Archive for the ‘ Polls ’ Category

InlandPolitics: After the First Presidential Debate — Nothing’s changed!

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016 – 09:00 a.m.

The first presidential debate is in the books and Republican Donald Trump let some great chances go by. But he didn’t screw-up.

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Tax Reform

California voters on Nov. 8 will consider a ballot initiative that would tax cigarettes by an additional $2 per pack. They also will weigh a separate income tax increase on some of the state’s highest earners.

Capitol Alert
By Christopher Cadelago
ccadelago@sacbee.com
September 26, 2016 – 8:00 PM

California’s likely voters solidly support a fall initiative to extend higher income taxes on top earners, while a separate proposal to boost state taxes on tobacco is clinging to a majority vote, according to a new survey released Monday.

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InlandPolitics: Finally! The First Presidential Debate arrives

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Stand-ins for Donald J. Trump, Hillary Clinton and Lester Holt on Sunday at the site of Monday’s presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. (Credit: Sam Hodgson for The New York Times)

Monday, September 26, 2016 – 09:00 a.m.

The first of three presidential debates between Democrat Nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton Republican Nominee Donald J. Trump will take place at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York on Monday night.

Thank God!

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InlandPolitics: Trump takes highest lead yet in Times/USC poll

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Monday, September 19, 2016 – 08:30 a.m.

Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump has taken his widest lead yet in the Los Angeles Times/USC Dornsife Daily Tracking Poll of a pool of approximately 3,000 likely voters nationwide.

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The San Francisco Chronicle: Donald Trump, presidential front-runner?

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By Willie Brown
September 17, 2016
Updated: September 17, 2016 – 11:00pm

GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump is gaining in the polls as the first presidential debate nears.

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Campaign 2016

By Sarah D. Wire
September 5, 2016

With just over a month left before California starts sending out vote by mail ballots, congressional races are starting to heat up.

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Politico: Trump cuts into Clinton’s lead as crucial stretch begins

Politico

Both teams prepare for the biggest moment of 2016 – the Sept. 26 debate.

By Gabriel Debenedetti
09/04/16 – 07:11 AM EDT

The final stretch of the longest presidential campaign in history opens this week. Think it’s been ugly? You’ve seen nothing yet.

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Politico: Fox National Poll: Clinton and Trump in virtual tie in 4-way race

Politico

By Louis Nelson
08/31/16 – 06:47 PM EDT

After weeks of slipping in the polls, Donald Trump is narrowing the advantage Hillary Clinton built in the wake of last month’s nominating conventions, a new Fox News poll of registered voters shows.

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The Hill: Pollsters fight to figure out Trump phenomenon

The Hill

By Reid Wilson – 09/01/16 06:00 AM EDT

Pollsters are debating whether Donald Trump’s “silent majority” of voters exists, and are scrambling to make sure that their surveys reflect the opinions of voters who might not ordinarily be included in opinion polls.

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Los Angeles Times: Trump gains ground against Clinton, tracking poll finds

Polls

Brian Bennett and
David Lauter
August 21, 2016 – 3:17 P.M.

Reporting from Washington–

Donald Trump has gained ground against Hillary Clinton, according to the latest findings from the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times national tracking poll of the presidential race.

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The Press-Enterprise: Whose poll is it anyway in Pete Aguilar vs. Paul Chabot race?

Paul Chabot

Republican congressional candidate Paul Chabot.

By JEFF HORSEMAN / STAFF WRITER
Published: Aug. 17, 2016 Updated: 4:05 p.m.

Unless it’s an ultra-competitive toss-up race, there’s typically not a lot of publicly available polling for congressional elections.

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InlandPolitics: Venturing into Trump-Clinton world

Donald Trump+Hillary Clinton

Saturday, August 6, 2016 – 10:30 a.m.

It’s been a rough two weeks for Republican Donald Trump.

But he’s far from out of the contest. Especially when Hillary Clinton is the opponent.

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Loretta Sanchez+Kamala Harris

Rep. Loretta Sanchez, left, and California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris. (Associated Press)

Phil Willon
July 27, 2016 – 9:00.P.M.

