Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Carson Ties Trump in IA

Monday, August 31st, 2015

I was on the road since this morning and afternoon, ultimately driving back from West Virginia this afternoon and have missed everything until about now. I will just say, if anyone thought the Confederate Flag was something of the past, just take a drive through the far western end of Maryland or the northern area of West Virginia and it seems like every other house has one hanging off the house or on a pole in the front yard. It was staggering to see. Beautiful and unbelievably scenic views in the mountains are something to see though.

Meanwhile, tuning in late this afternoon, it was hard to determine what was the bigger news in Washington DC, the latest depressing poll for Republicans in the state of Iowa from Monmouth University or the fact that Robert Griffin III is not the starting Quarterback for the Washington Redskins.

PRESIDENT – IOWA – GOP CAUCUS (Monmouth)
Donald Trump 23%
Ben Carson 23%
Carly Fiorina 10%
Ted Cruz 9%
Scott Walker 7%
Jeb Bush 5%
Marco Rubio 4%
John Kasich 4%
Rand Paul 3%
Mike Huckabee 2%
Rick Santorum 2%
Chris Christie 1%
Bobby Jindal 1%
Rick Perry 1%
Jim Gilmore 0%
Lindsey Graham 0%
George Pataki 0%

This poll was done August 27-30 among 405 likely caucus goers.

Sanders Within 7% of Clinton in IA

Saturday, August 29th, 2015

I think just about every political-related person I am following on Twitter at the same time posted the results of the new Des Moines Register Poll in Iowwa showing Bernie Sanders now within 7% of Hillary Clinton in the state of Iowa.

PRESIDENT – IOWA – DEM CAUCUS (DMR)
Hillary Clinton 37%
Bernie Sanders 30%
Joe Biden 14%
Martin O’Malley 3%
Jim Webb 2%
Lincoln Chafee 1%

This poll was done August 23-26 among 404 likely caucus goers.

UPDATE 8:11pm: They also released the GOP numbers tonight.

PRESIDENT – IOWA – GOP CAUCUS (DMR)
Donald Trump 23%
Ben Carson 18%
Ted Cruz 8%
Scott Walker 8%
Jeb Bush 6%
Marco Rubio 6%
Carly Fiorina 5%
Mike Huckabee 4%
Rand Paul 4%
Chris Christie 2%
Bobby Jindal 2%
John Kasich 2%
Rick Perry 1%
Rick Santorum 1%
Jim Gilmore 0%
Lindsey Graham 0%
George Pataki 0%

Absolutely devastating numbers for Republicans hoping to actually win in November 2016. Same dates on this poll among 400 likely caucus goers.

Trump Tops GOP Field By 21%, Huckabee In 2nd Place

Saturday, August 29th, 2015

Time for a new thread, so how about the latest poll from Reuters and Ipsos showing Donald Trump still convincing Republican Party voters to make him the face of their party.

PRESIDENT – NATIONAL – GOP PRIMARY (Ipsos/Reuters)
Donald Trump 33%
Mike Huckabee 12%
Jeb Bush 10%
Scott Walker 8%
Ben Carson 7%
Marco Rubio 5%
Carly Fiorina 4%
Ted Cruz 4%
Rand Paul 3%
Chris Christie 2%
Rick Perry 2%
John Kasich 2%
Lindsey Graham 1%
Rick Santorum 1%
Bobby Jindal 1%
George Pataki 0%
Jim Gilmore 0%

This poll was done August 24-28. SMH.

Trump Leads Clinton by 23% in WV

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

A new poll from Orion Strategies included only a single head-to-head match up in their latest poll and it shows Donald trump with a huge lead over Hillary Clinton n the state of West Virginia.

PRESIDENT – WEST VIRGINIA (Orion)
Donald Trump (R) 53%
Hillary Clinton (D) 30%

This poll was done August 26th (I think) among likely voters.

Biden Does Better Than Clinton Against GOP

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Quinnipiac University shows in their latest poll something that I think Republicans should be scared of and that is that Joe Biden does better against the top Republicans than does Hillary Clinton. You can see why so many Democrats privately want Biden to jump in this race even if they won’t admit it publicly.

