Cruz Catches Carson
Christopher Halloran/Shutterstock.com A new national NBC News/SurveyMonkey online poll finds that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% has moved up 8% as Ben Carson dropped 8% leaving them tied for second place at 18%. Donald Trump, who was tied for the lead with Carson at 26% in the last NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll, is now in the lead at 28%. | Read More »
Guess which rhetorical tricks Donald Trump used against Ben Carson this week
Donald Trump is worried about Ben Carson. For a while there he was sure he had the GOP nomination wrapped up, as the yes-men surrounding him kept saying “Yes, Mr. Trump, you won the latest poll.” But even the brownest of noses can’t say that with a straight face anymore, so Trump has abandoned his old ‘counterpunch’ strategy and has begun using every dirty rhetorical | Read More »
Sanders and #FightFor15 strikers thrown under the bus as SEIU eyes @HillaryClinton endorsement
Of the two major Democratic presidential candidates—Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders—only one has embraced the SEIU’s campaign of a $15 minimum wage and that candidate was not Hillary Clinton. In fact, Clinton has only endorsed the possibility of a $12 minimum wage, which, for Sanders (as well as the #FightFor15 “strikers” and supporters), this must feel like a slap in the face: SEIU NEARING CLINTON ENDORSEMENT | Read More »
Is Ronda Rousey’s Endorsement Important?
Hillary Clinton is running as an “outside” by virtue of wanting to be the first female president. It’s a play that is as predictable as it is failing miserably. Case in point, in the world of sports, there are few female figures as imposing as Ronda Rousey, who has destroyed pretty much anyone and anything that has stood in her path. Alas her next victim | Read More »
Winners and Losers from the Fox Business Debate
Another one down, and this one thankfully, mercifully even, well done by the Fox Business Network, the Wall Street Journal, and the moderators. There was substance, there was contrast, and there was something to talk about that didn’t involve how atrocious those in charge were. Neil Cavuto in particular knew the line between tough question and outright attack. None of the candidates can say | Read More »
The Lionheart of 2016
Richard the First, or Richard the Lionheart, was a beloved figure in England, known by his subjects as a fierce warrior and an all-around righteous man. He spent his younger years fighting to secure his lands and build a unified base. Following his ascension to the throne, he spent virtually no time in his land, preferring to use his seat to wage even larger fights. | Read More »
Marco Rubio Gets Thrown in the Briar Patch
If I were the Democrats (or Jeb Bush or Donald Trump), I would hope to God that someone out there had better dirt on Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 94% than what has been dug up so far. The first attack they tried was the “he missed votes” attack. The Democrats cannot use this attack because the last three major candidates on the | Read More »
Real Clear Politics confirms Ben Carson is the national GOP Frontrunner
Over a week ago I declared Ben Carson the national GOP frontrunner. I saw a string of polls growing, and while the lagging indicators still gave Donald Trump the edge, I was confident enough to say Carson was on top. Now the lagging indicator is in: the Real Clear Politics poll average now says Ben Carson is winning the polls. Not Trump. Carson.
Remember Mississippi? Jeb Bush and Right to Rise hope you forgot.
In the Mississippi Senate primary of 2014, the state establishment simply could not tolerate their preferred candidate (Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) 36%) losing. So the Cochrans and the Barbours got together and pulled every dirty trick they could come up with, trying to smear Chris McDaniel. This time it’s the Florida establishment at work. They watched [mc_name name=’Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)’ chamber=’senate’ | Read More »
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Since I called Ben Carson the frontrunner, he’s kept winning polls
If this cycle’s history servers, we’re going to have a lag between the debate last night, and the next round of polls after the debate. Pollsters are rushing to get in their polls before the debate, rather than after. It turns out they get more headlines by being part of the debate inclusion criteria, than they do for measuring the results of the poll. So | Read More »
Ryan Anderson on Religious Freedom
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Allysen Efferson and Ryan Anderson to discuss his new book, Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom. Then Executive Director of The Libre Initiative, Daniel Garza discusses 2016 GOP rhetoric on immigration, and how the Latino community has been hurt by Washington policies.
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According to the newest polls, Ben Carson is the frontrunner
Polls change. Poll averages lag. But the last six days of polling have been very kind to Ben Carson. Over the last week, Ben Carson has emerged as the new national frontrunner and if this trend continues, Donald Trump will be under enormous pressure to adapt to the new reality.
Andrew Malcolm on Joe Biden’s Failure to Launch
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the problems Millennials face for retirement, then Andrew Malcolm talks about Joe Biden’s failure to launch, and Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi testimony.
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The State of the GOP Polling: Trump and Carson, Carson and Trump
We’re still over 3 months out from the first Presidential primary steps for the 2016 race. However it’s still worth looking at where the polls are, remembering that polls this early don’t and aren’t designed to predict the outcome of the primaries, so much as they exist to give us the state of the electorate. I said before that we’d reached peak Trump, and the | Read More »
A Serious Question for the Trump Supporters
I have a serious question for the Trump supporters, and I hope they will be able to answer it, at least to themselves. It is a question that every supporter of every candidate should be able to answer if they consider themselves a thinking voter instead of a mindless, drooling sports fan. The question is this: What, hypothetically, would Trump have to do or say | Read More »