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Story 1: The Republican Donor Class Waiting For Trump To Fall As Trump’s Momentum Rises As Does Cruz In The Polls — Trump/Cruz Republican Ticket Should Attack The Real Losers — Clinton and Obama Now and Often — Forget About The Republican Establishment  Candidates —  Americans Love A Winner — Make America Great Again!  — Videos

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Latest Polls

Possible Republican presidential candidates in 2016

Wednesday, November 25
Race/Topic   (Click to Sort) Poll Results Spread
Iowa Democratic Presidential Caucus Quinnipiac Clinton 51, Sanders 42, O’Malley 4 Clinton +9
President Obama Job Approval Gallup Approve 44, Disapprove 51 Disapprove +7
President Obama Job Approval Rasmussen Reports Approve 47, Disapprove 52 Disapprove +5
President Obama Job Approval Reuters/Ipsos Approve 42, Disapprove 53 Disapprove +11
Direction of Country Reuters/Ipsos Right Direction 24, Wrong Track 64 Wrong Track +40
Tuesday, November 24
Race/Topic   (Click to Sort) Poll Results Spread
Iowa Republican Presidential Caucus Quinnipiac Trump 25, Carson 18, Cruz 23, Rubio 13, Bush 4, Fiorina 3, Jindal, Paul 5, Huckabee 2, Christie 2, Santorum 2, Kasich 1, Graham 0, Pataki 0 Trump +2
Massachusetts Republican Presidential Primary Boston Globe/Suffolk Trump 32, Rubio 18, Carson 5, Cruz 10, Bush 7, Fiorina 4, Christie 4, Kasich 2, Paul 1, Graham 0, Huckabee 0 Trump +14
Massachusetts Democratic Presidential Primary Boston Globe/Suffolk Clinton 54, Sanders 29, O’Malley 3 Clinton +25
President Obama Job Approval CBS News Approve 42, Disapprove 47 Disapprove +5
President Obama Job Approval ABC News/Wash Post Approve 46, Disapprove 50 Disapprove +4
President Obama Job Approval The Economist/YouGov Approve 44, Disapprove 53 Disapprove +9
Congressional Job Approval The Economist/YouGov Approve 13, Disapprove 65 Disapprove +52
Direction of Country The Economist/YouGov Right Direction 26, Wrong Track 65 Wrong Track +39

The Polls That Count

The Primary Elections and Delegate Count

The Green Papers
Republican Detailed Delegate Allocation – 2016
Sorted Alphabetically

