Keeping up with the wars on Thanksgiving/Christmas and some interesting polls
It's no longer the Party of Lincoln: Republicans prefer Trump over Lincoln
The Economist and YouGov published results of its latest polling on U.S. politics this week. One poll gauged Trump's favorability versus Lincoln, who was the U.S. president between 1861 and 1865 and . . .
(Filed under “Trump stuff you can’t make up”)
From Jonathan Chait at New York Magazine:
In a speech tonight to House Republicans, Trump claimed that wind turbines cause cancer.
“They say the noise causes cancer,” the president of the United States asserted.
“Someone’s gonna leak this whole damn speech to the media,” Trump . . .
A 60% approval rating (2nd highest in the nation)
West Virginia still has the 2nd highest approval rating for Trump among the states according to the Morning Consult’s monthly poll released yesterday. 60% of West Virginians approve while 33% disapprove. Wyoming was first at 63% and Alabama was third at 58%. Trump’s lowest approval rating was in Washington D.C. with 16% followed by Vermont at . . .
What do you think? I'm looking for comments on a Morning Consult poll that shows Senator Manchin losing 17 points from his January poll numbers
Morning Consult which does a quarterly poll measuring the approval and disapproval numbers for U.S. senators just published their most recent poll. The results are not good for WV Democrat Joe Manchin whose difference between approval and disapproval showed the biggest decline:
Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, who is up for . . .
With results that are similar to their first poll, MetroNews released the results of their governor's poll earlier today:
Less than three weeks until Election Day, Greenbrier owner Jim Justice still has a double-digit lead in the governor’s race over Senate President Bill Cole, according to the MetroNews West Virginia Poll . . .
Another op-ed piece
This morning's Intelligencer published an op-ed piece by Attorney General Morrisey which explains his justification for today's appearance before the U.S. Court of Appeals to fight the Clean Power Plan. (Note -- Morrisey op-ed is not on the Intelligencer site. Link is to the Daily Mail editorial page.) A . . .
After Friday's "Trump: Hillary Waging Costly 'War on Energy' " (see below), Saturday became "attack Hillary/ignore Donald" day. A Google search of potential Clinton and Trump news stories yields numerous AP reports (see the polls below, for instance) that might have been used in Saturday's . . .