While August marked a new month for the 2016 campaign, it brought about the same result from readers of The Pulse 2016. For the second straight month, Donald Trump soundly beat the rest of the Republican field in our monthly straw poll, racking up an astounding 49 percent of the vote. With over 27,000 participating, this was an impressive showing from Trump. Following him in second place was Ben Carson with 19.3 percent support. And rounding out the top three was our May straw poll winner Ted Cruz, who took in 12.7 percent. You can see the full results below:
If you could not join American Principles Project in Wyoming, be sure to watch the live stream of the Jackson Hole Economic Summit. You can watch here or below: The conference will start today at 11:00a (ET). You can catch the schedule here (the times listed in the schedule are Mountain Time.
Participants for tonight’s live blog are: Jon Schweppe, Deputy Communications Director, American Principles in Action Shane Vander Hart, Editor of CaffeinatedThoughts.com Paul Dupont, Legislative Assistant, American Principles in Action Maggie Gallagher, Senior Fellow, American Principles in Action Terry Schilling, Executive Director, American Principles in Action Kate Bryan, Communications Director, American Principles in Action Frank Cannon, President, American Principles in Action Emmett McGroarty, Executive Director of Education, American Principles in Action Ellen Kolb, Caffeinated Thoughts Contributor and pro-life activist in New Hampshire Erin Tuttle, Co-founder, Hoosiers Against Common Core Steve Wagner, President, QEV Analytics Nick Arnold, Researcher, American Principles in Action
The results of our July Straw Poll are in. We would like to thank everyone who participated! Our poll exceeded all expectations, as we received a staggering 15,032 responses throughout the month. Donald Trump had a really good month. He has surged to the top of nearly all the national polls, and he was an overwhelming favorite among our readers at The Pulse 2016, receiving 7,462 votes, or 49.6 percent of the vote. Ted Cruz won our May Straw Poll, and he still had a pretty good showing in July. Cruz placed second with 2,538 votes, or 16.9 percent of
On Thursday July 22nd, the Brady-Cornyn Centennial Monetary Commission was a subject of a House Monetary Policy Subcommittee hearing. The Centennial Monetary Commission Act of 2015 (HR 2912) was introduced by Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) just over a month ago and has quickly garnered the support of 29 House co-sponsors. It has since been referred to the House Financial Services Committee. The Centennial Monetary Commission was designed to “chart the territory” for the Federal Reserve by producing an empirical study of the impact of various Fed policies on the real economy over its first 100 years, and making recommendations to
Donald Trump was in Arizona on Saturday, where he continued to defend his immigration stance despite coming under increasing fire in recent days: “Mexico — I respect the country,” Trump said in Phoenix. “They’re taking our jobs, they’re taking our manufacturing, they’re taking our money, they’re taking everything, and they’re killing us at the border.” Trump, who recently called Mexican immigrants rapists and drug dealers, acknowledged: “The Mexican government is not happy with me, to put it mildly.” As he has repeatedly since the making the comments forcefully criticized by members of his own party, Trump said he respected Mexico