"He's Not the First Choice of the Most Committed," announces the headline of a Pew Research story by Jessica Martinez and Gregory A. Smith. They write:
Donald Trump is at the head of the Republican field due, in part, to the strength of support from many self-described "born-again or evangelical" Christians in the early primary and caucus states, according to the exit polls.
His success with evangelicals has surprised many observers because of his background; he is a thrice-married man who once described himself as "pro-choice," and appears not to share some of the beliefs embraced by one of the country's most socially conservative religious groups.
But a new Pew Research Center poll shows that among evangelicals, Trump performs far worse with the roughly two-thirds who are most religiously committed.
Whereas half of white evangelical Republican voters who attend religious services less than once a week say they’d like to see Trump get the GOP nomination, just 31% of churchgoing GOP evangelicals say the same.
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Sandy Fitzgerald reports at Newsmax:
Two polls released over the weekend for the Wisconsin primary election show Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in the lead over Donald Trump heading into Tuesday's vote.
According to a CBS/YouGov poll released on Sunday, Cruz came out over Trump by 43 percent to 37 percent, and in a Loras College poll out on Saturday, Cruz took the lead by 38-31 percent.
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Newsmax reports the following numbers from a WPost-ABC News poll:
For the Republicans --
"In January, Trump had a 16-point lead," and Ohio governor "John Kasich was in single digits," Newsmax reports.
For the Democrats --
"Hillary Clinton's lead over Sen. Bernie Sanders has slipped to an all-time low," Newsmax states.
A.W.R. Hawkins reports at Breitbart:
A Pew Research Poll released December 15 shows the American public trusts Republicans over Democrats when it comes to guns, terrorism, and the economy.
The public also trusts Republicans over Democrats when it comes to immigration.
According to PEW, the public supports Republicans on guns by a margin of 43 percent to 37 percent. Regarding the "terror threat," the public sides with Republicans over Democrats 46 percent to 34 percent. On the economy they side with Republicans by a margin of 42 percent to 37 percent.
"The public supports Republicans over Democrats by a slimmer margin on Immigration, 42 percent to 40 percent, but it is one more area where the American public looks to them instead of to Democrats," Hawkins reports.
"GOP frontrunner Donald Trump is leading the rest of the GOP field by roughly 20 points, according to a Reuters poll," Breitbart reports.
Among the results:
* Trump: 35%
* Rubio: 15.3%
* Carson: 12.3%
* Cruz: 10.2%
* Bush: 7.4%
Sandy Fitzgerald reports at Newsmax:
Ted Cruz has edged into a virtual tie in Iowa with GOP front-runner Donald Trump in a new Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday.
Trump retains a narrow lead of 25 percent of the vote, followed by Cruz with 23 percent, doubling his support from four weeks ago. The difference falls within the poll's 4 percent margin of error.
Here are the results:
Donald Trump: 25%
Ted Cruz: 23%
Ben Carson: 18%
Marco Rubio: 13%
Rand Paul: 5%
Jeb Bush: 4%
Carly Fiorina: 3%
Chris Christie: 2%
Mike Huckabee: 2%
Rick Santorum: 2%
John Kasich: 1%
Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki: 0%
Fifty-two percent of Americans believe that most members of the U.S. Congress are corrupt and 32 percent believe the member who represents them is corrupt, according to a Gallup survey released [yesterday].
"In a similar Gallup survey released nine days ago, 75 percent of Americans said they believe corruption is widespread throughout government in the United States," CNSNews reports.
Matt Drudge ran on his website a readers poll of last night's GOP presidential debate. As of 10:34 EST, here are the results, based on 571,978 votes:
* Trump: 54%
* Fiorina: 20%
* Cruz, Rubio: 6%
* Carson, Paul: 4%
* Bush, Christie, Huckabee, Kasich, Walker: 1%
As support for Obamacare collapses, Barack and Michelle have been deploying increasingly harsh language to attack the current system. So much so that they're now trashing the very character of the country.
