A new FoxNews poll shows GOP frontrunner Donald Trump edging Hillary Clinton in a general election match-up. A December poll from Fox showed Hillary ahead of Trump by 11 points. This latest poll, however, has Trump beating Clinton by 3 points, 47-44 percent.
Since early December, Trump has been engulfed in media controversies surrounding his proposal to temporarily ban Muslim immigrants and his rhetoric confronting Hillary about President Bill Clinton’s salacious past and allegations of sexual misconduct with women. In that time, a potential general election match-up against Hillary has swung 14 points in Trump’s favor.
At the beginning of summer, Hillary led Trump by 17 points in an earlier Fox poll. Hillary is plagued by two significant challenges. Voter approval of Barack Obama is only 42 percent, while 53 percent disapprove of his job performance. Obama’s approval numbers are near the historic lows of his presidency.
Worse, however, are Obama’s marks on a number of important issues. In fact, on every issue tested, whether improving health care or containing ISIS, a strong majority of voters believe Obama will be remembered more for his failures than successes.
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It is truly amazing that someone with such an extensive history of corruption and lies compared to a record of failure and non-accomplishment can even be seriously considered for the Office of the President. Only in liberal-land.
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@Ditto: I think any Dem crossover is more anti HRC than pro Trump. Think Rubio , Kasich or Christie would get more crossover Dems. Demographics and Electoral College landscape play heavily against Trump.
Trump also has problem with 35% of Repubs and over 55% of Indies. Give him a 1 in 4 chance of winning Presidency.
HRC 5-4 Rebio 3-1 Cruz 7-2( 50-50 fav. to win Repub nom) Kasich good longshot bet at 12-1
Trump taps into a lot of frustration on both the Democrat and Republican sides. So far, there has not been a political analyst, steeped in the politics, that has been able to accurately predict the direction of Trump’s campaign. What he has touched, what he has unleashed and is exploiting defies conventional explanation.
Hillary’s problems keep multiplying and, thanks to Trump, deploying the Bubba weapon has only added to them. She is certainly indictable at this point and if she does poorly against Sanders in a few primaries, I think she will be indicted. If she does well and looks like the nominee, she will NOT be indicted; thus is the level of corruption in the Obama DOJ.
I haven’t seen any national polls where Trump leads HRC though he is within margin of error in most. Rubio definitely leads HRC.
Trump gets SCHLONGED by Bernie 51-38 in latest Quinnipac Poll
Feel The Bern—-Sanders could beat HRC in Iowa AND N.H. Dem race in turmoil should that happen though HRC would remain a SHAKEY favorite and Repubs. would get a boost.
Championship tonight–Think 7 point dog Clemson can beat Alabama-34-31.
For The Record Jim Webb gets in it’s over for Dems. as many (like myself) who can’t stomach Hillary but won’t vote Repub. get on his team. He’ll win Virginia –a must for Dems–and hurt HRC in must win states of Ohio and Penn.
To no one’s –at least not mine– surprise, Trump is playing the birther card on Cruz in Iowa. Trump, while claiming his questionable bona fides with Iowan Evangelicals, mentions his feigned concern for his “friend” Ted’s constitutional legitimacy.
@Richard Wheeler: Feel The Bern—Sanders +15 in N.H. and +5 in Iowa-over HRC–ONLY trails 47-41. nationally.-getting interesting—-is Uncle Joe waiting in the wings?
Trump called SOTU boring—from someone who is a bore. He could learn from the class and grace of Gov. Haley.
Cruz–“Trump embodies New York values” The ultimate Texas put down.
Trump–Ted should withdraw from race unless he gets the courts to affirm his prez. legitimacy—
This bromance is officially over. Trump pulling out all stops to win Iowa..
Team Hillary invented the ‘birther’ campaign. The Democrats tried to use a ‘birther’ attack against McCain. They are looking forward to the chance to bring on a ‘birther’ attack against Cruz or Rubio. Trump is doing Cruz a favor. It’s better to have it discussed now, as the Democrats would without question bring it up should Cruz win the Republican nomination.
Trump hasn’t specifically said that Cruz isn’t eligible, he hasn’t said that Cruz is. Trump merely says that this is a question that must be answered for Cruz to be eligible. The real question is what would the SCOTUS have to say? There is no question that Cruz is a US citizen by birth.
Ted Cruz is not eligible to be president
For myself, I’m making no claim one way or the other about whether Cruz is a “Natural Born Citizen” . Rubio of course is not eligible, which I think is another reason why so many Democrats want him to be win the nomination. Even the Liberal rag Mother Earth News agrees:
The question is whether Cruz, by Constitutional law is a “natural citizen.” The only time the US Supreme Court ever did define the class of persons who were POTUS eligible under Article 2 Section 1 was in Minor v. Happersett, 88 U.S. 162 (1874), wherein it was held:
@Ditto: C.mon SCOTUS is not going to hear this. Cruz and Rubio are both eligible.
The Donald brings this up daily–just as when he falsely went after BHO—simply trying to muddy the waters in Iowa. “Helping my friend Ted.” Right.
Cruz’s ‘Natural-Born Citizen’ Status Tested in Birther Suit
Marco Rubio seeks to dismiss court challenge to his eligibility to be president