ABC / WaPo National Poll – Donald Trump Way Ahead and Extending Lead Over Rivals…..

ABC/Washington Post presented a new poll today of the broader electorate (full pdf below).   To highlight how absurd the media presented bias is, I would draw your attention to page #6 and #7.  (ie. the poll results of prior months)

What interested political and media followers will note is ABC/WaPo never released the October part of this poll.  Why?  Well, perhaps because at the time (last two weeks of October) both ABC and The Wasington Post were selling a “declining Trump narrative“.  As their own historical data clearly shows – they were selling that story DESPITE their own polling showing the exact opposite of their narrative.

‘Splodey Head Accompanying Script – Trump’s steady lead reflects his success in tapping into the broad anti-establishment, anti-immigration  –and now anti-refugee– sentiment within the GOP. Despite his sometimes controversial statements –or perhaps because of them– he leads his competitors on key attributes and issues alike, and continues to be seen as most likely to win the party’s nomination.

Forty-two percent of leaned Republicans say they trust Trump over his top four opponents to handle terrorism; his nearest competitor, Bush, gets just 18 percent. Trump prevails by a slightly wider margin on trust to handle the economy, with 47 percent vs. 15 percent for Carson.

Trump also leads, with 45 percent, in trust to handle immigration (Rubio’s next with 18 percent) and to handle tax policy (42 percent for Trump, the rest clumped behind). That leaves just one issue tested on which Trump doesn’t prevail, trust to handle health care; 35 percent pick Carson, a physician; 26 percent, Trump.

In terms of personal attributes, 47 percent see Trump as the candidate best able to “bring about needed change in Washington,” vs. 22 percent for his nearest competitor, Carson. Trump also leads in being seen as having the best chance to win the White House, 38 percent, and Carson again next at 22 percent. (script in poll results)

OMG… OMG…. The Vulgarian Is Getting Stronger !!

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146 Responses to ABC / WaPo National Poll – Donald Trump Way Ahead and Extending Lead Over Rivals…..

  1. clash108 says:

    Trump now has a sizable 9 pt lead in Iowa as well as Carson drops to third. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/poll-trump-retakes-lead-cruz-surges-in-ia-rubio-second-in-nh/

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    • Tonawanda says:

      No, no, no … you are supposed to say Cruz is surging.

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    • The Boss says:

      Did anyone see the CNN faux poll of Iowa which showed Trump a distant 4th place? If not, don’t waste your time looking for it. It’s simply pathetic.

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      • clash108 says:

        I’m not sure, but are you referring to this political prediction market? Because that’s not a poll, it’s like an online game lol. Now that is as desperate as the media can get. http://wqad.com/2015/11/20/marco-rubio-leads-gop-pack-in-iowa/
        http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/26/politics/marco-rubio-gop-nominations-odds/

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      • No, but here’s the latest ones Donald Trump posted, he’s doing GREAT in Iowa!

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      • NCPatrick says:

        OK .. in our pitiful Raleigh paper today is a fairly lengthy article written by Lesley Clark of McClatchey News titled “For GOP, fear and anxiety in the heartland”. Had a picture of Trump speaking in Fort Dodge, Iowa. The thing that caught my eye was that the writer attributed several quotes to people in Iowa, but note their ages: James Burrack, 77, a farmer in northeastern Iowa whose primary concern is illegal immigration. Carl Brandt, 75, a minister in rural Henderson .. again no screening of immigrants. Mark Tompkins, 73, an Army veteran and Council Bluffs resident .. “Look out for the Muslims.” Marlene Flanager, 63, retired legal assistant from Council Bluffs, who is also worried about immigrants.

        So, OK, fine .. we know the midwest is full of senior citizens who have lived and worked in the state all their lives and we know that most of them are big on personal security. But we also know from watching every single speech Trump makes that his audience is definitely not all senior citizens! They are reliable voters to be sure, but why didn’t the reporter interview any of the younger people who were doubtless in the crowd?

        In that same paper a few pages away was the brief blurb from Washington Post: “Broadcasters start to resist Trump’s holding pen.” Evidently Corey Lewandowski is keeping the reporters confined to a holding pen at the back of the venue to keep them from mingling with the crowds. All the mistreated press have been tweeting out their disenchantment with the setup. I hadn’t heard this one.

