Monmouth Poll: Trump’s national lead in GOP presidential race widens

Christie is tied for 7th place, will likely make the “Top Ten” debate

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Donald Trump has a 2-1 lead over his next closest competitor, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie seems assured of a spot in the “Top Ten” prime time debate sponsored by FoxNews and facebook on Thursday evening, according to a Monmouth University Poll released this morning.

Pollster Patrick Murray also found that 74% of Republican primary voters do not like the “Top Ten” debate format designed by FoxNews. 45% would prefer to see two back to back debates with the candidates selected randomly and 29% would prefer to see all candidates in one debate.  Only 23% approve of the FoxNews formula.

Trump leads the 17 candidate field with 26% of the voters surveyed favoring him to be the 2016 GOP nominee. Bush is at 12.2% followed by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker at 11.1%.  Christie is tied for seventh place with Kentucky Senator Rand Paul and Florida Senator Marco Rubio at 4.4.%  Ohio Governor John Kasich comfortably holds to 10th spot in the Monmouth Poll with 3.2%.

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Posted: August 3rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Monmouth University Poll, Patrick Murray | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Christie booed mercilessly — twice — at the Haskell

assetContent (49)OCEANPORT — It was one long happy celebration at Monmouth Park for the great American Pharoah’s latest victory. At least, that is, until Gov. Chris Christie stepped into the Winner’s Circle to present the trophy. And then, the record crowd of 60,983 booed. Long. Loud. Sustained. Maybe he should have hung around Bill Murray. The cheering… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 2nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Park | Tags: , , , , , , , | 5 Comments »

This week in 2016 Presidential Polls – July 31, 2015

Posted: July 31st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Monmouth University Poll, Patrick Murray | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Some Perspective On Trump’s Surge

Donald Trump is Howard Beale with groomed hair, clean clothes and his own Boeing 757.

By Art Gallagher

Donald Trump has the media and political elite on both sides of the aisle in a tissy because he is leading the GOP field for the 2016 presidential nomination after committing two “unforgivable” sins against the politically correct commandments—his disparaging remarks about Mexican illegal immigrants and about Senator John McCain’s heroism.

Trump has already made a contribution to our PC culture as it is now safe to say “illegal immigrant” instead of “undocumented worker,” at least for the time being.

Trump is succeeding in large measure because he has given voice to those who are fed up with the elite PC thought and speech police.  He is expressing the frustration of many who are fed up with mealy mouth “leaders” who use a lot of words not to say anything and put the American people to sleep while fleecing them.  Many who don’t agree with “The Donald” are enjoying the show and are particularly enjoying watching the elites squirm as they try to discredit him…and Republicans in general..in order to retain their cultural and economic power.

Trump’s popularity is surging because he is shouting that the emperors have no clothes and doing so in the manner of the fictional Howard Beale.

Donald Trump is Howard Beale with groomed hair, clean clothes and his own Boeing 757.

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Posted: July 28th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Donald Trump | Tags: , , , , | 4 Comments »

Gun debate lights Christie’s fuse in town hall: ‘Give me one fact’

It started with a man in the audience asking Gov. Chris Christie how he’ll prove to gun owners he isn’t “anti-gun.” Soon, Christie was angrily defending his record on guns Saturday morning during a town hall meeting in Iowa as part of his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. “If you want to debate me, come… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 27th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: , , , , | 3 Comments »

Bush Makes Bank In Middletown

State Senator Joe Kyrillos and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush at the Navesink County Club, July 23, 2015. photo via facebook

State Senator Joe Kyrillos and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush at the Navesink County Club, July 23, 2015. photo via facebook

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush held a fundraiser for his 2016 Presidential Campaign at the Navesink Country Club in Middletown yesterday evening.

The Middletown Police were not called upon to provide security at the tax payers expense.

Bush raised “a lot more” than the $500,000 his campaign told the media was raised in Middletown and at a private dinner in Short Hills following the event.  A source familiar with the candidate’s New Jersey operation told MMM that the take in Middletown was $600,000 in “hard money” donated directly to his campaign plus “big money” to the Bush SuperPAC.

In a show of support to State Senator Joe Kyrillos, the first prominent New Jersey Republican to publicly break from Governor Chris Christie’s presidential quest and a Co-Chair of the Bush fundraising effort, Monmouth County’s Republican leadership, which helped Governor Chris Christie get elected twice and some of whom have publicly endorsed Christie for president were well represented, if camera shy, at the Middletown event, according to PolitickerNJ.

 

Posted: July 24th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, Joe Kyrillos, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Bill to make Christie repay 2016 security costs advances

IMG_3433TRENTON — A bill to force Gov. Chris Christie and all governors who follow him to reimburse New Jersey taxpayers for travel and security expenses associated with their out-of-state political trips easily cleared the Senate’s State Government committee Thursday. “All we are asking for is fairness here,” said Sen. Loretta Weinberg (D-Bergen), the bill’s sponsor. “If… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 23rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget, NJ State Legislature | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Border Patrol union cancels meeting with Donald Trump

_donald_trump_2_jt_150718_16x9_992-340x191 (1)WASHINGTON — Donald Trump is heading to the border, but a patrol agents union won’t meet with him there. The executive board of the National Border Patrol Council Local 2455 was scheduled to meet with the 2016 presidential candidate Thursday afternoon in Laredo, Texas, but announced Thursday morning they would not participate in any events with… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 23rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Donald Trump | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Lindsey Graham Destroys His Flip Phone

Donald Trump responded to South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, a fellow candidate for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination,  calling him a jack ass by reading the Senator’s cell phone number on national TV.

Graham responded today by getting together with IJReview and recording a video of himself destroying his flip phone by lighting it on fire, putting it in a blender, hitting it with a golf driver, slicing it with a samurai sword and dropping it off a roof.

It was way past time for Graham to get rid of that flip phone anyway.  Now his challenge will be to learn how to use the email functions of his new smartphone better than Hillary Clinton uses hers.

Posted: July 22nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Donald Trump | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Chris Christie says he’s a bigger fan of Bon Jovi than Springsteen

Governor Chris Christie gets a hug from rock legend Jon Bon Jovi while First Lady Mary Pat Christie gets a hug from Mr. Bon Jovi's wife Dorothea before announcing a one million dollar donation to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund from Jon Bon Jovi at Borough Hall in Sayreville, N.J. on Monday, July 8, 2013. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)

Governor Chris Christie gets a hug from rock legend Jon Bon Jovi while First Lady Mary Pat Christie gets a hug from Mr. Bon Jovi’s wife Dorothea before announcing a one million dollar donation to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund from Jon Bon Jovi at Borough Hall in Sayreville, N.J. on Monday, July 8, 2013. (Governor’s Office/Tim Larsen)

TRENTON — In a new interview with Laura Ingraham’s new online media publishing website Lifezette, Gov. Chris Christie made a stunning reversal, saying he now prefers New Jersey rocker Jon Bon Jovi to his longtime idol, Bruce Springsteen. In an interview seated next to his wife, First Lady Mary Pat Christie, the two are asked which… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 21st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »