Sunday, July 31, 2016

Trump vs Clinton Polls August 1 2016

Now that the republican and democratic candidates have been officially confirmed after the respective party conferences, it is time for the battle to truly commence.

Donald Trump, the real estate mogul turned politician has long since been the underdog even within the republican primaries, but he was able to fight against the odds and emerge triumphant.

Hillary on the other hand was the clear favorite in the democratic primaries and it look at one point that she would sail to victory pretty much unchallenged, however Senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders ended up running her pretty close, although ultimately losing.

So now we are less than 4 months away from what many see as a defining election in modern history, there appears to be a stark difference between the two candidates that offer very different solutions to the major problems facing the nation.

The gap in polling data between the two candidates closed recently and Trump briefly took the lead although the latest RealClearPolitics Average shows the following percentages.

RealClearPolitics Average (July 18-30)

Hillary Clinton    44.5%
Donald Trump    43.4%

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Polls Trump vs Clinton July 31 2016

Following the RNC and DNC there the been substantional movement in national presidential polls of the two candidates, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, who had been leading in most polls for the last few months, suddenly saw her lead evaporate according to the RealClearPolitics average of polls, in fact Trump actually took a slender lend of 0.9%. Despite the fact that Clinton has now overcome that deficit, she continues to lead only by the most slender of margins, at 0.4%

RealClearPolitics Average

Hillary Clinton  43.7%
Donald Trump 43.3%

Latest Polls Trump vs Clinton July 30 2016

As the election campaign trundles on, the polling numbers between Trump and Clinton continue to fluctuate.

Following the RNC Trump briefly took the lead according to the RealClearPolitics running average of the last 10 polls at the beginning of this week. However since the conclusion of the DNC Clinton has wrestled back a slight advantage and now leads by 0.4%

RealClearPolitics : 7/18-7/29

Hillary Clinton  43.7%
Donald Trump 43.3%

If the numbers are really as close as these polls would suggest then we may have to wait until after the presidential debates in order to get a better idea of who will be the favorite to triumph in this year`s election.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Shooting in Florida Fort Myers July 25 2016 (Video)

2 people were reportedly killed and another 14-17 injured in a shooting this morning at a teen event at Club Blu Bar and Grill in Fort Myers, Florida.

The first reports of shots fired were received by police at around 12.30am local time, 3 people have been detained and are currently being questioned in relation to the incident.

The fatal victims have been named as 14 year old Shawn Archilles and Stef´an Strawder, a local high school basketball star.

A message posted on facebook by the club stated that "deeply sorry for all involved," before stating "There was armed security as well as full security, inside and out."

Police Chief Dennis Eads stated that there is no evidence of any link to terrorism.

Latest Polls Donald Trump July 26 2016

A new poll shows that Donald Trump has made up some ground on Hillary Clinton. The real estate mogul who has been trailing Clinton for months in national polls, pulled to within only 3 percentage points of the former First Lady and Secretary of State.

The online poll with a margin of error of 4 points, showed that Clinton has 41% support among likely voters compared to 38% for Trump.

This tightening of the race comes after Mike Pence was selected as Donald Trump`s running mate and the speeches at this year`s RNC.

On Monday the DNC begins and it will be the Democrat`s chance to "fight back" against Trump and the Republican Party. Voters will also get their first real look at Clinton`s VP pick, Tim Kaine.

According to the RealClearPolitics running average of all polls conducted between 5-20 July, Clinton maintains her lead over Trump, albeit a slight one 44 - 41.3 nationally.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Ali Sonboly, Munich Shooter, Not Connected to ISIS - Bavaria Police

According to comments by the Bavarian police Chief, Ali Sonboly, the 18 year old German Iranian citizen who opened fire at a Mcdonalds in the City of Munich had no connection to Islamic State and was in fact motivated by Norwegian mass killer, Anders Brevik.

At the apartment of the killer there were no indications that he was in contact with any known terrorist groups and seems to have acted alone.

The shooter also apparently hacked another persons Facebook account and made a posting offering free food in order to lure people to their deaths. "I can buy you something that´s not too expensive" he wrote.

According to police he also had books on mass school shooters and had was fascinated by them. He seemed to target children and young people specifically, with the ages of most of the victims less than 20.

Ali Sonboly reportedly committed suicide close to where the massacre took place, opting to end his life after his horrific crime.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Shooting Attack in Munich Germany July 22 2016 (Video)


We are continuing to monitor a very serious situation that is developing in Munich, Germany. It would appear according to what various news outlets are reporting that gunmen have opened fire at a shopping center and public square in the city.

At this point there has been very little official information from authorities.

More updates to follow...

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Donald Trump Speech RNC Live July 21 2016

As expected Donald Trump has been officially nominated as the candidate for the Republican Party to take on the democrats in November`s election.

Since the departure of Ted Cruz and John Kasich from the race it became evident that the NeverTrump movement had run out of steam and many of those who were vehemently opposed to his nomination have now become reluctant supporters.

According to most national polls he remains adrift of Hillary Clinton but in shock polls that came out last week he was leading in two key swing states, Florida and Pennsylvania.

Many people think that Trump will benefit from a public sentiment of anger with elite politicians but it remains to be seen if he can win over enough votes from women and minorities in order to secure the presidency. Tomorrow the republican nominee will give a speech on the closing night of the RNC in Cleveland.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Alex Jones Attacked at RNC 2016

A scuffle broke out on Tuesday between right wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and anti Trump protesters.

As Jones railed against the "New world order" using a microphone, the opposing group chanting "Nazi scum off our streets".

As soon as the scuffle broke out the police intervened and escorted Jones to safety.

Watch the full video below

Monday, July 18, 2016

RNC Live Coverage July 17 2016

The big day has finally arrived, starting today July 18 the Republican National Convention is taking place in Cleveland, Ohio. The atmosphere is set to be tense, with demonstrations and counter demonstrations taking place in the city.

Many are worried about the potential for violence giving the abundance of opposing groups that will be present and Ohio`s open carry gun laws.

Added to this, the recent shootings that have rocked the nation, with 5 police officers killed in Dallas and 3 in Baton Rouge.

Latest Updates (All times eastern)

13:33 Long lines of people outside the Republican National Convention

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Video Baton Rouge Shooting July 17 2016

Just a few weeks after the shooting in Dallas which left 5 police officers dead and 7 wounded, law enforcement has once again in mourning. 

A fatal shooting in Baton Rouge, Lousiana, has taken the lives of at least 3 officers, with another 3 injured, one of them critically. 

According to police, one suspect was shot dead but there may be two more shooters still at large. 

“We do know, and do believe there are more than one suspect. That’s why we’re alerting the community. We sending in the robot to see if there are any explosives in the area or any explosives on him,” said Corporal L’Jean McKneely, WAFB reported.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Donald Trump Polls Swing States July 2016

Shock new polls are showing Donald Trump making big gains in the key swing states of Florida, Pennsylvania and Ohio.

According to Quinnipiac the numbers are the following


Trump    42%
Clinton   39%


Trump    43%
Clinton   41%


Trump    42%
Clinton   42%

This is a massive change from June when the Quinnipiac showed Clinton with a healthy 8% lead in Florida and will no doubt have alarm bells ringing from within the democratic party. It may be merely a blip in the Clinton campaign following the email scandal, or indicative of a broader trend, one thing is sure, with the presidential election just months away, noboby can afford to be complacent.

It must be noted however, that Trump`s leads in Florida and Pennsylvania fall within the margin of error +/- 3%.