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    • Notmeagain says:

      There’s a link in that article to a conference Nov. 21 where candidates discussed their qualifications to be “commander in chief,” i.e. deal with the war in the ME which is washing up on everyone’s doorstep. Rubio wants to fight fight fight. Cruz wants to bring in Christians, like we could vet them any better than we could terrorists, but it’s Iowa. Trump has had the ideas and he isn’t getting credit from the others who are using them.
      So, this is an important point for Trump to sell, I guess. Being able to lead in a war, being able to manage an economy in a world at war.

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    • WeThePeople2016 says:

      I think Trump was ahead in Iowa all along. It was all of a sudden three polls came out almost at once saying Trump is down in Iowa. I didn’t believe it then nor do I believe it now. They wanted to push the narrative that Carson was ahead of Trump.

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  2. Nanny G says:

    Well, it would have been weird if the poll had a blank where the media skipped over the data.
    But, as the media’s narratives break from the reality-on-the-ground even more, what will they do?

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  3. noritadek says:

    This time, we will get it right! Trump will bring the glory to America once more!

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  4. labrat says:

    But, but Marco has the biggest lead over Hillary, don’t you know?

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    • Bill says:

      There’s not a dime’s worth of difference between Marco and Hildebeest.

      I’d like to buy either one for what I think s/he’s worth, then resell him/her for what s/he thinks s/he’s worth.

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    • jello333 says:

      I think the only Dems who would vote for Rubio over Hillary would be Bernie’s supporters… but that’s only if they’d bother to go to the polls at that point, and I DON’T believe they would. They’d just sit out the general. On the other hand, I think there will be a LOT of Dems, including many Bernie supporters, who WILL go to the polls to vote for Trump.

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  5. Centinel2012 says:

    Reblogged this on Centinel2012 and commented:

    The corrupt rulers (that is redundant) are always afraid of those times when the vulgarians wake up! For that never works out very well for those rulers; and they will do evil acts to prevent any change to their hold on the reigns of power!.

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  6. Bluto says:

    I’ll just drop this here, as it’s been on my mind for awhile now.

    I keep asking people: “Can somebody tell me about all the big Rallies for Cruz, Rubio, Bush, Carson, Kasich, Christie??? Are they too having several a week? Does anybody have the listings of previous rallies and upcoming rallies? The location, the venue, the attendances?”

    Crickets.

    Trump is the only one working. It’s glaring. He’s not just working, he’s been chugging along lapping the field day-in and day-out for months now. Nobody is attracting the people like Trump. Nobody. But wait, that’s going to annoy the naysayers that attack his supporters as idiots & low information boobs. So let’s take the crowds out of it.

    Let’s pretend that Trump isn’t getting the huge crowds. Ignore the movement. Ignore the people.

    Is there anybody out there working as HARD as he is?
    Is there anybody as driven & disciplined at getting his message out?
    Is there anybody doing as many interviews, appearances and events, non-stop for months & months as he is?
    Who is working for it the most? Who?

    Now this leads one to think, Hmmm…..why aren’t the other candidates working? Seriously, there’s nobody else even trying to campaign other than Trump. The rest of he field is 100% weaksauce posturing & hoping Trump will flame out and/or depending on the media’s Propaganda. What are they actually doing? Anything? It’s glaringly obvious. Why aren’t they campaigning? Where’s the rallies? Where’s the energy? It’s not there. There is no there, there. They’re not EVEN TRYING. How telling is that? Why are they not even trying? What does this reveal about the field?

    If Jeb, Rubio, Cruz or ANYBODY other than Trump was regularly having massive rallies that attracted thousands of people, do you think the media would be quiet about it?

    How about just ONE rally? Wouldn’t they be shouting like banshees from every rooftop in the nation? Touting the surging candidate? “Jeb Rally is sold out!! 10,000 in attendance! He’s a serious contender! Jeb is surging!!!!!”

    What do we have? Nothing. Zilch. Nada.A big Zero.

    Trump is the only one actually working. There is no debate about this.

    If one steps back from the nattering propaganda and looks at the reality of the situation, it’s quite clear. Nobody is even coming close to his energy, dedication, wit, work ethic, or expertise. Some may even claim his handling of the media is genius. But, Ya know what I respect more than his genius? His unrelenting and disciplined work ethic. It’s like nobody I’ve ever seen.

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    • Awesome post. I have more to say, but later. I want to keep this one on message. Awesome post!

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    • sundance says:

      Exceptionally well said.

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    • California Trumpeter says:

      He is also getting on the ballots too. Working hard. Getting signatures.