In regard to collapsing support, "A fascinating number in Wednesday's CBS poll is that only 7% of the American public want Obamacare 'kept in place'," writes John Nolte at Breitbart.com.
So writes Paul Joseph Watson in a column titled, "Most Americans See Government as 'Threat to Rights' For First Time," published at Infowars.
Brennan Takes Oath on Draft Constitution -- Without Bill of Rights
Obama DOJ: Children Do Not Need -- and Have No Right to -- Mothers
West Point Warns . . . About "Civil Activism, Individual Freedoms, and Self-Gov't"!
Taylor Rose reports at WND:
TheTeaParty.net today released the results of an independent poll of Americans showing that by a 2-1 margin citizens prefer the "limited government" of the tea party to the "big government" of the progressives.
The poll showed 48 percent of Americans support tea party principles of "free markets" and "personal responsibility" to only 21-percent support for "higher taxes," "more spending" and "progressive, liberal principles."
The organization said the poll was done by independent polling firm NSON Inc. with 500 live responses and a margin of error of 4.38 percent.
These poll results show "we're stronger than ever," WND quotes Bob Adams, who represents TheTeaParty.net on Capitol Hill.
The numbers also show the "tea party is still here and still engaged and greater than before," Adams is quote as saying.
According to WND, Adams also "noted the filibuster by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., this week in the U.S. Senate over Obama administration statements the president has the authority to order a lethal drone strike on U.S. residents on American soil. Adams said it was 'instructive' of the influence of the tea party that Paul 'was able to get [Attorney General Eric Holder] to answer him and cave'."
Todd Beamon reports at Newsmax:
Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh charged on Monday that the nation’s pollsters have failed to accurately predict the outcome of the 2012 presidential election.
“Common sense tells me this election isn't gonna be close -- and it shouldn't be,” Limbaugh said on his afternoon radio program. “And yet, every poll, every single poll, has this race tied."
“The enthusiasm that got people out in 2010, I'm seeing at every Mitt Romney rally. Romney's drawing crowds of 20,000, 25,000, 30,000, 15,000," Limbaugh said. “The enthusiasm that we all saw in 2010 is there. The same issues that existed in 2010 exist today. There hasn't been anything that's gotten better.”
By nearly 3 to 1. The Jerusalem Post reports:
Asked "in terms of Israeli interests, who would be preferable to win the elections next month in the US," 57.2% of Israeli Jews said Romney, while only 21.5% said Obama.
"Among Israeli Arabs," however, "the numbers were reversed, with 45% opting for Obama, and 15% for Romney," reports the Post.
Terry Jeffrey reports at CNSNews.com:
In the most precipitous decline it has seen in more than a year, President Barack Obama's job approval rating has dropped 7 points in three days, according to Gallup.
From Rasmussen Reports:
With just two weeks to go until Election Day, the race for Ohio’s 18 Electoral College votes is a tie.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Ohio Voters, taken the night after the final presidential debate, shows both President Obama and Mitt Romney attracting 48% of the vote. Two percent (2%) plan to vote for some other candidate, and three percent (3%) are undecided.
Stephen Dinan reports at the Washington Times:
Mitt Romney crossed a major threshold early this week, moving above 50 percent in his favorability rating with voters, according to the Real Clear Politics average of polls -- and for the first time in the campaign he now leads President Obama on that measure.
The Republican presidential nominee has clearly benefited from the debates. He had a 44.5 percent favorability rating at the end of September, before the debates. But by Monday, when he and Mr. Obama faced off for the final debate of the campaign, Mr. Romney’s favorability average was up to 50.5 percent.
Tom Jensen, director of Public Policy Polling, a Democratic firm, said Mr. Romney’s favorability surge “really has been remarkable.”
