Posts Tagged ‘lead’
President Obama plans to nominate James B. Comey, a former hedge fund executive and a former senior Justice Department official under President George W. Bush, to replace Robert S. Mueller III as the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to a person with knowledge of the selection. via NYTimes.com. James B. Comey, Jr. was United States Deputy Attorney General, serving in President George W. Bush's administration. Wikipedia Born: December 14, 1960 (age 52), Yonkers, NY Spouse: Patrice Failor (m. 1987) Education: University of Chicago Law School (1985), College of William and Mary (1982), University of Chicago
Holder appoints 2 prosecutors to lead leak probes
It seems like every poll tells the same story: “Big lead with women gives Obama an edge on Romney.” Republicans are losing women, the narrative goes. OK, so women are more likely to favor Obama at this point than Romney — but men are more likely to favor Romney than Obama and you never hear Democrats fretting that Obama is losing men. As Dick Morris explains in this video, the so-called gender gap between Romney and Obama is actually nothing new. Republicans have been more likely to lead among men and Democrats have been more likely to lead among women since about the time of Roe v. Wade. Morris notes that, in the latest Rasmussen poll, Obama runs 12 points better than Romney among women — just as, in 2008, he ran 12 points better than McCain among women. But McCain lost, you [...]
Despite being attacked by the media and competitors, Congressman Ron Paul retakes the lead in Iowa. We can here it now, Ron Paul, Ron Paul, Ron Paul. That chant is still ringing in our ears from the 2008 election and debates we covered. Well, We will be in the Ron Paul folks good graces for a time until we post a story that leaves Paul out or puts him in a negative light. Readers should take notice that we do not endorse candidates in the Primary, do not take direct funding from any candidate or PAC, and are not owned by a large conglomerate corporation. Editorial control rests in close proximity to this writers fingers. CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Just two weeks before Iowa’s first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses there’s a new leader, but the race remains “remarkably fluid,” [...]
PRINCETON, NJ -- After enjoying 14- to 15-percentage-point leads over Mitt Romney in early December, Newt Gingrich is now statistically tied with Romney in national Republican preferences for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination: 26% for Gingrich vs. 24% for Romney. This follows a steady decline in support for Gingrich in the past 10 days. via Gingrich's Lead Over Romney Among Republicans Collapses.
DES MOINES, Iowa – Herman Cain and Mitt Romney top The Des Moines Register’s new Iowa Poll, with the retired pizza executive edging the former Massachusetts governor 23 percent to 22 percent in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Cain has surged 13 percentage points since the first Iowa Poll of the caucus cycle, conducted in late June. His rise has come despite spending little time in Iowa recently, campaigning here just once since the Aug. 13 Iowa straw poll, where he placed fifth. Likewise, Romney has campaigned in Iowa just three times this year, but he retains a core network of supporters from his near-constant presence in the state during his first presidential bid four years ago. In the new poll, Congressman Ron Paul of Texas is the only other candidate in [...]
While former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney remains a front-runner in New Hampshire, Michele Bachmann climbed 8 points since May, to 11 percent, according to a Suffolk University/7NEWS (WHDH TV) poll of likely voters in New Hampshire’s GOP presidential primary. Bachmann’s gain was more than that of any other candidate. Romney, with 36 percent support, gained 1 point since Suffolk University’s last Granite State poll was released nearly two months ago. Feedback on debate Among those who watched the Republican Presidential debate in Manchester earlier this month, 33 percent said Romney won the debate, while 31 percent gave the win to Bachmann. With the exception of Romney and Bachmann, support for the 18 candidates tested remained in single digits. Tim Pawlenty slipped 3 [...]
Mitt Romney and Rep. Michele Bachmann lead in the year's first Des Moines Register Iowa Poll on the Republican presidential field. Romney has 23% and Bachmann has 22% among likely Republican caucus-goers. They are followed by Herman Cain at 10%, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul at 7%, Tim Pawlenty at 6%, Rick Santorum at 4% and Jon Huntsman at 2%. While these numbers are very big for Bachmann, they're just as good for Romney in that Pawlenty has gained little traction despite spending a lot of time in Iowa. via Romney and Bachmann Lead in Iowa.
Republicans hold just a four-point lead over Democrats on the Generic Congressional Ballot for the week ending March 27, 2011. It's the GOP's smallest lead since early October 2010. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey finds that 43% of Likely U.S. Voters nationwide say they would vote for their district’s Republican congressional candidate, while 39% would choose the Democrat instead. Republican support is down two points from last week. The GOP has been consistently ahead on the Generic Ballot since June 2009, leading by as much as 12 points and as little as three. The week before Election Day last November, support for Republicans peaked at 51%, the highest level of support either party has enjoyed in the last two years, but GOP support tapered off after [...]
Gallup is showing a big change in 2010 generic congressional ballot. The GOP is now six points ahead. Whats more is that while those who identify themselves as Republican, Democrat or Independent are nearly the same, Independents are more likely to vote Republican in the upcoming election. These numbers are near 1994 levels when Republicans took Congress. Gallup tracking of 2010 congressional voting preferences shows Republicans moving back ahead of Democrats, 49% to 43%, by two points their largest lead of the campaign to date. Registered voters' preferences had been closely divided for the last several weeks. These results are based on Gallup Daily tracking interviews conducted May 24-30. Republicans' largest advantage on the generic ballot prior to now was four points [...]