Of likely Republican primary voters say that they are completely decided on their candidate choice just days before Tuesday’s election. Another 31% have a strong preference but are still open to considering other candidates. One-fifth either have only a slight preference (12%) or are really undecided (9%), according to the new Monmouth poll in New Hampshire.
Percentage Donald Trump is down since the last survey while Marco Rubio is up 8 points and Ted Cruz is up 3 points, according to a new Public Policy Polling national survey. Trump still leads the GOP presidential field with 25%, followed by Cruz and Rubio, both at 21% and Ben Carson at 11%.
Amount Hillary Clinton’s campaign has taken from donors at hedge funds, banks, insurance companies and other financial-services firms through the end of December — “a sign of her deep and lasting relationships with banking and investment titans.” That comes out to be more than one of every 10 dollars of the $157.8 million contributed to back her bid, the Washington Post reports.
Governors (past or present) sought a major party presidential nomination for the 2016 election, but eight of them have either dropped out or stopped trying to get on presidential primary ballots, according to Ballot Access News. In contrast, seven U.S. Senators (past or present) sought a major party presidential nomination, and only two have dropped out. Four Senators (past or present) are doing very well.
Amount Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign raised in the 24 hours following his narrow loss in the Iowa caucuses, the Washington Post reports. Most interesting: 40% of those donors had not given to Sanders previously.
Donald Trump’s lead in the GOP presidential race in New Hampshire, followed by Ted Cruz at 14%, Marco Rubio at 12%, Jeb Bush at 9% and John Kasich at 7%, according to a new University of Massachusetts-Lowell/7 News survey.
Margin by which Hillary Clinton won the Iowa Caucuses over Se. Bernie Sanders, CNN reports.
Of Chicagoans don’t believe Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) is telling them the truth about what he knew about the Laquan McDonald shooting, according to a new Chicago Tribune poll. In addition, 59% of city residents say Emanuel is not honest and trustworthy and a record 63% disapprove of the job he’s doing as mayor.
Amount Donald Trump spent last quarter on his iconic hats bearing the campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.” “That’s more money than the campaign paid its data vendor L2 (which received $235,000 for “research consulting”) or than it spent on strategy consulting ($281,000). It’s almost as much as the campaign spent on field consulting ($551,000) or payroll ($518,000). Trump’s campaign did spend $793,000 on expenses related to the mega-rallies that have become his campaign’s hallmarks, as well as $459,000 on expenses related to having his name appear on primary election ballots,” according to Ken Vogel in Politico.