The Quinnipiac University National Poll that was dated Dec 22, 2015. If you have read this one you would find a detailed analysis with many scenarios and questions asked by the pollster. Reading through much of what I already knew. Clinton beats Trump by 7. Trump leads the GOP field. Christie dead on arrival of polling (I take great pleasure in this ).
Information that is news flash worthy… Sanders beats Trump by 13 points!!
But where the confusing begins, Clinton beats Sanders by 31. How can this be? Is the poll inaccurate? Or maybe just too many questions in the poll. There were 51 in all and maybe the respondent begins to get tired or just loses interest.
Yesterday, I wrote on the silent backers of Trump. Those voters who do not have the guts to stand up and be heard. In the Quinnipiac Poll you will see that Trump currently doesn’t compete with either Clinton or Sanders. Is it accurate? Will the silent Trump supporters come out when the time suits them? Or for that matter is there silent Sanders supporters just waiting. Waiting for the time when they don’t have to have guts to stand by their candidate.
I support Sanders for President!!
POLL Link : http://www.quinnipiac.edu/news-and-events/quinnipiac-university-poll/national/release-detail?ReleaseID=2311
Christmas is quickly approaching and soon the New Year will be upon us. Prior to the ball dropping many of us will make resolutions. Whether it is deciding to exercise more, call home to Mom more often or just becoming more engaged in life, they are all worth working towards. Whatever the resolution, if it can make you better GO FOR IT!!
What about making the country better? The presidential election is a shade less-than a year away and many of us are not engaged. Or for that matter even paying attention. With the 18 candidates on the Republican side one may certainly mistake who is running. But make no mistake about who is leading the polls on the GOP side, that would be Donald Trump. It may say he is ahead by a point or two, but some believe it could be far more. An article in the LA-Times today discusses the voter who supports Trump but may not want to self-identify. The really rich guy who is afraid to verbally stand-up and be counted. The article discusses analysis done by Morning Consult (polling and market research company). They polled by landline, online and cell phone at the same time. The belief being that when a person speaks to a pollster they may not answer honestly.
The link to the entire article:
After reading the La-Times article I came away a bit nervous. Nervous that the spineless will support quietly, with their money and time to elect the Donald.
The Donald’s support currently is with the blue-collar Republican (that has identified). Considering that Trump supports no minimum wage and believes Americans are paid too much makes this one just plain dumb. But we have more time for that!
Trump, workers paid too much source: http://www.eclectablog.com/2015/08/donald-trump-to-detroit-autoworkers-you-make-too-much-money.html
Hopefully smarter minds will prevail. But prior to the new year think of making this a possible resolution, ” standing by our convictions and being honest in who we support politically” If you dont have the guts to stand by your vote maybe you shouldn’t.
Are labor unions giving serious thought to endorsing Trump? According to Sean Higgins of the Washington Examiner they are. Specifically the CWA and the Teamsters. In his 10-4-15 article Higgins discusses how the Teamsters put off their 2016 candidate endorsement and cited a Fox report it was caused by member support for Trump. The same scenario for the CWA, as Chris Shelton CWA president stated “If our members come out with Trump we will endorse Trump.” And from there an article is born and not born with much logic or sense.
The statement by the CWA’s Shelton, is merely a political one. What is he going to say if his union hasn’t endorsed anyone? If the membership wants Trump they can screw off we won’t endorse him? Shelton does have to win an election. The Teamsters, in their statement said very little on who they would possibly endorse. If Fox News reports that some in the Teamsters is leaning toward Trump? That is a possible news worthy article? Who did they interview or poll? One truck driver driving cross country on the roads of Nebraska in the middle of a corn field? Fox would be far from a reliable source in regard to unions. And this certainly smells of “spin”.
Higgins eventually ends the article with possibly some reality. That “union interest in Trump is a grassroots movement.” Again the one truck driver in Nebraska?
Could there be some in the rank and file that like Trump? Sure there is , we have stupid everywhere. Is it enough to get Trump an endorsement? That answer would be a resounding NO. Trump is no friend of Unions or workers. When he owned Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, how much did he spend to thwart the organizing drive (s) of his casinos? A good question for the Republican front-runner and one FOX or Higgins for that matter wouldn’t ask.
Stop misleading the public Mr. Higgins for the benefit of views.
Donald Trump’s campaign for president seems to be gaining some steam and he owes it to his policy ideas? Not exactly but it seems that throwing out wild statements with just a bit of an idea, is enough so far to keep on top. The latest being the “30 million illegal immigrants he will send packing.” Trumps number is a bit off according to the experts by about 19 million. He must be getting his number from Ann Coulter. According to many experts the number is more in the range of 11-12 million. http://www.politifact.com/florida/statements/2015/jul/28/donald-trump/donald-trump-says-number-illegal-immigrants-30-mil/
Trump has went on to say that the wall on our southern border will be built under his leadership and MEXICO will finance it.
Trump on the 14th Amendment? Birth in this country should not be the sole qualifier to citizenship. or as The Donald has stated: a pregnant woman about to give birth, drags herself over the border and gives birth and now that child is a citizen.” (anchor baby)
Trump’s comments which are pushing his polling numbers are now moving the other candidates in conversation. Discussing illegal immigration when they were not. Is Trump wrong on the issue? He’s certainly wrong with his numbers and with his rhetoric. Realistically we are not going to deport 11 million (or to Trumps number 30 million. And building a wall financed by Mexico? Rather difficult to imagine. Just as it was difficult to imagine 3 short months ago that Trump would be leading the GOP.
The first debate of the 2016 Presidential contest is in the books. And the winner? Well it wasn’t the voters. The opening question of pledging support to the party if they weren’t the party choice, was rather disingenuous. And as the intent to bait the front-running candidate, Donald Trump flapped his jaws and revealed what we already knew, he is not a party guy. But with that said, not being part of the party norm might not be a bad thing. The questions during the debate showed us the tired GOP and the same tired responses. From the War on Terror to family values the debate could have been a rerun of any GOP debate of the last two decades. The importance of debate winners and losers will be made and in those the public will trend a candidate up or down.
By no means is this post a recap or will be. What I saw Thursday was a Fox Entertainment program not a debate. The losers of the debate? The voter, from the lack of substance, and the clear FOX plan to eradicate Trump from the race. The continued FLAP in the aftermath with the moderator Kelly? More of the continued push by FOX (with the Koch brothers in the shadows?) to move toward their candidate of choice.
The result’s since the debate has been Trump trending higher not lower. Could it be that the voters already know what Trump is? Could they already know that he is not politically correct? Could it be that the Republican is tired of the establishment candidate?