New CNBC polling shows Joe Biden’s approval ratings dropping by 14 points in just six months. “President Joe Biden is on the best presidential honeymoon going back at least to Bill Clinton in 1993,” CNBC crowed in February. A special online edition of the CNBC All-America Economic Survey focusing on the Biden agenda finds his approval rating at a sky-high 62%, beating the first presidential ratings of Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Donald Trump. In fact, Biden’s initial rating is 18 points higher than Trump’s. Yet, just half a year later those numbers have taken a stark
Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden’s pick for China ambassador during the Obama administration insisted that relations between the U.S. and the Chinese Communist Party would “reset” in a Biden presidency. This follows a National Pulse exposé on Baucus, a “good friend,” frequent donor, and endorser of the former veep who now leverages the connections he gained during his 2014 to 2017 ambassadorship to “consult” for various Chinese Communist Party (CCP) linked companies. Baucus – a cautionary tale of the composition of a Biden administration – said that, if elected, the candidate would deal with Beijing in a “much more traditional” way. “When it comes to China, I think
Ted Cruz is following up his impressive debate performance with a new ad highlighting his applause-winning takedown of the CNBC moderators. The ad, appropriately titled “When the Media Attacks, Ted Fights Back!”, reprises Cruz’s counterattack and the biased media questioning that led to it. It also covers the overwhelming reaction to the moment from a focus group led by pollster Frank Luntz, who said the comment had the best reaction of any he’d seen since 1996. You can watch the full ad below: Nick Arnold is a researcher for the American Principles Project.
In a letter to NBC News today, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus announced that the Republican Party was suspending its planned February debate on the network. Priebus made no secret why he’s pulling out, placing the blame squarely on CNBC’s disastrous moderating job this Wednesday: “The CNBC network is one of your media properties, and its handling of the debate was conducted in bad faith.” You can read Priebus’ letter below: Mr. Andrew Lack Chairman, NBC News 30 Rockefeller Plaza New York, New York 10112 Dear Mr. Lack, I write to inform you that pending further discussion between the Republican National Committee
Watch the lines go up as Ted Cruz rebukes CNBC and defends his fellow Republicans from idiotic, hostile questions. Frank Luntz says he has never seen a line that tested this high. Watch: Maggie Gallagher is a senior fellow at the American Principles Project.
Chris Christie’s New Jersey sass and no-nonsense attitude took center stage at Wednesday night’s GOP Debate. Here were his three best moments: 1.) When he focused on the real competition. The first question of the night was, “What is your biggest weakness and what are you doing to address it?” Christie deflected his answer away from his own weaknesses, just as everyone else did, and talked about what he believes is the greatest weakness of the election: the Democratic candidates. He rallied for the Republicans as a team and emphasized who the real rivals are: I don’t see a lot of
If you watched the GOP debate last night, you probably cringed at the blatant partisanship on display from the moderators. It wasn’t just you; the rest of the media was disgusted with how CNBC handled the debate. Skeptical? Here were four reasons even liberal news outlets couldn’t hide their disgust: 1.) The moderator’s questions were “awkward and fumbling.” From the Atlanta Journal Constitution: …From Twitter snark to the spin room, CNBC took a beating for questioning that was awkward and fumbling at times, and at others seemed derived from an opposition research book. 2.) They tried to create stupid controversies. From Rasmussen: Seventy-five
Senator Ted Cruz may have dropped the best opening line in calling out the moderators last night, but Senator Marco Rubio arguably gave the most solid performance. Rubio had a lot of good applause lines last night, but here are three of the best: 3). On Medicare: “I’m against anything that’s bad for my mother.” The moderators at CNBC wasted no time trying to paint the Republican candidates as unreliable champions of social security, spending a good portion of the debate highlighting the cuts that would have to be made to reform the program and asking repeatedly whether it was moral