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  • Pollster Lee Carter: Dials show independents in lockstep with GOP during first night of RNC

    08/25/2020 12:25:10 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 25 2020 | Talia Kaplan
    A group of independent voters were in lockstep with Republicans during the first night of the Republican National Convention, pollster Lee Carter told “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday. During her appearing on “Fox & Friends” with host Ainsley Earhardt, Carter said she thinks “overall you saw independents really, really resonating with the messages that they heard.” Carter acknowledged there were “some blips” but said “the personal stories” from speakers, including former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, South Carolina Republican Sen. Tim Scott and former Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker, who was raised a Democrat and is...
  • Poll Results Slam Media for Bias [semi-satire]

    08/10/2020 6:40:33 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 August 2020 | John Semmens
    A poll conducted by Gallup and the Knight Foundation found widespread distrust of media reporting among Americans. 73% of respondents found too much bias in so-called news reporting. 84% blamed the media for fomenting divisiveness. 75% of Republicans and 52% of independents have an unfavorable view of the media. 70% of Democrats feel the media is treated unfairly. Chelsea Aardvark, one of the so-called fact checkers at the Washington Post gave the poll results "four pinocchios." "The average person is unqualified to judge the accuracy or bias of any news source," she said. "Much of what is reported today comes...
  • There are fewer registered Republicans than independents for the first time ever

    02/28/2020 5:58:35 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02 28 2020 | Brooke Seipel
    There are now more registered independents than Republicans, marking a first for the U.S. According to data from Ballot Access News, independents make up 29.09 percent of registered voters, while Republicans make up 28.87 percent and Democrats make up 39.66 percent. The data comes from the 31 states that require registration by party. An analysis by The Washington Post, which first reported the data, notes that there hasn't been a large drop in GOP registration since President Trump was elected, meaning he's likely not linked to the change. The growth of independents is more likely part of a broader trend...
  • TRUMP WINS THE NIGHT: 74% of Americans Believe They Will Be Better Off Financially This Year –A RECORD!

    02/05/2020 10:28:48 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 78 replies
    GP ^ | February 05, 2020 | Jim Hoft
    Undoubtedly, this was the best address in modern history! No President in decades has had the success like this great president. Although the leftie Democrat media panned the speech, ordinary Americans cheered this President’s success. And President Trump won with American voters with his positive and uplifting message. President Trump received an 82% approval rating from Independent voters. Via CBS News: 76% of speech watchers approved of the president’s address. 97% of Republicans approved of the speech. And 56% of viewers said the president’s historic address will unite the country.
  • Trump's Jan 10 rally in Toledo was attended by 42.8% Democrats or Independents

    01/13/2020 3:05:13 PM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 24 replies
    Redstate ^ | Jan 13, 2020 | Unknown
    Trump has broken the 40% barrier for non Republicans at his latest rally in Toledo! He is broadening his base beyond anyone's expectations.
  • Poll: Trump gains among independents against Biden, Warren

    10/08/2019 3:43:44 AM PDT · by grayboots · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/7/2019 | JULIA MANCHESTER
    President Trump is gaining among independent voters in head-to-head matchups with the Democratic presidential front-runners, according to a new IBD-TIPP poll. Former Vice President Joe Biden leads Trump by just 1 point among independents, which is down from Biden's 18-point lead among the voting group in September. In a head-to-head matchup with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), 49 percent of independents backed Trump, while 43 percent threw their support behind the senator in the poll, which was released on Monday. A 4-point gap separated Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Trump, with the president receiving 48 percent support among independents and Sanders...
  • The Economist/YouGov Poll: Warren 28, Biden 22, Sanders 13

