Reuters Poll – Donald Trump Best Candidate To Deal With Terrorism and National Security…

“[…] Trump has argued he would take the fight directly to ISIS by bombing oil fields that are occupied by the group. He has opposed bringing Syrian refugees to the United States and argued for building camps where they are already located.

“Everybody else keeps talking about what should’ve been done and what could’ve been done, instead of their opinion of what they would do now,” said Trump supporter Mildred Borden, 58, of Pennsylvania.

BOOM! – By overwhelming margins voters find Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton (20% each nationally) as best suited candidates to address the threat of Terrorism and National Security.  According to a new Reuters Poll of 1,106 respondents Tuesday.

When the field is pared down to a choice between Republicans here’s the polling response:

(Reuters) American voters are evenly split between Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic rival Hillary Clinton as their top choice to address the issue of terrorism following the Paris attacks, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found.

Asked to choose from the entire field of 2016 presidential hopefuls, 20 percent of 1,106 respondents surveyed between Nov. 16-17 opted for Trump. An equal share of the electorate picked Clinton.

(polling.reuters.com/#!poll/TM743Y15)

Given Clinton’s background as a former secretary of state it is perhaps not surprising that she did reasonably well in the poll. However, Trump’s good showing upends an emerging narrative that the Paris shootings and suicide bombings would prompt voters to rethink their support for the real estate billionaire, who leads the field of Republican presidential candidates.

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Some pollsters and political pundits had predicted that Republican voters would now gravitate toward establishment candidates like Florida Senator Marco Rubio and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who has been languishing in the polls. Both are seen as stronger on foreign policy than Trump and his main Republican rival, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, neither of whom have any experience in government and are running as Washington outsiders.

Glenn Matlosz, 71, of Audubon, New Jersey, said Trump would be the most able to address terrorism because he’s proven to be a straight talker.

“He’s telling it as it is,” said Matlosz, who describes himself as a Democrat. “He’s not mincing any words. There is no gobbledygook there. Everybody else is squawking.”

Mirroring national primary polls, Clinton and Trump also took the top marks in the Reuters/Ipsos survey when looking at just voters from their own party. Asked to pick the best Democratic candidate, 52 percent of Democrats polled selected Clinton. When Republicans were asked to choose among their potential nominees, 33 percent said Trump.

After Trump, Republican voters viewed Rubio, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee known for his hawkish views, as the strongest candidate (17 percent) to deal with terrorism. Carson was tied with Bush at around 9 percent.

Of the Republicans polled, 36 percent said they now have more confidence in Trump’s ability to be president – the largest show of support in the primary field. Only 10 percent said they were less confident in his abilities following the attacks.  (read more)

Steve “Schmidt for Brains” is apoplectic in the article.

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171 Responses to Reuters Poll – Donald Trump Best Candidate To Deal With Terrorism and National Security…

  1. zadatn says:

    Remember this from Matt Drudge: ‘You’ve Been Warned’ – ‘Next 18 Months Going To Be EVERYTHING’ – The ‘Scorched Earth Exit’ Of Obama

    I’m beginning to believe that Drudge had some insider information.

    Liked by 8 people

    • RINOKiller says:

      The sooner Trump gets in, the sooner he takes control of the FBI and DOJ!

      Liked by 7 people

    • Eskie Mom says:

      It’s pretty predictable that 0bama is going to do everything in his power to destroy or weaken America as much as he can before he leaves (assuming he does leave of his own volition). The question is how far he will go & how bad will it get? Only God Knows.

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      • JillyW says:

        DJT asks if Obama is insane and there is good reason for asking this. But maybe Hussein is looking for a situation where he has an excuse to declare martial law and then maybe turn the reins over to the monster? I know it sounds preposterous but this is Obama we’re talking about.

        And how can anyone think the witch would do a good job on terrorists? I really don’t get it!

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      • PatriotGalNC says:

        I have concerns about the White House being “booby-trapped” for the next administration coming in, IF there is the next administration. I have read in numerous places that the people who are holding the power now in the U. S., (Obama, Jarrett, Soros and the globalist cabal) are so intent in keeping the power, that plans are in the works to create situations that will have Obama call for Martial Law, which will suspend the elections. “They” (the left) has worked so hard to get where they are, that they will not go willingly. This is a very dangerous situation.

