Unlike Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden, President Trump enjoyed a boost in the polls following the Republican National Convention and nearly halved the 10-point lead reportedly held by Biden. As the National Pulse Editor-in-Chief Raheem Kassam pointed out, candidates who fail to receive a post-convention bump have historically suffered a loss on Election Day – an ominous prospect for Biden and promising pattern for President Trump. According to USA Today: Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden maintains his polling lead over President Donald Trump, though the commander in chief gained ground on the former vice president after the party conventions, according
Over six times the number of viewers tuned in to the GOP convention on the opening night vs. the number tuned in to the DNC convention according to C-SPAN, ahead of Nielsen ratings. The Hill reported: “C-SPAN’s livestream of the first night of the Republican National Convention has attracted nearly 440,000 views, marking a substantial increase over the start of the Democratic National Convention, which drew 76,000 views. The numbers for Monday night come ahead of traditional TV ratings from Nielsen Media Research, which will be released on Tuesday afternoon. According to Nielsen, 18.7 million people tuned in to the
Last week, Virginia Republicans nominated Corey Stewart for U.S. Senate to take on incumbent Democrat Tim Kaine in the fall. Stewart narrowly edged out state Delegate Nick Freitas, an Army veteran, with 45 percent to Freitas’ 43 percent — a margin of 5,000 votes. Bishop E.W. Jackson, the 2013 Republican nominee for lieutenant governor, placed third with 12 percent. Stewart, the Chairman of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors in the outer suburbs of Washington, D.C., has been running for statewide office virtually nonstop since 2013. He finished third of seven candidates at a convention in 2013, and lost
Gathering for its annual Winter Meeting last week in Washington, D.C., the Republican National Committee unanimously passed an important resolution (provided in full below) supporting President Trump’s policy regarding transgender personnel in the military. President Trump initially tweeted his intentions on July 26th. In those tweets, he stated that “the U.S. Government will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve” in the military; and that the military “must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs” and deployability problems that accommodating transgender people in the military entails. At the RNC Summer
Following Hillary Clinton’s post-convention bump, where a few select polls gave her a brief double digit lead over Donald Trump, the mainstream media collectively decided to try and kill Trump. That’s the only explanation I can muster for what is taking place. Even media outlets like CNN, which reported at least somewhat objectively during the primary, have now gone full bore for Hillary as they attempt to bury Trump. Over the past week, the mainstream media chose two “major” stories over which to obsess. These stories aren’t worth much in the grand scheme of things. They are not even true.
This is why I cannot stand GOP operatives. Politico is reporting that a group of nearly 70 ex-RNC staffers, ex-GOP Congressmen and ex-GOP Senators have signed a letter begging the RNC to drop its support for Donald Trump and instead focus the entirety of its financial resources on protecting GOP House and Senate majorities. Via Politico: “We believe that Donald Trump’s divisiveness, recklessness, incompetence, and record-breaking unpopularity risk turning this election into a Democratic landslide, and only the immediate shift of all available RNC resources to vulnerable Senate and House races will prevent the GOP from drowning with a Trump-emblazoned
And so it begins. The next episode of the Civics Reality Show that is the Republican presidential nomination was previewed last Thursday when the Republican National Convention floated a draft rule that, if passed, would ignominiously squelch the nascent “Stop Trump” movement. In an NBC News report, according to the draft rule: …it would effectively lock-in Donald Trump as the GOP nominee and kill the “Stop Trump” movement once and for all…freezing the 2012 rules so that no alternatives go into effect this year. The proposal states “any amendments” to the party rules will not “take effect” until after this
An article in RedState by RNC committeeman Morton Blackwell has garnered some attention recently in highlighting a little-known rule instituted in 2012 regarding the Republican nomination process. Rule 40(b) of The Rules of the Republican Party, while originally enacted to tamper down on dissent from Mitt Romney’s nomination in 2012, may actually end up making it difficult for any Republican candidates to defeat Donald Trump, even if he does not win an outright majority of delegates prior to the party’s national convention. First, some background from Blackwell: … A greater number of people have recently learned that, as the national