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    • nhtrespasser says:

      “Can somebody tell me about all the big Rallies for Cruz, Rubio, Bush, Carson, Kasich, Christie??? Are they too having several a week? Does anybody have the listings of previous rallies and upcoming rallies? The location, the venue, the attendances?”

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    • kpm58 says:

      You want that too?
      That’s retarded sir.
      The splitters have done what they were paid to do, their name is out in the media.
      For Bush, he is waiting on the promise made to him to be fulfilled.

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    • Steve says:

      Bluto,
      Excellent post.
      It’s just “plain, ole” politicking that Trump is doing, but with a 21st Century twist.
      After all, he is the media man. He is “STUMPING “n” THUMPING” the others and they still can’t figure it out. Even the experts are confounded. I love it.

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      • texasgypsy53 says:

        Hell,they got it figured out. They just can’t do anything about it. Read somewhere,he’s going to be talking to Rancid Boy soon. I bet it’s about all the back stabbing the GOPe is trying to do to him.

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    • Nanny G says:

      Donald Trump is working on his own dime.
      This his time is money, he makes each penny count.
      All the rest are ”working” on the dimes of strangers.
      Just as they waste other people’s money in office, so, too, they waste other people’s money on the campaign trail.
      Donald has them pegged perfectly when he points out that they are only good at running for office, not much else.

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    • PremAmerica says:

      Brilliant Bluto!! Isn’t it remarkable how one single man with intelligence, passion, and an impeccable work ethic so completely denudes the entire political class!

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      • Bluto says:

        Exactlly, PremAmerica. Exactly the kernel to my rant.

        I guess upon reflection, I’ve internalized Trump’s campaign a bit and taken it personally. I’m annoyed that so many belittle and categorize his success as simply “celebrity” or because he “says outrageous things”. Those are such a small factor to his success, it’s laughable.

        He is successful because he WORKS so damn hard at it. It’s an insult to say otherwise. And I take it personally because, I too have worked my butt off to get where I am today. Because I’ve learned things and have built a foundation, outsiders may just see what I do in my life as easy or lucky, or that I just waltz through my job without a care. Nothing could be further from the truth.

        Trump is winning, because he’s working at it. Too bad that fact gets lost in all the “shiny objects” and bogus distractions thrown out by the propagandizing media.

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    • Also absent from the other candidates are the several different factions of support in the political spectrum for Trump:

      -Women for Trump
      -Hispanics for Trump
      -Italians for Trump
      -Blacks for Trump
      -Whites for Trump
      -Evangelicals for Trump
      -Conservatives for Trump
      -Dems for Trump
      -Independents for Trump
      -Secretly for Trump (these are liberals and others who will vote for Trump but keeping it hush hush, even those in other countries that can’t vote but are following Trump)

      There might be a few I missed but these are the ones in groups that are prominent and active for Trump on Twitter. I did not name them, they each have their own pages labelled as such.

      None of the candidates except for Trump have so many different supporters that they have sub-grouped, yet all for one cause:

      ELECT DONALD TRUMP MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

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      • texasgypsy53 says:

        Hey Moni…ya got that right..10 likes. Especially the Dems that will vote for him,but won’t admit it.

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      • jello333 says:

        I’m considering doing something a little weird. What if I put both a Trump sign AND a Bernie sign in my front yard? We’ve got quite a few Bernie supporters in town here, but at the same time most people seem NOT to support the likes of BLM, and are just anti-PC in general. I’m thinking I may not be the only person who, even though we still like Bernie as a person, are fully supporting Trump… and maybe if I openly display that, it’ll give others the courage to do the same. (And of course this has no chance of harming Donald, since there’s no way Bernie is gonna win the Dem nomination… it’ll be Hillary v. Trump)

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    • TheTorch says:

      Great post Bluto. You nailed it on the head with that and it is very revealing… 🙂

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    • Raffaella says:

      Bluto,

      Excellent. Please past this exact post on as many comment sections of as many political sites as possible. Would you like us to help you with that?

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    • H Hutto says:

      Well, said. Seems to be something wired into the DNA of Mr Trump that pushes him to excell. and that is exactely what the US of A need to get back to beeing great again.
      Again, well said.

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      • jello333 says:

        And even though before this campaign I never really took Trump seriously (other than as a businessman), the fact is he’s seemingly been this way from the very start… literally for decades. Even those who hate the guy can’t possibly deny how hard he works. Even if it’s only for “self-promotion” (which I used to believe), he still works harder than almost anyone I’ve ever seen.

