March 24, 2015
Does CNN really think that Hillary will get 55% of the vote?
We've seen many polls lately, but the CNN "general election match ups" are ridiculous. Secretary Hillary Clinton beats Gov. Jeb Bush, Gov. Chris Christie, and Gov. Scott Walker, 55-40. She beats Sen. Rand Paul, 54-43, and Sen. Marco Rubio, 55-42. This is insane for two reasons. 1) We have not had a presidential candidate get 55% since President Reagan was re-elected with almost 60% in 1984. Furthermore, in 1988, seen by many as Reagan's third-term election, VP Bush beat Gov. Dukakis 53-46. Gov. Clinton got 43% in a three-way race with Perot in 1992 and was re-elected with less than 50%. Gov. Bush was elected in that "tie" of 2000 with 48% and was re-elected with 51%. Senator Obama won 52.8% in 2008 and was re-elected with 51% in 2012. 2) All of the other polls show Sec Clinton under 50%. It surprises me that no one at CNN looked at these results and immediately contacted the pollster and said:...(Read Full Post)