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    • Summer says:

      I think there might be an orchestrated DISASTER (riots, pogroms, assassination attempt, global warming etc) which results in Obama “reluctantly” declaring martial law (he will be begged “to do something to save the country”) and the suspension of the elections. And the lo-fo crowd will cheer him. He will not leave peacefully, knowing that his legacy is going to be dismantled and his nefarious activities investigated.
      At this point I don’t trust the security guys appointed by Obama’s regime to protect Trump.

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    • jim says:

      He just had to have the strength to listen to Obozo, and the experience or wisdom to understand that this time the Bozo means what he says.

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  2. RINOKiller says:

    Hilarity can’t be trusted to address national security and terrorism, especially with the enemy embedded from within!

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  3. Bill says:

    Hillary and Huma are the enemy.

    Liked by 7 people

  4. Doodahdaze says:

    The democrat rats are jumping ship. Obama bilge water is overcoming the. Now, remember what Doo Dah said a long time ago….the democrats will impeach Obama to try and save their sorry hides. You ain’t seen nothin’ yet. …Bet the ranch. He is really worse than you think.

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    • gigiscuba says:

      You think? ….and then Joe comes in, appears to save the day and becomes their candidate?

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      • KBR says:

        yep, old uncle Joe.
        The one the MSM used to call creepy uncle Joe,mans put up photos suggestive. The one the MSM reported every gaffe while laughing.

        (I always felt they did part of that just to bring out the point of “the white man who was working for the black man.” Just to display their unracism in a brighter light, no matter how mean it was to Joe. Ah, well, lie down with dogs…

        Should be interesting to see how they manage to go all respectful after all they said, did, printed in the past. Lots of it still online.

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        • judyw says:

          Lots of what Uncle Joe said is still online too. Here’s one whopper while he was running for Senator back in 1987:

          “I went to law school on a full academic scholarship, the only one in my class to have a full academic scholarship…”
          It was a big fat lie.
          As reported at the LA Times, Biden “had a partial, need-based scholarship as well as student loans.”

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      I hope you are right.

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    • KBR says:

      I did notice that the some of the usual Obama-bootlicking MSM has reacted rather strongly against his last statements of (non) policy about Isis. First.Time.Ever.
      Some aren’t too fond of his rush to bring jihadis in country either, though some seem confused as to whether to repeat the Republicans-should-be-ashamed meme or listen to the reports of the guys who know there are imbedded ISIS: they’re scared too.

      I always suspected the mouthpieces were instructed in exactly what to say by their political elite higher ups, so the demo rats might indeed be jumping ship before it sinks.

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  5. snaggletooths says:

    I trust Trump over any other candidate when it comes to foreign policy because not only does he himself have good insight into situations he seeks out the best people to get information from. I can see Trump with a very impressive cabinet and Military Generals advising him who will keep us safe.

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    • truthandjustice says:

      Wouldn’t be surprised if he chooses Sarah Palin for Sec. of Energy since he’s said he’d love to have her and she has said she’d love that job – and….supports Trump.

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      • amjean says:

        Sarah Palin is a Cruz supporter; or at least, she used to be.

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        • parteagirl says:

          Katrina Pierson of Dallas was on Cruz’s 2012 Senate Campaign Team and has now been named Trump’s national spokesperson.

          I think Sarah can read the tea leaves. This is Trump Time!

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        • Jason says:

          when asked who she thought on could get the job done on Fox this am (particularly dealing with foreign issues/ISIS) she mentioned Cruz first, then said (paraphrasing) “of course you also have Donald Trump” (who would get the job done). Seems to be a fan of both

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        • truthandjustice says:

          She likes Cruz too but on her site, Conservatives4Palin, she has said a few times how much she likes what Trump says and that computes. Not surprising. They have a mutual respect for each other I think – would make a good team.

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        • She likes both…She came out and actually said how much she likes Trump, but she also said she liked Cruz..whatever that might mean.

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        • WSB says:

          She was interviewed for 60 Minutes and came out for Trump because ‘hehis own man.’

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      • TheTorch says:

        I was thinking that too, would that not be wonderful, can you imagine the splodey heads!