Gallup: Romney 51, Obama 45
These results are for likely voters, who are the respondents Gallup deems most likely to vote based on their responses to a series of questions asking about current voting intentions, thought given to the election, and past voting behavior.
Each seven-day rolling average is based on telephone interviews with approximately 2,700 likely voters; margin of error is ±2 percentage points.
Josh Gerstein writes at Politico:
In May, the pollster for Al Gore's presidential bid in 2000 and John Edwards's in 2004 and 2008, Harrison Hickman, took the stand in the federal criminal case against Edwards over alleged campaign finance violations stemming from payments to support Edwards's mistress.
Under oath, Hickman admitted that in the final weeks of Edwards's 2008 bid, Hickman cherry-picked public polls to make the candidate seem viable, promoted surveys that Hickman considered unreliable, and sent e-mails to campaign aides, Edwards supporters and reporters which argued that the former senator was still in the hunt -- even though Hickman had already told Edwards privately that he had no real chance of winning the Democratic nomination.
"Hickman testified that when circulating the polls, he didn't much care if they were accurate," Gerstein writes.
"I didn't necessarily take any of these as for -- as you would say, for the truth of the matter," Gerstein quotes Hickman as saying. "I took them more as something that could be used as propaganda for the campaign."
Ann Coulter: Strong Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Raises Skepticism About Homosex "Marriage" Polling
MSNBC Busted: Doctored Clip From Romney-Ryan Ralley Exposed
Formerly Mainstream Media vs. Shooting at Family Research Council
CNN Star Caught Reading Liberal Blog on Air
Anderson Cooper and the Crisis of Journalism
Maggie Haberman reports at Politico:
A poll commissioned by Citizens United's political arm shows [Republican] Todd Akin leading [Democrat] Sen. Claire McCaskill in Missouri.
Andrew Malcolm at Investors Business Daily writes regarding the latest Daily Kos/SEIU State of the Nation Poll:
Republican, Democrat, independent, men, women, whites, Indians, conservatives, rich people, poor people, PhD's, high school dropouts, young and old, overwhelming majorities of each group think the political media stinks.
Consider, for example:
Men and Women: Only "10% of men and women . . . cling to a favorable view of the political media."
Political Affinities: "Fully 91% of Republicans think unkindly of political media, while 78% of independents feel that way and even two-thirds of Democrats (65%) and Liberals (66%) agree, although they are the official party of the political media."
Union/Non-Union: 78% of union household and 77% of non-union households "pretty much agree the political media is insufferable."
These following groups also think the political media are insufferable: "Tea Party members (90%) and American Indians (81%), whites (82%) and conservatives (87%)."
As for "moderates," Malcolm says, "Moderates are, well, more moderate (74%), as are African-Americans (64%) and Asians (64% unfavorable)."
"Objective" Journalism and the Formerly Mainstream Media
Good News: 66% of Americans "Angry" at Media
"Mainstream" Press and the Treason of the Journalists
Anderson Cooper and the Crisis of Journalism
Martin Gould reports at Newsmax:
Tuesday’s two Deep South primaries -- seen by many as Newt Gingrich’s last chance -- are too close to call, according to an election-eve survey by Public Policy Polling.
“About all we know is that Ron Paul won't win any of these states on Tuesday . . . the other three candidates all have a shot in both of them,” the Democratic-leaning polling company’s president, Dean Debnam, said.
Fred Lucas reports at CNSNews.com:
Just ahead of three more Republican nominating contests, a new poll -- a snapshot in time -- shows former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum leading President Barack Obama in a one-on-one matchup.
The Rasmussen Reports Daily Presidential Tracking Poll for one day only -- Feb. 5. -- marks the first time Santorum has held a lead over Obama in potential matchups.
It’s a small lead for Santorum -- 1 percentage point, giving him a 45-44 percent edge over Obama.
“This is the first time Santorum has ever led the president in any poll,” the Rasmussen poll said.
