Republicans Barack Obama Democrats Congress
  See $$$ From Your Zip Code $10,961,849,129 in Contributions for 2016 Election
Home | Money Search | Top 25 Candidates | Election News | About
Data Updated on 7/22/2017

Republican Debate - September 16: Post Analysis and Poll

9/20/2015  articles

Morning Consult Poll, Friday, September 18 as reported on Drudge

Trump moved from 33% to 36%; Carson from 17% to 12%; Fiorina from 3% to 10%; Rubio from 2% to 9%; Cruz at 7%; all other candidates at or below 6%

Favorability ratings: Trump favorable at 67%, unfavorable at 30%; Carson favorable at 79%; Fiorina favorable at 56%, unfavorable at 28%; Bush, Christie, Walker all at 50% favorable; Kasich favorable at 38%

Running for Office

The expression that so-and-so “runs for office” brings to mind this writer’s school days of “running to catch the bus, the taxi, the street car etc. etc.

Sometimes I’d miss the bus and wind up successfully thumbing a ride to school, to work, to a movie, etc, etc. You can name it from your own experience.

Today the big national interest is practiced by all of us watching hopeful politicians run their heads hoping to win the big prestigious job of president, congressman, senator, mayor, governor, etc. It’s actually called “public service.” And, of course, if you’re lucky or play your cards right, the pay on payday turns out to be a whopper.

The head line in one national newspaper read “Trump Fields Debate Jabs.” That’s a good description of a tough winning candidate no matter what the office might be.

Carly Fiorina and Marco Rubio

“In more than three hours of give-and-take, former Hewlett-Packard head Carly Fiorina displayed a flair for sharp responses, hoping to sound presidential, while Florida GOP Sen. Marco Rubio showcased his knowledge of foreign policy.

“The Donald” King of the Mountain

However, The Donald is still king of the mountain, let alone full of “blather and bluster, as entertaining and satisfying as ever to the millions who have had it up to here with the backing, filling, evading, dodging and dancing of politicians trying to avoid crunch time.” as former Washington Times Editor Emeritus Wesley Pruden so aptly phrases it.

Ben Carson

“Ben Carson, the family doctor everyone would like to have, has ‘the vision thing,’ but he doesn’t say very much about how he can get from here to there with only the vision.”

Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Chris Christy, and Ted Cruz

All were more lively and true to their own style and form during this second debate. Rubio was polished but firm. Bush was statesman-like. By the end of the debate Trump and Bush were in agreement giving low fives to each other several times. Christy focused on the audience and working class people more worried about their jobs than listening to back and forth jabs between Fiorina and Trump.

Scott Walker is still biding his time but heating up his rhetoric. Rand Paul remains authentic and true to his principles. Mike Huckabee is a good speaker and is comfortable on the platform. John Kasich is focusing on New Hampshire, the upcoming primary in 2016.

The primaries are still five to six months away but closer than you think.


   Individual's Name
   Zip Code
Committees (PACs):
"527" Organizations:
   Contributors by Name
   Contributors by Zip


   Top $$$ Contributors
   Contributions by Zip
   Candidates by State
   Committees (PACs)
   527 Organizations


Celebrity Contributors:
   Aaron Sorkin
   Andrew Fastow
   Arnold Palmer
   Arnold Schwarzenegger
   Ben Affleck
   Bill Cosby
   Bill Gates
   Calvin Klein
   Dennis Kozlowski
   Donald Trump
   George Soros
   Hugh Hefner
   Jack Grubman
   Jeff Skilling
   John Grisham
   John Rigas
   Ken Lay
   Martha Stewart
   Mel Gibson
   Oprah Winfrey
   Ralph Lauren
   Donald Trump
   Richard Scrushy
   Rush Limbaugh
   Sam Waksal
   Scott Sullivan
   Steven Spielberg
   Tom Cruise
   Tommy Hilfiger
Industry Contributors:
   CEO/Chief Executives
   College Professors
   Trial Lawyers
   Golf Professionals
   Poker Professionals
   Mortgage Brokers
   Futures Brokers
   Stock Brokers
   Options Brokers
   Life Insurance
   Health Insurance
   Auto Insurance
   Securities Lawyers
   Boats & Yachts
   Defense Contracts
Baseball Contributors:
   New York Yankees
   Boston Red Sox
   Chicago Cubs
Notable Politicians:
   Barack Obama
   George W Bush
   John Kerry
   Ralph Nader
   Hillary Clinton
   Apple Computer
   New York Times
   News Corporation
   General Electric
   Exxon Mobil
   Ford Motor
   Anheuser Busch
Top 10 Contributors:
   Thomas Steyer
   Linda Mcmahon
   Sheldon Adelson
   Miriam Adelson
   Bob Perry
   Michael Bloomberg
   Harold Simmons
   Fred Eychaner
   J Ricketts
   John Raese