Half of California’s likely Republican voters and a third of independents said they wouldn’t vote for either candidate in the state’s U.S. Senate race this November, according to a new poll by the Public Policy Institute of California.

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InlandPolitics: Donald Trump takes lead in two new national polls

Polling

Monday, July 25, 2016 – 08:45 a.m.

It didn’t take long.

Two new national polls out Monday morning now have Republican Nominee Donald Trump leading Democrat Hillary Clinton.

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James Comey

FBI Director James Comey said on July 5 that Hillary Clinton should not be charged for her use of a private email server during her time as secretary of state. Here’s what he said, in three minutes.

By Scott Clement
July 11, 2016

A majority of Americans reject the FBI’s recommendation against charging Hillary Clinton with a crime for her State Department e-mail practices and say the issue raises concerns about how she might perform her presidential duties, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

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InlandPolitics: Well-respected poll has Trump, Clinton in dead heat

Polling

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 – 10:00 a.m.

So much for that piece of crap ABC News/Washington Post Poll released on Sunday morning.

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InlandPolitics: Let’s touch on the Presidential race

Donald Trump+Hillary Clinton

Monday, June 28, 2016 – 10:00 a.m.

The back and forth between part presumptive nominee’s Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is interesting these days.

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NBC News: Poll: Trump Reaches 50 Percent Support Nationally for the First Time

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By Hannah Hartig, John Lapinski and Stephanie Psyllos
April 26, 2016

Donald Trump has reached 50 percent support from Republicans and Republican-leaners nationally for the first time since the beginning of the NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll in late December. This milestone is significant as the 2016 primary heads into its final few weeks of contests, as there has been intense speculation that Trump’s support has a ceiling. Though his support has hovered in the high 40s since mid-March, the front-runner had yet to secure half of Republican voters.

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InlandPolitics: Trump gets large bounce out of New York win

Donald Trump

Sunday, April 24, 2016 – 11:00 p.m.

Republican Presidential Front-Runner Donald J. Trump has the wind at his back, according to recent polling, and Texas U.S. Senator Ted Cruz knows it.

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Kurtis Lee
April 23, 2016

In his quest to win the GOP presidential nomination and avoid a contested party convention this summer, Donald Trump is banking on California.

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Capitol Weekly : Poll: Trump leads in GOP primary

Capitol Weekly

By Jonathan Brown
Posted 04.21.2016

Perhaps all attention on primary night in California should be on the 33rd Congressional District – home to the Trump National Golf Club. After all, in New York, the only Congressional District that Donald Trump didn’t win was the one in which he lives.

Trump is likely to do well in California, too.

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PPIC

Capitol Alert
By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
April 20, 2016 – 2:00 PM

  • Surtax on high-income Californians, school bonds headed for November ballot
  • Unions support tax extension, education groups and developers want bonds
  • Gov. Jerry Brown has not endorsed either, critical of bond issue

California voters are inclined to extend extra taxes on the state’s high-income residents to support public education and pass a new school construction bond issue, a poll by the Public Policy Institute of California has found.

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InlandPolitics: Trump, Clinton lead in new California poll

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Sunday, April 17, 2016 – 03:00 p.m.

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton have double-digit leads in a new CBS/YouGov poll  of California voters released Sunday.

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InlandPolitics: Donald Trump regains momentum, Cruz fades

Donald Trump

Saturday, April 16, 2016 – 04:30 p.m.

Following a bumpy two-week period in his campaign, GOP Front-runner Donald Trump is flying high again.

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The Sacramento Bee: Field Poll: California voters think income taxes are too high

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Capitol Alert
By Taryn Luna
tluna@sacbee.com
April 14, 2016 – 1:00 PM

  • Four out of five Republicans believe they pay too much income tax
  • Fifty-two percent of Democrats are OK with current tax rates
  • People who earn less than $40,000 were least likely to complain about high taxes

With the 2016 tax deadline on the horizon, it’s the time of year Californians grumble about Uncle Sam slashing their income.

