Imagine that, in 2016 a majority of Americans still thinks Obamacare stinks …
According to a PEW Research Center poll, a majority of Americans still have a negative view of Obamacare. Five years after the law where Nancy Pelosi stated, we needed to be passed to find out what was in it,” 54% of Americans disapprove of Obamacare. Hot Air opines, “One interesting finding of the poll is how little opinions have changed since Pew began surveying the topic in early 2012. It appears positions on both sides of the aisle have fluctuated a bit over time as big events such as the disastrous roll-out or the Supreme Court ruling become news, but things gradually return to the same basic standoff.” However, it marks yet another failure and a broken promise to Republican voters who voted in GOP majorities to the House and US Senate as they claimed they would abolish Obamacare. Guess what, they lied, just like Obama did. Republican politicians did nothing to stop Obamacare. And the establishment Republicans wonder why Donald Trump looks like he might be the Republican party presidential nominee in 2016?
The public’s views of the Affordable Care Act, which were evenly divided following the Supreme Court’s ruling last summer upholding a key section of the law, are again more negative than positive. Currently, 44% approve of the 2010 health care law, compared with 54% who disapprove of the law.
In July 2015, after the Supreme Court upheld the federal government’s ability to provide insurance subsidies through federal exchanges, nearly equal shares approved (48%) as disapproved of the law (49%). Over the prior two years, somewhat more disapproved than approved of the law.
However, the balance of opinion about the law’s impact on the country has grown less negative over the past three years, even as slightly more continue to see the impact as negative than positive. Currently, 44% say the law’s impact on the country has been mostly negative, 39% say it has been mostly positive and 13% say it has not had much of an effect. In December 2013, amid the flawed rollout of the health exchanges, opinions about the law’s impact on the country were much more negative than positive: 49% saw its impact as largely negative while fewer than half as many (23%) said it had had a positive effect on the country as a whole (22% said it hadn’t had much of an effect).
Since that point, positive views of the law’s impact on the country have increased 16 percentage points (from 23% to 39%), while there has been a modest decrease in negative views (49% then, 44% today).
Fox News Poll: Donald Trump widens lead in GOP Race, While Hillay Clinton – Bernie Sanders Race Tightens
IS IT ANY WONDER WHY TRUMP HAS WIDENED LEAD AS LATELY FOX NEWS HAS ACTED LIKE A TRUMP SUPER PAC …
According to a recent FOX News poll, Donald Trump is widening his lead in the Republican primary race over Ted Cruz and John Kasich. On the Democrat side, the race has become much tighter between socialist Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. If the race is this close for the Democrats, it makes won wonder what kind of unreported division there truly is in the Donkey camp and how that will play out at the convention and if Hillary is indicted or not. It is simply amazing that Hillary Clinton cannot shake Sanders. If it were not for the establishment being in the tank for Hillary and the super delegates, the Democrat race would be a virtual tie.
Also, as Hot Air opines, the polls is a little bit puzzling as to why Trump would be surging with gains by Kasich and a decline by Cruz. This is supposed to be a national poll, not a New York one.
Donald Trump jumps to an 18-point lead over Ted Cruz this week with record high support for the Republican nomination.
Trump tops Cruz by 45-27 percent among GOP primary voters in a new Fox News national poll on the 2016 election. John Kasich comes in third with 25 percent.
Three weeks ago, the mogul was up by three over Cruz: 41-38 percent, with Kasich at 17 percent (March 20-22, 2016).
Forty-five percent is a new high for Trump. The previous high was last month’s 41 percent.
Trump’s best numbers come from GOP voters without a college degree (54 percent) and those who describe themselves as “very” conservative (50 percent).
In contrast, the Democratic race tightened. Clinton is ahead by two points, edging Bernie Sanders by 48-46 percent. Last month, before Sanders won eight of the nine most recent contests, she had a 13-point advantage (55-42 percent).
ABC News/WAPO Poll: Donald Trump More Unpopular Than Anyone but David Duke in Last 30 Years of Presidential Elections
According to the most recent ABC News/Washington Post poll, Donald Trump is the most unpopular presidential candidate in the past three decades, other than former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke. Sixty-seven percent stated they held and unfavorable view of Donald Trump while only 31% said they had a favorable one. What is interesting only 2% said they had no opinion which shows just how polarizing The Donald is. Either people love him or hate him. More importantly it further shows the ceiling that Trump has and the questionable chance Trump he of winning over voters for a general election.
