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    Carson Surges to 8 Point Lead Over Trump in Iowa

    Carson Surges to 8 Point Lead Over Trump in Iowa

    Trump responds exactly as expected

    The latest from Quinnipiac has Ben Carson leading Donald Trump in Iowa by eight points. Trump’s average Iowa lead has shrunk to a meager .7.

    Rubio and Cruz are the only other candidates in the double digits.

    According to the release:

    This compares to the results of a September 11 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University showing Trump at 27 percent with Carson at 21 percent.

    Today, Sen. Rand Paul is at 6 percent, with Carly Fiorina and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at 5 percent each. No other candidate tops 3 percent, with 3 percent undecided.

    Even more interesting how poorly Trump polls among women and that he’s earned 30% of the “no way” vote.

    Carson tops Trump 33 – 13 percent among women. Men are divided as 25 percent back Carson and 24 percent go with Trump.

    Carson tops Trump 33 – 13 percent among women. Men are divided as 25 percent back Carson and 24 percent go with Trump.

    Trump tops the “no way” list as 30 percent of Iowa likely Republican Caucus participants say they “would definitely not support” him for the GOP nomination. Bush is next on this “no way” list with 21 percent.

    For 28 percent of Republican Caucus-goers a candidate who shares their values is most important, while 23 percent most want a candidate who is honest and trustworthy.

    Carson shares their values, 84 percent of Republicans say, and 89 percent say he is honest and trustworthy, topping the GOP field for both qualities.

    Following the release of the Quinnipiac Poll, Trump’s Twitter account retweeted:

    “@mygreenhippo #BenCarson is now leading in the #polls in #Iowa. Too much #Monsanto in the #corn creates issues in the brain? #Trump #GOP”

    — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 22, 2015

    That tweet was later removed from Trump’s feed and followed by this one:

    Meanwhile, we’re all wondering what happened to Carly Fiorina who seems to have disappeared over the last few weeks.

    Professor Jacobson asks, “Carly Fiorina has fallen, can she get back up?” Click the link and take the poll!

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    PhillyGuy | October 23, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    I don’t think this is a one-off poll and I do think this should be of great concern for the Trump campaign. He is not doing well in Wisconsin either. As I have said before, the fight for the nomination in Iowa has only partially begun. The big money will be coming. Trump cannot just fly in, do a rally, fly out and expect to collect the votes he needs. He is actually going to have to do retail politics in that state.

    It’s hard to understand why Cruz is not doing better there. He is the kind of candidate that Iowans should like.


       
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      Barry in reply to PhillyGuy. | October 23, 2015 at 1:25 pm

      “He is not doing well in Wisconsin either.”

      What do you consider “doing well” in Wisconsin ?
      There have been very few recent polls in Wisconsin without a favorite son, only one I can find, from yesterday, which has Trump tied for 2nd place with Rubio at 18% and Carson in the lead at 20%. If that is not doing well your metric is different from mine.

      “Trump cannot just fly in, do a rally, fly out…”

      What makes you think that is trumps plan? Do you have any idea who and what trump has going on in Iowa?

      “It’s hard to understand why Cruz is not doing better there. He is the kind of candidate that Iowans should like.”

      I’ve always found Iowa to be a flakey place, really not worth much except for the position in the primaries.


         
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        PhillyGuy in reply to Barry. | October 23, 2015 at 2:42 pm

        Barry, I have no idea what Trump’s plan is. All I said is that he will need to do retail politics in the state and get ready for the ad blitz against him. If they want to be on the air in Iowa in February, they are going to need to buy the time soon. We’ve already heard that some Super PACS plan on running anti-Trump ads in that state. No doubt Rubio and Bush will spend money there too. It’s a quirky state with all the religious conservatives there. The positive for Trump is they are building a large campaign structure there precinct by precinct.

        Wisconsin is a different issue. He has not campaigned there at all. He may decide that the state is not worth his time (they have 42 delegates up for grabs) The primary is April 5th but the northeastern states all come right after that. The delegate haul there is enormous. He needs to get to 1144 to win the nomination.


           
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          Barry in reply to PhillyGuy. | October 23, 2015 at 9:00 pm

          “I have no idea what Trump’s plan is.”

          Actually, you do – “The positive for Trump is they are building a large campaign structure there precinct by precinct.”

          My real point however, trump is doing well in Wisconsin.

    It isn’t “acceptable” in polite society to support Donald Trump, I am told.

    America’s bullies – the sneering, “we know better than you” establishment classes – have made many cower in silence rather than proclaim that Trump is a tremendous presidential candidate and has earned their support.

