Monday, February 29, 2016

Super Tuesday 2016 Democratic Results

Super Tuesday is here, considered one of the most vital days in the campaign for the democratic nomination and it will go a long way to giving us an idea about the winners on both the democrat and republican sides.

After a huge win in South Carolina, Hillary Clinton seems to be in the ascendancy, having won by an even greater margin than the polls suggested in that state.

When the results from the different states start coming in, they will be available on this site.

Republican Results Super Tuesday 2016

It`s a vital day for the race to become the Republican Nominee in the 2016 presidential campaign.

595 delegates are up for grabs, which is almost half of what is needed in order to obtain the nomination on the Republican side. The biggest prize is Texas with 155 delegates where Ted Cruz is currently leading Republican Frontunner Donald Trump.

However Trump is leading in 8 other states according to the latest polls and looks like he may take an important step towards winning the nomination.

Here we will publish the live results coming out of all the states voting on March 1.

Democratic Results Tennessee March 1 2016 Super Tuesday

NBC/WSJ has a new poll out which shows Democratic Frontrunner Hillary Clinton with a handsome lead in the state. Tennessee votes on March 1, known as "Super Tuesday" and on the democratic side 76 delegates are up for grabs.

In the poll of 405 likely voters which has a margin of error of 4.9% and shows the former First Lady and Secretary of State on 60%, almost doubling Sanders who has 34%. Additionally the RealClearPolitics average has Clinton leading 59-33, again a lead of 26%.

After winning South Carolina in a landslide, the momentum is very much with Clinton, it remains to be seen if Sanders can reverse the situation but for now it is looking like Clinton will take it.

As soon as the Democratic Results for the state of Tennessee are available, they will be published here.

Results Tennessee Super Tuesday March 1 2016 Republican

A new poll conducted by NBC/WSJ shows Donald Trump with a hefty lead in the state of Tennessee.

Conducted between 2/18-2/23 it indicates that Trump has the support of 40% of voters in the state followed by Cruz on 22% and Rubio on 19%, Ben Carson and John Kasich come in a distant 4th and 5th place with 9% and 6% respectively. The sample size of the poll was 665 likely voters and has a margin of error of 2.9%.

The state of Tennessee has 58 delegates who are allocated in a winner takes most format.

As soon as the results are available for the Republican Primary in the state of Tennessee they will be published below.

Democratic Results Texas Super Tuesday March 1 2016

The latest polls in the state of Texas for the democratic party shows Hillary Clinton with a large advantage, leading by 59-38. The Poll of 381 likely democrat voters in the state was conducted by WSJ/NBC/Marist and has a margin of error of +/- 3.8-5.0%.

The RealClearPolitics average also shows Clinton leading by 28% in polls conducted in the last week.

Today March 1, known as Super Tuesday is vital in the nomination campaign for the democratic party, and Texas has 252 delegates on offer.

As soon as the first results are available they will be published below.

Results Texas Super Tuesday March 1 2016 Republican

Super Tuesday has arrived, various states go to the polls. The state with the highest population and thus the most delegates is Texas.

Ted Cruz, who is a Senator in Texas is leading in the polls, as he has done for many months. A poll out from WSJ/NBC/Marist shows Cruz with 39% and Trump second on 26%, followed in turn by Rubio with 16%, Carson on 8% and Kasich on 6%.

It must be said that WSJ/NBC has sometimes under represented Trump`s support and other polls show him running Cruz a bit closer, however most show Cruz leading in the state by various degrees.

As soon as the results are released they will be published below.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Republican Polls Feb 28 2016

There are just two days to go until Super Tuesday, the day in which 12 states will have to make their choice for who they want to represent them as the republican nominee in 2016.

The latest polls show businessman Donald Trump leading in most areas although a recent poll shows Ted Cruz with a big lead in Texas.

Latest Republican Polls, Super Tuesday States

Delegates: 50
Latest poll (Dec. 10-13): Trump 35, Cruz 15, Rubio 12, Carson 12, Kasich 2

Delegates: 76
Latest poll (Feb. 22-23): Trump 45, Rubio 19, Cruz 16, Carson 8, Carson 6

Delegates: 49
Latest poll (Feb. 22-24): Trump 41, Rubio 27, Cruz 14, Kasich 7, Carson 7

Delegates: 42
Latest poll (Feb. 19-21): Trump 50, Rubio 16, Kasich 13, Cruz 10, Carson 2

Delegates: 16
Latest poll (Feb. 3-17): Trump 32, Rubio 17, Cruz 11, Kasich 10, Carson 3

Delegates: 43
Latest poll (Feb. 22-23): Trump 29, Rubio 21, Cruz 20, Carson 6, Kasich 5