Poll can be read HERE.
Donald Trump is the most unpopular top-tier presidential candidate over more than three decades of ABC News/Washington Post polls, except for former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke. That’s according to the results of the latest national ratings released Thursday, which did not carry too auspicious results for Trump’s two Republican opponents, either.
Two in three Americans surveyed in the poll — 67 percent — said they held an unfavorable view of Trump, while just 31 percent said they saw him favorably and only 2 percent said they had no opinion of him. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s favorability rating was marginally higher, at 36 percent, while 53 percent said they had an unfavorable view of him and 11 percent said they had no opinion. Ohio Gov. John Kasich made out the best in the poll, with 39 percent each responding that they had a favorable and unfavorable opinion of him, but 22 percent said they had no opinion either way.
Trump’s 67 percent unfavorable rating is nearly as low as the 69 percent of Americans who said they had a negative view of Duke in a February 1992 poll. Unlike Trump, Duke went on to receive fewer than 120,000 votes and zero convention delegates.
REALLY? ALIENATING MILLIONS OF AMERICAN VOTERS COULD HURT THE GOP IN A GENERAL ELECTION … NO SH*T SHERLOCK!!!
According to a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll, a third of voters would support Donald Trump if he is denied the nomination by the Republican party in a contested convention. HUH? Folks, educate yourself. If Trump garners the necessary delegates to win the GOP nomination for president, no one can block him. Second, if Trump or Cruz do not win the proper amount of delegates to win the parties nomination on the first ballot, they have won nothing. Third, who the hell are you people to say, it’s Trump or you will throw the election to the Democrats? That makes me wonder what you are in the first place? The idea that as Red State opines, ‘Win or Lose, Trump Could Screw The GOP Either Way,’ is just another example of what the establishment Republicans have brought on themselves. They have gone from no way to lose, to just possibly, no way to win.
My position is as follows and I am in no way an establishment Republican supporter; however, truth be told, I am also not a fan of Donald Trump. I do not believe either Trump or Cruz will gain the necessary amount of delegates to win the nomination on the first ballot. That being said, I believe that one way or another, only either of those two should be eventually nominated. If the GOP establishment suddenly comes up with a candidate that never participated in the process and they make that person the nominee, then I would also not vote for the GOP candidate. The party would be blown up and go the way of the Whigs. I would suggest that Trump and Cruz bury the hatchet and form their own third party ticket. I would vote for that. However, if either Trump or Cruz is nominated by the Republican party, I would vote for either one. There is too much at stake for Hillary Clinton to be president. Grow up America and take a good look at who the real enemy is and its not either GOP candidate.
Poll results HERE.
A third of Republican voters who support Donald Trump could turn their backs on their party in November’s presidential election if he is denied the nomination in a contested convention, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.
The results are bad news for Trump’s rivals as well as party elites opposed to the real estate billionaire, suggesting that an alternative Republican nominee for the Nov. 8 presidential race would have a tougher road against the Democrats.
“If it’s a close election, this is devastating news” for the Republicans, said Donald Green, an expert on election turnout at Columbia University.
The Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted March 30 to April 8 asked Trump’s Republican supporters two questions: if Trump wins the most delegates in the primaries but loses the nomination, what would they do on Election Day, and how would it impact their relationship with the Republican Party?
Sixty-six percent said they would vote for the candidate who eventually wins the nomination, while the remaining third were split between a number of alternatives such as not voting, supporting a third-party candidate, and switching parties and voting for the Democratic nominee.
THIS IS QUITE STARTLING … HOW COULD TRUMP EVER WIN A GENERAL ELECTION WITH NEGATIVES LIKE THIS?
Could this poll truly be correct? Is Donald Trump, the front-runner of the Republican presidential primaries really have an unfavorable rating of 70%? According to the AP-GfK Poll, 7 in 10 Americans view Trump negatively, including nearly every race, gender, political persuasion and location. Good grief, if this is truly accurate, Trump has no chance of winning a general election. It also plays into the belief that Trump has a voter ceiling of 30-40%. This poll is basically saying that in a general election … Hillary Clinton will most likely win.