Rank (sort)
State
Electoral Party
Leaders
Bonus Delegates (sort)
Pre-Penalty
SubTotal
Penalty (sort)
Total
Delegates
At-Large
Delegates
(sort)
District
Delegates
President Governor U.S.
Senate
U.S.
House
One
Chamber
All
Chambers
(sort)
Total
Bonus
1 Alabama 10 21 3 10 1 2 1 1 1 16 50 50
2 Alaska 10 3 3 7 2 1 1 1 12 28 28
3 American Samoa 6 3 9 9
4 Arizona 10 27 3 12 1 2 1 1 1 18 58 58
5 Arkansas 10 12 3 9 1 2 1 1 1 15 40 40
6 California 10 159 3 172 172
7 Colorado 10 21 3 1 1 1 3 37 37
8 Connecticut 10 15 3 28 28
9 Delaware 10 3 3 16 16
10 District of Columbia 16 3 19 19
11 Florida 10 81 3 1 1 1 1 1 5 99 99
12 Georgia 10 42 3 15 1 2 1 1 1 21 76 76
13 Guam 6 3 9 9
14 Hawaii 10 6 3 19 19
15 Idaho 10 6 3 7 1 2 1 1 1 13 32 32
16 Illinois 10 54 3 1 1 2 69 69
17 Indiana 10 27 3 12 1 1 1 1 1 17 57 57
18 Iowa 10 12 3 1 2 1 1 5 30 30
19 Kansas 10 12 3 9 1 2 1 1 1 15 40 40
20 Kentucky 10 18 3 10 1 2 1 1 15 46 46
21 Louisiana 10 18 3 10 2 1 1 1 15 46 46
22 Maine 10 6 3 1 1 1 1 4 23 23
23 Maryland 10 24 3 1 1 38 38
24 Massachusetts 10 27 3 1 1 2 42 42
25 Michigan 10 42 3 1 1 1 1 4 59 59
26 Minnesota 10 24 3 1 1 38 38
27 Mississippi 10 12 3 9 1 2 1 1 1 15 40 40
28 Missouri 10 24 3 11 1 1 1 1 15 52 52
29 Montana 10 3 3 7 1 1 1 1 11 27 27
30 Nebraska 10 9 3 8 1 2 1 1 1 14 36 36
31 Nevada 10 12 3 1 1 1 1 1 5 30 30
32 New Hampshire 10 6 3 1 1 1 1 4 23 23
33 New Jersey 10 36 3 1 1 2 51 51
34 New Mexico 10 9 3 1 1 2 24 24
35 New York 10 81 3 1 1 95 95
36 North Carolina 10 39 3 14 1 2 1 1 1 20 72 72
37 North Dakota 10 3 3 7 1 1 1 1 1 12 28 28
38 Northern Marianas 6 3 9 9
39 Ohio 10 48 3 1 1 1 1 1 5 66 66
40 Oklahoma 10 15 3 9 1 2 1 1 1 15 43 43
41 Oregon 10 15 3 28 28
42 Pennsylvania 10 54 3 1 1 1 1 4 71 71
43 Puerto Rico 20 3 23 23
44 Rhode Island 10 6 3 19 19
45 South Carolina 10 21 3 10 1 2 1 1 1 16 50 50
46 South Dakota 10 3 3 7 1 2 1 1 1 13 29 29
47 Tennessee 10 27 3 12 1 2 1 1 1 18 58 58
48 Texas 10 108 3 28 1 2 1 1 1 34 155 155
49 Utah 10 12 3 9 1 2 1 1 1 15 40 40
50 Vermont 10 3 3 16 16
51 Virgin Islands 6 3 9 9
52 Virginia 10 33 3 1 1 1 3 49 49
53 Washington 10 30 3 1 1 44 44
54 West Virginia 10 9 3 8 1 1 1 1 12 34 34
55 Wisconsin 10 24 3 1 1 1 1 1 5 42 42
56 Wyoming 10 3 3 7 1 2 1 1 1 13 29 29
Totals 560 1,305 168 247 31 55 36 39 31 439 2,472 2,472
Rank State At-Large
Delegates
District
Delegates
Party
Leaders
President Governor U.S.
Senate
U.S.
House
One
Chamber
All
Chambers
Total
Bonus
Pre-Penalty
SubTotal
Penalty Total
Delegates

 

http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P16/R-Alloc.phtml

Date (all 2016)State

February

Monday, February 1

Iowa caucus

Tuesday, February 9

New Hampshire

Saturday, February 20

Nevada caucus (Dem)
South Carolina (GOP)

Tuesday, February 23

Nevada caucus (GOP)

Saturday, February 27

South Carolina (Dem)

March

Tuesday, March 1
(Super Tuesday)

Alabama
Alaska (GOP)
Arkansas
Colorado caucuses
Georgia
Massachusetts
Minnesota caucuses
Oklahoma
Tennessee
Texas
Vermont
Virginia

Saturday, March 5

Kansas caucus
Kentucky (GOP caucus)
Louisiana
Nebraska (Dem caucus)

Tuesday, March 8

Hawaii caucus (GOP)
Idaho (GOP)
Mississippi
Michigan

Sunday, March 13

Puerto Rico (GOP)

Tuesday, March 15

Florida
Illinois
Missouri
North Carolina
Ohio

Tuesday, March 22

Arizona
Utah

Saturday, March 26

Alaska caucus (Dem)
Hawaii caucus (Dem)
Washington caucus (Dem)

April

Tuesday, April 5

Wisconsin

Tuesday, April 19

New York

Tuesday, April 26

Connecticut
Delaware
Maryland
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

May

Tuesday, May 3

Indiana

Tuesday, May 10

Nebraska

(GOP primary)
West Virgini

aTuesday, May 17

Kentucky

(Dem primary)
Oregon

June

Sunday, June 5

Puerto Rico (Dem)