PRESIDENT – NATIONAL (Quinnipiac)
Clinton (D) 45%
Trump (R) 41%

Clinton (D) 42%
Bush (R) 40%

Clinton (D) 44%
Rubio (R) 43%

Biden (D) 48%
Trump (R) 40%

Biden (D) 45%
Bush (R) 39%

Biden (D) 44%
Rubio (R) 41%

Sanders (D) 44%
Trump (R) 41%

Sanders (D) 43%
Bush (R) 39%

Rubio (R) 41%
Sanders (D) 40%

In the primary races, Hillary drops below 50% when Biden is included while Donald Trump and Ben Carson, embarrassingly for Republicans, are the only two candidate in double digits.

PRESIDENT – NATIONAL – DEM PRIMARY (Quinnipiac)
Hillary Clinton 45%
Bernie Sanders 22%
Joe Biden 18%
Martin O’Malley 1%
Jim Webb 1%
Lincoln Chafee 0%

PRESIDENT – NATIONAL – GOP PRIMARY (Quinnipiac)
Donald Trump 28%
Ben Carson 12%
Jeb Bush 7%
Ted Cruz 7%
Marco Rubio 7%
Scott Walker 6%
John Kasich 5%
Carly Fiorina 5%
Chris Christie 4%
Mike Huckabee 3%
Rand Paul 2%
Rick Santorum 1%
Rick Perry 1%
Jim Gilmore 0%
Bobby Jindal 0%
George Pataki 0%
Lindsey Graham 0%

The Republican Party is at the point of being a joke. This poll was done August 20-25 among 1563 registered voters.

Clinton At 50% in Dem Primary, Kasich Leads Clinton by 2% in NH

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Catching up on today. Rasmussen Reports is out with their latest national numbers on the Democratic side and it has Hillary Clinton still at the 50% mark. Joe Biden was not included in the poll.

PRESIDENT – NATIONAL – DEM PRIMARY (Rasmussen)
Hillary Clinton 50%
Bernie Sanders 24%
Jim Webb 2%
Martin O’Malley 2%
Lincoln Chafee 2%

This poll was done August 23-25 among 536 likely voters. Meanwhile, Public Policy Polling released some General Election numbers in New Hampshire.

US SENATE – NEW HAMPSHIRE (PPP)
Kelly Ayotte (R-inc) 44%
Maggie Hassan (D) 43%

Kelly Ayotte (R-inc) 45%
Chris Pappas (D) 31%

PRESIDENT – NEW HAMPSHIRE (PPP)
Hillary Clinton 46%
Jeb Bush 39%

Bernie Sanders 46%
Jeb Bush 38%

Hillary Clinton 43%
Donald Trump 28%
Jeb Bush 22%

Hillary Clinton 48%
Ben Carson 40%

Hillary Clinton 46%
Chris Christie 38%

Hillary Clinton 49%
Ted Cruz 38%

Hillary Clinton 45%
Carly Fiorina 42%

Hillary Clinton 49%
Mike Huckabee 36%

John Kasich 43%
Hillary Clinton 41%

Hillary Clinton 47%
Rand Paul 37%

Hillary Clinton 47%
Marco Rubio 39%

Bernie Sanders 48%
Marco Rubio 35%

Hillary Clinton 46%
Donald Trump 44%

Bernie Sanders 50%
Donald Trump 41%

Hillary Clinton 47%
Scott Walker 39%

Bernie Sanders 47%
Scott Walker 39%

This poll was done August 21-24 among 841 registered voters.

Trump Hits 40% in New National Primary Poll

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

It is polls like this new one from Gravis Marketing that make me start to really question how I can be a member of a political party that has so many people who think it is a good idea to make Donald Trump the face of that party.

PRESIDENT – NATIONAL – GOP PRIMARY (Gravis)
Donald Trump 40%
Ben Carson 13%
Jeb Bush 10%
Ted Cruz 7%
John Kasich 5%
Carly Fiorina 5%
Marco Rubio 5%
Mike Huckabee 4%
Scott Walker 4%
Rand Paul 3%
Rick Perry 3%
Chris Christie 2%
Lindsey Graham 1%
Rick Santorum 1%
George Pataki 1%
Bobby Jindal 1%

PRESIDENT – NATIONAL – DEM PRIMARY (Gravis)
Hillary Clinton 54%
Bernie Sanders 21%
Joe Biden 13%
Jim Webb 2%
Martin O’Malley 2%
Lincoln Chafee 1%

This poll was done August 21-22 among 2567 registered voters.

