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Cowardice and Corruption by Politicians Define the ‘Swamp,’ According to New Public Affairs Poll

Image of the capitol illustrates story about Washington as a swamp
credit: Bloomberg

A new Public Affairs Council/Morning Consult poll examines what outrages people most about Washington politics, whether President Trump’s critical tweets change opinions, and how White House policies have affected American businesses.

Among the findings:

• Of the 10 factors rated for contributing to the Washington, D.C., “swamp,” the top four are specific to politicians: politicians too concerned about getting re-elected (72%), politicians using their influence to make money for themselves or their families (69%), intense partisanship (68%) and politicians spending too much time raising money for their campaigns (62%).

• Republicans and Democrats polled found common ground in their frustrations. Seventy-two percent of Republicans and 75% of Democrats blame politicians who put getting re-elected ahead of acting on their principles. Corruption concerns both groups as well, specifically when it comes to using power and influence to make money while in government. Seventy-three percent of Democrats and 67% of Republicans said this is a major problem.

• The two factors on the list considered least problematic were the use of PACs by companies, nonprofits and unions to support candidates (39% concerned); and the fact that not enough good people want to go into politics (48% concerned).

View the full survey results here: pac.org/pulse

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How Is Trump REALLY Doing?

The Republican National Committee is polling true believers to measure how the president is doing. Here’s the poll:


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Donald Sinks to 38% Approval in Gallup Daily Tracking Poll – 30 Days into His Presidency


Good news: People have caught on. Bad news: Donald will be even more determined to start a war in hope that, like Bush did in 2003, he’ll gain approval as a war-time president.


Clinton’s National Lead Shrinks

7 points

A new Monmouth poll finds Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump nationally by 46% to 39%, followed by Gary Johnson at 7% and Jill Stein at 2%. Last month’s poll showed Clinton ahead by 13 points.

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Poll: Voters Prefer Actual Head Lice to Human Louse Trump


Donald Trump’s campaign to crown himself the perennial Olbermann-esque “Worst Person in the World” is working. By campaigning as the prototypical louse — a misogynistic, racist, xenophobic serial philanderer and pathological liar — he’d already become the most disliked presidential candidate in the history of polling. Now a new poll from PPP finds that he is less popular even than actual head lice, traffic jams, used car salesmen, hipsters, the DMV, jury duty, root canals and even Nickelback.

Rachel Maddow broke the story last night.

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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).


Trump Builds ‘Yuge’ National Lead


Donald Trump’s huge national lead over his GOP rivals, followed by Ted Cruz at 17%, Ben Carson at 10%, Marco Rubio at 10%, Jeb Bush at 8% and John Kasich at 4%, according to a new Morning Consult poll. In the Democratic race, Hillary Clinton leads Bernie Sanders, 46% to 39%.


Trump Maintains Lead Over GOP Candidates


Donald Trump’s lead in the Republican presidential race nationally, followed by Scott Walker at 15%, Jeb Bush at 14%, Rand Paul at 8%, Marco Rubio at 7% and Ben Carson at 6%, according to a new Fox News poll. No one else gets more than 5% of the vote.


Trump Leads GOP Field in N.C.


Donald Trump’s lead in the GOP presidential race in North Carolina, followed by Jeb Bush at 12%, Scott Walker at 12%, Mike Huckabee at 11%, Ben Carson at 9%, Marco Rubio at 9%, Rand Paul at 7%, Ted Cruz at 6% and Chris Christie at 5%, according to a new Public Policy Polling survey.


Clinton, Bush Lead by Narrow Margins in N.H.

8 points

Hillary Clinton’s current lead in New Hampshire over Bernie Sanders in the Democratic race for president, 43% to 35%, according to a new WMUR/CNN Granite State Poll. On the Republican side, the poll finds Jeb Bush remains on top at 16%, followed by Donald Trump at 11%, Rand Paul at 9%, Scott Walker at 8%, Marco Rubio at 6%, Carly Fiorina at 6%, Ben Carson at 5% and Chris Christie at 5%.