The folks at Powerline pose a fantastic an astute question of We the People … “Someday, maybe someone will figure out why voters can’t stand politicians, but at the same time insist on giving them ever more money and power over our lives.”
For Americans of nearly every race, gender, political persuasion and location, disdain for Donald Trump runs deep, saddling the Republican front-runner with unprecedented unpopularity as he tries to overcome recent campaign setbacks.
Seven in 10 people, including close to half of Republican voters, have an unfavorable view of Trump, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. It’s an opinion shared by majorities of men and women; young and old; conservatives, moderates and liberals; and whites, Hispanics and blacks — a devastatingly broad indictment of the billionaire businessman.
Even in the South, a region where Trump has won GOP primaries decisively, close to 70 percent view him unfavorably. And among whites without a college education, one of Trump’s most loyal voting blocs, 55 percent have a negative opinion.
Trump still leads the Republican field in delegates and has built a loyal following with a steady share of the Republican primary electorate. But the breadth of his unpopularity raises significant questions about how he could stitch together enough support in the general election to win the White House.
It also underscores the trouble he may still face in the Republican race, which appears headed to a contested convention where party insiders would have their say about who will represent the GOP in the fall campaign.
“He’s at risk of having the nomination denied to him because grass-roots party activists fear he’s so widely disliked that he can’t possibly win,” said Ari Fleischer, a former adviser to President George W. Bush.
Beyond their generally negative perception of Trump, large majorities also said they would not describe him as civil, compassionate or likable. On nearly all of these measures, Trump fared worse than his remaining Democratic or Republican rivals.
Not that voters have all that much love for those rivals. But their negative perceptions don’t match the depth of the distaste for Trump. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who is seeking to catch Trump in the Republican delegate count, is viewed unfavorably by 59 percent, while 55 percent have negative views of Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton.
Ahead of the Wisconsen primaries, a FOX Business Network poll has Ted Cruz ahead of Donald Trump 46% to 33%. In the wake of Trump’s foolish comments regarding arresting women who have abortions, he has lost the women vote as women back Cruz over Trump by a 19-point margin (46-27 percent). Also, white evangelical Christians voting in the GOP primary prefer Cruz over Trump by 49-28 percent. The PPP has the Republican race much closer with Ted Cruz at 38% to 37% for Donald Trump and 17% for John Kasich.
Full poll results can be seen HERE.
Ted Cruz leads Donald Trump in the Republican nomination contest in Wisconsin, according to a Fox Business Network Poll released Thursday.
Cruz garners 42 percent among Wisconsin likely GOP primary voters, while Trump receives 32 percent. John Kasich comes in third with 19 percent.
Among just those who say they will “definitely” vote, Cruz’s lead over Trump widens to 46-33 percent, and Kasich gets 16 percent.
There is a big gender gap. Women back Cruz over Trump by a 19-point margin (46-27 percent). The two candidates are much closer among men: Cruz gets 40 percent to Trump’s 35 percent.
Cruz’s advantage over the real estate mogul also comes from self-described “very” conservative voters, who give him a 36-point lead (61 percent Cruz vs. 25 percent Trump).
The RCP average polling has Cruz up by 3.8%.
According to the most recent CNN/ORC poll, Donald Trump continues to be the top choice of Republican voters in the race for their party’s nomination as Hillary Clinton remains on top as well fir the Democrats.
Donald Trump continues to be the top choice of Republican voters in the race for their party’s nomination, according to a new CNN/ORC poll.
The poll finds little appetite for replacing the delegate leader and front-runner with another candidate at the convention or through a third-party run, but most of those opposed to Trump’s candidacy continue to pine for another option.
With the field whittled to just three candidates, 47% of Republicans say they’d most like to see Trump win their party’s nomination, about the same as the 49% who said they would be most likely to support him in February.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz follows at 31%, with Ohio Gov. John Kasich the preferred choice of 17% of GOP voters.
