But among all registered voters in these two presidential battleground states, the NBC-Marist polls finds that almost all of the major presidential candidates are unpopular – and that’s especially true for Clinton.
The favorable/unfavorable scores in Iowa among all registered voters:
Sanders +3 (30 percent/27 percent)
Rubio -1 (31 percent/32 percent)
Walker -1 (30 percent/31 percent)
Bush -12 (34 percent/46 percent)
Clinton -19 (37/56 percent)
Trump -28 (32 percent/60 percent)
Notably, Clinton’s fav/unfav score in Iowa among all registered voters mirrors what a recent Quinnipiac poll of the state found .
Recent surveys suggest that Hillary Clinton may be more reliant on the non-white vote in November 2016 than you might have assumed.
A poll released Sunday from NBC/Marist reinforces one from last week by Quinnipiac University that found her to be as unpopular as Donald Trump in key swing states. In Iowa and New Hampshire, Clinton’s net favorability — those who view her positively minus those who don’t — was -23 and -20, respectively.
Among Democrats, we’ll point out, the numbers were much, much higher, which comports with her first-place position in caucus/primary polling in those states. But among all voters? It sinks, matching what Quinnipiac found in Colorado, Iowa and, to a lesser extent, Virginia.
Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email address on a private server crossed lines that former General David Petraeus never did.
“The fact is that what she has done is criminal,” Trump told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday in a phone interview on “State of the Union.”
Trump compared Clinton, the Democratic front-runner, to Petraeus, the former top U.S. military official in Iraq and Afghanistan and Central Intelligence Agency director who resigned amid allegations he allowed his mistress access to classified information.
“What she did is far worse than what General Petraeus did and he’s gone down in disgrace,” Trump said. “What he did is not as bad as what Hillary Clinton did, and it’s similar. But it’s not as bad. I mean, she got rid of her server, he never did anything like that.”
The former general pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of mishandling classified information.
Actually, Trump has very little to do with any of this. And Ms. Ball found a Trump supporter down in Laredo who summarized what she supports, and it’s not some hothead from New York City.
Outside in the sun, Elizabeth Allen, a 57-year-old Laredo resident whose brown hair spikes up behind a black headband, cannot contain her excitement. “We can’t go to the dentist because it’s too expensive, but the Mexicans come here and have their babies and get food stamps and welfare and healthcare,” she says. “They live here in the ugliest little houses. They will kill for their flag, do anything for Mexico. They will never love our country. They are here only to use us and to steal our money.”
Interestingly, Ms. Allen’s first language is Spanish. But, then, you have to spend some time along the border to understand the culture of southern Texas. And at least Ms. Allen’s concern about Mexican immigration isn’t based entirely on abstract fear. Her uncle was stabbed by a Mexican.
More than 1,000 people crowded the grounds of Oskaloosa High School on a hot and muggy Saturday afternoon, enjoying the decadent spread of free pulled-pork sandwiches and lining up to sign on to a mailing list in exchange for T-shirts and swag.
Donald Trump was in town.
“Who can do better than Trump?” Trump said. “I fix things.”
Hours away from Oskaloosa, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton held about as different a campaign event as one can get.
Under a big sycamore tree on the grounds of the Madison County Historical Complex — a stone’s throw from the birthplace of John Wayne — Clinton met with an intimate group of less than 100 Third District Iowa Democrats.
“It’s very nostalgic,” Clinton — skipping her trademark pantsuit for a more casual striped shirt and slacks — said of the intimate gathering. “I spent all those years with Bill in Arkansas and we used to campaign under trees from one part of state to the other. We were outdoors all the time. We were in cattle barns, rodeos, wherever two or more gathered. We had so much fun. It was harder to do that in a national campaign, but it’s easier in Iowa than in anywhere else. That’s why being here with you is so meaningful to me.”
Speaking with CNN’s Michael Smerconish over the weekend, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins praised Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, saying he thinks it will have a “positive impact” on the other GOP candidates.
A new NBC/Marist Poll finds Trump leading the Republican presidential field in New Hampshire and trailing slightly behind Scott Walker in Iowa.
While acknowledging that Trump may have “a hard time in the end convincing social conservatives to back him,” Perkins claimed Trump is still tapping into legitimate right-wing frustrations with the GOP.
“The conservatives in this country are so fed up with politics as usual among Republicans…that they’re just looking for someone to talk straight to them, even if they don’t agree with them,” said Perkins. “I mean given all of his bluster he is still a breath of fresh air among many conservatives in this country.”
In other words, right-wing conservatives in this country are looking for a candidate who will dish out raw, unfiltered crazy – as opposed to hiding it behind an aura of electability or black-rimmed glasses.
Overall, Trump sits at the top of the GOP pack, with 18 percent support among Republican voters, with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (15 percent) second and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (10 percent) third.
What’s more, 22 percent of Republican voters believe Trump will ultimately win the 2016 GOP nomination — putting Trump second only to Bush (31 percent) and ahead of Walker (16 percent). Overall, 40 percent of Americans believe Bush will grab the Republican nomination, while 18 percent say the former “Celebrity Apprentice” host will win.
The poll found Trump is the Republican candidate GOP voters want to see most on the debate stage (18 percent), followed by Bush (14 percent).
Apparently nothing can break Donald Trump’s early frontrunner status in the presidential race — not even insulting a standard-bearer of the Republican party.
Trump continues to lead the Republican field nationally and ranks at or near the top in New Hampshire and Iowa, the two states that kick off the primary elections, according to a new set of polls released by CNN and NBC on Sunday.
The polls are the first to be conducted and released since the real estate mogul and TV personality came under fire from top party leaders a week ago after writing off Sen. John McCain’s status as a war hero.
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A CNN/ORC poll puts Trump in the top spot with 18% support among Republicans, followed by former Florida governor Jeb Bush at 15%. The rest of the ever-growing field of candidates came in below 10%.
The poll, based on phone surveys of more than 1,000 adults, also found that the majority of Republican voters (52%) want Trump to stay in the race.
Republican National Committee (RNC) chairman Reince Priebus on Friday said he does not think Donald Trump will run as a third-party candidate should the billionaire business mogul lose the GOP nomination.
“I don’t think he’s going to do that. I think he knows that if you’re going to beat Hillary Clinton — if Hillary Clinton is going to get beat, there’s only one party that’s going to beat her: It’s the Republican Party,” Priebus said on Fox News’ “On The Record: With Greta Van Susteren.”
Earlier Friday, Trump — who has surged to the top of the early Republican presidential polls — seemed to soften his tone against the RNC after telling The Hill on Wednesday that he would consider a third-party run if RNC leaders were unfair to him during the primary process.
“I want to run as a Republican. I think I’ll get the nomination,” Trump said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” earlier Friday.