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Maybe the Democrats should start a Never Clinton movement

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(My new American Thinker post)

Polls are polls and the latest ones are not good for Hillary Clinton, as we saw in David Lightman’s new story:

Hillary Clinton’s lead over Donald Trump has withered to 3 percentage points, signaling their battle for the White House has become too close to call heading into the two major-party national conventions, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll.

Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, now leads Trump by 42 to 39 percent in a head-to-head matchup. While Republicans and Democrats are solidly behind their candidates, independents are divided, 36 percent for Clinton, 33 percent for Trump – and 23 percent undecided.

Clinton does somewhat better in a four-way race, topping Trump 40 to 35 percent. Libertarian Gary Johnson has 10 percent support, while the Green Party’s Jill Stein has 5 percent.

Add to this another poll that large majorities disagree with the FBI’s decision on email prosecution. Put these polls together and you have something that every Democrat should be very worried about.   

First, this is happening on the heels of a major anti-Trump advertising campaign in swing states. It does not appear that this investment has paid off well for the Clinton campaign.    

Second, Mrs. Clinton, the FBI, Attorney General Lynch and President Clinton’s grandchildren chat is not passing the smell test for many voters, especially those independents who decide elections. It’s fair to say that a lot of Americans have concluded that Mrs Clinton got special treatment, or the kind of treatment that the average person working in the federal government would never get.  

So what happens now? Clinton will continue to sink because her integrity is now on the front burner.   

We’ve heard a lot about GOP delegates concerned with Mr. Trump. It may be time for Democrats to look at their options because Mrs. Clinton is in trouble, especially with so many Sanders supporters angry that their man dumped them for the woman they detest so much.

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July 14, 2016 at 7:37 am

Iran vs Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan & North Korea with Barry Jacobsen

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January 7, 2016 at 11:59 pm

The week in review with Bill Katz, editor of Urgent Agenda

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January 3, 2016 at 9:00 pm

The week in review with Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda

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December 27, 2015 at 11:00 pm

Bush’s class plus the Obama disaster equals Bush more popular than Obama

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A few weeks ago, I wrote about President Bush speaking at the SMU graduation ceremony.   He got a great reception from the students and parents.

To be fair, President and Mrs Bush are very popular at the SMU campus and Texas.   In other words, it was probably not a cross-section of the country.

Yesterday, a new poll came out and it brought President Bush a bit of good news:

“According to the poll, 52% of adults had a favorable impression of George W. Bush, 43% unfavorable. When Bush left office in 2009, only about one-third of Americans said they had a positive opinion of him. This new poll presents a notable shift as Bush’s overall favorability has remained well below 50% for much of his time as a presidential alum.

Overall, 47% say things in the country are going well, 52% that they’re going badly. That’s a reversal from March, when 53% said things were going well, the highest share to say so during Obama’s presidency. The shift comes across partisan and demographic lines, with no one group’s opinions driving the overall change.”

Polls come and go.   However, I think that this poll is correct for a couple of reasons:

1) President Bush has remained silent and away from politics.  He’s been active in non-partisan activities and shown a lot of class.    

2) President Obama’s foreign policy is a disaster and the domestic situation is not much better.  He has shown very little leadership or willingness to work with the GOP in Congress.   The real Obama legacy is that Democrats like Governor O’Malley and Senator Sanders are now running against his economic record.

Cheers for President Bush.   Glad to see that he’s getting some of the credit that he deserves.

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June 4, 2015 at 4:30 am

Saturday’s show: Presidential leadership not history lessons

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February 7, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Same “class warfare” but less Democrats to applaud it

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January 21, 2015 at 7:30 am

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