The Top Three Words People Associate With Hillary Might Spell The End Of Her Candidacy

The first words that came to mind when voters thought of Hillary Clinton were “liar,” “dishonest,” and untrustworthy,” according to a new Quinnipiac University poll.

Voters were asked to relate “the first word that comes to mind” when they thought of Clinton, Donald Trump and Jeb Bush.

The poll, released Thursday, found that 178 people thought of the word “liar” when thinking of Clinton, who has been dogged by a burgeoning investigation into her use of a private email server during her tenure as Secretary of State. “Dishonest” was mentioned by 123 respondents and “untrustworthy” by 93 people. An additional 113 responses were spread among “crook,” “untruthful,” “criminal,” “deceitful,” “email,” “corrupt” and “crooked,” for a total of 507 responses questioning Clinton’s credibility.

Trump’s word list was topped by “arrogant” and “blowhard.” The word most associated with Jeb Bush was “Bush.”

Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University poll, offered an analysis of the numbers.

“Donald Trump soars; Ben Carson rises; Jeb Bush slips and some GOP hopefuls seem to disappear. Trump proves you don’t have to be loved by everyone, just by enough Republicans to lead the GOP pack,” he said.

“On the Democratic side, Secretary Hillary Clinton continues her slide while Sen. Bernie Sanders continues to narrow the gap,” Malloy added. “But the real news is the man who isn’t there – yet. Vice President Joseph Biden has the best appeal in general election matchups against top Republicans. Note to Biden: They like you, they really like you, or they like you more than the others.”

In terms of presidential matchups, the poll said that if Biden were the Democratic candidate, he would beat Trump by 48 percent to 40 percent, Bush by 45 percent to 39 percent, and Sen. Marco Rubio, D-FL, 44 percent to 41 percent. Clinton would beat Trump by 45 percent to 41 percent. She would beat Bush by 42 percent to 40 percent. And she would top Rubio by 44 percent to 43 percent.

The poll interviewed 1,563 respondents over five days last week.

h/t: Hot Air

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Breaking: What Just Happened To Mike Huckabee Could Have the GOP Establishment Looking Over Its Back

The latest national poll by Reuters and Ipsos indicates Republican presidential primary front-runner Donald Trump has maintained his commanding lead. The order of those pursuing him, however, has shifted significantly.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has amassed more support than 15 of his 16 rivals, earning 10 percent support and landing in second place – albeit with a hefty 20 point deficit.

Huckabee recently acknowledged that Trump will make all other GOP contenders fight for the nomination.

With Trump and Huckabee accounting for a combined 40 percent of the poll’s total, everyone else in the crowded field earned single-digit support. Jeb Bush and Ben Carson were tied for third place in the poll with 8 points. Scott Walker and Marco Rubio rounded out the top five spots with seven and five percent support, respectively.

Bush – an early favorite among establishment Republicans – has struggled to find support in recent weeks. Reuters’ Mike Brantley chalked much of his statistical dip to intraparty scuffles with Trump.

Ipsos’ Chris Jackson concurred, noting Bush has been “overshadowed by Trump” thus far in the primary process.

“His argument that he will be the establishment’s guy in the race is looking less and less convincing,” he concluded.

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Americans Just Pushed Back In A HUGE Way Against Obama’s Big Plan To Change The World

Iran’s supreme leader is still declaring that the United States is the “enemy:” “We will not allow the Americans to have economic or political influence in our country,” CNS News quotes the ayatollah as saying in a recent speech. “Nor will we allow them to have a political presence and cultural influence in our country.”

Controversial secret “side deals” to the Iran nuclear pact negotiated by the Obama administration are being revealed and are causing great concern among some lawmakers on Capitol Hill. The New York Times reports the disputed contents of those side deals are fueling opposition to the accord that Obama argues must be approved because it will stop Iran from developing the bomb:

To the most strident opponents of President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, the suspicious behavior at a military base about 12 miles southeast of Tehran has become a rallying call to defeat the accord, especially as it now appears that Iranian officials may be allowed to take their own environmental samples at the site and turn them over to inspectors.

