Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics Iowa Poll: Donald Trump in the Lead at 23% While Ben Carson is Second at 18%
Republicans in Iowa want nothing to new with establishment political candidates …
According to the most recent Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics Iowa Poll, businessman Donald Trump leads the field with 23%, while retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson is second at 18%. The two front-running GOP candidates couldn’t be farther apart in personality and demeanor. However, they have something very much in common that is causing them to be one, two in the Iowa polls. They both are not professional politicians. They are both DC outsiders and the voters are rewarding them for it. Followed by Ted Cruz at 8%, Scott Walker at 8%, Jeb Bush at 6%, Marco Rubio at 6%, Carly Fiorina at 5%, Mike Huckabee at 4% and Rand Paul at 4%. As stated at the Political Wire, what is much more interest when it comes to Trump is that he has completely reversed his favorable/unfavorable rating from May 2015 when he had a then, 27% had positive feelings about him and 63% negative. Now, it’s 61% positive, 35% negative.
Donald Trump has built up tremendous support in Iowa — he’s very wealthy, he loves the Bible and he’d be just terrific as president of the United States. And he’s very handsome.
That’s according to interviews with some likely GOP caucusgoers in Iowa.
A new Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics Iowa Poll finds that Trump, the flamboyant real estate entrepreneur, has 23 percent support here. But Ben Carson, a soft-spoken retired neurosurgeon, has been a submarine, quietly cruising into second with 18 percent, just 5 percentage points from the front-runner.
Carson has the highest favorability rating of the 17 Republican candidates, with 79 percent who view him positively. Only 8 percent have negative feelings about him.
The GOP voting electorate is pissed off at the Republican establishment just as much as they are with Democrats. Republicans and namely Conservatives are sick and tired of Republican do-nothing politicians. They are fed up with giving the GOP both the House and the Senate and then having the GOP establishment and those in power because of seniority treat the GOP voting electorate worse than Democrats. Most conservatives would never vote for Trump; however, the Republican party establishment has reached a breaking point where its time to teach them a lesson.
Candidates who are political outsiders don’t seem to be just a summer fling, as some analysts had predicted, but a budding long-term relationship five months out from the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses.
Combine Trump, Carson and Fiorina — three candidates who have never been elected to any public office — and their support accounts for 46 percent of the vote.
Part of what’s driving their ballot share is a “mad as hell” contingent. Forty-three percent of likely GOP caucusgoers say they’re mad as hell about the Internal Revenue Service; 48 percent about Democrats in Congress; 57 percent with President Barack Obama; and 58 percent with Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton.
Daily Commentary – Thursday, August 27, 2015 – Have You Noticed Donald Trump is Spending More time on CNN and MSNBC Lately?
- Likely due to his “flap” with Megyn Kelly. Megyn is one of Fox’s top commentators and I’m not sure if fighting for her will help or hurt Trump
Daily Commentary – Thursday, August 27, 2015 Download
ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICANS IS DISBELIEF AT TRUMPMENTUM …
In the latest PPP poll in New Hampshire, Donald Trump has pulled away from the GOP field leaving them in his dust. The New Hampshire primary is still a long ways away and not until February 9, 2015, but The Donald is doing his best to crush the competition. Much ti the disbelief and puzzlement of the establishment and GOP machine. It is starting to be become very obvious that that Republicans voters are sick and tired of the lying politicians that have stabbed the electorate one too many times. Look at who is either leading in the polls or surging, its Donald Trump, Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson.
PPP’s new New Hampshire poll finds Donald Trump in the strongest position of any poll we’ve done anywhere since he entered the race. Trump laps the Republican field with 35% to 11% for John Kasich, 10% for Carly Fiorina, 7% each for Jeb Bush and Scott Walker, 6% for Ben Carson, 4% each for Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio, and 3% for Rand Paul. Candidates falling outside the top ten in the state are Rick Perry at 2%, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki, and Rick Santorum at 1%, and Jim Gilmore, Mike Huckabee, and Bobby Jindal all at less than 1%. Everyone does have at least one supporter on this poll.
To give an idea of how fundamentally the contest has shifted over the last four months none of Trump, Kasich, and Fiorina weren’t even included in the horse race question when we last polled the state in April. The candidate who’s made the most cataclysmic drop is Walker- he’s gone from leading at 24% all the way down to 7% in this newest poll.
As for the DEMOCRATS/SOCIALIST in polling in New Hampshire, socialist Bernie Sanders leads Hillary. What the hell has the Democrat party become? No wonder Democrat political insiders are begging Joe Biden to get in the race to save the embarrassment of actually nominating a self=professed socialist as their parties standard bearer.
