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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Watch: Judge Napolitano Reveals One Thing EVERY Candidate Should Learn From Trump

Fox News contributor Andrew Napolitano recently discussed Donald Trump’s headline-grabbing presidential campaign with the panelists on Outnumbered.

Acknowledging he knows Trump “professionally and personally,” Napolitano shared why he is happy the brash billionaire has made a mark in the GOP primary.

“I disagree with him on many issues,” he admitted, “but I am thrilled he’s in the race. I love the way he’s stirring the pot. I love the way he challenges the establishment, I love the way he says what he thinks.”

Responding to a concurrent discussion of primary candidate Marco Rubio, Napolitano shared his analysis. Some on the panel previously noted Rubio was an early favorite who has since failed to attract the level of support some predicted.

“If Marco Rubio had said exactly what he thought, as [panelist] Andrea [Tantaros] suggested,” he said, “he’d be higher in the polls.”

Napolitano insisted that the rest of the Republican field can “take a lesson from the Donald.”

Though others on the panel held an objectively different view of the candidate, participants in the discussion generally agreed that a significant percentage of Republican voters are looking for a candidate willing to take the fight to the party’s establishment wing.

While Trump’s unfavorable rating remains high, in large part due to his divisive rhetoric, he also continues to enjoy a comfortable polling lead for much the same reason.

Is Trump’s candidacy a boon or a distraction for the Republican party? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Rubio Just Unleashed This 10-Word Attack On Trump That Will Make Even Obama Furious

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio found a way to criticize both a formidable primary challenger and the current administration during an appearance on Fox & Friends this week.

Following controversial White House contender Donald Trump’s recent war of words with fellow candidate Lindsey Graham, co-host Steve Doocy asked Rubio if he is afraid Trump will target him.

“He might,” Rubio acknowledged with a laugh. “He’s said things about me already before.”

He then went on to criticize Trump’s campaign, not on the issues he has raised but for the manner in which he has addressed them.

Immigration reform is a “legitimate issue,” Rubio asserted, lamenting the fact that Trump has broached it with such divisive rhetoric.

“But here’s what’s so important to me,” he clarified. “The presidency of the United States is not just the top government official, it is the leader of our people and of our nation.”

As such, he explained, the individual occupying that office must do so “in a dignified way, with a level of class.”

Trump, Rubio assessed, has yet to behave in a manner suggesting he would meet that threshold. In fact, he said, Trump’s style is reminiscent of the president many Republican voters are anxious to evict.

“We already have a president now that has no class,” he said.

After mentioning a few of the actions he considered less-than-presidential from Obama’s two terms, Rubio concluded that “some of the language Mr. Trump is employing” is similarly unworthy of the office he is seeking.

Is Donald Trump presidential? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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BREAKING: The Way Hillary Was Just Scorched Has Leftist Media All Shook Up About 2016

It’s the big topic of stunned conversation among those media types attuned to politics as the 2016 presidential race continues to take shape. “It” is the shocking new poll just released that shows Hillary Clinton continuing to lose ground in key swing states — so much ground, in fact, that if the election were held today, the Democrat front runner would likely lose in a landslide.

Panelists on left-leaning MSNBC, according to the Washington Free Beacon, were stunned at the incredibly poor showing for Mrs. Clinton, whom survey respondents in battleground states say they don’t trust — they really don’t trust — not in the least.

“A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday morning spelled ‘trouble’ for her campaign. The poll found Clinton losing to major Republican candidates Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Marco Rubio in the swing states of Colorado, Iowa, and Virginia.

“’Hillary is upside down by 23 in Iowa?’ host [of Morning Joe] Joe Scarborough said. ‘She’s upside down by nine in Virginia which she has to win. She’s upside down by 23 in Colorado!’”

Adding his two cents to the Morning Joe political panel, the host of NBC’s Meet the Press, Chuck Todd, was brutal in his assessment of the Clinton campaign’s big problem. As the Free Beacon article notes of Todd’s analysis:

“’This fits another pattern of hers,’ Todd said. ‘Whenever she’s been out front as the face of the Democratic Party, her numbers have gone down. They always have, whenever she is the focal point.’

“’You could just simply say she doesn’t wear well,’ Todd said.”

CNN’s morning coverage of the shocking new poll results from Quinnipiac was equally breathless as it cited surprising details from the findings.

In Colorado, Clinton trails Rubio 38%-46%, Bush 36%-41% and Walker 38%-47%. In Iowa, she trails Rubio 36%-44%, Bush 36%-42% and Walker 37%-45%. And in Virginia, Clinton has the narrowest margins between her and her Republican opponents, where she lags behind Rubio 41%-43%, Bush 39%-42% and Walker 40%-43%.

As CNN notes, a spokesman for the Quinnipiac University Poll delivered excruciatingly bad news for Hillary Clinton as he described what the survey found:

“‘Do Colorado voters trust Hillary? No, they do not. Do they think she cares about their needs? No, they do not,’ he said. ‘So the door is open to a GOP candidate voters can believe in.’”

And what does the far-left Huffington Post have to say about the terrible polling news for Hillary? Nothing, as of this writing.

However, in what many might see as a telling sign of HuffPo’s horse (not yet) in the presidential race, the site’s top political post was about Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and how she really gave it to a hotshot, GOP-favoring financial executive during a little-noticed hearing on retirement savings.

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Here’s How The Liberal NY Times Just Ignored The ‘Truth’ From Ted Cruz…And Why

When he was talking about the release of his new book, A Time for Truth, Sen. Ted Cruz said he wanted to counter what he views as “unfair ‘caricatures’ of the right as ‘stupid,’ ‘evil,’ or ‘crazy.’” So reported Breitbart News about an interview the 2016 GOP contender gave to the Associated Press in which the Texas senator argued that, for conservatives such as himself, “The image created in the mainstream media does not comply with the facts.”

Ironically, the conservative presidential candidate’s comment regarding the “mainstream media” and not complying with “the facts” was, in a startling way, prophetic. As the website Politico reports, the senator’s new book is being left out of a key list The New York Times regularly publishes, despite having sold an impressive 11,854 copies during its first week in release.

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“The New York Times informed [publisher] HarperCollins this week that it will not include Ted Cruz’s new biography on its forthcoming bestsellers list, despite the fact that the book has sold more copies in its first week than all but two of the Times’ bestselling titles, the On Media blog has learned,” says Politico.

The Times’ slight of A Time for Truth comes despite the book’s noteworthy inclusion on a number of other top-seller lists compiled by respected organizations that track book sales. The Politico piece observes:

“A Time For Truth” has also sold more copies in a single week than Rand Paul’s “Taking a Stand,” which has been out for more than a month, and more than Marco Rubio’s “American Dreams,” which has been out for six months. It is currently #4 on the Wall Street Journal hardcover list, #4 on the Publisher’s Weekly hardcover list, #4 on the Bookscan hardcover list, and #1 on the Conservative Book Club list.

The excuse offered by the Times’ staff for the absence of Truth from its bestsellers list was, according to Politico, that the book didn’t meet the newspaper’s “standard” in its analysis of book sales.

After news of the omission of Cruz’s book from the Times’ closely-watched list began to circulate and generate criticism of the paper’s treatment of the conservative senator’s well-received biography, Politico reported getting a further clarification from the Times. A spokesperson for the liberal newspaper reportedly said, “In the case of this book, the overwhelming preponderance of evidence was that sales were limited to strategic bulk purchases.”

Apparently, The New York Times gave no evidence for their finding that Ted Cruz’s A Time for Truth wasn’t worthy.

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