    10/03/2019 12:44:26 PM PDT · by Political Junkie Too · 44 replies
    The Economist/YouGov Poll ^ | October 3, 2019 | The Economist/YouGov Poll
    Here is an analysis of the latest The Economist/YouGov Poll for September 28 - October 1, 2019. RealClearPolitics is showing this poll as the Warren breakaway poll. An analysis of the Independent sample population is mixed: it shows some movement on the impeachment question, but is contradictory when looking at the detailed questionsNOTE: This poll was taken before the details of whistleblower coordination with Adam Schiff became public. Sample: Dem: 35 Rep: 24 Ind: 41 This poll is D+11. It is heavily skewed towards Democrats and has a very large Independent sample. We shall see if Democrats are still salting...
  • Trump economy 'killing it with union workers,' the 'opening' to women & independents

    09/27/2019 7:15:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 27, 2019 | Paul Bedard
    The humming economy is not only boosting support for President Trump among union workers, Hispanics, and even Amazon shoppers, but it is his pathway to ...
  • Box Office: Democrats Go to More Movies Than Republicans

    08/15/2019 10:58:05 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 56 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | August 15, 2019 | Pamela McClintock
    Democrats go to the movies twice as much as Republicans, a new study finds. The statistic was among many tidbits included in a seven-year survey celebrating the 1,000th movie surveyed by industry leader PostTrak, the exit-polling service founded by Rentrak (now owned by Comscore) and Screen Engine. During that time period, Democrats frequented the movies far more than Republicans, or 12.4 percent versus 5.5 percent. Ditto for Independents (7.2 percent). The same also held true for ticket buyers who identified themselves as liberal and conservative (10.1 percent vs. 5 percent). Nearly 10 percent of moviegoers didn't state their political affiliation....
  • Nearly half of independents say Democratic Party leans too far left: poll

    07/31/2019 1:30:43 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/31/19 | Tess Bonn
    Almost half of independent voters said in a new poll the the Democratic Party is leaning too far to the left. The Hill-HarrisX poll showed that 48 percent of independent voters believe the Democratic Party is swinging too far to the left, compared to 68 percent of Republicans and 20 percent of Democrats. Only a third of independents — 33 percent — thought the Republican Party was leaning too far to the right. Overall, most Democrats and Republicans believe their party strikes the right balance. An equal number — 67 percent — of Democratic and Republican voters said their party...
  • NOONAN:My Sister, My Uncle and Trump

    06/21/2019 5:52:29 AM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 61 replies
    WSJ ^ | June 21, 2019 | Peggy Noonan
    Off the premise of "keep your friends close and your enemies closer"… Here is Peggy Noonan at her worst… Full of intellectual snobbery and seething hatred towards Pres. Trump....she is such a joke. ""It was four years ago this week, June 16, 2015, and a great professional gift was given me. I had just watched Donald Trump’s announcement speech and was pondering its impact. This guy isn’t going to be president; we’ve been reading about his tabloid antics for 30 years. But he’ll have some impact, some support. Who? How much? At this point my phone rang. It was my...
  • Obama voters explain what drew them to Trump

    06/20/2019 3:52:14 PM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 18 replies
    MSN / CNN ^ | 6-20-19 | CNN
    CNN's Alisyn Camerota sits down with a group of Democrats who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 to discuss where they stand on supporting the President now. Click for video:
  • Independent voters aren't all that independent, analysis says

    03/15/2019 9:55:16 PM PDT · by blueplum · 41 replies
    CNN via msn ^ | 15 Mar 2019 | Grace Sparks
    Voters who identify as independents are rarely actually independent -- and the ones who are tend to not care about politics, according to a new analysis by the Pew Research Center. Independents are often seen as the best possibility for potential candidates to pick up votes outside their bases, but most independents actually "lean" toward one party or another, according to the analysis. Less than 10% of the population say they truly have no partisan lean...
  • GOP shrinks as young & ‘NeverTrumpers’ walk away, increasing Donald Trump’s power in the party

    02/21/2019 5:55:10 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 54 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | February 20, 2019 | douglas Perry
    “Has Republican Resistance to Trump Collapsed?” The familiar question, offered up many times and in many variations since 2016, appeared in The New York Times. This time, it served as the headline for an opinion piece by GOP strategist (and Trump critic) Liz Mair. Writing from “inside the belly of the beast,” she stated that President Donald Trump is the king of all he surveys, pointing out that “the NeverTrump movement has disintegrated” and that the president can boast of a “near 90 percent approval rating among Republicans.” It’s true, Republicans love Trump. They love him as much or more...
  • Howard Schultz Gives Dems the Jitters: These kids are venti, venti upset. Need to switch to decaf!