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    • irvingtwosmokes says:

      I wish Hal Moore was young enough to help out a Trump admin. Those two together would be something to behold.

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  6. Doodahdaze says:

    Trump/Gabbard….2016

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  7. kallibella says:

    Trump even with Benghazi-Arab Spring-promoting Hillary????!!!!!! Where and how has she demonstrated she can take on a winning fight against the 6th century islamic fighters???!!!
    I don’t believe that she rises to the level of Trump!

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    • KBR says:

      MSM (and they are all MSM) has to lie you know.
      Most likely, Carson had 3%, Rubio bought 2% and everyone else was at zero or less.
      Leaving Trump at a (real) 95%.

      Hillary not even close, maybe 20% just because some of her jihadis have citizenship now.
      Bernie had 3%, Wahz-his-name and Whozis had each 1%, and OMG-What’re-we-gonna-do-undecided had 75% on the rat side.

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  8. flyanddive says:

    Ben Carson issues stern Obama breakfast defunding warning.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Kiliman says:

      Wow. And I’m pretty sure Ben Carson thinks that was a hard-hitting ad.

      Breakfast?! We’ve got ISIS blowing up people in Paris and Syrians invading Europe and the US, and he’s talking about breakfast?!

      The guy already has a weak sounding voice, the freaking background music drowned him out. That guy doesn’t sound the least bit Presidential.

      I really don’t get the appeal.

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    • shelleybear66 says:

      What? Please Lord…lift the veil of delusion from the Evangelicals eyes!!! Apparently he is so smart that he is dumb.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Betty says:

      I thought that was a fairly good ad.

      He was making an effort to speak faster, probably reading from a well rehearsed script.

      And I liked the end where he told Obama Congress should de-fund everything, including your breakfast.

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  9. Kiliman says:

    Hillary gets 20%!?! Just goes to show that there are some people that just don’t have a clue.

    Or perhaps they figure they just need to donate a lot of money to Hillary then she’ll go all gangsta’ on the terrorists. It’s like she’s running a protection racket. “That’s a nice building you got there. Would hate for the terrorists to blow it up, but if you just send $$$, I’ll take care of them for you.”

    Sheesh.

    I can’t wait for the election to be over so HIllary can crawl back into her cave and we don’t have to hear from her ever again.

    Trump 2016

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  10. KBR says:

    Trump/whomever he thinks best for vp 2016
    Might as well put it like that, cause that’s how it will be, right?

    Liked by 5 people

  11. Backspin says:

    September 2010 , Bob Woodward quotes Obama as saying ‘ We can absorb another 9-11 type attack ” . How comforting .

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  12. pageoturner says:

    Jindal “suspending campaign” Just announced.

    Liked by 2 people

  13. maggiemoowho says:

    Bobby Jindal just dropped out of the running.

    Liked by 2 people

  14. Doodahdaze says:

    Newz FOX drive by’s will not report.

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  15. Doodahdaze says:

    Quick change the panel. Jindal XXXX. Later for that Lousyanna Loser.

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  16. NJF says:

    Holy crap jindal just dropped out. And when Bret Beir asked him if he wanted to make a statement similar to Scott walker’s he said, “we need someone in the WH who is not weak on immigration, who isn’t interested in socialism, and is strong on foreign policy.”

    Sound familiar?

    Liked by 8 people

    • Kiliman says:

      It’s like Jindal is saying “Hey Donald, you remember all those nasty things I said. I really did’t mean it. We’re cool now right? If you need somebody for your cabinet, or even hang cabinets in your kitchen, just look me up, Ok buddy!”

      Liked by 4 people

      • NJF says:

        Lol but yes.

        He never once made reference to a “real conservative,” also said he’ll support the nominee. Walker lost any respect I had for him with that move.

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      • archer52 says:

        If Trump understands how things work, he’ll do just that. Did he MF every contractor that outbid him, knowing he would be dealing with the guy again? No, it’s business. This is business too.

        Trump will need solid people around him. Reagan picked “voodoo economics” Bush as VP for political reasons and they became friends. Ideology was different, but both respected each other.

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    • Betty says:

      Maybe it just got real for Bobby Jindal and he know America needs a Strong “no-strings-attached” President. I think he did the best he could to endorse Donald Trump, considering the strings that may be attached to him.