IBOPE/Zogby asked the following question:
If the Republican primary in your state were held today, and the only candidates were Mitt Romney and Herman Cain, for whom would you vote?
Results: Cain (63%), Romney (29%).
Conclusion: In this hypothetical matchup between Cain and Romney, Cain crushes Romney by 34 points.
"The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely U.S. Voters shows Cain attracting 43% support, while Obama earns 41%," according to Rasmussen Reports.
Clearly we have a long way to go, but: If Herman Cain wins the GOP nod, he could very well defeat Obama in a landslide in 2012.
This is because a) Obama's performance as president has been so weak on so many fronts, and b) because Cain seems able to articulate a vision-for-freedom that operates within the circle of American exceptionalism, and not against it, as does the well-articulated but false vision-against-freedom on display daily by Obama.
Where there is no vision, a people perishes. But also where there is a false vision, a people also perishes, even if brought in on "historic" "hope and change."
In Obama's case, a well-articulated but false and destructive vision-against-freedom defeated John McCain, who had a superior resume but an inferior vision.
All other things being equal, just as meaning beats technique, vision beats resume. Man does not live by bread alone.
As the consciousness of the American people is raised to a new and more profound awareness of what it really takes to build (and keep) a nation of freedom, Herman Cain may have enough of a sense of that vision, and the ability to articulate that vision, to win enough support to garner a huge electoral victory.
Such a victory by Cain would mean, among other things, that he would be the first black American president. That is to say, he would be the first black president who self-consciously affirms, and operates within, the founding thoughtforms of the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution.
Obama rejects both. Obama may be the first black president on American soil, but he is not the first black president with American soul.
Barack does not affirm the mainstream and enduring ideals of the American ethos, based on unalienable (and definable) rights from the Creator (and not the federal state or any other state).
This is not an endorsement of Herman Cain. It is an endorsement of the politics of human exceptionalism in community with God and man, which is the mainspring of freedom at the center of the Declaration and Constitution.
This is beyond RINOs and liberals, secularist and technocrats, but it is not beyond anyone or any nation that remembers who we are as human beings. Remembrance is freedom.
"Gallup released new polling data today that showed African American presidential candidate Herman Cain's support was surging among Republicans even as President Barack Obama’s job approval hit an all-time low among blacks," reports Terry Jeffrey at CNSNews.com.
"In a poll of 1,064 Republicans and Republican-leaning independents conducted Oct. 3-7, 18 percent said they supported Cain for president," Jeffrey writes. "That put the former Godfathers Pizza CEO in a close second behind former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who placed first with 20 percent."
Regarding their assessment of Obama's performance as president, "only 80 percent of blacks told Gallup in the week that ended on Oct. 9 that they approved of the way Obama was handling his job," Jeffrey continues.
"Previously," Jeffrey reports, "Obama’s lowest approval among blacks had been the 81 percent he had received in the weeks that ended on March 6 and August 14 of this year."
The current 80 percent figure is a drop of 16 points from Obama's all-time high of 96 percent approval among black voters.
Radio talk show host Mark Levin asks the following poll question today:
It appears that the Bush family is backing Chris Christie behind the scenes. Does that make you more or less likely to support Christie if he runs?
As of 9:00 pm eastern time, here are the results (out of 3405 votes cast):
85% of those taking the poll say "Less Likely," and
15% say "More Likely."
Conclusion: The Bush legacy of unconstitutional big government RINOism may be hurting Chris Christie as he considers running for president.
But Michele Bachmann is:
A new presidential poll by Zogby International has U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann ranked as the leader of the pack of Republican hopefuls, far ahead of the men seeking to oust Barack Obama from the White House.
The online survey of 998 likely Republican primary voters conducted June 17-21 has the Minnesota congresswoman collecting 24 percent of the vote, with businessman Herman Cain and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in a virtual tie for second at 15 percent each.
