SHOCK POLLS: Trump Just Scored Two HUGE Wins In A Way That Could Redefine The Race

When the home team suffers an unexpected and startling defeat on its own field, fans and commentators will most likely take notice. And that’s just what’s happening today as the GOP front-runner for the 2016 presidential nomination, Donald Trump, scores a big win in a state where a rival or two could certainly be considered favorite sons.

The website Florida Politics reports on what it calls the “shock poll” that finds Trump leading Jeb Bush by a significant margin in Florida, the state where George W.’s younger brother served as a very popular governor from 1999-2007.

According to the just-released St. Pete Polls survey of more than 1900 likely GOP primary voters in the Sunshine State:

For the first time this year, Donald Trump tops a state poll of GOP presidential candidates in Florida.

A St. Pete Polls survey released on Wednesday shows the New York businessman with 26 percent support, with Jeb Bush in second place with 20 percent.

And what about Marco Rubio’s standing in the newly released survey of GOP voters? The senator from Florida is also found to be trailing Trump. Rubio places fourth in the new poll with 10 percent of the respondents backing him. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker came in third with 12 percent.

What many observers and analysts of presidential politics might find equally if not more surprising are the results of a different voter poll — one conducted by the left-leaning Public Policy Polling (PPP). In this national survey, Donald Trump has a higher favorability rating than any of his GOP competitors among Latinos who were questioned July 20-21 about their candidate preferences.

According to MRC-TV coverage of this survey of 1,087 registered voters of Hispanic heritage, Trump scored a favorability rating of 34 percent. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, who one might think would hold an advantage with Latinos because of their backgrounds, were close behind with 30 percent and 29 percent, respectively. Jeb Bush, whose wife hails from Mexico and who frequently delivers campaign messages in fluent Spanish, won 31 percent of the Latino vote in this PPP poll.

You may recall that, as Western Journalism reported, Donald Trump has confidently said he would win the Latino vote should he become the nominee of the party. Trump has made that prediction several times, despite the fact that he continues to generate heated controversy over his campaign-launching remarks about dangerous, criminal aliens illegally entering the United States.

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Ted Nugent Just Unloaded A Heated Response To The Lion Controversy That Got Him Instantly Attacked

Rocker Ted Nugent triggered a frenzied pack of responses when he posted an irate Facebook page response to the criticism of an American dentist who killed Cecil the Lion on an African expedition earlier this month.

“The whole story is a lie. It was a wild lion from a ‘park’ where hunting is legal & ESSENTIAL beyond the park borders. All animals reproduce every year & would run out of room/food to live w/o hunting. I will write a full piece on this joke asap. God are people stupid,” Nugent wrote.

Authorities allege that Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer paid $50,000 to kill the lion. Zimbabwe authorities have indicated he could be charged with a crime for killing the lion, allegedly lured out of a national park to his death. In the wake of protests over the lion’s death, Palmer has disappeared from sight.

Nugent’s comments about the case engendered a spirited response from a critic.

“You’re coward and stupid,” the Facebook poster wrote, adding that she wanted to see Nugent hunt a lion with his bare hands.

“u1st,” Nugent replied.

“Trophy killing apparently is the only thing funding Zimbabwe,” wrote another poster to the page. “Apparently the country has absolutely NO other way of supporting itself. So by KILLING big game to CONSERVE big game, Ted and all his redneck supporters are actually doing a ‘good thing’.”

Nugent, a long-time advocate for hunting and Second Amendment rights, was not dissuaded. Nugent argued that Palmer did nothing wrong and fired back at commentary form late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, who had criticized Palmer for killing Cecil.

“Not a crossbow, note helpless animal, not illegal or unethical to lure/bait from park as all cat hunters do (26% success rate), had license and permits, hired professional gvt guides,” Nugent wrote.

h/t: The Blaze

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Trump Will Be Feeling Even More Confident Than Usual After This Big Announcement

Many might consider him the “shock jock” of presidential politics who continues to leave the Republican establishment as well as his GOP rivals in shock…and in the dust. Now, a brand new survey from one of the country’s most respected polling outfits will do nothing to lessen the disruptive Trump effect in the 2016 race for the White House, even as it does much to bolster the hopes of the billionaire businessman’s growing legion of supporters.

Rasmussen Reports has just released the results of its first national survey of likely Republican voters, showing Donald Trump well ahead of the rest of the crowded GOP field. Trump’s new nationwide numbers are especially significant as the first presidential debate looms on Fox News.

Trump, the GOP presidential hopeful who has dominated the headlines in recent weeks, is well ahead with 26% support among Republicans. Walker, the Wisconsin governor best known for standing up to labor unions in his state, runs second with 14% support. Bush, a former Florida governor and the third member of his family to seek the presidency, is the first choice of 10%.

As Western Journalism reported on Wednesday, Fox News has modified the rules of its August 6th debates — one to be held in prime time with the GOP candidates polling in the top 10, another earlier in the day with the remaining declared contenders for the White House getting somewhat less impactful TV exposure.