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  17. hocuspocus13 says:

    I think Carson wants out too…he just doesn’t know how to do it

    I read today his Advisors said Carson didn’t know much about foreign affairs

    Carson is way over his head

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  18. TheTorch says:

    Sorry if this has already been posted…

    Republican Bobby Jindal Drops Out of Presidential Race
    Republican Presidential candidate Bobby Jindal has dropped out of the presidential race. “I am suspending my campaign for president of the United States,” Jindal told Fox News’…

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  19. Raffaella says:

    Sundance: you were right in predicting this. Who is next?

    Liked by 2 people

    • sundance says:

      IMHO It’s between Rick Santorum and Rand Paul. Maybe 40/60 toward Paul.

      Rick won Iowa in ’12, so he could hang around to play king maker after Christmas. Plust Rand Paul has a Kentucky Senate Primary he’d better get busy worrying about.

      Ergo I think Rand Paul is next.

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  20. NJF says:

    Holy crap…again. I just looked at all the other numbers lol

    Carson: 7%– wow that’s Yeb territory. And lookie at all those zeros…..snort.

    Liked by 1 person

    • TheTorch says:

      WOW – Have to admit I completely overlooked that – he has crashed to 7% ?

      Woah… well I guess that picture in your mind thing that Scott Adams mentioned worked like a treat…

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      • jim says:

        That 7% is the fraction that think he would deal best with terrorism. The head to head had Trump slightly over 34% and climbing, with Carson slightly under 19% and starting a bounce after his plunge.

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    • Doodahdaze says:

      Trump has it in hand. The stiffs are done. They know it, he knows it. He is going to bypass them. 50% by Turkey Day. The democrats are in panic and running for the hills. I still think they may try to impeach Obama to save their sorry hides. Hillary is running for her life. If she loses she is going to jail. Along with many of the other traitors.

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    • Doodahdaze says:

      The stiffs. The media is desperate trying to prop the stiffs up.

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  21. aprilyn43 says:

    Well, I hope it is Trump! And I hope he does what he says; I think if he’s elected he will.
    Problem …. Will Trump or anyone who really cares and wants to do something, have anything left to do something with!
    We’re at pre-WWII military strength now (or close)! And this nation was a nation then! Now, thanks to Obama were a divided country! We’re a bunch of entitlement attitude people and our youth are spoild, rebellious and totally arrogant!
    And OBAMA, no ones going to impeach him like we should have years ago. So, he’s got another 13-months to destroy us.
    And don’t think he hasn’t planned for this!
    SO, WILL THERE BE ANYTHING LEFT, TO DO SOMETHING WITH?? …
    Sorry people, I think it’s just too little to late! And I really hope I’m wrong!

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    • sam says:

      The thing with Trump is he value his reputation more than anything else. He will not let the American people call him a liar. I’m pretty sure he will give it his best shot to keep his promise.

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    • taqiyyologist says:

      Aprilyn

      Take my hand…

      There, Now say it.

      “Our Father…”

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      • aprilyn43 says:

        Taqiyyologist – I already am trusting in God; that’s all that gets me through.
        We are in this mess b/c of our sin as a nation; and as Christians. I’ve screamed that for all of Obama’s presidency. We the People, don’t care!!

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  22. czarowniczy says:

    Uhhhh…shouldn’t those new candidates be in the Democrat’s cells? Where’s Charley Weaver when you need him?

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  23. Taurnil says:

    … BOOM! – By overwhelming margins voters find Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton (20% each nationally)…

    Say wha???? Trump I can accept but Clinton? What kind of drugs were these voters taking?

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  24. Sanj says:

    Trump better get credit for prescience. Every other candidate mocks him on issues and later comes around to his positions when events unfold. We need proactive leadership not reactive.

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  25. Mr.Right says:

    Who in their right mind think Hillary would be effective on terrorism ?

    She is for a no fly zone over Syria (ISIS do not fly ANY planes)
    She is for arming Islamic rebels in Syria
    She is against calling Islamic terrorism, islamic terrorism.. its just “extremist terrorism”
    She was for the war in Iraq
    She was for the Libia destabilization
    etc…

    She is a big reason why ISIS is so strong today…
    So 20% of people think she will be best to undo it ? insanity.