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CNN Politics: Polls: Trump, Clinton lead big in NY, PA

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By Jeremy Diamond, CNN
Sun April 10, 2016 – Updated 10:13 AM ET

(CNN) — Donald Trump is leading his rivals for the Republican nomination by more than 20 points in the upcoming primary contests of New York and Pennsylvania, according to a pair of Fox News polls released Sunday.

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Field Poll

Capitol Alert
By Christopher Cadelago
ccadelago@sacbee.com
April 8, 2016 – 1:00 PM

  • 48 percent of likely voters don’t have a candidate in mind
  • Harris, Sanchez continue to hold down top two positions
  • Pollster describes ‘extremely quiet’ contest

Californians have the rare opportunity to vote for a new U.S. senator in two months – but nearly half of likely voters still haven’t settled on a candidate, according to the latest Field Poll.

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InlandPolitics: NY Daily News exhibits some humor on Cruz thud

Ted Cruz

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 – 10:30 p.m.

Hats off to the New York Daily News.

The New York City daily newspaper laid into Texas U.S. Senator Ted Cruz on Wednesday afternoon.

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InlandPolitics: The hyped Wisconsin Primary and Trump voters

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Monday, April 4, 2016 – 09:00 a.m.

Tuesday is the Wisconsin Primary.

The supposed make or break contest for Front-runner Donald Trump and Texas U.S. Senator Ted Cruz.

Yes I know. Wisconsin make or break? Really???

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
April 3, 2016 – 8:01 AM

  • Democrats Harris and Sanchez running 1-2 in polls
  • If primary ends that way, they will face each other again
  • Republican and independent voters may be decisive

Bill Carrick, the veteran political consultant who advises U.S. Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez, was obviously elated last month by a Public Policy Institute of California poll.

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Loretta Sanchez+Kamala Harris

Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Santa Ana), left, and California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris. (AP)

Phil Willon
March 28, 2016

California’s U.S. Senate campaign appears stuck in a political stasis, with nearly a third of voters still undecided about who to support in a race lost in the shadow of the nation’s presidential contest, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll.

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California was the first state to allow medical marijuana. Now, two decades later, voters are expected to be asked whether to legalize recreational use of the drug. The legalization measure most likely to qualify for the statewide November ballot is the product of months of negotiations between groups with varying interests, from drug-law reformers, to growers and distributors, to famous financiers and politicians.

Capitol Alert
By Christopher Cadelago
ccadelago@sacbee.com
March 25, 2016 – 12:38 PM

  • 61 percent of Americans favor legal weed
  • A poll last fall found 58 support, tying a high

The concept of legalized marijuana is rapidly gaining in popularity, a new poll finds.

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High-Speed Rail

A full-scale mock-up of a high-speed train is displayed at the Capitol in Sacramento. (Rich Pedroncelli / AP)

Capitol Alert
By Christopher Cadelago
ccadelago@sacbee.com
March 24, 2016 – 2:28 PM

  • 52 percent of adults and 44 percent of likely voters back rail
  • More would back project if it were cheaper than $64 billion
  • A pair of proposed initiatives would threaten rail funding

There’s been little positive buzz of late about California’s high-speed rail system.

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Phil Willon
March 23, 2016 – 09:00 p.m.

New York billionaire Donald Trump enjoys a sizable lead over other GOP presidential candidates among California Republican voters, according to a new poll by the Public Policy Institute of California.

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Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

Phil Willon
March 23, 2016 – 09:00 p.m.

With just over three months to go before the state’s June primary election, Democrats Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris and U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez of Santa Ana have more voter support than their Republican rivals in the race for U.S. Senate, according to a new poll by the Public Policy Institute of California.

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InlandPolitics: The GOP contest and Trump

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Jim Erwin
Sunday, March 20, 2016 – 11:30 a.m.

The race for the republican nomination for president continues to be the talk these days after Front-runner Donald Trump won five of six delegate contests on Tuesday.

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InlandPolitics: Donald Trump national polling numbers edging higher

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Jim Erwin
Sunday, March 13, 2016 – 01:15 p.m.

Did anyone really think that GOP Front-runnerDonald Trump’s polling numbers would start to dip?

That idea may have been wishful thinking.

