ITS STILL A LONG SHOT, BUT THERE IS MUCH MORE OF A SHOT TODAY THAN THERE WAS 2 WEEKS AGO …
CNN is reporting that there are several ways that Donald Trump could reach the magical number of 270 electoral votes to win the presidency. Two weeks ago there was seemingly no chance that Trump could win. Then came the reports of the insane Obamacare premium increases and then came the news that the FBI was reopening the Hillary Clinton private server/email investigation as emails pertaining to the case were found on the laptop belonging to Anthony Weiner, under investigation for sexting with a minor. Then the added investigation of the Clinton Foundation. The polls are trending toward Donald Trump, however, is it too little, too late? We shall see this Tuesday.
Donald Trump’s path to 270 electoral votes remains precarious — but with some breaks, he can get there.
Trump’s campaign has made clear exactly what its targets are. It is spending $25 million on TV ads in the final week of the campaign in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Virginia, Nevada and New Hampshire.
Those ad buys are based on the assumption that Trump doesn’t need extra help to keep Arizona, Georgia, Utah, Texas or any other traditionally red state in the Republican column Trump starts with four must-wins: Florida, Ohio, North Carolina and Iowa.
Those — plus making sure he doesn’t surrender other typically Republican states, and winning the one electoral vote that can come from Maine’s Second Congressional District — get Trump to 260 electoral votes. (read more)
Fox News Poll: Donald Trump Leads Hillary Clinton in Battlegrounds States of Nevada, North Carolina and Ohio
TRUMP IS SURGING IN POLLS …
According to the most recent FOX News polls, Donald Trump is surging in the polls and leads Hillary Clinton in three key battleground states, Nevada, North Carolina and Ohio. The key is that not only is Trump ahead in these battleground states, but he has the momentum at the right time and is surging. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton seems to have come to a halt and only has a complicit, bias and water carrying media propping her up.
Trump surges in Nevada, Donald Trump holds a 3-point lead over Clinton among likely voters in a three-way race that included Gary Johnson, the Libertarian nominee. Trump has 43% of support, Clinton 40% and Johnson’s 8%. In North Carolina, Trump was up by 5 points, leading Clinton by 45% to 40%, with Johnson at 6%. In Ohio, Trump has a 5-point lead over Clinton, with 42% of support. Clinton has 37% in a four-way poll that included Johnson and Jill Stein, the Green Party nominee.
Interestingly enough, Obama won Nevada in 2008 (55%-43%) and 2012 (52%-46%), Ohio in 2008 (52%-47%) and 2012 (51%-48%) and North Carolina in 2008 (50%-49%). Hillary Clinton is under-performing in states that Obama easily won in the past.
Trump has a three-point advantage over Clinton among likely voters in the Silver State (43-40 percent). Libertarian Gary Johnson receives eight percent. Nevada voters also can cast a ballot for “none of these,” and that option takes four percent. Green Party candidate Jill Stein is not on the ballot in Nevada.
Independents back Trump (42 percent) over Clinton (23 percent) and Johnson (21 percent).
The Democrat is trailing expectations among women and younger voters.
In North Carolina, Trump is up by five points among likely voters. He receives 45 percent to Clinton’s 40 percent, and 6 percent favor Johnson. Stein is not on the ballot.
Whites back Trump by a 31-point margin (58-27 percent), while blacks support Clinton by 82 points (85-3 percent).
Independents favor Trump (41 percent) over Clinton (24 percent) and Johnson (14 percent).
The Buckeye State is another must-win for Trump, and the poll finds him up by five points among likely voters: 42-37 percent. Johnson receives six percent and Stein gets two percent.
Trump’s edge over Clinton comes mainly from independents (+20 points) and working-class whites (+26). Clinton’s up by just three points among women. Obama won them by 11 in 2012
WOW, new Bloomberg poll has Trump ahead of Hillary by 5 in Ohio …
According to the most recent Bloomberg Politics poll, Donald trump has a 5 percentage point lead over Hillary Clinton in the battle ground state of Ohio. Trump, the Republican nominee leads Clinton 48% to 43% among likely voters in a two-way contest and 44% to 39% when third-party candidates are included. The Washington Times reports, the GOP presidential nominee led his Democratic rival, Mrs. Clinton, by 43 points among white men without a college degree, by 27 points among white men overall and by 23 points among white women without a college degree.Trump must win Ohio, otherwise its over.
Post Labor Day polls are the ones to watch as the American people begin to take the elections more seriously. Also, trending is important as well as this poll was taken Friday through Monday, as Hillary Clinton faced backlash for ignorantly saying half of Trump supporters were a “basket of deplorables” and following Clinton’s collapse at a 9-11 Memorial event on Sunday, giving further rise to the speculation of her health.
Donald Trump leads Hillary Clinton by 5 percentage points in a Bloomberg Politics poll of Ohio, a gap that underscores the Democrat’s challenges in critical Rust Belt states after one of the roughest stretches of her campaign.