    Democracy biggest danger is that simple minded people have equal vote…

    The only peace of mind I have now is that Russia and Putin is invested in this fight.
    Because we have one more year of this.

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    • archer52 says:

      the funniest line is that she wants a no fly zone and ISIS has no planes.
      Hilarious but telling.

      You hear about the Huma email saying she is often confused and needs naps?

      http://www.mediaite.com/online/hillary-clinton-aide-in-email-shes-often-confused/

      Her Benghazi testimony was practiced again and again to get her past it like a final exam, which is why she jumped up and down during the breaks. Yet I could tell she struggled from time to time remember dates and times and events. In fact, when the congressmen showed her the picture of the terrorist Stevens met with she was stunned.

      Her side had made an agreement to get the general questions in advance, and you saw, they totally let her slide on the gun running deal. Why? No good answer politically for far too many politicians in DC who knew about the WHOLE operation.

      Deal struck I’m sure between Gowdy and Boehner

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  26. Doodahdaze says:

    The democrats are going to impeach Obama.

    Liked by 1 person

    • archer52 says:

      Never. If they get their way, he’ll be on Mount Rushmore. If I get my way, he’ll be on Mount Rushmore, with a broom and a pail of soapy water cleaning the faces of real leaders.

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  27. IntoTheFray says:

    Me thinks the Obama White House and administration has been getting bad drugs from their cartel suppliers.

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  28. Attorney says:

    Hate to see Marco gaining. I despise the man. Not sure I could make it to the polls even against Hillary if he is nominated.

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  29. sundance says:

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  32. Doodahdaze says:

    All is collective. Except Muslim terror. Then it is “individuals” according to Muslim owned BOR on FOX.

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    • Doodahdaze says:

      Now,

      http://bigthink.com/Resurgence/sharia-prince-owns-stake-in-fox-news-parent

      Rupert Murdoch has partnered with Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal to launch a new 24-hour news network for the Arab world, a move that has drawn mockery from Murdoch’s critics and questions from media experts. First and foremost among those questions is whether a news service linked to the famously pro-Israeli Fox News will resonate among Arab viewers.

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      • Doug says:

        It really is all so transparent now. Murdoch as evidenced never launched a channel to actually promote certain values it was only to pretend to that segment enough that they gave him their attention and money. Hes going to attempt same thing with Arab viewers.

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  33. Sam says:

    Sure you can trust Hillary for security. Just ask Chris Stevens. Oh, wait…

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  34. ron hyatt says:

    “I still think they may try to impeach Obama to save their sorry hides” You do that, then you have a sitting President Biden. If that happens it’s got to be soon so Biden can run.

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  35. sam says:

    Going to Ben Carson rally is like going to church. I remember when I was a kid my mom smack me in the head for sleeping in church.

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  36. sam says:

    Even dogs have more manner than Jorge Ramos LOL.
    Sorry i don’t know how to post embedded video clips

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  37. Ziiggii says:

    The Morning Consult poll released today:

    The Morning Consult tracking poll surveyed 2,001 registered voters between Nov. 13 and 16 for a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points. Subsamples of 774 Republicans and Republican-leaning independents and 874 Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents carry margins of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points and 3.3 percentage points, respectively.

    Trump – 38%
    Carson – 19%
    Cruz – 7%
    Rubio – 7%
    Bush – 6%
    http://morningconsult.com/polls/new-poll-american-voters-security-concerns-grow-following-terror-attacks-in-paris/

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  38. mjalbaine says:

    The Conservative Treehouse (Sundance) > The Right Scoop

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  39. Raffaella says:

    Bush fumbles refugee question: he wants to accept Christian Refuges but does not know how to identify them.

    When the press asked him how to differentiate Christian refuges from Muslims, he said they would have to prove it. When they asked how they would prove it, he did not know how to answer.

    I know exactly how to prove it and it has nothing to do with documents. You just have to have a deep understanding of these Muslims and their religion versus Christians. I am not going to disclose it here because I do not want other campaigns to steal this idea and come across as having a brain.

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  40. ZurichMike says:

    Hillary and Trump equally capable to handle ISIS? Did the morons answering the poll recognize that Hillary caused the mess with ISIS in the first place? I wouldn’t let her sort out a kindergarten dodge ball game.

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