Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Happy Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

For the record…Lions, Cowboys and 49ers will win today.

Clinton Dominates Dems in 2016

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Rasmussen Reports joins the 2016 parade with a new national presidential primary poll showing what every other national primary poll seems to show, a Hillary blowout and a wide open GOP race.

PRESIDENT – NATIONAL – DEM PRIMARY (Rasmussen)
Hillary Clinton 62%
Elizabeth Warren 17%
Joe Biden 7%
Martin O’Malley 2%
Jim Webb 2%

For some reason, Rasmussen Reports decided that one will have to pay to see the Republican portion of the poll. This poll was done November 20-21 among 1000 likely voters.

Bush, Clinton Lead Fields in FL for 2016

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Gravis Marketing has dumped out polls on the Republican and Democratic sides for the state of Florida.

PRESIDENT – FLORIDA – GOP PRIMARY (Gravis)
Jeb Bush 33%
Marco Rubio 14%
Ted Cruz 11%
Rand Paul 11%
Chris Christie 6%
Nikki Haley 5%
Paul Ryan 5%
Rick Sanotrum 3%

PRESIDENT – FLORIDA – DEM PRIMARY (Gravis)
Hillary Clinton 51%
Elizabeth Warren 18%
Joe Biden 12%
Martin O’Malley 4%
Andrew Cuomo 2%

US SENATE – FLORIDA – GOP PRIMARY (Gravis)
Pam Bondi 38%
Jeff Atwater 17%
Adam Putnam 16%

I couldn’t find an official date for these polls, but they were done among 811 Republican primary voters and 694 Democratic primary voters.

Romney Within 1% of Hillary in NH

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Now that the 2014 election, Louisiana withstanding, is over, we can start the onslaught of polls for the 2016 races and this morning, we have a new poll from Bloomberg and Saint Anselm showing Republicans still are in love with Mitt Romney.

PRESIDENT – NEW HAMPSHIRE – GOP PRIMARY (Bloomberg/St. Anselm)
Mitt Romhey 30%
Rand Paul 11%
Chris Christie 9%
Jeb Bush 8%
Ben Carson 6%
Mike Huckabee 5%
Paul Ryan 5%
Ted Cruz 5%
Bobby Jindal 3%
Rick Perry 2%

PRESIDENT – NEW HAMPSHIRE (Bloomberg/St. Anselm)
Hillary Clinton 62%
Elizabeth Warren 13%
Bernie Sanders 6%
Joe Biden 5%
Deval Patrick 2%
Martin O’Malley 1%

PRESIDENT – NEW HAMPSHIRE (Bloomberg/St. Anselm)
Hillary Clinton (D) 46%
Mitt Romney (R) 45%

Hillary Clinton (D) 47%
Jeb Bush (R) 39%

Hillary Clinton (D) 48%
Rand Paul (R) 41%

This poll was done November 12-18 among 500 General Election voters, 407 Republican primary voters, and 404 Democratic primary voters.

2014 Week 12 NFL Picks

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

The Washington Post has a banner headline on the front page about some new accusers against Bill Cosby and then Marion Barry dies at midnight, too late for the morning papers…#badtiming

Before we get to this week’s picks, a quick look at how I did last week. My picks are listed first.

WEEK 11 WINNERS
Miami beat Buffalo
Chicago beat Minnesota
Houston beat Cleveland
Kansas City beat Seattle
Atlanta beat Carolina
Tampa Bay beat Washington
San Diego beat Oakland
Arizona beat Detroit
Green Bay beat Philadelphia
Pittsburgh beat Tennessee

WEEK 12 LOSERS
New Orleans lost to Cincinnati
Denver lost to St. Louis
N.Y. Giants lost to San Francisco
Indianapolis lost to New England

A 10-4 record brings my season record to 102-59 and moves me up to 6th among the so-called experts at ESPN.

