Category Archives: Enumerati

Obama Hits Highest Approval Rating of Second Term


“Of registered voters say they approve of the job Obama is doing as president, compared to 46 percent who disapprove. The last time more than half of the electorate gave Obama a thumbs up in the poll was in January 2013, when Obama took the oath of office after his successful re-election campaign against Republican Mitt Romney;” President Obama has hit his highest approval rating since his second inauguration, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows.

Clinton Leads Sanders in California

57% to 39%

Hillary Clinton’s lead on Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary, according to a new SurveyUSA poll in California. The results of the poll showed that Sanders continues to lead among the youngest voters, while Clinton leads by 12 points among voters age 35 to 49.

Voters Concerned by Trump’s Refusal to Release Tax Returns


Of all adults say Donald Trump should release his tax returns — 54% feel strongly about the issue — while just 31% are OK with Trump not releasing his returns, according to the latest Washington Post/ABC News poll. Among registered voters, the numbers change only slightly, with 60% saying he should release and 34% saying they are OK if he doesn’t.

Clinton Edging Trump

46% to 43%

Amount by which a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds Clinton leading Trump. Also interesting: “Asked if they would consider a third-party candidate if Clinton and Trump were the major party nominees, 47 percent of registered voters say yes — a higher percentage than those who said yes on a similar question in 2008 and 2012.”

Trump Edging Clinton

46% to 44%

Spread by which a new Washington Post/ABC News poll shows Donald Trump just ahead of Hillary Clinton in the presidential race. Key findings: “Never in the history of the Post-ABC poll have the two major party nominees been viewed as harshly as Clinton and Trump. Nearly 6 in 10 registered voters say they have negative impressions of both major candidates. Overall, Clinton’s net negative rating among registered voters is minus-16, while Trump’s is minus-17, though Trump’s numbers have improved since March.”

Trump has a History of Not Paying Federal Income Tax


Amount Donald Trump had paid the federal government in taxes the last time information from his income-tax returns was made public, the Washington Post reports. “The disclosure, in a 1981 report by New Jersey gambling regulators, revealed that the wealthy Manhattan investor had for at least two years in the late 1970s taken advantage of a tax-code provision popular with developers that allowed him to report negative income.”

Dem PAC Set to Flood TV with Anti-Trump Messages

$91 million

Amount that Priorities USA, “the lead super PAC backing Hillary Clinton, has already reserved in television advertising that will start next month and continue through Election Day. In addition, Clinton’s campaign and Priorities USA have both debuted online videos that cast Trump in a negative light — a preview of what voters will see on TV over the next six months,” reports the Associated Press.

Trump Toxic in Florida


Donald Trump’s unfavorable rating (33% favorable/62% unfavorable) among Florida voters, according to a poll from Republican-leaning Associated Industries of Florida. The poll also found that Trump is underwater with Hispanics in general -77 (10/87) and Cubans specifically by 60 percentage points (17/77).

Ohioans Want Kasich to Drop Prez Bid


Of Gov. John Kasich’s constituents think he should quit the presidential race, compared to 38% who think it’s time for him to drop out, according to a new Public Policy Polling survey in Ohio.

Sanders’ Fundraising in Decline

$25.8 million

Amount Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign raised in April, “a notable decline from a month earlier, when he raised $44 million,” Politico reports. “The Sanders campaign reported the latest fundraising haul on Sunday, noting that it surpassed ‘the campaign’s average monthly total of $17 million.’”