Tag Archives: Campaign 2016

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Most Think Russia Influenced Campaign

56%

A new ABC News-Washington Post poll finds that 56% of Americans think Russia tried to influence the 2016 presidential election, and 39% think the Trump campaign intentionally tried to assist such an effort. Just among Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents, suspicions soar: Sixty percent think Trump aides assisted Russian efforts.

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Poll: Majority Uncertain or Pessimistic about Donald’s Prospects

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NBC News:

A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds 54 percent of adults saying that they are either uncertain (25 percent) or pessimistic and worried (29 percent) about how Trump will perform during his presidency, compared with 45 percent with either an optimistic and confident view (22 percent) or a satisfied and hopeful view (23 percent).

That’s a significantly worse outlook than Americans expressed after the elections of both Barack Obama and George W. Bush. A combined 66 percent were either optimistic or hopeful about Obama in January 2009, according to the same poll, while 59 percent were optimistic or hopeful about George W. Bush in January 2001.

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Clinton Spent $1.2 Billion on Campaign

$1.2 billion

Amount Hillary Clinton and her supporters spent on her losing presidential campaign — twice as much as the winner, Donald Trump, the New York Post reports.

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Clinton’s Media Coverage Was More Negative

62% to 38%


Ratio of negative to positive media coverage of Hillary Clinton over the full course of the election versus 56% negative to 44% positive for Donald Trump, a new Harvard study finds. Negative coverage was the order of the day in the general election. Not a week passed where the nominees’ coverage reached into positive territory. It peaked at 81% negative in mid-October, but there was not a single week where it dropped below 64% negative.

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Why Is Donald Trying to Block the Recount in Pennsylvania?

Lawyers for The Donald have filed suit to stop the recount in Pennsylvania:

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GOP’s President-Elect Skipped All Veteran’s Day Events

Here’s how the Republican Party’s newly elected president described his plans for Veteran’s Day.

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Sullivan: Voters Have Repealed the Constitution and Replaced It with Fascism

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“When fascism comes to America,” the saying goes, “it will be wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross.”

Writing on November 3, 2016, five days before the presidential election, Andrew Sullivan made a convincing case that Donald Trump is the fascist who has come onto the scene wrapped in that flag and carrying that cross:

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Poetic Justice

High Election Anxiety

We have arrived at a critical junction,
So it’s no time for a democracy malfunction.
However, in all frankness,
This campaign has left us anxious,
And now we’re worried about electile dysfunction.

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What Does Surprise Winner in Bloomberg News Poll Portend for 2020?

The winner of the latest Bloomberg News poll
The winner of the latest Bloomberg News poll

The results of a new Bloomberg News poll in Florida show the winner is…Michelle Obama!

The First Lady’s net favorability score — 57 — was higher than the other ten people in the poll, all of whom are, were, or want to be, elected officials.

Here are the actual numbers, from lowest net favorables to highest:

Patrick Murphy, candidate for the Florida U.S. Senate seat currently held by Marco Rubio — 38
Tim Kaine, Democratic VP nomineeand Virginia senator — 39
Hillary Clinton — 44
Donald Trump — 46
Rick Scott, Florida governor — 47
Bill Clinton, former president — 47
Marco Rubio, Florida senator — 50
Mike Pence, Republican VP nominee and Indiana governor — 51
Barack Obama, president — 51
Joe Biden, vice president — 54

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Vox: Hillary Clinton’s Debate Strategy Left Trump Campaign in Ruins

Ezra Klein at Vox offers a brilliant analysis of Hillary Clinton’s unique and extremely effective strategy of using Donald Trump’s personal weaknesses to bait him during the presidential debates.

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