Tuesday, June 7

California
Montana
New Jersey
New Mexico
South Dakota

Tuesday, June 14

District of ColumbiaStates with no firm dates:
(Some states may be listed with tentative dates)

North Dakota
Maine
Wyoming

Last update: 11/6/15

 http://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/2016-presidential-primary-schedule-calendar/#G1GZYZqWm45WbZ80.99

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses around 14,000 supporters during a campaign rally in Columbus, Ohio, on Monday. (Ty Wright/Getty Images)
By Matea Gold and Robert Costa November 25 at 1:28 PM
When Donald Trump landed in Ohio this week, he got a taste of the meager Republican super PAC efforts aimed at him: a 47-second Web video clipping together some of his most provocative comments and a small airplane trailing a banner proclaiming, “Ohioans Can’t Trust Trump.”

As the combative mogul enters his fifth month at the top of the GOP presidential field, attempts to derail him remain anemic, underfunded and unfocused — and they are likely to stay that way until the Iowa caucuses in less than 10 weeks.

Most of the party’s financiers and top strategists are sitting on the sidelines. Many are reluctant to spend money against Trump after watching others fumble as they tried to handle his counter-punches. Others, citing past elections, remain confident that the race will eventually pivot away from him early next year.

The political network backed by the billionaire Koch brothers has no plans to take on Trump. American Crossroads, the super PAC co-founded by strategist Karl Rove, is steering clear and fixated on Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton instead. Right to Rise, the super PAC backing Jeb Bush, is not gearing up to attack Trump either. And major Republican donors such as hedge-fund manager Paul Singer and the Ricketts family have shown no interest in supporting the few organizations trying to undercut him.

“It is probably accurate to say there is very little money for these endeavors,” said Liz Mair, a Republican consultant who recently started an anti-Trump group called Trump Card. “Our group has donors and money, but it’s not like we have hundreds of people.”

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A super PAC supporting Republican presidential candidate John Kasich released a Web video clipping together some of business mogul Donald Trump’s most provocative comments. (New Day for America)
Trump has reveled in the GOP’s handwringing over his candidacy and has taunted groups targeting him as a “disgrace.”

“I think people are surprised that, you know, they’re politicians and they’ve been doing this stuff all their lives. I haven’t. I’ve been a job producer,” Trump said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.” “I guess they can’t understand what’s happening.”

The absence of a big-money response to Trump is especially striking, given the mounting anxiety among GOP leaders about his lasting dominance in the race and his accumulation of incendiary statements. Some also are wary of trying to short-circuit him in a year when anger toward elites is boiling over.
“I don’t think there’s any group of establishment donors trying to take down a candidate, nor should there be,” said Fred Malek, finance chairman of the Republican Governors Association. “Who are we, the donor-fundraiser class, to dictate to the voters? The voters can figure this out.”

The fear of Trump bolting the party to run as an independent hovers as well. Trump has repeatedly warned that if he is provoked and not treated “fairly,” he may reconsider his pledge to support whoever wins the Republican nomination.

[Time for GOP panic? Establishment worried Carson or Trump might win]

The resistance to committing to all-out warfare has far-reaching consequences, leaving Trump poised to face only scattered challenges in the final weeks before the first contests in Iowa and New Hampshire. Several senior Republicans said this week that they expect Trump’s staying power to persist through the spring — possibly forcing the primary fight to spill into next summer’s convention.

A super PAC backing the presidential bid of Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) is planning to spend $2.5 million on ads and other efforts against front-runner Donald Trump. (Rogelio V. Solis/AP)
It’s a starkly different scenario from four years ago, when a super PAC backing Mitt Romney plowed millions into TV ads hitting former House speaker Newt Gingrich (Ga.) as he began to ascend.

More than a dozen interviews with high-profile GOP financiers revealed a pervasive confidence that the party’s rank-and-file voters will ultimately reject Trump’s brand of politics.

“He is going to implode himself,” said Frank VanderSloot, the chief executive of an Idaho nutritional-supplement company who is backing Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.). He said he recently turned down a funding request from a group seeking to run anti-Trump ads.

“It’s just going to take a little time for people to take a step back and look at his track record, see who he is and how he’s changed his positions and how unprepared he is to be president of the United States,” VanderSloot said.