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    • Truthfilter says:

      I’m copying and pasting your post on our “Louisiana for Trump” Facebook page. I’ve been posting links there to the CTH articles here and I get many “likes.” Great post, Bluto and thank you to Sundance and others who contribute to this site. We ARE going to turn our country around! GeauxTrump 2016!

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    • Bluto I have traded comments with you on several “conservative” websites joining you in support of Trump. You are exactly right. He is the right man at the right time.

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    • jello333 says:

      Yep. You know what the haters are gonna do next, don’t you? They’ll use his amazing energy, his working 24/7 as a NEGATIVE. Don’t know how many remember this, but after Albert Pujols’ first 7 or 8 years, his detractors were in absolute denial at what they were witnessing. This guy was so good (top 5 players ever) so consistently, month after month year after year, that rather than admitting he was just that good, they started saying “He must be cheating! He’s on something!” Yeah, THAT’s what we’ll be hearing next from the idiots who are in denial about Donald. Donald the Roid! 😉

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    • UpsideDownFlag says:

      Great comment, Bluto. Other than a couple of teeny Yeb snooze-a-ramas; you’re right crickets .

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  7. The Bernie results are fascinating. They show that there has been some serious gaslighting for Hillary, but that it’s failing in the same way that anti-Trump gaslighting has been failing. Good news for Trump.

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  8. Garrison Hall says:

    “Trump’s steady lead reflects his success in tapping into the broad anti-establishment, anti-immigration –and now anti-refugee– sentiment within the GOP.”

    It’s not just the GOP, although that’s what is getting measured in this poll. Trump’s fundamental strategy is to build on disaffected voters from both parties. Basically, he’s looking to make a broad enough appeal to entice people who’d never vote for a McCain, Romney, or Bush or who (if conservative) stayed home from the last election rather than vote for Romney, to back him. This is a direct counter to the GOPe consultant’s dogma of somehow winning the next election with Hispanic voters. To be sure Trump is also aiming at Hispanics and other minorities by focusing on how it’s their jobs that are being threatened by cheap illegal immigrant labor.

    When you think about it, Trump’s strategy of running what is essentially a pragmatic conservative/centrist campaign aimed at building a crossover constituency makes a hell of a lot more sense than than trying to make nice with La Raza in hopes that they might, maybe, pretty-please, vote for a GOPe candidate. Since I live out here in fly-over country country with all the other red-necks it never ceases to amaze me how insular the perspectives of the DC consultant class is. They really do not realize that they live in a bubble. La Raza absolutely hates them (but it also hates upwardly mobile, middle class Hispanics too). Oh well, some chorizo-con-huevos tacos with fresh, just-made flour tortillias beckon.

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    • Your statement about the GOP establishment kowtowing to La Raza is exactly why I’ve been warning that the GOPe consultant class is seriously undermined, infected, and subverted by the left. They could have seen the way things were going to break – and they did not.

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    • Doodahdaze says:

      The establishment is tiptoeing through the terrorists, Trump is mowing them down.

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    • jello333 says:

      But not just “conservative” Dems. Right now, those who are supporting Bernie are doing so largely because he’s seen as “anti-establishment”… which he is in some ways. But I’ve talked to many of them who, even if they don’t particularly like Trump as a person, admit that HE is just as, if not moreso, anti-establishment than Bernie. So once Sanders is out of the race, and especially considering Hillary’s people are probably gonna hit him in some not-so-nice ways, I can easily see most of his former supporters either staying home in the general, or actually getting out and voting AGAINST Hillary/the Dems.

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      • jello333 says:

        And by the way, I believe this will be the case EVEN IF Bernie winds up “endorsing” Hillary. His supporters will know he’s not sincere, and it won’t change their minds about her.

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  9. hocuspocus13 says:

    Trump’s Town Hall Meetings show people who Trump really is

    Smart
    Determined
    Successful

    …and on our side…

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    • Trump is way ahead of everybody. I would say that he’s “agile”, but that buzzword is already a bit stale in the IT world, as Trump is already onto the next big thing and nobody else gets whatever it is.

      I think the reason he’s lapping the other guys, is that they outsource their thinking to people whose brains have basically been hacked by the left. It’s like the Target hack or the Snowden hack – easiest to steal the jewels or swap them for TNT crystals when they’re out on the road (and always, sadly, to save pennies on the bottom line).

