WASHINGTON — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Monday ended his presidential campaign, which means one less rival for Gov. Chris Christie. Like Christie, Walker is a sitting governor and had support in the party’s establishment wing. As chairman of the Republican Governors Association, Christie helped Walker win re-election last fall and could be in a position… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: September 21st, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics | Tags: 2016 Presidential politics, Chris Christie, Scott Walker | 5 Comments »
WASHINGTON — Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leads businessman Donald Trump for president by just 3 points among registered voters in a poll released Sunday. The ABC News/Washington Post survey gave Clinton, who leads in polls for the Democratic presidential nomination, 46 percent to 43 percent for Republican front-runner Trump, who owns three New… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: September 13th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton | Tags: 2016 Presidential politics, ABC/Washington Post Poll, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton | Comments Off on Polling gap between Clinton and Trump down to 3 points
TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie cleared another hurdle in his presidential campaign by making the cut for the main stage at the second Republican debate of the 2016 presidential race, CNN announced Thursday night. The governor, who continues to struggle to gain traction in the Republican race for the White House, will join 10 other GOP… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: September 11th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics | Tags: 2016 Presidential politics, CNN Debate | 1 Comment »
WASHINGTON — Businessman Donald Trump widened his lead over his competitors as almost one-third of Republican voters said they wanted him as their 2016 presidential nominee, according to a poll released Thursday. Trump received 32 percent in the CNN/ORC International survey, with retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson in second with 19 percent. The poll, covering the period… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: September 10th, 2015 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics | Tags: 2016 Presidential politics, Ben Carson, CNN, CNN Debate, CNN/ORC International Poll, Donald Trump, Polls | 2 Comments »
TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie is one of only three 2016 Republican presidential contenders who doesn’t own a firearm, according to a survey conducted by the Telegraph. Christie joins former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and businesswoman Carly Fiorina as the only three GOP White House hopefuls who aren’t gun owners. However, the Telegraph notes, Fiorina’s husband… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: September 9th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Gun Rights, Guns | Tags: 2016 Presidential politics, Chris Christie, Guns, NRA | 1 Comment »
Non-candidate Biden makes gains
West Long Branch, NJ – Hillary Clinton’s lead in the Democratic field has shrunk over the past month, mainly due to increased support for a candidate who isn’t even in the race. The latest national Monmouth University Poll of Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters shows Joe Biden’s support rising as speculation swirls around his potential entry into the race. The poll also found that the prospect of a Biden-Elizabeth Warren ticket appeals to many Bernie Sanders voters.
Hillary Clinton currently has the support of 42% of Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters nationwide, which is down from 52% just one month ago. Joe Biden (22%) and Bernie Sanders (20%) are practically tied for second. This represents an increase of 10 points in Biden’s support since August and a 4 point rise for Sanders over the same span.
In addition to the 22% who currently back Biden for the nomination, another 7% of Democrats say they would be very likely to consider voting for him if he does get into the race and a further 34% would be somewhat likely. The total of 63% who either back Biden now or would support him if he ran is up from 56% who said the same in July. Majorities of current Clinton (56%) and Sanders (56%) voters say they would be at least somewhat likely to consider switching their support to Biden if he jumps into the race.admin | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Monmouth University Poll | Tags: 2016 Presidential politics, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Monmouth University Poll, Monmouth University Polling Institute, Patrick Murray, Press Release | Comments Off on Monmouth Poll: Clinton’s National Lead Shrinks
Trump tops all but Carson head-to-head
West Long Branch, NJ – Donald Trump has increased his GOP vote share since last month’s debate. The latest Monmouth University Poll of Republican voters nationwide also finds Ben Carson moving into second place, Jeb Bush slipping to third, and Scott Walker fading into the background. The poll also tested Trump directly against nine opponents in head-to-head match-ups and found that only Carson is able to get the better of him.
When Republicans and Republican-leaning voters are asked who they would support for the GOP nomination for president, Donald Trump leads the pack at 30%, which is up 4 points from early August before the first debate. Ben Carson (18%) has increased his vote share by 13 points and now holds second place. Jeb Bush (8%) has dropped by 4 points and now stands in a tie for third with Ted Cruz (8%). Following behind are Marco Rubio (5%), Carly Fiorina (4%), and Mike Huckabee (4%).
Scott Walker (3%), who held third place in Monmouth’s August poll, has dropped 8 points since then. Chris Christie, John Kasich, and Rand Paul each get 2%. The remaining six candidates included in the poll score no higher than 1% each.
“None of the establishment candidates is having any success in getting an anti-Trump vote to coalesce around them. In fact, any attempt to take on Trump directly only seems to make him stronger,” said Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute in West Long Branch, NJ.admin | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Monmouth University Poll, Press Release | Tags: 2016 Presidential politics, Ben Carson, Donald Trump, Monmouth University Poll, Patrick Murray, Press Release | 1 Comment »
TRENTON — A new Monmouth University Poll carries bad news for incumbents like Gov. Chris Christie, John Kasich and Scott Walker, and great news for outsiders like Donald Trump, Ben Carson, and Carly Fiorina. Carson and Trump are now tied for the top spot among likely Iowa Republican caucus-goers with 23 percent of the vote, with… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: August 31st, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics | Tags: 2016 Presidential politics, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Donald Trump, Monmouth University Poll, Patrick Murray | 1 Comment »
MINNEAPOLIS — The Republican that Democrats fear most isn’t Donald Trump. It’s Jeb Bush, with John Kasich coming on fast. Ask members of the Democratic National Committee whom they least want to face in the 2016 presidential election, and they often joke how they hope Trump stays hot. “We are all Trump supporters,” Glen Maxey, a… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: August 29th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics | Tags: 2016 Presidential politics, Donald Trumo, Jeb Bush, John Kasich | 2 Comments »