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InlandPolitics: Donald Trump nears majority support in latest CNN/ORC Poll

Runaway Train

Monday, February 29, 2016 – 09:00 a.m.

Republican Front-runner Donald Trump is about to take on the roll of a runaway train.

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InlandPolitics: Donald Trump builds on momentum as second Governor endorses

Donald Trump

Saturday, February 27, 2016 – 01:00 p.m.

While Republican Front-runner Donald Trump is barnstorming the southern states, his polling numbers continue to improve.

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InlandPolitics: Latest polling in GOP primary contests

Polls

Friday, February 26, 2016 – 10:30 a.m.

It was time for Texas U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and Florida U.S. Senator Marco Rubio to try and deliver a blow to front-runner Donald J. Trump on Thursday night.

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InlandPolitics: Fox News in the anti-Trump tank?

Fox News Donald Trump

Thursday, February 18, 2016 – 10:00 a.m.

Is Fox News Channel in the anti-Trump tank?

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InlandPolitics: Donald Trump dominance continues unabated, despite critic assertions

Campaign 2016

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 – 09:00 a.m.

Following GOP Donald Trump’s highly-energetic South Carolina debate performance last Saturday night came renewed assertions from the establishment talking heads that the billionaire was, once again finished.

Yes. Finished with a capital “F”.

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Donald Trump supporters cheer during a campaign rally in Greenville, S.C., on Monday. (Olivier Douliery / TNS)

Noah Bierman and Lisa Mascaro
February 16, 2016

Robert Bowers, a 50-year-old debt collector, conceded that Donald Trump may have gone “overboard just a little bit” when he attacked President George W. Bush, saying he lied about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and failed to stop the Sept. 11 attacks.

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InlandPolitics: More South Carolina Polling, and the Professional Pundits

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Sunday, February 14, 2016 – 09:00 a.m.

The professional political pundits are letting Donald Trump, not to mention anyone else that will listen, know he lost the latest GOP presidential debate held in Greenville, North Carolina on Saturday night.

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InlandPolitics: Trump polling lead grows as smaller debate stage approaches

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The stage layout for the GOP Presidential Debate in Greenville, South Carolina to be televised by CBS on Saturday evening.

Saturday, February 13, 2016 – 11:00 a.m.

It’s another in a plethora of GOP debates on tap for Saturday night.

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The Hill: Poll: Over 4 in 10 back Trump nationwide

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The Hill

By Mark Hensch
February 12, 2016 – 07:54 am

Donald Trump has more than double the voter support of any other Republican White House hopeful nationwide, according to a new poll.

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InlandPolitics: Finally someone tries to call out the media oracles

Crystal Ball

Thursday, February 11, 2016 – 09:30 a.m.

Finally someone has made a cogent attempt at calling out the media idiots that believe they have the power to predict and, more importantly, influence voter preference.

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InlandPolitics: GOP Polls: Donald Trump expands lead in New Hampshire

Polling

Sunday, February 7, 2016 – 01:30 p.m.

Five fresh polls out of the state of New Hampshire released on Sunday Morning give a better indication on voter preference in the state.

The news was good for front-runner Donald J. Trump.

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The Hill: Poll: Sanders nearly tied with Clinton nationwide

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The Hill

By Bradford Richardson
February 05, 2016, 08:17 am

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has dramatically cut into the nationwide lead of primary rival Hillary Clinton, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll.

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InlandPolitics: It couldn’t get here soon enough — Finally the Iowa Caucus

Election 2016

Monday, February 1, 2016 – 09:00 a.m.

The Iowa Caucus is finally here.

Thank God!

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InlandPolitics: The Big Mo! – Trump juggernaut continues

Polls

Tuesday, January 26, 2015 – 01:30 p.m.

The Trump train has left the station and it’s gaining steam.

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InlandPolitics: Sunday polling dump has Trump up big in all early voting states

Donald Trump

New polling data suggests that Billionaire GOP Presidential Candidate Donald J. Trump is building new momentum in early voting states, including Iowa.

Sunday, January 24, 2016 – 10:30 a.m.

