Tales from the Trail

And the leader of the poll pack ….

July 27, 2015

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.

Christie’s musical flip flop

July 22, 2015
New Jersey Governor Christie gives news conference in Trenton

Christie (L) at a news conference; Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen at a benefit concert for Sandy victims in New York on Dec. 12, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (L) and Lucas Jackson

A week in politics; a surge for Sanders

July 10, 2015

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Sometimes, it takes an outsider. Hillary Clinton may still be the candidate to beat for the Democratic nomination, but this was a particularly good week for rival Bernie Sanders.

Trump: ‘I’ll win the Latino vote’

July 8, 2015

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Republican presidential aspirant Donald Trump has described people who cross the border from Mexico to the U.S. as “rapists,” “drug runners” and “criminals.”

Chris Christie and Hillary Clinton’s fake followers

July 2, 2015

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Chris Christie, Hillary Clinton and many other presidential hopefuls are haunted by fake followers on Twitter.

Clinton and Bush are to appear on same stage, but don’t get too excited

July 2, 2015

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The Clinton and Bush political dynasties will come face to face next week in Dallas.

Married v. unmarried could be the new election “gender gap”

October 24, 2012

Despite the American obsession with voting differences between men and women – the famed U.S. election “gender gap” – there is a far bigger “gap” dividing likely voters in 2012 - the yawning divide between marrieds and unmarrieds.

Vice presidential candidates by the numbers

By Gabriel Debenedetti
October 9, 2012

The vice presidential candidates who will take the stage for a debate at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky this week are just as polarizing as their running mates, according to Reuters/Ipsos polls. “Very unfavorable” was the most commonly held view of both men.

Obama heads to Florida for re-election fundraising effort

By Eric Johnson
October 9, 2012

President Barack Obama on Thursday will travel to Florida for a fundraiser at a hotel in Miami with hundreds of guests that could raise at least $1 million for the Democratic incumbent and Democrats’ re-election coffers, according to a major donor.

Swing state ad from hawkish Democrats hits Romney on foreign policy

By Eric Johnson
October 5, 2012

A group of hawkish Democrats with close ties to President Obama’s re-election campaign announced on Thursday a new swing state television advertisement attacking Mitt Romney on national security and foreign policy issues.