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Latest 2016 Presidential Polls – 27 July 2015 Edition

The 2016 Presidential Election season continues to move into crazy mode – the Republican Tea Party (GOTP) clown bus continues to swerve all over the political road – while the Democratic Party plods steadily forward.

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Where are things as we slide towards August of the 2016 campaign season?

Nationally, Donald Trump continues to lead the GOTP pack – five polls in a row from 9 July to 25 July, he is the current snake oil salesman and the GOTP is loving what he’s selling.

In the most recent polls, the CNN/ORC Poll, conducted by telephone of 1,017 “registered voters” from July 22 to 25, 2015 has the seating in the GOTP Clown Bus lining up as follows:

Donald Trump 18%
Jeb Bush 15%
Scott Walker 10%
Ted Cruz, the Junior Senator for Ottawa 7%
Marco Rubio and Rand Paul 6%
Mike Huckabee 5%
Ben Carson, Chris Christie and John Kasich 4%
Rick Perry 3%
Rick Santorum and Bobby Jindal 2%
Carly Fiorina and Lindsey Graham 1%

The PPP (D) Poll, conducted by telephone of 1,087 “registered voters” from July 20 to 21, 2015 has the GOTP Clown Bus lining up this way:

Trump leads at 19%
Walker 17%
Bush 12%
Rubio and Carson 10%
Huckabee 8%
Cruz, Paul and Fiorina 4%
Christie and Kasich 3%
Perry, Santorum and Jindal 1%
Graham at 0%

Trump is currently in second place, behind Walker, in a NBC/Marist Poll in Iowa, but leads in the same poll in New Hampshire.

According to the rules of the first Republican/Tea Party 2016 Debate sponsored by Fox News and set for 6 August 2015, only candidates who place in the top 10 in an average of the five most recent national polls prior to the event will be on the stage.

The averages for the 16 contenders in the GOTP Happy Meal Box are as follows:

1 – Trump 18.2%
2 – Bush 13.7%
3 – Walker 11.7%
4 – Rubio 6.8%
5 – Huckabee 6%
6 – Carson 6%
7 – Cruz 5.7%
8 – Paul 5.7%
9 – Christie 3.0%
10 Kasich 2.2%

The rest get to watch from a nearby pub crying into their beer

Perry 2.0%
Santorum 1.5%
Jindal 1.3%
Fiorina 1.3%
Graham 0.2%

On the Democratic side, CNN/ORC Poll has:

Hillary Clinton still way out in front with 56%
Bernie Sanders at 19%
Vice-President Joe Biden 15%
Jim Webb 1%
Martin O’Malley and Lincoln Chafee 0%

The PPP (D) Poll shakes out as follows:

Clinton 57%
Sanders 22%
Webb 5%
Chafee 3%
O’Malley 2%

According to CNN/Opinion Research Poll, if the General Election was today:

Clinton 56/Trump 40
Clinton 53/Walker 44
Clinton 51/Bush 46

Sanders 59/Trump 38
Sanders 48/Walker 43
Sanders 47/Bush 48

According to the PPP (D) Poll, if the General Election was today:

Clinton 50/Trump 37
Clinton 48/Cruz 40
Clinton 47/Carson 39
Clinton 47/Fiorina 37
Clinton 46/Huckabee 40
Clinton 46/Christie 38
Clinton 46/Walker 41
Clinton 46/Bush 41
Clinton 46/Rubio 41
Clinton 45/Paul 42

Sanders 47/Trump 37
Sanders 39/Walker 40
Sanders 37/Bush 44
Sanders 36/Rubio 41

According to recent polling data available, if the election was today Hillary Clinton would be the 45th President of the United States, and the others would still be footnotes in history books.

 
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Posted by on July 27, 2015 in 2016 Election

 

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One has to wonder

One has to wonder what Donald Trump’s problem is.

 

donald_trump_FeaturedEffects_1Was he not hugged enough as a child?

Was he dropped on his head, multiple times, and kicked as a child?

First, he mocks the entire nation of Mexico, and now he mocks anyone who has ever been a Prisoner of War (POW) declaring in an appearance in Iowa, “He’s (John McCain) not a war hero,” said Trump. “He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”

He likes “people who weren’t captured?”

What exactly is his problem? Men and woman who were captured are not – in his pinheaded opinion – heroes? He only likes people “who weren’t captured?”

So, he does not like the 132,096 POWs from World War II through today?

How does the draft dodging Trump feel about America’s 32,404 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines who are Missing in Action (MIA)? Does the man who received four educational deferments and one so-called medical deferment for a bone spur he cannot remember in which foot say, “I don’t like people who get lost?”

Trump is a clown in a primary full of clowns. He is the prince of the clowns, and he is leading in multiple Republican/Tea Party (GOTP) polls nationally. Many of his fellow candidates were quick to denounce his attack on McCain, but many of those same candidates failed to respond to his damning statements about Mexicans being “rapists” and “criminals.” Makes you wonder if these same individuals would have jumped on his case if McCain’s last name had been Rodriguez?

Trump’s comments about Mexicans and now on POWs might play well with the majority of the GOTP, but they do not play well with anyone else, and the “anyone else” is the majority of Americans.

 
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Posted by on July 21, 2015 in 2016 Election

 

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Latest 2016 Presidential Polls – 18 July 2015 Edition

Cue calliope music, please.

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The 2016 Presidential Election season grinds forward – the Republican Tea Party (GOTP) clown car has graduated into the 2016 GOTP Clown Bus (probably a 1960’s era VW Bus) currently 16 occupants at last count – past, I am sure, critical mass – while the Democratic Party drags along, picking up a contender here and a contender there.