Also on Wednesday, we told you how Trump sent shock waves through the party establishment in the key state of Florida, as he was shown to be comfortably ahead of both former Gov. Jeb Bush and current Sen. Marco Rubio, two Sunshine State favorite sons. A separate poll showed the real estate mogul the favorite GOP contender among Latino voters, despite Rubio and Ted Cruz being of Latino heritage.

A new report on taxpayer-supported National Public Radio (NPR) questions whether Trump has staying power in the race, whether he will be able to build a strong and sustainable organization that can energize solid, long-lasting voter support.

The NPR report claims that, though he is staffing up and showing well in the polls of early primary states, Trump’s popularity seems to be built on “saying as many outrageous things as he can.” In other words, the NPR coverage suggests that Donald Trump’s audience ratings, if you will, come from his bold and brash “shock jock” persona.

“The easiest thing in the world is to tell a pollster, ‘I’m for that person,’ ” said Stuart Stevens, who was the chief strategist on Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential bid. “The hardest thing is to get that person to vote.”

Still, with an impressive string of positive poll results in various states plus this new national survey from Rasmussen, the Trump train certainly seems to be gaining and maintaining a real head of steam from a significant segment of a steamed-up electorate.

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Teammate Reveals Something BIG About Tim Tebow’s Future That Will ‘Shock A Lot Of People’

Without explanation or elaboration, a sports writer for the CBS affiliate in the City of Brotherly Love called Tim Tebow “the most polarizing Philadelphia Eagle” in an article that goes on to share the surprising opinion of one of Tebow’s teammates who claims the quarterback’s play will “shock a lot of people.”

Of course, one can imagine what writer Andrew Porter may have had in mind when offering that “most polarizing comment” about Tebow — the NFL player’s proudly promoted Christianity as well as the trepidation of a lot of fans about the Eagles’ wisdom in bringing Tebow on board. His professional play, after all, has been spotty and unpredictable.

However, Eagles linebacker Brandon Graham, in an interview for a Detroit radio station, says that Tebow will be a factor in Philadelphia’s upcoming season, as CBSPhilly reports:

“Tim Tebow is going to shock a lot of people, because he is going to make the team,” Graham told Detroit radio host Lauren Beasley, “And I think he will play a lot.”

Hoping to resurrect his NFL career, Tebow has been working hard in the off-season, training with various instructors and at a number of facilities as he has focused on improving his mechanics and his strength.

CBS Sports just posted on its YouTube channel a 14-second video showing Tebow powering through what is termed a “strange leg workout” — one that drew a lot of comments on the Twitter feed of the sports performance center that caters to the “elite athlete,” Performance Enhancement Professionals (PEP).

Below is the amazing video of Tebow’s incredibly challenging leg routine that could well mean knee-busting disaster for someone not in great shape. Then, check out some of the tweets from folks who couldn’t believe what they were seeing in the brief clip, all comments coming from the PEP Twitter feed.

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Before joining the Philadelphia Eagles, the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner was a QB for the Denver Broncos and the New York Jets. He’s been out of pro ball for a couple of years.

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They Were Celebrated Liberal Icons For ‘Normal’ Gay Parenting…Then This Happened

They’re heavily tattooed and in good physical shape. They’re black and they’re hip in a city where hip-hop is the definition of cool and connected. So when these two gay parents in Atlanta started posting family pictures on Instagram — two 20-something black guys with their three young children — they became sudden celebrities and lauded cultural icons of the LGBT community seeking to normalize the “new” family unit.

Image Credit: Instagram/KordalenKaleb

Image Credit: Instagram/KordalenKaleb

In fact, Kordale Lewis and Kaleb Anthony became such celebrated icons of the same-sex normalization movement that they began to enjoy a taste of fame and fortune. Nikon, seeking to exploit the couple’s popularity and climb on board the progressive bandwagon of “inclusion,” reached out and made them and their kids the centerpiece of a new ad campaign promoting acceptance. They were portrayed as just another American family – “normal” and loving.

But that was before they hit a huge bump in their road to stardom — a bump that normal heterosexual couples with kids often hit.

The Daily Mail newspaper reports that Kordale and Kaleb — the “overnight sensations” of the “new normal” in family relationships — are going their separate ways. Just as their celebrity was born on Instagram, so, too, has their breakup reportedly been announced on the social media platform.

“…fans of the couple were blindsided when Caleb – who had previously gone by the spelling Kaleb – made a series of posts on Instagram, which have since been removed, including a long letter explaining that he was leaving Kordale, breaking off their engagement,” according to the article in the British newspaper.

In the midst of the ongoing controversy as well as the celebration in some quarters over the legal status of same-sex marriage across America, social media was abuzz with chatter about the announced plans for the gay couple’s wedding. The Daily Mail article notes that Kaleb “tweeted just last month that: ‘Next month we will start to plan our wedding!! im (sic) overexcited! #lovewins.” Apparently, though, in this case, love doesn’t win, as some undisclosed “disrespect” has the pair now disengaged.

The New York Post, which calls the ex-couple “America’s favorite gay dads on social media,” notes that Nikon has released a statement saying that the company was “aware of the news,” adding that they wish “the best to Kordale, Kaleb and their entire family. We were happy to have them participate in our campaign and there were no plans to extend marketing efforts with any of the featured participants.”

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