National Politics - 2016

Three New "First In The South" Polls Show Donald Trump Up Big

GOP FRONTRUNNER MAINTAINS “YUGE” LEAD IN EARLY-VOTING SOUTH CAROLINA A rocky debate performance and a steady onslaught of negative attacks coming from his rivals – most notably former Florida governor Jeb Bush – have made nary a dent in Donald Trump‘s dominance in early-voting South Carolina. Three new polls released this…

GOP FRONTRUNNER MAINTAINS “YUGE” LEAD IN EARLY-VOTING SOUTH CAROLINA

A rocky debate performance and a steady onslaught of negative attacks coming from his rivals – most notably former Florida governor Jeb Bush – have made nary a dent in Donald Trump‘s dominance in early-voting South Carolina.

Three new polls released this week show Trump with a huge (yuge?) advantage over the rest of the “Republican” field.

They also show a rapidly evolving battle for second place among Trump’s top rivals – U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, Ohio governor John Kasich and former Florida governor Jeb Bush.

The first poll – by North Carolina-based Public Policy Polling (PPP) – has Trump at 35 percent, with Cruz and Rubio tied for second place at 18 percent support.  Kasich is in fourth place in that survey with 10 percent, ahead of Bush and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson – who are tied at seven percent apiece.

PPP surveyed 897 likely GOP primary voters on Sunday and Monday, and its results have a margin of error of plus or minus 3.3 percent.  Not surprisingly, this Democratic-leaning firm leaked its results to The (Columbia, S.C.) State newspaper.

The second poll was published by the S.C. House “Republican” Caucus.  Its survey of 1,200 likely primary voters – conducted on Sunday – found Trump at 32.6 percent, Rubio at 14 percent, Cruz at 13.9 percent, Bush at 13.3 percent, Kasich at 9.9 percent and Carson at 5.8 percent.

This poll’s margin of error is plus or minus 2.8 percent.

The third poll – an automated survey of 416 likely voters conducted by Crantford Research for The (Columbia, S.C.) Free Times – found Trump at 32 percent, Cruz at 16 percent, Rubio at 13 percent, Bush at 12 percent, Kasich at 9 percent and Carson at four percent.

This survey was also conducted on Sunday and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.8 percentage points.

All three of these surveys reaffirm prior polling showing Trump rolling in South Carolina.

Well, with one exception … the poll released earlier this week by Right to Rise, the SuperPAC that’s pumped tens of millions of dollars into Bush’s bid.

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70 comments

tic toc February 16, 2016 at 8:56 am

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MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

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Flip February 16, 2016 at 9:15 am

Build a wall around pogo’s trailer to save us from seeing that eyesore!

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mamatiger92 February 16, 2016 at 8:57 am

Awesome. Keep this trainwreck rolling as long as possible.

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too late baby!!! February 16, 2016 at 9:00 am

Which one?Hillary’s pending indictment or the Sanders Communist Express aka Stalin,Castro,Chavez,Noreiga and Obama?

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mamatiger92 February 16, 2016 at 9:17 am

A Democrat winning the Republican nomination will be priceless.

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say what? February 16, 2016 at 9:20 am

Better than a communist winning the Democrat nomination?

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mamatiger92 February 16, 2016 at 9:21 am

Absolutely.

wow! February 16, 2016 at 9:22 am

There we have it.mamatiger for Stalin,Mao and Hitler.

Flip February 16, 2016 at 9:23 am

Wasn’t this site so pleasant while pogo was gone? Comes back shortly after this site gets attacked too…

Nan Doright February 16, 2016 at 9:25 am

It got attacked election night as well-2014.What a shame. :)Guess this site pisses a lot of people off-aren’t they being sued?

mamatiger92 February 16, 2016 at 9:25 am

Give it a couple of hours. He will threaten a few posters with lawsuits, call everyone who disagrees with him a Communist, make yet another farewell speech & flounce off.

Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

10-4 February 16, 2016 at 9:26 am

Couple more fundraisers in Florida today.Will check back in.

Flip February 16, 2016 at 9:27 am

Hopefully Will investigates pogo, wonder if the attack actually originated in Ohio……

mamatiger92 February 16, 2016 at 9:28 am

Do you really think flip is bright enough to manage something like that, though? You are giving him way too much credit.

Flip February 16, 2016 at 9:32 am

He could be a script kiddy or know one…

TontoBubbaGoldstein February 16, 2016 at 12:43 pm

A Democrat winning the Republican nomination will be priceless.

1980 clears it’s throat.

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Flip February 16, 2016 at 9:06 am

Yes you have the right of it. LMAO!!!

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Bible Thumper February 16, 2016 at 8:59 am

Whatever Trump puts in his hair, it sure is eating into his headrest.

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rhinOstone cowboy February 16, 2016 at 9:01 am

Hey comrade.You campaigning for Hillary or Sanders? Jeb?

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Bible Thumper February 16, 2016 at 9:04 am

I don’t believe Hillary or Bernie would pick Nikki as a running mate.

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ppp February 16, 2016 at 9:05 am

My source tell me Trump will.

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Bible Thumper February 16, 2016 at 9:06 am

Well, we know she would accept.

Flip February 16, 2016 at 9:08 am

Hopefully he treats Nikki better than his ex wives…….

Bible Thumper February 16, 2016 at 9:10 am

There was some unpleasantness, but I think they’re doing OK.

pot meet kettle February 16, 2016 at 9:15 am

Like Bill treated Hillary?Or the way Bernie treated his ex-beating her and being a bum-never earning a check before 40 while writing articles on masterbation and pedophilia?

Flip February 16, 2016 at 9:16 am

Sounds like your history not Bernie’s…

all in the family! February 16, 2016 at 9:19 am

Morning FitsNews! Oh my!!! Rocky get the coffee!!! :)

Flip February 16, 2016 at 9:22 am

Don’t do coffee sorry. More of a tea person.

Sipping on tea while you suck the D… LMAO!!!

Who Cares? February 16, 2016 at 1:51 pm

You should LOVE Cruz!

JB February 16, 2016 at 9:50 am

In his rant yesterday, he bashed her performance as a governor again. But he is going to ask her to be his VP?

Who Cares? February 16, 2016 at 1:49 pm

Bull !

Who Cares? February 16, 2016 at 1:48 pm

Maybe you need some?

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Greentruck February 16, 2016 at 9:03 am

Americans want and need a President who cares about American citizens and not Wallstreet or the global elite or the corrupt Republican establishment!

Donald Trump for President – 2016!

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Bible Thumper February 16, 2016 at 9:18 am

I look arround at my possessions, my car, my job, my home, I give more credit to Wallstreet and the global elites than to the government. How many cars, flat screen TVs and smart phones did the government make? How many jobs did the government create?

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Flip February 16, 2016 at 9:24 am

Government made the internet, smart phones would suck without it. Government is not a job creator but it should protect the people from Wall Street and the elites, rather than doing their dirty work…

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Bible Thumper February 16, 2016 at 9:39 am

65% of value added to an iPhone is American. China 20%..
We’ll buy their underwear and non durable goods, if they keep buying our SC made BMW’s, Boeing planes, power plant generators.

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Flip February 16, 2016 at 9:58 am

Labor is more important to human development than value created by marketing and brand recognition. You are celebrating what is wrong with society.

Bible Thumper February 16, 2016 at 8:28 pm

I celebrate human ingenuity and creativity.

You are totally wrong. We invent things not to create work, but to reduce or eliminate it. If not for the products and services produced, there would be no reason for work.

But your also wrong about the IPhone. Most of the parts, the software, chips, and memory are made in the US. The touchscreen is made in Taiwan. There are other parts made in various places. All the mainland Chinese do is assemble it. The iPhone’s design, and manufacturing provides for more American wages than Chinese.

