Rasmussen Poll: President Trump’s Job Performance at 51%


According to the most recent Rasmussen poll, President Donald Trump has a 51% job approval rating. Could it be that Americans are finally figuring out that President Trump is making America great again? As the DOW Jones climbs higher and higher from the 2016 election day, as unemployment hits a 49 year low at 3.7% and more and more jobs are being created. Every economic indicator is good and manufacturing confidence at all-time high.

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The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-eight percent (48%) disapprove.

The latest figures include 38% who Strongly Approve of the president is performing and 39% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -1. (see trends).

This is Trump’s highest Presidential Approval Index rating since early March of last year, shortly after he first took office

NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll: Kavanaugh Confirmation Battle Has Caused Democratic Enthusiasm Edge to Evaporate


With just about a month before the 2018 midterm elections, a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll shows that the once overwhelming lead in enthusiasm by Democrats has all but evaporated. The 10 point gap in July is only a 2 point one as Republicans have narrowed the gap. What is different? The Brett Kavanaugh confirmation of course. Republicans are irate over how Democrats have handled this process and the treatment of Kavanaugh. The result is that the Kavanaugh appointment to the SCOTUS is now a campaign issue and Democrat senators in red states won by President Donald Trump in 2016 are how in big trouble.

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Just over a month away from critical elections across the country, the wide Democratic enthusiasm advantage that has defined the 2018 campaign up to this point has disappeared, according to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll.

In July, there was a 10-point gap between the number of Democrats and Republicans saying the November elections were “very important.” Now, that is down to 2 points, a statistical tie.

Democrats’ advantage on which party’s candidate they are more likely to support has also been cut in half since last month. Democrats still retain a 6-point edge on that question, but it was 12 points after a Marist poll conducted in mid-September.

Harris Poll on Kavanaugh Nomination: 61% of Voters State that If No Corroborating Evidence is Found That They Would Like the Nomination to Proceed


In a recent Harris poll, 61% of voters believe that if there is no corroborating evidence found to support Dr. Ford’s accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, that they would like the nomination to proceed. This is damning to Democrats as they have demanded that they would not be satisfied until there was a FBI investigation into Dr. Ford’s claims. That eventually happened and according to all accounts, witnesses have been questioned, the investigation is supposed to wrap up this week, without any further corroborating evidence. A majority of American people are sick of the “national disgrace” and want it over. With no evidence to support Dr. Ford’s 36 year old allegations, a majority of Americans think it is time to move forward. If the Democrats continue to play games, they will suffer great consequences in the 2018 midterms. Democrats have definitely overplayed their hand and never thought it would get to this point. They thought with their last minute accusations and a complicit propaganda media, Kavanaugh would have withdrew or Trump would have pulled the nomination. Neither happened as Kavanaugh has defended his honor and family and the Democrats are left looking like children going after drinking and ice throwing accusations.

On aggregate, voters wanted corroborating evidence before calling for Kavanaugh’s withdrawal. Sixty-one percent of voters said that if no corroborating evidence is found that that they would like the nomination to proceed. When asked if the allegations against Kavanaugh are mostly true, 51% of voters still through the nomination should proceed (49% say it should be withdrawn).

A majority of voters believe that Kavanaugh’s confirmation process was politicized and mishandled, with 69% calling it a “national disgrace”. They blame both parties for being partisan, with 54% blaming the Republicans and 55% blaming Democrats. Further, 75% of voters believe that Senator Diana Feinstein should have immediately turned over the letter from Christine Ford to the Senate Judiciary committee in July, when she received it.

The Kavanaugh nomination battle also appears to have further polarized the political environment, with 45% of voters saying they are more likely to vote in the midterm elections. Ultimately, 63% of voters believe Kavanaugh will be confirmed.

Polls: North Dakota Senate – Cramer vs. Heitkamp … Kavanaugh Nomination Front and Center for Red State Democrats


In a recent Valley News Live poll conducted by Strategic Research Associates of Austin, Texas, Republican U.S. Senate challenger in North Dakota Kevin Cramer is ahead of incumbent Democrat Heidi Heitkamp by 10 percentage points, 51%-41%. If this trend continues, Republicans will be picking up this Senate seat in the 2018 midterm elections. Even more damning to not only Democrat incumbent Heitkamp, another question asked during the poll stated that 60% of the likely voters in North Dakota support the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, while 27% were opposed. This forces Heitkamp into a precarious situation, and not just her, all Red state Democrat Senators where Trump won overwhelmingly in 2016. The Kavanaugh nomination has now become a voting issue for the 2018 midterm elections as the Democrats have way overplayed their hand.

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Republican candidate Kevin Cramer is ahead in the latest polling by Valley News Live on the U.S. Senate race in North Dakota. The poll, conducted by Strategic Research Associates of Austin, Texas, has Cramer in front of the incumbent Democrat Heidi Heitkamp by 10 percentage points, 51-41. The difference is in male voters, where Cramer garners 56.% to Heitkamp’s nearly 35%. Females are virtually tied (46.6%-46.5%).

A total of 650 likely voters were surveyed between September 17-27th on both landline and cell phones.

In another question that VNL asked, 60% of the likely voters in North Dakota support the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. 27% were opposed.

RCP now has Republican Kevin Cramer up by 6 points, 49% to 43% over incumbent Democrat Heitkamp. Look for this state to flip Republican.

Posted October 3, 2018 by
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Polls Show Dead Heat in 2018 Menendez-Hugin New Jersey Senate Race


As reported at the Politico, Democratic incumbent Sen. Bob Menendez is in a dead heat with Republican challenger Bob Hugin. Menendez leads 45 percent to Hugin’s 43 percent. That seems almost too unbelievable to be true. However, many polls at RCP show the race really is tight and within the margin of error. The MSM is focusing on states like Texas and Tennessee where they think/hope/wish Democrats will pick up red state senate seats. However, they might want to take a look at states that the Dems thought were safe. A Bob Hugin victory would be the shock of the 2018 midterm elections.

Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez is in a dead heat with Republican challenger Bob Hugin, according to a Stockton University poll released Monday, as the public’s negative view of the senator’s recent corruption trial weighs down his support.

The poll of 531 likely voters shows Menendez with 45 percent support to Hugin’s 43 percent — a difference well within the poll’s margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

Menendez, who survived a six-week corruption trial late last year when the jury deadlocked, would normally skate to reelection given President Donald Trump’s deep unpopularity in New Jersey and the state’s normal Democratic tilt. New Jersey has not elected a Republican to the U.S. Senate since 1972.

But Hugin, a recently retired pharmaceutical executive with a vast personal fortune, has poured millions of dollars from his own pocket into the race. He spent much of the summer running TV ads attacking Menendez over his ethics record, and the Senate Ethics Committee’s severe admonishment of him.

Roughly 59 percent of voters say the corruption charges against Menendez are an “extremely important” or “significant” factor in their vote, according to the poll. But 51 percent say the same about the way Hugin profited off his company’s cancer drug.

Menendez is viewed favorably by just 30 percent of voters and unfavorably by 54 percent. Hugin, by contrast, is viewed favorably by 34 percent and unfavorably by 21 percent, but a plurality — 43 percent — aren’t familiar with him.

Posted October 2, 2018 by
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