There’s been a big shift on the Democratic side since April as well. Bernie Sanders now leads the field in the state with 42% to 35% for Hillary Clinton, 6% for Jim Webb, 4% for Martin O’Malley, 2% for Lincoln Chafee, and 1% for Lawrence Lessig.
The main story in New Hampshire is how universally popular Sanders has become with the Democratic electorate. 78% see him favorably to only 12% with a negative opinion- that makes him easily the most popular candidate on either side with their party’s voters. Meanwhile Hillary Clinton’s favorability numbers have taken a little bit of a hit- she was at 78/10 with Democratic primary voters in April, but now she’s at a 63/25 spread.
The ideological divide is actually not that stark on the Democratic side. Sanders is ahead with ‘somewhat liberal’ voters (45/32), ‘very liberal’ ones (46/37), and moderates (40/36) alike. And although there is certainly a gender gap Sanders is ahead with both men (44/30) and women (41/38). But the real big divide we see is along generational lines- Clinton is ahead 51/34 with seniors, but Sanders has a 45/29 advantage with everyone under the age of 65.
In his interview on “Meet the Press,” Donald Trump discussed many issues including conservatism, abortion, third party run, immigration and Hillary Clinton. Trump stated, that he believed it would be a miracle if Hillary Clinton continues to run. I have to disagree with The Donald here. Unless Hilary Clinton is arrested and perp walked to prison, she will continue to run for president because the Democrats could care less what she has done or continues to do. From her smugness in joking about Instagram, she is just laughing at a federal crime that she committed.
Donald Trump said it would be a “miracle” if Hillary Clinton is able to continue her run for president in the wake of the controversy surrounding her use of a private email server to conduct official business as Secretary of State — but if she does, he’ll beat her.
“I think [Clinton] may not be able to run, to be honest, because this whole email thing is a horrible thing,” he said in an interview conducted by NBC’s Chuck Todd.
Trump likened her situation to that of General David Petraeus, who resigned as director of the CIA after his affair with his biographer was uncovered, and later accused to have shared classified materials with her. The controversy surrounding Clinton’s email use intensified this month as reports revealed the FBI was investigating the security of her private server.
“General Petraeus, his life has been destroyed. And he did 5% of what she did,” Trump said. “So assuming she’s able to run — which would be absolutely, to me, a miracle at this point — I will beat her.”
Donald Trump Instagram VIDEO Rips Barack Obama & Hillary Clinton … “Politicians are Having Fun on Your Dime While the World is Buring”
LOVE HIM OR HATE HIM … DONALD TRUMP IS SAYING WHAT MOST AMERICANS ARE THINKING AND ITS RESONATING …
Yesterday Donald Trump released a 15 second Instagram video that was both hard hitting and remarkable in many ways. First, in the age of new social media, this video that cost literally nothing to make and produce and reached many views as other campaigns spend thousands on highly produced TV ads. Second, Trump blistered both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton as having fun and a grand old time juxtaposed to images of ISIS’s Jihadi John cutting innocent individuals heads off and the Consulate burning in Benghazi where four Americans were killed, including Ambassador Stevens.
The message, “politicians are having fun on your dime as the world burns”. This is so powerful and effective because that is exactly what many Americans believe, but have no platform to say it. Enter Donald Trump and his brash, over the top, take no prisons style. But the GOP establishment is worried about his tone. Most Americans say, screw the tone, we want results and we want politicians working for We the People, not taking advantage of the perks of their political office. Why does it seem that Barack Obama has played more golf since he has been president than Tiger Woods, Babba Watson and Jordan Spieth? Believe it or not it has been 219 times after he has continuously claimed he will not rest until every willing and and able American can find a job, not one single veteran falls into homelessness and until we build an economy that is ready for America’s future. How’s that working out for America? And of course with Hillary Clinton, what difference does anything make.
Donald Trump Still Leading in Polls Despite Fox News Reality Show Debate Hit Job, Leads in Iowa Poll
Imagine that establishment GOP and FOX News, The Donald still has commanding lead in the polls despite your best efforts … YOU FAILED!!!
