Tag Archives: Polls


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%).

News & Comment

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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Sanders Catches Clinton Nationally

50% to 48%

Hillary Clinton’s lead over Bernie Sanders nationally in the Democratic presidential race, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. That’s down from Clinton’s nine-point advantage a month ago, 53% to 44%. The RealClearPolitics polling average shows Clinton’s lead at just 1.4%.


Majority of Voters Say America has ‘Lost Its Identity’


Of all voters strongly agree or somewhat agree with the statement, “America has lost its identity,” according to a new Quinnipiac poll. Among all Republicans, 79% agree, while only 36% of Democrats agree. The highest level of agreement is expressed by GOP supporters of Donald Trump, as 85% agree. Also interesting: There is a wide partisan division among American voters on the statement, “The government has gone too far in assisting minority groups.” Agreement is 45% among all voters, 72% among all Republicans and 18% among Democrats. Agreement is highest among Trump backers — 80%.


GOP Prez Race Tightens Nationally


Donald Trump’s lead over the GOP presidential field nationally, followed closely by Ted Cruz at 27%, John Kasich at 22% and Marco Rubio at 20%, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Also interesting is that Trump trails his rivals in hypothetical one-on-one match-ups: Cruz and Kasich best Trump by an identical 17 points, 57% to 40%, while Rubio beats Trump by 13 points, 56% to 43%.


Trump Falls Behind Cruz Nationally


Ted Cruz’ lead in the national GOP horserace, followed by Trump at 26%, Marco Rubio at 17%, John Kasich at 11%, Ben Carson at 10% and Jeb Bush at 4%, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Said pollster Bill McInturff: “When you see a number this different, it means you might be right on top of a shift in the campaign. What you don’t know yet is if the change is going to take place or if it is a momentary ‘pause’ before the numbers snap back into place. So, one poll post-Saturday debate can only reflect there may have been a ‘pause’ as Republican voters take another look at Trump. This happened earlier this summer and he bounced back stronger.”