Reuters National Poll Numbers Nov. 6, 2015: Trump 27.5%; Carson 22.2%; Rubio 12.3%; Cruz 8.6%; Bush 6.7%. Trump leads in national and Iowa polls. Clinton leads Sanders by 18 points in Iowa.
Between Oct. 31 and Nov. 6 Ted Cruz rose significantly among those aged 18-34. Carson is weaker among men compared to women.
Hillary Clinton’s support is not quite 60%; Bernie Sanders support is 30%. Bernie is fighting back. No more Mr. nice guy. He’s targeting Clinton.
Five questions that could shape the 2016 election: Does the FBI ensnare Clinton? Can Trump go the distance? Does the economy implode? Does Syria explode? Is there a third party candidate? USA Today Weekend, Nov. 6-8, 2015 Susan Page.
In latest Fox news national poll, Nov. 4, 2015: Trump 26%; Carson 23%; Jeb Bush, Gov. Kasich, Sen. Rand Paul; Mike Huckabee were all at 4%; Fiorina 3%; Christie 2%;
Post GOP-CNBC Debate: Who won? Who lost?
Senators Cruz and Rubio won the Nov. 5 debate because they were laser focused, quick, smart and passionate… Marco Rubio offered optimism for the future saying that America’s greatest days lie ahead. He got the biggest applause for the night. Cruz focused on Democratic policies as being bad for women. Fiorina agreed with him. She mentioned the problem of “crony capitalism”. Douglas E. Schoen, FoxNews.com.
Jeb Bush lost because of his attack scolding Rubio who defended his own record.
November 10, 2015 Fox Business Debate: Who is in? Who is out?
The earlier first debate scheduled for 6:00 p.m. includes Gov. Chris Christie, former Gov. Mike Huckabee, Gov. Bobby Jindal, and former Sen. Rick Santorum. Sen. Lindsey Graham and former Gov. George Pataki did not qualify due to low poll numbers.
The later second debate scheduled for 9:00 p.m. includes Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina, Gov. John Kasich, Sen. Rand Paul.
Fireworks are in order for this debate. Jeb Bush claims that Sen. Rubio is fair game. He’ll challenge him on missing Senate votes and raise doubts about Rubio’s readiness to do the job. Expect Trump, Cruz, Rubio, and Fiorina to be quick with their responses to the attacks.
The Political Future: November 3, 2015 Election Results - Impact on Democrats and Republicans
“Democrats lost more ground in legislatures and governors’ mansions, raising questions about the party’s strength…Democrats still have important demographic advantages in the states that often determine presidential elections, but the party is struggling in power centers outside Washington that influence policy and steer congressional redistricting.
“The GOP is casting its victory in the Kentucky gubernatorial race as a blueprint for how Republicans can run successfully against Obama’s signature health care law.” Julie Pace and David Lieb, Associated Press.
Matt Bevin , a wealthy Republican businessman who never held political office, won the Governor’s race in Kentucky. Sen. Rand Paul aligned himself with Bevin’s success as a political outsider.
Virginia’s Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe failed to put Virginia’s legislature back in Democratic hands. Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg contributed heavily to McAuliffe’s campaign to defeat the Republicans. Virginia is a hotly contested swing state that could determine who wins the White House in 2016.