    It is a replay of the worst aspects of high school peer-pressure, about what’s OK and what isn’t, based on selfish interests and prejudices.

    Well, enough of that. Trump is already changing America for the better – and is encouraging us to boldly stand up for our beliefs about what’s best for our nation and best for our fellow Americans.

    So let’s get right to it. Shifting America back on course requires Donald Trump as the Republican nominee. Not only is he the only Republican candidate who could win the general election, but he is the only choice Republican voters should consider (and should consider themselves lucky to have on their side).

    In no particular order, here are the top 20 reasons why:

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/10/22/20-reasons-donald-trump-2016/


       
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      Ragspierre in reply to Gary Britt. | October 23, 2015 at 3:40 pm

      http://therightscoop.com/levin-rips-donald-trump-to-shreds/

      And nothing has changed. Duh Donald is a dangerous. Obama dangerous.

        I want everyone to know, Rags, your link is FOUR YEARS OLD & you learned yesterday that Levin is supportive of Trump’s Supporters & his 2016 run for President.

        What a deciever you are…


           
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          Ragspierre in reply to VotingFemale. | October 23, 2015 at 9:06 pm

          I want everyone to you you were challenged to name anything that Levin said four years ago that was a lie.

          You could not.

          Levin is NOT “supportive” of T-rump.

          You are a liar.

            Rags you ignorant slu*t.

            If your claim that Levin doesn’t support Trumps immigration plan and Trumps tax plan is truthful then it should be easy for you to pkst a link from 2015 where Levin criticizes Trump and reasserts the things from 2012. Since the only link you have is so old clearly you are telling lies about what Levin says today. So that makes you what? Can you say LIAR.


           
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          Ragspierre in reply to VotingFemale. | October 24, 2015 at 12:10 pm

          http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2015/09/29/mark_levin_donald_trumps_tax_plan_is_reaganesque.html

          Why not go to Levin’s actuality on taxes, you stinking liar?

          Levin: “Do I prefer a Flat Tax; YES! Do I prefer a Fair Tax; YES!”

          Of course, the lying T-rump had…in turn…pretended to favor REAL tax reform like those above, before settling on “his” code dicking “plan”. Which is almost the same as Bush’s “plan”. And both leave the IRS intact.

          Levin: “This is where I have a disagreement with Donald Trump. Everybody…pretty much…otta pay something in taxes”…and etc. This, of course, is where REAL conservatives have issues with the NOT T-rump plan, which is NOT real reform at a time when we should militate for real reform. Being a CPA, I can see where you’re a reactionary in defense of your rice bowl.

          Levin also admits that he’s no tax maven, notes that Bush’s tax plan is about 3% different, etc. Since Reagan was WRONG on tax policy, calling T-rump’s plan Reaganesque is not a compliment if you’re actually a conservative (which we know you’re not, lying liar).

          NOT T-rump’s tax plan has been scored by a conservative tax policy outfit. They show that…if it were made law…it would result in even higher deficits that we have now.

          Analysis shows it is NOT a “tax the rich” plan as T-rump lied it was, but would actually leave the rich better off. Couple that with making MORE of America NON-payers for their federal government, you can see where the NOT revenue neutral scoring would have to be.

          IF you were not a dishonest puke.


             
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            Barry in reply to Ragspierre. | October 24, 2015 at 2:42 pm

            Rags quotes Levin as follows:
            Levin: “Do I prefer a Flat Tax; YES! Do I prefer a Fair Tax; YES!”

            He left out the very next statement “But this is a good plan”

            Wonder why?

            From the link provided by Rags:
            Mark Levin:

            “It’s a hellava plan” (5 seconds in)

            “Let me tell you the strong things in this” (15 seconds in)
            “7 brackets to 4”
            “and the top rate is 25%”

            “Do I prefer the flat tax, yes. Do I prefer the fair tax, yes. But this is a good plan” (about 1 minute in)

            I encourage everyone to listen to the whole thing, about 5 minutes.

            Is it my favorite plan, no. I prefer a simple consumption based tax plan. That is a difficult proposition however. Trumps plan (yes it is his plan regardless of who helped or created idea’s, to say otherwise is just more disinformation) is an improvement over what we have now, and is doable in that it does not require a constitutional amendment. My preference does, and it ain’t likely to happen anytime soon.

            So, change the current system, and work for a better one requiring amendment.

            Sum it up, Mark Levin said “It’s a hellava plan”.