Delegates: 155
Latest poll (Feb. 22-24): Cruz 38, Trump 23, Rubio 21, Carson 6, Kasich 5

Delegates: 38
Latest poll (Jan 18-20): Rubio 23, Cruz 21, Trump 18, Carson 11, Kasich 2

Delegates: 28
Latest poll (Jan. 5-12): Trump 28, Cruz 24, Carson 9, Rubio 7, Kasich 2

Delegates: 58
Latest poll (Nov. 11-23): Trump 29, Carson 25, Cruz 14, Rubio 12, Kasich n/a

Delegates: 40
Latest poll (Feb. 4): Cruz 27, Trump 23, Rubio 23, Carson 11, Kasich 4

Friday, February 26, 2016

Bloomberg Poll Republican Super Tuesday 2016

A new survey conducted by Bloomberg shows that in the south, where a large amount of states go to the polls on march 1, to make their pick for the republican nominee, Donald Trump is dominating.

A lot of these states are amongst the most conservative in the country, places where perhaps Trump`s appeal would have been unexpected. According to the latest polls Trump leads in 9 super Tuesday states, Ted Cruz in 2 and Marco Rubio in none. Cruz is leading in Texas and Arkansas.

The in depth study by Bloomberg shows that taking into account combined first and second choice candidate, Trump leads with 50%, Rubio with 42% and Cruz with 39%, indicating that what many commentators have suggested - That Trump would quickly be vanquished were the field reduced to 2 candidates, is false.

Chris Christie Endorses Donald Trump Feb 26 2016

Today Donald Trump has received another important endorsement, from theGovernor of the State of New Jersey and former republican candidate Chris Christie.

"I am proud to be here to endorse Donald Trump for President of the United States" were his first words after being introduced by the republican frontrunner. Adding "I`ve gotten to know everybody on that stage and there is no one who is better prepared to provide America with the strong leadership that it needs, both at home and around the world than Donald Trump".

He took a swipe at Marco Rubio claiming (referring to the Clintons) "They know how to run the standard political playbook against junior senators and run them around the block".

It remains to be seen what impact this will have on the forthcoming primaries which take place on Super Tuesday March 1.

Georgia Poll Democratic Super Tuesday 2016

Georgia is an important stop in the democratic primary process. It will be one of the states that vote on Super Tuesday which takes place on March 1.

Hillary Clinton currently has a handy lead in the southern state. According to the RealClearPolitics average the former First Lady has an advantage of 38%, leading by 63-25 over Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.

Despite a virtual tie in Iowa and a large victory in New Hampshire Sanders has been unable to gain traction in this state and is still a long way adrift.

Latest Polls Georgia 

FOX 5 Atlanta 2/22-2/23

Clinton   57
Sanders 29

WSB-TV/Landmark 2/21-2/21

Clinton   72
Sanders 20

PPP (D) 2/14-2/16

Clinton   60
Sanders 26

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Poll South Carolina Democratic Feb 26 2016

After a bumpy start to her campaign, Hillary Clinton seems to be back in the driving seat in the race for the democratic nomination for the presidency in 2016.

She suffered a major setback after being comfortably defeated in New Hampshire which resulted in much speculation as to whether, as in 2008 she would lose after being the favoured candidate for a substational period. However a narrow win in Nevada for Clinton seems to have arrested the momentum of her adversary Bernie Sanders.

Next up in South Carolina where the former First Lady and Secretary of State has a huge lead over the democratic socialist. The Realclearpolitics average has her leading up 57-33.

Poll Vermont Republican Primary Super Tuesday 2016

The latest polls coming in from the state of Vermont show a clear frontrunner, and yes, it`s Donald Trump. Leading by a wide margin, it looks increasingly like he will become the republican choice for president in 2016.

Can his path to the nomination be arrested by the other candidates in time? Something dramatic will have to occur as most polls have the businessman with a large lead, well within the margin of error.

In Vermont Trump is particularly popular and holds a 15 point lead over nearest challenger Marco Rubio according to recent polls.

Here are the full results

Trump 32
Rubio  17
Cruz    11
Kasich 10
Carson 3

Poll Georgia GOP Super Tuesday March 1 2016

With just a few days left until "Super Tuesday" the race to become the republican nominee is heating up. With accusations and insults flying from one side to the other. Essentially it has become a three man race. Trump, Rubio and Cruz will battle it out in the remaining states.

According to the latest polls of the states that vote on March 1, Cruz has the lead in Arkansas and Texas, although in the latter his advantage has been dwindling in recent days as Trump enjoys a boost after his massive win in Nevada. Trump leads in all the remaining states, some by wide margins and others are closer. If Rubio doesn`t win a state on Super Tuesday it could be the end of the road for him.

