Presidential Election 2016

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Who’s Ahead in Trump-Clinton Race?

Who’s Ahead in the Trump-Clinton Race This Week? In the Trump-Clinton race this week, Trump has moved ahead by 2 points according to an NBC News / Survey Monkey Weekly Tracking Poll.  According to this national tracking poll, conducted online among about 14,000 adults (about 12,500 registered to vote), Clinton holds the edge over Trump with 48% to 45%.  This is down from the previous week’s numbers, 49% to 46%.  The error estimate for this particular poll is +/- 1.2%.  It is nearly a statistical tie with the momentum currently going to Trump. This means the Trump-Clinton gap has moved…


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Is Paul Ryan Running for the Republican Presidential Nomination?

Is Paul Ryan Running for President? While Trump and Cruz are battling it out for delegates to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July, Paul Ryan might be setting the stage for a strong run at the presidential nomination on the second ballot at the convention, or even the third ballot.  Is this thought just a wild speculation in April?  Or, is there enough evidence at this point to definitely conclude Paul Ryan is truly running for president?  Let’s talk about it now … Paul Ryan – Why Do We Think He Might be Running for President? Paul Ryan…


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Ten Predictions – All Seem to be Coming True!

Ten Predictions – All Seem to be Coming True! Ten Predictions that are identified and described in my new book, Great News for America, seem to be coming true as we follow the 2016 presidential election.  Great News for America was written in 2015.  Yet, its predictions all appear to be coming true.  Here are three of my ten predictions … 1.  Prediction – A Rare, Historic and Critical Presidential Election Great News for America predicts a relatively rare historic and critical 2016 presidential election.  That means a historic, record-setting voter turnout. Look at the numbers today in the Republican presidential…


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Iowa Caucus Only One Week Away

Iowa caucus is only one week away and news stories about the Republican presidential nomination race fill the news media.  What are some of the big questions on citizens minds as we approach the Iowa caucus?  What answers do we have today?  Let’s discuss these questions now … Iowa Caucus – Big Questions Now Of course, the first big question is who will win?  Scott Walker was the early leader.  But, he left the race long ago.  Ben Carson was the leader for a time with about 29% near his peak back in the October timeframe.  Ted Cruz got up…


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Trump’s Achilles Heel

Trump’s Achilles Heel Trump’s Achilles Heel is real.   It’s true that Trump has dominated news cycles for months and it’s true that he has led, and now continues to lead, the 2016 Republican presidential polls substantially.  He has shown both courage and strength.  He has thrilled crowds with his tough talk.  He has been able to say things that nearly no one else would dare say.  Plus, he has taken on the media.  Trump sometimes looks invincible.  But, if you look more closely, Trump has an Achilles heel.  Let’s discuss it next … What are Voters Seeking This Year? Voters…


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Will the 2016 Presidential Election be Historic and Critical?

Hold on to your hats!  This is going to be an incredible presidential election.  It will probably be both historic (like few other presidential elections) and critical (because there will be political party and political institution realignments taking place).  Let’s discuss why the 2016 presidential election will be both historic and critical now … Why is the 2016 Presidential Election Historic? First and foremost, American voters are angry, frustrated and upset with the political parties and “establishment” politicians because they have largely ignored voters and their demands to solve many issues facing America.  Americans are tired of sending people back…


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Republican Presidential Race – What Happens Next?

Lindsey Graham has now decided to suspend his campaign for the Republican nomination.  Scott Walker, Rick Perry and Bobby Jindal suspended earlier.  As we approach January and then the important Iowa caucuses, New Hampshire primary, South Carolina primary, and Nevada caucuses, what’s next in the Republican presidential race?  The Republican contest started with 17 candidates, it’s now down to about a dozen.  We know Trump consistently leads nationally.  We know Cruz has moved ahead in Iowa with his grassroots, analytics based campaign.  We know Christie has recently moved up in New Hampshire.  Where do we stand?  Who will drop out next? …


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Who Won Last Night’s Republican Presidential Debate?

At times it was really a bit heated on Tuesday night in Las Vegas.  As we fast approach the Iowa caucuses, there was more pressure on the Republican presidential candidates to try to boost their poll numbers in front of a national audience.  There were squabbles and stressed expressions and a few light-hearted moments.  But, who were the winners?  Will Trump maintain his sizable, national lead in the polls?  Will Cruz continue on top in Iowa?  Will Carson stop his decline?  Plus, who won the Cruz – Rubio battle for #2 spot?  Did Bush improve his numbers?  Here’s are my thoughts…


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Will Cruz Now Cruise to the Republican Nomination?

The latest Monmouth University poll was released on Monday and Cruz now is in the #1 spot in Iowa.  Importantly, Carson dropped 19% since the last Monmouth University poll in which Carson was in the #1 spot.  That, of course, seems to trace back to voters perceiving Carson as weak on global terrorism.  Carson voters appear to have largely moved to Cruz.  Now, we are about eight weeks from the Iowa caucuses and about nine weeks from the New Hampshire primary.  Cruz appears to be gaining momentum, not only in Iowa, but also nationally.  Will Cruz now cruise to the Republican nomination?  Let’s discuss the Republican…