      Trump does his own thinking, thank you kindly, Hillary, Obama, Marx and Engels.

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      • rodney says:

        I agree, Trump is used to doing his own thinking whereas the others have their brains on autopilot while their handlers stuff things into their brains. So they can’t think, can’t talk extemporaneously like Trump and come off as a scripted and inauthentic hack.

        That’s why Trump could kick Jeb all over the place and all he could is babble in Spanish because Jeb probably never had a original thought in his life and when confronted by someone who openly mocked the simpleton he went to pieces.

        And yeah the guys who do their thinking are full of Leftist/.globalist ideology, so whatever they come up with for their candidates to say will be unappealing junk.

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        • Look how fast Trump turned Twitter into his personal artillery division against not only his opponents, but the media, too. This guy figures stuff out! Carson was absolutely right that we need more smart outsiders – like Trump! 😉

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      • I haven’t heard “agile,” but I do hear “resilient” a lot. But your point is well-taken.

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        • Interesting, because the combination of agile (fast and adaptive through rapid learning from failure) and resilient (a state of non-failure under load and shifting circumstance) is a bit of a holy grail. It’s a process that drops in, boots up, and fails quickly to an impervious configuration.

          Reminds me of the “mimics” in Edge of Tomorrow, but also some good things in history.

          Either way, it raises the question of its own limitations. One boundary is the Edisonian – basically evolution. The other is Tesla – accelerating the process by virtual experimentation, and higher order cheats on that. The Edison limit is stumbling to success – The Tesla limit is the inspired intellectual hole-in-one.

          Trump seems to do a lot of the latter. 😉

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  10. Notmeagain says:

    🙂 Well, Trump did decline 1% in a short interval so it was enough for the media to say “he was declining” and only get two or three pinocchios for overinterpretation.
    More interesting: Carson beats Trump under “lean Republicans” for honesty and personality. Jeb beats him for “experience to do the job,” whatever that means. These would be interesting to watch.

    Another thing caught my eye, the sampling error of 3.5%. This is at least as important as the MOE. As we have often mentioned here, these polls are bound to be individually full of errors for a lot of reasons, like respondents outright lying, so I think it is realistic to think that the MOE is going to be high,very possibly even higher than calculated. However before getting to that point there has to be a good sample. Sample error introduces bias itself. Who are these “leaners” for both parties? Independents? Are they independent because they don’t agree with all that party does, or are apathetic, or what?

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    • Could not help but LOL at your opener! OMG, still laughing. 1%! It’s true! I said TRUE!!!

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    • texasgypsy53 says:

      How can they rate him as dishonest? They are saying he’s radical,Marxist,goes against the Constitution, hates women,hispanics,immigrants, and every disgusting thing ya can think of. Sounds like a contradiction of terms. Wish they would make up their minds!!😨

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  11. Go Trump!

    CNN sets criteria for next debate Dec 15 using National AND Iowa & New Hampshire polls:

    While every previous debate has only used national polling, candidates who average at least 4 percent in either Iowa or New Hampshire polls will make the stage in Las Vegas, according to the standards CNN released Friday. Candidates who average at least 3.5 percent in national polls between Oct. 29 and Dec. 13 will also qualify.

    According to CNN, nine candidates would currently make the cut: Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, John Kasich, Rand Paul, Carly Fiorina and Chris Christie.

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    • Garrison Hall says:

      GO TRUMP!!!

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    • They’re keeping Christie to push the Uniparty security message. Interesting.

      I’ll throw a bone to Rand, here. The weakening of encryption is a hard Uniparty goal, not to save us from Islam, but to subvert both social media and the financial markets of the world fully. Don’t fall for it. Even the FBI is clueless on the intent, as they honestly shill for backdoors, not knowing that the gangsters are using them.

      There is no need to weaken encryption if you don’t import a bunch of rowdy Muslims into the West. Rand is going to have to watch for the gotcha on that – his open borders is killing him, even as he modifies his position to make it sane, but over-avoids the buzzwords that people need to hear.

      Rand needs to do some soul-searching in front of the mirror on the need for articulating a coherent border message that can’t be whacked down by Christie as Pete King’s debate puppet.

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      • sam says:

        No, Christie is good, at this point you want less oxygen for this other candidates. Christie doesn’t attack Trump, just let him burn time and we are off to January.

