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Latest 2020 Presidential Polls – 17 March 2020 – Saint Patrick’s Day Edition

Twenty-six states and territories have voted, leaving 31 more to go, and Joe Biden continues to be the undisputed leader in the race for the Democratic Party’s nomination. Ohio has postponed its’ primary previously scheduled for today amid coronavirus fears. The DOW has plummeted more than 9,000 points over the last month. The world continues facing a pandemic. Nancy Pelosi is still the Speaker, and Trump remains forever impeached.

So, where are things going into Mini-Tuesday 2.0?

In the delegate count, the winning candidate needing 1,991 to win the nomination, following Super Tuesday, where Biden killed Sanders winning Alabama, Arkansas, Maine, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia, the results are as follows:

Joe Biden 890
Bernie Sanders 736
Elizabeth Warren 72
Michael Bloomberg 61
Pete Buttigieg 26
Amy Klobuchar 7
Tulsi Gabbard 2

Bloomberg, Booker, Buttigieg, Harris, and Klobuchar have all endorsed Joe Biden. Warren continues to hold her cards close to the vest and is not revealing where she will throw her support.

In the popular vote totals:

Joe Biden 7,303,080
Bernie Sanders 5,858,273
Elizabeth Warren 2,227,809
Michael Bloomberg 2,107,547
Pete Buttigieg 738,082
Amy Klobuchar 447,412
Tulsi “Why are you still running?” Gabbard 134,731

In national polling, Joe Biden continues to lead Bernard Sanders for the Democratic Party nomination.

The latest Reuters/Ipsos poll, conducted 13-16 March 2020 of 458 registered voters, places the current rankings as such:

Biden 48%
Sanders 39%
Gabbard 2%

According to the Morning Consult poll, conducted 11-15 March 2020, of 8,869 registered voters:

Biden 58%
Sanders 37%
Gabbard 3%

In the NBC/WSJ Poll, conducted from 11-13 March 2020 of 438 likely voters:

Biden 61%
Sanders 32%
Gabbard 4%

According to FiveThirtyEight, in today’s primaries, the polling looks dismal for Sanders.

Arizona, with 67 possible delegates lines up like this:

Biden 51.6%
Sanders 26.9%
Gabbard 1.1%

Florida and its 219 possible delegates:

Biden 63.8%
Sanders 24.7%
Gabbard 1.4%

And last, but not least, in Illinois, with its 155 possible delegates:

Biden 61.5%
Sanders 26.6%
Gabbard 1.5%

As far as the national race for the White House is concerned, according to recent polling data available, if the election was today, odds still are that Joe Biden or Bernard Sanders would be the 46th President of the United States. Trump, who forever remains the third impeached president in U.S. history, will still go down as one of the lowest and depraved persons to ever sit in the Oval Office.

 
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Posted by on March 17, 2020 in 2020 Election

 

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Mittens doesn’t worry about the poor?

Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential heir apparent Willard Mittens Romney has put his silver foot in his mouth again, saying that he’s “not concerned about the very poor,” citing the social safety net in place for that segment of the populace and adding that he’s focused on the middle class.

“I’m in this race because I care about Americans. I’m not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there,” Mittens said on CNN, following his victory in the Florida primary.

“We have a very ample safety net,” said Romney. “And we can talk about whether it needs to be strengthened or whether there are holes in it. But we have food stamps, we have Medicaid, we have housing vouchers, we have programs to help the poor.”

This sounds very familiar, where have I heard another rich man say something similar? Oh yeah, I remember.

“Are there no prisons?”

“And the union workhouses – are they still in operation?”

The problem is that programs in Mitten’s “safety net” are also suffering during the economic recession. Medicaid, for example faces cuts as states attempt to balance budgets at a time when more people are using the program and the GOTP lawmakers in Congress are eyeing cuts in food stamps as food prices rise, even as more Americans are using the program.