Where are things as we slide past the first mid-July point of the 2016 campaign season? Funny you should ask (clown honking horn in the background).

Nationally, in two polls the crown prince of GOTP comedy – “The Donald” – has taken the lead.

A Suffolk University/USA Today Poll, conducted by telephone of “registered voters” from July 9 to 12, 2015 has the GOTP Clown Bus lining up thus:

Donald Trump has jumped out to the lead at 17%
Jeb Bush 14%
Scott Walker 8%
Ted Cruz, the Junior Senator for Ottawa 6%
Marco Rubio 5%
Ben Carson, Rand Paul, and Mike Huckabee 4%
Chris Christie 3%
Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, John Kasich, Bobby Jindal, and Carly Fiorina 1%
Lindsey Graham is bringing up the rear at 0%

Not to be outdone, a Fox News Poll, conducted by telephone of “registered voters” from July 13 to 15, 2015 has the GOTP Clown Bus lining up this way:

Trump leads at 18%
Walker moves up in the seating chart to 15%
Bush falls to third at 14%
Paul 8%
Rubio 7%
Carson 6%
Huckabee and Cruz 4%
Christie 3%
Santorum and Kasich 2%
Perry and Fiorina 1%
Jindal and Graham are sweeping up after the parade at 0%

Trump is also currently in second place behind Walker in a Monmouth Poll in Iowa.

According to the rules of the first Republican/Tea Party 2016 Debate sponsored by Fox News and set for 6 August 2015, only candidates who place in the top 10 in an average of the five most recent national polls prior to the event will be on the stage.

The averages for the 16 contenders in the GOTP Happy Meal Box are as follows:

1 – Bush 15.5%
2 -Trump 15%
3 – Walker 9%
4 – Paul 6.3%
5 – Rubio 6%
6 – Carson 5.8%
7 – Huckabee 5.8%
8 – Cruz 5.5%
9 – Christie 2.8%
10 – Perry and or Santorum 2% (unclear how Fox will determine who gets the coveted slot)

The rest get to watch from a nearby pub crying into their beer

Kasich 1.5%
Jindal 1.3%
Fiorina 1%
Graham 0.3% (Seriously? Placing lower than Fiorina has to be the worse possible feeling)

On the Democratic side, the Suffolk University/USA Today Poll has:

Hillary Clinton still way out in front with 59%
Bernie Sanders at 14%
Vice-President Joe Biden 8%
Martin O’Malley, Jim Webb and Lincoln Chafee 2%

The Fox News Poll shakes out as follows:

Clinton 59%
Sanders 19%
Vice President Biden 8%
O’Malley, Webb, and Chafee 1%

According to a Suffolk University/USA Today Poll, if the General Election was today:

Clinton 51/Trump 34
Clinton 49/Carson 36
Clinton 49/Huckabee 40
Clinton 48/Paul 38
Clinton 48/Walker 37
Clinton 46/Bush 42
Clinton 46/Rubio 40

The poll did not ask voters about a match-up between Clinton and Christie, Perry, Kasich, Fiorina, Santorum or Graham.

According to recent polling data available, if the election was today Hillary Clinton would be the 45th President of the United States, and the others would still be footnotes in history books.

 
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Posted by on July 18, 2015 in 2016 Election

 

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Finally

good morning sc

 
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Posted by on July 10, 2015 in Flags, Hate, Racism

 

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The Future is Now…

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 29:  Washington Redskins helmets lay on the ground during their game against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum on September 29, 2013 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

I have been a Redskins fan my entire life, but as Coach Allen would have said, “The future is now.”

The team’s name could be changed to the “Washington Federals” to honor the Union Army of the Potomac which defended Washington during the Civil War. It would be a name Washington could be proud of, and would have a cultural and historical tie to the city. Yes, there was a USFL team known by that team, but they were only around for one season.

The point is, find a name tied to the city and move on from this name.

 
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Posted by on July 8, 2015 in Racism

 

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Just a thought…

time to furl the flag

 
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Posted by on July 7, 2015 in History

 

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Latest 2016 Presidential Polls – 5 July 2015 Edition

The 2016 Presidential Election season moves microscopically forward – the Republican Tea Party (GOTP) clown car continues to pick up occupants, currently 16 at last count – fast approaching critical mass – while the Democratic Party drags along, picking up few contenders.

decision 2016

Where are things as we move into the first July of the 2016 campaign season?

Nationally, a CNN/Opinion Research Poll, conducted by telephone of “registered voters” from June 26 to 28, 2015

Has the GOTP Clown Car lining up thus:

Jeb Bush leading the pack at 19%
Donald Trump (interestingly enough for a xenophobe) at 12%
Mike Huckabee 8%
Ben Carson and Rand Paul 7%
Scott Walker and Marco Rubio 6%
Rick Perry 4%
Ted Cruz, Chris Christie, and Rick Santorum 3%
John Kasich and Bobby Jindal 2%
Carly Fiorina and Lindsey Graham bringing up the rear at 1%

On the Democratic side, the same poll has:

Hillary Clinton still way out in front with 58%
Vice-President Joe Biden 17%
Bernie Sanders at 15%
Martin O’Malley and Jim Webb 2%
Lincoln Chafee at 0%.

According to a CNN/Opinion Research Poll, if the General Election was today:

Clinton 59/Trump 39
Clinton 57/Walker 40
Clinton 56/Rubio 40
Clinton 55/Christie 39
Clinton 54/Bush 41

The poll did not ask voters about a match-up between Clinton and Carson, Huckabee, Perry, Kasich, Fiorina, Santorum or Graham.

According to recent polling data available, if the election was today Hillary Clinton would be the 45th President of the United States, and the others would still be footnotes in history books.

 
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Posted by on July 5, 2015 in 2016 Election

 

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