polls as accusations are discredited

    11/22/2017 7:25:25 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 50 replies
    Alabama’s special U.S. Senate election is less than one month away and a new poll shows Republican nominee Roy Moore holding a solid lead over his Democratic opponent Doug Jones. In a poll conducted by Sky Research on Tuesday Nov. 21 among registered Alabama voters, the results show Moore with 46.7 percent support to Jones’ 39.6 percent. 13.7 percent of voters polled remain undecided. With a margin of error of 3.1 percent, Moore maintains significant lead over Jones, but the undecided voters could swing the election either way. When asked “Do you consider your political views to be more in...
  • Vanity - Strong Victory In Sight For Judge, Roy Moore

    11/22/2017 5:33:56 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 23 replies
    It is beginning to appear that Judge, Roy Moore will indeed win the senate seat, up for grabs in Alabama. Fact is: The overwhelming number of legal registered voters in Alabama support and will vote for Moore, come Tuesday, December 12, 2017, because they believe that Moore was grandly "Railroaded" by the GOP(e), the Democrat Party Establishment and the biased Media. In addition, these same Alabama voters are incensed at the ways and manner they are being called out by the media, written and if they were all sex addicts, dimwits and racists. But, there is a higher reason...
  • POLL Shows Judge Roy Moore with 10 Point Lead Over Doug Jones After Accuser Allegations Fall Apart

    11/22/2017 3:07:55 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 53 replies ^ | 11/21/17 | Jim Hoft
    After a week of headlines the horrific 38-year-old allegations against Judge Roy Moore are falling apart. But now it looks like EVERY SINGLE DETAIL in Gloria Allred’s accuser allegations against Roy Moore have been debunked. Beverly Nelson was not telling the truth. And Alabama voters are paying attention. Roy Moore now leads ultra-liberal Doug Jones from 6 to 33 points in three new polls. ** Judge Roy Moore maintains a six point lead over ultra-liberal Doug Jones in the Alabama Senate special election according to a Breitbart poll of 11,000 likely voters released today. ** Judge Roy Moore jumped to...
  • Tribune reader’s poll: Moore leads Jones for U.S. Senate seat

    11/20/2017 2:53:32 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    TRUSSVILLE –In an unscientific online poll conducted by The Trussville Tribune, Republican Roy Moore led Democrat Doug Jones by a healthy margin. The poll limited participating IP addresses to one entry and had 2,741 participants. The Tribune covers the cities of Trussville, Clay, Pinson, Center Point, Argo and Springville in Jefferson and St. Clair counties. When asked who participants would vote for in Alabama’s U.S. Senate race, 58.5 percent chose Moore over Jones with 35 percent. Less than 4 percent said they would not vote and less than 2 percent said they would write in a candidate. Asked if they...
  • Strong economy boosts Trump among otherwise skeptical voters

    11/19/2017 5:52:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | November 19, 2017 | David Lauter
    In 2016, the U.S. economy served as a punching bag for then-candidate Donald Trump. Today, it has become a lifeline for an otherwise embattled presidency. Trump has increasingly grabbed for that line, touting low unemployment, record high stock market values and healthy economic growth rates in speeches and his ubiquitous tweets. Reactions from voters, even some who are otherwise skeptical of the president, show how the economy's strong performance has bolstered Trump's standing. At a recent focus group that Peter Hart, a longtime Democratic pollster, conducted in Wilmington, N.C., for Emory University, even participants who voted for Trump last year...
  • Republican poll: Moore 12 points behind Democrat Jones

    11/16/2017 12:53:12 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 98 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 15, 2017 | Lisa Hagen
    Alabama GOP nominee Roy Moore is polling 12 points behind his Democratic opponent Doug Jones in the wake of allegations that Moore had initiated a sexual encounter with a minor, according to a poll from the Senate GOP’s campaign arm. The National Republican Senatorial Committee’s (NRSC) poll, which was obtained by The Hill, found that Jones was leading Moore by a double-digit margin, 51 to 39 percent. The polling was conducted the day after The Washington Post reported on the allegations. The survey also found that Moore’s favorability has dropped to 35 percent, compared to an NRSC poll from October...