Georgia is one of the states that votes on March 1 and the current polls make good reading for Trump fans.

FOX 5 Atlanta 2/22-2/23

Trump  34
Rubio   22
Cruz     20
Kasich  9
Carson  8

WSB-TV / Landmark 2/21-2/21

Trump 32
Rubio  23
Cruz   19
Carson 8
Kasich 8

CBS News/ YouGov  1/18- 1/21

Trump 39
Cruz   29
Rubio 13
Carson 6
Kasich 2

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Super Tuesday 2016 Date

Super Tuesday will take place on March 1 this year and is seen as a vital date in the process of selection for the republican and democratic nomination to the presidency in 2016.

A total of 12 states vote on the republican side and 12 for the democrats.

On the republican side it is essentially a three way race between Donald Trump, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. If the polls prove to be true then Trump will have a very good day and move one more step towards the nomination, however it will be interesting to see if either Cruz or Rubio can win enough delegates in order to be seen as serious challengers to Trump.

As for the democrats Hillary Clinton is still in a powerful position, she is expected to win South Carolina handsomely and already has a large delegate count due to the superdelegates that have pledged their support for her. Sanders momentum has been arrested somewhat after being narrowly edged out in Nevada, it is now or never for his campaign.

See the list of states which vote on Super Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Super Tuesday Polls Republican 2016

With under a week until Super Tuesday, it is a massive moment for the aspiring candidates as so many states will be casting their vote for who they wish to assume the mantle as the republican nominee for the presidency in 2016.

Businessman Donald Trump leads in 9 states while Texas Senator Ted Cruz currently has the advantage in Arkansas and Texas. Establishment favourite Marco Rubio is not leading in any states, the question will be how many delegates can each candidate secure and how split the vote will be.

It looks like it will be Donald Trump`s day, but who knows, a week is a long time in politics.

Full Polls from Super Tuesday States

Alabama: Trump +21 in poll from August.

Alaska: Trump 28, Cruz 24,  Rubio 7, Kasich 2, Carson 9

Arkansas:  Cruz 27, Trump 23,  Rubio 23, Kasich 4, Carson 11

Georgia: Trump 32, Cruz 19, Rubio 23, Carson 8, Kasich 8

Massachusetts: Trump 50, Rubio 16, Cruz 10, Kasich 13, Carson 2

Minnesota: Trump 21,  Rubio 15, Cruz 14, Kasich 3, Carson 14

Oklahoma: Trump 33,  Cruz 25, Rubio 16, Carson 7, Kasich 0

Tennessee: Trump +4 in poll from November

Texas: Cruz 37, Trump 29, Rubio 15, Carson 4, Kasich 5

Vermont: Trump 32, Rubio 17, Cruz 11, Kasich 10, Carson 3

Virginia: Trump 28,  Rubio 22, Cruz 19, Carson 7, Kasich 7

Poll Texas GOP Republican February 2016

Super Tuesday is just around the corner and all eyes are on the polls of the potential republican candidates in order to see who will do best in the states that simultaneously vote on this day.

With regard to Texas the latest polls shows Texas Senator Ted Cruz with a commanding lead over Trump in the state. The RealClearPolitics average of polls indicates the Cruz has the support of 37.3% of voters whereas Trump only 28%.

With so many delegates at play in this state, Cruz will undoubtedly be looking to Texas in order to give a much needed boost to his campaign and claim a victory over businessman Donald Trump. Ever since Cruz`s triumph in Iowa he has not really got close to Trump and has had to concede victory in NH and South Carolina.

What do you think? Will Cruz take Texas or will Trump rally at the last moment with added momentum given his victory in South Carolina?

Here are the full Results of the RealClearPolitics Average of Polls

Ted Cruz           37.3%

Donald Trump   28%

Marco Rubio     11.7%

Ben Carson        4.7%

John Kasich        3%

Monday, February 22, 2016

Which States Vote on Super Tuesday 2016

Super Tuesday is seen as a landmark in the campaign for both the Democratic and Republican primaries in 2016, with so many delegates up for grabs, this day can literally make or break a campaign. A good showing by Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump could pretty much spell the end of any realistic challenge to their bids to become the nominees.

Should Donald Trump sweep up the majority of states it would be very difficult to imagine anyone reaching him and as for Hillary Clinton who already has a massive amount of superdelegates in her favor, Sanders needs a good day in order to keep his momentum going.

The states that vote on Super Tuesday are the following


Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia and Wyoming.


Alabama, American Samoa, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia.