That view is shared by Andrew Sabin, a longtime New York donor supporting Bush.

“I’m not worried,” Sabin said. “The voters are not going to think out their candidate until a week or two before they go into the voting booth.”
Another reason wealthy donors are holding back: a widespread conclusion that it is futile to try to dislodge the New York billionaire, who has successfully parried nearly every attack.

“I’m not sure someone wouldn’t do better to take their money and throw it off a tall building,” said Henry Barbour, a Mississippi-based operative who is unaligned with any of the campaigns. “I think the voters who are for Trump are not going to move off from Trump.”

[Donald Trump, a champion of women? His female employees think so.]

After conducting two focus groups of Trump supporters this fall, GOP consultant Frank Luntz said he has concluded that there is no political issue or stance that will turn off his supporters.

“They came to him because he is unlike any other politician,” Luntz said. “That allows him to do and say things others could not and get away with it.”

One party strategist privy to recent research on Trump voters said that none of the messages tested swayed them — including his past support for universal health care or fond words about the Clintons.

“They’re in­cred­ibly angry, and he’s the first guy in their mind who speaks to that anger in a visceral way,” said the strategist, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the findings. “They have a deep longing for that.”

Trump’s non-traditional campaign has left his opponents rattled. He has largely avoided paid ads and instead harnessed the enormous amount of free airtime he garners. He uses media coverage to drive an attack through multiple news cycles until it becomes a narrative, such as his constant swipes at Bush as “low energy.”

Some Republican campaign veterans are puzzled that no clear opposition to Trump has formed. The only significant effort was mounted by the conservative Club for Growth, which spent more than $1 million on ads in Iowa attacking the real estate tycoon; Trump remains on top there in the latest polls.

Stuart Stevens, who served as Romney’s chief strategist in 2012, said most donors and party officials have long expected the pro-Bush Right to Rise to take the lead in toppling Trump.
“I’m baffled by why Jeb Bush’s super PAC is sitting on what was $100 million when Trump represents everything Bush doesn’t seem to like,” Stevens said. “They should be going after Trump and defining him. It’s a classic opportunity for Bush to be seen as the dominating and strong alternative.”

According to Republicans familiar with Right to Rise’s view of the contest, the super PAC is willing to eventually make ads that contrast Bush with Trump, but at the moment is concentrating on consolidating Bush’s support among traditional Republicans, many of whom are split among Bush, Rubio, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

Other Bush allies worry privately that any ad against Trump could help Cruz rather than Bush. Most Bush associates would much rather have the race become a one-on-one bout vs. Trump, because they view Trump as an easier adversary.

[Trump defends bogus Muslim claim and rough treatment of black protester]

The latest attempt to go after Trump is coming from New Day for America, a pro-Kasich super PAC that paid for this week’s Web video and airplane banner in Ohio. The organization began running a television ad in New Hampshire last week featuring a photo of Trump, President Obama and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who also is seeking the GOP nomination, that warns that “on-the-job training for president does not work.” It’s part of $2.5 million the group said it plans to spend in the state to drive down Trump’s support.

“We had a lot of donors who quite frankly have been saying for a long time that someone has to stop Trump,” said Matt David, the super PAC’s chief strategist. “Between that and Governor Kasich’s willingness to stand up to Trump in the last debate, we felt best suited.”

Unlike other campaigns, David said his group is not going to approach Trump like a politician and highlight his changing positions over the years.

“We are going to treat him like what he is: a reality TV star,” he said. “This will be a very sustained effort, and it’s clearly gotten Trump’s attention.”
After the super PAC announced the anti-Trump campaign, the general counsel of the Trump Organization sent a letter to Kasich and the group’s strategists threatening to take legal action if the ads contained defamatory material.

Fred Davis, the GOP admaker crafting the super PAC’s spots, said the missive is an example of why more donors are not stepping forward to take on Trump.“I think the reason people are hesitant is that he’s a bully,” he said.

In a statement, Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks called Davis “a typical consultant who works for the highest bidder.”

“Unlike most of the weak and ineffective, all talk, no action politicians Fred is accustomed to dealing with, Mr. Trump will not tolerate unprovoked attacks comprised of falsehoods,” she said.

