Carson attracted support from 20% of Republican primary voters, just behind Trump’s 21%. Trump also complained that rival Rubio has gotten too much attention for gaining on Bush in some polls of Republican primary voters. “I can tell you right now”, he said.Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, said Trump’s candidacy is fundamentally opposed to Christian values.
“He dropped out of the [very well attended] Heritage Forum, which pertained just to policy. Well, he knows his weakness: he can’t discuss policy in depth and these other candidates can”. Donald Trump is his own force of nature and seems preternaturally wired to succeed in today’s media environment. “[But] that can only take him so far”, he adds. Mr. Trump is still leading, and there’s little evidence to suggest his campaign will lose its momentum.
Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are locked in a tight contest for the New Hampshire Democratic primary, according to a new WBUR poll (topline, crosstabs).
In an email to supporters on Tuesday, Sanders lamented that he had been “attacked by a Clinton super PAC”. Rubio, after dropping to eigth place this summer, has fought back to 11 percent and a tie for third place.
But Clinton still tops Republican front-runner Trump when the two are tested in a hypothetical general election matchup among those likely to cast a ballot in next year’s presidential contest, with Clinton at 50 percent to Trump’s 42 percent. That is a huge plunge from July, when Clinton led by 34 points. Nearly 40 percent of viewers said Fiorina won the debate.
Once-promising Scott Walker registers less than one-half of one percent.
Shouldn’t other journalists writing about this poll disclose that fact, that the poll shows that Clinton could lead by 19 percentage points or that Sanders could lead by 5 percentage points – and either result is equally statistically possible?
Rounding things out in the latest poll is Vice President Joe Biden with 17 percent support.
Clinton has support from most sitting Democratic lawmakers, and many high-profile former elected officials, including those in key states like Iowa and New Hampshire.
The Bloomberg poll was conducted among 1,001 adults and has a margin of error of +/- 3.1 percentage points.