Polls Virginia Republican Primaries February 2016

A poll conducted by Christopher Newport University shows Donald Trump with a lead of 6% in the state of Virginia. Trump is at 28% of support compared to Rubio with 22% who in turn is closely followed by Cruz with 19%.

Kasich and Carson are tied at 7% and Bush at 4% (The poll was conducted before Bush suspended his campaign) and most commentators think that Bush supporters are more likely to gravitate towards Rubio which could give him a few more vital percentage points and make for a very interesting battle between him and Trump in the state.

The poll was carried out between 2/3-2/14 with a relatively small sample size of 368 meaning the margin of error is 5.6 points.

Here are the full results

Trump 28%
Rubio  22%
Cruz   19%
Kasich 7%
Carson 7%
Bush    4% (Campaign suspended)

Latest Polls Massachusetts Republican Primary February 2016

With the so called "Super Tuesday" swiftly approaching, things are about to get serious in the race for the republican nomination for president in 2016. Hitherto all eyes have been on the charismatic businessman Donald Trump, who has sent shockwaves through the Republican establishment by securing crushing wins in New Hampshire and South Carolina.

However on March 1 we will see 12 states go to the polls, awarding approximately 25% of all delegates in what could be a defining moment in the Primaries.

Massachusetts Poll (Emerson 2/19- 2/21)

Donald Trump 50%
Marco Rubio  16%
John Kasich   13%
Ted Cruz       10%
Ben Carson    2%

Nevada Caucuses Results Feb 23 2016

The moment of truth has arrived for the voters in the great state of Nevada. It's their turn to cast their ballot and choose which candidate they would like to represent them as the republican nominee for the presidency in 2016.

The long campaign process has already been plagued with controversies and surprises. Jeb Bush, considered as the favored candidate for the GOP establishment has already fallen by the wayside. It would now appear to be the responsibility of Rubio to carry that particular mantle.

We are now effectively in a three way race between Trump, Cruz and Rubio for that nomination. Without doubt Donald Trump has the upper hand having swept the last two states, New Hampshire and South Carolina. The polls conducted beforehand were proved to be correct, although he obtained a slightly higher percentage than his polling would have suggested in NH and slightly lower in South Carolina.

The fact remains that according to the latest polls in Nevada, Trump is way out in front and unlikely to be caught. The latest surveys have him anywhere between 16-26% ahead.

Nevada is the last stop on the campaign trail prior to Super Tuesday, when 25% of delegates will be awarded.

Follow the results from the Nevada Caucuses here live

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Nevada Primary Poll February 2 / 22 / 2016 Republican

The latest information this week shows Donald Trump with a big lead in Nevada, a CNN/ORC poll conducted between 10-15 February with a sample size of 245 likely republican voters and a margin of error of 6.5 shows Trump leading by a massive 26 points at 45% with Rubio second on 19% and Cruz with 17%.

Another poll conducted by Gravis between February 14-15 of 687 likely republican voters with a margin of error of 4% shows Trump with a lead of 16 points at 39% and Cruz coming second with 23% followed by Rubio on 19%.

Going into the Nevada caucuses, without doubt "The Donald" is the frontrunner and will be boosted even more by his recent victories in New Hampshire and South Carolina.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Results Nevada Feb 20 2016 Democrat



Bernie Sanders and Hilary Clinton are locked in a fierce battle in Nevada, with the latest polls showing that the Senator from Vermont has overcome a massive deficit just a few months ago and has now drawn even in the vital state.

Some polls have them in a dead heat at 45-45% while others show Clinton with a slender advantage.

Sanders has been steadily growing in the polls, building his campaign upon a solid base of democratic socialism. He has hitherto derived most of his support from young white voters, however in order to win the nomination he will need to gain with black and Latino voters and there is some evidence that he is making inroads into this demographic, worrying the Clinton Campaign.

Friday, February 19, 2016

South Carolina Republican Poll Results 20 February 2016

According to a poll conducted by NBC/WSJ Trump`s advantage in South Carolina has been cut to 5%. Down from 16% a month ago. Trump leads Cruz by 28-23 with Marco Rubio at 15% and Jeb Bush just behind at 13%, John Kasich and Ben Carson are tied at 9% each.

In a break down of different voter blocks there are clear tendancies, for example among voters that consider themselves to be "very conservative" Cruz leads Trump by 42-22, however "The Donald" continues to appeal to evangelical voters and holds an advantage 29-26 over the Texas Senator.

The sample size of the Poll is 1,227 Republicans and has a margin of error of 2.8%. It must be noted that most recent polls show Donald Trump with a double digit lead. According to Realclearpolitics an average of all the polls taken within the last week show the businessman with a lead of 14.8%.