Socialist Bernie Sanders Gains on Clinton Ahead of Tuesday Primary Contests in Ohio, Illinois & Missouri
DON’T LOOK NOW HILLARY, YOU GOT A SOCIALIST ON YOUR TAIL …
Just before today’s Tuesday Democrat primary votes, self-proclaimed socialist Bernie Sanders is leading Hillary Clinton in Missouri and has cut into the Democratic front-runner’s lead in Ohio and Illinois. The three states are considered a toss up. The MSM can make all the claims they want about the dysfunction on the GOP side, it is actually the Democrats that are in complete disarray and face a possible civil war in the party. It is remarkable to think that Sanders is posing any challenge to Clinton. However, it shows just how wounded a candidate she is, just how much the Democrats despise the establishment also, and just how Far Left the Democrat party has become.
The race for the Democratic presidential nomination is tightening, with Bernie Sanders closing in on Hillary Clinton in two important contests.
Sanders is leading Clinton in Missouri and has cut into the Democratic front-runner’s lead in Ohio and Illinois, according to a new survey the left-leaning Public Policy Polling (PPP).
All three states now look like toss-ups, with the PPP poll showing Sanders trailing Clinton by just 5 points, 46 percent to 41 percent, in Ohio.
The change is particularly notable because several polls in Ohio at the beginning of the month showed Clinton with a 20- to 30-point lead over the Vermont senator.
The race has drawn much closer since Sanders’s surprise win in Michigan; he also trailed by double-digits in that state weeks before its primary.
In Illinois, Clinton gets 48 percent in the PPP survey compared to 45 percent for Sanders.
In Missouri, Sanders gets 47 percent to 46 percent for Clinton, according to PPP.
Clinton has larger leads in two other states holding contests on Tuesday: Florida and North Caroli
So Much for that Ceiling Political Pundits Rail About … Donald Trump Breaks 50% in a National Poll for the First Time
Imagine that, the political pundits are wrong again, what Donald Trump ceiling?
Donald Trump has topped the 50% mark for the first time in the national YouGov Poll. The most recent Economist/YouGov Poll finds Donald Trump leading the GOP presidential race nationally with 53%, followed by Ted Cruz at 22%, John Kasich at 11% and Marco Rubio in total freefall at 10%
In the last two weeks, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump has won more delegates in primaries and caucuses, even while his opponents have launched new attacks and questions have been raised about his supporters. The week’s Economist/YouGov Poll finds Trump still at the top of GOP voters’ preference with a wider lead, while Florida Senator Marco Rubio seems most damaged by the two weeks of attacks and counter-attacks.
This is the first time Trump has garnered the support of a majority of Republican primary voters nationwide. YouGov’s February 24-27 survey marked his previous high, at 44% support.
Trump, who is the clear GOP frontrunner (74% of Republican primary voters expect him to be the nominee), still has a way to go to win over the supporters of his GOP opponents. About four in ten Republican voters don’t think Trump cares about people like them, and believe he cares more about himself than the country. A third are dubious about his plans for the economy, think he is not honest and trustworthy, and say he isn’t ready to be Commander-in-Chief.
SORRY RUBIO AND KASICH, IF YOU CAN’T WIN YOUR OWN HOME STATE, GET OUT!!!
According to a recent CNN poll Donald Trump is beating Rubio in Florida and Kasich in Ohio. In Ohio, Trump is ahead with 41% to Kasich’s 35%, with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in third at 15% and Rubio in fourth with 7%. And in Florida, Trump holds and even bigger lead with 40% to Rubio’s 24%, with Cruz at 19% and Kasich at 5%.
Donald Trump is leading two of his Republican presidential rivals in their home states, topping Sen. Marco Rubio in Florida and Gov. John Kasich in Ohio, new CNN/ORC polls show.
Hillary Clinton, meanwhile, is far ahead of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in both states.
In Ohio, Trump holds 41% to Kasich’s 35%, with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in third at 15% and Rubio in fourth with 7%.
And in Florida, Trump holds 40% to Rubio’s 24%, with Cruz at 19% and Kasich at 5%.
The results come less than a week from the March 15 contests in Florida and Ohio, as well as Illinois, North Carolina and Missouri. The primaries in 99-delegate Florida and 66-delegate Ohio are particularly critical for Republicans, since both are winner-take-all.
In both states, large majorities say that if their home-state candidate doesn’t win, he should drop out: 71% say Kasich should exit if he loses Ohio, while 66% say Rubio should depart if he loses Florida.