Following the FOX News food fight Reality Show for ratings that was passed off as a debate and even after the feud with a prominent Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, the establishment, agenda driven media could not bring Donald Trump down. The huffed and they puffed but they could not blow the Trump house down. According to several new post debate polls, Donald Trump is the leader. In fact, Trump is surging in many of the polls as establishment candidates like Jeb Bush have taken nose dives. Note to establishment, the people are pissed and they are not going to take it any more. Many of us look at FOX News as the establishment, which is a crying shame as this network was at one time considered the hard charging outsider to the liberal media.
Three online polls and a telephone survey put Trump at the top of the Republican field after Thursday’s GOP presidential debate and his ensuing offensive against Fox News moderator Megyn Kelly.
Trump saw his popularity soar in a new Morning Consult survey, gaining 7 percentage points since a poll taken last week. This time around, he took 32 percent of the vote, while former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush netted just 11 percent.
Another poll, conducted by Reuters/Ipsos, showed similar results, with Trump leading the way at 24 percent. Bush took a nose dive, going from 17 percent to 12 percent.
Trump also topped an NBC News poll conducted by SurveyMonkey, in which 23 percent of those polled said they’d vote for him. Sen. Ted Cruz came in second, with 13 percent.
Trump is ahead in a phone poll, too. An Iowa survey conducted by Public Policy Polling has Trump in the lead with 19 percent, followed by Ben Carson and Scott Walker with 12 percent each.
Donald Trump doesn’t appear to be suffering from his combative Cleveland debate performance, at least for now, and it may have helped him. The latest post-debate poll of Iowa Republican voters showed Trump was still enjoying a lead in the first caucus state.
Public Policy Polling, a liberal-leaning survey firm that uses automatic polling software and therefore is not likely to be used in determining future debate participants, found Trump placed first with 19 percent of the GOP support in Iowa. For those who watched the debate, he did even better: 21 percent of those who reported watching it live said they support Trump. Trump had a smaller lead among those who watched only news coverage with clips of the debate, and he was in first place with 15 percent but only holding that lead by a single percentage point. He also tied with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker among those who didn’t watch the debate at all.
Trump continues to struggle with high unfavorable marks. The PPP poll found a sharp divide, with 46 percent giving him favorable marks overall but 40 percent negative. The only candidate with higher unfavorable numbers was New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, with 44 percent.
Trump also did badly among women. Of those polled, 47 percent had an unfavorable position compared to 36 percent that had a favorable opinion of him. Men, however, were 55 percent favorable opinion and 34 percent unfavorable.
A note to FOX News and the rest of the establishment political pundits that are paid hacks, oh sorry, contributors, keep it up and Donald Trump will run as an Independent and the GOP will lose badly in 2016. I am no Trump supporter; however, this is to be kept as a fair fight for We the People to determine who the GOP nominee is or face the consequences. Because face it, this guy is rich and if screwed like most anti-establishment candidates get, he will fire back.
Daily Commentary – Tuesday, August 11, 2015 – GOP Debate Had the Highest Ratings Ever at 24 Million Viewers
- Of course, Donald Trump claims it’s all because of him and he could be right. Many may have tuned in just to watch the circus of events
- The high school bully? Like someone who has lost their marbles? Not sure he’s someone I would want as President
Daily Commentary – Monday, August 10, 2015 Download
Just ahead of the first Republican primary debate this week, according to a recent NBC News/WSJ Poll, businessman Donald Trump has surged into the lead. Trump garnered 19% of the vote, while Jeb Bush was second with 14% followed by Ben Carson – 10%, Ted Cruz – 9%, Mike Huckabee – 6%, Rand Paul – 6% and Marco Rubio – 5%. Trump has bewildered the pundits and so-called political experts with his strong polling efforts. However, like him or hate him, the reason why Trump is resonating with so many Americans is because of his unfiltered, no-PC commentary. However, at some point he is going to have to present actual solutions and how he would do things, not just ripping the current political establishment.
Days before the first Republican debate, Donald Trump has surged into the national lead in the GOP primary race, with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush following, a new NBC News/ Wall Street Journal poll shows.
Trump is the first choice of 19 percent of GOP primary voters, while 15 percent back Walker and 14 percent back Bush. Ten percent support retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson.
All other Republican candidates earn single digit backing. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is favored by nine percent of primary voters; former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul are tied with six percent support; Florida Sen. Marco Rubio clocks in at five percent;
Daily Commentary – Thursday, July 23, 2015 – Are You Like Me And Sick And Tired of Republican Candidates Sniping At Each Other?
- After Lindsey Graham calls Trump a “jack ass”, Trump retaliates by reading Graham’s personal phone number on air. Very juvenile.
Daily Commentary – Thursday, July 23, 2015 Download