Clinton Leads Sanders By 34% in IA, Bush Leads Clinton in MI

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Despite Public Policy Polling showing Bernie Sanders now ahead of Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, Suffolk University shows she is still strong in Iowa.

PRESIDENT – IOWA – DEM CAUCUS (Suffolk)
Hillary CLinton 54%
Bernie Sanders 20%
Joe Biden 11%
Martin O’Malley 4%
Jim Webb 1%
Lincoln Chafee 0%

This poll was done August 20-24 among 500 likely voters. Meanwhile in Michigan, we have a new poll from EPIC-MRA that shows Jeb Bush ahead of Hillary Clinton.

PRESIDENT – MICHIGAN (EPC-MRA)
Jeb Bush (R) 45%
Hillary Clinton (D) 40%

Hillary Clinton (D) 44%
Donald Trump (R) 425

This poll was done August 18-22 among 600 likely voters.

Trump Dominates GOP, Sanders Leads Clinton By 7% in NH

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Public Policy Polling just released their new poll in New Hampshire and it shows Trump dominating the Republican field while Sanders leads Clinton by 7%.

PRESIDENT – NEW HAMPSHIRE – GOP PRIMARY (PPP)
Donald Trump 35%
John Kasich 11%
Carly Fiorina 10%
Jeb Bush 7%
Scott Walker 7%
Ben Carson 6%
Marco Rubio 4%
Chris Christie 4%
Ted Cruz 4%
Rand Paul 3%
Rick Perry 2%
Lindsey Graham 1%
Rick Santorum 1%
George Pataki 1%
Jim Gilmore 0%
Mike Huckabee 0%
Bobby Jindal 0%

PRESIDENT – NEW HAMPSHIRE (PPP)
Bernie Sanders 42%
Hillary Clinton 35%
Jim Webb 6%
Martin O’Malley 4%
Lincoln Chafee 2%
Lawrence Lessig 1%

This poll was done August 21-24 among 436 GOP voters and 370 Democratic voters. No Biden in that Democratic poll, so it will be interesting to see where he truly takes votes if he jumps in.

Toomey Strong in PA, Portman Trails Strickland in OH, Trump Leads GOP in SC

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

This morning, Quinnipiac University released their latest numbers for the US Senate races in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

US SENATE – OHIO (Quinnipiac)
Ted Strickland (D) 44%
Rob Portman (R-inc) 41%

Rob Portman (R-inc) 46%
PG Sittenfeld (D) 25%

US SEANTE – PENNSYLVANIA (Quinnipiac)
Pat Toomey (R-inc) 48%
Joe Sestak (D) 33%

Pat Toomey (R-inc) 48%
Katie McGinty (D) 32%

These polls were done August 7-18 among 1096 registered voters in OH and 1085 registered voters in PA. No Senate numbers in Florida apparently this time around. If Kasich were the nominee for the GOP at the Presidential level, you would have to think that would help Portman as well. Meanwhile, Roanoke College’s latest poll in Virginia shows what a disaster Donald Trump could be if he were the nominee.

PRESIDENT – VIRGINIA (Roanoke College)
Hillary Clinton (D) 43%
Donald Trump (R) 32%

Hillary Clinton (D) 42%
Jeb Bush (R) 40%

Hillary Clinton (D) 42%
Scott Walker (R) 38%

Hillary Clinton (D) 42%
Marco Rubio (R) 40%

This poll was done August 10-20 among 535 registered voters. Despite this impending disaster, we have a new poll from Monmouth University in South Carolina where the Republicans voters want Trump to be the face of the party.

PRESIDENT – SOUTH CAROLINA – GOP PRIMARY (Monmouth)
Donald Trump 30%
Ben Carson 15%
Jeb Bush 9%
Carly Fiorina 6%
Marco Rubio 6%
Ted Cruz 5%
Lindsey Graham 4%
Scott Walker 4%
Mike Huckabee 3%
Rand Paul 3%
Chris Christie 2%
Everyone Else 1% or less

This poll was done August 20-23 among 453 registered voters. I guess calling people bimbos is what many Republicans want in a President.

Sadly, this is how now almost one out of every three Republican voters want the party to be represented.