And another article in The New York Times — a news analysis published on Monday — points out that Obama’s argument in favor of the nuclear accord has a glaring problem that’s only growing more pronounced:

His problem is that most of the significant constraints on Tehran’s program lapse after 15 years — and, after that, Iran is free to produce uranium on an industrial scale.

As much as Obama and supporters of the Iran nuke deal — now including Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) — try to convince the American people that the pact is a significant step toward promoting peace in the Middle East and national security for the United States, the public remains unconvinced. In fact, voters seem to be wise to what they see as word games and diplomatic double-talk that the president and his pro-deal allies have been using.

The Hill just published the results of a new poll from Quinnipiac University showing that voters in three key swing states oppose the Iran nuclear accord “by margins of more than 2-to-1.”

Florida voters oppose the deal 61 percent to 25 percent. Ohio voters oppose it 58 percent to 24 percent and Pennsylvania voters oppose it 61 percent to 26 percent, according to the poll.

That level of opposition in those three states that are so important in deciding the outcome of the 2016 election would seem to raise a big red flag for Democrat lawmakers still undecided as to how they will cast their votes for the pact on a thumbs-up or thumbs-down basis.

Another poll with clear-cut results — this one a national survey from CNN/ORC released last week — also shows that most Americans want Congress to reject the president’s legacy-building proposal to lift sanctions on Iran and send the Muslim nation billions of dollars in frozen assets.

Reporting on the outcome of the poll — results showing voters disapprove of the deal by a wide margin — The Hill notes that Obama’s overall handling of relations with the mullah-controlled Iranian regime is a huge sore spot for Americans.

Six in 10 Americans, 60 percent, disapprove of how President Obama is handling relations with Iran, up from 48 percent back in April shortly after a framework agreement with Tehran was unveiled.

Congress returns to Washington in September and will vote on whether to accept or reject the pact brokered by the Obama administration. Despite the obvious negative feelings of so many Americans toward the agreement, the president has promised to veto any legislation that would block the Iranian nuke deal from going forward.

Obama, it seems, is willing to defy the will of the public and get his way, no matter the political consequences to others in his own party.

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BREAKING: Shock Poll Just Released Shows The 2016 Race In Totally Uncharted Territory

It was just days ago that Western Journalism reported on the results of a new CNN/ORC poll showing that Donald Trump, the candidate who has literally upended the 2016 presidential contest, is a serious competitor in the general election. Pundits and politicians said it could never happen — the brash billionaire businessman could never sustain the excitement, maintain the momentum, and become a serious candidate for President of the United States.

But he has, and now a just-released poll from Rasmussen Reports contains data that will shock the socks off both Republican and Democrat power brokers. This, as they say, is a true game-changer.

As Trump prepares to head to Mobile, Ala., for a campaign rally that promises to be the biggest of the campaign season so far — with as many as 40,000 supporters packed into a football stadium — what could be the biggest news of the presidential polling season is hitting the streets. The Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of 1,000 likely voters finds a stunning expectation among Republicans:

…57% of Likely Republican Voters now think Trump is likely to be the Republican presidential nominee next year, with 25% who say it’s Very Likely. That compares to 27% who felt a Trump nomination was likely two months ago when he formally announced his presidential bid, a finding that included just nine percent (9%) who said it was Very Likely.

At the time that the fast-talking, flamboyant real estate mogul and reality TV star launched his presidential campaign, he scored near the bottom of the GOP pack. Now he leads the field — consistently and often by wide margins in national as well as state polls — and in many respects, Trump is setting the agenda for the race.

The Rasmussen Reports survey finds that it’s not only Republicans who feel Trump is likely to capture the nomination. In the “all likely voters” category, The Donald is viewed as a viable candidate to be reckoned with. Just as socialist Bernie Sanders is proving to be a formidable campaigner in the Democrat race, now Trump is seen to be not just a scrappy contender, but the man to beat for the party’s top spot in 2016.

