Elections GOP Polls Ron DeSantis

New Poll Shows ‘Anti-Woke’ Policies Touted By Ron DeSantis Aren’t Popular With Voters

While he rode many of his controversial “anti-woke” policies to reelection as governor of Florida in 2022, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) may not be able to ride that reaction to success on the national level, according to a new poll.

A Wall Street Journal poll shows that DeSantis and other Republicans who have been pushing cultural issues are on the wrong track.

“Patriotism, religious faith, having children and other priorities that helped define the national character for generations are receding in importance to Americans.”

What has increased in importance to voters? Money.

A Democratic strategist called the poll’s results “eye-popping.”

The issue of money holds true for both Democrats and Republicans.

Culture war questions shown in the poll are especially bad news for the GOP.

Respondents were asked, “Which of these concerns you more about schools today?,” and 61% chose “some schools may ban books and censor topics that are educationally important.” Just 36% chose “some schools may teach books and topics that some students or their parents feel are inappropriate or offensive.”

Over half of the poll’s respondents (56%) said they have some or a great deal of confidence in public schools. Just one-third (33%) said very little or none.

With the preliminary stages of the 2024 campaign have only begun to take shape, it should be interesting to see if Republicans continued to use wedge issues based on social issues as their calling card. If they do, based on the Journal poll, they may wind up getting thrashed at the polls much the same way they did in 2020 and 2022.

Donald Trump Elections Polls

CPAC Straw Poll Contains A ‘Horrible Result’ For Donald Trump: GOP Strategist

A straw poll taken at the end of the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) conference may have appeared to be good news for disgraced one-term former president Donald Trump, but a GOP strategist said Sunday the poll actually contains a “horrible result” for the failed ex-president.

Trump gave the keynote address at CPAC on Sunday and garnered 62% worth of support in the straw poll, but that should concern him, according to Republican strategist Susan Del Percio.

During an appearance on MSNBC’s “The Alex Witt Show,” Del Percio was asked by the host:

“Do you sense this is a party that is ready to move on? What lies ahead for Republicans who want to challenge Trump?”

Del Percio replied:

“Sixty-two percent of CPAC in a straw poll it is a horrible result for Donald Trump. I mean this has been dubbed TPAC; this is Donald Trump’s show, and you can only get 62% of his own people.”

“That is not to say his power over the party is there,” she added. “I read something very interesting in I believe it was Politico or Axios over the weekend. Donald Trump met with the state Republican leadership of Nevada recently at Mar-a-Lago. Donald Trump is playing the campaign strategy that all he needs to do is get 35 percent and beat everyone else and it is winner take all.”

Del Percio concluded her comments by noting, “He still does have that grip and if the other thing that stuck out to me is listening to Governor [Chris] Sununu and Nikki Haley, they come from two different ideas of what the new generation is and I am afraid that Nikki Haley’s new generation of leadership, which is a new generation of hate, as you just showed, is where the party currently is.”

Trump is also facing the prospect of being indicted in multiple jurisdictions, and while he vows not to drop out of the 2024 race if he’s charged with crimes, his poll numbers will likely take a major hit if he is.

Elon Musk Polls Social Media

Twitter Users Give Musk The Boot – Vote Him Out As CEO In His Own Online Poll

Thanks to his own arrogance and complete ignorance of just how hated he truly is, it appears that Twitter CEO Elon Musk is now out as head of the social media platform thanks to a poll he posted Sunday and promised he would abide by.

Mediaite reports:

A majority of Twitter users voted “yes” in a poll posted by owner Elon Musk asking if he should step down as CEO of the social media company.

The final tally showed that 57.5 percent of the 17,502,391 votes wanted Musk to step down as CEO, while 42.5 percent did not.

Here’s the final results of the poll:

So far, Musk has not confirmed that he will indeed be vacating the post of Twitter CEO.

The poll results also come just a day after Musk announced a new policy to end rival platforms’ ability to give themselves “free promotion” on his social media site.

For example, any future Twitter posting that was created solely for the purpose of promoting other social media platforms would be removed under the new policy, including Facebook, Instagram, Mastodon, Truth Social, Tribel, Nostr and Post.