Trump Clinton Poll February 2016

Opinion polling for a hypothetical Clinton-Trump match up in the presidential election shows the former first lady and secretary of state with a slight advantage. If you take the average of the last five reputable polls that have been conducted it shows Clinton with a 2.6% lead over the republican candidate.

However, this being said, the most recent polls, conducted in the last few days, by Quinnipiac and USA Today/Suffolk show that the race may be very tight. Quiennipiac shows Trump down by just 1 point and USA Today shows the business mogul winning by 2%.

With such a long way to go it is difficult to predict how opinions will shift but without doubt we are in for an interesting and exciting race in the 2016 presidential election.

Results South Carolina Republican Primary Feb 20 2016

It´s official, Trump has won South Carolina and thus received a massive boost in his campaign to become the Republican nominee for president in 2016. 

It was not unexpected that the Donald would triumph in a state that has consistently shown massive support for his policies. Although a recent poll showed Texas Senator Ted Cruz closing the gap, it has proved to be unfounded and Trump now obtained a crushing win. 

Now we are waiting for his victory speech, follow the live stream below. 

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Poll South Carolina February 18 2016 Trump

A new poll conducted by NBC/WSJ shows Ted Cruz beating Trump nationally by 2%, the businessman had previously won 31 consecutive national polls, many by a very wide margin. This time however, the Texas Senator obtained 28% of the vote and Donald Trump only 26%.

At almost the same time a poll came out from Quinnipiac University showing Trump at 39% followed by Rubio with 19% and Cruz with 18%. It would appear that the NBC/WSJ poll is an aberration rather than a new trend, in any case we will need another independent poll in order to ascertain the veracity of this information.

The disparity between those two polls is quite stunning, Trump down 2% according to NBC and up 20 points according to Quinnipiac, the argument appears to be that the NBC poll was conducted exclusively after the CBS debate in South Carolina whereas other polls comprise of some overlap of before and after the debate (since which his support has supposedly collapsed).

It is very hard to believe that Trump`s support has evaporated overnight, especially when his supporters tend to be the most loyal and have stuck with him even during the incessant media barrage of media attacks.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Can Bernie Sanders win in South Carolina?

Bernie Sanders, the Senator from Vermont has built his campaign upon a solid platform of democratic socialism. At first it appeared as if he was gaining no traction with the voters and Clinton would triumph in a landslide, however this has proved not to be the case.

In fact hitherto Sanders has taken the fight to Clinton, garnering enough support to force a virtual tie in Iowa and then winning New Hampshire handsomely. Another recent poll also showed he and Clinton tied in Nevada at 45-45.

In South Carolina the task for Sanders will be somewhat more difficult as he is currently trailing by between 18-25% in recent polls.

Primary Polls Sanders Clinton South Carolina February 2016

The latest polls in the state of South Carolina show Bernie Sanders in the ascendancy but Hillary Clinton still maintains a substantial lead.

A CNN poll conducted between February 10-15 shows Clinton leading by 56-38, a full 18% advantage. Baring some dramatic development it would be hard to see Sanders overturning such a deficit, however the Senator from Vermont has thrived with the tag of underdog.

Just a few months ago nobody gave him a chance against the former Secretary of State and First Lady but after forcing Clinton into a virtual tie in Iowa he took New Hampshire, Clinton also obtained a slim but vital victory in Nevada.

South Carolina will be seen as a vital test of public opinion just prior to March 1, when 12 states go to the polls.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Who will Replace Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia?

After the mournful news of the death of accomplished supreme court justice Antonin Scalia, many people`s thoughts immediately shifted to who would be his replacement. The process was mired in controversy before it even began, with many republican candidates for the presidency arguing that Barack Obama shouldn't name a replacement and rather should leave it to the next president, however it falls upon Obama to choose a successor to Scalia, which must then in turn be approved by the Senate.

One of the names that is being circulated is Sri Srinivasan, a 48 year old born in India whose family emigrated to the united states in late 60s. He earned a bachelor's degree from Stanford University in 1989 before obtaining a J.D/M.B.A in 1995 at Stanford Law School. Has argued 25 cases before the Supreme Court.

Another possible choice is Patricia Millett who is currently serving as a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. She is 52 and earned a degree from Harvard Law School in 1988.

Kamala Harris has served as the Attorney General for California since 2011 and has the experience necessary to serve on the supreme court. The New York times has been circulating her name as a possible replacement for Scalia.

Sheldon Whitehouse, a 60 year old Junior United States Senator from Rhode Island, has previously served as Attorney General for Rhode Island.

Where Is Donald Trump's Wife From?