“Among all likely voters, 49% think Trump is likely to be the Republican nominee, including 17% who say it’s Very Likely. That compares to 23% and seven percent (7%) respectively in the earlier survey. Forty-eight percent (48%) now say Trump is not likely to win the nomination, with 21% who feel it is Not At All Likely,” according to Rasmussen.

In the Friday release of the results of its shock poll, Rasmussen Reports notes that previous surveys have found that voters agree with Trump that the U.S. needs to build a wall along its border with Mexico. “They also believe overwhelmingly that illegal immigrants convicted of a felony in this country should be deported. Trump made both proposals in a policy paper he released last weekend that calls for getting tough on illegal immigration.”

Among the reasons given for Trump’s popularity and forward momentum with voters is his virtually unfiltered outspokenness, his willingness to say almost anything about anybody. Newsmax is reporting that Trump took dead aim at one of the Democrats ready to charge into the party spotlight should the Clinton campaign continue to run off the rails. Speaking about former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, Trump fired off an insult the likes of which one rarely hears, even in the most brutal and bloody political arenas.

In an interview with Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro, Trump said of O’Malley’s quick apology after being criticized by members of the Black Lives Matter movement for countering that “all lives matter” that the former governor “apologized like a little baby, like a disgusting, little, weak, pathetic baby, and that’s the problem with our country.”

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Americans Just Smacked Obama Over The Head With 3 Haymakers He’ll Hate, But Can’t Ignore

In one respect, Barack Obama must certainly be happy that so much attention is focused on Hillary Clinton and her sinking poll numbers — and it has nothing to do with the Washington whispers that the Obama administration is behind the constant drip of bad news about Emailgate and Hillary’s worsening server scandal. The president could be happy about Hillary’s woes because his own approval ratings are not that great — in fact, they’re pretty bad — and the media spotlight on his former secretary of state means the heat isn’t as intense on the man in the Oval Office.

But Obama can’t escape the fact that Americans don’t approve of the job he’s doing, especially in the realm of foreign affairs. Results of a new poll from CNN/ORC shows the public has turned thumbs down to the president in a decidedly negative shift since late-July. A CNN report on the poll notes that “disapproval of President Barack Obama is on the rise amid dismal reviews of his work on several foreign policy issues and a sense that his policies would lead the country in the wrong direction.”

Specifically, Obama’s disapproval rating has climbed above 50%, with 51% of respondents saying they don’t like the way he’s handling the presidency and 47% approving. In addition to the higher overall disapproval number for the president, there are three areas where the survey shows Obama finds disfavor with the public.

“Majorities also disapprove of the way Obama is handling the economy and foreign affairs, as 52% say the policies Obama has proposed would move the country in the wrong direction,” says CNN. With regard to foreign affairs, the poll finds widespread dissatisfaction with the way Obama is handling the major concerns over ISIS and Iran:

…the President fares worst on his handling of ISIS, the Islamic militant group that controls some areas of Iraq and Syria, with 62% disapproving of how the President is dealing with the group. Nearly as many, 60% say they disapprove of his management of the U.S. relationship with Iran.

Obama, of course, has been working hard to convince Americans and their representatives on Capitol Hill that his Iran nuke pact is a good deal and should be given the congressional stamp of approval. It will be interesting to see if the minds of any lawmakers leaning toward a vote of confidence in the deal will be changed by the results of this new poll.

Polling such as this by CNN/Opinion Research Corporation, as poor a picture as it paints for President Obama, is actually among the better of the national surveys for the commander in chief. The Real Clear Politics average of polls on Obama’s job approval puts the president nearly six points underwater — 44.1 percent approving of his job, 50.9 percent disapproving.

The latest Rasmussen Reports tally of voter sentiment find the biggest negative spread for the president – only 43 percent approving of his job performance, while 55 percent of respondents turn thumbs down.

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