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        • I personally like Christie, and in a world where there was no Trump or Cruz, he’s be a contender for my vote. And while I’m not actually wanting Rand to make it to the end of this, he is basically serving the same purpose for the Vulgarians that the splitters are for the Uniparty. He is a splitter, and he’s coyly riding along for late assistance to Jeb.

          Christie may not be attacking Trump yet, but his turn will come. The only way that WON’T happen is if the Uniparty wants him inside the Trump administration, which would be smart, IMO. Christie would be an excellent head of DHS, and could actually clean it up and remove the O-bot infection, without alarming the Uniparty proper. But the fact is, the Uniparty Right needs to start learning to live with Trump, rather than fighting him so hard. He’s a gift horse they are fools to look in the mouth. He could actually save them from themselves, and the gazillion mistakes that are dragging them down. The Republicans are not competent to reboot their own party. Trump is.

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      • Bill says:

        I can’t look at Pete King without thinking of Liberace, and retching just a bit.

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      • John Galt says:

        “They’re keeping Christie to push the Uniparty security message.”

        The Uniparty security message is like little kids daring each other to do something dangerous and stupid. Just substitute importing terrorists for jumping off the barn roof.

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      • flawesttexas says:

        Letting Christie give the Security spin is like Rubio giving the Immigration spin

        Christie supported the 9/11 Victory Mosque that was to be built at the 9/11 site…to the dismay of many Americans…and New Yorkers especially. Christie attacked those who disagreed as bigots

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        • moogey says:

          One of the few exceptions to Republican unity regarding the Muslim center by a leading politician was the principled stand taken by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who okayed the project and declared: “We cannot paint all of Islam with that brush. We have to bring people together.” Dissidentvoice, August 28, 2010

          We must not forget that Christie was totally for amnesty for “unconvicted criminal foreigners” and the existence of sanctuary cities in New Jersey gives testament to his willingness to look away when laws and agencies are put on “stand down” orders by the President.

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    • texasgypsy53 says:

      With his numbers,he aught to get the center chair but on a higher platform.

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  12. agryphon says:

    Slightly OT but here it is.

    Watched Barbara Walters with the Trumps on 20-20 – twice. I was so impressed with the Trumps I have to say.

    I was eight or nine years old when my mom, dearly departed, brought home an LP album (remember the vinyl records in cardboard covers?) featuring Jackie Kennedy and the First Family giving a tour of the White House. I saw a grace and elegance for the first time in my life that left a big impression. Imparted to me was a picture of the White House presented in such a way as to make the inhabitants seem like royalty, though we all know they aren’t, really.

    Over the years, culminating in the stories of the Clinton’s removing things when they left, that image of the White House has faded and yellowed.

    The Trumps will restore to the White House and the office of the President of the United States the respect and glory that has been lost over the decades – I know it.

    It’s starting to feel like we have a chance, that our tried and true American Spirit is going to rise up again.

    Just remember – THE MEDIA IS LYING! ABOUT EVERYTHING! By omission in the case of the poll this thread was about in the first place. Back on thread..fixed that.

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    • The Boss says:

      Great point about elegance. Great post. Thanks.

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      • Totally. The Trumps are like a mix of Kennedy class and Reagan patriotism. With some uniquely American / New York attitude thrown in for good measure.

        Once people “get” Trump, it sticks. It’s an authentic link back to American greatness, with no apology to leftist/media-endorsed errors.

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    • lumoc1 says:

      What impressed me most was the way Trump’s adult children related to each other during the interview: they were not competing against each other, they were supporting each other. This made me realize that Trump’s claim during more than one interview that he will not be a divider but he will unite the country will turn out to be true and will result in a faster than expected healing of the nation.
      Trump 2016!!

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  13. John Galt says:

    Trump has taken positions on immigration, border security, amnesty, trade agreements, refugees and Islamic terrorists which corresponds with the positions of 75 to 80% of GOP voters. GOPe and the left wonder why he’s ahead. Meanwhile, the GOPe controlled Congress has an approval rating of 11%. It’s really quite absurd.