A large polling data release on Sunday morning has GOP Front-runner Donald Trump fully in the lead in all early voting states.

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InlandPolitics: New ‘uber conservative’ attack on Donald Trump is rich

Panic Button

Friday, January 21, 2016 – 10:00 a.m.

The attack on GOP Front-runner Donald Trump by the editor’s of the National Review is, well, to be blunt, quite rich to say the least.

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InlandPolitics: Donald Trump maintains polling advantage

Polling

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 – 08:00 a.m.

In less than two weeks the presidential primary cycle will commence and GOP front-runner Donald Trump has maintained or expanded his lead in the polls.

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The Sacramento Bee: Field Poll: Californians split on death penalty

Field Poll

Capitol Alert
By David Siders
dsiders@sacbee.com
January 14, 2016 4:01 PM

  • Even divide over whether to speed up executions or repeal capital punishment
  • Growing proportion of voters favor replacing death penalty with life in prison
  • Issue divides along sharply partisan lines

In an ongoing shift in public opinion about the death penalty in California, the number of state voters who favor doing away with capital punishment has grown to virtually the same size as those seeking to speed up the execution process, according to a new poll.

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Hoover Institution

By Jessica Calefati
jcalefati@bayareanewsgroup.com
Updated: 01/15/2016 – 06:54:32 AM PST

SACRAMENTO — When Gov. Jerry Brown delivers his annual State of the State address next week, he’s expected to cheer California’s good financial fortune, continue to hail the bullet train and stress the need to tackle climate change before it’s too late.

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Politico: Donald Trump’s big tent

Donald Trump

Every one of 10 recent Iowa, New Hampshire, and national polls of Republicans shows Trump with more male support than female support. | Getty

–The GOP should stop fooling itself. Trump is reaching more than just undereducated, angry white men.–

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Politico

By Scott Bland
01/08/16 – 06:35 AM EST

Republicans explain away their unwelcome poll-leader by dismissing his supporters as a loud but narrow network of angry white men and celebrity chasers.

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Field Poll

Capitol Alert
By Christopher Cadelago
ccadelago@sacbee.com
January 6, 2016 4:01 PM

  • Two Democrats still hold top-two places
  • Twice as many GOP voters remain undecided
  • Harris does well with liberals, while Sanchez leads among Latinos

Attorney General Kamala Harris and Rep. Loretta Sanchez continue to lead the contest to succeed U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, but the all-Democratic dynamic could change once more Republican voters begin engaging in the race, according to the new Field Poll.

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InlandPolitics: In 2016, it’s still all Donald Trump, all the time

Polls

Tuesday, January 5, 2015 – 01:00 p.m.

It’s January 2016, and it’s still Donald Trump firmly in command.

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Rasmussen Reports: Clinton vs. Trump: Still A Dead Heat

Rasmussen Reports

Monday, December 28, 2015

Presidential frontrunners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump remain all tied up in a hypothetical matchup heading into 2016.

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InlandPolitics: GOP Primary — Recent poll an outlier

Donald Trump

Billionaire Businessman and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump has skyrocketed in recent national polling numbers.

Saturday, December 26, 2015 – 01:00 p.m.

You have to hand it to the so-called mainstream media, and cable network news for that matter.

Anytime a national presidential primary poll emerges showing Donald Trump declining, and anyone else ascending, and I mean anyone; Three groups, 1.) the mainstream media; 2.) the so-called establishment and finally, 3.) the political pundits, all ooze with glee.

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The Hill: It’s a very Trump Christmas

The Hill

By Lisa Hagen
12/24/15 – 06:00 AM EST

Donald Trump may be getting the best gift of all this holiday season, as he enters 2016 firmly on top in the Republican race for the White House.

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CNN Politics: Trump dominates GOP field heading into 2016

CNN

By Jennifer Agiesta, CNN Polling Director
Wed December 23, 2015 | Updated 6:25 AM ET

  • Donald Trump has been a constant atop the polls since his ascent to the lead in July
  • This new poll marks the first time Ted Cruz stands significantly apart from the other candidates vying for the nomination

Washington (CNN) — Donald Trump seems set to end 2015 as the dominant force in the race for next year’s Republican nomination for president, with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz now a clear — yet distant — second after a strong debate performance, a new CNN/ORC poll released on Wednesday has found.

