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September 30, 2015

Ben Carson is a very popular man these days

Source: Washington Post

Dr. Ben Carson is better liked than fellow political outsiders Donald Trump or Carly Fiorina among both Republicans and political independents in a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, even as many have not heard of the famed pediatric neurosurgeon.

... Trump and Fiorina -- get more mixed reviews from the public at large.

Trump's ratings are upside-down at 35 percent favorable and 60 percent unfavorable, while Fiorina receives a 35-30 favorable-unfavorable split. More than one-third have no opinion of Fiorina (35 percent) at this point.

... Trump nearly matches Carson on positive ratings (62 percent), but his unfavorable ratings are about twice as high (34). Republicans give Fiorina a narrower positive split (47-27), though over one-quarter still have no opinion on the former Hewlett-Packard chief executive.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2015/09/30/ben-carson-is-a-very-popular-man-these-days/

Carson = "None of the Above"

The real headline is that neither Trump nor Fiorina are well liked.
September 29, 2015

Where Did Jeb Bush Lose Support? Everywhere – WSJ/NBC Poll

Source: Wall Street Journal

Mr. Bush lost support across the board: among men and women, voters under and over 50 years of age, talk-radio listeners, and values and tea-party voters alike. Though his support flagged among likely voters who identified as very conservative and total conservatives, Mr. Bush lost the most ground – a 15-point decline — among self-described moderate and liberals, earning 8% from those voters in September compared with 23% in July.

Voters also have less positive sentiment about the former Florida governor. The change was greatest among likely Republican primary voters, whose positive feelings decreased to 39% from 50%. Meanwhile, negative feelings toward Mr. Bush increased by four

Read more: http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2015/09/28/where-did-jeb-bush-lose-support-everywhere-wsjnbc-poll/

Similar report in the Washington Post:

By now, you surely know that Donald Trump is the least-liked Republican candidate for president. How could he not be, after months and months of coverage of how disliked he is? A new Fox News survey reveals that, thanks to opposition from Democrats, Trump is indeed viewed less favorably than any other candidate.

But if you look only at Republican respondents, that changes: Republicans view Jeb Bush even worse.

Among all voters, Trump is at negative-25 -- that is, he is viewed 25 points more unfavorably than favorably. Bush is at -21. Among Republicans? Bush gets lower marks than anyone, at plus-1. Even Chris Christie is at +4. The difference is inside the margin of error, but this is clearly not where Bush would like to be.

"No Republican 2016 candidate is less liked by his or her party than Jeb Bush"

September 23, 2015

Dem nomination a three-way contest: poll

Source: MSNBC

The latest Bloomberg Politics shows a tightening Top Talkers: Democratic race: Hillary Clinton is at 33 percent, while VP Joe Biden stands at 25 percent and Sen. Bernie Sanders is at 24 percent.

Read more: http://www.msnbc.com/morning-joe/watch/dem-nomination-a-three-way-contest--poll-530702915512

But one of those 3 is not running.
September 23, 2015

Carly Fiorina versus HP's other CEOs, in charts

Source: USA Today

SAN FRANCISCO — Presidential candidate and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina has been criticized for HP's performance during her tenure. This is how the company fared under the leadership of Fiorina and others:

Fiorina's claims that HP's stock (HPQ) under her tenure was a result of the post dot-com bust hold water — to a degree. But shares still did worse.

Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2015/09/22/carly-fiorina-vs-hewlett-packard-ceos/72609718/

September 23, 2015

Joe Biden: ‘Abortion Is Always Wrong’

Vice President Joe Biden believes that life begins at conception, according to a statement he made while inviting pro-lifers to join the Democratic party in conjunction with Pope Francis’s visit to the United States.

Biden maintained that the question of when life begins is a religious matter. “I’m prepared to accept that at the moment of conception there’s human life and being, but I’m not prepared to say that to other God­-fearing [and] non­-God­-fearing people that have a different view,” he said during an interview published by America, a Jesuit-run outlet, on Monday.

“Abortion is always wrong,” Biden continued. “All the principles of my faith, {which} I make no excuse for attempting to live up to — I don’t all the time. But I’m not prepared to impose doctrine that I’m prepared to accept on the rest of {the country}.”

