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  • Hillary Says Poll Unfair [semi-satire]

    07/22/2017 10:34:55 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 July 2017 | John Semmens
    This week a Bloomberg poll found that former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is viewed favorably by 39% of poll respondents. This is less than President Donald Trump's 41%. She is viewed unfavorably by 58%. Trump is viewed unfavorably by 55%. The former Secretary of State contended that the poll was an unfair comparison. "Every time I turn on the news it's all about Trump," she complained. "That's a lot of free publicity. Even if most of it is negative, when you consider the sources—CNN, MSNBC, New York Times—it can't help but boost his ratings. Being repeatedly attacked by media the...
  • Election Now Over But Poll Games Continue

    07/19/2017 10:05:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/19/17 | Judi McLeod
    But you don’t have to be a Rasmussen Member to see clearly that the same polls who flat-out denied that Donald Trump would ever be elected president are now going out of their way to try to convince the public at large that he’s a goner now According to the latest Rasmussen Report, ‘Voters Don’t See Pence As A Trump Replacement’. Who, other than Rasmussen, says they ever did? Wasn’t it only this time last year when most polls joined the mainstream media in predicting that Hillary Clinton, was a shoe-in for the 2016 presidency and that Donald Trump didn’t...
  • Voters Don’t See Pence As A Trump Replacement

    07/18/2017 3:12:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | July 18, 2017
    Voters don’t think Vice President Mike Pence would do a better job than Donald Trump and say even if he did become chief executive, the media would be nearly as biased against him as they are against Trump. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 26% of Likely U.S. Voters believe Pence would make a better president than Trump. A plurality (45%) disagrees and says the former Indiana governor and congressman would not make a better chief executive. Slightly more (29%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.) Forty-three percent (43%), however,...
  • ABC News/Washington Post Poll Does It Again, Oversamples Democrats

    07/17/2017 7:12:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush ^ | July 17, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: There’s an ABC poll out. You will not believe… Well, you will when I tell you why this ABC poll is so damned distorted. You know what this polling stuff is doing? This misrepresentation… They take and put together a faulty sample that oversamples Democrats. This ABC/Washington Post poll that has Trump’s approval number plummeting? Do you know what the plus Democrat number is? It’s 12%! There was a plus-12% additional Democrats sampled in this poll. Well, hell’s bells! And if you look elsewhere, you find that barely 9% of Trump’s base is having some problems with him. He...
  • Support for Trump at 50% in counties he won

    07/17/2017 8:17:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | July 17, 2017 | Eugene Scott
    While President Donald Trump's approval rating continues to lag, many of his supporters in the Republican base remain by his side....
  • It’s personal: 65% who disapprove of Trump do so because of his “personality,” not policy or job

    07/13/2017 11:24:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 13, 2017 | Allahpundit
    Now here’s an interesting result. Three presidents, three metrics — and in each case the biggest problem for each man was different than it was for the other two. See Also: Union files grievance over ‘goat crews’ clearing brush on university campus The silver lining for Trump is that, for all the criticism he draws in the media about pushing bad policy or doing a poor job as president, that’s not what sticks out to his critics. Overwhelmingly anti-Trumpers are anti mainly because they disdain Trump the man, not Trump the ideologue or Trump the C-in-C. For definitional purposes, “personality”...
  • Fox News Poll: Melania Trump's favorable ratings climb

    07/07/2017 6:43:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Fox News Poll ^ | July 7, 2017 | Victoria Balara
    As Melania Trump settles into her new role as first lady, a Fox News Poll shows a jump in her popularity. Fifty-one percent of voters view Melania Trump favorably. That’s up 14 points since December and up 16 points from the first time the Fox News Poll asked about her last summer. At that time, 35 percent viewed the wife of the controversial candidate favorably and 40 percent unfavorably (August 2016). Twenty-four percent couldn’t rate her. Today, 28 percent view her negatively, while one in five are unable to rate her (20 percent). The First Lady enjoys a surge in...
  • PBS Poll: More Americans Trust Trump Than the Media; 'Horrible Trend'