"Michele Bachmann is the big winner in a stunning new Newsmax poll showing the Minnesota congresswoman and businessman Herman Cain surging among voters in a hypothetical Republican presidential primary," reports Newsmax.com.
What a Difference a Debate Makes: Cain Surges to the Top in Latest TheDC/ConservativeHome Tracking Poll
Go Ahead, Make Our Day: "Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio led a field of potential Republican Senate candidates in Arizona with 21 percent in a poll of likely GOP primary voters last week," reports Roll Call.
It is "unclear how much interest he has in running for Senate versus running for re-election as sheriff," Roll Call continues. "But he is being urged by his supporters to pursue the Congressional seat, according to a GOP strategist in Arizona."
Alexander Bolton writes at The Hill:
Likely voters in battleground districts see extremists as having a more dominant influence over the Democratic Party than they do over the GOP.
This result comes from The Hill 2010 Midterm Election Poll, which found that 44 percent of likely voters say the Democratic Party is more dominated by its extreme elements, whereas 37 percent say it’s the Republican Party that is more dominated by extremists.
The Tea Party.
Mark Tapscott writes at the Washington Examiner:
Considering that the liberal mainstream media has been peddling the view for more than a year that the Tea Partiers are just a bunch of angry white folks, the Pajamas TV survey finding of significant support for the movement in the Black community might be the most significant 2010 mid-term congressional election campaign story you haven't heard before today.
"If this pans out, it's a big deal," says Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit.
Here's a video report from Alexis Garcia and pollster Vic Rubenfeld on Pajamas TV.
September Surprise? "A new poll suggests a seismic upset might be in the making in Tuesday's Delaware Republican Senate primary," David Catanese writes at Politico.
"The survey, released Sunday night by Public Policy Polling, shows Tea Party favorite Christine O'Donnell leading veteran Rep. Mike Castle by 47 percent to 44 percent -- a dead heat within the poll's 3.8 percent margin of error."
"A new Gallup poll released Monday shows Republicans with a record 10-point edge over Democrats on the 'generic ballot' test -- the question of whether voters prefer a Democratic or Republican congressional candidate," reports Newsmax.
"It’s the largest GOP polling edge at this stage in the 68 years of the generic ballot poll, Politico first reported," Newsmax continues. "The news is so discouraging that an increasing number of Democratic strategists now say privately that they fear the House is already lost, Politico reports."
The crucial point -- if Republicans should retake the House and perhaps the Senate in November -- is whether they represent the dark days of a philosophically compromised GOP in decline, or whether they represent the continuing rise of principled Constitutional and Declarational resistance against statism and for freedom.
In contrast to closed-down secularist doctrine, human beings were created for freedom rooted in the existence of a real Creator, as the Declaration clearly expresses (a pretend Creator cannot, for example, create all men equal).
That's the enduring, defining, and liberating American mainstream. It'd be good if the GOP figured that out and stuck to it.
In this week's Economist/YouGov poll, respondents were asked, "If you had to choose, which of these individuals would you want to be the Republican nominee for president in 2012?"
The winner: Sarah Palin, by 10 points over her nearest rival, Mitt Romney.
Palin was favored by 28% of the respondents, Romney by 18%, Newt Gingrich by 17%, and Mike Huckabee by 13%.
"President Obama's standing with American voters is so low that the latest Quinnipiac University poll indicates Obama would lose an election to 'an unnamed Republican' -- meaning any GOP opponent -- by 39 to 36 percent," reports David A. Patten at Newsmax.
In addition, "the poll shows Obama's job approval hitting a new low, 44 percent approval to 48 percent disapproval. That is the president's worst net score ever, according to Quinnipiac."
But there is more bad news for Obama. "His approval with the critical independent voters is dismal," Patten writes. "By a stunning 52 percent to 38 percent, independent voters disapprove of Obama. And by 37 to 27 percent, independents say they would vote for a Republican contender in 2012."
The upshot? "Overall, by a 48 percent to 40 percent margin, American voters say that President Obama does not deserve to be reelected in 2012," Newsmax reports.