I have never thought of myself as a "non-God-fearing" person, but I suppose I cannot deny that label.
September 22, 2015

Donald Trump leading Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina in Iowa: poll

Source: Washington Times

Businessman Donald Trump has retained his position at the top of the 2016 Republican field in the early state of Iowa, with ... the support of 24 percent of Hawkeye State Republicans in the survey released Tuesday by the Democratic-leaning firm Public Policy Polling, followed by Mr. Carson at 17 percent and Ms. Fiorina at 13 percent.

“For all the controversy over the last six weeks Donald Trump’s in a slightly stronger position now than he was after the first debate,” said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling.

In a survey taken right after the Aug. 6 GOP debate in Cleveland, Mr. Trump had been in first in the state at 19 percent, followed by Mr. Carson and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker at 12 percent each, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at 11 percent, and Ms. Fiorina at 10 percent.

In the survey released Tuesday, Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida were at 8 percent apiece, followed by Mr. Bush and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee at 6 percent each.

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/sep/22/donald-trump-leading-ben-carson-carly-fiorina-iowa/

Jeb! has fallen to 6th place and can't get up.
September 21, 2015

Carly Fiorina Lies to Fox, Has a Bri-Wi Problem

Source: Huffington Post

Carly Fiorina has a big problem with the truth. More specifically, she has a problem with embellishing the truth, in a manner very reminiscent of disgraced NBC anchor Brian Williams.

On Friday, conservative radio host Sean Hannity asked Fiorina to explain stories that Hewlett-Packard violated in the Iran embargo, by selling millions of dollars of computers, parts and equipment through a Dubai-based company, while she was CEO.

"The SEC did a thorough investigation and concluded that no one in management, myself included, knew anything about it," Fiorina told Hannity.


Yes, except the SEC investigation didn't. In fact, the SEC didn't perform an investigation at all, especially one that cleared her of any knowledge of the affair.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eric-schmeltzer/carly-fiorina-lies-to-fox_b_8163596.html

September 20, 2015

For those who don't remember the beta-version of the "Clinton is Inevitable" campaign, please recall

I like Clinton. I do not think she is "GOP lite," but I do think she's more centrist and less progressive than I prefer. If she wins the nomination, I will certainly support and vote for her.

But -- with that said -- we have road tested this "Clinton is Inevitable" campaign theme, and it is not a winner.
September 19, 2015

Watch the ad that tells Jeb Bush his brother didn't keep America safe

Source: Vox.com

Jeb Bush got thunderous applause from the Republican audience at last week's presidential primary debate when he said his brother, former President George W. Bush, "kept us safe."

But he's about to get something very different from a liberal outside group called Americans United for Change: An ad reminding him that his brother was president during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the US, the American invasion of Iraq, the failed federal response to Hurricane Katrina and the 2008 financial crisis.


"It’s as if Jeb Bush believes his brother’s presidency began on September 12th, 2001. But we’re not letting Jeb rewrite history," Brad Woodhouse, the president of AUC, said. "It’s convenient but not honest to ignore the facts that the worst attack on American soil since Pearl Harbor happened on George W. Bush’s watch after dismissing warnings from U.S. intelligence officials weeks before 9/11 that Osama bin Laden was ‘determined to strike in US’ and that his terrorist network might hijack American planes."


AUC says the ad will start running Monday on cable television across the nation.

Read more: http://www.vox.com/2015/9/19/9357333/ad-bush-kept-us-safe
September 19, 2015

Eagles troll Chris Christie with mocking Cowboys cartoon

Source: Philly Voice

Ever since Christie sat next to Jerry Jones at The Linc last December and celebrated as Dallas took control of the division lead for good, he became very unpopular with Eagles fans. The vitriol on Twitter that night was through the roof. Even if the North Jersey native were a Giants fan (which he logically should be), there wouldn’t have nearly been the same level of objection. When two NFC East teams divide your state, there is something fundamentally wrong with supporting both of their biggest rivals.

In a pretty harmless way, the Eagles called out Christie’s bandwagon tendencies. Nice attention to detail with the red sweater:

Read more: http://www.phillyvoice.com/eagles-post-funny-video

Note to Self: Do not piss off the Philadelphia Eagles

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