Of voters think it’s important for the President to have a degree, compared to only 31% who think it doesn’t matter, a new Public Policy Polling survey finds. Interesting: “There’s a large partisan divide on the issue: Democrats by an 81%-14% spread think it’s important while Republicans are evenly divided on the matter at 45%-45%.”
Of American voters think that Republican lawmakers should not have invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to a joint session of Congress without first notifying President Barack Obama, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey.
Of Republicans only trust Fox News as opposed to 25% who don’t, according to Public Policy Polling. “Fewer than 25% of Republicans trust ABC, CBS, Comedy Central, MSNBC, CNN and NBC. They’re closely divided on PBS with 37% trusting it and 39% distrusting it. … It’s almost the opposite story when it comes to Democrats. Majorities of them trust ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, NBC News and PBS. And more of them than not (44/30) trust Comedy Central as well. The only outlet they don’t trust is Fox News, although 33% who do trust it is still more than the share of Republicans who trust any of the major networks.”
Amount of a donation from the Algerian government that was “given to assist with earthquake relief in Haiti, the foundation said. At the time, Algeria, which has sought a closer relationship with Washington, was spending heavily to lobby the State Department on human rights issues,” the Washington Post reports. “The Clinton Foundation accepted millions of dollars from seven foreign governments during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state, including one donation that violated its ethics agreement with the Obama administration, foundation officials disclosed Wednesday.”
Of Republicans said that “Muslim” best described what President Obama “believes deep down,” according to Alex Theodoridis, writing in the Washington Post. Thirty percent of Republicans answered the way Gov. Scott Walker did, by selecting “I don’t know.” Only 9% selected “Christian” to describe what Obama likely believes. Interestingly, only 45% of Democrats chose “Christian,” while 17% said “spiritual,” 10% said “Muslim,” and 26% said they didn’t know.
Gov. Scott Walker’s lead in Iowa of the 2016 Republican presidential pack — twice as high as his nearest rival, according to a new Quinnipiac poll. There is a horse race for second place, with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) at 13%, Ben Carson at 11%, Mike Huckabee at 11% and Jeb Bush at 10%. No other candidate is above 5% and 9% are undecided. Key finding: “Tea Party supporters make up 32% of likely caucus-goers and Walker gets 33% of that Tea Party vote.”
Margin by which Scott Walker leads the Republican presidential field, followed by Ben Carson at 18%, Jeb Bush at 17% and Mike Huckabee at 10%, according to a new Public Policy Polling national survey. No other potential candidate gets more than 5% of the vote.
46% to 40%
Margin by which Hillary Clinton leads Jeb Bush in a possible presidential match up, according to a new Elon Poll in North Carolina.
Number of days Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R), “who is flirting with a presidential run, spent in places other than Louisiana in 2014. “In 2013, he was gone about 74 days,” the Baton Rouge Advocate reports. “Only one of those trips seems to have been for official state business — an economic development foray to Asia.”
Of New Hampshire Republicans and independents likely to vote in next year’s GOP presidential primary say it doesn’t matter that Gov. Scott Walker (R) didn’t graduate college, and that he’s qualified to be the next president, according to a new NH1 News Poll.