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Poll: No Consequences for Those Who Vote to Repeal Obamacare

The redistribution of wealth is the most stunning aspect of the Republican plan.

A new poll shows Americans oppose repealing Obamacare by only three to one. This should come as welcome news to Republicans poised to back the Trumpcare bill. The vote, at press time, was set for just before the north and south poles flip and our robot overlords take power, according to the official Congressional schedule.

Unfortunately, there actually is welcome news for Republicans in the survey, which was conducted by Quinnipiac University. About half of those responding essentially said a yes vote would have no political impact for elected officials, since it either makes those polled more likely to support that person for re-election (19 percent) or would have no effect on their vote (29 percent).

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Voters: Trump’s an Embarrassment

6 in 10

A majority of voters – nearly six in 10 – say Trump’s conduct as president makes them feel embarrassed, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll. More than half of voters believe President Trump has done something illegal or unethical as he faces potential conflicts of interest by continuing to own his businesses while serving as president.


Final Polls Show Clinton Has Lead

45% to 40%

Hillary Clinton’s lead over Donald Trump nationally, accoring to the final NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, with Johnson at 6% and Stein at 2%. The final Politico/Morning Consult poll shows Clinton leading Trump by three points nationally, 45% to 42%, with Johnson at 8% and Stein at 4%.

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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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Clinton Opens Up a Nine-Point National Lead

45% to 36%

Hillary Clinton’s lead over Donald Trump nationally, with Gary Johnson at 11%, according to a new Fairleigh Dickenson Public Mind poll finds. Said pollster Krista Jenkins: “The post-presidential debate landscape is clearly favoring Clinton. Trump’s continued weight shaming of a former Miss Universe and the weekend disclosure of his 1995 tax returns are but a sample of difficult news coverage for the Republican candidate.”


Clinton Has Five-Point National Lead


A new Fox News poll finds Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump nationally among likely voters by five points, 49% to 44%. A week ago, Trump led by one point.


If the Election Were Held Today …


If the presidential election were held today, Clinton would win the key swing states of Florida, Ohio and Virginia, according to the Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation project. It also says that Clinton has a 95 percent chance of beating Trump. That’s out in front of most probability indicators. (Predictwise: 79 percent. FiveThirtyEight: 84.4 percent.)


Trump Has Virtually Stopped Tweeting About Polls


Number of times Donald Trump has tweeted about poll results in the past 30 days, down from a high of more than 100 in October 2015, reports FiveThirtyEight.


Clinton Pulling Ahead in Key Battleground States

45% to 40%

Hillary Clinton’s lead over Donald Trump in a new Greenberg Quinlan Rosner poll. A new set of Wall Street Journal/NBC News polls shows Hillary Clinton leading in four key swing states: Colorado (43% to 35%), Florida (44% to 37%), North Carolina (44% to 38%) and Virginia (44% to 35%).

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13 Percent Choose “Giant Meteor” Over Trump or Clinton


A recent Public Policy Poll gave respondents a way around either of the major parties’ presumptive nominees for president.

The third option offered over Donald Trump (R-Egomaniacal Nutjob) or Hillary Clinton (D-…well, you know) was Giant Meteor Hitting the Earth.

And Giant Meteor Hitting the Earth took 13 percent.

Here was the exact question:

If the choices for President were Democrat Hillary Clinton, Republican Donald Trump, and a Giant Meteor hitting the earth which would you choose?

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