When it comes to the polls, Donald Trump is the man of the moment. The outspoken presidential aspirant moved to the top of the 2016 Republican presidential field in a CNN poll released on Sunday. A recent Washington Post-ABC News poll found a similar surge for Trump, with the businessman surging into the lead for his party’s nomination. The survey found that he had almost twice the support of his closest rival, just as he ignited a new controversy after making disparaging remarks about Sen. John McCain’s Vietnam War service. Significantly, support for Trump fell sharply on the one night that voters were surveyed by the Washington Post-ABC following those comments.
Tales from the Trail
Hillary Clinton has held her first Facebook q and a. It seemed to go well.
Of more than 2,000 questions, the former Secretary of State answered nearly a dozen queries with a promise to defend the Dodd-Frank Act regulating financial reform, a critique on interest rates on student loans and a mention of her love for an Arkansas street.
Hillary Clinton has a plan to foster longterm growth by overhauling capital gains taxes and taxing some short-term investments at higher rates. Details of the plan have yet to be finalized, but her proposal would raise the maximum tax rate on capital gains made on assets held at least a year but no more than perhaps two or three years, currently 23.8 percent, to at least the 28 percent proposed by President Barack Obama.