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Could Hillary Clinton Blow a Lead This Big?

 The gap between HRC and her competition for a presidential nomination keeps growing. The anybody-but-Clinton crowd would need a champion with even better closing speed than President Barack Obama to deny Hillary Clinton the party’s presidential nomination again. A new ABC/Washington Post poll shows Clinton with a 51-point lead over Vice President Joe Biden, her nearest competitor for the 2016 […] Read More →

Hispanics Seem to Be Souring on Obama Democrats

Michael Barone,   It’s looking like a tough off year election for Democrats, with their Senate majority at serious risk and their chances of gaining House seats down toward zero. Every party has a bad offyear sometimes; Republicans did in 2006. Sooner or later they recover. But in the crosstabs of polls and in party strategists’ moves […] Read More →

Dem. approval rating lowest in 30 years

Trouble Looms for Obama, Democrats with Election Day 2014 Approaching  Barack Obama and his political party are heading into the midterm elections in trouble. The president’s 40 percent job approval rating in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll is the lowest of his career – and the Democratic Party’s popularity is its weakest in polling […] Read More →

Chris Christie and Jeb Bush Have Major Iowa Problems

 They may be popular with swing voters, but Republicans in this crucial caucus state are not sold: Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register Poll. Chris Christie and Jeb Bush are both among the Republican Party’s most popular governors to ever lead big states, New Jersey and Florida. It’s a little state, though, that could trip up their presidential ambitions. […] Read More →

Poll: Majority Want Ebola Travel Restrictions

 A big majority of Americans now say they’re in favor of restricting entry to the United States to people from countries hardest-hit by the Ebola virus, a new poll shows. The ABC News/Washington Post poll finds 67 percent of respondents support restricted entry; 29 percent opposed the travel curbs on those arriving from Liberia, Sierra […] Read More →

Election 2016: Clinton’s Wall Street Ties Worry Iowans

 Hillary Clinton’s Wall Street ties are a problem for Iowa Democratic caucusgoers; her willingness to use American military force is not. Those are among the findings of a Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register Iowa Poll that shows Clinton remains the prohibitive frontrunner to win the 2016 Iowa presidential caucuses. Clinton is the top candidate for 53 percent of […] Read More →

For Ben Affleck, It’s Ridicule Before Reason

 Ben Affleck’s recent turn on Real Time with Bill Maher – his ranting, nonsensical and history-altering tripe during a smart, reasoned and valuable conversation about Islam and the world – exposes a myriad of truths about the actor and director, and about Liberalism.  The conversation between Maher and author Sam Harris started off reasoned and […] Read More →

Republicans Are On The Verge Of 2 Major Defeats In One Of The Reddest Of Red States

 Republicans are trailing in two races with national implications in Kansas, according to a new USA Today/Suffolk University poll released Wednesday. Both US Sen. Pat Roberts, a Republican senator who has been in office since 1997, and Gov. Sam Brownback, a first-term governor running for re-election, are trailing their respective challengers in the poll. Roberts […] Read More →