            Everything else is dis-information.


             
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            Barry in reply to Ragspierre. | October 24, 2015 at 2:43 pm

            Oh darn, sorry I left out:

            “IF you were not a dishonest puke”, you would include Levin’s complete comment.


             
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            Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | October 24, 2015 at 8:43 pm

            But, Barry, you poor delusional liar, I did include the whole Levin statement.

            Did you miss the link?


             
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            Barry in reply to Ragspierre. | October 25, 2015 at 1:25 am

            But, Rags, you poor delusional liar, you did not include the whole Levin statement.


             
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            Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | October 25, 2015 at 10:07 am

            No, Barry, you lying liar.

            I didn’t transcribe the whole Levin actuality.

            I DID include it. And, as always, I invited everyone to access it.

            You’ve become such a stinking liar as your TDS has advanced. Sad, really.


             
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            Barry in reply to Ragspierre. | October 25, 2015 at 2:14 pm

            Liar.

            You left it out on purpose because it suits your fake narrative. It was a clear part of what Levin was saying.

            What and why you left it out is clear for everyone to see.


             
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            Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | October 25, 2015 at 3:36 pm

            I have no “fake narrative”, you filthy lying liar.

            My comments are very clear, without artifice, and open to HONEST counterpoints.

            You’re lying. You’re using the pretext that I did not transcribe Levin’s actuality, which is a pure piece of bullshit on your part in searching for a lie to smear me over.

            I referred everyone to the Levin program segment, which is how you got your lying bullshit.

            You fail to address the OTHER elements of the same comment, including the quote from Levin that he’s not a tax guy.

            The NOT T-rump tax plan is almost identical to the Jeb! and Rubio plans, with very little distinctions between them, and fewer likely to emerge from Congress.

            You’ve really gone deep diving in the T-rumpian cess pool. Poor idiot.


             
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            Barry in reply to Ragspierre. | October 25, 2015 at 6:16 pm

            “I have no “fake narrative”, you filthy lying liar.”

            You left out the whole statement, you know, the part that says “But this is a good plan”.

            Period, lie by omission, and you new exactly what you were doing.

            You’re a liar. A filthy one at that.


             
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            Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | October 25, 2015 at 6:37 pm

            Again, you’re just lying, Barry.

            The whole actuality is in my post, where all (including you, you filthy liar) could go to it for reference.

            Which in fact you did.

            My point was…and it still IS…that Britt lied about Levin “loving Trump’s tax plan”. He approves of it generally with several of the EXACT same criticisms I and others here have been making since it came out.

            AND, again, he notes the frog-fur distinctions between the NOT T-rump “plan” and Jeb!’s “plan”.

            Neither of which he considers his choice…which, like me, is real reform.

            You not only have gone diving in the T-rumpian cess pool, you’ve inhaled.


             
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            Barry in reply to Ragspierre. | October 25, 2015 at 8:05 pm

            Again, you’re just lying, Rags.

            Rags: “My point was…and it still IS…that Britt lied about Levin “loving Trump’s tax plan”.”

            Marl Levin: “It’s a hellava plan” , “But this is a good plan”

            At guess it all depends on how you define “love”.
            If Britt made that claim, “love”, it was in another thread, not in this one that I can find.

            You purposely left out Levin saying it was a good plan because that fit your BS narrative, that Levin trashed trumps tax plan. A lie of course, perpetrated by the commenter that always accuses everyone else of being a liar. You included nothing in your original comment that indicated anything positive from Levin, even though your link is just that.

            It is clear to anyone what you tried to do.


             
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            Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | October 25, 2015 at 8:11 pm

            The whole actuality is in my post, where all (including you, you filthy liar) could go to it for reference.

            Which in fact you did.

            You not only have gone diving in the T-rumpian cess pool, you’ve inhaled.


             
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            Barry in reply to Ragspierre. | October 25, 2015 at 10:15 pm

            The whole deception is in your post, where all (including you, you filthy liar) could go to it for reference.

            You not only have gone diving in the TDS pool, you’ve inhaled.


             
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            Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | October 25, 2015 at 10:55 pm

            The whole actuality is in my post, where all (including you, you filthy liar) could go to it for reference.

            Which in fact you did. Liar.

            You not only have gone diving in the T-rumpian cess pool, you’ve inhaled.

    i before e except after c… yeesh


     
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    ZurichMike | October 23, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    Reagan did not win the Iowa primary, but became President. Huckabee and Santorum did win the Iowa primary on different occasions. They are not President.

    ‘nuf said.


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