Trump’s talk about writing our trade laws would ruin the American worker, company and consumer.

Besides, the Chinese need human development too.

Greentruck February 16, 2016 at 9:26 am

Wall street didn’t make any of those things either. Wall street and their global elite friends are just a bunch of bankers working full time to figure out to sponge all they can from the hardworking AMERICAN CITIZENS.

Give the American citizens their jobs back and they will make you all those products you love so much, and probably think up some new ones you will love even more!

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Flip February 16, 2016 at 9:29 am

Will probably work better if they are made here rather than China too!

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Give him 4, maybe more February 16, 2016 at 1:37 pm

Jobs are not going to be reconstituted back in the same mold as they left. The globalists, like a ego-maniacal Soros and his money, won’t let them. It’s the whole Fabian socialistic thinking of remaking the world while it is on fire to protect the oligarchy while soothing the serfs. Forget about self-determination.
You elect a Clinton, Rubio, Cruz, Sanders… we remain on the same track. Trump is bound to be a disappointment too. But, Trump has the interests of our country and and its’ success above those of globalism. You need someone who can partake of globalism’s attributes when it suits, without subsuming and sabotaging your sovereignty.

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plukasiak February 16, 2016 at 10:30 am

you should be giving credit to entreprenuers in China, Japan, South Korea, etc….because they are the people building you cars, tvs, and phones — not Wall street

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stumpknocker February 16, 2016 at 9:48 am

i thought trump was running as a global elite, or are all the candidates flying around in their 100 million dollar private jets?

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Greentruck February 16, 2016 at 10:07 am

No, your obviously not paying attention.

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Writenow February 17, 2016 at 3:03 am

You are hilarious. I hope Trump wins the nomination.

Cuz he’s really a Democrat. : )

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Roger February 16, 2016 at 9:20 am

Trump all the way!

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mamatiger92 February 16, 2016 at 9:22 am Reply
Flip February 16, 2016 at 9:26 am

Trumpcare! Pro choice! How could he not be?

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Nölff February 16, 2016 at 9:29 am

For all you guys who really hate Democrats, keep it up. If this guy gets the nomination, you’ll definitely have a Democrat in office again.

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Flip February 16, 2016 at 9:31 am

And it will probably be Hillary, and she will get to make the nomination for a justice instead of Obama. Republicans will deserve it even if we don’t.

Still hoping for Bernie though!!!

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stumpknocker February 16, 2016 at 9:39 am

i hope Obama nominates a latino like from texas for the bench, then we can watch texas turn from red to blue as the republicans run him or her through the mill unfairly, they can’t help themselves, they will outrage every latino in the country.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein February 16, 2016 at 12:45 pm

President Biden will nominate Obama.

You heard it here first.

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Flip February 16, 2016 at 3:47 pm

If you want to be doubly wrong I’ll take that bet! LMAO!

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Who Cares? February 16, 2016 at 1:47 pm

SOOOOOO? Better than the other two democrats……better than any of the rebublicans…….you can call Trump anything but he is still better than the rest.

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Bible Thumper February 16, 2016 at 9:33 am

I’m beginning to doubt whether politicians can be bought so easily. Trump has tried and failed so many times, he’s decided his only way to get what he wants is to buy the Presidency for himself. Maybe it’s cheaper.

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JB February 16, 2016 at 9:37 am

Trump has a lock on the bigot vote. Had to laugh at the ones who wish the South had won the Civil War but are voting for a northeastern Yankee. New PPP poll-

Trump’s support in South Carolina is built on a base of voters among whom religious and racial intolerance pervades. Among the beliefs of his supporters:

-70% think the Confederate flag should still be flying over the State Capital, to only 20% who agree with it being taken down. In fact 38% of Trump voters say they wish the South had won the Civil War to only 24% glad the North won and 38% who aren’t sure. Overall just 36% of Republican primary voters in the state are glad the North emerged victorious to 30% for the South, but Trump’s the only one whose supporters actually wish the South had won.