Donald Trump's wife Melania Trump was born in Slovenia (Then Yugoslavia) in 1970 as Melanija Knavs. She studied design and architecture at the University of Ljubljana and at just 18 signed a modeling contract with an agency in Milan. She worked as a model in Milan and Paris until moving to New York City in 1996.

She and Donald Trump met at a fashion week party in New York in 1998 and began courting before eventually getting married in 2005 in Palm Beach, Florida. In 2006 the couple had a son, Barron William Trump.

Melania tends to shun the spotlight instead spending a great part of her time looking after their son, when interviewed by People Magazine she said “My husband is traveling all the time,” adding  Barron needs somebody as a parent, so I am with him all the time… [I was] not ready to get political yet.”

She is said to be fluent in English, French, German, Slovenia and Serbian.

Bernie Sanders Interview February 2016

Bernie Sanders was recently interviewed on The Late Show by Stephen Colbert and grilled over his policies after having triumphed in the New Hampshire Primary.

Asked why he appealed so much to young voters, having obtained 86% of the vote of people aged 18-24, the senator from Vermont responded "I think for two reasons, by definition young people are idealistic and they look at a world with so many problems and say, why not?" adding "the second part that I think young people are thinking about is how does it happen that with all of this technology and productivity in our economy they are likely to have a lower standard of living than their parents, while almost all new income and wealth is going to the top 1%"

On the question of whether or not there was a similarity of appeal between him and Donald Trump he stated "I think a lot of Donald Trump`s supporters are angry, they are in many cases people who are working longer hours for lower wages, they are people who are really worried about what is going to happen to their kids, but I think what they have done is responded to Trump`s false message which suggests that if we keep Muslims out of this country or if we keep scapegoating Latinos or Mexicans that somehow our country becomes better, I think that`s a false solution".

Sanders has run his campaign fighting for a fairer society, not shying away from the word "socialist" controversial in The United States as it is perceived as being associated with Communism. Sanders has declared himself to be a "Democratic Socialist" and his appeal seems to be growing, according to the latest polls he and Clinton are tied in Nevada with the caucuses just a few days away,

Republican South Carolina Poll Feb 16 2016

A new Poll from South Carolina shows Trump maintaining a handsome lead over his rivals, obtaining an impressive 33%.

Rubio, Cruz and Bush continue to split the vote almost evenly between them, lowering the possibility of one of them retiring from the race.

Rubio and Cruz are tied in second place with 14% each, Jeb Bush is just behind on 13%, Gov John Kasich continues to see a spike in support coming in at 10%, in what looks like a case of too little, too late.

Neurosurgeon Ben Carson is last with 6%.

Trumps support base continues to look incredibly solid despite constant attacks by the media and other candidates, as we look ahead to the Nevada Caucuses where Trump also leads by double digits. If he does well on Super Tuesday then it could be all over.

The question is, can anyone stop Trump?

Monday, February 15, 2016

Republican Nevada Poll Primary February 2016

According to Realclearpolitics Donald Trump holds an impressive lead going into the Nevada Caucuses. In fact he has held a double digit lead since last July. 

The last reliable poll showed Trump with a 13 point lead over nearest rival Ted Cruz, although this was conducted almost two months ago and it remains to be seen how recent developments may have altered voter patterns.

One thing is clear, if the business Mogul wins in South Carolina he will have the wind in his sails and be looking to sweep through Nevada with yet another victory.

Gravis Poll 12/23 - 12/27 2015

Donald Trump 33%

Ted Cruz 20%

Rubio 11%

Carson 6%

Bush 5%

Kasich 0%

Sanders Clinton Nevada Poll February 2016 Democrats

We are just a few days away from the Nevada Democratic Caucus and the race is without any shadow a doubt heating up. Polls from 2015 showed Clinton with a massive lead, however, a recent survey conducted by Targetpoint shows the two in a dead heat at 45-45%. Compare this to a Gravis poll in December showing Clinton with a 23 point lead.

Another victory for Sanders would without doubt spread worry in the Clinton camp. Hitherto the ex First Lady and Secretary of State has been leading in polls, especially with black and Hispanic voters, while Sanders Draws his support mainly from young white voters. However there is certain evidence that the senator from Vermont may be making inroads into this demographic.

Many ethnic minority voters didn`t know much about Sanders at the beginning of the campaign but after his resounding victory in New Hampshire his profile has definitely been boosted.

Sanders supports a path to citizenship for undocumented migrants and will without doubt look to attack Clinton on this issue, after in 2015 she declared that unaccompanied minors from Central America should be returned to their countries.

In a recent debate Sanders highlighted his wish to "bring families together and not divide them up" and said that he would use executive orders if congress "doesn`t do the right thing".

