WHY IN THE HELL WOULD YOU VOTE FOR ANTI-SECOND AMENDMENT HILLARY CLINTON IF SUPPORT FOR ASSAULT-STYLE WEAPONS BAN IS AT ALL TIME LOW?
According to the latest Gallup poll, the support for a ban on semi-automatic, assault-style weapons is at an all time low in the United States. Only 36% of those polled are in favor of any such ban, marking the lowest of any such support since Gallup starting polling this issue in 1996. And down from 44%, just four years ago. As reported at The Federalist support across the board is down, not just with Republicans as “barely 50 percent of Democrats currently support the ban today, compared to 63 percent support from Democrats in 1996, just two years after the federal ban was signed into law. Less than a third of independents currently support a ban, while Republican support hovers at 25 percent.”
- 36% favor a ban on assault rifles, down from 44% four years ago
- Half of Democrats and a quarter of Republicans favor this ban
- A majority of those in households without guns oppose such a ban
The fewest Americans in 20 years favor making it illegal to manufacture, sell or possess semi-automatic guns known as assault rifles. Thirty-six percent now want an assault weapons ban, down from 44% in 2012 and 57% when Gallup first asked the question in 1996.
Assault rifles have been a contentious issue in American life for decades. Two years after President Bill Clinton signed a federal assault weapons ban in 1994, Gallup found that a solid majority of Americans favored such a ban. By the time the 10-year ban expired in 2004, Americans were evenly divided. And by 2011, public opinion had tilted against the assault weapons ban, with 53% opposed and 43% in favor. In Gallup’s 2016 Crime poll, conducted Oct. 5-9, opposition now exceeds support by 25 percentage points, 61% to 36%.
What seems to be certain is that Americans do not want the government telling them how and with what they can protect themselves and to keep their grubby hands off the Second Amendment. Which begs the obvious question, why on earth would you vote for Hillary Clinton who is for the ban and is anti-Second Amendment?
HILLARY CLINTON’S IMAGE IS TANKING …
Gallup is reporting that Hillary Clinton’s image is at its lowest level in the last two decades. According to the poll, 38% of Americans viewing her favorably and 57% unfavorably. Of course this comes at the same time where a new CNN poll states that 68% of voters deem her not trustworthy. That’s up from 65% earlier this month and 59% in May.
As the Democratic National Convention gets underway in Philadelphia, Hillary Clinton’s image is at its lowest point in the 24 years of her national career, with 38% of Americans viewing her favorably and 57% unfavorably. Americans’ most positive view of Clinton, 67% favorable, came in December 1998. Before last year, her lowest favorable ratings since she became well-known had been 43% in January 1996 and 44% in March 2001.
Clinton was at 41% favorable in mid-June but drifted down to 37% by mid-July. Her favorable ratings have since held near that level, including through last week’s Republican National Convention. Republican nominee Donald Trump’s image for the past seven days was 36% favorable and 59% unfavorable, only slightly less positive than Clinton’s.
IT MIGHT BE ONE OF THE GREATEST CON JOBS SINCE THE 2008 ELECTION AND OBAMACARE …
As per Gallup, it would appear like the bottom has fallen out of the Ted Cruz GOP primary candidacy. As the all-important Indiana primary takes place today, it would seem that Republicans’ views of Cruz are now the worst in Gallup’s history of tracking the Texas senator. His image has nose-dived as his favorables have gone down and his unfavorables have risen. I guess there is only so much an individual can withstand when they are constantly called a liar and the main stream media, including FOX News, is against you. It looks like this race is over.
What do you think the MSM is going to do after Donald Trump wins the GOP presidential nomination? The liberal MSM is licking their chops with the opposition researcxh they have been saving to destroy Trump and help Hillary Clinton win the presidency.
Ted Cruz — attempting to hold on to the narrowing possibility that he can wrest the GOP nomination away from front-runner Donald Trump — faces a crucial Indiana primary on Tuesday. Meanwhile, and perhaps ominously for Cruz, he has run into headwinds among Republicans at the national level. His image has essentially nosedived over the past week or two, while Trump’s image has become more positive.
Republicans’ views of Cruz are now the worst in Gallup’s history of tracking the Texas senator. His image among Republicans and Republican-leaning independents is at 39% favorable and 45% unfavorable, based on April 24-30 interviewing, for a net favorable score of -6. The last few days have marked the first time we have seen Cruz’s image underwater since we began daily tracking in July.
Republicans consistently held much more positive than negative views of Cruz from last July through January of this year, but then their unfavorable ratings of him began to climb. After a holding period of sorts in March and early April, Cruz’s image began to deteriorate significantly in the last two weeks, with his positive and negative lines crossing in the middle of last week. His current -6 net favorable rating is a far cry from where it was in late December and early January when his net favorable was +48, some 54 points higher than today.
America, you had the chance to do the right thing back in 2012 and right the wrong of 2008. You failed, you reelected Barack Obama. In 2016, you had the chance to elect a conservative and reverse the direction of the past 8 years of Obama, and it appears that you have failed again.
On the eve of the critical contest, Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz closed their campaigns with familiar attacks.
Cruz presented himself as the one reliable conservative in the race and warned in an NBC News interview that Trump was “a big-government New York liberal” in the mold of Hillary Clinton who would sell out the right on issues like guns and abortion.
