This Week in GOP Polls: Trump v. Kelly

In August 2015, Fox News held the second GOP primary debate, and the first question to each candidate was aimed at an area of perceived weakness of theirs. Megyn Kelly was the questioner to Trump, and she asked him about his past disparaging remarks aimed at women. After the debate, many political pundits and media watchdogs praised Fox News for their tough, fair questions. Trump didn’t like how Kelly treated him, and he took to Twitter to voice his displeasure. He also had that infamous quote about blood coming out of…

This Week in #GOP Polls – 1/19/16

I had an epiphany with these debates. They’re not really debates, at least on the Republican side. They’re 90% a series of mini-speeches delivered when they all happen to be on stage at the same time, and they tend to rehash the same few subjects over and over.. You want to shake up the next one, the final before Iowa? Take the top eight candidates. Don’t even give an undercard debate. Take the four most recent national, Iowa, and New Hampshire GOP polls each, and come up with your top…

This Week in GOP Polls – 12/7/15

We’re eight days away from the next Republican debate, and so much has happened in the news since then. The self-radicalized terrorist attack in San Bernardino, the climate change meeting in Paris after its own terrorist attack, and the Senate vote to defund ObamaCare will give the candidates a lot to talk about. There will again be an afternoon and a primetime debate. To make the afternoon one, the candidate needs to 1% in four separate national, Iowa, or New Hampshire polls. To make to primetime, the candidate must average…

This Week in GOP Polls – 11/24/15

CNN has released the criteria for its December Republican Primary presidential debate. They will look at GOP polls for the six weeks leading up to the debate, and to be in primetime, the candidate must either average 3.5% or better in the national polls, 4% in the Iowa polls, or 4% in the New Hampshire polls. Currently there are only six candidates who doing 3.5% or better in the national polls. That would be Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush and Carly Fiorina. John Kasich, Chris…

Trump, Carson still lead ahead of CNBC debate

Donald Trump and Ben Carson, the top two voter-getters in all of the latest polls, decided to strong-arm CNBC into complying to some of their demands in regards to next week’s debate. CNBC dropped the planned three hours, and they will allow opening and closing statements. Since Trump and Carson have so much power, they should have demanded CNBC raise the threshold from 2.5% to 3.5% average. It would have resulted most likely in 6 people in primetime instead of 8-9. If the debate were tomorrow, the order left to…