September 28, 2016

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Conservative Icon Phyllis Schlafly Wins MRC Gala’s Buckley Award

Conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly on Thursday accepted the “William F. Buckley Jr. Award for Media Excellence” at the 2015 Media Research Center Gala and DisHonors Awards. MRC President Brent Bozell lauded the profound and ongoing role Schlafly has in the conservative movement. Bozell praised, “It’s no exaggeration to say that few people alive can claim a list of accomplishments such as hers. It’s a list of accomplishments as long as it’s varied.” He listed [...]

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Poll: Trump, Carson neck and neck atop GOP field

Poll: Trump, Carson neck and neck atop GOP field

Donald Trump and Ben Carson are running neck and neck atop the 2016 Republican presidential field, according to a new national poll. The NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Sunday morning found 21 percent support from Republican primary voters for Trump and 20 percent for Carson. Carson's support has doubled since July, when he attracted !0 percent in a similar poll. Carson said Sunday that the poll “reflects what we’ve been seeing out on [...]

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Trump stays on top in first post-debate Fox News poll

Trump stays on top in first post-debate Fox News poll

Businessman Donald Trump remains the front-runner for the GOP’s 2016 presidential nomination following his last debate performance, a new poll says. Trump remains eight points above his nearest competition following last week’s contest in Simi Valley, Calif., according to a Fox News survey. Trump led an August version of the poll with 25 percent, followed by Carson at 12 percent and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) at 10 percent. Fox News’ latest results follow Trump’s [...]

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Half in U.S. Continue to Say Gov't Is an Immediate Threat

Half in U.S. Continue to Say Gov’t Is an Immediate Threat

Politics September 21, 2015 Print Share 49% say government poses immediate threat to rights, freedoms Republicans much more likely to see government as threat Americans give very diverse explanations for these views PRINCETON, N.J. -- Almost half of Americans, 49%, say the federal government poses "an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens," similar to what was found in previous surveys conducted over the last five years. When this question was [...]

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The Return of Term Limits

The Return of Term Limits

A Gallup poll released last Friday found that a full 75 percent of Americans believe that corruption in government is widespread . That’s up by nine percentage points since 2009, when only 66 percent felt that way. So it’s no surprise that a populist revolt is in full swing. Bernie Sanders, a socialist who rails against government ties with Wall Street, is leading front-runner Hillary Clinton in Iowa and New Hampshire. Three Republicans who [...]

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Poll: Fiorina takes lead in New Hampshire post-debate

Poll: Fiorina takes lead in New Hampshire post-debate

Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina is leading the GOP field in New Hampshire, a new poll finds. A Voter Gravity poll released Friday shows Fiorina with 22 percent support among Granite State GOP primary voters. She has a 4-point edge over her nearest competitor, billionaire Donald Trump, who has 18 percent support. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson nets 10 percent support, with the poll finding no other Republican White House hopeful cracking double digits in the [...]

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Republican Candidates’ Spending Increases

Republican Candidates’ Spending Increases

The Republicans took the stage in their first presidential debate Thursday night. Of the 16 major candidates, eight have gubernatorial experience. I have written a number of times recently about the fiscal records of the candidates with gubernatorial experience. Their records are instructive. A governor who promises to cut federal spending is more believable if he held spending in check when he was governor. As my blog post earlier in the week detailed, there [...]

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CNN Poll: America Becoming More Pro-Life, 58% Oppose All or Almost All Abortions

CNN Poll: America Becoming More Pro-Life, 58% Oppose All or Almost All Abortions

Sometimes what appears to be almost a throwaway line in a news story is important, not because it tells us something new (although it might) but because it acknowledges a truth which rarely sees the light of day. First the backdrop for the results of a CNN poll released today. The hook for the story is that three issues–“Guns, immigration, abortion”–are “increasingly important to voters.” Our concern, obviously, is only the latter. What’s the [...]

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Justice Department on emails: No reason not to believe Hillary

Hillary Knew Emails Hacked, Yet Continued Using Unsecured Server

National Security: A new poll finds that despite her email breaches, voters still think Hillary Clinton is the best candidate to protect the country from cyberattacks. They clearly miss the gravity of the scandal. Of course, it's not their fault. The Washington media have reported the story in fits and starts, while failing to provide context and relevance. National security lies at the heart of the scandal. The FBI is investigating whether any of [...]

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Fiorina worker-protection immigration ratings are falling fast

Roy Beck's Picture The NumbersUSA Grade Committee met this week to consider all the immigration statements made by Presidential candidates since we last met. We changed lots of category ratings for most of the candidates (see below). But the ratings adjustments resulted in the three overall grades being changed for only three candidates. Downgraded Fiorina from C-minus to D. Downgraded Christie from C+ to C. Upgraded Paul from D+ to C-minus. HERE ARE THE [...]

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Trump beats Clinton in new poll, but that’s NOT the most shocking part…

Trump beats Clinton in new poll, but that’s NOT the most shocking part…

When President Obama was running for re-election, despite a sputtering economy that was impacting blacks the worst, Mitt Romney was able to muster only 6 percent of the black vote, according to the Roper Center at the University of Connecticut. At the time Obama was facing off against John McCain in 2008, the Republican received a measly 4 percent, according stats from to the Roper Center. When George W. Bush was running for re-election [...]

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Ouch! Polls have Sanders up 9 points over Hillary in New Hampshire; gaining in other states

Ouch! Polls have Sanders up 9 points over Hillary in New Hampshire; gaining in other states

Poor Hillary looks sad. Sunday was a depressing day for Hillary Clinton on Labor Day weekend, as NBC released its latest poll results which show Sen. Bernie Sanders crushing her in New Hampshire by 9 points. Clinton also lost ground in Iowa , suggesting that the two earliest voting states are quickly swinging away from the scandal-plagued former first lady, according to a pair of new NBC News/Marist Polls . In New Hampshire, the [...]

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Poll: Hillary losing support of white women

Poll: Hillary losing support of white women

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a campaign stop, Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole) In July, 34 percent of white women held a favorable view of Clinton, while 53 percent held an unfavorable view. Those numbers were down from June, when 44 percent of white women held a favorable view of Clinton and 43 percent an unfavorable view. Women are a crucial target demographic for Clinton, who [...]

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ANALYSIS: Donald Trump Will Beat Hillary Clinton

ANALYSIS: Donald Trump Will Beat Hillary Clinton

Donald Trump advised his Republican opponents to stop going negative because every time a candidate has attacked Trump, that candidate falls in the polls. As always, The Donald is right. Ask Jeb Bush , Rick Perry , Rand Paul , Lindsey Graham , and Scott Walker how attacking Donald Trump has worked out for them. The polls speak for themselves: Screen Shot 2015-09-03 at 4.25.54 PM The data having established that any candidate who [...]

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