George Will says Minnesota will go to Governor Mitt Romney because of voter turnout among evangelicals due to a marriage amendment on the ballot
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Results of a newly released Quinnipiac University poll show an alarming trend as three potential swing-states appear to be moving toward the Obama camp as we approach the “four months out” stage in this presidential election cycle. Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania are leaning re-election and Mitt Romney looks to be losing momentum as his campaign moves into the final quarter.
It’s seems a little silly to be looking ahead to the 2016 presidential election when 2012 is still months away from being decided. Silly, yes; but we’re going to do it anyway. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie are the early front-runners in the 2016 presidential race according to a new poll released by Public Policy Polling. Clinton has a commanding lead among Democrats polling at 57% with Joe Biden a distant second at 14%. If she were to decide not to run, the race looks a little less clear. Biden would be the presumptive favorite, but the margin drops significantly. The Republican side of the ledger is a little tighter. Chris Christie comes in at 21% with Mike Huckabee and Jeb Bush on his heels at 17%. Santorum, Rubio, Ryan, and (Rand) Paul round out the list. The numbers for the Republican side, of course, assume that Mitt Romney is not running for re-election.
“Never-Wrong Pundit” Picks Obama to Win in 2012; First Time for Everything? UPDATE: Been-Wrong Pundit
Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain made an appearance on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace this morning and put his candidacy on full display for an electorate/viewing audience very much ready for a candidate to take command of the primary campaign. Opening the interview with a reference to his last appearance where he dropped the ball on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict saying “I’m exercising my right of return to your show.” While obviously scripted – and a little lame – Cain once again demonstrated that he’s a man not only comfortable in his own skin but also humble enough to own his missteps when they befall him.
The Hill has a list of “Ten Coveted Endorsements of Republicans Running for President.” If I’m writing about it, I think you can probably guess that I’m got a few problems with the list. In fairness to The Hill, the list says “coveted” – not “most coveted”, so I guess they left themselves some wiggle-room. Either way, I still have a few problems with their assessment.
Results of a new Gallup Poll show a “generic Republican” leading President Obama in the race for the White House. Forty-four percent of registered voters say they are more likely to vote for “the Republican Party’s candidate” and 39% for Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election, according to Gallup’s June update. The current five-percentage-point edge for the generic Republican is not a statistically significant lead, and neither side has held a meaningful lead at any point thus far in 2011.