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InlandPolitics: Graham departure drops GOP field to 13

Fallen Chess Piece

Monday, December 21, 2015 – 10:00 a.m.

South Carolina U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham has dropped out of the GOP presidential nominating contest.

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Donald Trump speaks at the Republican Party of Iowa’s Lincoln Dinner in Des Moines on May 16. (Scott Olson / Getty Images)

David Lauter
December 20, 2015

Donald Trump leads the GOP presidential field in polls of Republican voters nationally and in most early-voting states, but some polls may actually be understating his support, according to a new study.

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Politico: Trump hits a new high in national poll

Donald Trump

The billionaire businessman surges to 41 percent after releasing proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the U.S.

Politico

By Nick Gass
12/14/15 – 12:00 PM EST
Updated 12/14/15 – 12:48 PM EST

Donald Trump just got a little more vault in his ceiling. Nationwide, the polling-obsessed Manhattan multi-billionaire and leading Republican presidential candidate broke into the 40s on Monday.

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InlandPolitics: GOP Primary: New flavor of the month — Ted Cruz

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas gestures as he takes questions from members of the media during a news conference with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, about the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the U.S., during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Texas U.S. Senator Ted Cruz is the new leader in the latest Iowa polling.

Sunday, December 13, 2015 – 03:00 p.m.

The media, political class, political establishment is all lathered-up again over the new GOP flavor of the month in Iowa.

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The San Diego Union Tribune: Poll: Trump’s statements on Muslims

Donald Trump

U.S. Republican presidential hopeful, Donald Trump. (EFE/File)

By Beto Alvarez | 11:26 a.m. Dec. 9, 2015

  • A slight majority of 500 San Diego residents polled strongly or somewhat agreed with Donald Trump’s statements on Muslims

San Diego Union-Tribune/10News poll, conducted by SurveyUSA, has a margin of error of +/– 3.2 to 4.5 percentage points. A look at the results:

To read poll in The San Diego Union-Tribune, click here.

InlandPolitics: What do the U.S. and France have in common?

Donald Trump

French far-right National Front (FN) member of parliament Marion Marechal Le Pen poses on January 14, 2014 in Paris. AFP PHOTO / JOEL SAGET (Photo credit should read JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

Donald Trump and Marion Maréchal-Le Pen are shaking up politics in their respective countries.

Sunday, December 6, 2015 – 09:00 a.m.

I know it may sound weird. But the U.S. and France have something in common right now.

Politically that is.

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GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses the Republican Jewish Coalition at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center on Thursday in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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Wall Street Journal

By Aaron Zitner and Dante Chinni
Dec. 4, 2015 – 6:38 p.m. ET

  • Celebrity businessman appeals to nonreligious voters who don’t believe politicians can get U.S. back on track

Donald Trump has built his leading position in the Republican primary race by bringing together an underappreciated segment of the GOP—blue-collar voters who aren’t especially animated by social issues—and who may be setting the stage for an unusual, three-person sprint to the nomination.

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InlandPolitics: Trump widens lead in latest national poll

Quinnipiac University

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 – 08:30 a.m.

Billionaire Businessman Donald Trump has widened his lead in the race for the republican nomination for President of the United States.

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The Hill: GOP donors wrestle with possibility of Trump nomination

The Hill

By Jonathan Swan
November 29, 2015, 07:00 am

When asked who he would vote for if the presidential race comes down to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the former mayor of Los Angeles and a longtime Republican establishment figure, Dick Riordan, says: “I would probably go find a deserted island.”

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The Hill: GOP in panic over Trump

Donald Trump

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The Hill

By Niall Stanage
11/27/15 – 06:00 AM EST

The Republican establishment is nearing full-blown panic about Donald Trump.

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InlandPolitics: Donald Trump’s simplistic effective campaign message

Chess Board

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 – 08:00 a.m.

Billionaire GOP Presidential Candidate Donald Trump continues to defy the self-proclaimed political establishment experts.