    07/06/2017 2:57:24 PM PDT · by grayboots · 26 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 7/6/2017 | Mathew Balan
    Monday's PBS NewsHour spotlighted the low trust in the news media, according to the results of their latest poll. Only 30 percent of those surveyed by NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist trust the press "a good deal" or "a great amount." The Trump administration scored seven points better in the same poll. Guest Stuart Rothenberg bemoaned the "horrible trend" towards distrust of the media over the past several decades. NPR's Tamara Keith underlined that "these numbers are part of a very long trend of institutions losing trust from the American people; and that...puts America at risk."
  • Donald Trump is More Popular Now, His Approval Rating Crossing A Major Threshold In Multiple Polls

    07/01/2017 12:13:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Newsweek ^ | June 29, 2017 | Tim Marcin
    It has been mostly bad PR for Donald Trump on Thursday. He, of course, brought it on himself when he tweeted insults at television host Mika Brzezinski. But the president did notch himself a minor victory. His approval rating across a number of polls showed he was at or above 40 percent, which isn’t exactly stellar but represents an improvement nonetheless. Trump has been a remarkably unpopular president and has spent much of his tenure wallowing well below where his predecessors stood at the same points in their first term. Just this week Trump lost the title of least popular...
  • Two New Polls Show Deepening Distrust of Trump-Trashing Press Corps

    06/22/2017 5:57:26 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 18 replies
    MRC NewsBusters ^ | 06/22/2017 | Tim Graham
    Two new polls demonstrate an ongoing, deepening distrust of the so-called “objective” news media, especially among Republicans. A new Rasmussen Reports poll published on Thursday found 76 percent of Republicans and 51 percent of voters not affiliated with either major political party believe most reporters are biased against the president, a view shared by only 24 percent of Democrats. Sixty-eight percent of GOP voters and a plurality (45 percent) of unaffiliateds think the media coverage of Trump is poor, but 49 percent of Democrats rate it as good or excellent.” The skepticism is growing deeper: “Fifty percent think most reporters...
  • Did The Polls Get The Handel/Ossoff Race Wrong?

    06/21/2017 2:15:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/21/2017 | AllahPundit
    Say, wasn’t Ossoff supposed to win this race sort of handily? Two different polls taken over the past month had him leading by seven(!) points. Between May 10th and June 15th, he led in every poll tracked by RCP except one — and that one was tied. The polls blew it again!Well … not exactly. Per Sean Trende, note the trend below over the race’s final days, as Handel finally achieved liftoff:On June 12th Ossoff led comfortably, 49.8 to 45. One week later it was Handel 49.0 to Ossoff’s 48.8. She was actually a verrrrry slight favorite by the...
  • Some polling discussions from Twitter (good!)

    06/18/2017 5:54:09 PM PDT · by LS · 32 replies
    Zogby, Reuters via twitter ^ | 6/18/2017 | various tweets
    <p>Interesting discussion including a screenshot from 538 showing Trump 53% favorable, 41% unfavorable, and a new Reuters with a D+12 sample and Trump 51.9% favorable to 42% unfavorable.</p> <p>This is right in line with Rasmussen's 50%.</p> <p>But, as I maintain, if you exclude CA and NY, and look at 10-15 "battleground" states including FL and AZ, GOP voter registrations are marching upwards so D+12 is likely off by 13!!!</p>
  • Three Years Ago, Hollywood Liberals Verbally Assaulted Steve Scalise

    06/18/2017 6:11:47 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 18, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    Steve Scalise suffered a physical assault on June 14 as a result of being shot by a liberal Bernie Sanders supporter. However, few know that three years ago Scalise politely endured a verbal assault by enraged Hollywood liberals in the entertainment business. It was an example of the increasing rejection of civil discourse by the left leading ultimately to the recent baseball field violence we saw a few days ago. A June 16 Hollywood Reporter article by Paul Bond reveals the incident at the Los Angeles home of pollster Frank Luntz who held a soiree in the hopes of bringing together...
  • Pollsters miss mark again on Trump voters in Virginia Republican governor’s primary