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  14. Rffaella says:

    TOTAL DOMINANCE

    ABC/Wash Post (Trump +10) Trump 32, Carson 22, Rubio 11, Cruz 8, Bush 6, Fiorina 4, Huckabee 3, Christie 2, Kasich 3, Paul 3, Graham 1, Pataki 0, Santorum 1, Jindal 0

    FOX News (Trump +10) Trump 28, Carson 18, Rubio 14, Cruz 14, Bush 5, Fiorina 3, Huckabee 3, Christie 3, Kasich 2, Paul 2, Graham 0, Pataki 1, Santorum 0, Jindal

    Iowa CBS/YouGov (Trump +9) Trump 30, Carson 19, Cruz 21, Rubio 11, Bush 5, Fiorina 4, Jindal 2, Huckabee 1, Christie 2, Paul 2, Kasich 1, Santorum 2, Graham 0, Pataki 0

    New Hampshire CBS/YouGov (Trump +19) Trump 32, Rubio 13, Cruz 10, Carson 10, Bush 6, Kasich 8, Christie 5, Paul 6, Fiorina 6, Huckabee 1, Graham 1, Santorum 1, Jindal 0, Pataki 0

    South Carlina CBS/YouGov (Trump +16) Trump 35, Carson 19, Rubio 16, Cruz 13, Bush 5, Fiorina 2, Graham 3, Kasich 2, Huckabee 2, Paul 1, Christie 1, Santorum 1, Jindal 0

    New Hampshire Boston Globe/Suffolk (Trump+11) Trump 22, Rubio 11, Cruz 9, Carson 10, Bush 8, Kasich 9, Christie 4, Paul 3, Fiorina 4, Huckabee 1, Graham 0, Santorum 0, Jindal, Pataki 0

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  15. Dora says:

    I’ve already posted this on the campaign thread, but I’ll post it here too. It fits in. I love looking at it. 🙂

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  16. R-C says:

    Despite his sometimes controversial statements –or perhaps because of them– he leads his competitors on key attributes and issues alike, and continues to be seen as most likely to win the party’s nomination.

    I look at it this way: Trump is extremely savvy. He runs his business very conservatively–else he’d be dead-broke and driving a cab in Manhattan, rather than living in Trump Tower in Manhattan. Trump is not an erratic man–to the contrary, he is amazingly consistent and steady. (Look to his 30 year old interviews for definitive proof of that.)

    But Trump knows how to keep his name in the headlines. That’s why he makes the ‘controversial’ statements. ‘Free advertising’.

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  17. ajbenius says:

    Right now there are 5 ISIS-sympathizers trolls posing as concerned Trump supporters on Breitbart.

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  18. Dora says:

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  19. Bruce says:

    What tickled me while watching Stephonopolis this a.m., George asked The Donald, would He consider running Independent since obviously the Gop-e was ganging up on Him. The Donald replied “it’s possible if I am not treated Fairly”. Donald J Trump will Win regardless of what party he runs under.

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    • truthandjustice says:

      “Well, I’m going to have to see what happens,” Trump said on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday. “I will see what happens. I have to be treated fairly.”
      Trump was asked about whether he would launch a third-party bid amid news that GOP operativesare planning to launch an anti-Trump “guerilla campaign.”
      “You know, when I did this, I said I have to be treated fairly,” Trump said. “If I’m treated fairly, I’m fine. All I want to do is a level playing field.”

      http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/261037-trump-refuses-to-rule-out-third-party-run

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    • phil fan says:

      I like your thinking = “Donald J Trump will Win regardless of what party he runs under”.

      Hearing about the big Cruz surge now in Iowa. MSM promoting this big time. But then where are the crowds?

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  20. NHVoter says:

    The GOPe has gone apoplectic over this. I’ve noticed an uptick of nasty comments on social media about Trump & his supporters the past 2 days. They are saying things like we eat paint chips, we’re white supremacists, we’re stupid, we’re not smart enough to vote, etc. It is absolutely disgusting. I was a Democrat until recently & I had no idea how dysfunctional this side of the aisle is. For all of their faults I never saw the Democrats act like this.

    I don’t think people like Mair, Jacobus, Wilson, etc have any idea who they’re dealing with. Trump’s legal team are pit vipers. In addition they are all New Yorkers (my husband and family are all natives). The GOPe is in for a rude awakening.

    I’m so glad I found all of you like minded warriors! It’s going to get really bad out there so be strong, be vigilant & do everything you can to help Mr. Trump on the ground.

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    • NHVoter says:

      It’s nice to see, however, that the masks have come off. The GOPe openly admits that it supports Hillary, it supports amnesty & other liberal causes.

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    • R-C says:

      Glad to have you with us! And yes, the GOP is ‘dysfunctional’–that’s putting it mildly.

