MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

All Donald Trump Has To Do Is Look Presidential in a Debate

July 15th, 2015 Viewed 1589 times

What if the whole offensive rhetoric was both to cast out a position but also to get everyone talking about him and push him into the debates.  Then all he has to do is not come out that way in the debates, looking somewhat more measured and Presidential, and his polls go even higher…

Trump continues to be unpopular among the public at large, with negative marks outpacing positive ones 61-33. "Strongly unfavorable" views outnumber strongly positive ratings by a three-to-one ratio.  

From the Washington Post hat tip Ann Althouse

Of course, I’m also interested in seeing what would happen were he to keep this up.  Would the people respond to what they feel is someone that actually will speak his mind regardless of what the politicos say and give him a chance at the Presidency?  Would it increase the turnout in the General Election?

Get out the popcorn.

Maybe They Should Have Stood By Akin

October 2nd, 2012 Viewed 1985 times

It was just a few months ago that Mr. Akin became a national name by stating that women that are “legitimately” raped will not have child—something that he has since apologized for.  That hasn’t stopped it from being the source of a lot of jokes and derision or even being used in campaign ads against Republicans.

I mean, even multiple states away, in New York, former Congressman Dan Muffei is using Akin and trying to attach him and what he said to try to better his chances against incumbent Congresswoman Ann Marie Merkle—I just saw the ad this past Sunday!

No Matter What We He Chooses, He Loses

June 15th, 2009 Viewed 2057 times

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There’s this old saying, about being between a rock and a hard place.  Well, that’s where our new President is going to find himself very soon.

You see, no matter who the President is, there is a whole lot of difference between a candidate and an actual elected official.  The candidate, more times than not, says something to get elected that just will not be or should not be.  I knew this even when I was in high school!

Do You Believe This Poll?

November 1st, 2008 Viewed 1641 times

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According to John Zogby—the pollster who got the 2000 electoral contest closest—McCain has taken his first lead since the convention:

“Is McCain making a move? The three-day average holds steady, but McCain outpolled Obama today, 48% to 47%. He is beginning to cut into Obama’s lead among independents, is now leading among blue collar voters, has strengthened his lead among investors and among men, and is walloping Obama among NASCAR voters. Joe the Plumber may get his license after all. “Obama’s lead among women declined, and it looks like it is occurring because McCain is solidifying the support of conservative women, which is something we saw last time McCain picked up in the polls. If McCain has a good day tomorrow, we will eliminate Obama’s good day three days ago, and we could really see some tightening in this rolling average. But for now, hold on.”

Is McCain Headed For a Upset?

October 23rd, 2008 Viewed 1482 times

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Some would say yes.  What I found interesting was some of the commentary from Michael Barone.  Specifically:

And what about Barack Obama? In most of the presidential primaries, Sen. Obama received about the same percentage of the votes as he had in the most recent polls. The one notable exception was in New Hampshire, where Hillary Clinton’s tearful moment seems to have changed many votes in the last days.

On first glace this may give Republicans cause for concern—except if you realize that if a person only has 48% of the vote, and that’s all he’s going to get, then you’re candidate is going to win.

What’s Up With the Polls?

October 17th, 2008 Viewed 2160 times

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Last night I opened up the Drudge Report to find a crazy big red headline:

GALLUP SHOCK:  49 OBAMA, 47 MCCAIN WITH LIKELY VOTERS

Now, Rush Limbaugh has been saying for quite some time that the polls would get closer near the end because the race really is closer, but it’s only near the end that pollsters actually want to be closest to being right—because they want business.

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