    06/17/2017 2:48:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 17, 2017 | Stephen Dinan and Seth McLaughlin
    Pollsters had major trouble spotting the surge of support for Corey Stewart in Virginia’s Republican governor’s primary this week, suggesting they still can’t figure out how to successfully survey Trump supporters. Mr. Stewart, chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors and onetime Trump campaign chairman in Virginia, ran as the Trump figure in the race, pursuing an anti-establishment message that centered around a tough approach to illegal immigration. Polling — which was strikingly infrequent — showed Mr. Stewart failing to crack 20 percent support, trailing Ed Gillespie, the putative front-runner, by as much as 27 percent. In the...
  • Why You Should Be Skeptical About Polls on Impeaching Trump

    06/08/2017 4:04:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | June 7, 2017 | Jack Brewster
    The numbers are stark: Among registered voters in a Politico/Morning Consult poll at the end of May, 43% want Congress to begin impeachment proceedings against President Trump, up from 38% the week before. But experts say the polls may mean less than they appear to show. Three polls by CNN/ORC showed roughly similar numbers of adults—about 30%—wanted to impeach President Clinton in 1998, President Bush in 2006 and President Obama in 2014, even though the presidents were in very different circumstances. And Gallup polls from the Watergate era show a clear majority of Americans didn't support impeaching Nixon and removing...
  • Bloomberg: '55 percent chance' Trump will win reelection

    05/31/2017 3:41:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 31, 2017 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg thinks there's a "55 percent chance" President Trump will be reelected in 2020. Bloomberg, who politically identifies as independent, told New York Times columnist Frank Bruni that he thought Democrats didn't have an effective message to win the 2016 election and could repeat that mistake in 2020. “Hillary said, ‘Vote for me because I’m a woman and the other guy’s bad,’” Bloomberg said about 2016. He said Democrats are still looking for issues and messages. And he worries that too many Democrats are eager to jump into the 2020 race. “They’ll step on...
  • Democrats are supposed to be fighting back, but they just keep losing (Schadenfreude alert)

    05/28/2017 2:25:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | May 26, 2017 | Danny Westneat
    Donald Trump may be off to the worst start in presidential history, but recent polls and election results show Democrats are even more unpopular than he is. What’s wrong with the Democrats? Recently I ran into a Democratic operative who was adamant that his dispirited party’s stock is rising. It’s looking good, for example, that with all Trump’s troubles, the donkey party finally will win enough seats in special elections this fall to take control of our state’s Legislature from the Republicans. “If Democrats can’t win this year,” he vowed, “we should be abolished as a political party.” Might not...
  • POLL: Should President Trump’s lawyers screen his tweets?

    05/26/2017 10:51:47 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 32 replies
    POLL: Should President Trump's lawyers screen his tweets? Yes, it would be the smart thing to do. No, let Donald be Donald.
  • DRUDGE: Trump Approval Pops To 48%

    05/24/2017 8:05:59 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 52 replies ^ | May 24, 2017
  • After ‘Poll Testing’ Impeachment of Trump – Dems Backtrack on Impeachment Talk

    05/21/2017 10:34:05 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 47 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/19/17 | Jim Hoft
    For months since the election the only topic on the mainstream media (MSM) news outlets has been that President Trump somehow stole the election from Hillary Clinton by working in collusion with Russia. This fallacious argument is played around the clock by the MSM and discussed repeatedly ad nauseam by Democrats every chance they get. On Wednesday the headline of the Drudge Report was that Democrats felt they were finally at the place where they could poll test their efforts to impeach President Trump. Democrats can’t do anything without a poll. The Drudge Report’s headline linked to a report from...