Musk argued that the policy was due to the fact that he could no longer allow “relentless free advertising of competitors. No traditional publisher allows this and neither will Twitter.”

But as former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti noted, Twitter and other social media sites are not traditional publishers who have legal liability for the things they publish.

So, if Twitter is now declaring that it is a traditional publisher, it will be legally liable for every tweet that appears on the site.

Mariotti explained:

“It appears that you admit that you’re a publisher for purposes of Section 230 of Title 47 of the United States Code. Have you thought about the consequences of the positions you’re taking, or are you just winging it?”

Turns out Musk is about as good of a businessman as Donald Trump.

Donald Trump Elections GOP Polls

2024 Election Poll Shows Trump Trailing Both Ron DeSantis AND Liz Cheney

A new poll is certain to enrage disgraced, one-term, twice-impeached former president Donald Trump because it shows him trailing both Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former Rep. Liz Cheney in the 2024 race for the Republican presidential nomination.

The Deseret News/Hinckley Institute of Politics poll only reflects sentiment in the state of Utah, but Trump’s third place showing suggests that even in a deep red state voters are sick and tired of him.

Mediaite reports:

Yes, the new survey has Trump in third place — pulling in just 14.6 percent of the vote. DeSantis came out on top in the Deseret News/Hinckley survey — as he has in many recent state polls — with 24.2 percent.

But the real surprise is Cheney. The defeated Wyoming congresswoman ranks second in the Deseret News/Hinckley survey with 16.4 percent support from Utah GOP primary voters.

Cheney lost her bid for another term in the House of Representatives to Rep.-elect Harriet Hageman, but her name is often mentioned as a possible candidate for the 2024 Republican nomination. Her high-profile role as vice chair of the House Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol has angered Trump and many of his GOP allies.

The Wyoming Republican has been extremely critical of the role Trump played in the Capitol insurrection, remarking in July that “Trump engaged in the ‘most serious misconduct’ of any U.S. president in history by inciting the mayhem and then refusing for more than three hours to call off the rioters.”

It will be interesting to see how Trump responds to the new poll showing him a distant third in Utah. Rest assured that someone else will be to blame because nothing is ever Donald’s fault.


Congress Elections Polls

New Poll Shows Democrats Have The Momentum With The Midterm Election Just 2 Days Away

With the midterm election now just 48 hours away and record number of ballots already cast in several key states, a new poll from NBC News suggests that momentum in the final two days has shifted to Democrats.

Most notably, the generic ballot number is now in favor of Democrats, but the margin is razor thin.

The final national NBC News poll of the 2022 midterms finds a highly competitive campaign landscape ahead of Election Day. While Democrats have pulled even with Republicans in enthusiasm, President Joe Biden remains unpopular, and voters express deep dissatisfaction about the state of the country. 

Forty-eight percent of likely voters say they prefer a Democratic-controlled Congress as the outcome of Tuesday’s elections, while 47% prefer a Republican-controlled Congress. 

That’s a reversal from October, when 48% preferred a GOP-controlled Congress versus 47% who wanted Democrats in charge.

The most notable change in polling is that Democrats have caught up with Republicans when it comes to interest in the election.

In October’s NBC News poll, Republicans held a 9-point advantage in high voter interest, 78% to 69%, after Democrats had previously closed the enthusiasm gap following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. 

Additionally, there’s a new top interest for voters, with 23% saying the most important issue facing the country is “threats to democracy.” 20% named the economy as the biggest issue.

But when asked which set of issues was more important in deciding their vote, 50% of voters said a candidate’s position on abortion, threats to democracy and addressing the cost of living by raising taxes on corporations (which largely has been the Democratic message).  

There’s also good news from several states where Senate races will determine who controls the upper house of Congress, with polls giving the advantage to Democrats in the states of Arizona, Georgia, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania. Turnout is seen as key to Democratic efforts to pick up seats in key battleground states.

And turnout has been at record highs in states with early voting, with The Washington Post reporting that early voting totals have already surpassed the early vote total in the 2018 midterm.