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InlandPolitics: Trump moves higher in polls, Rubio new flavor of the month

Donald Trump

Monday, November 23, 2015 – 09:30 a.m.

Billionaire Candidate Donald Trump has, once again, resumed in ascent in new polling.

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The Wall Street Journal: Trump Rides a Blue-Collar Wave

Donald Trump

Fifty-five percent of his supporters are white working-class.

By William A. Galston
Nov. 17, 2015 – 6:34 p.m. ET

The biggest surprise of the presidential election so far is the emergence and persistent strength of Donald Trump. Although Ben Carson is remarkable in many respects, he is the latest iteration of a familiar figure in Republican primary campaigns: the favored candidate of conservative evangelicals.

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Los Angeles Times: Three key areas that give Republicans trouble in California

Donald Trump

Donald Trump; the hard line he and other GOP presidential candidates are taking on immigration does not bode well for the party’s chances in California.

Cathleen Decker
November 14, 2015

As Donald Trump and other Republicans talked tough on illegal immigration during last week’s presidential debate, an exasperated Jeb Bush noted that Hillary Clinton’s campaign aides were, right then, exchanging high-fives.

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Reuters: Trump surges among likely Republican primary voters: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Reuters

Politics | Fri Nov 13, 2015 – 4:35pm EST
WASHINGTON | By James Oliphant

After a week in which he hosted Saturday Night Live and stood center-stage at a Republican debate, Donald Trump is surging among Republicans likely to cast votes in the party’s presidential primary.

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InlandPolitics: Donald Trump moves higher in average of national polls

Polling

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 – 09:30 a.m.

Establishment efforts to derail GOP candidate Donald Trump appear to be having the opposite effect.

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InlandPolitics: Trump: You can add Connecticut and Virginia to the list

Polls

Thursday, October 15, 2015 – 09:15 a.m.

We’ve been talking about how national polling in the GOP presidential primary contest is somewhat irrelevant at this early stage, and it is.

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The Sacramento Bee: Californians like Jerry Brown, but not for president

Field Poll

Jerry Brown receives high marks from California Democrats for his job as governor, but nearly half say they don’t want him to run for president.

Capitol Alert
By David Siders
dsiders@sacbee.com
October 11, 2015

  • Democratic voters oppose governor getting into race 48 percent to 39 percent
  • Brown has repeatedly said he is not running for president
  • There is precedent for in-state voters opposing their governor running

Jerry Brown isn’t running for president. If he were, he’d have this humbling incongruity to consider: While California Democrats overwhelmingly approve of the job Brown is doing as governor, they don’t tend to see him as presidential material.

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InlandPolitics: GOP Poll Recap: Trump lead inches upward, state leads grow in number

Polling

Saturday, October 10, 2015 – 12:00 p.m.

The latest political obituary of Billionaire GOP Presidential Donald Trump, written by the establishment-leaning media and pundit corps, would appear to be, once again, premature.

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U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton delivers remarks at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's 38th annual Awards Gala in Washington October 8, 2015. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton delivers remarks at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s 38th annual Awards Gala in Washington October 8, 2015. Reuters/Yuri Gripas

By Alana Wise | Reuters
October 9, 2015

(Reuters) – Just days before she will take the stage in the first Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton’s lead over rival Bernie Sanders has narrowed, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.

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Field Poll

Capitol Alert
By Christopher Cadelago
ccadelago@sacbee.com
October 8, 2015

  • Poll shows general election voters could choose between two Democrats
  • It’s early: 34 percent of likely voters remain undecided

Two Democrats – state Attorney General Kamala Harris and Rep. Loretta Sanchez – hold the top two spots in the contest to replace U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, according to a new Field Poll.

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The Sacramento Bee: Trump, Carson, Fiorina lead poll in California

Field Poll

Capitol Alert
By David Siders
dsiders@sacbee.com
October 7, 2015

  • Political outsiders top field of Republican candidates for president
  • Field Poll illustrates tumult of primary campaign

Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina have surged in California, joining Donald Trump atop a crowded field of Republican presidential candidates in this late-voting but major donor state, according to a new poll.

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