THE GOP ODD COUPLE – Monmouth University Poll: Dr. Ben Carson Ties Donald Trump with 23% A Piece in Iowa … Carly Fiorina in 3rd Place with 10%
THE GOP POLITICAL ODD COUPLE: Ben Carson Ties Donald Trump in Iowa …
In the most recent Monmouth University poll, the soft spoken Ben Carson has tied the outspoken and never at a loss for words Donald Trump at 23%. The political odd couple could not be farther apart in style; however, has one very obvious similar characteristic, they are both political outsiders. The retired neurosurgeon has an incredible favorability rating of 81% favorably, compared with just 6% unfavorable.
Keeping up with the anti-political establishment theme, former business executive Carly Fiorina is in third place in the poll with 10%. How telling is this poll when it comes to Iowans and how they feel about the GOP establishment? Three candidates for the GOP nomination, Trump, Caron and Fiorina, garner 56% of the support. One would think the GOP would get a clue as to how pissed off the electorate is at them and their lack of action and guts they have put forth when the base has given them both the House and the Senate. Rounding out the rest of the poll is Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) at 9%, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker with 7%, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush came in at 5%, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio at 4% each, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul at 3%, and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and former Sen. Rick Santorum (PA) with 2%.
Donald Trump and Ben Carson are tied for the lead of Republican presidential candidates in the first-in-the-nation caucus state of Iowa, according to a Monmouth University poll released on Monday.
The survey found Trump and Carson taking 23 percent support each.
It’s the first survey of Iowa released this month not to show Trump all alone at the top, and further evidence of Carson’s polling strength.
Retired neurosurgeon Carson has the best favorability rating in the field, with 81 percent saying they have a positive view of him, against only 6 percent who said they view him unfavorably.
While billionaire businessman Trump leads in the poll among Tea Party conservatives and men, Carson leads among Evangelicals and women.
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 – Friday, August 28, 2015 – Trump Calls Democratic Candidate Martin O’Malley a Disgusting, Little, Weak, Pathetic Baby
- Because O’Malley apologized to the Black Lives Matter people for saying “Black lives matter. White lives matter. All lives matter.”
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.
Ann Coulter Comments on Donald Trump’s Immigration Plan … Greatest Political Document Since Magna Carta
Over the weekend Donald Trump released details on his immigration plan … Ann Coulter called it the greatest political document since the Magna Carta. Trump’s immigration plan includes building a wall and making Mexico pay for it, securing the border wall, E-verify and ending birthright citizenship.
1. A nation without borders is not a nation. There must be a wall across the southern border.
2. A nation without laws is not a nation. Laws passed in accordance with our Constitutional system of government must be enforced.
3. A nation that does not serve its own citizens is not a nation. Any immigration plan must improve jobs, wages and security for all Americans.
Make Mexico Pay For The Wall
Conservative Ann Coulter called it the greatest political document since the Magna Carta.
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.
According to the most recent CNN poll, Donald Trump is in the lead in Iowa. Despite Fox News, Megyn Kelly’s and the establishments attempts to sabatoge Donald Trump in the last debate, Donald Trump is in the lead in Iowa. What to make of the latest polling numbers, Americans are sick and tired of politicians ad the establishment. By the way, Ben Carson is in second place!!!
Full poll results HERE
Trump tops the field with 22% and is the candidate seen as best able to handle top issues including the economy, illegal immigration and terrorism. He’s most cited as the one with the best chance of winning the general election, and, by a wide margin, as the candidate most likely to change the way things work in Washington.
Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson follows Trump in overall preference with 14%, bumping Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who had held the top spot in most recent public polling in Iowa, down to third place with 9%. Walker is nearly even with a slew of other candidates.
Ron Fournier of National Journal has a great piece on Hillary Clinton, ‘The Queen of Paradox and Her Crumbling Stone Wall’.
The once invincible stone wall of Hillary Clinton and her efforts to hide scandals and information for the American people has turned into a House of Cards. It is no longer be called a Right Wing conspiracy by Hillary Clinton or her protective liberal MSM, it is now a criminal investigation headed by the agencies with Democrat Barack Obama at the helm. The recent admission that there were top secret emails on her private server is no longer just an inconvenience during a political run for president, it is a crime.
Will this finally torpedo Hillary’s run for president?
August 12, 2015 For once, Hillary Rodham Clinton seemed to be a decent candidate. Taking aim at weak spots in the GOP lines, she attacked Jeb Bush on women’s health, Marco Rubio on abortion, Scott Walker on college costs, and Donald Trump on sexism.
Then the stone wall crumbled around the Queen of Paradox: Hillary Clinton, both a political colossus and a catastrophe. We learned Tuesday night:
—She will give the FBI a private, illicit server that housed her official email during her four years as secretary of State, including thousands that she covertly deleted.
—Her attorney will give agents a thumb drive containing copies of the self-selected emails she returned to the State Department after discovery of the rogue server.
—A top intelligence official reviewing just a handful of those emails told Congress that top-secret information had been contained in two emails that passed across the server.
Where do I start? How about with the Clinton campaign’s ridiculous suggestion that coughing up the server and email were voluntary acts. We know that’s bunk—because Clinton herself said she wouldn’t surrender the people’s records without a fight. (Read the rest HERE)
US Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) has nothing but contempt for Hillary Clinton finally turning over her server to the FBI. Since when does anyone voluntarily turn anything over to the FBI, as Gowdy says, usually they ask and you do it.
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.) delivered a classic response to news Hillary Clinton will turn over her private server to the FBI: “About damn time.”
The Chairman of the Benghazi Committee had been calling for Clinton to give the server to a third party arbiter for months.
“I can’t help but smile at the notion that somebody is voluntarily turning something over to the FBI,” Gowdy said. “They generally don’t ask. They generally tell you to do so.”
Earlier this week, Clinton swore under penalty of perjury that she delivered all of her work emails to the State Department for inspection and public release.
“I read that statement, and it’s easier to read Egyptian hieroglyphics than it is to parse the words that her lawyer wrote in that statement,” Gowdy said.
Gowdy On Clinton Turning Server Over To FBI: ‘About Damn Time’
VIDEO – CNN