Clinton said she was "against the raids" and "inhumane treatment" in the immigration system, instead saying "we should be deporting criminals not hardworking immigrant families". She made it clear that she was also in favor of a path to citizenship for undocumented migrants and said her comments about immigrant minors were in order to dissuade their families from sending them on the dangerous trek through Central America.

New Poll South Carolina GOP 15 February 2016

According to a recent CBS News Poll conducted online Donald Trump maintains his solid lead in South Carolina. This will be a worry for the other candidates, despite disparaging campaign ads and throwing everything possible at the business mogul, nothing has eroded his support base.

In fact according to the people surveyed Trumps lead has in fact widened, now polling 42% support compared with 20% for Cruz and 15% for Rubio.

Realclearpolitics has an average of recent polls and it shows Trump with a massive 20% lead, followed again by Cruz y Rubio. It remains to be seen whether these numbers will translate into votes but one thing is sure, if they do Trump will again deliver a crushing victory, just as he did in New Hampshire.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Election Polls South Carolina 2016 Trump

A new poll taken online continues to indicate that Donald Trump holds a hefty lead over this adversaries in the race to become the republican nominee for the presidency in 2016.

The "Battleground Tracker" poll undertaken by CBS News shows Trump with 42% of the vote ahead of nearest challenger Cruz on 20%, Marco Rubio obtains 15% of the preferences.

It would be too soon to draw any conclusions as to what effect, if any, the republican debate of Saturday night had on the results. One thing is sure, Trump is the man to beat in the first southern state to go to vote in the primaries, and Cruz has consolidated his position as the main challenger to the business mogul.

It must be said that South Carolina registered voters were surveyed and that the poll has a margin of error of 5.7%.

Who Won the Republican Debate February 2016

The republican debate in South Carolina turned ugly on Saturday night with just one week left until voters in the key state go to the polls.

The candidates repeatedly clashed and threw accusations back and forth, the audience also chimed in regularly booing. Trump called Cruz a "liar" and "a nasty guy" as the Texas senator took aim at the current frontrunner. Trump also called into question the validity of the Iraq war, sparking a heated argument with Jeb Bush.

It would be hard to pick a winner in the debate, but Trump will probably be less concerned at the course of the debate took as the other candidates and audience seemed to gang up on him and reinforce his narrative of being the anti establishment candidate, also Trump's combative ways are no secret and our actually what has endeared him to many voters sick of establishment politics. He did risk alienating some of his base who are fiercely opposed to Planned Parenthood saying "it does do wonderful things" but swiftly added "not as it relates to abortion".

Cruz also attacked Trump's liberal record saying "his entire life he's supported liberals from Jimmy Carter to Hilary Clinton to John Kerry", adding "in 2004 he contributed to John Kerry".

Ben Carson who a few months ago saw a surge and was the main contender to Trump, seemed lost within the debate whereas Kasich attempted to portray himself as a more serious candidate focusing on the issues as the chaos unfolded.

Rubio had a few tussles with Cruz early on but the moderators seemed to give him an easier time.

Hard to pick a winner from the debate, Carson would probably be the loser but due to his low numbers he has already become somewhat of an irrelevance.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Justice Scalia Cause of Death 2 / 13 / 2016

The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was announced a short while ago and has sent shockwaves throughout the political landscape of the country.

Known as a strong defender of conservative values and the constitution Scalia was found dead at a luxury resort in west Texas after falling to appear for breakfast.

He is reported to have died of "natural causes" at the age of 79. Reaction was swift through social media with current republican frontrunner for the 2016 nomination Donald Trump tweeting "The totally unexpected loss of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is a massive setback for the Conservative movement and our COUNTRY!".

President Obama will now have the task of replacing Scalia, a decision that must be approved by the Senate.

Republican Debate Live 2 / 13 / 2016

The last debate before the South Carolina primary is upon us and the line up has already been released. Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Ben Carson and John Kasich will all take to the stage in what promises to be a fiery encounter with so much still to play for.

Recent polling shows that public opinion in the state has remained consistent for some months, with Trump holding a sizable lead over his main challenger. The business mogul is at 36% with Ted Cruz coming in at 19%. If Trump can avoid any slip ups then we will most likely be in for a repeat of the New Hampshire results. The interesting thing to note will be which candidate emerges as the main challenger to Trump looking forward to making a move in the southern states, hitherto Cruz and Rubio are the most likely. However the latter suffered a serious setback in New Hampshire leading many to question whether he can regain momentum or if he has suffered a fatal blow.

You can catch the debate on CBS at 8pm CST on CBS.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Ted Cruz Commercial Actress Amy Lindsay

A new campaign spot for the Ted Cruz campaign has become mired in controversy due to the fact that it featured an actress who has previously appeared in adult films.