“Do we get behind a campaign that is based on yelling and screaming and cursing and insults?” he asked a crowd of several hundred at the state fairgrounds Monday night. “Or do we continue to unify behind a positive, optimistic, forward-looking conservative campaign?”
HOW FRIGHTEN, MORE PROOF THAT LOW INFORMATION VOTERS RULE THE DAY … COULD THERE POSSIBLY BE A MORE WORTHLESS POLL?
File this one under the you have got to be joking category. In a Gallup survey released Monday of the most admired men in America, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump earning the same share of votes of admiration as did Pope Francis. HUH? Making this poll even worse and a sign of the times that we have truly reached a new low in the United States, Barack Obama was the overwhelming #1 and socialist Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sander was #4. Are you kidding me? And if that poll was not bad enough, Hillary Clinton was named most admired woman.
If we think that a president who has fundamentally transformed America for the worse and has shredded the US Constitution, an attention seeking billionaire and a self described socialist are 3 of the top 4 most admired men in America, we are doomed as a country. How could anyone put politicians at the top of their admired list?
Americans named Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama as their most admired woman and man in the world in 2015, with Donald Trump earning the same share of admiration as Pope Francis, according to the results of the latest Gallup survey released Monday.
On the list of most admired women, the Democratic presidential front-runner earned 13 percent and was at the top of the annual poll for a record 20th time, seven more times than former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Obama earned 17 percent on the men’s side, his eighth time atop the list, tying for second most with former presidents Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan. Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower was named the most admired man 12 times.
Coming in second to Clinton on the list of women: 2014 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Malala Yousafzai with 5 percent, followed by Oprah Winfrey and first lady Michelle Obama tied with 4 percent. Below them is a range of political figures from around the world, from Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina to German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Myanmar politician Aung San Suu Kyi, all with 2 percent or fewer.
On the list of most admired men, Pope Francis and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump tied for second place with 5 percent each. Meanwhile, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders earned 3 percent, with Bill Gates at 2 percent. A mix of religious and political figures, including the Dalai Lama and George W. Bush, rounded out the top 10, with 1 percent each. For Trump, this is his fifth finish in the top 10, the other instances coming in 1988, 1989, 1990 and 2011.
Gallup Poll – Democrat 2016 Presidential Candidates: Hillary Clinton’s Favorability Continues to Fall as Socialist Bernie Sanders Rises
DRIP, DRIP, DRIP … HILLARY CLINTON’S FAVORABILITY RATINGS KEEP FALLING …
According to a recent Gallup poll, the presumptive nominee for the Democrat party Hillary Clinton’s favorability ratings continue to fall. In contract, the self-proclaims socialist Senator from Vermont and Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders continues to rise in the polls. Hillary Clinton’s rating has slipped to 43% from 48% in April, while her unfavorable rating has climbed to 46%, worst since December 2007. Maybe it is only taking some time for individuals to remember what a lying, dishonest, untrustworthy, non-transparent shrew this woman truly is? Between Benghazi and her insincerity when it comes to her emails on her personal server when she was Secretary of State under Obama, Hillary is losing favor with the American people. In some cases, other polls even have Hillary now losing in battleground states to her GOP rivals.
What difference does my unfavoability make?
However on the other hand, socialist Bernie Sanders has doubled his favorability rating in the Gallup poll since his initial reading in March, rising to 24% from 12%. What does that tell us of what the Democrat party has become … the rise of the socialist. Sanders also has a way to go on the upside as he is still not known to many. However, Hillary is a household name where the only people who don’t know who Hillary is may not know their own name. There is a reason why Clinton makes herself scarce to the media and the minions, the more people get to know her, the more they hate her. Take for instance her condescending tone the other day and scratching of the chalkboard with your fingernails like voice yesterday when she blamed the heat on inaccuracies with her email scandal. Watch the VIDEO and listen to her voice if you dare. Really Hillary, you mean it wasn’t a right-wing conspiracy?
Honesty, if Hillary Clinton has any kind of issue in the Democrat primary running against the likes of current US Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley at and former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, what does that say about Hillary? Also, shame on the Democrat party for not having another viable candidate to vote for. Or does this party really have no prospects? Its Hillary or bust.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ favorable rating among Americans has doubled since Gallup’s initial reading in March, rising to 24% from 12% as he has become better known. Hillary Clinton’s rating has slipped to 43% from 48% in April. At the same time, Clinton’s unfavorable rating increased to 46%, tilting her image negative and producing her worst net favorable score since December 2007.
Sanders’ increased favorability reflects the broader increase in the public’s familiarity with him since March. Overall, 44% of Americans are able to rate him today, up from 24% in March. Not only has the percentage viewing him favorably increased, but also the percentage viewing him unfavorably has risen, up eight percentage points to 20%.
Clinton’s Inauspicious Rivals
Clinton maintains a higher absolute favorable rating from Americans than any of her official rivals for the 2016 Democratic nomination. In contrast to the relative prominence of numerous candidates on the Republican side, she remains the only Democratic candidate known well enough by a majority of Americans for them to rate her, which helps Clinton maintain a higher overall favorable score.
Sanders is still an unknown to a majority of Americans, with just 44% able to rate him compared with Clinton’s 89%. Total familiarity drops still further among the other three announced Democratic candidates: to 23% for former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley at 22% and former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee at 17%. With slightly more Americans viewing each of these candidates unfavorably than favorably, their favorable scores reach no more than 11%.