Angry America: Why media’s failure goes beyond Trump and Sanders

 America is pretty angry these days, and the media are just waking up to the depth of that emotion. For many weeks now, political prognosticators have struggled to understand the appeal of Donald Trump on the right and Bernie Sanders on the left. They have tied it to certain micro-factors—Trump’s bombast, Hillary’s weakness—that only scratch… [Read More]

Is this the end of the gun control debate? Americans See More Guns As The Solution.

Matt Vespa,  The Washington Post’s reported–probably to Everytown’s dismay–that more Americans see gun ownership as the solution in fighting crime, and not the problem. It’s an echo of a familiar theme from NRA head Wayne LaPierre. “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” LaPierre said… [Read More]

Trump tops CNN poll of 2016 Republicans, says he leads ‘movement’

Real estate magnate Donald Trump moved to the top of the 2016 Republican presidential field in a CNN poll released on Sunday, edging out rival Jeb Bush and gaining support from Republicans in the last month despite a series of controversial statements. Trump was backed by 18 percent of Republicans in the CNN poll, which… [Read More]

Donald Trump Turns His Gaze to Scott Walker in Iowa

The real estate mogul and Republican presidential candidate, who polls second in the Hawkeye State, turned his fire on the front-runner. During an appearance in Iowa Saturday, real estate mogul Donald Trump turned his attention to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, a chief rival for the Republican presidential nomination and the current front-runner in the state that… [Read More]

Poll: What do Americans feel about race relations?

 Americans’ negative views on the state of race relations in the U.S. persist, with nearly 6 in 10 Americans saying they’re bad, according to a new CBS News/New York Times poll released Thursday. Among those polled, blacks are more likely than whites to hold this view. While most think there has been progress in getting… [Read More]

Poll shows Clinton trailing Republicans in every swing state tested

A stunning new poll shows trouble brewing for Hillary Clinton in key swing states, with the Democratic presidential front-runner trailing potential Republican rivals in every match-up tested.  The Quinnipiac University poll put Clinton head-to-head against Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in three states: Colorado, Iowa and… [Read More]

Underwater: Americans oppose Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, 38/48

Allahpundit,  New from Pew. And before anyone starts claiming that this means there’s a shot at blocking the deal in Congress, let me gently remind you that the support of just 38 percent of the Senate would be more than enough to ensure that the nuke agreement takes effect. You can thank Bob Corker and… [Read More]

What the latest presidential polls tell us – hint, it’s not who’s going to win

“Ignore the presidential polls,” experts tell us. “Presidential polls are meaningless” this early in the game. OK, so why is everyone paying so much attention to them? Should anyone really care that Donald Trump has “surged” to the top of the crowded Republican field?  Or that Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is gaining ground on former… [Read More]

Election 2016 Walker Leads: However Trump is Second in Iowa in Latest Poll

 Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is leading businessman Donald Trump among likely Iowa Republican voters in the latest poll released by Monmouth University on Monday. Walker, who officially entered the race for the White House a week ago, is leading Trump by 9 percentage points in the home of the first presidential caucus, in the Monmouth… [Read More]

Americans favor Supreme Court term limits

Most Americans would support imposing a term limit on the nine U.S. Supreme Court justices, who now serve for life, a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll has found in the aftermath of major rulings by the court on Obamacare and gay marriage. Limiting terms would be difficult, requiring an amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Congress shows no… [Read More]

New Poll: Hillary favorables tumble

Ed Morrissey, The polling keeps getting worse and worse for the Democratic presidential frontrunner, no matter how many “relaunches” her campaign keeps staging. Hillary Clinton’s favorables have sunk again in another polling series, this one from AP-GfK. In fact, she’s ten points underwater overall, far below Barack Obama’s current -1 favorability, and it gets worse… [Read More]

News Poll: Most voters don’t trust Iran, but more Dems and independents ease suspicion

Most American voters don’t trust Iran — and worry the Obama administration was willing to give too much to get a deal on Iran’s nuclear program. That’s according to a new Fox News poll, conducted Monday through Wednesday evenings. President Obama announced early Tuesday that an agreement had been reached on Iran’s nuclear program, and… [Read More]