The Republican nominee leads Clinton 48 percent to 43 percent among likely voters in a two-way contest and 44 percent to 39 percent when third-party candidates are included.
The poll was taken Friday through Monday, as Clinton faced backlash for saying half of Trump supporters were a “basket of deplorables” and amid renewed concerns about her health after a video showed her stumbling as she left a Sept. 11 ceremony with what her campaign later said was a bout of pneumonia.
Trump’s performance in the poll—including strength among men, independents, and union households—is better than in other recent surveys of the state. It deals a blow to Clinton after she enjoyed polling advantages nationally and in most battleground states in August before the race tightened in September as more Republican voters unified around Trump.
In the battleground state of Ohio it will be interesting to see how the next set of polls come out and their trends toward which candidate.
Donald J. Trump Humbly & Gratefully Accepts the Republican Nomination for Presidency of the United States (VIDEO)
Last night at the RNC in Cleveland, Ohio Donald J. Trump walked on to the stage to the music from the movie, ‘Air Force One.’ Trump then went on to humble and gratefully accept the Republican nomination for the presidency of the United States to the roar of the crowd.
Donald Trump had big shoes to fill as the Trump Children, Donald Jr., Eric, Tiffany and Ivanka wowed the crowds and did a fantastic job in introducing America to the real Donald Trump, as opposed to the one that the liberal MSM and Democrats want you to see. Donald Trump faced the biggest speech of his life and he did not disappoint. After accepting the presidential nomination Trump said, “We will be a country of generosity and warmth, but we will also be a country of law and order.” When the crowd chanted of Hillary Clinton, lock her up, Trump responded in kind with, “let’s defeat her in November.” Watch the VIDEO below and see a political outsider take on the establishment and the greatest establishment candidate ever, Hillary Clinton.
Donald Trump accepts GOP nomination, Part 1
Friends, delegates and fellow Americans: I humbly and gratefully accept your nomination for the presidency of the United States.
Together, we will lead our party back to the White House, and we will lead our country back to safety, prosperity, and peace. We will be a country of generosity and warmth. But we will also be a country of law and order.
Our Convention occurs at a moment of crisis for our nation. The attacks on our police, and the terrorism in our cities, threaten our very way of life. Any politician who does not grasp this danger is not fit to lead our country.
Americans watching this address tonight have seen the recent images of violence in our streets and the chaos in our communities. Many have witnessed this violence personally, some have even been its victims.
I have a message for all of you: the crime and violence that today afflicts our nation will soon come to an end. Beginning on January 20th 2017, safety will be restored.
The most basic duty of government is to defend the lives of its own citizens. Any government that fails to do so is a government unworthy to lead.
It is finally time for a straightforward assessment of the state of our nation.
I will present the facts plainly and honestly. We cannot afford to be so politically correct anymore.
So if you want to hear the corporate spin, the carefully-crafted lies, and the media myths the Democrats are holding their convention next week.
But here, at our convention, there will be no lies. We will honor the American people with the truth, and nothing else.
Decades of progress made in bringing down crime are now being reversed by this Administration’s rollback of criminal enforcement.
Homicides last year increased by 17% in America’s fifty largest cities. That’s the largest increase in 25 years. In our nation’s capital, killings have risen by 50 percent. They are up nearly 60% in nearby Baltimore.
In the President’s hometown of Chicago, more than 2,000 have been the victims of shootings this year alone. And more than 3,600 have been killed in the Chicago area since he took office.
The number of police officers killed in the line of duty has risen by almost 50% compared to this point last year. Nearly 180,000 illegal immigrants with criminal records, ordered deported from our country, are tonight roaming free to threaten peaceful citizens.
The number of new illegal immigrant families who have crossed the border so far this year already exceeds the entire total from 2015. They are being released by the tens of thousands into our communities with no regard for the impact on public safety or resources.
One such border-crosser was released and made his way to Nebraska. There, he ended the life of an innocent young girl named Sarah Root. She was 21 years-old, and was killed the day after graduating from college with a 4.0 Grade Point Average. Her killer was then released a second time, and he is now a fugitive from the law.
I’ve met Sarah’s beautiful family. But to this Administration, their amazing daughter was just one more American life that wasn’t worth protecting. One more child to sacrifice on the altar of open borders. What about our economy?
Again, I will tell you the plain facts that have been edited out of your nightly news and your morning newspaper: Nearly Four in 10 African-American children are living in poverty, while 58% of African American youth are not employed. 2 million more Latinos are in poverty today than when the President took his oath of office less than eight years ago. Another 14 million people have left the workforce entirely.
Household incomes are down more than $4,000 since the year 2000. Our manufacturing trade deficit has reached an all-time high – nearly $800 billion in a single year. The budget is no better.
President Obama has doubled our national debt to more than $19 trillion, and growing. Yet, what do we have to show for it? Our roads and bridges are falling apart, our airports are in Third World condition, and forty-three million Americans are on food stamps.
- More police officers shot, the GOP convention has had it’s problems, and we are in the middle of a record breaking heat wave