"President Barack Obama’s job approval rating is lowest in Wyoming and Utah, according to the Gallup polling company, which tracked the numbers for all 50 states and the District of Columbia from January through June 2010," reports CNSNews.com.
Comment: As Americans become more educated on this, they will see that government and politicians who neglect or reject the rules of freedom (U.S. Constitution, Declaration of Independence) are by far a problem greater than that posed by virtually any particular issue.
As with a hidden cancer, enemies within the body politic always pose the greatest danger to the life and health of the republic.
A people of freedom and dignity, "created equal" and "endowed by their Creator" with "unalienable rights" and responsibilities, will show such enemies of independence the electoral door at every opportunity, beginning this November.
And only one-third of Americans support the White House attack on Arizona, according to a Gallup poll, reports AFP in Newsmax.
48% dissapprove of Obama's job performance, reports The Daily Caller:
The two-month-old oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is taking a major toll on President Obama’s presidency, according to a new poll released Wednesday evening.
The Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey of 1,000 adults also shows that Obama is suffering from a backlash against his policies, and that the nation remains generally conservative on issues of government spending and the size of government.
The number of Americans who think the country is on the wrong track is the highest of Obama’s presidency in this particular poll, at 62 percent. And disapproval of Obama’s job performance has also climbed to an all-time high in these polls, at 48 percent, while approval is at an all-time low, at 45 percent.
"Support for repeal of the new national healthcare plan has jumped to its highest level ever," Newsmax reports.
"A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 63 percent of U.S. voters now favor repeal of the plan congressional Democrats passed and President Obama signed into law in March."
"A majority of Americans think the federal government poses a threat to the rights of Americans, according to a new national poll," reports CNN.
"Fifty-six percent of people questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Friday say they think the federal government has become so large and powerful that it poses an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens."
"Fox is the most trusted television news network in the country, according to a new poll out Tuesday," writes Andy Barr at Politico.
"A Public Policy Polling nationwide survey of 1,151 registered voters Jan. 18-19 found that 49 percent of Americans trusted Fox News, 10 percentage points more than any other network."
"Secretary of State Hillary Clinton continues her reign as the Most Admired Woman in the eyes of Americans, but barely edges out former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin this year, 16% to 15%," reports Jeffrey M. Jones at the Gallup organization.
Meanwhile, in the Rearview Mirror: "Talk show host Oprah Winfrey and first lady Michelle Obama finish third and fourth."
A poll by USA Survey "shows that 58 percent of Americans believe that decisions by the Obama administration have been 'bad for America,' as opposed to 37 percent who think Obama’s decisions have been 'good for America'," reports CNSNews.com.
"Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s favorability rating is up 4 percentage points since October -- placing her within 9 percentage points of President Barack Obama -- according to a new Gallup poll out Thursday," reports Andy Barr at Politico. "While Palin’s numbers have ticked up of late, Obama’s have remained stagnant after a drop in approval and favorability this summer."
Baby I'm Amazed: New "approval/dispproval" polling data from CNN and Gallup show Palin and Obama virtually tied.
CNN shows Palin at 46% favorable, 46% unfavorable.
Gallup shows Obama at 47% approve, 46% disapprove.
"Given the Obamamedia's unparalleled trashing of Palin and their sycophantic support of the One," notes William Tate at American Thinker, "these new numbers -- even if temporary -- bespeak two important points": the "waning influence of the legacy media" and the appeal of Palin "to a substantial portion of the public."
"Forty-nine percent (49%) of voters nationwide now rate the U.S. health care system as good or excellent," reports Rasmussen.
But what's good news for healthcare in America is bad news for the federal takeover of healthcare via Obama, Pelosi, and Reid: "The latest polling shows that only 38% favor the health care legislation currently working its way through Congress," says Rasmussen.
Hat tip: WorldNetDaily
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