    01/30/2019 8:01:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/30/2019 | Jim Treacher
    As a member of the Second-Greatest Generation, I vaguely remember H. Ross Perot. He was the funny little fella with the big ears who ran for president as an independent back in 1992. He was a Texas billionaire who made his money in computers, long before everybody had computers in their pockets, and he had never held public office. He seemed to be running for president because... well, because he damn well felt like it, that's why. As I recall, his solution to all of America's problems at the time was simple: "Fix it. Just fix it. What are...
  • The Democrats’very dangerous loss of the young voters, union voters and independent voters

    10/29/2018 6:56:17 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 15 replies
    vanity | October 29, 2018 | By Kevin Collins
    A June poll from the Public Religion Research Institute, published in The Atlantic magazine, reported that just 28% of young adults 18 to 29 said they were absolutely certain to vote; but 74% of seniors (a group that voted for Donald Trump) were absolutely certain to vote. So Republican supporting seniors said they would be voting and 18 to 29 year olds were distinctly disinterested in voting. Of course you didn’t hear anything about this; but that doesn’t mean it is not a dangerous red flag for the Democrats. “That was June, and things change”, some would say. Nevertheless, that...
  • By 28 points, independents disapprove of Dem Kavanaugh tactics

    10/09/2018 6:47:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/09/2018 | Rick Moran
    Independent voters are expressing overwhelming disapproval of the way that Democrats handled the Kavanaugh confirmation fight. A CNN poll shows that only 30% of independents approved of the way that Democrats handled the Kavanaugh confirmation while 58% dissapproved. The GOP didn't fare much better with a 55% to 35% disapprove versus approve.  Washington Examiner: What's interesting, however, is even though Democrats on the surface would seem to have public opinion on their side, just 36 percent approved of how they handled the nomination, compared to 56 percent who disapproved. (Republicans were at 55 percent disapproval and 35 percent approval). A...
  • Independents disapprove of Democrats' handling of the Kavanaugh nomination by a 28-point margin

    10/08/2018 3:26:54 PM PDT · by grayboots · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/8/2018 | Philip Klein
    After a blistering confirmation battle, Justice Brett Kavanaugh will take his seat for oral arguments on the U.S. Supreme Court with a skeptical public, a majority of which opposed his nomination. However, Democrats may not be able to exploit this fact in the upcoming elections as much as they hope, because the independent voters overwhelmingly disapprove of their own handling of the nomination by a 28-point margin, a new CNN/SSRS poll finds. Overall, just 41 percent of those polled said they wanted to see Kavanaugh confirmed, compared to 51 percent who said they opposed his confirmation. In previous CNN polls...
  • Voters are leaving the Democratic Party in #WalkAway campaign due to their hostility...

    06/28/2018 8:01:33 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 66 replies
    Twitter ^ | 27 June 2018 | Wired Sources
    Voters are leaving the Democratic Party in #WalkAway campaign due to their hostility to independent thinkers.
  • MAGA Earthquake Hits Minnesota: “The crowd at Trump’s Minnesota rally was 60% Democrat and Indep

    06/26/2018 6:10:10 PM PDT · by bitt · 106 replies
    Quick, with MAGA-shocking news reverberating there’s a mid-west rush on winnamins. Remember that massive MAGA Trump rally last week in Duluth Minnesota? That would be the 9,000 strong rally where twice as many were turned away? Well, the data team at MAGA HQ have crunched the numbers and Brad Parscale shares the results: “The crowd at the Minnesota rally was 60% Democrat and Independent.”