According to the Huffington Post, Mitten’s policies call for cutting federal spending and reconfiguring the “social safety net”, as well as an immediate five-percent cut to non-discretionary spending, hitting those in the “safety net” especially hard. Willard’s also proposing turning Medicaid into a block grant program and undertaking a “fundamental restructuring of government programs and services.” He also calls for capping spending at 20 percent of GDP – a significant cut – and adds that he “will pursue further cuts” as spending comes “under control.” Claiming not to “worry” for the very poor actually appears to mean he “doesn’t care” about them.

This though isn’t the first obtuse thing Mittens has said during the campaign, it’s really just one more misstatement in a whole season of previously poorly phrased remarks, “Don’t try and stop the foreclosure process. Let it run its course and hit the bottom,” he said last October in Las Vegas, the hardest-hit metro area by the foreclosure crisis.

In January, Romney said, “I like being able to fire people who provide services to me” to explain why he favored competition among health insurers. “If someone doesn’t give me the good service I need, I want to say I am going to get somebody else to provide that service to me.”

Mittens isn’t someone who should ever speak without prepared statements; in fact, if I were a handler, I’d rather have George W. Bush speaking off the cuff than having Romney do so. He just doesn’t get it; he doesn’t understand every mic is hot, and every time he speaks there’s going to be a camera recording. On top of that, his statements reveal what kind of man he really is – maybe one day he’ll have a Jacob Marley visit him too.

 
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Posted by on February 1, 2012 in 2012 Election

 

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Latest 2012 Presidential Polls – 23 Jan 12 (post-South Carolina Primary) Edition

Never has the Republican Tea Party (GOTP) nominating circus, specifically the GOTP clown car, spun so wildly down Nomination Drive as it did on Saturday, 21 Jan 12 in South Carolina when Newton Leroy Gingrich pummeled Willard Mittens Romney in a decisive primary victory 40 to 27 placing Mitten’s assured coronation as the GOTP nominee in serious danger. No GOTP primary candidate has ever won the party’s nomination without winning South Carolina – NONE repeat NONE have ever pulled that off.

The current regular season records for the remaining four GOTP candidates are Gingrich 1, Santorum 1, Romney 1 and Paul 0; never have three separate candidates won the first three GOTP caucuses/primaries – NEVER; clearly the party doesn’t want Mitt, but can’t decide who it wants instead of him. Do they go with the crazy uncle in the attic, the over-the-top gay bashing brother, or the adulterer?

So, in the aftermath of Newton’s victory where have things settled poll wise? A new Gallup Tracking poll of registered voters conducted 18 – 22 Jan 12 has been released and the current poll results are: Willard Mittens Romney 29; Newton Leroy Gingrich 28; Ronny Paul 13 and Ricky Santorum 11

Things have turned drastically against Romney in current Florida polling where the new Rasmussen Reports poll of likely voters conducted on 22 Jan 12 now has Gingrich 41; Romney 32; Santorum 11; and Paul 8

There are no new polls for the upcoming Nevada Caucus where Romney led in the last Las Vegas Review-Journal poll: Romney 35; Gingrich 26; Paul 5; Perry 4; Huntsman and Santorum 1, but depending on Florida things may turn here as well.

For the Maine Caucus there haven’t been any new polls conducted since October; Maine’s caucus is the same day as Nevada, 4 Feb 12.

Concerning how the GOTP candidates currently stack up against the President, the latest Rasmussen Reports poll of likely voters conducted 20 – 22 Jan 12, if the general election were held today:

President Obama 45/Romney 43

President Obama 48/Gingrich 39

President Obama 48/Santorum 38

Clearly Rasmussen doesn’t see Paul as a serious contender – finally something I can agree on with Rasmussen.

Romney’s primary record went from 1-1 to 1-2 as a seemingly clear victory became at best a long and drawn out primary process for Mittens, but at worse a losing proposition; Florida will tell if he’s realistically still in it.

So, if the GOTP clown car had finally stopped spinning, and the general election was held today, Willard Mittens Romney would barely be the GOTP nominee, and he’d lose to President Obama in the general election.

 
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Posted by on January 23, 2012 in 2012 Election

 

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