SO-CALLED ESPN EXPERTS
Cris Carter 112-49
KC Joyner 109-52
Tom Jackson 108-53
Eric Allen 107-54
Seth Wickersham 106-55
ME 102-59
Ron Jaworksi 102-59
Adam Schefter 102-59
Keyshawn Johnson 102-59
Mark Schlereth 100-61
Mike Ditka 99-62
Merrill Hoge 97-54
Mike Golic 97-64
Cris Mortensen 95-66

Now without further ado, The Hedgehog Reports picks for Week 12 of the NFL season.

WEEK 12 NFL PICKS
Kansas City at Oakland
Tampa Bay at Chicago
Detroit at New England
Cleveland at Atlanta
Green Bay at Minnesota
Jacksonville at Indianapolis
Tennessee at Philadelphia
Cincinnati at Houston
Arizona at Seattle
St. Louis at San Diego
Miami at Denver
Washington at San Francisco
Dallas at N.Y. Giants
N.Y. Jets at Buffalo
Baltimore at New Orleans

On A Lighter Note

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

I missed out on the Mobbies this year. In an effort to prevent this website from winning an award this time around, The Baltimore Sun limited the categories this year and did not have a “Best Political Website” category. Someone did nominate me for “Wonkiest Blog”, and I managed to finish 10th despite not even being aware I was nominated.

But now, apparently someone has a comedic streak as I have been nominated for “Maryland Conservative of the Year” at Red Maryland. After I stopped laughing and then spending some emails trying to figure out what prankster among my political friends did this, I thought it was a perfect opportunity to stand up for fellow RINOs everywhere. So for all RINOs across the the country, let’s win this thing together! This won;t just me my victory, but a victory for all non-deadenders everywhere!

You can vote here:

http://redmaryland.com/2014/11/vote-2014-red-maryland-awards/

The category is the first one and I am at the bottom of the list.

Cassidy Leads By 15% in LA

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Rasmussen Reports has their own view of the race in Louisiana and claims Bill Cassidy up by 15%.

US SENATE – LOUISIANA (Rasmussen)
Bill Cassidy (R) 56%
Mary Landrieu (D-inc) 41%

This poll was done November 16-19 among 1000 likely voters.

Cassidy Leads By 11% in LA

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

One more poll to add to the Louisiana pile, this time from Vox Populi Polling.

US SENATE – LOUISIANA (VPP)
Bill Cassidy (R) 53%
Mary Landrieu (D-inc) 42%

This poll was done November 16-17 among 761 likely voters.

Emanuel Below 40% in Chicago

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Okay, I am stretching a little bit now. Here is a new poll for the mayoral race in Chicago showing Rahm Emanuel well below 50% in his bid for another term according to Lake Research Partners and the Chicago Teachers Union.

MAYOR – CHICAGO (LRP)
Rahm Emanuel (inc) 33%
Jesus “Chuy” Garcia 18%
Bob Fioretti 13%

MAYOR – CHICAGO – RUNOFF (LRP)
Rahm Emanuel (inc) 36%
Jesus “Chuy” Garcia 31%

This poll was done November 6-11 among 621 likely voters. In case you are wondering, first round takes place February 24th, 2015 with the runoff happening on April 7th, 2015 if necessary.

Cassidy Leads By 21% in LA

Monday, November 17th, 2014

It will be rough couple of years for the Landrieu family in Louisiana if a new poll from Gravis Marketing is to be believed.

US SENATE – LOUISIANA (Gravis)
Bill Cassidy (R) 59%
Mary Landrieu (D-inc) 38%

GOVERNOR – LOUISIANA (Gravis)
David Vitter (R) 54%
Mitch Landrieu (D) 36%

David Vitter (R) 43%
Jay Dardenne (R) 29%

The post did not include the actual dates for the poll, but it was done among 643 likely voters. I wish they had done a three-way race between Vitter/Dardenne/Landrieu for the gubernatorial race.