January 26, 2017
UT: Huntsman Leads Hatch By 14% in Senate Primary Race
A new poll from The Salt Lake Tribune and The Hinckley Institute shows Orrin Hatch would be crushed in a hypothetical primary against Jon Huntsman in the state of Utah.
US SENATE – UTAH – GOP PRIMARY (Dan Jones)
Jon Huntsman 49%
Orrin Hatch (inc) 35%
This poll was done January 9-16 among registered voters. Hatch has been a US Senator for seven terms.
January 25, 2017
Democrats Lead Primaries for Gov and Senate in CA
Public Policy Polling has released a new poll for the state of California that shows how a gaggle of candidates stand for both the gubernatorial and US Senatorial jungle primaries. As everyone knows by now, the top two advance to the General Election and hopefully Republicans will be able to get at least one into that race unlike what happened this past year.
GOVERNOR – CALIFORNIA (PPP)
Gavin Newsom (D) 25%
Kevin Faulconer (R) 20%
Eric Garcetti (D) 13%
Ashley Swearengin (R) 12%
Antonio Villaraigosa (D) 9%
Tom Steyer (D) 4%
Alex Padilla (D) 3%
John Chiang (D) 2%
US SENATE – CALIFORNIA (PPP)
Xavier Becerra (D) 21%
Kevin Faulconer (R) 18%
Ashley Swearengin (R) 13%
Brad Sherman (D) 11%
Eric Swalwell (D) 5%
Kevin de Leon (D) 4%
This poll was done January 17-18 among 882 registered voters.
January 23, 2017
Ras: Trump At 55% Job Approval
Rasmussen Reports gives us our first post-inauguration job approval poll for Donald Trump and they are claiming voters giving Trump a positive 55% job approval after the first three days.
PRESIDENT TRUMP – JOB APPROVAL
This poll was done January 20-22 among 1500 likely voters.
January 21, 2017
Open Thread Saturday
Watching Donald Trump whining about the size of the Inauguration crowd size in the face of the clearly much larger crowds that showed up in Washington DC (never mind the large crowds elsewhere) while standing in front of the Memorial Wall at the CIA is just cringe-worthy….
Still fascinating to me the members of the Republican Party has completely sold its soul to blindly support this guy no matter what he does…and we are only one day into this fiasco….
On the flip side for the Democrats, the problem for them is showing up in January reminds everyone they didn’t show up in November when it would have actually mattered….
UPDATE: The Sean Spicer Press Statement and the Iraqi Information Minister…which is which?
January 17, 2017
Trump Under 50% Approval in Two National Polls
PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP FAVORABLE RATING (ABC/WaPo)
PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP TRANSITION APPROVAL (ABC/WaPo)
PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP FAVORABLE RATING (CNN/ORC)
PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP TRANSITION APPROVAL (CNN/ORC)
Both polls were done January 12-15 among about 1000 adults. I was going to also state that it probably would not be long before Trump screaming about the election polls being wrong and sure enough, twelve minutes before I post this, Trump sent out this Tweet.
The same people who did the phony election polls, and were so wrong, are now doing approval rating polls. They are rigged just like before.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 17, 2017
It is going to be a wild four years….
January 16, 2017
Gillespie Leads Dems in VA Gov Race
On Friday, Mason-Dixon polling released a new poll for the gubernatorial race in Virginia and it shows the Republicans’ best bet is to nominate Ed Gillespie as their nominee.
GOVERNOR – VIRGINIA (Mason-Dixon)
Ed Gillespie (R) 44%
Ralph Northam (D) 41%
Ed Gillespie (R) 45%
Tom Perriello (D) 36%
Ralph Northam (D) 45%
Corey Stewart (R) 37%
Tom Perriello (D) 40%
Corey Stewart (R) 38%
This poll was done January 5-10 among 625 registered voters.
January 11, 2017
Open Thread Wednesday
I figured today’s Donald Trump press conference was worth a new thread….
January 5, 2017
Hogan Hits Absurd 74% Job Approval Rating in MD
The man that I wrote in for President has reached a ridiculous new high in his job approval rating in the state of Maryland. Our REPUBLICAN Governor of Maryland, Larry Hogan, is up to a 74% job approval rating according to a new poll from Gonzales Research.
MARYLAND GOVERNOR LARRY HOGAN (R) – JOB APPROVAL (Gonzales)
What is fascinating is even Democrats give Hogan a 66% positive job approval rating, which is higher than the 56% favorable number Republicans in Maryland give to Donald Trump! This could be a big reason you are hearing almost no prominent Democrats even hinting at running for Governor in Maryland even though we are now officially into the mid-term election cycle and Democrats outnumber Republicans by over 2-1 in the state.
This poll was done December 14-January 2 among 823 registered voters.
January 1, 2017
Happy New Year!
A clean thread for the new year….
2016 Week 17 NFL Picks
Before we get to the final picks of the NFL season, here is how I did last week with my picks.
2016 WEEK 16 WINNING PICKS
New England beat NY Jets
Green Bay beat Minnesota
Washington beat Chicago
Oakland beat Indianapolis
New Orleans beat Tampa Bay
Houston beat Cincinnati
Kansas City beat Denver
Dallas beat Detroit
2016 WEEK 16 LOSING PICKS
N.Y. Giants lost to Philadelphia
Buffalo lost Miami
Tennessee lost to Jacksonville
San Diego lost to Cleveland
Carolina lost to Atlanta
L.A. Rams lost to San Francisco
Seattle lost to Arizona
Baltimore lost to Pittsburgh
A rather pedestrian 8-8 week dropped me out of first place among the so-called experts at ESPN with only one week to go.
SO-CALLED ESPN EXPERTS
KC Joyner 153-87
Mike Golic 151-89
Matt Bowen 150-90
Kevin Seifert 149-91
Adam Caplan 148-92
Dan Graziano 148-92
Merrill Hoge 146-94
Seth Wickersham 145-95
Ron Jaworski 145-95
Now without further ado, my picks for the final week of the 2016 NFL season in my bid to retake the top spot.
2016 WEEK 17 NFL PICKS
Chicago at Minnesota 1:00 pm FOX
Jacksonville at Indianapolis 1:00 pm CBS
Dallas at Philadelphia 1:00 pm FOX
New England at Miami 1:00 pm CBS
Buffalo at N.Y. Jets 1:00 pm CBS
Carolina at Tampa Bay 1:00 pm FOX
Houston at Tennessee 1:00 pm CBS
Baltimore at Cincinnati 1:00 pm CBS
Cleveland at Pittsburgh 1:00 pm CBS
New Orleans at Atlanta 4:25 pm FOX
N.Y. Giants at Washington 4:25 pm FOX
Kansas City at San Diego 4:25 pm CBS
Oakland at Denver 4:25 pm CBS
Seattle at San Francisco 4:25 pm FOX
Arizona at L.A. Rams 4:25 pm FOX
Green Bay at Detroit 8:30 pm NBC
The great thing about the Ravens are already being eliminated is there is nothing really to watch for today…