Radio host Rush Limbaugh poked fun this week at the muddled anti-Trump movement. “Many in the Republican Party are just beside themselves now,” he said on his syndicated show Tuesday. “They don’t know what to do. They’re still in denial that, ‘This isn’t real, that Trump’s going to be off and doing something else once the year turns and he’s bored and made his point. He’ll go back to TV.’ ”

He went on to mock the Kasich super PAC ad, saying: “They’re wasting their money, but it’s their money to waste.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/plan-a-for-gop-donors-wait-for-trump-to-fall-there-is-no-plan-b/2015/11/25/91436a00-92dd-11e5-8aa0-5d0946560a97_story.html

 

FOX News Poll: Trump gains, Carson slips, Cruz and Rubio climb in GOP race

GOP front-runner Donald Trump widens his lead in the nomination race, while Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz threaten to overtake Ben Carson for the number two spot.

Those four once again constitute the top tier in the latest Fox News national poll on the 2016 election.

In addition, Rubio joins Carson as the only candidates at least half of voters say are honest and trustworthy — though Carson’s honesty rating has taken a hit.  More on that later.

First, here’s how the GOP race stands: Trump remains in the top spot with a record 28 percent support from Republican primary voters.  He was at 26 percent in the last Fox poll, which was completed before the last debate and the Paris attacks (November 1-3, 2015).

Carson drops from 23 percent to 18 percent in the new poll.  Cruz and Rubio are both up three points and garner 14 percent each.

All others are in the low single digits:  Jeb Bush gets 5 percent, while Chris Christie, Carly Fiorina, and Mike Huckabee each get 3 percent.  John Kasich and Rand Paul receive 2 percent a piece.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE POLL RESULTS

Three key GOP constituencies put the four favorites in the upper-tier:  the Tea Party, white evangelical Christians, and talk radio listeners.

Among GOP primary voters who are part of the Tea Party movement, Trump is the first choice (38 percent), followed by Cruz (30 percent).  Carson (14 percent) comes in third — receiving less than half of Trump’s support. Rubio rounds out the quartet with 9 percent.

About a quarter of white evangelical Christians back Trump (25 percent) and Carson (24 percent), while Cruz gets 18 percent and Rubio receives 11 percent.

Cruz (31 percent) is the preferred pick among those who listen to conservative talk radio daily.  Trump (24 percent), Rubio (16 percent) and Carson (11 percent) also get double-digit backing.

 

Honest and Trustworthy Revisited

Earlier this month, Carson was the only 2016 candidate deemed honest and trustworthy by a majority of voters: 60 percent said he was (November 1-3, 2015).  Since then, some reporters — and Trump — have questioned whether everything in Carson’s new book is true.

The attacks seem to have pushed Carson’s honesty ratings down:  today 53 percent of all voters say he is honest, while 34 percent say he isn’t.  Still, that’s a net positive of 19 points, which gives him the second highest honesty score (the total percentage points of those saying you’re honest minus those saying you’re not) of the candidates included in the poll.

Rubio does a touch better on that measure. By a 51-31 percent margin, voters say he is honest and trustworthy (+20 points), up from 41-36 percent earlier this month.

Cruz (+11 points), Fiorina (+5 points) and Bush (+4 points) also get positive honesty scores.

Trump gets a negative 14 honesty score (41 percent honest vs. 55 percent not).  That still puts him ahead of Hillary Clinton.  She receives a net negative 20 score (38 percent honest vs. 58 percent not).  Clinton’s ratings hit a record low in early November when just 35 percent of voters said she was honest.

Among self-identified Republicans, all of the GOP candidates tested have a positive net honest and trustworthy score: Carson (+56 points), Cruz (+51 points), Rubio (+46 points), Fiorina (+35 points), Bush (+32 points) and Trump (+24 points).

Seventy-three percent of Republicans say Carson is honest, down from 82 percent in early November.

The Fox News poll is based on landline and cellphone interviews with 1,016 randomly chosen registered voters nationwide and was conducted under the joint direction of Anderson Robbins Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R) from November 16-19, 2015. The poll has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points for all registered voters, and 5 points for Democratic primary voters and 4.5 points for Republican primary voters.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/11/22/fox-news-poll-trump-gains-carson-slips-cruz-and-rubio-climb-in-gop-race.html

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