A spokesperson for the Texas senator who prides himself on his "conservative values" tried to play down the situation “The actress responded to an open casting call. She passed her audition and got the job. Unfortunately, she was not vetted by the casting company. Had the campaign known of her full filmography, we obviously would not have let her appear in the ad.”

The advertisement shows an AA meeting type setup of people who are seemingly disappointed with Marco Rubio`s stances on certain issues. In response to a man who is venting his frustrations over immigration issues, Lindsay responds “Maybe you should vote for more than just a pretty face next time.".

Staff on Cruz`s campaign confirmed that the commercial will be replaced.

South Carolina Republican Primary Polls February 2016

Finally we have the results of a new South Carolina poll for the republican primaries and it shows that not an awful lot has changed since january. 

While many commentators were eager to see what effect the Iowa and New Hampshire results would have upon the preferences in the vital state which will vote on February 20, it seems as though up until now the previous results have had little impact.

Trump maintains a significant lead over closest rival Ted Cruz, leading by 17% at 36 - 19. Rubio maintains himself in third place up 1 point at 15%. Jeb Bush climbed closer to Rubio moving from 9-11% while Kasich leaped from 1-9% after his second place finish in New Hampshire.

The tightening of the field will be music to the ears of Real Estate mogul Donald Trump who is the main benefactor of the split in opinion.

Results South Carolina Poll (Augusta Chronicle, 10-11 February)

Donald Trump 36%
Ted Cruz 19%
Marco Rubio 15%
Jeb Bush 11%
John Kasich 9%
Carson 5%
Undecided 5%

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

New Hampshire Primary Results 2 / 9 / 2016

The big day has arrived, the first primary of the 2016 election campaign is about to get underway. According to the latest polls Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are the favorites, although as many know, throughout history results in this state have been notoriously unpredictable.

New Hampshire has the power to make or break a candidate, often breathing new life into campaigns that suffered humiliating defeats in Iowa.

Stay tuned for updates throughout the day

Results New Hampshire Primary (Republican)

Results New Hampshire Primary (Democrat)

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

New Hampshire Republican Poll 2 / 3 / 2016

A new poll is out today, coming from the state of New Hampshire, a key battleground in the republican and democrat primaries.

The poll of republican voters showed that Donald Trump continues to be the frontrunner, leading by an impressive 26 points. New Hampshire is seen as a must win for Trump, after coming in second to Cruz in Iowa,

Trump 38%
Cruz    12%
Bush    10%
Rubio  10%
Christie 5%
Carson  3%
Kasich  3%
Paul      3%
Fiorina  2%

Rand Paul Out of Presidential Race 2 / 3 / 2016

Sources close to Senator Rand Paul have claimed that he will be dropping out of the presidential race. According to CNN the libertarian will announce his decision later on Wednesday.

Breaking: The Washington times now reporting that Mr. Paul has officially dropped out of the race "Although, today I will suspend my campaign for president, the fight is far from over" he said in a statement.

Paul came in 5th place in the recent Iowa caucuses, with 5% of the vote and winning 1 delegate.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Predictions New Hampshire Sanders 2016

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were virtually tied in the state of Iowa after the votes had been counted. Most commentators agree that the result was very promising for the self-declared socialist, as he was expected to be beaten by Clinton by at least a few percentage points, the final margin of 0.2% in favor of Clinton bodes well for Sanders as the New Hampshire primary draws near, a state where polls show he has a massive lead.

According to the site realclearpolitics Sanders leads by between 8-33% depending on which poll you trust, that would appear to be a large margin of error, but the fact remains he is leading comfortably in all polls undertaken within the last few weeks. A turn around at this point looks unlikely baring some extraordinary event.

Prediction : Sanders wins New Hampshire

Predictions New Hampshire Primary 2016, Trump, Cruz, Rubio

So the results are in from Iowa, Ted Cruz has managed to win the state despite polls showing him a few percentage points adrift of Trump. Marco Rubio also had a shock result, he was expected to come third, however his share of the vote was a full 10 points above his polling. Many commentators consider Rubio to be the preferred candidate of the GOP establishment.

Iowa is considered an important state to win as it gives a candidate momentum going into New Hampshire and energize his or her vote. Despite this, on the republican side Iowa doesn't have a very good track record of predicting the winner over the last few years.

The fact that Trump didn't triumph in Iowa makes New Hampshire vital for his campaign, failure to win there could spell the end of any realistic opportunity that the businessman has to win the nomination. He currently has a lead of up to 20 points in that state (According to polls conducted within the last week). It will be interesting to see what impact, if any, yesterdays result has on the standings there.

Prediction : Trump wins New Hampshire