-By an 80/9 spread, Trump voters support his proposed ban on Muslims entering the United States. In fact 31% would support a ban on homosexuals entering the United States as well, something no more than 17% of anyone else’s voters think is a good idea. There’s also 62/23 support among Trump voters for creating a national database of Muslims and 40/36 support for shutting down all the mosques in the United States, something no one else’s voters back. Only 44% of Trump voters think the practice of Islam should even be legal at all in the United States, to 33% who think it should be illegal. To put all the views toward Muslims in context though, 32% of Trump voters continue to believe the policy of Japanese internment during World War II was a good one, compared to only 33% who oppose it and 35% who have no opinion one way or another.

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Bible Thumper February 16, 2016 at 10:00 am

You accurately quoted PPP, and I tend to agree with it, but PPP is a left leaning organization. They won’t appreciate this poll being used to show that the other Republican candidates supporters are not bigots. Also, you never get polls about the bigotry of white Democrats. Many of these bigots are not tied to any party. They throw out David Beasley for Hodges and then throw Hodges out of office fot Sanford. PPP engages in confirmation bias. The polls are designed to confirm their already held beliefs. They won’t survey Democratic bigotry.
http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2016/02/trump-clinton-still-have-big-sc-leads.html#more

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plukasiak February 16, 2016 at 10:46 am

The problem is that the PPP poll shows that Republican voters are intolerant in general — Trumps voters may be the worst of the bunch, but only Kasich had a clear majority of voters who oppose the Confederate flag (Carson comes in second, with 45% opposed — the rest all had majority (Cruz, Trump) or plurality (Rubio, Bush) support for the Confederate flag).

Regarding the bias shown by PPP….I’d have to agree somewhat. Democrats were asked none of the “bias” questions that GOP voters were… the closest the Democratic voters got to an “issue” question was barbecue sauce preference!

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Bible Thumper February 16, 2016 at 12:07 pm

I don’t agree that the Confederate flag issue is the best measurement of intolerance. The fact that 33% of Carson’s supporters, favor the Confederate flag should indicate that there is more going on than intolerance.

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Bible Thumper February 16, 2016 at 11:06 am

Edit follow up:
There is a “full results” link at the above web page. Nope, PPP only asked Republicans about the Confederacy, race, Islam and internment of the Japanese Americans. They asked the Democrats to choose between mustard, tomato, or vinegar, but not about race. Doesn’t that prove PPP bias.

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NanNan February 16, 2016 at 12:37 pm

You are a cynical, arrogant partisan prick.

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JB February 16, 2016 at 1:04 pm

I didn’t conduct the poll. So if you have issues with the results take it up with PPP.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein February 16, 2016 at 12:52 pm

Had to laugh at the ones who wish the South had won the Civil War but are voting for a northeastern Yankee.

We’ve taken the flag down and are supporting an obnoxious, loud Nyawker for POTUS.

Yet it’s not enough.

It’s never enough…

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euwe max February 16, 2016 at 2:19 pm

We should have killed all of you.

They shoot horses, don’t they?

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Obamaroid_Ointment February 16, 2016 at 10:28 am

Starry-eyed Trumpbot lemmings, just like just like OWS, Obamabot, & BLM lemmings. I fear for our Republic. P.T. Barnum said it best, “There’s a sucker born every minute“.

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Slartibartfast February 16, 2016 at 12:36 pm

I’ll just note that the poll which used over 1,200 participants was the only poll which uses the correct number of participants. Any poll of anything in SC cannot be accurate with only 416 participants. The square root of the base and the understanding of Chaos Theory precludes “tweeking” of any result. or twerking..

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euwe max February 16, 2016 at 12:37 pm

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JB February 16, 2016 at 1:05 pm

Same thing happened to me this morning. Alerted on the Medicaid Jesus blog.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein February 16, 2016 at 12:48 pm

Three New “First In The South” Polls Show Donald Trump Up Yuuuuge

FIFY!

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