      The GOPe did its level-best to marginalize conservatives. They’ve maligned, sneered at, insulted, marginalized, and outright lied to their base for years now–right up until we finally had had enough. We’ve divorced ourselves from that mob. Trump is our candidate, and he is also our bludgeon.

      Meanwhile, the democrat party marches in lock-step–they’re Totalitarians and they brook no discontent. (Remember when they banished Zell Miller and Joe Lieberman for having the temerity to love their country and place it over their party? ZAP. They were gone.)

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  21. Serpentor says:

    I’m posting this just because I feel like it.

    We’re less than 90 days away from the beginning of the actual primaries, and Donald J Trump is running away with it.

    I have to smile, because I remember about three days after DJT declared his candidacy, Ann Coulter (I’m not a big fan) was on Bill Maher (No where close to a fan) and in the first 20 seconds of the appearance, she says who would have the best chance to win the general election. Her candid response draws guffaws from the disbelieving audience. Well…. howya like us now?

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  22. clash108 says:

    A few interesting particulars in the is poll.

    Trump has a whopping 39% as most likely to get nominated. Carson is a distant 2nd at 19%. 38 for Trump to 22 in getting elected President.
    Trump is right in the mix of 2nd choice preference.
    Of the six choices, 52% believe “bring change” is the most important factor, which Trump holds a sizable lead of 47 to 22 over Carson.
    Also, 75% of respondents are closely following the race, the highest ever compared to prior election years at this time.

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  23. NHVoter says:

    Desperation is setting in…

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    • NHVoter says:

      Where is this person getting this? It’s patently false

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    • texasgypsy53 says:

      Someone is gonna get sued. Wrong thing to sayy about Trump’s family.

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    • TheTorch says:

      That is appalling from Andreessen. I am not on twitter, but I hope someone blasts him for this.

      and who did Jeb Bushes grandfather support and finance in World War II… and Jeb Bush is your anointed one.

      Just when you think they can’t stoop any lower…

      The GOPe even manages to make Al Capone look like a Saint.

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    • MsCynlynn says:

      I’m currently reading the book, “The Trumps: Three Generations of Builders and a Presidential Candidate” by Gwenda Blair. In this book she added a new forward to her book “The Trumps: Three Generations That Built an Empire.”

      Here’s my thoughts on what she wrote:
      Friedrich Trump, the grandfather, left Germany at 16 and after working as a barber in New York City headed out to Washington State and followed the gold rushers up to the Yukon. He didn’t search for gold, instead he owned restaurants and hotels. The previous owner of his first restaurant in Washington also advertised prostitutes. Mr. Trump never advertised this but the author states that since it was the business practice of the time and place that he probably did.

      Some of the other restaurants and hotels he built in the Yukon were also in areas known for prostitutes so the author once again states the he probably had them in his business too.

      In one of his first hotels he did advertise rooms for ladies. And once again the author claims the ladies are prostitutes. I thought it was a boarding for women who weren’t prostitutes, that’s how I took it.

      A few years ago a Politico article was written about the book and they stated that the Trump Empire was built on prostitution. The Wikipedia article about Friedrich Trump quotes the Politico article as the gospel truth about this.

      I changed the Wikipedia page but some liberal in California keeps changing it back! Too many people use Wikipedia as a source when it can be changed so easily and have false information.

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  24. NHVoter says:

    Hmmmmm…

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  25. stevendufresne says:

    The race heads into December with Trump surging and I actually believe his support can get stronger because of his strength in national security. He had been proven right about how to handle ISIS (bomb and keep the oil, provide arms to the Kurds, allow Russia to bomb ISIS, providing safe zone for Syrians in Syria etc.). He’s been proven right on refugee issue where Obama is unbelievably out of touch after the terrorist attacks in France. Today, he added bring back enhanced interrogation and surveillance of mosques. Trump is solidly in the position of protecting America at all costs!

    I hope Trump comes out with a national security paper or one specifically on defeating ISIS. I know he wants to be unpredictable, but a paper that captures the things he’s already talked about publicly would be timely.

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  26. NHVoter says:

    What?!

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    • TheTorch says:

      They are on an INSANITY drive.

      There is only one way this is going to end, and very very badly for them.

      I will call it right now – this is the most stupid, bunch of nitwits, in the history of politics anywhere in the world.

      At this rate Trump will be hitting 50%, without doing a single thing. 🙂

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    • bofh says:

      In case you wondered what FEAR smelled like…

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  27. milo minderbinder says:

    So what will we do when Hillary wins due to fraud?

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